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2016 Hyundai Tucson : Hyundai's Medium SUV Finds Its Groove

 hyundai’s tucson nameplate returns, but this time in a bigger, more mature package that’s sure to make an impact in the booming medium suv segment. a rewarding drive and a strong sta...

POSTED FRI, 31 JUL, 2015

2015 Toyota Aurion AT-X : Familiar To The Core But No Worse For It

now in its final update, toyota’s last ‘big aussie six’ emerges with only light changes. what matters to families and fleets everywhere remains the same though - this is hard working...

POSTED TUE, 28 JUL, 2015

2015 Honda Civic VTi-LN : The Price Is Right? Wrong...

the civic hatch now has a navigation-equipped flagship model in the auto-only vti-ln, with leather seats and a few cosmetic enhancements to go with it. but it costs $4100 more than the closely-sp...

POSTED SAT, 25 JUL, 2015

2015 Subaru Forester 2.0D-S Auto : This one is the pick...

what’s hot: good handling and economy, reasonably spacious, decent off road what’s not: noisy diesel from outside, not exactly quick, no 'eyesight' or stop-start x-fact...

POSTED MON, 20 JUL, 2015

2015 Nissan Micra Ti : A Better Bargain Buy

what’s hot: good value, tight turning circle, standard navigation what’s not: old-school 4-speed auto, engine noise, no steering reach-adjustment x-factor: "affordable" ne...

POSTED SUN, 12 JUL, 2015

Skoda Fabia : Smarter, Sharper And Lots Of Gear

what’s hot: new smartphone mirroring tech, aeb standard, great to drive what’s not: no cruise control in 66tsi, hard cabin plastics, auto is expensive x-factor: sharper style, impre...

POSTED WED, 8 JUL, 2015

2015 Peugeot 508 Allure HDi : Comfortable Long-Legged Cruiser

vehicle style: medium sedan price: $44,990  (drive-away) engine/trans: 120kw/340nm 2.0 turbo diesel 4cyl | 6sp automatic fuel economy claimed: 5.7 l/100km | tested: 8.9 l/100km overview...

POSTED WED, 1 JUL, 2015

2015 Ford Focus ST : Ford's Speedy Hatch Gets An Update

what’s hot: value for money buying, straight-line power, a classier interior. what’s not: traction issues, squeezy seats. x-factor: now with an interior update , the focus...

POSTED THU, 18 JUN, 2015

2015 Kia Carnival Si Diesel : 'Big As' Bro...

what’s hot: strong engine, contemporary interior, vast space, drives well. what’s not: a little too much engine noise, pale trim not family friendly. x-factor: able to carry eight people...

POSTED WED, 17 JUN, 2015

Honda Accord Sport Hybrid : Green Serenity

what’s hot: new-gen hybrid technology, most fuel-efficient car in its class, comfortable interior and luxury ride. what’s not: hybrid drivetrain comes with a steep price premium, petrol e...

POSTED WED, 17 JUN, 2015

2015 Ford Mondeo Titanium : Falcon, what Falcon?

what’s hot: smart styling, generous standard equipment list, torquey turbo petrol. what’s not: unexciting interior design, it ain't cheap. x-factor: a technological tour-de-forc...

POSTED SUN, 7 JUN, 2015

2015 Kia Sorento : Premium Korean Leads The Way

what’s hot: stylish 'kia family' design, appealing cabin, long standard equipment list. what’s not: gearbox mapping not quite right, tight third row for adults. x-factor: the new...

POSTED SAT, 6 JUN, 2015

2015 Nissan Navara NP300 : RX, ST, ST-X; On-Road Manners Of An SUV

what's hot: smart car-like interior accommodation and trim, strong diesel, frugal efficiency, coil-sprung multi-link rear. what's not: soft front-end, no reach adjustment on steering wheel x...

POSTED MON, 1 JUN, 2015

2015 Audi A6 1.8 TFSI : Fresher Face, Stronger Heart

what’s hot: new engine and gearbox, sublime cabin comfort. what’s not: fwd-only, it's not as sharp as its quattro siblings, wheelspin in the wet. x-factor: more than just a face...

POSTED SUN, 31 MAY, 2015

2015 Mazda6 Touring Diesel Sedan : Still A Great Drive, Even Nicer Inside

what’s hot: still a great drive, interior makeover looks great. what’s not: the only model to not get a price reduction for 2015. x-factor: no mid-life crisis for this midsizer. the upda...

POSTED THU, 28 MAY, 2015

2015 Citroen C4 Picasso : Glasshouse Views And Niche Appeal

what’s hot: visibility for days, acres of space, modern interior, genuine comfort. what’s not: dimwitted transmission, too pricey, dicey reverse camera. x-factor: neither a hatch, nor an...

POSTED TUE, 26 MAY, 2015

2015 BMW 320i Sport Line : Still The Consummate Driver's Car

what’s hot: behaves like a 'sport sedan' should, balanced looks, sharp handling. what’s not: interior storage is scarce, we’d love more steering feel. x-factor: a small adj...

POSTED FRI, 22 MAY, 2015

2015 Audi RS6 Avant and RS7 : Comfort, Grunt, And Timeless Style

what’s hot: glorious exhaust noise, torque-laden rush, immense road presence. what’s not: these are heavy beasts - but hide their heft behind mountains of torque. x-factor: if...

POSTED THU, 14 MAY, 2015

2015 Toyota Camry : Australia's Favourite Midsizer, Now Better

what’s hot: solid value for money, fresh new look, well-sorted sx suspension. what’s not: no nav on anything but the flagship atara sl, some interior quality qualms. x-factor: the new ca...

POSTED WED, 13 MAY, 2015

Kia Carnival : 2015 Platinum Diesel - Behold, The King Of Family Buses

what’s hot: cavernous interior, generous storage options, quality interior. what’s not: narrow torque band, average infotainment system, roof-mounted centre seatbelts. x-factor: whe...

POSTED SUN, 10 MAY, 2015