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  • 2014 Maserati Quattroporte GTS V8

    2014 MASERATI QUATTROPORTE REVIEW What’s Hot: Fabulous powertrain, competent handling, interior space What’s Not: Suspension lacks body control in 'Normal' mode.  X-FACTO...

     

    POSTED MON, 27 JAN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Nissan Pathfinder ST-L 2WD

    2014 NISSAN PATHFINDER REVIEW Vehicle Style: Large SUV Price: $50,290 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 190kW/325Nm V6 petrol | CVT auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.9 l/100km | tested: 12.2 l/100km...

     

    POSTED SUN, 26 JAN, 2014

     
  • 2014 BMW 320d Gran Turismo

    BMW 320d GRAN TURISMO REVIEW Vehicle Style: 5 door hatchback Price: $71,800 (plus on-roads) | $79,450 (as tested) Engine/trans: 135kw/380Nm 2.0 litre turbodiesel | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed...

     

    POSTED WED, 22 JAN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Honda CR-V Diesel DTi-S and DTi-L

    2014 HONDA CR-V REVIEW  What’s Hot: Torquey diesel motor, spacious cabin, great build quality What’s Not: $3.5k premium over petrol model, five-speed auto is old-tech X-FACTOR: T...

     

    POSTED TUE, 21 JAN, 2014

     
  • 2014 BMW X5 xDrive30d

    2014 BMW X5 REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Large luxury SUV Price: $99,900 (plus on-roads), $111,850 (as tested) Engine/trans: 190kW/560Nm 3.0 turbo diesel six | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claime...

     

    POSTED THU, 16 JAN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Suzuki S-Cross : GL, GLX And GLX Prestige

    SUZUKI S-CROSS REVIEW What’s Hot: Comfortable, spacious inside, and an appealing drive. What’s Not: Needs a little more power, CVT is a bit dozey. X-FACTOR: More wagon than SUV, but m...

     

    POSTED WED, 15 JAN, 2014

     
  • Nissan Juke Ti-S

    2014 NISSAN JUKE REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $32,190  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 140kW/240Nm 1.6 turbo petrol 4cyl | CVT automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 7.4 l/100km...

     

    POSTED FRI, 10 JAN, 2014

     
  • 2014 Hyundai Elantra Series 2

    2014 HYUNDAI ELANTRA REVIEW   What's hot: Suspension tune feels European, standard sat-nav on Elite and Premium What's not: Engine is a bit old hat, 'Flex Steer' system is gi...

     

    POSTED THU, 2 JAN, 2014

     
  • 2013 Renault Megane GT 220 Sport Wagon

    2013 RENAULT MEGANE REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Small performance wagon. Price: $36,990  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 162kW/340Nm turbo petrol 4cyl / 6sp manual Fuel Economy claimed: 7.3...

     

    POSTED MON, 16 DEC, 2013

     
  • 2013 Proton Exora

    PROTON EXORA GXR REVIEW What’s hot: A red-hot price for the number of seats you get, and well-equipped. What’s not: Only 4-Star ANCAP rating, dodgy plastics inside. X-FACTOR: It's...

     

    POSTED WED, 11 DEC, 2013

     
  • Proton Suprima S Hatch And PrevĂ© GXR Sedan

    PROTON PREVÉ GXR AND SUPRIMA S REVIEW What’s hot: Inexpensive, low-cost ownership, long feature list. What’s not: Handling and comfort are lacking, an ordinary CVT. X-FACTOR: B...

     

    POSTED MON, 9 DEC, 2013

     
  • 2013 Holden Cruze Equipe Hatch Diesel Auto

    2013 HOLDEN CRUZE REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Five-door small car Price: $25,690 (plus on-roads)   Engine/trans: 120kW/360Nm 4cyl turbo-diesel | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.7 l/100km...

     

    POSTED WED, 4 DEC, 2013

     
  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class : S350, S500

    2014 MERCEDES-BENZ S-CLASS REVIEW What’s Hot: A regal back seat, exceptional sound/vibration suppresion, dizzying array of high-tech options. What’s Not: Those options aren&r...

     

    POSTED WED, 4 DEC, 2013

     
  • 2013 Lexus IS350 F Sport

    2013 LEXUS IS350 REVIEW   Vehicle Style: Medium luxury sedan Price: $73,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 233kW/378Nm V6 petrol | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.7l/100km | tested: 1...

     

    POSTED MON, 2 DEC, 2013

     
  • 2014 Ford EcoSport

    2014 FORD ECOSPORT REVIEW What’s Hot: Fantastic 1.0 litre Ecoboost engine, spacious cabin, appealing price. What’s Not: No auto for Ecoboost, 1.5 lacks lustre, no sat-nav. X-FACTOR: A...

     

    POSTED THU, 28 NOV, 2013

     
  • Skoda Octavia : Ambition 103TSI, Elegance 132TSI and Diesel 110TDI

    2014 SKODA OCTAVIA REVIEW What’s hot: Superior handling and comfort, very sharply priced. What’s not: No manual diesel, and no diesel below top-spec Elegance. X-FACTOR: The ‘med...

     

    POSTED WED, 27 NOV, 2013

     
  • Kia Cerato Si Hatch Features And Specs

    What’s hot: Powerful engine, interior fit and finish. What’s not: Inconsistent steering feel. X-FACTOR: A capable all-rounder, and one of the best small cars around right now. Ve...

     

    POSTED TUE, 26 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2014 Nissan Altima

    2014 NISSAN ALTIMA REVIEW What’s Hot: Sweet V6, plenty of rear legroom, value for money What’s Not: Coarse-sounding inline four, average dynamics X-FACTOR: It’s the largest non-...

     

    POSTED FRI, 22 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2013 Lexus IS300h Luxury Hybrid

    2013 LEXUS IS300H REVIEW Vehicle Style: Medium luxury sedan Price: $58,900 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 164kW/221Nm 2.5 petrol-electric 4cyl | CVT  Fuel Economy claimed: 4.9 l/100km |...

     

    POSTED MON, 18 NOV, 2013

     
  • 2014 BMW X5

    BMW X5 REVIEW What’s Hot: Performance, equipment, refinement, and that M50d. What’s Not: Dead steering, squeezy third row. X-FACTOR: Dynamic, stylish and capable, the choice for the s...

     

    POSTED MON, 18 NOV, 2013

     
 

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