Kia's LandCruiser rival could come with military credentials
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    Kia's LandCruiser rival could come with military credentials

    Kia Australia has been pushing for a ladder-frame SUV and ute for our local market for some time now, with proper off-road capability to compete against the dominant Toyota LandCruiser. The obvious choice would be to use the Kia Mohave's ladder-frame chassis to develop such models. This idea was all but confirmed recently when The Korean Car Blog spotted a prototype out testing, using a raised Mohave chassis.

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    2020 Peugeot 2008 price and specs: More money for the small French SUV
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      2020 Peugeot 2008 price and specs: More money for the small French SUV

      Pricing and specification for the new Peugeot 2008 small SUV has been revealed today. The range now starts with the Peugeot 2008 Allure, priced from $34,990 before on road costs. The previous entry-level 2008 Active has now been discontinued. This sees the cheapest Peugeot 2008 rise by $10,500 when compared to the outgoing model. Comparing like-for-like however, the new 2008 Allure is still $5500 more expensive than before.

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      Battery Ram! Electric pick-up coming, says boss – report
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        Battery Ram! Electric pick-up coming, says boss – report

        A fully-electric version of the Ram 1500 pick-up is currently in development, it has been confirmed. Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) boss, Mike Manley, made the announcement during a conference call discussing third-quarter earnings, according to American newspaper Detroit Free Press. "I do see that there will be an electrified Ram pickup in the marketplace, and I would ask you just to stay tuned for a little while, and we’ll tell you exactly when that will be," Mr Manley said.

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        2020 Peugeot 2008 review
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          2020 Peugeot 2008 review

          It's always better late than never. Peugeot has always marched to the beat of its own drum, and making an SUV was a tune that it took a while to learn. Its first in-house crack at something resembling an SUV was the first-generation Peugeot 2008. However, its wagon-esque styling, complete with hunchback roof line, meant it never struck a chord with Aussie SUV intenders. To provide some clout, the brand claims it sold only 2500 copies of its 2008 in Australia over a seven-year lifespan.

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          2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 review
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            2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35 review

            The clever clogs in Affalterbach are on a roll at the moment, especially with this particular 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLA 35. Its latest generation of product is gaining a new breadth of ability. No longer are they all the aggressive sledgehammers of yesteryear. I’m sure you’ll jump into anything wearing the three capital letters, now so synonymous with performance, and feel content. Even as far as family cars slash daily drivers go, they’re becoming more palatable at each product update.

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            Victorian automotive businesses you can support right now
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              Victorian automotive businesses you can support right now

              Victoria's automotive industry has returned to work after months of lockdown, with businesses in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria once again permitted to operate at full capacity. And if you've been sitting on your hands waiting to get your car maintenance checklist ticked off, there's never been a better time.

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              The five oldest car models in history still in production
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                The five oldest car models in history still in production

                Some cars burst onto the world stage with much fanfare, only to flop on the showroom floor and be consigned to the automotive history books as a single-generation curio. Others, enjoy an average lifespan, morphing through several generations before fading away quietly. And then, there are these models, those that have evolved and endured over decades of production, moving from generation to generation to become automotive icons.

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                2021 Genesis GV70 revealed: Luxury medium-sized SUV bound for Australia
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                  2021 Genesis GV70 revealed: Luxury medium-sized SUV bound for Australia

                  Emerging Korean luxury marque Genesis continues to grow its portfolio, with the medium-sized 2021 GV70 SUV revealed today after months of speculation. The GV70 will become the fifth model in the global Genesis lineup, along with the the bigger GV80 SUV and G70, G80 and G90 sedans. Likely to seat only five, the GV70 will compete with the likes of Mercedes's GLC, BMW's X3 and Audi's Q5.

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                  2020 Ford Escape awarded five-star safety rating
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                    2020 Ford Escape awarded five-star safety rating

                    The 2020 Ford Escape will hit showrooms next month, and buyers can now be assured the all-new SUV offers some of the highest levels of safety available. The independent Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) awarded the Escape a five-star safety rating off data provided by partner Euro NCAP, scoring favourably with adult occupant protection (92 per cent), child occupant protection (89 per cent), vulnerable road user protection (82 per cent), and safety assists (77 per cent).

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                    2020 Nissan Qashqai Midnight price and specs: Special edition crosses to the dark side
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                    Oct
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                      2020 Nissan Qashqai Midnight price and specs: Special edition crosses to the dark side

                      A new special edition of the Nissan Qashqai joins the range, gaining a visual boost and some extra equipment to help it stand out from the pack. The Qashqai Midnight Edition joins the ranks of previous special editions like the N-Sport and N-Tec, in what’s fast becoming an annual tradition for Nissan.

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                      Million-dollar Toyota 2000GT begins restoration in Sydney
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                        Million-dollar Toyota 2000GT begins restoration in Sydney

                        A very rare Toyota 2000GT sports car has begun its restoration journey, it has been revealed. Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia announced the 2000GT's restoration kicked-off at a workshop in Sydney in recent days. Only 351 examples of the Toyota 2000GT were made between 1967 and 1970 – with nine being delivered to Australian customers – making it one of the rarest vehicles to ever come from the Japanese car maker. And one of the most valuable.

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                        2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled due to faulty headlight adjustment
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                          2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled due to faulty headlight adjustment

                          Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall on 291 examples of the C-Class, citing a potential fault with headlight adjustments. The affected vehicles are all Model Year 2018, and were sold between May 1 and August 30 of that year. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says “a deviation in the headlight adjustment may lead to a reduction or an enlargement of the illumination.

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                          REVISIT: 2020 BMW 330i Touring review
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                            REVISIT: 2020 BMW 330i Touring review

                            March, 2020: It may not be the only wagon in the mid-size prestige segment, but could BMW’s 330i Touring be the best? Mid-range, mid-sized, yet anything but middle of the road, the 2020 BMW 330i Touring is both polished and practical. As the sole 3 Series wagon for the Australian range, it’s also likely to be a rare and treasured beast.

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                            2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, and CLA recalled
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                              2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class, and CLA recalled

                              Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 101 examples of its A-Class, B-Class, and CLA variants with Model Years from 2019 to 2020 (MY19-MY20) due to the potential for an oil leak to occur. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), states the oil leak could either ignite and cause a fire, or leak onto the roadway and cause an accident.

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                              The Isuzu MU-X tech coming to the Isuzu D-Max
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                                The Isuzu MU-X tech coming to the Isuzu D-Max

                                The 2021 Isuzu D-Max ute has only just gone on sale in Australia, but there are already some clear signs of the extra technology coming to next model update. The new-generation Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive wagon – which was unveiled in Thailand today ahead of its Australian showroom arrival this time next year – had a host of extra features likely to make it onto future editions of the Isuzu D-Max ute.

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                                2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed, due in Australia next year
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                                  2021 Isuzu MU-X revealed, due in Australia next year

                                  The covers have come off the 2021 Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive at a gala preview event in Thailand this afternoon, ahead of its Australian showroom arrival next year. As night follows day, the 2021 Isuzu MU-X four-wheel-drive wagon has been unveiled about 12 months after the new-generation Isuzu D-Max ute, with which it shares the majority of its underpinnings. While the new-generation Isuzu D-Max has just gone on sale in Australia, it was unveiled late last year in its homeland, Thailand.

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