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04 Sep 2020

2020 Toyota Yaris review

Our independent 2020 Toyota Yaris review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Let’s not muck around. The new Yaris is expensive. Not “not cheap” – expensive. Starting at $22,130 for the SX manual, Toyota has tossed a hand grenade at Yaris fans who are

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01 Sep 2020

2021 Isuzu D-Max review

2020 Isuzu D-Max review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Isuzu has a loyal following because it builds solid, reliable utes and 4×4 wagons that are often seen in some of the most remote areas of Australia. True, it hasn’t gone anywhere near selling

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28 Aug 2020

2020 Land Rover Defender Review

2020 Land Rover Defender review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. While the old Defender did the rough and tumble better than most, it only did the rough and tumble, even if the road was smooth. The new Defender, however, is extremely accomplished off-road

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20 Aug 2020

2020 Kia Seltos S vs Honda HR-V VTi

Two relatively spacious yet compact SUVs faceoff as we see which base model offers the best of what: it’s the Kia Seltos compared to the Honda HR-V. Right out of the blocks, the Kia Seltos has hit its stride. Barely a few months old, it’s already selling as strongly as

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18 Aug 2020

2020 Audi A5 review

2020 Audi A4 and A4 Allroad review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Because of all the pandemic-generated free time, you’re sure to have built a system for communicating with your past self. An app, say. They’re always telling us to learn to code,

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14 Aug 2020

2020 Audi A4 and A4 Allroad review

2020 Audi A4 and A4 Allroad review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. The Audi A4 has been the core of Audi’s brand in this country for nearly twenty years. The company is at great pains to remind us that even in this SUV-mad

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30 Jul 2020

2020 Mazda 3 Skyactiv-X X20 Astina review

Our full review and technical breakdown on the all-new 2020 Mazda3 Skyactiv-X. Mazda’s world-first Skyactiv-X engine has finally arrived in Australia, bringing a second 2.0-litre petrol option into the Mazda 3 lineup (and soon the CX-30 SUV). As far as excitement factor goes for car nerds and the mechanically interested,

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20 Jul 2020

2020 Lexus RX 350L Sports Luxury review

2020 Lexus RX 350L Sports Luxury review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Lexus’ popular prestige family SUV has received key updates this year to safety and technology, and on test we have the stretched RX 350L Sports Luxury. Based on the Toyota Kluger

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17 Jul 2020

2020 MINI Electric review

The Mini Electric First Edition has arrived in Australia, here’s our first-drive review. Not only is Australia beginning to see a proliferation of electric cars land on its shores, but there are also now quite a few priced in the ‘affordable EV’ price point around $50,000. That’s cars like the

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07 Jul 2020

2020 Mitsubishi Express SWB and LWB review

2020 Mitsubishi Express SWB and LWB review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. We were excited on hearing news that Mitsubishi’s Express van nameplate was re-entering the market after a seven-year hiatus. But it’s not quite the Japanese load mover we envision. Rather, it’s

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02 Jul 2020

2020 MG HS review

2020 MG HS Essence review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. MG, a British car maker once famed for sports cars and now a Chinese-owned brand making SUVs. It’s obvious the times have changed and volume sales in the SUV class are key to

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25 Jun 2020

Volkswagen’s modern Kombi sells out in Australia

Cashed up boomer hippies buy up the full allocation of modern Kombi’s. VW’s modern Kombi inspired campervan has sold out in Australia the same day it went on sale. Undeterred by the online-only buying system, customers digitally lined up to exhaust the full allocation of 30 VW California Beach limited

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19 Jun 2020

2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon review Australia

Finally, the all-new Jeep Gladiator arrives in Australia. Here is our first-drive review of the Rubicon. THE GOOD:  Uncompromised off-road ability, good on-road composure and comfort, nails the adventurous fit-for-purpose brief. THE BAD: No diesel option, a more affordable entry model would be welcome. IN A NUTSHELL: Sure, it isn’t

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18 Jun 2020

2020 Nissan Juke Review and Video

The new Juke is ready to duke with the best. IN A NUTSHELL: The new Juke looks as distinctive as the original. But it’s a way better car. The old one was cramped and rough, while the new generation Juke is class-competitive for space and refinement. The cabin design and

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16 Jun 2020

New 2021 Nissan X-Trail revealed

Say hello to the next-generation Nissan X-Trail. Unveiled in the US overnight, this new generation Nissan Rogue previews what we can expect from the new Nissan X-Trail in Australia. Named either Rogue or X-Trail depending on what part of the world you live in, this new model brings sweeping updates

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