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Jeep Wrangler Polar edition arrives for winter

The Jeep Wrangler Polar edition has blown into Australian showrooms a few weeks out from the start of winter. Priced $3000 above the Wrangler Overland on which it’s based, the limited edition Polar is available in two-door ($45,500) and four-door ($50,000) body styles and is fitted with a range of unique features and styling elements inspired by the harsh climate of Antarctica...

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Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class : Full gallery and new details
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Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class : Full gallery and new details

The Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV has been unveiled at the 2014 Beijing auto show, revealing new design and performance details of the car that previews next year’s all-new MLC-Class luxury crossover. Revealed two weeks ago in a single image, the complete gallery uncovers the concept’s swoopy rear end, which features a heavily raked rear windscreen and a stubby, high-mounted boot lid lip that’s highly reminiscent of the MLC’s natural rival, the BMW X6...


Honda HR-V return confirmed
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Honda HR-V return confirmed

The Honda HR-V nameplate will return to Australia for the first time in 14 years in 2015, to be used for the Japanese car maker's new sub-compact SUV. CarAdvice reported in February that Honda Australia was planning to revive the HR-V badge for the Jazz-based model that is called the Honda Vezel in Japan...


2015 Subaru Outback revealed
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2015 Subaru Outback revealed

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback has been revealed at the 2014 New York auto show, 20 years after the first ever Outback model was revealed in the Big Apple. The new Subaru crossover wagon carries more of the XV-style body cladding that we've come to expect, with new dark plastic protection plastics on the body sills and front and rear bumper bars...


Family SUV Comparison : Toyota Kluger v Nissan Pathfinder v Jeep Grand Cherokee v Ford Territory v Holden Captiva 7 v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-9
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Family SUV Comparison : Toyota Kluger v Nissan Pathfinder v Jeep Grand Cherokee v Ford Territory v Holden Captiva 7 v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-9

In 2013 large SUV models formed the fourth most popular segment in the country. Fast forward to first quarter 2014 and the large SUV class is now the second most popular, overtaking utes and light cars. Australians clearly love big, high-riding practical cars, purchasing more than 10,000 large SUVs each month. Seven of the top 10 selling large SUV models are tested here...


Volkswagen Touareg facelift brings fresh looks, new technology
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Volkswagen Touareg facelift brings fresh looks, new technology

The updated Volkswagen Touareg will show off its refreshed styling and new technology when it debuts in Beijing this weekend. Bi-xenon headlights feature as standard inside the Touareg’s reshaped headlamp clusters, which now connect from top to bottom with the edges of the new four-slat radiator grille...


Land Rover Discovery Sport confirmed to replace Freelander in 2015
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Land Rover Discovery Sport confirmed to replace Freelander in 2015

The Land Rover Discovery Sport name has been confirmed to adorn the brand’s next-generation compact SUV. Land Rover design director Gerry McGovern made the announcement at the New York auto show where the British SUV maker is currently showcasing the Land Rover Discovery Vision concept (pictured bottom), which previews the design of the new Discovery ‘family’...


2015 Nissan Murano revealed
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2015 Nissan Murano revealed

The 2015 Nissan Murano completes a hectic period of new-generation activity for the Japanese brand’s SUV line-up. Revealed on the eve of its public debut at the 2014 New York motor show, the Murano follows recently released versions of the Qashqai/Dualis, X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol...


Mercedes-Benz to hunt luxury rivals with expanded SUV range
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Mercedes-Benz to hunt luxury rivals with expanded SUV range

Mercedes-Benz Australia says its days as an SUV minnow are coming to an end. Last week’s launch of the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (pictured above) marked the beginning of a strong SUV product offensive from the German luxury marque in which it will double its SUV line-up in the space of two years...


Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class confirmed for Australia in 2016
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Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class confirmed for Australia in 2016

There will be pent-up demand for the all-new Mercedes-Benz MLC-Class when the swoopy large SUV arrives in Australian showrooms in 2016, according to one of the brand’s leading executives. Mercedes-Benz Australia corporate communications senior manager David McCarthy admitted the production version of the Concept Coupe SUV (pictured above) answered calls from customers for a BMW X6-style vehicle from the three-pointed star brand...


