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Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report

The XC40 is the first small Volvo SUV, and it's about to become the brand's first all-electric vehicle, according to a new report out of the UK...

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Volvo XC40: New variants confirmed for Australia
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Volvo XC40: New variants confirmed for Australia

The local Volvo XC40 range will be bolstered by the addition of a new 'T4' petrol offering and the 'Inscription' trim grade later this year. A keen-eyed CarAdvice reader noticed the new offerings during a visit to a dealer in Canberra, and Volvo Australia has since confirmed the additional variants will be coming later this year, though it wouldn't elaborate any further...


2018 Skoda Karoq review: Australian first drive
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2018 Skoda Karoq review: Australian first drive

Simply clever, they say. Is the new 2018 Skoda Karoq worth your shopping consideration? Jez Spinks jumps behind the wheel for a first drive, to see what it's got. MORE: Karoq news, reviews, comparisons and videos MORE: Everything Skoda...


2019 Renault Kadjar spied
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2019 Renault Kadjar spied

The updated Renault Kadjar has been spotted during development testing in Europe, giving us an early look at what to expect from the refreshed crossover. It appears the majority of the changes will be focused on the front- and rear-end styling – hence the concentration of black-and-white camouflage in those areas – with a design more in keeping with the company's newest models, namely the Megane hatchback and Koleos SUV...


2018 Honda HR-V: Initial details for Australia, here in August
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2018 Honda HR-V: Initial details for Australia, here in August

Honda Australia has released preliminary information for the updated 2018 HR-V range, headlined by the standard fitment of autonomous emergency braking (AEB), along with a new sport-themed RS trim grade. Previously reserved for higher-grade models, all versions of the MY18 HR-V get city-speed AEB as standard – operating at speeds of less than 30km/h using a windscreen-mounted laser radar...


2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed on global corporate site
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2019 Suzuki Jimny revealed on global corporate site

The all-new Suzuki Jimny has been revealed on the company's global and Japanese websites, ahead of a full launch in July. In terms of design, there's no real surprises here considering we've seen the final look on several occasions through spy images and leaks in the Japanese media...


2019 DS 3 Crossback spied
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2019 DS 3 Crossback spied

A camouflaged prototype believed to be the upcoming DS 3 Crossback has been spied again, this time on the tarmac. Said to be based on the PSA Group's new Common Modular Platform (CMP) – which will soon underpin a range of models including the next-generation Peugeot 208 and Opel Corsa – the DS 3 Crossback will rival the likes of the Audi Q2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA when it hits the market sometime in 2019...


2019 Jaguar E-Pace updated with new engine, bound for Oz
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2019 Jaguar E-Pace updated with new engine, bound for Oz

Jaguar has announced a handful of updates for the E-Pace, including a new entry-level petrol engine and adaptive suspension, for the European market. UPDATE, 11:51am: Jaguar has confirmed the new P200 will be coming to Australia. Details have been added to the end of the story. The new Ingenium four-cylinder turbo petrol produces 147kW of power, good for a claimed 7...


Kia Niro EV: New details revealed at Busan motor show
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Kia Niro EV: New details revealed at Busan motor show

The Kia Niro EV has been presented at the Busan motor show in Korea this week, accompanied by new details regarding additional variants and the driver-assistance technologies on offer. It appears the Niro EV has a lot in common with the Hyundai Kona Electric, with Kia confirming the electric SUV's 150kW/395Nm electric motor which exclusively drives the front wheels – contrary to previous coverage suggesting it would feature the Ioniq Electric's lower-output 88kW/295Nm unit...


2018 Toyota C-HR v 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 4WD Wagon comparison
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2018 Toyota C-HR v 1988 Toyota Corolla SR5 4WD Wagon comparison

Over time, we have forgotten the meaning of what an SUV is. Look up your average dictionary and it will tell you it’s a "rugged vehicle with a truck-like chassis and four-wheel drive, designed for occasional off-road use". Now put that description to the likes of the Suzuki Ignis, Mazda CX-3 or Nissan Juke...


