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MG unveils eZS electric car

MG has unveiled the eZS, a fully-electric version of its compact ZS SUV, at the Guangzhou motor show. Set to be launched in its home market next year, the eZS is likely to be powered by a 110kW, 350Nm electric motor attached to the front wheels...

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Volkswagen planning new small SUV for the US - report
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Volkswagen planning new small SUV for the US - report

Volkswagen's North American division is reportedly working on a new 'sub-compact' SUV to sit below the Tiguan, though it won't be the recently-revealed T-Cross or T-Roc. Car and Driver claims the German brand is keen to introduce a new model in the US to compete with the Honda HR-V and Jeep Renegade, though this new crossover looks to be specific to the US market – much like the larger Atlas, though that is also sold in China as the Terramont...


Hyundai, Kia launching smallest and largest SUVs in 2019
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Hyundai, Kia launching smallest and largest SUVs in 2019

The bosses of Hyundai and Kia have shed light on each brand's upcoming SUV rollout, set to complete their respective line-ups by the end of next year. Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Woonhee Lee, CEO for Hyundai Motor Group, said two new crossovers and a light pickup truck are in the brand's plans, which should help grow Hyundai's market share in North America...


VFACTS: Small SUV sales boom detailed
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VFACTS: Small SUV sales boom detailed

Small SUVs, high-riding hatchbacks, little crossovers. Not matter what you call them, sales in this part of the market are absolutely booming, pinching sales from the depleting Small Car and Light Car segments. While the overall new vehicle market has cooled by 0.3% over last year’s record (to the end of August), sales in the ‘Small SUV’ segment have leapt up by almost 25%, to 93,415 units...


Small SUVs the fastest growing segment in 2018
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Small SUVs the fastest growing segment in 2018

Small SUV sales have bounced back after a quiet 2017. This segment of jacked-up hatchbacks was the fastest-growing across the market to the end of June, up 30.4 per cent. Small SUVs own 11.9 per cent market share, equating to 72,269 sales across 24 brands competing for audience attention and money...


2018 Audi Q2 v Volvo XC40
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2018 Audi Q2 v Volvo XC40

From our vantage point, there’s barely a volume carmaker of note without a small crossover SUV – a high-riding hatchback with attitude designed for young up-and-comers and well-funded downsizers in equal measure...


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 Mazda CX-3 revealed, in part
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2019 Mazda CX-3 revealed, in part

The top-selling Mazda CX-3 small crossover will receive a range of pretty low-key upgrades before the end of the year, as previewed on the US model this week at the New York Auto Show. This is the second upgrade since 2015, and focuses on improvements to driving refinement and cabin feel. The show car appears to be a top-spec version, known as the Akari here...


2018 Suzuki Jimny looks headed for Australia
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2018 Suzuki Jimny looks headed for Australia

Good news! Fans of the now-iconic Suzuki Jimny - a rugged little 4x4 that boldly goes where few other cars dare to tread - might be happy to know that the brand new (and un-revealed) version looks highly likely to come to Australia after all, potentially around November this year...


Mini to launch baby SUV in 2021 - report
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Mini to launch baby SUV in 2021 - report

Mini is said to be plotting a new SUV to slot below the Countryman, complete with a pure-electric powertrain, according to a new report out of the UK. Auto Express cites a "source close to Mini", claiming the new model will launch around 2021 riding on the company's next-generation platform...


Volkswagen T-Roc: Small SUV forced off Australian agenda, for now
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Volkswagen T-Roc: Small SUV forced off Australian agenda, for now

A worldwide production shortfall has forced Volkswagen Australia to take the chic little T-Roc crossover — its premium-positioned Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR rival — off the agenda for the time being, though it will revisit the business case in 12 months time. It had been pencilled in for a local launch either late in 2018 or early 2019, though supply issues always made its situation for our market tenuous...


2018 Hyundai Kona review
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2018 Hyundai Kona review

Hyundai Kona: Korea's biggest car maker has taken its sweet time returning to the small SUV segment it once dominated with the ix35, a car replaced in mid-2015 by the bigger Tucson. So, how does the Kona go? Read the full review here.


2018 Hyundai Kona pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai Kona pricing and specs

The long-awaited Hyundai Kona small crossover will launch next week with a starting price of $24,500 before on-road costs - $2500 cheaper than the base Toyota C-HR and on par with a Mazda CX-3 Maxx. Hyundai's newest model - which sits below the Tucson - finally gives the company a rival not just to the C-HR and CX-3, but other top-sellers such as the Mitsubishi ASX, Subaru XV, Nissan Qashqai and Honda HR-V in a segment that has about 10 per cent total market share...


Suzuki e-Survivor, xBee concepts revealed for Tokyo motor show
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Suzuki e-Survivor, xBee concepts revealed for Tokyo motor show

Suzuki has revealed a handful of funky concepts ahead of next month's Tokyo motor show, focusing on the company's theme of making fun and unique small cars. Headlining the charge are three versions of the same vehicle, which is named the xBee (pronounced cross-bee, below)...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc production tripled, yet Australian timing still unclear
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc production tripled, yet Australian timing still unclear

Volkswagen's Australian division desperately needs a small crossover to rival the Mazda CX-3 and Nissan Qashqai, and it has the perfect new model waiting in the wings - potentially. The chic little Volkswagen T-Roc made its official premiere this week at the Frankfurt motor show ahead of a rollout across Europe beginning from November...


2018 Dacia Duster revealed, moving upmarket
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2018 Dacia Duster revealed, moving upmarket

The Renault/Dacia Duster has been a smash hit with Europeans after a budget SUV, and buyers in developing nations, since 2010. More than two million units have been sold in 100-plus countries. Now a new (or perhaps just reworked) version has been revealed, ahead of its world premiere in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show on September 12...


Pumped-up Peugeot crossover mule spied
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Pumped-up Peugeot crossover mule spied

How cool does this PSA test mule - being hot-weather tested in the south of Europe - look? Beneath this Peugeot 208 body is probably test architecture for the expected Peugeot 1008 baby crossover that'll soon slot into its range below the 2008. Should such a car materialise, it'd give the French company a rival to the Nissan Juke and co...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman review
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman review

The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman is pretty much what we've come to expect from the go-fast arm of the BMW-owned British brand – and it's more practical than ever before.

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Australia's most popular SUV brands
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Australia's most popular SUV brands

With SUV sales now ahead of conventional passenger cars - sedans, hatches, wagons, people-movers, convertibles and coupes - it's never been more important to be strong at this end of the market. Australians have purchased a record 692,000 new vehicles this year, 270,477 of which are SUVs. This compares to 266,059 passenger cars and 155,770 commercials -  utes, vans and trucks...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 30, 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...