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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Active Diesel Review

If the situation calls for more than 5 seats there’s the classic dilemma of the humble people mover or the more exciting 7 seater SUV. Hyundai’s Santa Fe has been filling the 7 seater space for well over a decade now while with rivals beginning to crowd the market after …

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Kia’s electric roll out to hit Australian shores starting with the e-Niro SUV

Leap frogging past their hybrid powertrain rivals, Kia are gearing up to offer their all electric e-Nero SUV to prospective Australian buyers towards the end of 2019. Revealed at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the Kia e-Niro will cover 485km of freeway driving on a single charge and an impressive …

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2018 Toyota Hilux Rogue Review

Making sense of the Toyota Hilux range used to be as simple as getting wet at the beach. You had the affordable and frugal Workmate, the mid range SR and the top of the line SR5. However now there’s twice as many to choose from with three additional grades fleshing …

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Infiniti Prototype 10 Electric Speedster hints at future design direction

The future of auto is electric and the shift to new power platforms opens up entirely new design opportunities for design engineers to flex their creativity. INFINITI’s global design teams in Asia, Europe and North America have worked their magic to produce the INFINITI Prototype 10 Electric Speedster which was …

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2018 Kia Carnival Review – the Stylish People Mover

There are times when even a mammoth sized SUV sporting 7 seats won’t cut the mustard. Yes, you do get a total of 7 seats but that’s in a car originally designed to have 5 leaving the rear cramped for passengers and stripping away any storage space for cargo. Against …

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2018 Hyundai Kona Active 2.0 Petrol Review

The Hyundai Kona is the smallest SUV available from the Korean car maker, arriving at the party fashionably late its got some stiff competition in the form of Mazda’s CX-3, Honda’s HR-V, Toyota’s C-HR and Subaru’s XV. Hyundai have opted to take their time with the Kona giving them ample …

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2018 Honda Odyssey VTi-L Review

Honda has taken the tried and tested approach of quality over quantity and applied it to their flagship people mover, the Honda Odyssey. Where the lower spec VTi can swallow up 8 people in total, the top spec Odyssey VTi-L will max out at 7. For those that want the …

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2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Review

The SUV invasion is still well and truly in full swing where manufacturers continue to flood dealerships with hoards of the lumbering mechanised bland-mobiles. Most the brands are playing it safe and conservative, differences that separate one from the next continue to converge making it tough to pick a clear …

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2018 Subaru BRZ tS Review – Tuned by STI

When Subaru announced they would be releasing a BRZ clad in STI badges many car nuts let their imaginations run wild. Unfortunately for them their dreams of a potent and agile turbocharged rear-wheel drive coupe were quickly put to rest after a thorough inspection of the spec sheet for Subaru’s …

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2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium Review

Prior to the age of the SUV it was the humble wagon that was the urban king proudly occupying that coveted second carpark in many family driveways. Whether it was the morning school run, family holiday road trip or simply grabbing the weekly shopping, the wagon handled it all without …

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2018 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

Technology can be a double edged sword that rusts over with the passage of time. What used to be a must have feature becomes one to avoid the moment a better alternative comes along. Now half way into its model life, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV we are reviewing has a …

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Event: Winton Raceway 86 Festival

Even 35 years after its initial release, the Toyota AE86 still commands a cult like following to this day. Whether you’re a fan of time attack, drifting, rally or circuit racing, the AE86 has been there and done it all. And on the 15th of April at the Winton 86 …

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