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Lexus LX450d diesel launches in India, still off the cards for Australia

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Lexus LX450d diesel launches in India, still off the cards for Australia

Availability of the diesel-powered Lexus LX450d has expanded to the Indian market this week, but, despite being offered in New Zealand, it remains off the cards for Australia. Powered by the same 200kW/650Nm 4...

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Ssangyong Y400 SUV to be revealed in Seoul
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Ssangyong Y400 SUV to be revealed in Seoul

The SsangYong Y400 SUV will be revealed in production form at the upcoming Seoul motor show, the company announced this week. Set to become the new flagship in the Korean brand's line-up, the Y400 - which is still to be given a showroom name - will sport styling elements inspired by the LIV-2 concept revealed at last year's Paris motor show...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2013-2015 Nissan Murano recall for steering fix
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2013-2015 Nissan Murano recall for steering fix

Nissan has issued a recall for 426 of its Murano SUVs built between November 2013 and February 2015 over concerns the power steering hose could leak, resulting in a loss of steering assistance. The Japanese manufacturer reports the power steering high pressure hose could detach over trim due to incorrect clamp fittings, which in turn could cause the power steering fluid to leak...


2017 Nissan Pathfinder review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder review

It's a fresh new look for a familiar face. The Nissan Pathfinder gets more power and torque, along with better efficiency, but is it enough to bring it to front of mind for buyers?

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$41,990 - $69,190

2018 Kia 'Stonic' spied again
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2018 Kia 'Stonic' spied again

A new city-friendly crossover, rumoured to be branded as the Kia Stonic, has been spied undergoing testing in Europe. The new model will sit below the Sportage in Kia's SUV range, and will share its underpinnings with Hyundai's new global sub-Tucson crossover, which was last spied in January...


Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba comparison
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Honda HR-V VTi-L v Mazda CX-3 Akari v Mitsubishi ASX XLS v Toyota C-HR Koba comparison

Small crossovers are a vogue segment, drawing buyers up from lower hatchbacks and down from bigger SUVs alike. The newest entrant, creating significant buzz, is the Toyota C-HR. Australia’s biggest-selling brand has taken its time joining the fray, but based on our favourable first impression, it has been well worth the wait...


2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD review

The base model isn't usually the best car in the range, but that may not be true of this, the 2017 Mazda CX-9 Sport AWD.

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$46,490

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X: V6-powered seven-seater rejoins local range
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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X: V6-powered seven-seater rejoins local range

The Hyundai Santa Fe Active X has returned to the range this week, bringing back the company's naturally-aspirated 3.3-litre V6 as a permanent resident in its large SUV range. Starting from $40,990 before on-road costs, the front-wheel driven Santa Fe Active X sits between the all-wheel drive 2...


2017 Honda CR-V seven-seater teased in Thailand
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2017 Honda CR-V seven-seater teased in Thailand

The next-generation 2017 Honda CR-V has been teased in Thailand, with seven seats and a turbo-diesel engine. As reported by Paul Tan's Automotive News in Malaysia, the new CR-V teased during the Thai launch of the Civic hatch differs slightly from the recently-revealed US-market model, which is five seats only and doesn't offer the option of a diesel mill...


2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Subaru Forester XT Premium review

The Subaru Forester XT Premium range-topper is getting on in years, but remains a compelling package for those after a tough and practical crossover with some punch off the line.

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$48,290

Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider
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Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider

Audi is set to introduce three all-new electric vehicles by 2020, and the company’s chairman, Rupert Stadler, reckons the market is ready for it. Audi’s first pure EV will be a “pure electric SUV with a luxury character”, Stadler said when speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show – but he confirmed that it won’t be the most expensive SUV in the company’s line-up...


2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Lexus RX200t F Sport review

It's the first time we've seen the F Sport variant in the Lexus RX range. How does it stand up to its European rivals?

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$74,540 - $92,990

2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience
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2017 Geneva motor show: Epic from-the-show-floor experience

If you don't already know, Geneva is in Switzerland. And while some Aussies might miss having motor shows here in Oz, few will see that as enough of an excuse to splash out to attend a major international one. Luckily, this year's 2017 Geneva motor show (on until March 19) was my first, and it was so good, I didn't want anyone to miss out...


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed v Holden Trailblazer LTZ comparison

Read the full article here If you’ve outgrown your large SUV, there’s only one way to move and that’s up. And, two manufacturers battling for your hard-earned rugged SUV dollars are Mitsubishi and Holden. The 2017 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has reigned supreme in this segment in terms of value for money and drivability, but does the revised 2017 Holden Trailblazer have the goods to knock it off its perch?    ...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing and specs
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a refreshed look and new equipment to the popular nameplate. Kicking off at $47,500 for the entry-level Laredo V6 petrol with rear-wheel drive and climbing to $91,000 for the V8-powered SRT performance hero, prices for the Grand Cherokee have risen by a marginal $500-$1000 depending on variant...


Volvo XC40 key to brand’s growth plans: CEO
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Volvo XC40 key to brand’s growth plans: CEO

The small SUV craze won't be slowing anytime soon, and luxury brand Volvo is counting down the hours in anticipation of its new addition, the Volvo XC40. The all-new Volvo XC40 that is set to be unveiled within the next two months – likely at the Shanghai motor show in China, as the car will be built there, sharing parent company Geely’s small car platform – and Volvo Cars CEO Hakan Samuelsson reckons the new small SUV will be vital as part of the company’s growth plans...


2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review six and farewell
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review six and farewell

Five months and 8000km on, we say goodbye to our 2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL.

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$38,450

Citroen C5 Aircross sketched ahead of Shanghai debut
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Citroen C5 Aircross sketched ahead of Shanghai debut

The upcoming Citroen C5 Aircross SUV has been teased in sketches ahead of its debut at this year's Shanghai motor show in April. Released shortly after the presentation of the C-Aircross concept in Geneva - which is believed to preview the SUV-styled replacement for the C3 Picasso MPV - the renderings of the C5 Aircross closely resemble the Citroen Aircross concept that was shown at the 2015 Shanghai motor show...


2017 Lexus NX200t Luxury AWD review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Lexus NX200t Luxury AWD review

Is the smallest Lexus SUV a real contender against premium and mainstream rivals?

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$53,550 - $58,140