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2017 Corolla ZR Sedan | Safer, Better Looking, But Falling Behind The Small Car Class

for the 2017 model year the corolla sedan range has been updated with added safety technology and a fresh face, bringing it more into line with its hatchback sibling. for the top-spec corolla zr, c...

POSTED THU, 16 FEB, 2017

2017 Isuzu D-Max First Drive | New Face, New Engine, Same Rugged Core

although the isuzu d-max and holden colorado may have originally shared a common genesis, now that both have had their respective mid-life updates they’re further apart than before. holden has g...

POSTED FRI, 10 FEB, 2017

2017 Mazda BT-50 XTR 4x4 Dual Cab | Workhorse Feel With Family Appeal

when the current generation mazda bt-50 first debuted in 2011 it stirred controversy for its softer styling, abandoning the boxy looks over every bt-50 and bravo that came before it for something more...

POSTED THU, 9 FEB, 2017

2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo DCT | As Fun As It Is Sensible

hyundai's elantra might not be the most evocative nameplate on the australian motoring landscape, but with the addition of the sr turbo variant the korean brand has reversed the elantra&rsquo...

POSTED MON, 30 JAN, 2017

2017 Mazda6 Diesel | Euro Diesels Beware - Mazda’s Coming For You

diesel is a bit of a funny old fuel. sales figures show that its popularity, particularly in passenger cars, is on the slide but as families turn away from traditional sedans and towards suvs and...

POSTED THU, 19 JAN, 2017

2017 Jaguar F-Pace 35t S | The Sharpest Tool In The SUV Shed

as the first suv from jaguar, the f-pace is a watershed vehicle for a brand that has already revolutionised itself over the last ten years, leaving behind its stodgy old-man image for a more dyna...

POSTED FRI, 6 JAN, 2017

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 110TDI Comfortline 4Motion | A Long Time Coming, But Worth The Wait

the volkswagen tiguan first appeared on the australian market in 2008, which doesn’t seem like too long ago. but in the fast-paced world of automotive updates that may as well be a lifetime...

POSTED TUE, 3 JAN, 2017

2017 Peugeot 308 Allure Touring HDi REVIEW - Well Equipped Small Wagon Is A Tempting Proposition

had it launched not too long ago the 2017 peugeot 308 allure touring hdi would have worn a pricetag higher than its new $39,490 plus on-road costs sticker. peugeot has in recent times slowly but su...

POSTED FRI, 23 DEC, 2016

2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL AWD Automatic | Safe And Sturdy As Ever

in a busy medium suv segment, the toyota rav4 is a stalwart in the class - having been on sale in australia for over 22 years and counting. though now larger, safer and more powerful than befo...

POSTED TUE, 20 DEC, 2016

Audi SQ7 REVIEW - First Drive Of 2017 Diesel Performance SUV

the audi sq7 reminds us of guacamole.  we love mexican food, but we hate mexican restaurants that charge extra for the avocado-based condiment. it is an integral part of the cuisine,...

POSTED SUN, 18 DEC, 2016

2017 Toyota Camry Altise REVIEW - Underappreciated Mid-Sizer is a Shining Beacon of Sensibility

it is the least-inspiring version of the least-appreciated australian-made car – but there is something pleasantly unpretentious about the 2017 toyota camry altise. in an affluent world where...

POSTED TUE, 13 DEC, 2016

2017 Toyota Tarago Ultima REVIEW - Ageing Family-Hauler Gets a Facelift

to an older generation the 2017 toyota tarago ultima would still be synonymous with the people mover genre. younger and older folk alike may all be amazed that the tarago remains on-sale, however,...

POSTED FRI, 9 DEC, 2016

2017 Toyota RAV4 GX 2WD Automatic | A Fresh Face For An Aussie Favourite

toyota might claim to have created the small suv with the rav4, but now it’s not so small, nor is it alone, entering into a segment filled with medium suvs that have a yen for adventure.

POSTED TUE, 6 DEC, 2016

2017 Kia Sportage Si REVIEW - A Capable Performer That Doesn't Stick Out From the Crowd

when a pragmatic, family-car decision needs to be made, medium suv models such as the 2017 kia sportage si are increasingly coming into discussion. previously the toyota camry was the beacon of big...

POSTED THU, 1 DEC, 2016

2017 Infiniti Q30 GT 1.6t | A Bold Take On The Small Prestige SUV

established in australia four years ago (after a false start between 1993 to 1997) infiniti is slowly building its model portfolio while expanding its dealer network. now, with a nearly-f...

POSTED WED, 30 NOV, 2016

Nissan X-Trail ST-L REVIEW | Cheap and Cheerful Seats for the Whole Family

few medium suvs offer seatbelts for seven, but the 2017 nissan x-trail st-l does and they certainly are cheap seats. within a broad and popular x-trail lineup that contains petrol and diesel engine...

POSTED MON, 28 NOV, 2016

2017 Skoda Kodiaq Preview Drive | Set To Become Your Family’s Best Friend

the skoda kodiaq could be the car to change perceptions about the brand, thrusting it into the mainstream thanks to its blend of clever standard features, right-size dimensions, and appealing dri...

POSTED SAT, 19 NOV, 2016

2017 Hyundai Sonata Premium | Power And Comfort In Equal Measure

if you’re in the market for a family car, but have your heart set on an suv then a medium sedan like the hyundai sonata probably isn’t going to fall on your radar, but should it? the ri...

POSTED SAT, 12 NOV, 2016

2017 Holden Astra REVIEW | Holden's Most Convincing Small Car in Years

this is the new face of holden. the australian-built cruze compact car has ceased production and commodore will be gone by this time next year, so holden is making good its promise to find the best...

POSTED FRI, 11 NOV, 2016

2016 Skoda Octavia RS230 REVIEW | More Power for Czech Sedan and Wagon

skoda has added another quality offering to an already crowded compact performance segment brimming with hair-raising offering with an even more powerful version of its octavia rs. skoda is lo...

POSTED THU, 10 NOV, 2016