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2017 Mitsubishi ASX LS 4x2 | Fresh Looks, Lots Of Space

mitsubishi's top-selling suv – the asx – has joined its larger siblisngs outlander and pajero sport by adopting the latest front-end style featuring the corporate 'dynami...

POSTED THU, 13 APR, 2017

2017 Toyota Corolla Ascent Manual Sedan | A Small Sedan With Big Dimensions

space is a wonderful thing to have. australia’s biggest cities are fast running out of it as mcmansions dominate shrinking land packages in suburban fringes, while city centres feature ever-tall...


2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV | A Sharper Look For Mitsubishi’s Green Hero

the mitsubishi outlander phev was first launched in 2014, at a time when the concept of a plug-in hybrid was still relatively unheard of for production vehicles, putting mitsubishi at the head of a wa...


2017 Mazda CX-5 | First Drive - Refinement Gets A Big Boost In Mazda’s Best-Selling SUV

a new suit of clothes on the outside and a fresh take on interior design make the new mazda cx-5 different enough from its predecessor to buoy buyer interest, yet mazda has been slightly conservative...


2017 MG GS First Drive REVIEW - A Great First Impression, But One That Fades

the mg gs suv has touched down in australia, and with it comes a list of questions. let's get those questions out of the way: no, this isn't anything like a classic mg roadster. y...

POSTED THU, 30 MAR, 2017

2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line - Performance Sedan Is A Quality All-Rounder

in more ways than one the volkswagen passat 206 tsi r-line represents the future of large performance sedans once australian manufacturing winds up later this year. with a claimed 0-100km/h of 5.5...

POSTED MON, 20 MAR, 2017

2017 Kia Sorento GT Line REVIEW | A New Range-Topping Model For Kia’s Competent Large Seven-Seat SUV

kia has boosted the lineup of its sorento seven-seat suv with the addition of a new range-topping gt-line model. priced at $58,490 (plus on road costs), the latest sorento variant takes square ai...

POSTED SAT, 18 MAR, 2017

2017 Mini Countryman First Drive | Mini’s Big-Guy Shows Its More Grown-Up Side

this is the mini that isn’t. well, it isn't as mini as it used to be but it’s hardly a barge. the new mini countryman has grown-up and grown bigger; it’s 202mm longer compar...

POSTED MON, 13 MAR, 2017

2017 Peugeot 2008 First Drive REVIEW | Righting The Wrongs Of The Original

though peugeot got plenty right with the original 2008 crossover, it freely admits some elements were wrong. the brand did an admirable job anticipating the trend for compact suvs, beating many riv...


2017 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg Edition - Aging SUV Gets Some New Claws

it’s rather fitting that the volkswagen touareg v6 tdi wolfsburg is the latest model have the coat of arms of its maker’s home town stickered to its rump. okay, the touareg is actually...


2017 Jeep Compass International Preview Drive | Bigger, Bolder, More Premium Junior Jeep

australia won’t get the new jeep compass until the end of 2017, but before jeep’s new-generation suv lands locally tmr was invited to san antonio, texas to sample the second generation of...


2017 Skoda Octavia RS 230 - A Sporty Alternative To The SUV Set

it is reasonably audacious for the skoda octavia rs 230 wagon to claim it can do both sports and utility better than a vehicle that actually wears the suv tag. to be fair to skoda, the volkswagen g...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E 200 | Next-Level Limousine Sophistication

the flagship mercedes-benz sedan, the s-class, is synonymous with setting new standards for the limousine class with each generation, debuting new high-end technologies, ever more opulent interiors, a...

POSTED MON, 27 FEB, 2017

2017 Land Rover Discovery Overseas Preview Drive | Softer Styling Hides Serious Off-Road Ability

still months away from its australian debut, the land rover discovery has already ruffled owners of previous generations thanks to its more rounded styling and by shifting a low-range transfer case on...

POSTED MON, 27 FEB, 2017

2017 Skoda Superb Sportline First Drive REVIEW - Cool Without Trying Too Hard

while skoda’s 2017 superb sportline might seem like nothing more than a trace of lipstick and a hint of mascara, it’s amazing what a splash of makeup can do in altering your perceptions.

POSTED FRI, 24 FEB, 2017

2017 BMW 5 Series First Drive REVIEW - Shrunken 7 Series In Sports Sedan Packaging

even though your first grade maths teacher will say it's impossible, seven easily divides into five - at least that's the impression we got from our first drive of the 2017 bmw 5 series.

POSTED FRI, 24 FEB, 2017

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...


2017 Skoda Yeti Outdoor 110TSI 4x4 | A Sporty Twist For The Compact Czech SUV…And It’s Good

a 110kw/250nm turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine, dual-clucth six-speed automatic transmission, 4motion all wheel drive and 17-inch black alloy wheels all sounds like the ingredients for a sporty vo...