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Range Rover LWB SVR : High-performance flagship SUV spied

Land Rover appears to be working on an even more powerful and exclusive version of its luxury Range Rover SUV, as these images reveal. Captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers entering Jaguar Land Rover’s test facility at the Nurburgring in Germany, the test vehicle wears plastic camouflage on its bonnet, door, side, tailgate and rear bumper panels...

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Nissan sub-compact crossover concept comes into focus
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Nissan sub-compact crossover concept comes into focus

Nissan has released a second teaser image of its new sub-compact crossover concept seven days out from its debut at Brazil’s Sao Paulo motor show. The Japanese car maker followed up last week’s shadowy image with another equally veiled shot today, though digitally brightening it brings much of the car’s design into focus...


2015 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications
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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

The updated 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan is hitting showrooms now, with all models gaining vital new equipment. As CarAdvice has previously reported, all 2015 Tiguan models gain a reverse-view camera, rear parking sensors and touchscreen media system, and the additional gear has attracted a price increase of between $500 and $1500, depending on the model...


Isuzu MU-X joins Colorado 7 in third-row seatbelt recall
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Isuzu MU-X joins Colorado 7 in third-row seatbelt recall

The Isuzu MU-X has been recalled to correct a defect with its third-row seatbelts. The recall affects 4703 Isuzu MU-X SUVs in Australia, and follows a notice issued by Holden last week calling back 3116 of its related Colorado 7 models to address the same problem...


2015 Range Rover Sport : New entry model, hybrids join updated line-up
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2015 Range Rover Sport : New entry model, hybrids join updated line-up

The 2015 Range Rover Sport line-up has been expanded with the introduction of a new entry variant and two new hybrids. Land Rover Australia has also boosted the specification of the SE, HSE and HSE Dynamic variants, claiming to add more than $6000 of equipment to each with no price changes...


Australia's love affair with SUVs is stronger than ever
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Australia's love affair with SUVs is stronger than ever

September was the first positive sales month for Australia’s new vehicle market in all of 2014, but more marked was the even greater increase in SUV sales. It’s no secret that these high-riding vehicles, no matter the size or capability, are increasingly the new default family cars. But SUV deliveries last month across various segments were particularly notable...


Haval headed to Australia with H2, H8, H9 SUVs
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Haval headed to Australia with H2, H8, H9 SUVs

China’s number one SUV brand, Haval, has confirmed its entry into the Australian market. Haval today invited media to a launch event in the Yarra Valley at the beginning of December, where it’s expected to introduce its range, announce its dealer network, and outline its targets and ambitions...


Suzuki Grand Vitara replacement unlikely
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Suzuki Grand Vitara replacement unlikely

A larger SUV to sit above the newly unveiled Suzuki Vitara appears an unlikely prospect, according to the Japanese company’s executive vice president, Toshihiro Suzuki. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice earlier this month at the Paris motor show, Suzuki suggested the company is still thinking about the concept of a larger SUV to replace the current Grand Vitara...


Volvo XC90 : Car maker adds 1300 workers, third shift to meet SUV demand
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Volvo XC90 : Car maker adds 1300 workers, third shift to meet SUV demand

Strong demand for the all-new Volvo XC90 has prompted the Swedish car maker to add a third shift and 1300 extra jobs to its Torslanda plant in Gothenburg. The new working agreement will be introduced in the first quarter of 2015 to align with the start of production of the second-generation XC90 luxury SUV, which debuted in August and goes on sale in Australia in May...


Hyundai Australia says $50K is no longer a barrier for buyers
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Hyundai Australia says $50K is no longer a barrier for buyers

Hyundai Australia claims buyers are no longer concerned about spending more than $50,000 on their cars. The company's local chief operating officer John Elsworth said at the launch of the updated 2015 Santa Fe that the sales figures show that customers are no longer pensive about purchasing a Hyundai vehicle with a price tag starting above $50,000, and the company claims that is good news ahead of the Genesis luxury sedan launching in November...


