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Test drives and in-depth reviews of some of the most popular new cars currently on the market today.

2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Off-Road Review

While we’ve already taken a detailed look at the new Jeep Compass Trailhawk, there was only one question I had that needed answering when it was my turn to get behind the wheel – can this thing handle itself off-road? With most compact SUVs like the Compass having been designed …

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2018 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Review

  What is it? Launched globally in 2016, the Ioniq is Hyundai’s first mainstream hybrid model and part of the brand’s push to introduce up to 15 eco-friendly cars to the market by 2020, consisting of a range of hybrids, plug-in hybrids, fully electric vehicles and even fuel cell vehicles. …

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2018 Lexus NX 300 Luxury AWD Review

The Lexus NX made a late entry to the burgeoning premium mid-size SUV market in 2014. Better late than sorry, the NX brought instant sales success for Lexus to become its best selling model, accounting for two-thirds of the brand’s SUV sales and every one in five Lexus models sold. …

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera Diesel Review

The Mazda CX-5 might have only been with us in its current incarnation for one year, but Mazda has already seen it fit to give it a bit of a spruce up for 2018. These updates are nothing you’ll notice on the surface though – a facelift, this is not …

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2018 Range Rover Velar D240 SE Review

What is it? The Velar is the fourth addition to Range Rover’s burgeoning line-up that started with the original Range Rover in 1970. It fills the space between the baby Range Rover Evoque and flagship Range Rover Sport. Described by Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern as “the avant …

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2018 Subaru Liberty 2.5i and 3.6R Review

The Subaru Liberty has long established itself as a safe, sensible and dependable family sedan. Introduced in the 1980s, it became a household nameplate for many Australian families before the SUV boom came in and shifted things around. Nevertheless, the Liberty has retained the same formula through the generations, one …

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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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Dual-Cab Comparison: 2018 Nissan Navara vs Mazda BT-50

Once viewed as mere basic work vehicles, dual-cab utes have seen massive popularity with private buyers in recent years. People are using them not just for work but for play as well, and as practical family buses. Just look at the sales charts and, no matter the month, you’ll likely …

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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 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross AWD Review

The booming SUV market has allowed car manufacturers to go creative with their offerings, and by that we mean not conforming to the conventional. The coupe-SUV has been a well explored concept, as evident by the arrival of popular models such as the Toyota C-HR and Nissan Juke. A trend …

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2018 Infiniti QX80 S Premium Review

When driving the recently updated Infiniti QX80, there was only one word that came to mind – huge. That’s unsurprising though because with just one look at the thing, you’ll already know that. But technically speaking, it really is huge as it’s larger than every single one of its rivals. …

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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 Alfa Romeo Giulia Review

I must admit I have never been so excited about a new car coming on to market since the Subaru Impreza WRX STi Coupe 22B of the late 90s. Until now. It’s been a long wait, but it’s finally here. The Alfa Romeo Giulia heralds the return of a much-missed …

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