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  • 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...

     

    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

     
  • Citroen Picasso : 2015 - Ca Va? Citroen’s Cool Category Bender

    What’s hot: Stuffed with high-end features, individual style, big boot and eager engine. What’s not: The price may be a hurdle for buyers, shame there’s no diesel. X-FACTOR: More t...

     

    POSTED WED, 11 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 Ford Falcon G6E EcoBoost : Good, Not Great

    Vehicle Style: Large sedan Price: $40,110 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 176kW/353Nm 2.0 4cyl petrol | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.7 l/100km | tested: 10.8 l/100km OVERVIEW The EcoBoos...

     

    POSTED TUE, 10 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 Lexus NX 200t : A Sharper, Faster, Much Better NX

    What's hot: Faultless Lexus interior, premium features, turbo engine and proper six-speed auto. What's not: No sporting 'burble' at the pipes, thirsty when pushed hard. X-FACTOR: Bet...

     

    POSTED SAT, 7 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 Peugeot 308 Allure Touring

    Vehicle Style: Small wagon Price: $37,490 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 110kW/370Nm 2.0 turbo diesel 4cyl | 6spd automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 4.2 l/100km | tested: 6.7 l/100km OVERVIEW I...

     

    POSTED WED, 4 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 Mazda6 : A Classier, Affordable Midsizer

    What’s hot: Super stylish inside and out, new technical features What’s not: Petrol engine a little noisy and a little underpowered X-FACTOR: A classy midsizer made even better...

     

    POSTED WED, 4 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 BMW X6 : More Of Everything

    What’s Hot: Stunning performance for an SUV, bold looks. What’s Not: Limited rear headroom, fussy ride. X-FACTOR: As the lovechild of a sports car and an SUV, the BMW X6 does a decent jo...

     

    POSTED MON, 2 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 Ford Falcon XR8 : Power, In Spades... But?

    Vehicle Style: Large performance sedan Price: $54,690  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 335kW/570Nm 5.0 supercharged petrol V8 | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 13.7 l/100km | tested: 17.7 l/10...

     

    POSTED WED, 28 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Volkswagen Tiguan : 155TSI R Line

    Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $44,990  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 155kW/280Nm 4cyl turbo petrol | 7spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.8 l/100km | tested: 11.0 l/100km OVERVIEW As pa...

     

    POSTED TUE, 27 JAN, 2015

     
  • Mazda CX-5 : 2015 Grand Touring And Akera Diesel - Quieter, Comfortable, Better

    What’s hot: Quieter, more comfortable, just as dynamic and appealing. What’s not: Manual trans only for base-spec cars, 2.0 litre has to work pretty hard. X-FACTOR: The updated CX-5 make...

     

    POSTED WED, 21 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite CRDi

    Vehicle Style: Large SUV Price: $48,490 Engine/trans: 145kW/421Nm 2.2 diesel 4cyl | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.3 l/100km | tested: 7.7 l/100km OVERVIEW Updated late last year, the Hyu...

     

    POSTED WED, 14 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz C250 Diesel

    Vehicle Style:Premium mid-size sedan Price: $70,400 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 150kW/500Nm 4cylturbo-diesel | 7spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 4.5 l/100km | tested: 6.7 l/100km OVERVIEW C...

     

    POSTED FRI, 9 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis Ultimate : Surprise Contender

    Vehicle Style: Large Luxury Sedan Price: $82,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 232kW/397Nm 3.8 petrol 6cyl | 8sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 11.2 l/100km | tested: 10.2 l/100km OVERVIEW...

     

    POSTED THU, 8 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2014 Audi RS6 Avant : The Power And The Glory

    Vehicle Style: 5-door station wagon Price: $225,000; $244,140 as tested Engine/trans: 412kW/700Nm 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.8l/100km | tested: Not recorded...

     

    POSTED TUE, 23 DEC, 2014

     
  • 2015 Ford Kuga : Ambiente And Titanium, EcoBoost and Diesel

    What’s hot: Comfortable settled ride, brilliant SYNC 'hands free' technology, new engines transform performance. What’s not: Some cabin trims below par, button-operated sportshift...

     

    POSTED TUE, 23 DEC, 2014

     
 

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