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2015 Toyota Prius V review - Low On Thirst, Low On Appeal

facelifted for 2015, the toyota prius v puts a seemingly winning pitch to buyers. the ability to shift seven bodies in a vehicle with official fuel consumption of 4.4 litres per 100 kilometres makes f...

POSTED MON, 26 OCT, 2015

2015 Holden Captiva 7 LS - Long In The Tooth, But The Value Leader

if you need to haul seven bodies on a budget, few suvs do cheap-as-chips multi-seater motoring as capably as the holden captiva 7. it isn’t flash, yet, particularly with this entry-...

POSTED SAT, 24 OCT, 2015

2016 Toyota Fortuner REVIEW - GX, GXL And Crusade – Toyota’s Tough New Benchmark

toyota has hit the nail on the head with its new 2016 fortuner. this car, with toyota's australian technical centre having taken a lead role in its engineering and development, is right in the ...

POSTED FRI, 23 OCT, 2015

2015 Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium CVT – Still The 'Truest' Crossover

bigger than the forester, but more capable than a liberty, the outback straddles the divide between two of subaru’s most popular models. unlike the petrol versions of both of those cars howev...

POSTED THU, 22 OCT, 2015

2015 Hyundai Tucson Elite - Smart, Comfortable... The 'Happy Medium' SUV

the hyundai tucson, replacing the ageing ix35, has now grown up enough to be considered a medium suv to rival the mazda cx-5, toyota rav4, nissan x-trail and subaru forester (in order of sales po...

POSTED SUN, 18 OCT, 2015

2016 Jeep Renegade : Junior Jeep Takes On The Small SUV Establishment

looking something like a shrunken wrangler but built on a fiat platform, the renegade ventures into new territory for the jeep brand.  compact crossovers are rapidly becoming the car of choice...

POSTED FRI, 16 OCT, 2015

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR – A Sauced-up Santa Fe

 hyundai’s launch of its ‘n’ sub-brand (as seen on its world rally championship i20s) heralds the big, capable korean’s rising interest in the sports-performance end of th...

POSTED THU, 15 OCT, 2015

2015 Volvo XC90 T6 Inscription : The Sensational Swede

volvo’s xc90 is a big bus for big families, and in t6 inscription guise it’s big on luxury as well. it’s got size and space to spare, a willing turbo motor and enough technology t...

POSTED THU, 15 OCT, 2015

2016 Volkswagen Passat - Swift And Roomy With A Premium Twist

now in its eighth generation, the new volkswagen passat arrives with more standard features, stronger and more fuel-efficient engines, and a base price that's $4000 lower. there’s...

POSTED WED, 14 OCT, 2015

2015 BMW 3 Series - Still The Drivers Choice

the bmw 3 series isn’t just a standout-seller for the brand, it’s also the vehicle that pioneered the ‘sports sedan’ segment that many mid-size luxury sedans attempt to la...

POSTED FRI, 9 OCT, 2015

2015 Mitsubishi ASX LS Petrol CVT 2WD - Getting On, But Good Buying

 mitsubishi's asx has been around in its current generation since 2010. its age is showing, but that hasn't slowed it in the showroom. with a reasonable 110kw and 197nm of torque...

POSTED THU, 1 OCT, 2015

2015 Mazda6 Wagon GT Diesel - Japanese Style Leader… Who Needs Europe?

 mazda’s 6 wagon is not only one of the best-looking of the medium wagon brigade, but also one of the best-buying. for class and refinement, it sits ahead of its competitors, and the 2.2...

POSTED SUN, 27 SEP, 2015

2015 Mazda BT-50 XT Dual-Cab 4x2 Automatic – Better Looking, And With More Stuff

 we approve of the bolder, less-polarising styling of the updated mazda bt-50; the handsome new alloy wheels also help.  while available in 4x4 and 4x2 configurations, the bt-50 4x2...

POSTED SUN, 27 SEP, 2015

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV - A New Name For A Familiar Face

a new look front end, a new dashboard, and a new name help set the mercedes-benz gle apart from the outgoing ml. dig a little deeper though and there’s still acres of space and a properly high-e...

POSTED FRI, 25 SEP, 2015

2015 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack Wagon - Better Than The Tiguan... Much

 volkswagen’s new golf alltrack wagon comes packing “a lot of car”. with all-wheel-drive surefootedness, underbody protection and a raised stance for getting to those more ou...

POSTED THU, 24 SEP, 2015

2015 Toyota Corolla ZR Sedan - When Small Sedans Ain't Small

 the just-facelifted toyota corolla hatchback has hogged the limelight for the corolla badge, with an injection of sex appeal, new colours and stylish new lines. but if 'sex' is...

POSTED TUE, 22 SEP, 2015

2015 Ford Focus Trend – A Fat Feature List And A Cracking Engine

the focus is one of the blue oval’s biggest selling nameplates, produced at eight plants around the world and accounting for more than one million sales annually. that international success...

POSTED TUE, 22 SEP, 2015

2015 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS 4x4 - Ripe For Family Duties

mitsubishi may not have re-invented the wheel with its updated outlander suv, but it certainly gave its strong-selling family suv a thorough going-over. the medium suv now sports sharp ...

POSTED FRI, 18 SEP, 2015

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