11 Dec 2020

2021 Audi SQ5 TDI review

Our independent 2020 Audi SQ5 TDI review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Back by popular demand but for a limited time only. That’s the tagline for the return of one of Audi’s most popular models in the last decade – the Audi SQ5

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11 Dec 2020

Mazda’s enviro-friendly and stylish MX-30 confirmed for Australia

Mazda MX-30 will launch in Australia next year. Mazda Australia has finally confirmed that it will introduce the all-new MX-30, bringing the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle to life on local roads. But more than a battery-electric, zero-emissions option for green-car buyers, it will also offer the MX-30 in petrol hybrid

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17 Nov 2020

Facelifted Audi SQ2 revealed

Audi’s facelifted SQ2 is the German brand’s hot SUV rival for the BMW X2 M35i and Mercedes-AMG GLA 35. Arriving here mid-2021, the updated Audi SQ2 has been revealed in Europe over night. It borrows much of the equipment from the standard Q2, such as the new grille, LED headlights

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13 Nov 2020

2020 Ford Escape review

Our independent 2020 Ford Escape review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. If I ran Ford Australia, my patience would be sorely tested. While the Ranger and Mustang continue to be bright lights in the sales race, I put it to you that they

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12 Nov 2020

Ford Everest BaseCamp and Sport return for 2021

Popular special editions with exclusive trimmings continued in the revised Everest lineup. Ford has announced a revamped Everest that brings styling and special edition variants to the 2021.25MY lineup. Of particular interest are the Everest BaseCamp and Everet Sport, two models which proved successful previously and have been renewed for

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10 Nov 2020

The cheapest electric vehicle in Australia launches

Flip the MG badge to charge up the new ZS EV. MG has launched the country’s most affordable electric vehicle, priced at $43,990 driveaway. That’s a discount on the traditional entry-point electric cars, the Nissan Leaf ($49,990) and Hyundai Ioniq Electric ($48,970) which both also add on-road costs. Furthermore, as

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30 Oct 2020

2021 Peugeot 2008 with new tech revealed

Peugeot’s new 2008 arrives in Australia with cutting edge tech but a bump in price too. The new Peugeot 2008 small SUV has been revealed for Australia, delivering a drastically overhauled new model positioned at a different price point than before. There are three trim variants available in the lineup,

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29 Oct 2020

Nissan Qashqai Midnight Edition revealed

Nissan has spruced up its Qashqai with plenty of unique and sportier-looking parts. Nissan has revealed a new limited edition of its popular Qashqai SUV, the Midnight Edition, based on many parts found in the ST-L and Ti. As usual, this is a visual upgrade with several black elements and

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22 Oct 2020

Ford Escape to launch with $500 incentive and virtual drives

Ford incentives new Escape customers with driveaway deals, virtual test drives and $500 just for checking it out. Ford’s new-generation Escape SUV launches this November with driveaway pricing and virtual test drives. Available in three trims – Escape, Escape ST-Line and Escape Vignale – the new model sits between the

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16 Oct 2020

2021 Audi RS Q8 review

Our independent 2020 Audi RS Q8 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Meet the new king of Audi Sport. Up until now the hero of the four-ring brand’s performance range was arguably the RS6 Avant. The go-fast wagon has taken on a cult

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05 Oct 2020

Should the Toyota Rav4 go rugged?

Toyota Japan has revealed a toughened-up Rav4 Hybrid, but is it worth upgrading on Australia’s favourite SUV? What does it take to make the Rav4 an adventurous off-roader? Apparently 10mm higher suspension, some black alloys and all-terrain tyres. That’s the essence of the new Rav4 Adventure Off-Road model unveiled by

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02 Oct 2020

2021 MG ZST review

Our independent 2020 MG ZST Excite and Essence review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. If you think long and hard about it, the MG brand has had almost as many lives as the luckiest moggie in existence. From a sporting offshoot of long-dead

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30 Sep 2020

Is a manual performance SUV a bad idea?

SUVs continue to claim sales occupied by traditional passenger cars, but there’s a roadblock when it comes to hot hatch-style SUVs. Despite a populous hot hatch segment in Australia that is littered with manual-only options, we are snubbing the same thing on stilts. Ford Australia says we won’t get the

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29 Sep 2020

2021 Ford Puma review

Our independent 2020 Ford Puma ST-Line and ST-Line V review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Hey, remember the Ford EcoSport? No, of course you didn’t unless you’re one of the very small handful of people who bought one. Ford’s first attempt at the

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28 Sep 2020

Audi Q5 Sportback revealed

The third swoopy SUV model from Ingolstadt will arrive next year. Audi has revealed the new Q5 Sportback, a coupe-style body SUV of the Q5. It is the third coupe-SUV to join Audi’s lineup since a proliferation of high-riding wagons from German became hot driveway property. This particular model is

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