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  • Audi S3 Cabriolet : 2014 Launch Drive

    What’s Hot: Grip, torque, and handling to match. Luxurious interior. What’s Not: Contrast stitching on the seats looks like a Gucci handbag. X-FACTOR: Eye-catching drop-top style with ho...

     

    POSTED TUE, 21 OCT, 2014

     
  • BMW i8 : Preview Drive

    What’s hot: Amazing electric power, spectacular styling, supercar cred and fuel economy of just 2.1 l/100km  What’s not: The $299,000 price tag, electric-only range of 37km...

     

    POSTED TUE, 14 OCT, 2014

     
  • 2014 HSV GTS Maloo : Preview Drive

    What’s Hot: 430kW in an Aussie ute! Mate, load-carriers don't come any hotter... What’s Not: Can’t see a thing out the back, some interior plastics a bit dreary X-FACTOR:...

     

    POSTED MON, 13 OCT, 2014

     
  • BMW M4 : 2014 Automatic Coupe

    Vehicle Style: High performance coupe Price: $166,430 (plus on-roads) $176,790 as-tested. Engine/trans: 317kW/550Nm 3.0 turbo petrol 6cyl | 7sp twin-clutch auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.3 l/100km...

     

    POSTED SUN, 5 OCT, 2014

     
  • 2014 Audi S3 Sedan

    Vehicle Style: Small sports sedan Price: $62,200 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 206kW/380Nm 2.0 turbo petrol | 6spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.8 l/100km | tested: 11.9 l/100km OVERVIEW For...

     

    POSTED SUN, 5 OCT, 2014

     
  • BMW X4 : 2014 xDrive30d xLine Automatic

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $83,900 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 190kW/560Nm 3.0 turbodiesel 6cyl | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.1 l/100km | tested: 8.2 l/100km OVERVIEW It's...

     

    POSTED WED, 1 OCT, 2014

     
  • Honda Jazz : Jazz VTi-L CVT Automatic

    Vehicle Style: 5-door light hatch Price: $22,490 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 88kW/145Nm 1.5 petrol 4cyl | CVT auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.8 l/100km | tested: 6.8 l/100km OVERVIEW Honda&r...

     

    POSTED WED, 24 SEP, 2014

     
  • Alfa Romeo MiTo QV

    What’s hot: Beautiful handling, comfortable, rorty engine, slick shift. What’s not: Patchy interior, pricey, not enough Alfa exhaust-burble. X-FACTOR: As much fashion accessory as it is...

     

    POSTED THU, 18 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2014 Honda Jazz : VTi CVT Automatic

    Vehicle Style: 5-door light hatchback Price: $16,990 (before on-road costs) Engine/trans: 88kW/145Nm 1.5 petrol 4cyl | CVT automatic OVERVIEW An all-new Honda Jazz launched in Australia in t...

     

    POSTED THU, 11 SEP, 2014

     
  • BMW X4 : 2014 xDrive35i

    Vehicle Style: Medium SUV Price: $87,430  (plus on-roads), $96,550 as-tested. Engine/trans: 235kW/400Nm 3.0 turbo petrol 6cyl | 8sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 8.3 l/100km | tested: 12.9 l/100k...

     

    POSTED MON, 8 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2014 Nissan Qashqai ST Manual

    Vehicle Style: Small SUV Price: $25,850 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 106kW/200Nm 2.0 petrol 4cyl | 6 spd manual Fuel Economy claimed: 7.7 l/100km | tested: 8.9 l/100km OVERVIEW Nissan is n...

     

    POSTED SAT, 6 SEP, 2014

     
  • 2014 Range Rover Evoque : Pure TD4 Auto

    August 26, 2014 | Photos: Jan Glovac. Vehicle Style: Five-door small SUV Price: $57,895 (plus on-roads), $66,935 (as tested, plus on-roads) Engine/Trans: 110kW/400Nm 4cyl diesel | 9spd aut...

     

    POSTED TUE, 26 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2014 Volkswagen Polo : 66TSI and 81TSI First Drive

    2015 VOLKSWAGEN POLO REVIEW What’s Hot: Great value for money, miserly yet feisty drivetrain, great handling. What’s Not: Stop/start shudders slightly, no sat-nav on Tre...

     

    POSTED WED, 20 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2015 Mazda2 : The Japan Drive

    August 20, 2014 What’s Hot: Premium look and classy cabin, advanced driver aids, efficient engines. What’s Not: Reduced interior space. (Yep, that's all.) X-FACTOR: A new lev...

     

    POSTED WED, 20 AUG, 2014

     
  • Honda City : 2014 VTi-L Automatic

    August 16, 2014 Vehicle Style: Light Sedan Price: $21,390 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 88kW/145Nm 4cyl petrol | CVT auto Fuel Economy claimed: 5.7 l/100km | tested: 7.6 l/100km OVERVIEW...

     

    POSTED SUN, 17 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2015 Holden Trax : LTZ 1.4 iTi Turbo

    August 14, 2014 What’s Hot: Improved driveability, more equipment, quality ride What’s Not: Price, 1.4 turbo not available in LS grade. X-FACTOR: At last, the Trax gets the engine it...

     

    POSTED THU, 14 AUG, 2014

     
  • Fiat 500 : 2014 Pop, S, Lounge And Abarth

    August 7, 2014 What’s hot: Great style, inexpensive entry models, all fun to drive, the Abarth is a pearler What’s not: Upper-spec models are pricey, interior a tad underdone X-FACTOR...

     

    POSTED THU, 7 AUG, 2014

     
  • 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Sedan CVT

    July 31, 2014 What’s Hot: Tight turning circle, good ride comfort, rear seat space. What’s Not: Lacks a little refinement, plain interior. X-FACTOR: A big rear seat and lofty driving...

     

    POSTED THU, 31 JUL, 2014

     
  • 2014 Honda Jazz : VTi, VTi-S, VTi-L

    July 30, 2014 What’s Hot: Sharp new design (inside and out), versatile 'magic seat' interior. What’s Not: No fully-integrated sat-nav, front seat travel lacking. X-FACTOR:&nbs...

     

    POSTED WED, 30 JUL, 2014

     
  • BMW X4 : xDrive30d And xDrive35i

    What’s hot: Brilliant performance and handling, unique style. What’s not: Unique look has its detractors, some practicality compromises. X-FACTOR: In-your-face muscled lines, huge grunt...

     

    POSTED FRI, 25 JUL, 2014

     
 

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