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2019 Kia Picanto X-Line review

The higher-riding X-Line AO Edition is one half of Kia's expanded Picanto range alongside the warmed-up GT, giving prospective customers after its smallest model more choices. That's rarely a bad thing.

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2020 Chevrolet Tracker leaked, is this the new Holden Trax?
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2020 Chevrolet Tracker leaked, is this the new Holden Trax?

The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Tracker has been leaked alongside the 2020 Buick Encore in a series of images out of China, giving us a first look at GM's new compact crossover. First teased during a product presentation in January, these new images posted to Carscoops and GM Authority show the new Tracker and Encore, which are both longer and wider than the current Trax...


Tesla Model Y: 'Coupe' crossover teased one last time
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Tesla Model Y: 'Coupe' crossover teased one last time

With hours to go until the Tesla Model Y is given its formal debut, the electric car maker has teased its second crossover on Twitter. The video posted on the social media network shows the Model Y under a car cover, revealing the car's silhouette. Just like the bigger Model X, the new crossover will have a steeply raked rear, meaning it shares more in common with a BMW X4 than a Toyota Kluger...


Kia e-Niro poised for 2020 Australian Open launch
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Kia e-Niro poised for 2020 Australian Open launch

Kia Australia looks poised to leverage its naming rights sponsorship of the Australian Open Tennis Grand Slam to electrifying effect, by using the 2020 event held in January as the launch program for its e-Niro EV crossover. The company is working on an ambitious plan to have a fleet of Niro electric cars serving as shuttle vehicles around Melbourne during the event, in place of the familiar stickered-up Carnivals and Sorentos, with the dealer rollout coinciding...


VW T-Roc R: Why Australia misses out on the hot hatch SUV
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VW T-Roc R: Why Australia misses out on the hot hatch SUV

Here’s another car to add to the list of those that won’t be heading to Australia anytime soon due to our lower-grade fuel. The Volkswagen T-Roc R is effectively a Golf R hot hatch on stilts, but Australians will have to admire it from afar because it’s potent 2.0-litre turbo engine has not been calibrated to run on our premium unleaded...


2020 Mazda CX-30 unlikely to have an entry-level model
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2020 Mazda CX-30 unlikely to have an entry-level model

The just-unveiled Mazda CX-30 is unlikely to be offered with a true base or entry model when it arrives in Australian showrooms in 2020. The company’s new model structure follows on from revamped pricing of the latest Mazda 3, which also no longer offers a stripped-back entry-level model...


2020 Mazda CX-30 revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2020 Mazda CX-30 revealed, Australian launch due next year

The all-new 2019 Mazda CX-30 has been revealed at the Geneva motor show, and will slot between the CX-3 and CX-5 when it goes on sale in Europe later this year. Measuring 4395mm long, 1795mm wide and 1540mm tall, the CX-30 is 120mm longer and 30mm wider than the current CX-3. Ground clearance has also increased by 15mm to 175mm...


Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline concept revealed
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Subaru VIZIV Adrenaline concept revealed

Subaru has revealed the VIZIV Adrenaline concept at the Geneva motor show this week, which takes the form of a SUV-styled hatchback. The company says the Adrenaline is the first concept vehicle designed under the new 'Bolder' philosophy, which is an evolution of the 'Dynamic x Solid' theme it created in 2014. What that means? We don't really know...


2020 Kia Niro revealed for Geneva
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2020 Kia Niro revealed for Geneva

Kia Europe has unveiled a refreshed Niro Hybrid and Niro Plug-in Hybrid for the 2019 Geneva motor show, headlined by design revisions along with new customisation and equipment options. The exterior changes bring petrol-electric variants in line with the all-electric e-Niro, including new bumpers, a new quad-LED 'ice cube' daytime-running light design, the option of full-LED headlights, new double-arrow LED lights in the front bumper...


2019 Infiniti QX30 review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2019 Infiniti QX30 review

A simplified range and much sharper pricing give Infiniti’s small QX30 SUV a much-needed brush-up for 2019. But without any core changes, there’s still plenty of room for improvement.

