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2015 Falcon FGX Range : Falcon LPi, G6E Ecoboost And G6E Turbo

what’s hot: brilliant sync 2 system; improved fuel consumption, large-car space and comfort. what’s not: interior feels like yesterday, and big sedans are yesterday. x-factor: it’s...

POSTED FRI, 28 NOV, 2014

New Falcon XR8 : The Power And The Passion

what’s hot: superb power & handling, brilliant sync2 system, comfortable ride. what’s not: interior fit-out is a generation adrift, lost some v8 aural excitement. x-factor: one for t...

POSTED THU, 27 NOV, 2014

2014 Nissan X-Trail TS : 1.6 Diesel 2WD CVT Auto

vehicle style: medium suv price: $35,380 (plus on-roads) engine/trans: 96kw/320nm 1.6 turbo diesel 4cyl | cvt auto fuel economy claimed: 5.3 l/100km | tested: 6.1 l/100km overview it's...

POSTED SUN, 23 NOV, 2014

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 FRI, 21 NOV, 2014

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