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  • 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

     
  • 2015 Audi S8 : Phenomenal Power, Peerless Comfort

    What’s Hot: Sophisticated presentation, blistering acceleration and 'sound' What’s Not: Electronic intervention can be a little excessive X-FACTOR: The power and presence to...

     

    POSTED FRI, 14 NOV, 2014

     
  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis : Surprise Value, Power And Performance

    What’s Hot:  Impressive fit-out, space and comfort. Quiet. Plenty of car for the money. What’s Not: Top-spec isn’t luxurious enough; faux wood-trim doesn't make the grade...

     

    POSTED FRI, 7 NOV, 2014

     
  • 2015 Volvo S60 And V60 Polestar : Australian First Drive

    What’s Hot: Genuine performance capability, sheer grip, stonkin' straight six. What’s Not: Firm ride, road noise can be a little instrusive. X-FACTOR: Stunning performance for those...

     

    POSTED SAT, 1 NOV, 2014

     
  • Audi A8 : 2014 3.0 TDI Diesel Quattro

    Vehicle Style: Upper large luxury sedan Price: $195,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 190kW/580Nm 3.0 litre diesel 6cyl | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.9 l/100km | tested: 9.4 l/100km OVER...

     

    POSTED WED, 29 OCT, 2014

     
  • Lexus NX 300h : 2015 Luxury, F Sport And Sports Luxury

    What’s hot: Beautiful interior, comfortable ride, high-end technologies and Lexus build-quality. What’s not: Petrol engine sounds coarse when accelerating, CVT dulls performance. X-FACTO...

     

    POSTED TUE, 28 OCT, 2014

     
  • 2015 VW Tiguan : 155TSI R-Line, 132TSI, 130TDI, 118TSI

    What’s Hot: Refinement on-road, settled handling, strong new diesel engine What’s Not: Bit dull looking, even the R Line; steering wheel is too high  X-FACTOR: Euro techno...

     

    POSTED WED, 22 OCT, 2014

     
  • Jeep Cherokee Diesel : 2014 Launch Drive

    What’s Hot: Strong engine, smooth performance, extra towing capacity. What’s Not: Only available at the top end of the range. X-FACTOR: It’s almost as refined as the V6, ...

     

    POSTED FRI, 17 OCT, 2014

     
  • Land Rover Discovery : 2014 SE SCV6 Petrol

    Vehicle Style: Large SUV Price: $84,900 (plus onroads) Engine/trans: 250kW/450Nm 3.0 V6 supercharged petrol | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 12.0 l/100km | tested: 16.2 l/100km OVERVIEW Si...

     

    POSTED THU, 16 OCT, 2014

     
 

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