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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet Review | All-Rounder Works Best In Drop-Top Form
2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet Review | All-Rounder Works Best In Drop-Top Form

Among the five human senses the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet aims to heighten your hearing, sweeten the smells and pe...

Jul 24, 2017 (2 days ago)
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class First Ride | A Passenger Seat Spin In Merc’s Hay Hauler
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class First Ride | A Passenger Seat Spin In Merc’s Hay Hauler

Mercedes-Benz knows that its first-ever dual cab ute, the 2018 X-Class, is very different from anything the company has ...

Jul 21, 2017 (5 days ago)
2018 Holden Acadia Preview Drive REVIEW - Seven-Seater With American Swagger
Holden Acadia REVIEW | 2018 Preview Drive - Seven-Seater With American Swagger

AT LONG LAST, HOLDEN WILL FINALLY HAVE A FULL-SIZED, ROAD-BIASED FAMILY SUV ON DEALERSHIP FORECOURTS IN MID-2018, WITH T...

Jul 21, 2017 (5 days ago)
2018 Holden Equinox Preview Drive REVIEW - Holden's Future CX-5 Fighter
Holden Equinox REVIEW | 2018 Preview Drive - Holden's Future CX-5 Fighter

THE 2018 HOLDEN EQUINOX IS VITAL FOR THE BRAND, replacing the Captiva SUV as Holden's alternative to Mazda's CX-...

Jul 21, 2017 (5 days ago)
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF GT Review | Convertible Ups The Style Stakes With New Hardtop
2017 Mazda MX-5 RF GT Review | Convertible Ups The Style Stakes With New Hardtop

Bucking of stereotypes and shunning of trends – these are among the many things the slinky 2017 Mazda MX-5 Retract...

Jul 20, 2017 (6 days ago)
2017 Audi Q5 And SQ5 First Drive Review | Round Two For Audi’s Family Favourite
2017 Audi Q5 And SQ5 First Drive Review | Round Two For Audi’s Family Favourite

Audi was early to the medium SUV game when it launched the Q5 in 2009, and the first generation model proved to be a hit...

Jul 13, 2017 (13 days ago)
2017 Mini Countryman Cooper D Review | A Gentle Temperament And Great With Kids (Or Kids-At-Heart)
2017 Mini Countryman Cooper D Review | A Gentle Temperament And Great With Kids (Or Kids-At-Heart)

The previous Mini Countryman didn’t quite fit the SUV description, lacking the U-for-utility that defines the genr...

Jul 13, 2017 (13 days ago)
2017 Nissan X-Trail Ti Review | Roomy And Right-Sized For Aussie Families
2017 Nissan X-Trail Ti Series 2 Review | Roomy And Right-Sized For Aussie Families

Nissan’s updated X-Trail has arrived to help the Japanese brand’s medium SUV face-off against newer segment ...

Jul 10, 2017 (16 days ago)
 

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Lynk & Co 2.0 To Be An SUV Aimed At Young Buyers
Lynk & Co 2.0 To Be An SUV Aimed At Young Buyers

Lynk & Co, the new Geely-owned carmaker out of China is set to unveil its next new model shortly, and the carmaker h...

Jul 25, 2017 (14 hours ago)
Recalls - Holden Commodore | Caprice | Ute | Jaguar XJ | Various Mercedes-Benz Models
Recalls - Holden Commodore | Caprice | Ute | Jaguar XJ | Various Mercedes-Benz Models

Holden has recalled its full range of Commodore, Ute, Caprice and Sportwagon model in Australia this week, fitted with t...

Jul 25, 2017 (19 hours ago)
Takata Recall - ACCC And Choice Call For More Action In Australia
Takata Recall - ACCC And Choice Call For More Action In Australia

Dangers that sparked the global Takata airbag recall may have seemed a world away for motorists in Australia, but two re...

Jul 25, 2017 (20 hours ago)
Next Great Wall Ute To Go Head-To-Head With Ranger, HiLux
Next Great Wall Ute To Go Head-To-Head With Ranger, HiLux

Great Wall Motors, the Chinese automaker best known for its cut-price work utes in Australia, is aiming to turn its repu...

Jul 25, 2017 (20 hours ago)
Haval's Growing Pains: Expansion Plans Blocked By Competitors, New Product On The Way
Haval's Growing Pains: Expansion Plans Blocked By Competitors, New Product On The Way

Chinese SUV brand, Haval, may not have worked up a high-profile in Australia yet but not for lack of trying, with t...

Jul 25, 2017 (20 hours ago)
2018 Subaru WRX And STI Details Revealed
Subaru WRX And STI Details For 2018 Revealed

Subaru has revealed details of its MY18 WRX and WRX STI models.  The Japanese brand's performance&...

Jul 24, 2017 (2 days ago)
What’s In A Name? Why X Marks The Spot For Mercedes’ New Ute
What’s In A Name? Why X Marks The Spot For Mercedes’ New Ute

For any automobile manufacturer deciding on a model name is nowhere near as simple as it might seem, and choosing the id...

Jul 23, 2017 (3 days ago)
2018 Kia Sorento Facelift Revealed Overseas
2018 Kia Sorento Facelift Revealed Overseas

Kia’s large SUV, the family-focussed Sorento, has come in for a mid-life rework that sees the 2018 model given a m...

Jul 22, 2017 (4 days ago)
 

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