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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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25 Sep 2020

Lack of auto rules out Ford Puma ST for Australia

Ford has finally shown us the production Puma ST hot crossover but it will not come to Australia. UPDATE: Ford Australia has told us that the new Puma ST, while potentially appealing to Australians, won’t make it here because it is not offered with the choice for an automatic transmission:

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24 Sep 2020

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4Matic+ review

Our 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Across the entire Mercedes-Benz portfolio, just under 20 per cent of all models sold wear an AMG badge. In the GLE Coupe range, however, the figure is a staggering 65 percent. Of

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15 Sep 2020

All-new 2021 Hyundai Tucson revealed, N-Line confirmed

Hyundai shows off its new Tucson with looks, smarts and technology beyond anything we’ve seen from the Korean car maker, and it’s arriving here next year. Hyundai’s SUV transformation continues, with the Korean car maker revealing its new fourth-generation Tucson, the brand’s most popular SUV and now it’s the most

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10 Sep 2020

2021 Kia Sorento review

Our independent 2020 Kia Sorento review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. I used to think of the Kia Sorento as a bit of an oddball choice. A decade ago the nameplate was still unproven as a long-term prospect, but the big SUV had

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09 Sep 2020

Incentives to buy the new Ford Puma later this month

Ford is throwing freebies and cash at customers to consider buying the all-new Puma. Ford Australia will launch its all-new Puma crossover later this month on Australian showroom floors, but it is expecting many customers won’t actually be walking in the door. Instead, the blue oval will take to the

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09 Sep 2020

New Hyundai Tucson goes tow testing

Hyundai will unveil its new fourth-gen Tucson in one week, already touting its capabilities. Hyundai has shown off a camo-clad version of its new Tucson testing in Europe with a trailer in tow. The new generation model will be fully revealed soon and land in Australia in 2021. The design

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08 Sep 2020

Mazda confirms CX-30 Turbo

Yes, there will be a powerful turbo version of the CX-30, and no, we don’t know the fate for right-hand drive.  Mazda will produce a CX-30 Turbo model and it will be revealed in just over one week, according to Mazda Mexico. Announced by President of Mazda Mexico operations, Miguel

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08 Sep 2020

All-new MG ‘Aviator’ SUV revealed

Chinese-owned MG expands SUV lineup with a new compact model. MG has unveiled an all-new SUV model in its home market China, badged the MG Linghang natively, or MG Aviator or Pilot when translated. It might very well be available in external markets as something like the MG LS. The

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03 Sep 2020

Big, big changes for next year’s Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai isn’t wasting time doing all it can to be number one. It costs a lot of money to make a minor change on a vehicle and so the extreme makeover for the fourth-generation Tucson signals the fierce determination and resources Hyundai is dedicating to topple top-selling Japanese SUVs like

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02 Sep 2020

Peugeot 3008 facelift due in Australia next year

Peugeot’s stylish facelift to its popular mid-size SUV will land in Australia Q1 2021. Peugeot has made a big update to its grille, but rather than just go large, it’s also made it tasteful, revealing the 3008 facelift which is due to land in Australia early next year. Revealed in

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27 Aug 2020

Jaw’s inspired Hyundai Kona N-Line teased

South Korean maker shows us a glimpse of the Kona facelift, including the new warm N-Line model. Hyundai is showing off teaser images of its upcoming facelift for the 2021 Kona, which will bring an unsurprisingly large update to the grille and bumper area. In Hyundai’s own words, the upcoming

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