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2016 Mazda2 Maxx Sedan Automatic REVIEW | Micro-sedan, Big On Appeal

since its launch in 2014, the third-generation mazda2 hatch has been a runaway success. so, to give buyers even more choice at that micro end of the market, mazda added a two-model neo and maxx s...

POSTED FRI, 4 MAR, 2016

2016 Lexus LX 570 vs 2016 Infiniti QX80 Comparison | Battle Of The 4x4 Behemoths

   tested infiniti qx80 ($110,990) 298kw/560nm 5.6 8cyl petrol | 7spd automatic fuel use claimed: 14.8 l/100km | tested 22.3 l/100km lexus lx 570 (140,500)...

POSTED THU, 3 MAR, 2016

2016 BMW 750i and 750Li REVIEW | The New Gold Standard For High-End Motoring

want to see into the future? to see what the car of the tomorrow will be like? don’t scour the classifieds for a slightly modified delorean, slide into a top-end luxury sedan instead. fo...

POSTED WED, 2 MAR, 2016

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack REVIEW | 2016 Price, Features and Specifications – The Passat Wagon With More

it’s the passat wagon with more, the new 2016 passat alltrack. more ground clearance, more underbody protection, 4motion awd, five selectable driving modes, and, shared with the regular passat w...

POSTED MON, 29 FEB, 2016

2016 Subaru Liberty REVIEW - More Safety Gear, New Suspension

after little more than a year on sale in its current shape, the subaru liberty is still relatively fresh. unsurprising, then, that the updates for the 2016 liberty range are relatively...

POSTED SUN, 28 FEB, 2016

2016 Subaru Outback REVIEW - Subie's Impressive Crossover Gets Better and Better

the external changes may be minor, but subaru's outback crossover wagon has had an equipment upgrade and a 'light dusting' to keep it fresh and competitive for 2016. the most notew...

POSTED FRI, 26 FEB, 2016

2016 Hyundai Elantra REVIEW | An Appealing Package For Your Sensible Side

hyundai's elantra is the brand's biggest seller worldwide. however, thanks to hyundai australia’s two-pronged small car range, it plays second fiddle here to the more popular i30 ha...

POSTED FRI, 26 FEB, 2016

Tesla Model S P90D REVIEW - The Future Is Now

it’s a peculiar sensation, driving the tesla model s p90d. knowing i have nearly 1000nm of torque and 350kw at my beck and call, the ability to win stop light drag races against anything but the...

POSTED THU, 25 FEB, 2016

2016 Haval H9 LUX | Family-Friendly, But In Need Of A Good Diesel

the haval h9 is almost a complete unknown to australian buyers. yet, here it is to compete against one of the best-known 4x4 wagons in the market, toyota's prado. what chance has...

POSTED SUN, 21 FEB, 2016

2016 Range Rover Evoque TD4 180 SE REVIEW - New Engines, And The Better For It

the 2016 range rover evoque is one of the first to benefit from jaguar land rover's new engine range, it gets an all-new jlr 'ingenium' diesel. it’s a better engine...

POSTED THU, 11 FEB, 2016

2016 Haval H8 Premium AWD | Not Bad, But A Few 'Loose Ends'

australia’s newest automotive brand, haval, has arrived with the proud boast that it is china’s number one suv brand. more than that, it is claiming 'premium' st...

POSTED TUE, 9 FEB, 2016

2016 Jaguar XF | Prestige, R Sport, Portfolio, XF S | True Class, And Handles Like A Dream

jaguar has high ambitions for the 2016 xf range, and a well founded confidence in this car. the first-generation xf reset everyone’s perception of the brand when it launched in 2007, and al...

POSTED MON, 8 FEB, 2016

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC250 | The Only Option For The Diesel Averse

mercedes-benz has stuck, for now, with a relatively simple three-model range for its glc suv. don’t expect things to stay that way for long though, as there’s sure to be more joining th...

POSTED MON, 1 FEB, 2016

2016 Hilux SR Dual Cab 4x4 Manual - Tough, Capable, And Ready To Work

australia’s top-selling ute, the toyota hilux, is so popular that if it were a stand-alone brand it would fall just outside the top-ten sellers in australia. as it stands, the hilux was...

POSTED SUN, 31 JAN, 2016

2016 Kia Sportage REVIEW | Si, SLI, Platinum - Sharp Looks, Fat Feature List... Slight Price Increase

it seems hard to believe, but the kia sportage is now entering its fourth generation since arriving in this market in 1997. while the first two generations may not have been memorable, the jus...

POSTED FRI, 22 JAN, 2016

2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class REVIEW - Better Value, Better Drive

now entering its third year on the market, mercedes-benz has given its popular a-class range a new lease on life thanks to some new equipment, refreshed body-styling and minor interior improvements.

POSTED FRI, 22 JAN, 2016

2016 Kia Cerato Si REVIEW | 'Comme Ci, Comme Ca'... Pluses And Minuses

there’s no shortage of choice in the kia cerato small car range. starting from $19,990 (plus on-road costs), the south korean-built cerato offers sedan and hatchback bodystyles, a choice of 1...

POSTED THU, 21 JAN, 2016

2016 Kia Sorento SLi Diesel REVIEW | Kia Finds The G-Spot With This One

with the sorento sli diesel, kia has found a very happy medium between 'the affordable mainstream' and premium suvs. from $49,490 (plus on-road costs) the mid-spec sorento sli diesel is not...

POSTED MON, 18 JAN, 2016

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC220 d REVIEW | Beautiful Quality And (Mostly) "Just Right"

it has been a wait, but, at long last, the mercedes-benz glc range is here. it’s not that mercedes-benz didn’t have a medium suv in its stable, its just that the predecessor t...

POSTED FRI, 15 JAN, 2016

2016 Honda CR-V DTi-L REVIEW | Diesel Magic – Honda Gets Its Mojo Back

the honda cr-v has been around for two decades, but age hasn't wearied it. it still commands respect in the medium suv (formerly compact suv) segment. now in its fourth generation, a series ii...

POSTED FRI, 15 JAN, 2016