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2018 Ford EcoSport pricing and specs - UPDATE

UPDATE: Article now updated with pricing for the 2018 Ford EcoSport. The slow-selling Ford EcoSport small crossover SUV has finally received a much-need mid-life update to make it more competitive against the Mazda CX-3, Hyundai Kona and co...

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2018 BMW X1 sDrive18i on sale from $45,900
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2018 BMW X1 sDrive18i on sale from $45,900

The 2018 BMW X1 range will be bolstered by the arrival of a new sDrive18i entry-level model in February, starting at $45,900 before on-road costs - $4000 more affordable than the sDrive18d variant. Powering the new price leader will be the 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol used in various Mini models, developing 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque...


2013-17 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags
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2013-17 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags

Mitsubishi Australia has issued a recall for 20,187 vehicles from its 2013 to 2017 'NW' and 'NX' Pajero model line as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. This latest notice refers to the less-serious (but still potentially dangerous) 'beta' airbags, in this case fitted on the passenger's side...


2018 Jaguar F-Pace scores five stars in ANCAP testing
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2018 Jaguar F-Pace scores five stars in ANCAP testing

The 2018 Jaguar F-Pace has scored five stars in ANCAP's safety testing, with the rating applying to the entire range. Jaguar's top-seller achieved 93 per cent for adult occupant protection and 85 per cent for child occupant protection, along with an 80 per cent rating for pedestrian protection...


MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating
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MG ZS gets four-star ANCAP rating

The new MG ZS has scored a disappointing four stars in ANCAP safety testing, while the Holden Equinox and Hyundai Kona managed five-star ratings. Hindering the MG's success was a below-average 10.46 out of 16 for the frontal-offset test, which saw insufficient inflation of the passenger's airbag, causing the dummy to 'bottom out'...


2018 Volvo XC40 review
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2018 Volvo XC40 review

Volvo is looking to the 2018 XC40 to pour a lot of volume into its future sales. And, as first impressions go for this all-new offering, it's in with a very good chance.


2018 Lamborghini Urus revealed
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2018 Lamborghini Urus revealed

The Lamborghini Urus – the first Raging Bull SUV of the modern era – has been revealed, with deliveries slated to begin next year. Under the bonnet, the Urus is powered by a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 cranking out 485kW of power at 6000rpm and 850Nm of torque between 2250rpm and 4500rpm. Lamborghini says the Urus weighs under 2200kg, and can accelerate from 0-100km/h in 3...


2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross pricing and specs
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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, set to land on December 22. At launch, the range will start with the front-wheel drive LS, priced from $30,500 before on-road costs. Although it's technically the entry-level model, you get plenty of standard equipment for your money...


2018 Nissan Qashqai review
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2018 Nissan Qashqai review

The facelifted 2018 Qashqai gets a fresh look, more kit and new tech. It's a good thing, but is it a standout option in the small SUV segment?


2018 Nissan Qashqai pricing and specs
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2018 Nissan Qashqai pricing and specs

Australian details for the updated 2018 Nissan Qashqai range have been revealed, with the revised SUV to kick off at $26,490 plus on-road costs. The price of entry is up $500 over the outgoing model, though the increase is offset by extra equipment and several upgrades to improve ambience and noise, vibration harshness (NVH) levels...


Electrified Jeep Wrangler coming in 2020
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Electrified Jeep Wrangler coming in 2020

Jeep has confirmed a plug-in hybrid version of the just-unveiled Wrangler will be released in 2020 Speaking to media at the launch of the new Wrangler at the Los Angeles motor show, Jeep president and CEO, Michael Manley, said the plug-in off-roader demonstrates a desire to future-proof the model, and a chance to explore the benefits of electrification for serious off-roaders...


2018 Subaru Ascent unveiled
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2018 Subaru Ascent unveiled

The new three-row Subaru Ascent has been unveiled at the 2017 Los Angeles motor show, serving as a replacement for the long-departed Tribeca. Riding on a 2890mm wheelbase and boasting 4350 litres of passenger volume, the new Ascent is said to be largest Subaru of all time. The Liberty, for sake of comparison, has a mere 2751mm wheelbase...


2018 Range Rover Sport pricing announced
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2018 Range Rover Sport pricing announced

Local pricing information for the 2018 Range Rover Sport has been revealed this week, ahead of an Australian launch in April 2018. There will be six different trim levels on offer in the revised Sport lineup, running from entry-level S to range-topping SVR. The 'base' Sport S starts at $95,100 (+$4,200) with the 177kW SD4 turbo-diesel, and jumps to $97,100 for the 221kW Si4 petrol...


2017 LDV D90 pricing and specs
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2017 LDV D90 pricing and specs

Local details for the 2017 LDV D90 have been revealed this week, with the Chinese SUV to kick off from $36,990 drive-away. Serving as the brand's flagship, the D90 is a full-size seven-seater to challenge the likes of the Mazda CX-9, Toyota Kluger and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport...


2018 Range Rover pricing revealed
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2018 Range Rover pricing revealed

Local details for the revised 2018 Range Rover line-up have been revealed this week, ahead of an Australian launch early next year. The revised Range Rover lineup will be available in Vogue, Vogue SE, Autobiography, SVAutobiography and SVAutobiography Dynamic trims with the standard wheelbase, and SVAutobiography trim as a long-wheelbase model...


2018.5 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing and specs
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2018.5 Mitsubishi Outlander pricing and specs

The revised MY18.5 Mitsubishi Outlander range has landed in Australia, re-introducing of the ES badge and bringing a lower starting price. The range now starts with the two-wheel drive ES five-speed manual at $27,990 (all pricing is drive-away, unless otherwise specified). Power comes from a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 110kW and 190Nm on tap...


2018 Jaguar F-Pace 25t R-Sport v Porsche Macan (4cyl) comparison
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2018 Jaguar F-Pace 25t R-Sport v Porsche Macan (4cyl) comparison

You could pitch an XJR against a Panamera, or an F-Type against a Boxster or Cayman. Yet the absolute domination of SUVs in today’s sales numbers suggests the most relevant Jaguar versus Porsche comparison pits the F-Pace against the Macan. Many automotive purists would prefer neither existed, believing them to be a slight on two brands with impeccable sporting pedigrees...


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross diesel not on the radar for Australia
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross diesel not on the radar for Australia

Mitsubishi Motors Australia says a diesel powertrain is unlikely to feature in the new Eclipse Cross SUV. Speaking to media in Melbourne, James Tol, head of product planning for Mitsubishi Australia, said a lack of buyer interest means the range isn't likely to include a diesel option. "It's not on our radar," Tol said...


2018 Renault Koleos review: Intens diesel
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2018 Renault Koleos review: Intens diesel

Does new-found oiler power justify the $3500 premium ask the new Intens Diesel commands at the top of the Renault Koleos tree?


2016-17 Toyota C-HR, Tarago recalled
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2016-17 Toyota C-HR, Tarago recalled

Toyota Australia has issued separate recall notices for the C-HR and Tarago, for faults with the electric parking brake and seatbelt anchorage bolt respectively. According to the company, the process for installing the reversing camera on local Taragos involves the removal and re-installation of anchor bolts for the left-side seatbelts...