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Subaru Forester : 2015 2.0D Diesel Automatic

what’s hot: smooth, quiet diesel, cvt auto hard to fault, sorted infotainment system, . what’s not: leisurely away from stop, no 'eyesight' safety tech available. x-factor:&...

POSTED THU, 19 MAR, 2015

BMW X6 M Sport : 2015 xDrive50i - Brawn, With More Brawn

what’s hot: exceptional performance, v8 engine is a pearler, not all that that impractical. what’s not: price gap between x5 and x6, choppy ride. x-factor: as brawny as a heavyweight box...

POSTED THU, 12 MAR, 2015

Mazda6 : 2015 Atenza Diesel - Smooth As Silk

mazda6 atenza what’s hot: new-found refinement, slick auto, swift and silky on-road what’s not: rear-seat roominess more limited than some of the competitors. x-factor: slinky style s...

POSTED SUN, 8 MAR, 2015

Lexus NX : 2015 NX300h F Sport

vehicle style: medium luxury suv price: $66,000 (plus on-roads) engine/trans: 114kw/210nm petrol; 105kw/270nm electric | cvt automatic system output: 147kw  fuel economy claimed: 5...

POSTED FRI, 6 MAR, 2015

Kia Carnival 2015: S V6 Petrol & SLi Diesel People Movers

what's hot: genuine all-new people-mover with a stylish, functional interior. what's not: thirsty petrol engine, limited features in base model. x-factor: the new segment leader? dollar for...

POSTED FRI, 27 FEB, 2015

Honda HR-V : 2015 VTi-L, A Magic Little Honda

what's hot: super-flexible ‘magic seats' system; attention-grabbing styling. what's not: no air-vents for rear-passengers; no electric seat-adjustment. x factor: car-like driving d...

POSTED FRI, 27 FEB, 2015

Peugeot 308 GT : 2015 Sweet And Warm, Not So Hot

what’s hot: high level of equipment, good balance of handling/comfort and performance. what’s not: not really a hot-hatch (but more than 'warm'), despite the price. x-factor...

POSTED WED, 25 FEB, 2015

Mercedes-AMG C63 S : Take No Prisoners

what's hot:  a serious track-spec q car with big back seats and a boot (and an immense sound). what's not: as firm as bronwyn bishop and unsettled - even offended - by bumps. x-factor:...

POSTED TUE, 24 FEB, 2015

Hyundai Sonata 2015: Hyundai Hits New Heights In Midsizer Market

what’s hot: sweet turbo engine, handles well, generous interior space. what’s not: dull cabin design, front parking sensors only on high-grade model. x-factor: an appealing sed...

POSTED FRI, 13 FEB, 2015

2015 Honda HR-V : CR-V's Baby Bro Gets High Marks

what’s hot: spacious rear seat, comfortable suspension, sharp interior design. what’s not: doughy cvt, flimsy parcel shelf, no integrated sat-nav. x-factor: honda's hr-v shows other...

POSTED THU, 12 FEB, 2015

Citroen Picasso : 2015 - Ca Va? Citroen’s Cool Category Bender

what’s hot: stuffed with high-end features, individual style, big boot and eager engine. what’s not: the price may be a hurdle for buyers, shame there’s no diesel. x-factor: more t...

POSTED WED, 11 FEB, 2015

2015 Ford Falcon G6E EcoBoost : Good, Not Great

vehicle style: large sedan price: $40,110 (plus on-roads) engine/trans: 176kw/353nm 2.0 4cyl petrol | 6spd auto fuel economy claimed: 8.7 l/100km | tested: 10.8 l/100km overview the ecoboos...

POSTED TUE, 10 FEB, 2015

2015 Lexus NX 200t : A Sharper, Faster, Much Better NX

what's hot: faultless lexus interior, premium features, turbo engine and proper six-speed auto. what's not: no sporting 'burble' at the pipes, thirsty when pushed hard. x-factor: bet...

POSTED SAT, 7 FEB, 2015

2015 Peugeot 308 Allure Touring

vehicle style: small wagon price: $37,490 (plus on-roads) engine/trans: 110kw/370nm 2.0 turbo diesel 4cyl | 6spd automatic fuel economy claimed: 4.2 l/100km | tested: 6.7 l/100km overview i...

POSTED WED, 4 FEB, 2015

2015 Mazda6 : A Classier, Affordable Midsizer

what’s hot: super stylish inside and out, new technical features what’s not: petrol engine a little noisy and a little underpowered x-factor: a classy midsizer made even better...

POSTED WED, 4 FEB, 2015

2015 BMW X6 : More Of Everything

what’s hot: stunning performance for an suv, bold looks. what’s not: limited rear headroom, fussy ride. x-factor: as the lovechild of a sports car and an suv, the bmw x6 does a decent jo...

POSTED MON, 2 FEB, 2015

2015 Ford Falcon XR8 : Power, In Spades... But?

vehicle style: large performance sedan price: $54,690  (plus on-roads) engine/trans: 335kw/570nm 5.0 supercharged petrol v8 | 6sp auto fuel economy claimed: 13.7 l/100km | tested: 17.7 l/10...

POSTED WED, 28 JAN, 2015

2015 Volkswagen Tiguan : 155TSI R Line

vehicle style: small suv price: $44,990  (plus on-roads) engine/trans: 155kw/280nm 4cyl turbo petrol | 7spd auto fuel economy claimed: 8.8 l/100km | tested: 11.0 l/100km overview as pa...

POSTED TUE, 27 JAN, 2015

Mazda CX-5 : 2015 Grand Touring And Akera Diesel - Quieter, Comfortable, Better

what’s hot: quieter, more comfortable, just as dynamic and appealing. what’s not: manual trans only for base-spec cars, 2.0 litre has to work pretty hard. x-factor: the updated cx-5 make...

POSTED WED, 21 JAN, 2015

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite CRDi

vehicle style: large suv price: $48,490 engine/trans: 145kw/421nm 2.2 diesel 4cyl | 6sp auto fuel economy claimed: 7.3 l/100km | tested: 7.7 l/100km overview updated late last year, the hyu...

POSTED WED, 14 JAN, 2015