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2017 Mercedes-Benz E 220 d All-Terrain First Drive Review | A Benz Wagon With The Soul Of An SUV
2017 Mercedes-Benz E 220 d All-Terrain First Drive Review | A Benz Wagon With The Soul Of An SUV

Mercedes-Benz has an interesting history with premium SUVs - the brand started the prestige off-roader movement with its...

May 19, 2017 (4 days ago)
2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Review | Decent For The Dough, But Let Down In The Safety Stakes
2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Review | Decent For The Dough, But Let Down In The Safety Stakes

With price as a significant lure, Chinese automaker Great Wall is hoping to entice buyers into its Steed 4x4 ute with a ...

May 19, 2017 (4 days ago)
2017 Suzuki S-Cross Turbo Prestige Review | Hatch-Cum-SUV Let Down By Its Lofty Pricetag
2017 Suzuki S-Cross Turbo Prestige Review | Hatch-Cum-SUV Let Down By Its Lofty Pricetag

On the one hand the 2017 Suzuki S-Cross Prestige struggles to escape its past. But on the other it powers towards a new ...

May 18, 2017 (5 days ago)
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Review | Turbo Engine Makes The 'Baby 911' Even More Enticing
2017 Porsche 718 Cayman Review | Turbo Engine Makes The 'Baby 911' Even More Enticing

Depending on the perspective, the introduction of the Porsche 718 Cayman is either tantalising or try-hard. Tantalisi...

May 17, 2017 (6 days ago)
2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx First Drive Review | Australia’s Favourite Small SUV Keeps Up The Good Work
2017 Mazda CX-3 Maxx First Drive Review | Australia’s Favourite Small SUV Keeps Up The Good Work

To date in 2017 the Mazda CX-3 has been Australia’s best-selling small SUV, just as it was for 2016 so when it com...

May 12, 2017 (11 days ago)
2017 Honda Civic Hatch First Drive Review | Maximum Attitude On The Outside, Sensible Engineering Underneath
2017 Honda Civic Hatch First Drive Review | Maximum Attitude On The Outside, Sensible Engineering Underneath

Australian new car buyers love a small hatch. And while sedans sell well in the segment they just can’t match five...

May 11, 2017 (12 days ago)
Big End of Small Town – Mazda CX-3 v Toyota CH-R Comparison Test
Big End of Small Town – Mazda CX-3 v Toyota CH-R Comparison Test

No question, the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota CH-R are big players in a small sandpit. These Japanese heavyweight brands eac...

May 11, 2017 (12 days ago)
2017 Renault Kangoo Review | Small Van Offers A Range Of Choices Few Can Match
2017 Renault Kangoo Review | Small Van Offers A Range Of Choices Few Can Match

Australia’s increasing fondness for the dual-cab ute has been well documented in recent times. But despite being a...

May 9, 2017 (14 days ago)
 

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Hyundai SUVs To Undergo High-Performance Transformation
Hyundai SUVs To Undergo High-Performance Transformation

Even before Hyundai’s first dedicated high-performance model, the i30 N, hits showrooms the brand is looking to ex...

May 22, 2017 (17 hours ago)
Honda Announces Pre-Order Program For Civic Type R
Honda Announces Pre-Order Program For Civic Type R

Honda has opened the order books for its 2018 Civic Type R, months out from the returning hot hatch’s Australian a...

May 22, 2017 (17 hours ago)
Volkswagen Goes Back To Its Roots With 2018 Up! GTI
Volkswagen Goes Back To Its Roots With 2018 Up! GTI

Volkswagen has revisited the small but fast hot hatch category it helped to create over 40 years ago, not with a version...

May 22, 2017 (17 hours ago)
GM Reduces Global Grasp - Chevrolet To Leave Indian And South African Markets
GM Reduces Global Grasp - Chevrolet To Leave Indian And South African Markets

General Motors has announced its latest restructuring plans, revealing an ever-shrinking presence on international marke...

May 19, 2017 (4 days ago)
Tesla Model S And Model X Recalled For Potential Park Brake Problems
Tesla Model X And Model S Recalled For Potential Park Brake Problems

Tesla has issued a recall in Australia this week, targeting both of its current EV offerings. The Model S sedan and M...

May 19, 2017 (4 days ago)
2018 Peugeot 308 GTi Update Leaked Online
Peugeot 308 GTi Update For 2018 Leaked Online

Peugeot’s 308 GTi hot hatch for 2018 has been revealed to the world via a single image that’s slipped throug...

May 19, 2017 (4 days ago)
Nissan Teases 2018 Leaf
Nissan Teases 2018 Leaf

Nissan has given its first official look at the second-generation of the its Leaf EV with the tagline “amazing thi...

May 19, 2017 (4 days ago)
Skoda’s New Small SUV Develops A Serious Side
Skoda’s New Small SUV Develops A Serious Side

Skoda has unveiled its next-generation small SUV, to be called the Karoq as a successor to the previous Yeti and an acco...

May 19, 2017 (4 days ago)
 

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