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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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02 Jul 2021

GWM Tank 300 Preview Drive

We test drive a prototype of the GWM Tank 300 that could soon be offered on sale in Australia. GWM/Haval is on a mission to quickly become a top-ten car brand in Australia. It is doing so with growing sales for Haval H6 and Jolion, the new GWM Ute, and

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28 Jun 2021

Avida Birdsville Motorhome Walkthrough

We look at the Avida Birdsville motorhome, including a full walk-around of the kitchen, sleeping and bathroom areas. Sponsored content We look at the Avida Birdsville motorhome, a fully self-contained option with kitchen, rear bathroom, and built on a Fiat chassis. Available as a B Type (storage over cabin) and

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15 Jun 2021

Avida Busselton Motorhome Walkthrough

We look at the Avida Busselton motorhome, including a full walk-around of the kitchen, sleeping and bathroom areas. Sponsored content We look at the Avida Busselton motorhome, a fully self-contained option with kitchen, rear or mid bathroom, and built on the rear wheel drive Iveco chassis. Available as a C

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15 Jun 2021

2021 Kia Cerato Review

Our independent 2022 Kia Cerato review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. It may come as a surprise to learn just how much of a quiet achiever the Kia Cerato is. Launched several years after the Kia Rio, the Cerato has now edged aside

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04 Jun 2021

2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line Review

Our independent 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. It should come as little surprise that the medium-sedan class is shrinking, and not just in Australia. The world over, in most major markets people are turning away from the traditional

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28 May 2021

2021 Audi SQ5 TDI Review

Audi’s SQ5 performance SUV has finally been reintroduced with diesel power but for those customers who avoided the petrol version in its last iteration and have been hanging for this new generation, has the walloping powerhouse been worth the wait? How Much Does The 2021 Audi SQ5 Cost? The new

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