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2019 Jaguar XF 30t R-Sport Sedan Review

  Despite the avalanche of SUVs, including sporty ones like Jaguar’s own F-Pace, I would happily take a good old sports sedan anytime of the day. Why? No matter how talented the chassis tuning team is – and they are a talented bunch – the laws of physics can never …

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2019 Kia Cerato Sport+ Sedan Review

Kia has given its top selling model, the Cerato, an almost complete overhaul for the 2019 model year, with swanky new looks, an up-to-date interior, and nearly all of the latest safety tech imaginable. However, there’s one big thing you won’t find in the new Cerato – a new engine. …

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2018 Holden Commodore Calais 2.0L Turbo Review

What is it? The new ZB generation Holden Commodore is the first fully imported model that replaces the locally produced VF Series. It represents the biggest change in the nameplate’s 40-year history, with the previous sedan body style switched to a liftback design, the rear-wheel drive layout replaced with front- …

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2018 Lexus LS 500 and LS 500h Review

The year was 1983. The top brass of Toyota Motor Corporation were gathering in the board room at the company’s global headquarters in Toyota City, Japan. In the tensed meeting room, a challenge was issued by founder Eiji Toyoda. It’s called “Flagship One” and the goal was simple – to …

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2018 Mazda6 2.5T GT Review – gets better with age

  With SUVs now becoming the vehicle of choice for most families, there’s never been a better time to get into a traditional mid-sized sedan. You see, in order to tempt increasingly rare buyers out of the urban monstrosities, carmakers are throwing everything they have into the humble sedan, which …

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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 Jaguar XF Sportbrake S 30d Review

Despite station wagons being on the losing end of the battle with SUVs and the fact that us Aussies aren’t nearly as fond of diesel-powered passenger cars as the Europeans are, Jaguar has decided to launch a wagon variant of the XF, known in Jaguar speak as the Sportbrake, with …

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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 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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