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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...

POSTED SAT, 9 JAN, 2016

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...

POSTED FRI, 8 JAN, 2016

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...

POSTED WED, 6 JAN, 2016

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.

POSTED FRI, 1 JAN, 2016

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

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed DiD - Seven Seats And Filled With Features

updated with a fresh new face, more equipment and a number of mechanical refinements, mitsubishi's outlander remains one of the few seven-seat options in the mid-size suv segment. tha...

POSTED WED, 23 DEC, 2015

Jaguar XE S REVIEW | 2016 XE S - Smart, And Racy, But Not Quite The 'Gran Turismo'

there will come a version of jaguar’s new xe mid-sizer with something bigger and badder under the bonnet, but right now the 2016 xe s holds the ‘performance’ crown. it runs to a f...

POSTED TUE, 22 DEC, 2015

2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 4Matic Shooting Brake REVIEW | As Sexy As It Is Smart

mercedes-benz 2016 cla 250 4matic shooting brake succeeds brilliantly in packing performance, versatilty, and finesse into a curvaceous wagon body.   with amg styling plus 18-inch alloys, lowe...

POSTED TUE, 22 DEC, 2015

2016 Holden Cruze Equipe 1.8 Automatic REVIEW | No Flash Harry, But Honest Value

the equipe is the base model of the holden cruze range, available in sedan or hatchback from $19,890 for the manual (plus on-road costs), or $22,090 plus for the six-speed auto tested here. we star...

POSTED SUN, 13 DEC, 2015

2016 Lexus LX570 REVIEW - True Offroad Luxe, Shame About The Drinking Problem

bargain range rover or overpriced landcruiser - that has long been the lexus lx 570 dilemma. the 5.0-metre-long proper offroader boasts everything but the kitchen sink; heck, even a fridge is inclu...

POSTED SUN, 13 DEC, 2015

2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport REVIEW | GLS And Exceed – Rugged, But Refined, Mitsubishi Gets It Right

the new 2016 pajero sport is one we can comfortably recommend. it is roomy, comfortable and quiet on-road, has an enormous boot, and a very meagre thirst. it also has a stout 2.4-litre turbo-diesel...

POSTED TUE, 8 DEC, 2015

Mercedes-Benz GLC | 2016 GLC 220d, GLC 250, GLC 250d - Fashionably Late To The Medium SUV Party

based on the c-class platform, the 2016 mercedes-benz glc is merc's answer to the bmw x3 and audi q5. it may be late to the mid-size party, but the knockout interior and efficient yet punchy en...

POSTED FRI, 4 DEC, 2015