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2018 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD review

Mazda’s popular CX-3 small-SUV range continues to sell in mainstream numbers, but with a somewhat premium premise. To find out just how aspirational the compact soft-roader is, we put the range-topping Akari model to the test.


Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition on sale from $39,990
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Hyundai Kona Iron Man Edition on sale from $39,990

Hyundai Australia has announced pricing and specification for the limited-run Kona Iron Man Edition "arriving in showrooms soon" priced from $39,990 before on-road costs. Based on the flagship all-wheel drive Highlander, the Kona Iron Man Edition picks up a swag of bespoke features inspired by the Marvel superhero, loosely based on the concept vehicle shown at the Kona's debut a couple of years ago...


2020 Skoda Kamiq revealed, here late Q1 next year
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2020 Skoda Kamiq revealed, here late Q1 next year

Skoda has officially revealed the Kamiq, now the smallest member of the Czech brand's SUV family. In terms of design, it's very obvious the littlest Skoda crossover was inspired by the Vision X concept that previewed it at last year's Geneva motor show, though it's been toned down a bit for production...


2020 Volkswagen T-Roc R unveiled
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2020 Volkswagen T-Roc R unveiled

The Volkswagen T-Roc R has been revealed this week ahead the 2019 Geneva motor show, featuring the company's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine tuned to deliver 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque. This is channelled to the ground via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and an all-wheel drive system...


2018 Citroen C4 Cactus long-term review: Interior comfort and practicality

2018 Citroen C4 Cactus long-term review: Interior comfort and practicality

Our time with 'Smurfette' the Citroen C4 Cactus Exclusive is nearly up, but before we return the brightly coloured French crossover, let's have a look at the cabin. We've already gone through the Cactus's infotainment and technology (or lack of), which you can read more about here...


BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing
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BMW X1 gets 'no credit' in IIHS pedestrian AEB testing

The BMW X1 has completely flunked pedestrian autonomous emergency braking testing conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). So poor was its performance, the littlest BMW crossover was the only vehicle to not be rated in a test of 11 compact SUVs. The second-worst rated car was the Mitsubishi Outlander, while the Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, Toyota RAV4 and Volvo XC40 took top ratings...


SAIC Motor takes over MG in New Zealand
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SAIC Motor takes over MG in New Zealand

SAIC Motor has announced it will be taking over the distribution of its MG subsidiary in New Zealand from British Motor Distributors. As part of the move, the company will introduce the MG3 automatic hatchback and ZS crossover to the New Zealand market later this year, joining the existing MG6 Plus, MG3 manual and GS SUV...


Volkswagen T-Roc, T-Cross confirmed for Oz, arriving early 2020
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Volkswagen T-Roc, T-Cross confirmed for Oz, arriving early 2020

Volkswagen has confirmed the Polo-sized T-Cross and the on-again, off-again T-Roc are coming to Australia early in 2020, giving the brand's SUV portfolio a long-overdue boost. Speaking on the back of a dealer conference in Brisbane, Todd Ford, product manager at Volkswagen Group Australia, said both cars offer a "significant volume opportunity" when they arrive...


2020 Kia XCeed sketched
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2020 Kia XCeed sketched

Kia Motors Europe has teased its upcoming small SUV, unofficially dubbed the XCeed, ahead of its unveiling at the Geneva motor show early next month. Set to slot between the little Stonic and the mid-sized Sportage in Kia's European line-up, the XCeed will have a lot in common with the Ceed hatchback and Sportswagon it will share its underpinnings with...


Honda HR-V +Luxe on sale from $29,990
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Honda HR-V +Luxe on sale from $29,990

Honda Australia has announced the special-edition HR-V +Luxe, which brings a handful of luxury features to its popular small crossover. Based on the VTi-S trim, the +Luxe gains black leather seat trim, heated front seats, metallic/pearlescent paint, and '+Luxe' badging over its standard counterpart, with the majority of these items usually reserved for the high-spec RS and VTi-LX grades...