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Mazda CX-3 REVIEW, Price, Features - 2016 Akari AWD | Nipping At The Heels Of Prestige Compacts

mazda's spunky cx-3 range offers no shortage of options. as well as four model grades, there’s also a choice of petrol, diesel, all-wheel-drive, front-wheel-drive, manual, and automatic vari...

POSTED TUE, 3 MAY, 2016

2016 Suzuki Vitara S Turbo 2WD - Straight To The Top Of The Shopping List

the last time we reviewed suzuki's new vitara, the summary of our assessment was this: good car, but slow. after all, 86kw and 156nm really isn’t a whole lot of power and torque in...

POSTED THU, 28 APR, 2016

2016 Toyota Kluger GXL AWD | A Quiet, Capable, Family Shuttle

toyota has a sales success among family buyers with its big, imposing kluger. now into its third-generation, the 2016 toyota kluger is still among the best of the big family wagons.&nbs...

POSTED THU, 28 APR, 2016

Mazda CX-5 REVIEW | 2016 Maxx 2.5-litre AWD - Great Value, Great To Drive

mazda's cx-5 has almost all medium suv-bases covered - there's a broad model range to pick from, two-wheel-drive or all-wheel-drive, and petrol or diesel skyactiv engine power. that ra...

POSTED THU, 21 APR, 2016

Small Sedan Showdown | 2016 Hyundai Elantra v Mazda3 v Toyota Corolla

the three top-selling small cars in australia are the mazda3, toyota corolla and hyundai i30. however, while the mazda3 and corolla can add sedan sales to their monthly tally, the i30 is hatch-only.

POSTED SUN, 17 APR, 2016

2016 Lexus RX350 F Sport REVIEW | Loaded With Features, But Soft On Road

‘x’ marks the spot as a new era of lexus suvs is upon us – starting with the nx and now joined by the rx. stylistically, both nx and rx are on the same page, but the rx is la...

POSTED SUN, 17 APR, 2016

2016 Nissan Patrol Ti V8 REVIEW | Massive SUV, Massive Price Reductions (Plus Extra Technology)

nissan says the current generation 2016 patrol was specified for the middle east market. the awesome v8 petrol engine, massive proportions, obvious interior space and luxury were thus non-negotiable i...

POSTED FRI, 15 APR, 2016

2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport SE Si4 REVIEW – Got ‘The Chops’ In The Rough, But…

it’s the cheapest seven-seater with a land rover badge – the discovery sport. and, unlike the odd-man-out freelander it replaces, it’s styled to comfortably fit with the brand&r...

POSTED WED, 13 APR, 2016

2016 Ford Focus Sport REVIEW | Far Better Than You Think

a mid-life makeover of the euro-bred focus last year saw ford reduce the model and engine line-up. upgrades then extended to new technologies, featuring ford’s latest-generation sync2 in...

POSTED SUN, 10 APR, 2016

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e | The PHEV SUV Comes Of Age

while hybrid vehicles, especially plug-in hybrids like the 2016 bmw x5 xdrive40e, are not yet mainstream, there’s no doubt they’re on the rise. in australia, which lacks green-vehicle i...

POSTED WED, 6 APR, 2016

2016 Range Rover Evoque TD4 150 Pure REVIEW, Price, Features | Fashionista Style, But A Tad Slow

when you think of automotive 'purity', the 2016 range rover evoque td4 150 pure may not be the first vehicle springing to mind. for range rover, the ‘pure’ badge signposts the e...

POSTED SAT, 2 APR, 2016

2016 Mazda CX-3 sTouring Diesel AWD REVIEW, Price, Features | Are Diesel Micro-SUVs Worth The Extra Spend?

mazda's cx-3 has style by the spadeful, an attractive sub-$20k entry price for the base cx-3 neo and wears the badge of one of australia's most popular brands on its snout. but pe...

POSTED SAT, 2 APR, 2016

2016 Toyota Aurion Sportivo REVIEW, Price, Features | Simply “Excellent To Drive”

always a smooth operator, the 2016 toyota aurion finally gets a properly ‘sports-engineered’ sportivo to add to the range. finally? well, the second-generation aurion has been on-sale f...

POSTED TUE, 29 MAR, 2016

2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 200kW REVIEW | Generous Luxury, Generous Proportions

there's no denying the attention to detail in the 2016 audi q7. it’s visible in the fastidiously tight shut-lines, the stylishly ornate head and tail-lights, and the millimetre-pre...

POSTED THU, 24 MAR, 2016

2016 BMW X1 sDrive18d REVIEW | Price, Features - An SUV Or Cool Small Hatch?

launched in 2015, the 2016 bmw x1 range has now been rounded out with a pair of two-wheel-drive models as the entry point to the range. compact, sharply-styled, and with the usual dollo...

POSTED FRI, 18 MAR, 2016

2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint REVIEW | Ford’s Local Hero Gets The Send Off It Deserves

saying farewell to a family member, a hero, an icon, was never going to be easy for ford australia. but a fitting tribute, in the shape of the ford falcon xr6 sprint and xr8 sprint, will&nbs...

POSTED THU, 17 MAR, 2016

2016 Audi Q7 160kW | Price, Specifications And Features – Audi’s ‘Slightly Cheaper’ Flying Bus

audi’s big q7 isn’t as big as it was, but only on the outside. in fact, though the new model is smaller externally, it is actually bigger inside... where it matters, arguably, for a luxury...

POSTED THU, 17 MAR, 2016

2016 Skoda Superb - Czech Quasi-Limo Dons a Sharp New Suit

i'm writing this from the back seat of skoda's brand new 2016 superb. not the most conventional way to road test a car, but then again the skoda superb isn’t your average large car.

POSTED WED, 16 MAR, 2016

2016 Ford Everest Ambiente REVIEW | Tough, Capable, But Pricey

when it comes to the 2016 ford everest range, “is base best”? in other words, is the everest ambiente, the entry-level model to a three-tier and somewhat expensive large suv rang...

POSTED WED, 16 MAR, 2016

Showdown... Kia Optima GT v Mazda6 GT v Toyota Camry Atara SL Comparison Test

tested kia optima gt ($43,990) 180kw/350nm 2.0-litre turbo 4cyl | 6-speed automatic fuel use claimed: 8.5l/100km | tested: 10.6l/100km mazda6 gt diesel ($45,540)...

POSTED MON, 14 MAR, 2016