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2018 Lexus LX 570 Review – bush-bashing in style

  What is it? The LX570 is Lexus’ flagship SUV that’s been around in its current form since 2008. It went under the knife three times along the way, with the latest facelift performed in 2016 where it has remained unchanged since. It’s a large behemoth based on the oily …

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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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2018 Range Rover Velar P380 SE Review

  Land Rover is on a roll these days, churning out models that seem to come straight from the glittering motor show stand into its fancy showrooms. And if Leonardo da Vinci were to design a modern SUV, the elegant Range Rover Velar would probably be his masterpiece. From the …

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2018 Toyota LandCruiser Prado Review

It’s hard to tell the fourth-generation Toyota LandCruiser Prado has been on sale for eight years. This latest iteration, extensively updated in 2018, still looks as fresh as ever. It is the second major facelift since its launch in 2010 and it is incremental improvements like this that keep sending …

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2018 Kia Sorento Review – added safety and more polish

  How do you improve upon something that is already good? That’s the challenge Kia was presented with when it came to facelifting the Kia Sorento for 2018. There was nothing inherently wrong with the original; in fact, when we drove it in 2015 we were mighty impressed with its …

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 2WD Review – style over substance

  Mitsubishi’s first all-new model in as many years is off to a promising start with plenty of showroom glitz and technology to keep millennials happy. Arriving in what is now described as a ‘coupe SUV’, or a less expensive variation on the genre established by the BMW X6, it …

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2018 Honda CR-V Review – Why It Is The Pick of Family SUVs

At the time of writing this review, the mid-size SUV market presents buyers with no fewer than 15 choices to choose from. That is a lot and that is the reason why this segment is currently the most competitive and fastest growing passenger car segment in Australia. If you are …

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2018 Renault Captur Intens Review

Brisk acceleration, precise handling and that direct crisp feel through the wheel, when it comes to the modern family car, none of this matters in the slightest. That’s because the family car has the far more important objective of providing practicality, comfort and above all else affordability. This puts the …

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2018 Holden Equinox LS+ Review – talents behind the insipid looks

  Holden is leaving its manufacturing past behind and forging into an import-only future like the rest of its competitors. It’s uncharted waters for the home grown brand that used too rely heavily on its locally made Commodore. The first of a swag of new models to arrive post local …

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2018 Renault Koleos Intens Diesel Review

There’s massive competition for the 5-seater SUV family car space and Renault has jumped right into the pit to stake their claim with the Koleos. It ticks all the right boxes: high driving position, good ground clearance, 2WD and 4WD models, petrol or diesel and more safety features than a …

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2018 Audi SQ5 Review

What’s the best performance SUV under a hundred grand? The answer to this used to be pretty simple. Audi SQ5, of course. For more than half a decade, Audi’s mid-size performance family hauler has been the perennial choice for those looking to quell their domesticated status often linked to driving an …

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2018 Lexus NX 300h Sports Luxury Review

  The popular Lexus NX has received its first major update since its introduction in 2014. Introduced as Lexus’ answer to the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC, the NX has been a showroom success for the brand, accounting for nearly 1 out of every 3 Lexus sold in …

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2018 Peugeot 3008 Review

Think of the senses melting Crème brûlée. Now add a chilled tangy whiff of The Mimosa. That’s the ‘feel good’ feeling you get when driving the new Peugeot 3008. It’s France’s boldest mark yet on the mid-size SUV segment. One that is as significant as those classic French dessert and …

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2018 Hyundai Kona Review – quirky and fun

Another SUV? Some of my friends quipped as I pulled up in the all-new Hyundai Kona. The fact is, they are right. Three of the four cars I tested in the last month were SUVs, and this one is fashionably late to the party, just as I was to my …

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