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  • BMW M3 : 2014 DCT Automatic

    August 16, 2014 Vehicle Style: High performance sedan Price: $156,430  (plus on-roads), $165,990 as-tested. Engine/trans: 317kW/550Nm 3.0 turbo petrol 6cyl | 7sp twin-clutch auto Fuel Eco...

     

    POSTED SAT, 16 AUG, 2014

     
  • Maserati Ghibli S

    August 14, 2014 Vehicle Style: Premium mid-size sedan Price: $169,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 301kW/550Nm twin-turbo 3.0-litre V6 petrol | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 10.4 l/100km O...

     

    POSTED FRI, 15 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2014 Renault Megane : GT-Line Hatch

    August 12, 2014 What’s Hot: Beautifully-sorted chassis and handling, impressive turbo engine. What’s Not: Limited rear legroom; audio-control hidden behind the wheel. X-FACTOR: Euro s...

     

    POSTED TUE, 12 AUG, 2014

     
  • Comparison : Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk vs. Isuzu MU-X LS-U

    By Tony O'Kane & Tim O'Brien Variants Reviewed Fuel, combined cycle Model Power/Torque claimed tested Isuzu MU-X LSU 4WD _130kW...

     

    POSTED MON, 11 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2014 Ford Mondeo : Titanium EcoBoost Petrol

    August 1, 2014 Vehicle Style: 5-door medium hatch Price: $44,990 Engine/trans: 149kW/300Nm 2.0 turbo 4cyl | 6sp twin-clutch auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.0 l/100km | tested: 9.4 l/100km OVER...

     

    POSTED FRI, 1 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2014 Skoda Octavia RS Wagon : 162TSI Petrol Auto

    July 28, 2014 Vehicle Style: Medium performance wagon. Price: $36,490  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 162kW/350Nm 2.0 turbo 4cyl | 6sp twin-clutch automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 6.6 l/100km...

     

    POSTED MON, 28 JUL, 2014

     
  • BMW X4 : xDrive30d And xDrive35i

    What’s hot: Brilliant performance and handling, unique style. What’s not: Unique look has its detractors, some practicality compromises. X-FACTOR: In-your-face muscled lines, huge grunt...

     

    POSTED FRI, 25 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Renault Megane GT220 Hatch

    July 24, 2014 What’s Hot: Scorching performance for the money, five-door hatch versatility. What’s Not: No automatic on offer, interior getting old. X-FACTOR: As hot as a Golf GTI, it...

     

    POSTED THU, 24 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Renault Megane : Hatch And Wagon First Drive

    What’s Hot: Great little 1.2 litre turbo, impressive handling/ride balance in Authentique grade. What’s Not: Diesel engine lacks 'oomph', pricey at the top end of t...

     

    POSTED THU, 24 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Jeep Cherokee : Sport Petrol Auto

    July 22, 2014 Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $33,500 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 130kW/229Nm 2.4 litre 4cyl petrol | 9spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.3 l/100km | tested: 9.9 l/100km...

     

    POSTED TUE, 22 JUL, 2014

     
  • Jeep Wrangler Diesel : 2014 Unlimited Sport 2.8 CRD Automatic

    July 20, 2014 Vehicle style: Five-door heavy-duty SUV wagon Price: $44,000 (plus on-road costs) Engine/trans: 2.8 litre turbo-diesel | 5spd automatic Fuel consumption listed: 8.8 l/100km |&...

     

    POSTED SUN, 20 JUL, 2014

     
  • Nissan Qashqai : 2014 TL Diesel CVT

    July 18, 2014 Vehicle style: Small 2WD SUV Price: $37,990 Engine/trans: 1.6 litre turbo-diesel: 96kW/320Nm | xtronic CVT auto Fuel consumption listed: 4.9 l/100km | tested: 7.4 l/100km.

     

    POSTED FRI, 18 JUL, 2014

     
  • Jeep Cherokee : 2014 Longitude 4x4

    July 14, 2014 Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $39,000  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 200kW/316Nm 3.2 petrol 6cyl | 9sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 10.0 l/100km | tested: 10.0 l/100km...

     

    POSTED MON, 14 JUL, 2014

     
  • Lexus NX

    July 7, 2014 What’s hot: Fantastic edgy styling, unique 'Goldilocks' size, new 2.0-litre turbo engine and some nice tech tricks. What’s not: Both autos sub-par, tyre noise in s...

     

    POSTED MON, 7 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Volvo XC60 : Drive-E T5 Luxury

    2014 VOLVO XC60 REVIEW What’s Hot: Quality build, clever interior features and good performance. What’s Not: Not quite as efficient as advertised, getting old. X-FACTOR: It's...

     

    POSTED WED, 2 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2015 Hyundai Genesis : Korean Preview Drive

    2015 HYUNDAI GENESIS REVIEW  What’s Hot: Styling, comfort, potent V6 engine, laden with technology. What’s Not: Steering notchiness, not as dynamic as the Germans. X-FACTOR: Unli...

     

    POSTED FRI, 27 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2015 Hyundai Sonata Preview Drive; Question Mark Over i40 Future

    2015 HYUNDAI SONATA PREVIEW DRIVE UPDATE: Turbo model confirmed for Australia. It’s not easy to glean much from a brief stint behind the wheel, travelling mostly in a straight line on a surf...

     

    POSTED WED, 25 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Kia Sportage : Platinum CRDi Diesel Auto

    2014 KIA SPORTAGE REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $41,390 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 135kW/392Nm 4cyl diesel | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.2 l/100km | tested: 8.6 l/100km...

     

    POSTED TUE, 24 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Volvo S60 Polestar

    Vehicle Style: Luxury performance sedan Price: $99,950 Engine/trans: 257kW/500Nm 3.0 turbo petrol 6cyl | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 10.2 l/100km | tested: 12.3 l/100km OVERVIEW...

     

    POSTED TUE, 24 JUN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

    2014 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT ALLTRACK REVIEW Vehicle style: Medium AWD Wagon   Price: $48,290 Engine/trans: 130kW/380Nm 2.0 turbodiesel | 6spd DSG, 4Motion AWD Fuel economy...

     

    POSTED MON, 23 JUN, 2014

     
 

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