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  • 2015 Subaru Outback 3.6R Premium : Classy Crossover A Ripe Alternative To Soggy SUVs

    Vehicle Style: Large SUV Price: $47,990  (plus on-road costs Engine/trans: 191kW/350Nm 3.6 petrol 6cyl | CVT auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.9 l/100km | tested: 12.1 l/100km (man...

     

    POSTED SUN, 19 APR, 2015

     
  • Mitsubishi Outlander : 2015 XLS Seven-seat 4WD CVT Petrol

    What's Hot: Much improved CVT auto, quiet and comfy on-road, standout styling. What's Not: Inadequate front-passenger legroom, fuel consumption not the best. X-FACTOR: Family friendly seven-...

     

    POSTED SUN, 19 APR, 2015

     
  • BMW X5M And X6M 2015: Something Wicked This Way Comes

    What’s hot: Totally awesome power and performance, race-car grip, a technological tour-de-force. What’s not: Tight rear seat in X6 M, drinks like a sailor if driven hard, no ‘city-s...

     

    POSTED WED, 15 APR, 2015

     
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport : 2015 SD4 - Impressive On-Road, Class Leading Off It

    What’s hot: Real on-road presence, flexible interior, drives exceptionally well. What’s not: Some interior trims cheapen the feel; inadequate outward adjustment for the driver’s ext...

     

    POSTED SAT, 11 APR, 2015

     
  • 2015 Hyundai i30 Series 2 : Better Than Before, But Just...

    What’s Hot: Diesel engine and twin-clutch auto, enhanced spec. What’s Not: Fidgety ride, 1.8 petrol is a little dull. X-FACTOR: With feature lists and styling sharpened up for 2015,...

     

    POSTED FRI, 10 APR, 2015

     
  • Ford Mondeo : 2015 Ambiente, Trend And Titanium - Is This Australia‚Äôs Safest Family Car?

    What's hot: Swift sure-footed handling, smart style, HUGE boot, four-cylinder thirst. What's not: Rear styling barely changed, no reversing camera in Ambiente, no manual option X-FACTOR: As...

     

    POSTED FRI, 10 APR, 2015

     
  • 2015 Lexus NX 200t Sports Luxury - A Turbo-Driven Transformation

    What’s Hot: Highly specced, engine hits the mark, premium value.buying  What’s Not: Six-speed auto not especially sharp, smaller boot than some. X-FACTOR: Transformed by its turbo e...

     

    POSTED THU, 9 APR, 2015

     
  • 2015 Skoda Octavia Scout

    What’s Hot: Well-rounded engine range, drives great on and off road, value for money. What’s Not: No auto for base model, too many hard cabin plastics. X-FACTOR: Skoda’s Scout...

     

    POSTED THU, 26 MAR, 2015

     
  • Audi A6, Audi A7: 2015 - A Sharper, Slicker, Set Of Suits

    What’s Hot: Clean styling, more technology and features, 3.0 TDI is a pearler. What’s Not: Not terribly much, if we’re honest. X-FACTOR: Audi’s classy big four-doors have bec...

     

    POSTED SUN, 22 MAR, 2015

     
  • Peugeot 508 : 2015 Active And Allure Sedans

    What’s hot: Smooth, quiet, economical sedan with sharp new looks What’s not: Big price gap to the diesel variants, cramped back seats X-FACTOR: The ‘forgotten’ large car, but...

     

    POSTED FRI, 20 MAR, 2015

     
  • Subaru Forester : 2015 2.0D Diesel Automatic

    What’s Hot: Smooth, quiet diesel, CVT auto hard to fault, sorted infotainment system, . What’s Not: Leisurely away from stop, no 'eyesight' safety tech available. X-FACTOR:&...

     

    POSTED THU, 19 MAR, 2015

     
  • BMW X6 M Sport : 2015 xDrive50i - Brawn, With More Brawn

    What’s Hot: Exceptional performance, V8 engine is a pearler, not all that that impractical. What’s Not: Price gap between X5 and X6, choppy ride. X-FACTOR: As brawny as a heavyweight box...

     

    POSTED THU, 12 MAR, 2015

     
  • Mazda6 : 2015 Atenza Diesel - Smooth As Silk

    MAZDA6 ATENZA What’s Hot: New-found refinement, slick auto, swift and silky on-road What’s Not: Rear-seat roominess more limited than some of the competitors. X-FACTOR: Slinky style s...

     

    POSTED SUN, 8 MAR, 2015

     
  • Lexus NX : 2015 NX300h F Sport

    Vehicle Style: Medium luxury SUV Price: $66,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 114kW/210Nm petrol; 105kW/270Nm electric | CVT automatic System output: 147kW  Fuel Economy claimed: 5...

     

    POSTED FRI, 6 MAR, 2015

     
  • Kia Carnival 2015: S V6 Petrol & SLi Diesel People Movers

    What's hot: Genuine all-new people-mover with a stylish, functional interior. What's not: Thirsty petrol engine, limited features in base model. X-FACTOR: The new segment leader? Dollar for...

     

    POSTED FRI, 27 FEB, 2015

     
  • Honda HR-V : 2015 VTi-L, A Magic Little Honda

    What's Hot: Super-flexible ‘magic seats' system; attention-grabbing styling. What's Not: No air-vents for rear-passengers; no electric seat-adjustment. X FACTOR: Car-like driving d...

     

    POSTED FRI, 27 FEB, 2015

     
  • Peugeot 308 GT : 2015 Sweet And Warm, Not So Hot

    What’s Hot: High level of equipment, good balance of handling/comfort and performance. What’s Not: Not really a hot-hatch (but more than 'warm'), despite the price. X-FACTOR...

     

    POSTED WED, 25 FEB, 2015

     
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 S : Take No Prisoners

    What's hot:  A serious track-spec Q car with big back seats and a boot (and an immense sound). What's not: As firm as Bronwyn Bishop and unsettled - even offended - by bumps. X-FACTOR:...

     

    POSTED TUE, 24 FEB, 2015

     
  • Hyundai Sonata 2015: Hyundai Hits New Heights In Midsizer Market

    What’s Hot: Sweet turbo engine, handles well, generous interior space. What’s Not: Dull cabin design, front parking sensors only on high-grade model. X-FACTOR: An appealing sed...

     

    POSTED FRI, 13 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 Honda HR-V : CR-V's Baby Bro Gets High Marks

    What’s Hot: Spacious rear seat, comfortable suspension, sharp interior design. What’s Not: Doughy CVT, flimsy parcel shelf, no integrated sat-nav. X-FACTOR: Honda's HR-V shows other...

     

    POSTED THU, 12 FEB, 2015

     
 

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