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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review – 5 things to know

The latest, fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe has been well received here at ForceGT, with both Active and Highlander variants scoring highly in their individual reviews. We were impressed by its overall packaging, well-designed and plush interior, standard equipment, ride and handling. There are lots to like the about Hyundai’s latest …

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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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2018 Mazda CX-8 Sport Review

 What is it? Mazda already has an SUV in each segment of the market and the Mazda CX-8 fills a niche in its line up. Created mainly for the Japanese domestic market where the CX-8 is positioned as Mazda’s flagship SUV, as the CX-9 isn’t offered in Japanese showrooms, Mazda …

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace P300 R-Dynamic HSE Review

  Unless you have been living on Mars, SUVs are big business these days. Not a month goes by without a new or shinier model hitting the market to cater for the global shift in demand for the high-riding wagon. With the mid- and large-SUV segments firmly established, carmakers are …

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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 Holden Commodore Calais-V V6 AWD Review

  Badge engineering is fraud with danger especially for a model as iconic as the Holden Commodore. History is littered with examples of this failed undertaking including the Nissan Bluebird-based Ford Pintara and Saab’s version of the Subaru Impreza wagon, the 9-2X. Holden of course, is no stranger to this …

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2018 Suzuki Swift Sport Review

  Good things come in small packages. Compact, light and now packing turbocharge punch, the 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport offers similar thrills to the larger, more powerful hot hatches yet won’t kill your bank. Available as a single, uncomplicated, highly-specified model, the new Swift Sport is priced from an affordable …

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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 Hyundai Sonata Premium 2.0T Review

  It seems like only yesterday when the new Hyundai Sonata was released but here it is again in 2018, receiving its first major facelift. With traditional sedans fast becoming as fashionable as a blancmange these days as consumer tastes shift to SUVs, there are still a significant number of …

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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 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 to 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 Megane Wagon GT-Line Review

  You can count with one hand the number of wagons that are on offer from the more than sixty brands in Australia. And if you eliminated the less affordable premium marques, you are left with just the Renault Megane Wagon, Holden Astra Wagon, Volkswagen Golf Wagon and its twin-under-the-skin, …

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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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