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2017 Land Rover Discovery First Edition Review | New Family SUV Blends Off-Road Capability With Modern Luxury

Dare to be different. Everyone is unique. These are life’s clichés that did not stack up with the designers of the 2017 Land Rover Discovery 5 First Edition. The previous quartet of Discovery generations were unashamedly boxy to the great

POSTED Mon,16 Oct,2017
2018 Volvo XC60 First Drive | Scando Style And Sensibility In A Premium Package

As Europe’s best selling medium SUV the Volvo XC60 has big shoes to fill in its second generation. Even with its advancing age the previous model continued to build sales year on year. For the new generation XC60, Volvo has adopted the chassis th

POSTED Thu,12 Oct,2017
2017 Tesla Model X P100D REVIEW - Simply A Standout SUV

THE TESLA MODEL X WAS ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED NEW CAR ARRIVALS IN AUSTRALIA LAST YEAR. Model X was Tesla’s second big play after the Model S, which quickly captured an audience when it arrived at the end of 2014. But while the Model S was

POSTED Thu,05 Oct,2017
2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade Automatic REVIEW - True Family Car, True Off-Roader

THERE WAS A TIME WHEN THE LIKES OF THE 2017 TOYOTA FORTUNER STRUGGLED TO PLAY THE ROLE OF ‘FAMILY CAR’. Like the other pickup-based 4WD wagons, the Fortuner’s predecessors (such as the Toyota 4Runner) were simply a wagon body slapped

POSTED Thu,05 Oct,2017
2017 Mercedes-Benz E 220 d All-Terrain Review | A Benz Wagon With The Soul Of An SUV

Is Mercedes-Benz fashionably late to the party with the E 220 d All-Terrain? It could be argued that Audi has had the large crossover wagon market almost entirely to itself while rivals like BMW and Benz have had no answer for the jacked-up Audi Allr

POSTED Tue,26 Sep,2017
2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Overseas Preview Drive | Alfa Applies Its Enthusiast Appeal To The SUV Brigade

Like it or not, the SUV, in its many forms, is here to stay. High-riding wagon-esque vehicles now account for over half of Australia's new car sales, and other bigger markets around the world are following the same trend. That means it would be utt

POSTED Mon,25 Sep,2017
2017 Hyundai i30 Elite Diesel Review | Packed With Safety And Technology At A Palatable Price Point

Don’t be fooled by the Hyundai i30 Elite’s unassuming appearance. While it may be sedate on the outside that’s no indication of any dulled ambition from the brand. A more mature styling direction inside and out sets the tone for where

POSTED Sun,24 Sep,2017
2018 Kia Stinger First Drive Review | A Bold First Attempt From Kia For A Familiar Formula To Aussie Buyers

The timing of Kia’s first rear wheel drive large car couldn’t be more fortuitous. Just as Holden is preparing to switch from its locally-produced rear wheel drive Commodore to an imported front drive hatchback, and previous Ford Falcon owners

POSTED Fri,22 Sep,2017
2018 Range Rover Velar First Drive Review | Concept Car Swagger Meets SUV Practicality

Looking more like a concept car than an actual showroom-ready reality, the Range Rover Velar arrives in Australia to fill the gap between Land Rover’s already successful Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport lines. Beneath the svelte chop

POSTED Wed,20 Sep,2017
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Active X v Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Comparison Review | Seven-Seat SUV Showdown

The occasional chair. It is to home furniture what the sixth and seven seats are to both the Hyundai Santa Fe Active X and Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI assembled here. This duo of medium-to-large SUV models straddle an inexpensive-to-middling line between the l

POSTED Wed,13 Sep,2017
2017 BMW 530e Review | An Almost Compromise-Free Green Option

So-called green technology is good for the world, but until now it hasn't been so good for the hip pocket. Electric vehicles, alternative fuels and plug-in hybrid tech usually commands a premium compared to traditional petrol engines. The 2017

POSTED Wed,30 Aug,2017
2018 Holden Commodore Preview Drive | Is This A Case Of Right Product, Wrong Name For Holden's New Family Car?

Holden has been Australia's large car king for almost 70 years, riding a wave of success that started with the first 48-215 sedan in 1948 and, apart from a few jibes from the Ford Falcon over the years, has enjoyed unmatched success with models like t

POSTED Fri,25 Aug,2017
2017 Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport Review | Mid-Sized Family SUV Goes From Strength To Strength

Second-album syndrome is the music-equivalent muse for the 2017 Mazda CX-5. Just like a band that smashes its first-ever album out of the park, the original CX-5 came from nowhere in 2012 to become the best-selling SUV in the country for four years str

POSTED Wed,23 Aug,2017
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTI Performance & Golf R Mark 7.5 First Drive Review | The Hot Hatch Is Alive And Well

Considering just how many small hatchbacks are sold on the basis of cut-price deals and large-scale fleet contracts it may surprise you to learn that Volkswagen’s hot hatch range  the Golf GTI and Golf R - account for one in every fou

POSTED Thu,17 Aug,2017
2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive Review | An All-Weather Hot Hatch For The Whole Family

Sports cars and SUVs couldn't be more different if they tried. Despite both containing the S-word, the former is designed to appeal to driving enthusiasts, the while the latter seems to be a random assembly of vaguely connected words. Of course, wi

POSTED Thu,17 Aug,2017
2018 Range Rover Velar Overseas Preview Drive | Former Off-Road Icon Forges A New Path As A Fashionista

There’s a change of focus at iconic off-road brand Land Rover and nowhere is it more obvious than with the upmarket Range Rover Velar. Although Range Rover is doggedly hanging onto the SUV title, the Velar is a true crossover, not only in re

POSTED Mon,31 Jul,2017
2017 Honda CR-V First Drive Review | More Choice And More Flexibility From Honda's Urban SUV

Honda has a reputation for innovation, built through the 70s and 80s with clever engine technologies leading to more power and greater efficiency. In the 90s that focus resulted in the CR-V, one the first of a wave of compact SUVs that now shape the

POSTED Fri,28 Jul,2017
2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class First Ride | A Passenger Seat Spin In Merc's Hay Hauler

Mercedes-Benz knows that its first-ever dual cab ute, the 2018 X-Class, is very different from anything the company has done before. Of course most people would be familiar with the brand’s plush luxury sedans and growing range of upmarket SUVs - bu

POSTED Fri,21 Jul,2017
2018 Holden Acadia Preview Drive REVIEW - Seven-Seater With American Swagger

AT LONG LAST, HOLDEN WILL FINALLY HAVE A FULL-SIZED, ROAD-BIASED FAMILY SUV ON DEALERSHIP FORECOURTS IN MID-2018, WITH THE ARRIVAL OF THE NEW ACADIA. Designed and built by GMC in North America, there's little doubt this is an SUV for the "socc

POSTED Thu,20 Jul,2017
2018 Holden Equinox Preview Drive REVIEW - Holden's Future CX-5 Fighter

THE 2018 HOLDEN EQUINOX IS VITAL FOR THE BRAND, replacing the Captiva SUV as Holden's alternative to Mazda's CX-5 and the Toyota RAV4. Holden is in the midst of a historic transformation as the brand shifts from local manufacturing to a fully-i

POSTED Thu,20 Jul,2017

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