2015 Ford Territory Review

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2015 Ford Territory Review

It’s exactly 10 years since the Ford Territory was released in 2004 as a landmark vehicle for Australia. After decades of locally built small cars and large sedans, the Territory arrived not only as the country’s first homegrown SUV but also one offering rear-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive...

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Suzuki Vitara here around mid-2015 with Juke and Trax in its sights
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Suzuki Vitara here around mid-2015 with Juke and Trax in its sights

The reborn European-made Suzuki Vitara will arrive in Australia just after the middle of 2015 priced aggressively from as little as $23,000, and will lure younger buyers with its interesting cabin personalisation and brand-leading technologies such as Apple CarPlay and MirrorLink...


Subaru Forester tS : 300 STI-tuned special edition SUVs for Japan only
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Subaru Forester tS : 300 STI-tuned special edition SUVs for Japan only

Japanese customers have been treated to the Subaru Forester tS – an STI-tuned special edition with sporty styling and mechanical enhancements. Distinguishing the Forester tS from the outside are STI and tS badges, cherry red pinstripes on the black front grille and rear bumper, unique front and rear lower spoilers, metallic silver fog light surrounds and lower door mouldings, and black side skirts, mirror caps and roof spoiler...


Land Rover to complain about copycat Land Wind X7: report
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Land Rover to complain about copycat Land Wind X7: report

The boss of Land Rover says his company will complain to Chinese officials about the Land Wind X7 SUV, which he has accused of “copying” the design of the Range Rover Evoque. Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth says the Chinese-made Land Wind X7 – which bears more than a striking resemblance to the British Evoque – represents a breach of intellectual property laws...


Clawsome? Kia Sorento X-Men edition to feature at 2015 Australian Open
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Clawsome? Kia Sorento X-Men edition to feature at 2015 Australian Open

Movie car tie-ins are an interesting beast. Sometimes the car is featured in the film and there is sufficient demand from the public to encourage the manufacturer to continue the celluloid experience with a special edition. Other times, the car has no relevance to the movie and is just created for curious marketing purposes...


Volvo XC60 D5 Luxury Review: Shaving weekender
Rating: 810 /10
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Volvo XC60 D5 Luxury Review: Shaving weekender

James realises he can't pull off shabby chic, so takes the Volvo XC60 in search of a good shave.

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Mercedes-AMG confirms ‘green monster’ for production
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Mercedes-AMG confirms ‘green monster’ for production

If you remember the manic Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6, you probably thought to yourself: ‘I wonder if they’ll make a more hardcore four-wheel version of the standard G63 AMG G-Wagen?’. According to Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who spoke exclusively with CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, there will be a four-wheel-drive version of the Mercedes-AMG G63 6x6 in the near future...


Holden in line for German-built flagship SUV due by 2018
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Holden in line for German-built flagship SUV due by 2018

Holden could get a new German-built flagship SUV before the end of the decade after the boss of parent company General Motors confirmed Opel would begin production of the model by 2018. GM CEO Mary Barra (below) announced the new SUV would be built at Holden sister brand Opel’s headquarters in Russelsheim, Germany, and would be “the brand’s second flagship alongside the Insignia”...


Kia KX3 baby SUV outed in China
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Kia KX3 baby SUV outed in China

Kia has previewed a brand new sub-compact SUV similar in size to the Mazda CX-3, though for our Australian readers there is a catch — this isn’t the version Kia will sell in the West.  Called the Kia KX3, the baby SUV concept premiered today in Guangzhou may be a concept in name, though it looks every bit the production car and even incorporates existing Kia powertrain technology...


2016 Ford Explorer : New look, new technology for updated large SUV
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2016 Ford Explorer : New look, new technology for updated large SUV

The 2016 Ford Explorer has made a big statement at the Los Angeles auto show, introducing a tough new exterior, loads of technology, a new four-cylinder EcoBoost petrol engine, and a new luxury flagship variant. The Explorer becomes the third large seven-seat SUV premiered by Ford in less than a week, following the Ranger-based Everest and the three-row Edge that both bowed in China...


Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium: A week with Dr Dave
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium: A week with Dr Dave

How much different is the new Subaru Forester 2.0 XT Premium to it's 2006 predecessor? Old Subaru owner Dr. Dave puts the new one to the test in this Guest Review.

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2014 Subaru Forester - A Week with Dr Dave
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2014 Subaru Forester - A Week with Dr Dave

Dr Dave currently drives a 2010 Subaru Forester, so we’ll get him to drive a new 2014 Forester XT around for a week to see what he thinks. What are the differences, what does he like and not like, would he consider upgrading to the new model.


2015 Mazda CX-5 details revealed
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2015 Mazda CX-5 details revealed

Australia’s best selling SUV has been given an update for 2015 both inside and out with the Mazda CX-5 making its debut at the Los Angeles auto show today. The 2015 Mazda CX-5 update introduces moderate changes to the exterior while the interior benefits from improvements throughout the cabin...


2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7: pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7: pricing and specifications

Holden has announced a series of upgrades for its Colorado ute and Colorado 7 SUV models aimed at improving their urban drive comfort and increasing their overall appeal. Chief among the changes is a new comfort suspension package that has been added to the LTZ variants of the Colorado. Crucially, the suspension enhancements don’t affect the Colorado's 3500kg towing capacity...


Mercedes-Benz GLA45: Week with review
Rating: 910 /10
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Mercedes-Benz GLA45: Week with review

Sing, dance and act? Is the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 a real triple-treat for the road?

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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG : Review
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Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG : Review

Performance. Practicality. Versatility. Can one car do it all? James takes on the Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG compact SUV crossover to see if it is a legitimate triple threat...


Waiting list out to six months for Nissan Qashqai Ti
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Waiting list out to six months for Nissan Qashqai Ti

Hot demand for flagship versions of the UK-built Nissan Qashqai crossover SUV has pushed the waiting list out as far as six months. As we noted at launch, the new model that premiered here in July as a replacement for the Dualis comes particularly well-specified in Ti petrol and TL diesel forms, a fact that Australian buyers seem to be noticing...


Ford Everest is the Territory for today’s SUV buyer, says company
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Ford Everest is the Territory for today’s SUV buyer, says company

The new Ford Everest is the Territory for today’s SUV customer, the company believes. Following its most extensive customer research program ever for a vehicle developed in Asia Pacific, Ford says part of the market has shifted from demanding a comfort-oriented soft-roader towards a more rugged type of SUV with greater versatility and go-anywhere potential...


Maserati Levante : Cayenne-chaser spotted testing
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Maserati Levante : Cayenne-chaser spotted testing

Don't worry: Maserati isn't planning a jacked-up version of its Ghibli sedan... this is a prototype mule for the Italian brand's upcoming Levante SUV. The weird double-decker roof design you see in our spy images, combined with the elevated suspension and extra weight, aim to mimic the Levante's higher centre of gravity and frontal area as Maserati tests various aspects such as chassis, drag and aerodynamic stability...


2015 Ford Everest revealed
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2015 Ford Everest revealed

The all-new Ford Everest promises to be one of the most capable, technologically advanced, safest and most fuel efficient SUVs of its kind when it launches in Australia and throughout Asia and Africa in 2015. As with the Ranger ute on which its based, the 2015 Ford Everest owes much to the team at Ford Australia, which took the lead role in its design and engineering...