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11 strange car names: What were they thinking?

When it comes to naming a car, sometimes a manufacturer gets it right. Think of the Rolls Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Aventador or Aston Martin Vanquish. They're names that just roll off the tongue. But sometimes they get it horribly wrong, like the amphibious crossover, Tang Hua Detroit Fish (above)...

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2017 Suzuki S-Cross pricing and specs: Turbocharged SUV on sale in Australia
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2017 Suzuki S-Cross pricing and specs: Turbocharged SUV on sale in Australia

Australian pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Suzuki S-Cross range have been revealed this week, with the revamped SUV starting from $27,990 plus on-road costs. The two-tier range is exclusively powered by the 1.4-litre 'Boosterjet' turbocharged petrol engine also used in the Vitara S Turbo, producing 103kW of power at 5500rpm and 220Nm of torque between 1500 and 4000rpm through a six-speed automatic transmission...


2016 Suzuki Vitara diesel recalled: 32 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2016 Suzuki Vitara diesel recalled: 32 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - This article originally stated 47 vehicles were affected by this recall. A representative from Suzuki Australia has since confirmed the number is 32 units. See article for details. Suzuki has recalled 32 of its diesel-powered Vitara SUVs over concerns an incorrect software program could cause a loss of power...


2017 Suzuki S-Cross confirmed for Australia, launching November
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2017 Suzuki S-Cross confirmed for Australia, launching November

The updated and facelifted 2017 Suzuki S-Cross has been confirmed for the Australian market, and will launch locally on November 22. Few details have been released regarding local specifications, though Suzuki has confirmed all S-Cross variants in Australia will be offered with the 1.4-litre Boosterjet turbo petrol engine available in the Vitara S Turbo, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission...


2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Suzuki Grand Vitara Sport Review

Eleven years on the current-generation Suzuki Grand Vitara still claims to be the king of small-budget, mid-sized SUV practicality with big off-roading capabilities. But has it evolved enough to keep pace with the times?

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$30,990

Toyota and Suzuki to investigate green vehicle, safety, IT partnership
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Toyota and Suzuki to investigate green vehicle, safety, IT partnership

Yesterday, the heads of Toyota and Suzuki announced that the two car makers will begin investigating a new partnership focusing on safety, green cars and information technology. According to the two companies, the automotive industry is "changing drastically and rapidly in an unprecedented fashion"...


2016 Suzuki Vitara Range Review
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2016 Suzuki Vitara Range Review

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara has been a bit of a hit for the Japanese brand – it seemingly has the right blend of pricing, styling and robustness that buyers are warming to. The range of Suzuki Vitara models is expansive, with three engine options, front- and all-wheel-drive derivatives, and pricing ranging from just over twenty grand all the way up to the mid thirties, so your budget may dictate which Vitara you buy...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

Read the full article here. Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Making headlines this week, new vehicle sales in Australia were up 1.3 per cent in September, keeping us on track for a record breaking 2016. Toyota was the most popular brand and the Mazda 3 was the best selling vehicle...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 7, 2016

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...


2017 Suzuki Ignis confirmed for Australia, launching first quarter next year
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2017 Suzuki Ignis confirmed for Australia, launching first quarter next year

Suzuki Australia has at last confirmed it will introduce the funky Ignis SUV in early 2017. First revealed at last-year’s Tokyo motor show, the little Ignis has been under a cloud of doubt for Australia until this week. The company hopes to build on the 4...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

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...


2017 Suzuki Ignis - 2016 Paris Motor Show
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2017 Suzuki Ignis - 2016 Paris Motor Show

MORE: 2016 Suzuki Ignis revealed MORE: Suzuki Ignis news MORE: Suzuki news, reviews, video and pricing...


2016 Suzuki Vitara Range Review
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2016 Suzuki Vitara Range Review

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara has been a bit of a hit for the Japanese brand – it seemingly has the right blend of pricing, styling and robustness that buyers are warming to. The range of Suzuki Vitara models is expansive, with three engine options, front- and all-wheel-drive derivatives, and a price range from just over twenty grand all the way up to the mid-thirties, so your budget may dictate which Vitara you buy...


Proton, Lotus up for sale; Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Suzuki interested - report
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Proton, Lotus up for sale; Peugeot-Citroen, Renault, Suzuki interested - report

Proton and Lotus, both owned by Malaysian conglomerate DRB-Hicom, are reportedly being shopped around to rival automakers. Insider sources have told Reuters that DRB-Hicom has recently sent out partnership proposals to 20 automakers. So far, three car companies have shown interest: Renault, Suzuki, and the PSA Group, which consists of Peugeot, Citroen and DS...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 17

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review
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2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review

Suzuki has found their mojo again, and off the back of the successful Vitara launch comes the new Baleno light hatch. Available in two models, the top-spec GLX Turbo seen here, the Baleno offers impressive comfort, equipment and value for buyers.  ...


2017 Suzuki Swift Sport spied in Europe
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2017 Suzuki Swift Sport spied in Europe

A prototype believed to be the next-generation 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport has been spied for the first time during hot weather testing in southern Europe. Compared to the regular Swift prototype spied in March, this vehicle sports a more prominent front spoiler with larger air intakes, side skirts, and a fatter rear bumper with two large exhaust pipes on each side...


Honda Jazz v Suzuki Baleno comparison
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Honda Jazz v Suzuki Baleno comparison

If you're in the market for a city-friendly car that's bigger inside than you’d think, then look no further: the 2016 Honda Jazz and the 2016 Suzuki Baleno are here to help. As we’ve come to find out, both of these city cars – the Honda built in Thailand and the Suzuki built in India – have above-average interior space, meaning both will likely appeal to buyers who want a light car that isn’t light on practicality...


2016 Suzuki Baleno GL Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Suzuki Baleno GL Review

Suzuki has launched its latest light car in Australia, we get behind the wheel of the Baleno GL...

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$15,990 - $16,990

2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo Review

The reborn Suzuki Baleno city car is a likeable option in a competitive market segment...

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$21,990