25 May 2022

BMW iX M60 Review 2022

BMW iX M60 will arrive in Australia this year from $223k, and our first drive has us wondering if it is M enough. The Telsa Model S driver noticed it immediately. The black Tesla propped as soon as it rounded the corner of the forecourt where a lone BMW iX

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15 May 2022

2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Review Australia

Jeep introduces its first seven-seat Grand Cherokee packed with luxury and features to justify a higher price. But will no diesel engine and a lower towing capacity scupper its chances? You can no longer buy one with a diesel engine, towing capacity’s dropped and prices have been considerably hiked. On

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14 Apr 2022

2022 Genesis G70 Shooting Brake Review

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake is an appealing wagon, even if its slightly flat four-pot will dim its allure for those who want something a little quicker. If it was fighting on looks alone, we wouldn’t bet against the G70 Shooting Brake. In a segment where style counts for a lot,

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30 Mar 2022

2022 BMW iX3 Review

It might not scream ‘EV’, but the BMW iX3 is a good electric SUV for those who care about quality and refinement. While BMW’s early electric pioneers the i3 and i8 were designed to capture the imagination of customers with futuristic styling and novel powertrains, BMW has since divided its

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02 Mar 2022

2022 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Review

Jeep’s flagship Compass model shows why it is the best in the line-up. The Jeep Compass facelift was introduced last year with the launch of the Limited and S-Limited variants (and the limited-edition Launch Edition which was only a launch special). The Trailhawk caps off the range as the flagship

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11 Jan 2022

2022 Subaru Outback Review

Review of the  Subaru Outback in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. What is the  Subaru Outback? The Subaru Outback is a five-seat wagon that manages to stand out by virtue of its longevity, some decent offroad capability, full-time all-wheel-drive powertrain, and fantastic safety credentials.

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03 Dec 2021

2022 Hyundai Kona N Review

Starting at $47,500, the 206kW Kona N has the affordable, performance-SUV market to itself. Love them or loathe them, performance SUVs are here to stay. Most tend to be very large, very heavy and often quite German. Oh, and they are likely to carry a hefty price tag. Smaller, more

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24 Nov 2021

2022 Hyundai i20 N Review

It’s a cliché but in the case of the 150kW, $32,490 Hyundai i20 N, good things most certainly come in small packages. Press launches hosted at racetracks are usually tightly controlled affairs. The gathered journalists are split into groups denoted by coloured dots on their lanyard and there’s plenty of

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15 Nov 2021

2022 Ineos Grenadier Ride-along Review

We ride in a prototype version of the Ineos Grenadier four-wheel drive before its official launch in Australia. We’ve actually already driven the new Ineos Grenadier with a steering wheel in front of us, but that prototype was not as far along as this ‘2B’ version flown into Australia for

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14 Nov 2021

2022 Audi SQ5 Sportback Review

Sportback variant of Audi’s ever-popular SQ5 has joined the line-up. Does it still make a compelling case against strong opposition from BMW, Mercedes-AMG and Porsche? A mate of mine has recently ended a long-term stint at an Audi dealership as a senior service advisor. Of all the company cars he

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17 Aug 2021

2021 Nissan Navara PRO-4X off-road review

Our off-road review of the 2021 Nissan Navara PRO-4X, including price, specs, interior, off-road performance, safety and score. Nissan’s Navara has recently undergone an overhaul and while not major in terms of alterations to the underlying chassis, it has introduced better technology and upgraded safety gear, some minor revisions to

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15 Aug 2021

2021 Genesis GV70 2.5T Review

It’s more than just an attractive price that makes the Genesis GV70 an attractive alternative to the usual luxury SUVs buyers look at. The road to success for luxury car brands outside the European establishment is not a straightforward one in Australia, particularly premium arms of mainstream brands. Toyota’s Lexus

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09 Aug 2021

2021 Isuzu MU-X LS-T Review

New 4×4 wagon from Isuzu arrives but does it meet expectations in a higher price bracket? Isuzu’s new MU-X arrives as car sales take off and so do prices; used and new, manufacturers and dealers are pushing past the old norm. Isuzu is no stranger to increasing prices, releasing the

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09 Jul 2021

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 review

Our independent 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Mercedes-Benz chose to re-engineer its combustion-engine car platform when creating the electric-only EQ lineup, and while in the inaugural electric EQC it resulted in an expensive model, the EQA is a

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02 Jul 2021

Living with the 2021 Kia Carnival

Our new long-termer in the garage is a 2021 Kia Carnival Platinum. We will be living with it for 3 months with kids and reporting back on how it performs over a longer run. A past colleague once lamented the McLaren long-termer he was testing. Most would think that being

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