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  • Audi A6, Audi A7: 2015 - A Sharper, Slicker, Set Of Suits

    What’s Hot: Clean styling, more technology and features, 3.0 TDI is a pearler. What’s Not: Not terribly much, if we’re honest. X-FACTOR: Audi’s classy big four-doors have bec...

     

    POSTED SUN, 22 MAR, 2015

     
  • 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale

    What's Hot: Spine-tingling sound, visceral steering, sublime drivetrain, immersive drive experience, just about everything.  What's Not: Can struggle to get power down cleanly. X-FACTOR...

     

    POSTED FRI, 20 MAR, 2015

     
  • Mazda CX-3 : Maxx, sTouring and Akari - A Wildfire Cometh

    What's hot: Sharply priced, super on-road comfort, willing engines, well featured and appealing style. What's not: The faux leather is a bit naff, clunky seat adjustment, everyone is going to...

     

    POSTED TUE, 17 MAR, 2015

     
  • Renault Megane RS 275 : 2015 Trophy Limited Edition

    What's Hot: Prodigious ability to get power to the road, exceptional handling. What's Not: Speedo difficult to read, occasional torque steer, fuel economy claims nowhere near real-world. X-F...

     

    POSTED SAT, 14 MAR, 2015

     
  • BMW X6 M Sport : 2015 xDrive50i - Brawn, With More Brawn

    What’s Hot: Exceptional performance, V8 engine is a pearler, not all that that impractical. What’s Not: Price gap between X5 and X6, choppy ride. X-FACTOR: As brawny as a heavyweight box...

     

    POSTED THU, 12 MAR, 2015

     
  • 2015 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

    What’s Hot: Potent V6, agile handling, eye-searing looks. What’s Not: Interior surprisingly lacking, cramped rear seat. X-FACTOR: The price makes it a bargain among premium coupes,...

     

    POSTED MON, 9 MAR, 2015

     
  • BMW 2 Series Convertible : 2015 220i and 228i

    What’s Hot: Buttoned-down chassis, RWD dynamics, snug fabric roof, reasonable boot capacity What’s Not: Suspension fussy on bigger wheels, no heated seats in 220i. X-FACTO...

     

    POSTED THU, 5 MAR, 2015

     
  • Honda HR-V : 2015 VTi-L, A Magic Little Honda

    What's Hot: Super-flexible ‘magic seats' system; attention-grabbing styling. What's Not: No air-vents for rear-passengers; no electric seat-adjustment. X FACTOR: Car-like driving d...

     

    POSTED FRI, 27 FEB, 2015

     
  • BMW 2 Series Coupe : 2015 228i Sport Line

    Vehicle Style: 2-door luxury coupe Price: $64,400 (plus on-roads)   Engine/trans: 180kW/350Nm 2.0 turbo petrol 4cyl | 8sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 6.3 l/100km | tested: 9.9 l/100km O...

     

    POSTED MON, 23 FEB, 2015

     
  • Audi TT Coupe 2015: Lighter, Faster, Better

    What's Hot: Brisk performance, stunning design. What's Not: Tiny rear seats, passenger is far removed from infotainment display. X-FACTOR: Beautiful to behold, a delight to drive. The n...

     

    POSTED FRI, 20 FEB, 2015

     
  • Alfa Romeo 4C : Fast, Raucous, Raw... Simply Brilliant

    What's hot: Everything about the drive, brilliant handling, riotous speed. What's not: It's noisy, you can't hear your phone (is that bad?), big tyres can 'tram-track'. X-FAC...

     

    POSTED THU, 19 FEB, 2015

     
  • Lexus RC F : A Track Day Beast Unleashed

    What's hot: Stonking quad-cam V8, brilliant chassis, simply beautiful premium interior. What's not: Heavier than the M4 (but much cheaper), tightly controlled traction settings. X-FACTOR: It...

     

    POSTED MON, 16 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 Honda HR-V : CR-V's Baby Bro Gets High Marks

    What’s Hot: Spacious rear seat, comfortable suspension, sharp interior design. What’s Not: Doughy CVT, flimsy parcel shelf, no integrated sat-nav. X-FACTOR: Honda's HR-V shows other...

     

    POSTED THU, 12 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 Volkswagen Scirocco : Style, Substance‚Ķ And Speed

    Vehicle Style: 3-door performance hatch Price: $45,990 Engine/trans: 188kW/330Nm 2.0 turbo petrol 4cyl | 6sp manual Fuel Economy claimed: 8.1 l/100km | tested: 9.8 l/100km OVERVIEW If the V...

     

    POSTED MON, 9 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 Renault Captur : Funky Looks, Sweet To Drive

    What's hot: Spunky style, superior comfortable ride, well-featured and fun at the wheel. What's not: Interior plastics a bit naff, couldn't match fuel consumption claims. X-FACTOR: Style...

     

    POSTED THU, 5 FEB, 2015

     
  • 2015 MINI Cooper 5-Door : Seriously Sensible Fun

    What’s Hot: Added space and versatility, spirited on-road feel What’s Not: Chunky pillars can hamper visibility, options can quickly get expensive X-FACTOR: The grown-up way to enjoy a M...

     

    POSTED SAT, 31 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Mazda2 Genki Manual : So Easy To Love

    What’s Hot: A rewarding drive, modern interior and frugal engine What’s Not: Petite boot and backseat, lacks a reverse camera X-FACTOR: Offers impressive technology and capable dynamics...

     

    POSTED THU, 22 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 MINI Cooper S 5-door Automatic

    Vehicle Style: Five-door light sports hatch Price: $40,700  (plus on-roads), $48,470 as-tested Engine/trans: 141kW/280Nm 2.0 petrol 4cyl | 6sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 5.5 l/100km | t...

     

    POSTED THU, 15 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Mazda2 Maxx Automatic : Premium For A Low Price

    Vehicle Style: 5-door light hatchback Price: $18,990  (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 81kW/141Nm 1.5 litre petrol 4cyl | 6sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 4.9 l/100km | tested: 5.9 ...

     

    POSTED FRI, 9 JAN, 2015

     
  • 2015 Audi A3 Cabriolet : Ambition 1.8 TFSI - Droptop With Quattro Grip

    Vehicle Style: Small luxury convertible Price: $54,900 (plus on-roads) $62,350 (as tested) Engine/trans: 132kW/280Nm 1.8 4cyl turbo petrol | 6spd automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 6.6 l/100km | tes...

     

    POSTED TUE, 30 DEC, 2014

     
 

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