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Mercedes-Benz GLB badge trademarked - report

German car maker Mercedes-Benz has reportedly trademarked the name GLB, which could hint at the introduction of a new SUV to sit between the GLA and GLC crossovers...

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2016 Fiat 500X Lounge Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Fiat 500X Lounge Review

Cheap and cheery? Well.. cheery at least. The Fiat 500X Lounge SUV asks a premium price, but is it a premium option?

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$38,000

2016 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review
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2016 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review

Read the article here. If you’re like me, every dollar counts. Getting value for money is important, whether you’re buying a coffee or if you’re looking for a new car, particularly if you want a seven-seat SUV. That’s where this car comes in. The Nissan X-Trail is one of the most affordable name brand, mid-size SUV’s on the market...


Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Six features of new cars that make parenting easier

Children and cars can be a stressful combination - and it doesn't seem to matter whether you're heading off on a long-distance trip or ducking out for what should be a quick trip to the shops. Some days, being a parent is challenging and anything that makes your day a little easier is much appreciated...


Jaguar F-Pace Australian demand running hot
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Jaguar F-Pace Australian demand running hot

Australian demand for the soon-to-launch Jaguar F-Pace crossover is running hot, as the quarter-three launch creeps closer. The first Jaguar crossover SUV will be the rejuvenated British luxury brand’s top-seller here, over the XE sedan. It’ll be a rival for the Porsche Macan and, to a less degree, the Mercedes-Benz GLC...


Family 4x4 SUV Comparison: Ford Everest v Isuzu MU-X v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport v Toyota Fortuner v Nissan Patrol
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Family 4x4 SUV Comparison: Ford Everest v Isuzu MU-X v Mitsubishi Pajero Sport v Toyota Fortuner v Nissan Patrol

The current-day SUV boom isn’t all about softer, more car-like high-riding options designed with little more than a school run in mind. For many buyers out there, a family 4x4 still needs to be a proper off-roader, a tough-as-nails workhorse that blends a modicum of urban comfort with proper skills off the beaten path and has the ability to confidently and consistently tow loads...


2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design: Long-term report one
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design: Long-term report one

Why go to IKEA when all the best bits can come to you? The 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design joins the CarAdvice family.

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$122,950

Nissan Navara SUV wagon may never come to Australia
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Nissan Navara SUV wagon may never come to Australia

The forthcoming Nissan Navara NP300 ute-based SUV may never come to Australia, despite the popularity of rugged off-roaders in our market. As you can read and see here, Nissan is developing a new seven-seat ladder-framed off-roader to take on the Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Holden Trailblazer, based the the NP300 Navara’s chassis as a spiritual successor to the old Pathfinder...


Haval H9 gets 'surprise' four-star ANCAP rating
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Haval H9 gets 'surprise' four-star ANCAP rating

Crash safety watchdog ANCAP this week awarded the Haval H9 large SUV a four-star rating, a score that has surprised and disappointed the new-to-market Chinese company. The four-star result came from local testing — the first independent safety rating of the H9 in the world...


Nissan Qashqai could get upmarket variant, 2017 facelift to gain driverless tech - report
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Nissan Qashqai could get upmarket variant, 2017 facelift to gain driverless tech - report

Japanese manufacturer Nissan is looking to introduce a flagship Qashqai variant that would take on the likes of the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, according to a new report out of the UK. Previewed by the Qashqai Premium concept at the Geneva motor show in March, the premium variant of Nissan’s popular SUV could be on European roads by around 2017 or 2018...


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4Matic: Week with Review

If you never thought you could afford a Mercedes-Benz SUV, think again. Mandy spends a week with the practical and zippy 2016 Merces-Benz GLA250 4Matic…...

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$59,900

2016 Subaru Forester tS: $54,990 STI special in Australia from June
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2016 Subaru Forester tS: $54,990 STI special in Australia from June

The new limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS special will be priced in Australia from $54,990 plus on-road costs, the company's local arm has confirmed. Revealed in late 2014 for the Japanese market, the special STI-tuned Forester tS was confirmed for an Australian launch during last year's international first drive of the new Levorg wagon...


2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X: diesel joins Australian range
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2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X: diesel joins Australian range

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara small SUV range is now available with a diesel engine, complementing the just-introduced S Turbo petrol variant and rounding out the line-up. The new flagship Suzuki Vitara RT-X diesel variant gets a 1.6-litre DDiS direct-injected turbo-diesel engine with 88kW of power at 3750rpm and 320Nm at 1750rpm — 100Nm more than the 1...


2013 Holden Trax recalled for wiring issue
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2013 Holden Trax recalled for wiring issue

Holden is recalling six vehicles from its 2013-model year ‘TJ’ Trax SUV line over concerns that loose wiring could affect the car’s steering. The car maker reports that, due to a manufacturing fault, an electrical wiring harness connector may not be completely secured to the steering column...


2016 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Nissan X-Trail ST-L Review

The Nissan X-Trail is a popular choice for medium SUV buyers. But if you want a seven-seat, is it worth forking out for the ST-L variant over the entry-level ST?

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$38,090

2016 Mazda CX-9 loads up on segment-best safety tech
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2016 Mazda CX-9 loads up on segment-best safety tech

The upcoming Mazda CX-9 SUV will be one of the safest vehicles in its class when it goes on sale mid-year, thanks to its i-ActivSense safety suite. Mazda is claiming its next-generation SUV will feature luxury, safety and affordability that is ahead of all its competitors...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack 2.0TDI v 2016 Subaru Outback 3.6R Comparison

Read the article here. Australian buyers have been bashing down the doors at dealers, rushing madly to secure the keys (or keyless fobs) to large SUVs over the past decade without so much as a backward glance. The harsh reality, though, is most of those buyers don’t really need a large SUV...


2016 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for airbag fix - UPDATE
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2016 Volkswagen Touareg recalled for airbag fix - UPDATE

Update: The majority of affected Touaregs haven't been sold yet. See bottom of article for details Volkswagen is recalling 59 vehicles from its 2016 Touareg SUV line over concerns that the fabric of the side airbag could tear. The manufacturer reports that in the event of an accident, the fabric of the side airbag may tear during deployment...


2014 Mitsubishi Challenger recalled for child seat anchor fix
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2014 Mitsubishi Challenger recalled for child seat anchor fix

Mitsubishi is recalling six of its 2014 model-year 'PC' Challenger SUVs over concerns that the child seat anchor points do not comply with Australian regulations. The Japanese manufacturer reports that the weld nuts for the child restraint anchor may be missing on both the driver and passenger side rear anchor points, which violates Australian regulations...