Nissan Kicks 'Color Studio' launches in the US
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Nissan Kicks 'Color Studio' launches in the US

Personalisation is popular in small cars at the moment, with a growing number of manufacturers offering colourful design elements and packages to help buyers make their vehicle stand out. Nissan has pushed that idea to a new level with the Kicks Color Studio...


2019 Suzuki Jimny spied in factory yard, dash detailed – UPDATE
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2019 Suzuki Jimny spied in factory yard, dash detailed – UPDATE

UPDATE (1/6/18): A CarAdvice reader has submitted images from a Japanese magazine which give a closer look at what to expect from the new Jimny, see bottom of article for details. A whole bunch of next-generation Suzuki Jimny SUVs have been spied sitting at the back of the company's factory...


2019 Audi SQ2 spied inside and out
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2019 Audi SQ2 spied inside and out

A prototype believed to be the upcoming Audi SQ2 has been spied again in Europe, this time inside and out. While this vehicle looks like a standard version of the Q2, there are some clues indicating underneath the understated skin is a powerful little beast...


2019 Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with new 1.8L diesel
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2019 Mazda CX-3 launches in Japan with new 1.8L diesel

The facelifted 2019 Mazda CX-3 range has launched in the company's home market of Japan, hinting at what's to expect from the updated crossover when it arrives in Australian showrooms later this year. Headlining the upgrades are a new 1.8-litre turbo diesel, new active safety equipment, and more upmarket trimmings and finishes throughout the cabin...


Citroen Cactus Black launches from $30,990
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Citroen Cactus Black launches from $30,990

Citroen has announced the special-edition C4 Cactus Black, which arrives in Australia from $30,990 drive-away. Limited to just 20 units nationally, the company says the dark-themed version of its quirky crossover brings $3850 of additional equipment, despite being priced just $1000 over the drive-away price of a standard C4 Cactus with the six-speed automatic...


Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles
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Good Design Awards: Lexus, Volvo, Hyundai nab titles

The Lexus LC500, Volvo XC40, and Hyundai Kona have won prizes in the Automotive and Transport category of the Good Design Awards. Sitting atop the tree in exterior design was the LC500, which won the first-ever Best Exterior Design Award for Automotive and Transport, after being described as a "stunning vehicle in every regard" by the judging panel...


2018 Honda HR-V coming in Q3
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2018 Honda HR-V coming in Q3

Honda has confirmed the updated HR-V range should arrive in Australia sometime during the third quarter of 2018. While specific details for locally-bound examples are still to be confirmed, Honda Australia says the revised HR-V will bring "improved driveability, improved safety and improved style"...


Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches
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Peugeot offering seven-year warranty on SUVs, upgrades on hatches

Peugeot is offering a seven-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty on its SUV models sold before the end of June, as part of a wider sales campaign. The brand's 'delicious' deals campaign will upgrade 208 Active ($21,990 before on-roads) and 308 Active ($26,990 before on-roads) purchases to the Allure grade, representing $3000 and $5000 of extra value respectively...


2015-17 Mazda CX-3 Diesel recalled
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2015-17 Mazda CX-3 Diesel recalled

Mazda has recalled the 2015-2017 CX-3 Diesel, over concerns about the engine's behaviour when run at high revs in Neutral or Park. According to the company, operating the engine at high revs in Park or Neutral could make the engine draw in residual oil accumulated in the engine intake...


BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue
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BMW recalls 300,000 vehicles in the UK over stalling issue

BMW has expanded a safety recall in the UK, issuing a notice for around 312,000 examples of its previous-generation 1 Series, 3 Series, X1 and Z4 over concerns vehicles could suddenly stall without warning. Affected units were produced between March 2007 and August 2011, and the recall concerns both petrol and diesel variants where applicable...