Lexus NX officially revealed : NX200, NX200t, NX300h variants confirmed
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Lexus NX officially revealed : NX200, NX200t, NX300h variants confirmed

The Lexus NX has been officially revealed just hours after leaked images of the all-new premium mid-sized SUV appeared online. With its toned-down but still sharp and assertive styling largely uncovered by earlier leaks, the big news is in the additional details released by the Japanese car maker, which will present its new model in public for the first time at the Beijing auto show on April 20...


2014 Chery J11 :: pricing and details
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2014 Chery J11 : pricing and details

The Chery J11 compact SUV has been updated for 2014, with a new look, more equipment, a new more efficient engine and revised pricing. The Chinese-made Chery compact SUV boasts a more modern front-end design with revised headlights including integrated LEDs, a new chrome-lined grille and a more streamlined front bumper...


Lexus NX revealed :: all-new SUV revealed in 300h F Sport guise
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Lexus NX revealed : all-new SUV revealed in 300h F Sport guise

Images of the Lexus NX have leaked online, revealing the production model’s interior and exterior styling for the first time days out from its official unveiling. The leaked car – scanned from the pages of L’automobile Magazine – is a Lexus NX300h F Sport: a hybrid variant of the Japanese manufacturer’s all-new mid-sized SUV fitted with the performance-themed styling kit...


Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV targets BMW X6
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Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV targets BMW X6

There's a new coupe-inspired SUV on the block: meet the Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV. The new Mercedes-Benz Concept Coupe SUV is a style-focused "coupe" version of the ML-Class model which is set to be revealed at the Beijing auto show later this month. A single image of the Concept Coupe SUV was revealed by Mercedes-Benz CEO Dieter Zetsche at Daimler AG annual shareholder's meeting...


Isuzu MU-X to continue Morcombe family child safety crusade
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Isuzu MU-X to continue Morcombe family child safety crusade

Isuzu Ute Australia has donated a new seven-seat MU-X to Bruce and Denise Morcombe to assist them in their child safety education campaign associated with the Daniel Morcombe Foundation. Replacing a D-Max ute with almost 60,000km on the clock, the brand new Isuzu MU-X SUV was presented to the Morcombes to help them and the foundation named after their teenage son Daniel continue an education and awareness campaign teaching children about personal safety and awareness, including cybersafety and phone safety...


Popular large SUVs struggle in small overlap front crash test
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Popular large SUVs struggle in small overlap front crash test

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjynD0ZW420 Just two of the nine large SUVs put through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s small overlap front crash test have earned the top rating, while a number of popular models have disappointed with ‘poor’ and ‘marginal’ scores...


Land Rover reveals virtual Transparent Bonnet technology
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Land Rover reveals virtual Transparent Bonnet technology

Land Rover has revealed new augmented reality technology that effectively makes a car’s bonnet ‘see-through’, allowing under-car terrain to be ‘virtually’ visible from inside the cabin...


Audi TT crossover concept headed to Beijing
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Audi TT crossover concept headed to Beijing

Another Audi TT-based concept is being readied for release, with sketches of a crossover-style vehicle appearing on the luxury German car maker’s press website. Unaccompanied by any additional information, the trio of sketches were captioned “Audi Showcar Beijing 2014”, pointing to an April 20 unveiling...


2014 BMW X1 gains standard eight-speed auto, extra equipment
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2014 BMW X1 gains standard eight-speed auto, extra equipment

A standard eight-speed automatic transmission, trim and styling tweaks, and enhanced equipment levels headline the upgrades to the 2014 BMW X1. The six-speed manual transmission has been dropped from the premium compact SUV line-up, though BMW Australia has retained the X1’s $46,300 starting price...


Lexus NX SUV teased ahead of Beijing debut
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Lexus NX SUV teased ahead of Beijing debut

The first image of the Lexus NX in production trim has been released ahead of its world premiere at the Beijing auto show later this month. Set to reach Australia either late this year or early in 2015, the Lexus NX will sit beneath the larger RX in the Japanese luxury car maker’s line-up, targeting the likes of the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Range Rover Evoque...