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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class First Ride | A Passenger Seat Spin In Merc’s Hay Hauler

mercedes-benz knows that its first-ever dual cab ute, the 2018 x-class, is very different from anything the company has done before. of course most people would be familiar with the brand’s plus...

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2018 Holden Acadia Preview Drive REVIEW - Seven-Seater With American Swagger

at long last, holden will finally have a full-sized, road-biased family suv on dealership forecourts in mid-2018, with the arrival of the new acadia. designed and built by gmc in north america, the...

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2018 Holden Equinox Preview Drive REVIEW - Holden's Future CX-5 Fighter

the 2018 holden equinox is vital for the brand, replacing the captiva suv as holden's alternative to mazda's cx-5 and the toyota rav4. holden is in the midst of a historic transformation as...

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2017 Audi Q5 And SQ5 First Drive | Round Two For Audi’s Family Favourite

audi was early to the medium suv game when it launched the q5 in 2009, and the first generation model proved to be a hit with buyers with it holding the number one spot in its class from launch until...

POSTED THU, 13 JUL, 2017

2017 Nissan X-Trail Ti | Roomy And Right-Sized For Aussie Families

nissan’s updated x-trail has arrived to help the japanese brand’s medium suv face-off against newer segment offerings like the mazda cx-5 and volkswagen tiguan. there’s been no he...

POSTED MON, 10 JUL, 2017

2017 Land Rover Discovery First Drive | Real Room For Seven In A Lighter, More High-Tech Package

land rover has gambled with the discovery’s future by giving the all-new model a more friendly face and an overall style that’s more approachable and less chiselled than the model it repla...

POSTED THU, 6 JUL, 2017

2017 Toyota Kluger GXL AWD | No Step Forward For Toyota’s Updated Family Hauler

when it comes to large suvs, toyota is king with not one, but three cars in the class thanks to the off-roadable fortuner and prado and the more urban-suited kluger which sits alongside competitors li...

POSTED WED, 28 JUN, 2017

2017 Ford Escape Titanium EcoBoost | Chock-Full Of Features, But Safety Still Optional

ford needs its escape suv to be more things to more people. now that the large territory no longer exists and the full-size everest might be too big and bulky for the average suburban family, the esca...

POSTED MON, 26 JUN, 2017

2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD | Huge Space, Comfort, And Refinement For Aussie Families

in australia the large car (that's sedans and wagons) is almost dead and buried, and in its place there’s the large suv delivering the same big car space with added practicality - and in the...

POSTED SAT, 24 JUN, 2017

2017 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA 30 Years | A Birthday Present And A Farewell Gift Rolled Into One

what a difference 29 years makes. when hsv launched its first commodore based performance car, the ss group a in 1988, it produced a rather paltry (by today's standards) 180kw from a 5.0-litr...

POSTED WED, 14 JUN, 2017

2017 Honda Odyssey VTi | The Family Hauler That Lost Its Way

evolution is said to refine a species, but the 2017 honda odyssey vti marks four years since the nameplate made a radical departure from the four generations of people mover that preceded it. since...

POSTED THU, 8 JUN, 2017

2017 Nissan Navara ST-X Series 2 | Nissan’s Dual Cab Gets A Hard-Work Upgrade

the nissan navara treads a somewhat unique path in the dual-cab ute sector as the only ute of its kind to feature a coil-sprung rear end. single and extra cab utes feature traditional leaf springs, so...

POSTED WED, 7 JUN, 2017

2017 Ford Escape Trend 1.5l EcoBoost 2WD | Loaded With Features, But Short On Driver Appeal

ford has been strangely quiet about its newest suv, the escape - although ‘new’ might be overstating things a little. the 2017 ford escape is really an updated version of the previous kuga...

POSTED MON, 5 JUN, 2017

2017 Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI 4x4 First Drive | An Ideal Family Companion With Smart But Sensible Touches

skoda’s transformation from oddball outsider to mainstream value brand takes a massive leap forward with the arrival of the seven-seat kodiaq suv, the first vehicle of its kind from the czech br...

POSTED THU, 1 JUN, 2017

2017 Mini Cooper S Countryman | An Icon On The Outside With A Thoughtfully Modern Twist

with shiny red duco and a bold white contrasting roof, the mini you see before you lives up to the stereotype - except for one thing, the size of it. this is the biggest car ever to wear a mini b...

POSTED THU, 25 MAY, 2017

2017 Mercedes-Benz E 220 d All-Terrain First Drive | A Benz Wagon With The Soul Of An SUV

mercedes-benz has an interesting history with premium suvs - the brand started the prestige off-roader movement with its ml in the 1990s, yet for all that model’s success mercedes has been reluc...

POSTED FRI, 19 MAY, 2017

2017 Honda Civic Hatch First Drive | Maximum Attitude On The Outside, Sensible Engineering Underneath

australian new car buyers love a small hatch. and while sedans sell well in the segment they just can’t match five-door sales which is why honda australia must be over the moon that it now has a...

POSTED THU, 11 MAY, 2017

2017 Hyundai i30 First Drive | More Safety, More Features, And More to Like

when the first generation hyundai i30 arrived, it signalled a change within the brand. no longer content to be known as a maker of cheap and cheerful cars, hyundai had a more balance approach in mind.

POSTED FRI, 5 MAY, 2017

2017 Nissan X-Trail Series 2 First Drive | Improved Safety And A Bolder Nose Are All Nissan Has For Now

after over 15 years on sale the nissan x-trail is one of the longer-running nameplates in the burgeoning medium suv segment, but time has brought a long list of competitors offering all kinds of...

POSTED FRI, 5 MAY, 2017

2017 Haval H6 Premium | Strong Value In The Medium SUV Class, But Questions Remain

australia’s medium suv category is bursting at the seams with competitors, and with continued sales growth in the class it makes sense that any new competitor would aim here first - which is exa...

POSTED THU, 4 MAY, 2017