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  • 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 : Power, In Spades... But?

    Vehicle Style: Large performance sedan Price: $54,690  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 335kW/570Nm 5.0 supercharged petrol V8 | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 13.7 l/100km | tested: 17.7 l/10...

     

    POSTED YESTERDAY

     
  • 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan : 155TSI R Line

    Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $44,990  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 155kW/280Nm 4cyl turbo petrol | 7spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.8 l/100km | tested: 11.0 l/100km OVERVIEW As pa...

     

    POSTED TUE, 27 JAN, 2015

     
  • Mazda CX-5 : 2015 Grand Touring And Akera Diesel - Quieter, Comfortable, Better

    What’s hot: Quieter, more comfortable, just as dynamic and appealing. What’s not: Manual trans only for base-spec cars, 2.0 litre has to work pretty hard. X-FACTOR: The updated CX-5 make...

     

    POSTED WED, 21 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite CRDi

    Vehicle Style: Large SUV Price: $48,490 Engine/trans: 145kW/421Nm 2.2 diesel 4cyl | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.3 l/100km | tested: 7.7 l/100km OVERVIEW Updated late last year, the Hyu...

     

    POSTED WED, 14 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 Diesel

    Vehicle Style:Premium mid-size sedan Price: $70,400 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 150kW/500Nm 4cylturbo-diesel | 7spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 4.5 l/100km | tested: 6.7 l/100km OVERVIEW C...

     

    POSTED FRI, 9 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis Ultimate : Surprise Contender

    Vehicle Style: Large Luxury Sedan Price: $82,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 232kW/397Nm 3.8 petrol 6cyl | 8sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 11.2 l/100km | tested: 10.2 l/100km OVERVIEW...

     

    POSTED THU, 8 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2014 Audi RS6 Avant : The Power And The Glory

    Vehicle Style: 5-door station wagon Price: $225,000; $244,140 as tested Engine/trans: 412kW/700Nm 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.8l/100km | tested: Not recorded...

     

    POSTED TUE, 23 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2015 Ford Kuga : Ambiente And Titanium, EcoBoost and Diesel

    What’s hot: Comfortable settled ride, brilliant SYNC 'hands free' technology, new engines transform performance. What’s not: Some cabin trims below par, button-operated sportshift...

     

    POSTED TUE, 23 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2015 Subaru Outback : A Better All-Rounder

    What’s Hot: Great looks, better interior style, a spacious rear seat, practical and very nicely made. What’s Not: Diesel models miss-out on ‘EyeSight’ safety. X-FACTOR: The a...

     

    POSTED THU, 18 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2015 Subaru Liberty : Big Price Cut, Smart New Style

    What’s Hot: Big price reductions, handsome new styling, upmarket interior, larger boot. What’s Not: Tyre noise and rear seat access. X-FACTOR: Improvements all-round lift the Liberty to...

     

    POSTED THU, 18 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2015 Peugeot 308 Active

    Vehicle Style: Small five-door hatch Price: $27,340  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 96kW/230Nm 1.2 turbo petrol 3cyl | 6spd automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 5.2 l/100km | tested: 7.3 l/100km...

     

    POSTED THU, 18 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2015 Tesla Model S P85+ : Jack Of All Trades, Master Of All

    What’s Hot: Astonishing performance, green credentials, spacious cabin, the list goes on... What’s Not: Sat nav optional on a six-figure car? Why? X-FACTOR: The Tesla Model S P85+ p...

     

    POSTED THU, 11 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2014 Volvo V60 T5 R-Design Drive-E

    Vehicle Style:Premium five-door wagon Price: $64,890 (plus on-roads), $71,990 (as tested, plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 180kW/350Nm 4cyl petrol | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.8 l/100km |...

     

    POSTED TUE, 9 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Bluetec Hybrid Launch

    What's Hot: No packaging compromises, seamless transition between electric and diesel power, superb interior. What's Not: Noisy at idle, couldn’t get close to fuel economy cla...

     

    POSTED THU, 4 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 218i Petrol Auto

    Vehicle style: Tall-stance medium hatch Price: $44,400 Engine/trans: 100kW/220Nm; 1.5 3cyl turbo petrol | 6spd auto Fuel consumption claimed: 5.2 l/100km. OVERVIEW Despite the fact that BMW...

     

    POSTED WED, 3 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2015 Falcon FGX Range : Falcon LPi, G6E Ecoboost And G6E Turbo

    What’s hot: Brilliant SYNC 2 system; improved fuel consumption, large-car space and comfort. What’s not: Interior feels like yesterday, and big sedans are yesterday. X-FACTOR: It’s...

     

    POSTED FRI, 28 NOV, 2014

     
  • New Falcon XR8 : The Power And The Passion

    What’s hot: Superb power & handling, brilliant Sync2 system, comfortable ride. What’s not: Interior fit-out is a generation adrift, lost some V8 aural excitement. X-FACTOR: One for t...

     

    POSTED THU, 27 NOV, 2014

     
  • 2014 Nissan X-Trail TS : 1.6 Diesel 2WD CVT Auto

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $35,380 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 96kW/320Nm 1.6 turbo diesel 4cyl | CVT auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.3 l/100km | tested: 6.1 l/100km OVERVIEW It's...

     

    POSTED SUN, 23 NOV, 2014

     
  • 2015 Holden Colorado And Colorado 7 SUV

    What’s hot: More refined, quieter and smoother on road, improved interior finish. What’s not: Some improvements reserved for top-spec models. X-FACTOR: Genuine off-road ability now mixed...

     

    POSTED FRI, 21 NOV, 2014

     
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer : 218i, 218d, 220i, 225i

    What’s Hot: Comfy and roomy interior, well-rounded standard equipment list. What’s Not: Needlessly firm suspension. X-FACTOR: Got an aversion to SUVs but want similar attributes? The 2 S...

     

    POSTED THU, 20 NOV, 2014

     
 

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