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Celebrating 25 years of the Land Rover Discovery

Land Rover Discovery-3

  In case you haven’t been caught up in the celebrations just yet, Land Rover is throwing a huge party in honour of it being 25 years since the first Discovery 4×4 rolled off the production line. The British car giant is marking the occasion by launching the Land Rover Discovery Exclusive XXV Special Edition; a SUV packed with award-winning ... Read More »

Nissan Pathfinder SL 4×4

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  The Nissan Pathfinder is a new type of sports utility vehicle. Gone are the days when the bodies of these vehicles were as rugged as trucks. The crude image has been shelved aside by sports utility vehicles, with most of the modern options having lighter architectures and more appealing interiors. The Nissan Pathfinder is simply the latest in a ... Read More »

2013 Nissan X-Trail – Building on the Basics

Nissan X-Trail , Image courtesy of DailyCarBlog.com

  Having had six years in production to refine all of the details, the 2013 Nissan X-Trail has proven to be among the leading SUVs in the Australian market for vehicles in its class. It is overtaking the dominant manufacturers of the past in sales, beating out big names like Toyota and Mazda. The X-Trail has succeeded in design in ... Read More »

The All-New 2014 Porsche Macan

Porsche Macan

  Prompted by the success of its Cayenne SUV and a plethora of new compact Luxury crossovers mushrooming, the executives at Porsche formally decided to launch a new luxury SUV in the compact segment to compete with the likes of Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60, Mercedes GLK and the BMW X1 & X3. The Macan will be the second SUV ... Read More »

A look at the 2013 Porsche Cayenne lineup

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  The Porsche Cayenne is a mid-size luxury SUV made by Porsche since 2002.  The Cayenne has evolved into two generations and has been a commercial success for Porsche which has never produced SUV’s prior to the debut of the Cayenne.  The Porsche Cayenne shares its underpinnings with the Audi Q7 and VW Touareg.  The vehicle is noted for its ... Read More »

2013 Nissan Dualis / Qashqai

2013 Nissan Dualis

  Also known as Nissan Qashqai, Nissan Dualis is one of the best selling Nissan cars worldwide. It is a small and good looking SUV offering just enough space to comfortable seat five people and take them on a ride. It sits in a compact crossover utility cars class. Many will say it is small but once you spend a ... Read More »

2013 Nissan Murano

2013 Nissan Murano

  The 2013 Nissan Murano is a midsize crossover SUV offering five seats, V6 engine, and some considerable improvements over the previous year’s model especially in terms of safety features. It now brings blind spot detection, lane-departure warning, and cross-path detection. The car is available in 4 different trims including S, SV, SL, and LE. MSRP starts from $30,450 – ... Read More »

2013 Hyundai Veracruz Review

2013 Hyundai Veracruz

  Hyundai made a huge jump both in quality and sales in recent years and Veracruz is one of the models that contributed to above mentioned facts the most. Hyundai tried to position Veracruz in the upper market and they succeeded. With a SUV that is as big and as good or even better as other SUVs on the market ... Read More »

2013 Ford Escape

2013 Ford Escape

First seen on the market in 2000 Ford Escape went through a little evolution with each subsequent model.  The 2013 model that was revealed on the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, however, is a completely new car and it looks even more serious than before even if the lines are somewhat more gentle. We certainly like it. As ... Read More »

2013 Dodge Durango

2013 Dodge Durango

All new full size SUV from Dodge is available with two plenty powerful engines. Both are well known V6 3.6 liter Pentastar and V8 5.7 liter Hemi. Available in two wheel (rear wheel drive) or all wheel drive 2013 Dodge Durange will suit wide range of drivers and their families. This is a full size SUV that is stable and ... Read More »

2013 Subaru Forester

2013 Subaru Forester

Since 1997 Subaru has been manufacturing Forester as an SUV ( crossover wagon ) alternative to Impreza for people with need for space and slightly higher ride. There were never any compromises made with Forester. It got and still gets Subaru’s famous Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive that is so sought after in areas with lots of snow and mud. In the ... Read More »

2013 Honda Pilot SUV Review

2013 Honda Pilot

Available in two or four wheel drive this mid size family crossover SUV was slightly refreshed in 2012 and now comes at $29,420 starting price. There are some minor changes in trim levels as well and one of the main selling points is the rear view camera now available on all models. It still comes with only one engine, a ... Read More »

Face The Elements In These 5 Tough 4x4s

    Now that winter is officially upon us it’s time to gird our loins and prepare our good selves for the austere months ahead: howling wind, snow, and the giving of presents to ungrateful relatives. The things we now need are cars that can endure all that the elements pitch at them. So here, just for you, are five ... Read More »

2013 Dacia Duster

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  India-made 2013 Dacia Duster has been one of the most anticipated SUV’s of this year.  Pre-orders have exceeded expectations as the Duster seeks to fill a need for a basic SUV with more functionality than fancy features. With a sleek simple design, the 2013 Dacia Duster has a four star rating in almost every level of satisfaction, although the ... Read More »

All about the Ford Territory

Ford Territory

While Ford Rangers, Fiestas and Focuses often find their way from Thailand to Australia, the Territory turned the situation on its head and Australian-built Territories were exported in the other direction. 100 cars were despatched after a display model at the Bangkok Motor Show invited a surge of orders earlier this year. Ford’s manufacturing facilities in Australia are the subject ... Read More »

2012 Chevrolet Captiva Review

2012 Chevrolet Captiva

The 2012 Chevrolet Captiva sport is smaller sibling Chevrolet Equinox. The Captiva sport is based on the latter’s shortened platform. It is a seven seat compact crossover SUV, thanks to the third row seating. The cargo space in the rear, however, gets cramped because of the third row seating; this can be improved by folding the seats. The cargo space ... Read More »

2012 Dodge Durango Review

2012 Dodge Durango front

For 2012 The Dodge Durango has received minor changes: revised trim levels, six-speed automatic transmission and captain’s chairs for the second row. It is regarded as one of the most affordable Full-size crossover SUV sold in the North American market. compared to the previous incarnations, this current generation Dodge Durango has improved on handling and ride quality. Interior is more ... Read More »

2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Review

2012 Cadillac Escalade ESV Luxury Full-Size SUV Exterior

The Escalade ESV is an extended wheelbase version of the regular Escalade. The Cadillac Escalade ESV is a perfect blend of luxury and practicality. No other SUV beats the Escalade ESV’s ability to haul passengers and weight simultaneously. It stands out all other competitors in its class. It can carry eight passenger and has the best cargo carrying capability in ... Read More »

2012 Chevrolet Suburban Review

2012 Chevy Suburban SUV-red

For the year 2012, Chevrolet offers its full size Suburban SUV with updated navigation system and rear-seat entertainment system. The Suburban is Chevrolet’s oldest running nameplate and has remained in production since 1935.  It has been one of the most profitable Chevrolet model to date. The U.S. News & World Report has declared the 2012  Suburban as one of the ... Read More »

2012 Cadillac SRX Review

2012 Cadillac SRX Exterior

For 2012, the Cadillac SRX has received an update front and rear end and wheels.. A new six speed transmission with manual shifting modes will be available for the 2012 model. Also the new transmission features a fuel-saving Eco mode. The suspension has been re-tuned for crisper handling.  A new Bose audio system is offered, while the blue tooth and ... Read More »