Jeep launches Blackhawk special editions in Australia
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Jeep launches Blackhawk special editions in Australia

Jeep has added to the appeal of its range with introduction of the distinctive, special edition Blackhawk trim package. The Blackhawk variants are based on Jeep's Wrangler Overland, Grand Chrokee Laredo 4x4 and the Compass and Patriot Sport CVT models. Jeep Australia told CarAdvice the recently released Cherokee diesel and its petrol sibling missed the cut-off point for Blackhawk editions...


Nissan teases sub-compact crossover concept
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Nissan teases sub-compact crossover concept

Nissan has teased a new sub-compact crossover concept in the lead up to its world premiere at the Sao Paulo motor show in Brazil later this month. The shadowy teaser image reveals few details of Nissan’s latest show car, though hints at its adventurous nature by revealing its roof rails, muscular rear wheel arches, and high ride height...


Holden Barina and Trax recalled
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Holden Barina and Trax recalled

A recall has been issued for manual versions of the Holden Trax baby SUV and Holden Barina city car over an ignition barrel issue, with a total of 9188 cars are affected in Australia. The recall notice - posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recalls.gov...


Holden Colorado 7 recalled over third-row seat problem
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Holden Colorado 7 recalled over third-row seat problem

A recall notice has been issued for the Holden Colorado 7 SUV due to an issue with the car's third-row seating. The notice - posted on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recalls.gov.au website - states that Colorado 7 vehicles produced between 24 January 2012 and 24 September 2014 are affected by a fault with the rearmost seat belts...


Land Rover considering baby SUV for expanded Discovery 'family'
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Land Rover considering baby SUV for expanded Discovery 'family'

The Land Rover Discovery family of vehicles will grow to include at least three variants, and the British brand has highlighted the potential for an all-new compact entry model. Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern insisted the brand’s leisure-focused family of vehicles would grow beyond the current mid-sized Discovery Sport (which will replace Freelander 2 next year) and the larger Discovery...


Hyundai Santa Fe SR revealed ahead of early 2015 debut
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Hyundai Santa Fe SR revealed ahead of early 2015 debut

A new sports version of the Hyundai Santa Fe family SUV, the new 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR, is set to be added to the South Korean brand’s local range from early next year. The Santa Fe SR is the fourth SR model to join the brand’s ranks, following on from the Accent SR, i30 SR and Veloster SR Turbo...


Kia Sorento: runout SUV gets free family pack
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Kia Sorento: runout SUV gets free family pack

The runout Kia Sorento has scored a free family pack valued at $3400 to sweeten the deal on the ageing SUV before the new model arrives early next year. The Sorento’s family pack includes an alloy nudge bar, side steps, tow bar kit, cargo mat, floor mats and weather shield set. It is standard on all Sorento models across the outgoing range...


Land Rover Discovery Sport : British brand considering sporty Audi SQ5 rival
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Land Rover Discovery Sport : British brand considering sporty Audi SQ5 rival

Land Rover is considering a more performance-oriented version of the new Discovery Sport to rival the likes of the Audi SQ5. Land Rover director of programs Murray Dietsch admitted that the mid-sized Discovery Sport (pictured) was not an “outwardly sporty vehicle”, but responded “I’d like to one” when asked about the possibility of a more powerful variant...


Jeep Grand Wagoneer : Seven-seat SUV to fight luxury brands
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer : Seven-seat SUV to fight luxury brands

A new large seven-seat SUV that will be known as the Jeep Grand Wagoneer is set to give the US off-road specialist brand a rival to the European luxury brands. The development of the long-awaited range-topping model that will sit above the Grand Cherokee in the Jeep line-up and offer a three-row, seven-seat layout is progressing according to plan, according to Jeep president and CEO, Mike Manley, who told CarAdvice at the 2014 Paris motor show the Grand Wagoneer will play an important role when it launches in 2018...


Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X
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Fiat to expand Abarth with speedy 500X

Fiat will increase its presence in the performance arena through its Abarth sub-brand, with the Italian company suggesting the new Fiat 500X model will spawn a go-fast variant. Fiat head of European design Roberto Giolito told CarAdvice that Abarth cannot be limited only to the 500 hatchback with its 595 derivatives. “The Abarth vision is not only based on 500s...