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2016 Suzuki Vitara - Suzuki's Small SUV Could Become A Big Hit

the bold new vitara from suzuki arrives just in time to ride the wave of compact suv success. this new vitara joins a long line of suzuki suvs and adds a big new dollop of personality to the range.

POSTED FRI, 11 SEP, 2015

2015 Hyundai Tucson Highlander Diesel - Hyundai’s SUV Range Hits New Heights

going from the lacklustre ix35 to the genuinely excellent tucson, hyundai finally has a deserving little bro'  to its santa fe family hauler in the local line-up. that's crucial for...

POSTED TUE, 8 SEP, 2015

2015 Kia Sorento SLi V6 - A Very Comfortable Middle Ground

with a base model below it, and the luxed-up range-topper platinum above, the mid-spec kia sorento sli could be easily overlooked - a victim of middle-child syndrome. but with a healthy list...

POSTED FRI, 4 SEP, 2015

2015 Toyota Camry Atara SL – Solid, Quiet, And No Surprises…

 toyota’s top-drawer camry atara sl sedan has two years of duty before local manufacture ceases. to celebrate, or commiserate, it gets a new face, more features and a sweeter ride to appeas...

POSTED WED, 2 SEP, 2015

2015 Toyota Prado | GX, GXL, VX And Kakadu - New Engine, New Appeal

while cosmetic improvements are thin on the ground in the updated 2016 toyota prado range, the all-new diesel engine is a solid winner; it's new-found refinement transforms this capable,...

POSTED WED, 2 SEP, 2015

2016 Jaguar XE REVIEW - A New Fast 'Cat' Now On The Hunt

low, swift and dynamic at the wheel, and luxuriously trimmed inside, this is jaguar’s new xe sports saloon. it’s here to do battle in the booming premium saloon segment. that means taki...

POSTED WED, 26 AUG, 2015

2015 Kia Sorento Platinum CRDi AWD REVIEW - Kia Gets Serious About Its Seven Seat SUV

kia’s new sorento takes the leap from "family-friendly", to "family first", with a bigger interior, better noise insulation, and increased safety. this sorento platinum, at t...

POSTED WED, 26 AUG, 2015

2016 Mazda2 Sedan REVIEW - Bringing Sexy Back In A Light Sedan

the handsome, and well finished mazda2 hatch has grown a longer rump to become the mazda2 sedan. unlike its short-lived predecessor though, a more integrated look gives it a strong showing in the styl...

POSTED FRI, 21 AUG, 2015

2015 Toyota Camry Altise Hybrid : A Smart Alternative To Diesel Mid-Sizers

toyota’s camry is about as well known as parenthood and sausage-sizzles, but the hidden jewels in the range may just be the fuel-sipping hybrid models. offering big car space with light car fuel...

POSTED FRI, 7 AUG, 2015

2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI : A Lighter, Faster, Premium Family Express

audi australia, sitting on 17.0 percent growth for 2015, is in a happy place at the moment. and its new seven-seat q7 will do the cause here for europe's "number one" prem...

POSTED THU, 6 AUG, 2015

2015 Citroen C4 Launch : Comfort And Sophistication Is The Key

not quite cutting edge, not quite premium - the updated ‘three-cylinder-only’ citroen c4 is something of a niche in the busy small hatch market. citroen knows it won’t sell up a stor...

POSTED THU, 6 AUG, 2015

2015 Volvo XC90 Launch : Volvo Lands A Hit In The Luxury SUV Market

after a long wait, volvo finally has a new xc90 suv ready to go into battle against established premium players. with a high quality interior, reimagined infotainment, and bluff new styling, the new x...

POSTED TUE, 4 AUG, 2015

2016 Ford Everest Launch : Refined And Rugged 7-seater Hits The Mark

 ford’s new seven-seater hides its commercial origins well, boasting impressive refinement and driveability in a handsome, family-sized package. it’s not cheap considering some of its...

POSTED SUN, 2 AUG, 2015

2016 Hyundai Tucson : Hyundai's Medium SUV Finds Its Groove

 hyundai’s tucson nameplate returns, but this time in a bigger, more mature package that’s sure to make an impact in the booming medium suv segment. a rewarding drive and a strong sta...

POSTED FRI, 31 JUL, 2015

2015 Toyota Aurion AT-X : Familiar To The Core But No Worse For It

now in its final update, toyota’s last ‘big aussie six’ emerges with only light changes. what matters to families and fleets everywhere remains the same though - this is hard working...

POSTED TUE, 28 JUL, 2015

2015 Honda Civic VTi-LN : The Price Is Right? Wrong...

the civic hatch now has a navigation-equipped flagship model in the auto-only vti-ln, with leather seats and a few cosmetic enhancements to go with it. but it costs $4100 more than the closely-sp...

POSTED SAT, 25 JUL, 2015

2015 Subaru Forester 2.0D-S Auto : This one is the pick...

what’s hot: good handling and economy, reasonably spacious, decent off road what’s not: noisy diesel from outside, not exactly quick, no 'eyesight' or stop-start x-fact...

POSTED MON, 20 JUL, 2015

2015 Nissan Micra Ti : A Better Bargain Buy

what’s hot: good value, tight turning circle, standard navigation what’s not: old-school 4-speed auto, engine noise, no steering reach-adjustment x-factor: "affordable" ne...

POSTED SUN, 12 JUL, 2015

Skoda Fabia : Smarter, Sharper And Lots Of Gear

what’s hot: new smartphone mirroring tech, aeb standard, great to drive what’s not: no cruise control in 66tsi, hard cabin plastics, auto is expensive x-factor: sharper style, impre...

POSTED WED, 8 JUL, 2015

2015 Peugeot 508 Allure HDi : Comfortable Long-Legged Cruiser

vehicle style: medium sedan price: $44,990  (drive-away) engine/trans: 120kw/340nm 2.0 turbo diesel 4cyl | 6sp automatic fuel economy claimed: 5.7 l/100km | tested: 8.9 l/100km overview...

POSTED WED, 1 JUL, 2015