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CarAdvice podcast 31: 2018 Mustang leaked, Kodiaq review, WRC and LA report, and LHD conversions!

Paul returns from the LA Motor Show and gives us his hits and misses, and Dave is fresh (and dusty) from the WRC. In car news this week, we feature the 2018 Ford Mustang details being leaked, 2017 Suzuki S-Cross and Holden Barina pricing and specs, Dodge Charger and Challenger being investigated for a RHD conversion, 2018 LDV T60 ute is revealed and the Honda Jazz infotainment unit gets an update, but it's missing something very important! We talk to James Ward about the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq, which he drove on its launch in Minorca...

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

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

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...

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"...

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...

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...

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...

2016 Suzuki Baleno pricing and specifications

The all-new 2016 Suzuki Baleno is now on sale in Australia, starting at a sharp $16,990 drive-away for the base GL manual variant. After the model's initial details were teased last week, Suzuki has finally released full pricing and specifications data for its new model, which slots somewhere between the light and small hatch segments...

New Suzuki Grand Vitara no closer

Suzuki appears no closer to introducing a replacement for its ageing Grand Vitara SUV, which has been on the stage in its current generation since 2005. But, despite the lack of an all-new offering on the horizon, the head of Suzuki's local arm remains upbeat about the current model's sales pace...

Suzuki Ignis still on wish list for Australia

The funky new Suzuki Ignis is still on the radar for a potential Australian launch, according to the company’s local arm. Andrew Moore, general manager of Suzuki Australia, told CarAdvice today that while the model is still not confirmed for our market, he’d like to see the Ignis join the brand’s SUV range alongside the current S-Cross, Vitara and Grand Vitara...