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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...


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

Citroen C4 Exclusive - Smart, Packed With Features, But A Tad Lazy

the 2016 citroen c4 range came in for a range rejig last year which saw the diesel variant dropped and a sole engine and transmission combo specced for the two-model range. prices also rose substan...

POSTED FRI, 15 JAN, 2016

2016 Toyota Fortuner GXL | The Family 4X4 SUV For 'Getting Places'

the affordable, rugged but 'family-friendly' new fortuner proves that even toyota can find a niche in its already packed suv line-up . the concept isn’t new at all; the fort...

POSTED THU, 14 JAN, 2016

2016 Audi A3 1.4 TFSI COD REVIEW | Stylish, Swift, And A “Temperance League’ Thirst

for luxury and a ‘premium’ feel in a small package, audi's a3 has long been the default answer. and it’s surprisingly affordable: pricing starts from $36,500 (plus on-road cos...

POSTED WED, 13 JAN, 2016

2016 Toyota RAV4 Cruiser REVIEW | A Facelift, A Bottom Tuck... Suddenly Sexier

now approaching its fourth birthday, toyota's fourth-generation 2016 rav4 gets a 'nip-and-tuck' for the new year. now standard are led headlights and new tail-lights, while the int...

POSTED SUN, 10 JAN, 2016

2016 Honda CR-V VTi-L | Comfortable, Calm And Well-Finished, But No Dynamo

spare a thought for honda's 2016 cr-v, once a pioneering medium suv, it’s now awash in a sea of johnny-come-lately competitors. the current model impressed well-enough when launched here...


2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-S - Slow, But Steady

meet the newest member of the suzuki suv family, the 2016 vitara - a high riding five-door wagon, much like the vitara we know.   and suzuki’s experience with small suvs g...


2016 Toyota Fortuner GX Manual - Tow, Tow, Tow Your Boat

toyota describes its 2016 hilux-based fortuner as the "affordable" turbo-diesel alternative to the kluger "for those who aspire to own a landcruiser". landcr...


2016 Audi SQ5 REVIEW | Speed, Function And Economy

the audi sq5 has been a success for the german brand in australia. despite being the costly flagship of the q5 range, at $91,700 (plus on-road costs), it snares a quarter of all q5 sales.


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Estate | Thunder And Practicality

truly fast wagons, like the 2016 mercedes-amg c63 s estate, are a little thin on the ground here. while our european friends get a full smorgasbord, our choices are slim. but, it'...

POSTED THU, 31 DEC, 2015

2016 Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI REVIEW | Caught Between Mainstream And Premium

volkswagen's touareg sits comfortably between mainstream large suvs - like the ford territory and toyota kluger – and the premium brigade dominated by the bmw x5 and...

POSTED THU, 31 DEC, 2015

2016 Ford Ranger XLT Hi-Rider - No Four-Wheel-Drive? No Worries!

despite a two-wheel-drive chassis, the 2016 ford ranger xlt hi-rider looks every bit as tough as its 4x4 stablemate. it delivers the rugged tough-guy looks that have made high-end dual cabs so popu...

POSTED TUE, 29 DEC, 2015

2016 Holden VFII Commodore SV6 Sportwagon review - Quietly Impressive

the holden commodore sv6 sportwagon is a slowly fading reminder of the classic australian family-car - six cylinders up front, lots of space out back and a rugged, durable charm. priced from...

POSTED SAT, 26 DEC, 2015