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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 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 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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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 …

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2018 Volvo XC60 Review

The Volvo XC60 is an important model in the Swede carmaker’s line up. Globally and in Australia, the XC60 is easily the brand’s top selling model and this 2017 model is likely to continue that trend. Available in three variants in Australia comprising the Momentum, Inscription and sports flavoured R-Design …

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2017 Hyundai i30 SR Manual Review

Despite the meteoric rise and our love affair with high-riding SUVs, the humble hatchback is still a significant player in our market with the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Hyundai i30 regularly making up the top three models on the overall monthly sales chart. But like almost all other segments, it …

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2017 Kia Rio Review – SLi automatic

The Kia Rio is one of the more popular small cars in Australia and is the Korean manufacturer’s global hit, with annual sales approaching 500,000, accounting for 16% of Kia’s annual sales. However, its profile in Europe is still a little lacking compared to segment leaders such as the Volkswagen …

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2017 Toyota C-HR Koba Review

Forget for a moment your preconceptions about Toyota because this, the Toyota C-HR, is unlike any other Toyotas before it. Just look at it. This is no doubt the most daring design to ever come out of the once straight-faced, cardigan wearing Japanese company. Sporting muscular wheel arches, strong rear …

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2017 Jaguar XF Review – XF Portfolio 25t

The Jaguar XF is arguably one of the most important models in the company’s passenger car portfolio as it was the XF that revitalised the struggling brand from oblivion in 2007, after years of producing ho-hum products under Ford’s ownership. It was the trailblazer model that shaked off Jaguars ‘old fashion’ …

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