Herald Sun - Motoring - - PRESTIGE -


Up marginally though a petrol All­road hasn’t been avail­able in Aus­tralia be­fore. The diesel will be $600 less than its pre­de­ces­sor when it ar­rives later this year. The new gen­er­a­tion model ush­ers in a whole raft of tech­nol­ogy and fea­tures. It’s lighter, safer, more ef­fi­cient, bet­ter equipped and in­cludes the lat­est gen­er­a­tion con­nec­tiv­ity and all-wheel drive that can read the road con­di­tions on petrol vari­ants.


The re­ally good stuff is mostly tied up in op­tional pack­ages; the As­sis­tance Pack­age with ad­vanced driver as­sist fea­tures ($2470), Park­ing Pack­age with 360 de­gree cam­era ($1235) and the Tech­nik Pack­age in­clud­ing the de­sir­able vir­tual cock­pit at $2860. Stan­dard fea­tures in­clude a sen­sor op­er­ated tail­gate, ef­fi­ciency as­sist to help cut fuel con­sump­tion and en­gine stop/start that turns off the en­gine rolling to­wards a red light at speeds un­der 7km/h.


The 2.0-litre en­gines are more ef­fi­cient and use less fuel. Per­for­mance is strong from both with the turbo petrol par­tic­u­larly sat­is­fy­ing to drive.


It’s a bet­ter car to drive, lighter, uses less fuel, han­dles and rides bet­ter, is safer and feels bet­ter from be­hind the wheel. But ad­di­tional ad­vanced driver as­sis­tance comes at a cost.


It’s easy to spot changes, from the large ver­ti­cal slat grille to the new-look head­lights, large wheel arch flares and re­designed rear dif­fuser.

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