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2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review - Performance Sedan Is A Quality All-Rounder

2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review - Performance Sedan Is A Quality All-Rounder

In more ways than one the Volkswagen Passat 206 TSI R-Line represents the future of large performance sedans once Austra...

Mar 20, 2017 (7 days ago)
2017 Kia Sorento GT Line | A New Range-Topping Model For Kia’s Competent Large Seven-Seat SUV

2017 Kia Sorento GT Line | A New Range-Topping Model For Kia’s Competent Large Seven-Seat SUV

Kia has boosted the lineup of its Sorento seven-seat SUV with the addition of a new range-topping GT-Line model. Pr...

Mar 18, 2017 (9 days ago)
A Small Car War - Holden Astra R v Subaru Impreza 2.0-L Comparison Test

A Small Car War - Holden Astra R v Subaru Impreza 2.0-L Comparison Test

This is a comparison test between the Holden Astra R and Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L. While that much might be obvious, more i...

Mar 16, 2017 (11 days ago)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Overseas Preview Drive | Style-Led Sophistication in Typical Mercedes-Benz Coupe Fashion

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Overseas Preview Drive | Style-Led Sophistication in Typical Mercedes-Benz Coupe Fashion

As the second-last model of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class range, the E-Class coupe fits in alongside the coming convertible ...

Mar 16, 2017 (11 days ago)
2017 Holden Barina LT Review - Hatch Falls Further Behind Its Rivals

2017 Holden Barina LT Review - Hatch Falls Further Behind Its Rivals

It was time to face up to the fact that the Holden Barina has not been a light hatch hit, but now for 2017 the five-door...

Mar 16, 2017 (11 days ago)
2017 Abarth 124 Spider Review | Badge Engineered, Or Brilliantly Inspired? You May Be Surprised

2017 Abarth 124 Spider Review | Badge Engineered, Or Brilliantly Inspired? You May Be Surprised

For those unfamiliar with the Abarth 124 Spider, here’s a quick overview: Based on the chassis of the Mazda MX-5, ...

Mar 16, 2017 (11 days ago)
2017 Mini Countryman First Drive Review | Mini’s Big-Guy Shows Its More Grown-Up Side

2017 Mini Countryman First Drive Review | Mini’s Big-Guy Shows Its More Grown-Up Side

This is the Mini that isn’t. Well, it isn't as mini as it used to be but it’s hardly a barge. The new Mi...

Mar 13, 2017 (14 days ago)
2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Td4 180 SE Dynamic Review | Stamping A New Signature On Open Air Motoring

2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible Td4 180 SE Dynamic Review | Stamping A New Signature On Open Air Motoring

SUV is a terrible term. It’s used as if it applies to only one very closely-related group of vehicles, when in rea...

Mar 13, 2017 (14 days ago)
2017 Toyota LandCruiser 79 GXL Dual Cab Review | An Essential Addition To Any Outback-Aussie Toolkit

2017 Toyota LandCruiser 79 GXL Dual Cab Review | An Essential Addition To Any Outback-Aussie Toolkit

Truck, ute, pick-up, fourbie… It doesn’t matter what you call it, there’s little chance of confusion ...

Mar 13, 2017 (14 days ago)
2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI550 Ultimate Review | Big Grunt With A Softer Side

2017 Volkswagen Amarok V6 TDI550 Ultimate Review | Big Grunt With A Softer Side

Dual-cab utes are nothing new in Australia. But over the last few years the segment has grown in popularity to...

Mar 10, 2017 (17 days ago)
2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe Review | Class, Style And Performance... Sharp Price Too

2017 Mercedes-AMG C 43 Coupe Review | Class, Style And Performance... Sharp Price Too

Mercedes-Benz has plugged a rather large hole in its popular C-Class Coupe range. Before now there was a $78k ...

Mar 10, 2017 (17 days ago)
2017 Peugeot 2008 First Drive REVIEW | Righting The Wrongs Of The Original

Peugeot 2008 REVIEW | 2017 First Drive - Rorty New Engine And Auto A Winning Combo

Though Peugeot got plenty right with the original 2008 crossover, it freely admits some elements were wrong. The bran...

Mar 7, 2017 (20 days ago)
2017 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg Edition Review - Aging SUV Gets Some New Claws

2017 Volkswagen Touareg Wolfsburg Edition Review

It’s rather fitting that the Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI Wolfsburg is the latest model have the coat of arms of its ...

Mar 6, 2017 (21 days ago)
2017 Jeep Compass International Preview Drive | Bigger, Bolder, More Premium Junior Jeep

2017 Jeep Compass International Preview Drive | Bigger, Bolder, More Premium Junior Jeep

Australia won’t get the new Jeep Compass until the end of 2017, but before Jeep’s new-generation SUV lands l...

Mar 3, 2017 (24 days ago)
2017 BMW 5 Series Range Review | Australian First Drive

2017 BMW 5 Series Range Review | Australian First Drive

The newest addition to the executive class is the all-new 5-Series, stepping up BMW’s growing presence with in-car...

Mar 3, 2017 (24 days ago)
2017 Renault Megane GT Review - Not Too Sporty, Not Too Soft

2017 Renault Megane GT Review - Not Too Sporty, Not Too Soft

For buyers tempted by the ascending scale from sensibilities to sports often offered within a small hatch range, the 201...

Mar 2, 2017 (25 days ago)
2017 Toyota C-HR First Drive Review | Conservatism Takes A Back-Seat For Toyota’s Newest SUV

2017 Toyota C-HR First Drive Review | Conservatism Takes A Back-Seat For Toyota’s Newest SUV

Where competitors have long had an entrant in Australia’s small SUV segment, Toyota has lagged behind the pack whe...

Mar 1, 2017 (26 days ago)
2017 Skoda Octavia RS 230 Review - A Sporty Alternative To The SUV Set

2017 Skoda Octavia RS 230 Review - A Sporty Alternative To The SUV Set

It is reasonably audacious for the Skoda Octavia RS 230 Wagon to claim it can do both Sports and Utility better than a v...

Mar 1, 2017 (26 days ago)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E 200 Review | Next-Level Limousine Sophistication

2017 Mercedes-Benz E 200 Review | Next-Level Limousine Sophistication

The flagship Mercedes-Benz sedan, the S-Class, is synonymous with setting new standards for the limousine class with eac...

Feb 27, 2017 (28 days ago)
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2017 Land Rover Discovery Overseas Preview Drive | Softer Styling Hides Serious Off-Road Ability

Still months away from its Australian debut, the Land Rover Discovery has already ruffled owners of previous generations...

Feb 27, 2017 (28 days ago)
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