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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X v Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Comparison | Seven-Seat SUV Showdown

the occasional chair. it is to home furniture what the sixth and seven seats are to both the hyundai santa fe active x and skoda kodiaq 132tsi assembled here. this duo of medium-to-large suv models...

POSTED THU, 14 SEP, 2017

2017 BMW 530e | An Almost Compromise-Free Green Option

so-called green technology is good for the world, but until now it hasn't been so good for the hip pocket. electric vehicles, alternative fuels and plug-in hybrid tech usually commands a prem...

POSTED WED, 30 AUG, 2017

2018 Holden Commodore Preview Drive | Is This A Case Of Right Product, Wrong Name For Holden’s New Family Car?

holden has been australia's large car king for almost 70 years, riding a wave of success that started with the first 48-215 sedan in 1948 and, apart from a few jibes from the ford falcon over the...

POSTED FRI, 25 AUG, 2017

2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport | Mid-Sized Family SUV Goes From Strength To Strength

second-album syndrome is the music-equivalent muse for the 2017 mazda cx-5. just like a band that smashes its first-ever album out of the park, the original cx-5 came from nowhere in 2012 to become...

POSTED WED, 23 AUG, 2017

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTI Performance & Golf R Mark 7.5 First Drive | The Hot Hatch Is Alive And Well

considering just how many small hatchbacks are sold on the basis of cut-price deals and large-scale fleet contracts it may surprise you to learn that volkswagen’s hot hatch range  the ...

POSTED FRI, 18 AUG, 2017

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive | An All-Weather Hot Hatch For The Whole Family

sports cars and suvs couldn't be more different if they tried. despite both containing the s-word, the former is designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts, the while the latter seems to be a rando...

POSTED FRI, 18 AUG, 2017

2018 Range Rover Velar Overseas Preview Drive | Former Off-Road Icon Forges A New Path As A Fashionista

there’s a change of focus at iconic off-road brand land rover and nowhere is it more obvious than with the upmarket range rover velar. although range rover is doggedly hanging onto the s...

POSTED MON, 31 JUL, 2017

2017 Honda CR-V First Drive | More Choice And More Flexibility From Honda’s Urban SUV

honda has a reputation for innovation, built through the 70s and 80s with clever engine technologies leading to more power and greater efficiency. in the 90s that focus resulted in the cr-v, one...

POSTED FRI, 28 JUL, 2017

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 done before. of course most people would be familiar with the brand’s plus...

POSTED FRI, 21 JUL, 2017

2018 Holden Acadia Preview Drive REVIEW - 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 the arrival of the new acadia. designed and built by gmc in north america, the...

POSTED FRI, 21 JUL, 2017

2018 Holden Equinox Preview Drive REVIEW - 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-5 and the toyota rav4. holden is in the midst of a historic transformation as...

POSTED FRI, 21 JUL, 2017

2017 Audi Q5 And SQ5 First Drive | 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 with buyers with it holding the number one spot in its class from launch until...

POSTED THU, 13 JUL, 2017

2017 Nissan X-Trail Ti | 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 offerings like the mazda cx-5 and volkswagen tiguan. there’s been no he...

POSTED MON, 10 JUL, 2017

2017 Land Rover Discovery First Drive | Real Room For Seven In A Lighter, More High-Tech Package

land rover has gambled with the discovery’s future by giving the all-new model a more friendly face and an overall style that’s more approachable and less chiselled than the model it repla...

POSTED THU, 6 JUL, 2017

2017 Toyota Kluger GXL AWD | No Step Forward For Toyota’s Updated Family Hauler

when it comes to large suvs, toyota is king with not one, but three cars in the class thanks to the off-roadable fortuner and prado and the more urban-suited kluger which sits alongside competitors li...

POSTED WED, 28 JUN, 2017

2017 Ford Escape Titanium EcoBoost | Chock-Full Of Features, But Safety Still Optional

ford needs its escape suv to be more things to more people. now that the large territory no longer exists and the full-size everest might be too big and bulky for the average suburban family, the esca...

POSTED MON, 26 JUN, 2017

2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD | Huge Space, Comfort, And Refinement For Aussie Families

in australia the large car (that's sedans and wagons) is almost dead and buried, and in its place there’s the large suv delivering the same big car space with added practicality - and in the...

POSTED SAT, 24 JUN, 2017

2017 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA 30 Years | A Birthday Present And A Farewell Gift Rolled Into One

what a difference 29 years makes. when hsv launched its first commodore based performance car, the ss group a in 1988, it produced a rather paltry (by today's standards) 180kw from a 5.0-litr...

POSTED WED, 14 JUN, 2017

2017 Honda Odyssey VTi | The Family Hauler That Lost Its Way

evolution is said to refine a species, but the 2017 honda odyssey vti marks four years since the nameplate made a radical departure from the four generations of people mover that preceded it. since...

POSTED THU, 8 JUN, 2017

2017 Nissan Navara ST-X Series 2 | Nissan’s Dual Cab Gets A Hard-Work Upgrade

the nissan navara treads a somewhat unique path in the dual-cab ute sector as the only ute of its kind to feature a coil-sprung rear end. single and extra cab utes feature traditional leaf springs, so...

POSTED WED, 7 JUN, 2017