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2018 Seat Arona goes official in Barcelona

The 2018 Seat Arona has been officially revealed in its home market of Spain this week, slotting below the larger Ateca in the company's line-up...

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Audi Q2, Q5, Mini Countryman, Skoda Kodiaq score five-star ANCAP rating
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Audi Q2, Q5, Mini Countryman, Skoda Kodiaq score five-star ANCAP rating

A slew of new European SUVs have been awarded five-star safety ratings by independent crash-testing authority ANCAP this week - including the Audi Q2 and Q5, Mini Countryman and Skoda Kodiaq. Both the Audi Q2 and Q5 received praise for their autonomous emergency braking (AEB) systems, which operate at speeds of up to 85km/h and feature pedestrian detection technology...


Audi, Hyundai, Mazda, Renault, Tesla nominated for Good Design Awards
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Audi, Hyundai, Mazda, Renault, Tesla nominated for Good Design Awards

Finalists for Australia's 2017 Good Design Awards have been announced, and several automotive manufacturers have products in line for the win. In the automotive and transport division, the Audi A5/S5, Q2, Hyundai i30, Mazda CX-5, Renault Megane and Tesla Model X are all nominated for the award, which the organisation says reflects excellence in architectural design, digital and communication design, and emerging areas of design such as business model innovation, social innovation and design entrepreneurship...


Seat Arona leaked in online images
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Seat Arona leaked in online images

The Seat Arona small SUV has been leaked online this week, giving a first look at the Spanish company's rival to the Nissan Juke, which is set to debut in the coming months. Images published by MQB-Coding & Retrofit show the stylish crossover in silver, looking very much like a baby version of the larger Ateca - Seat's twin-under-the-skin to the Volkswagen Tiguan...


2017 Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI Edition 1 review
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2017 Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI Edition 1 review

With the all-new Q2, Audi has adopted a brand-new design language in the hope of attracting an entirely new new buyer; a younger hipper crowd.


Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI v Mini Cooper Countryman comparison
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Audi Q2 1.4 TFSI v Mini Cooper Countryman comparison

Small SUVs, especially 2WD variants, are something of an anomaly in the makeup of the modern motoring landscape. They rarely offer the same space or practicality as a comparable hatchback, and they almost never deliver driving ability or comfort anything like that of an SUV. Therefore, in objective terms, they don’t seem to do anything especially adeptly – on paper at least...


Audi wary of 'youth focused' styling: older buyers find it appealing too
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Audi wary of 'youth focused' styling: older buyers find it appealing too

Audi has made it clear that there's a fine line between youthful design and creating cars that older people will buy to feel young, and it's something the company is clearly wary of...


2017 Audi Q2 option packages detailed
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2017 Audi Q2 option packages detailed

Option packages for the 2017 Audi Q2 range have been revealed at the new SUV's local launch. The five option packages range from $990 to $2500, and focus on various aspects from technology to styling. First and cheapest of the quintet is the Assistance package ($990), which brings a number of driver assistance and safety technologies - though admittedly some of these should be standard...


2017 Audi Q2 2.0 TDI Sport quattro review
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2017 Audi Q2 2.0 TDI Sport quattro review

Audi's smallest SUV is pitched at the young of age and young at heart, but is it worth the near-$50k price tag?


Audi sticking by Q2 pricing strategy
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Audi sticking by Q2 pricing strategy

Audi's local arm has defended its premium price positioning for the all-new Q2 baby SUV, saying it will go with "what the market wants" rather than try to directly compete with more affordable mainstream rivals...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 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...


Audi Australia's 2017 launch offensive outlined
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Audi Australia's 2017 launch offensive outlined

Audi Australia is set to launch its new S4 sedan and Avant (picture above) in a few days time, but the performance mid-sizer is just the first part of a remarkably busy new model rollout plan covering the first half of the year...


2017 Audi Q2 pricing and specs: Launch Edition opens baby SUV line-up
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2017 Audi Q2 pricing and specs: Launch Edition opens baby SUV line-up

Pricing and equipment details for the all-new 2017 Audi Q2 have been confirmed today, ahead of the new baby SUV's February 24 on-sale date. As revealed during the 2017 Q2's glitzy first Australian appearance in September last year, the range will kick off from $41,100. (All prices exclude on-road costs.) That spend will get you into the front-wheel-drive Q2 Design 1...


Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety
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Euro NCAP: Audi Q2, A5, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq, Peugeot 3008 score five stars for safety

Euro NCAP, sister organisation to the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has released safety ratings for some of the latest models from numerous brands, including the Audi Q2, Ford Edge, Hyundai Ioniq and Suzuki Ignis...


Audi Q2 positioning won't cannibalise Q3 sales
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Audi Q2 positioning won't cannibalise Q3 sales

Audi Australia’s communications boss says the new Q2 SUV should attract new buyers to the brand rather than eating into sales of the larger Q3, despite the two models starting less than $2000 apart. Anna Burgdorf, general manager of corporate communications for Audi’s local arm, told CarAdvice at the preview event for the all-new Q2 SUV in Sydney this week the company is targeting a different type of buyer with the new model...


2017 Audi Q2 here in February: $41,100 starting price for new baby SUV - UPDATE
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2017 Audi Q2 here in February: $41,100 starting price for new baby SUV - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article didn't include claimed European fuel consumption figures for the 1.4 TFSI model, and didn't mention the inclusion of Cylinder-on-Demand (COD) technology for the entry-level variant. See article for details The 2017 Audi Q2 will become the company’s “most attainable” SUV model when it arrives in Australia in February next year, starting at $41,100 plus on-road costs...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 2, 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 Audi Q2 makes Australian debut at Hamilton Island Race Week
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2017 Audi Q2 makes Australian debut at Hamilton Island Race Week

The first 2017 Audi Q2 in Australia has begun a tour down the east coast ahead of its official launch in February next year. Making its debut at the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in Queensland, the Q2 has been soaking up some Aussie sun and giving locals a first look at the new SUV before it hits showrooms...


Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia

The vital new Volkswagen small SUV rival for top-selling models such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V has again been spied undergoing development testing in disguise. The new little sibling to the Tiguan medium SUV will likely share much with the next-generation Polo hatch, meaning it'll probably utilise a version of the ubiquitous MQB matrix architecture...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more

Welcome to episode 13 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Paul Maric and Mandy Turner discussing the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans...