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Hyundai sub-Kona SUV: Australia confirmed, New York debut likely

Hyundai has confirmed it will present a new baby crossover next month at the New York motor show, slotting underneath the Kona in its global line-up...

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Suzuki Jimny: You don’t mess with imperfection

Suzuki Jimny: You don’t mess with imperfection

The CarAdvice Melbourne office has just had not one, but two 2019 Suzuki Jimnys pass through its garage – one auto, one manual. As unlikely as it seems, this tiny little shipping crate on wheels is shaping up to be one of 2019s hottest new releases. Every time we mention it on the site or on social media it attracts a swarm of comments and reactions...

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$23,990

2019 Suzuki Vitara Series II pricing and specs
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2019 Suzuki Vitara Series II pricing and specs

The 2019 Suzuki Vitara Series II update has lobbed in Australia, with a focus on improving the active safety credentials of range-topping Turbo variants. The revised version of Suzuki’s edgy Hungarian-made little crossover SUV now comes in only three variations, the base model with front-wheel drive (FWD) and either manual or auto transmissions, the auto-only Turbo with FWD and the auto-only Turbo with AllGrip all-wheel drive (AWD)...


2019 Suzuki Jimny review
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2019 Suzuki Jimny review

The Suzuki Jimny competes in a field of one. It's not designed with the masses in mind, but for a small clique, this hardcore 4x4 is everything they demanded and more.

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2019 Suzuki Jimny pricing and specs
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2019 Suzuki Jimny pricing and specs

The 2019 Suzuki Jimny with its retro styling and hardcore four-wheel drive credentials is launching now, priced from a reasonable $23,990 before on-road costs with a manual, and another $2000 for the automatic...


MG unveils eZS electric car
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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. MG has not yet revealed any further details of the batteries powering the eZS, only that it'll accelerate from 0-50km/h in 3...


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...