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  • 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 YESTERDAY

     
  • 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

     
  • 2015 Volkswagen Passat : Preview Drive

    What’s hot: Improved styling, groundbreaking digital dashboard, Golf-like driving enjoyment, quiet and strong engines What’s not: Steering a bit too light; we may not get the up-spec TSI...

     

    POSTED FRI, 10 OCT, 2014

     
  • Infiniti Q50 : 2014 Hybrid S Premium AWD

    Vehicle Style: Medium luxury sedan Price: $73,400 Engine/trans: 268kW/546Nm 3.5 petrol 6cyl, electric motor | 7spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.2 l/100km | tested: 7.8 l/100km OVERVI...

     

    POSTED FRI, 10 OCT, 2014

     
  • BMW X4 : 2014 xDrive30d xLine Automatic

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $83,900 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 190kW/560Nm 3.0 turbodiesel 6cyl | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.1 l/100km | tested: 8.2 l/100km OVERVIEW It's...

     

    POSTED WED, 1 OCT, 2014

     
  • 2014 Infiniti Q50 2.0T : GT, S And S Premium

    What’s Hot: Crisp handling, sumptuous cabin and beautiful ride. What’s Not: Lame ‘sound’, not quite convinced of the steer-by-wire feel. X-FACTOR: Pound for po...

     

    POSTED TUE, 30 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2015 Peugeot 308 : The France Drive

    What's Hot: Sublime chassis, beautiful interior, few vices. What's Not: Missing cupholder, marginally more costly than key competition  X-FACTOR: Whether hatch or wagon, the new 308 is...

     

    POSTED TUE, 30 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2015 Peugeot 508 : The Spain Drive

    What's Hot: A stylish facelift that falls into the "it should have always looked this way" category. What's Not: For now, the high price point of the current range. For 2015, we'...

     

    POSTED FRI, 26 SEP, 2014

     
  • BMW X3 : 2014 xDrive20d

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $64,400 (plus on-roads), $74,665 as-tested Engine/trans: 140kW/400Nm 2.0 turbo diesel 4cyl | 8sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 5.2 l/100km Tested: 8.7 l/10...

     

    POSTED SAT, 20 SEP, 2014

     
  • Skoda Yeti : 2014 90TSI Automatic

    Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $28,290  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 90kW/200Nm 1.4 turbo petrol 4cyl | 7sp twin-clutch automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 6.8 l/100km | tested: 8.1 l/100km...

     

    POSTED FRI, 19 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2014 Kia Sportage : Si Premium

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $29,990  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 122kW/205Nm 2.0 petrol 4cyl | 6sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 8.4 l/100km | tested: 9.2 l/100km OVERVIEW Kia...

     

    POSTED SAT, 13 SEP, 2014

     
  • BMW X4 : 2014 xDrive35i

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $87,430  (plus on-roads), $96,550 as-tested. Engine/trans: 235kW/400Nm 3.0 turbo petrol 6cyl | 8sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.3 l/100km | tested: 12.9 l/100k...

     

    POSTED MON, 8 SEP, 2014

     
 

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