Car Reviews

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

2020 Subaru XV Hybrid Review

We have been looking forward to this for a while. Subaru’s new ‘e-Boxer’ hybrid powertrain is here and it marks the Japanese brand’s first foray into the world of electrification. Offered in the XV compact crossover and the mid-size Forester SUV, the e-Boxer adds a lithium-ion battery and electric motor …

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2020 Kia Seltos S with Safety Pack Review

It’s the fundamental design of a car that can make or break it in the eyes of potential buyers. You can throw all the latest tech and toys at it but if the foundation isn’t up to scratch no amount of tech can fix that. That’s why we’re testing the …

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2020 Renault Kadjar Review – a worthy contender

Carmakers are trying to fill every niche possible, especially in the highly fought SUV segment. Take Renault‘s latest entrant, the Kadjar, for example, it sits between the baby Captur and the larger Koleos, and is pitched against the likes of the newly minted Kia Seltos and recently facelifted Mitsubishi ASX. …

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2020 BMW X3 xDrive20d Review

BMW was the first premium manufacturer to produce a mid-size luxury crossover with the original X3 in 2003. Despite having the new segment all to its own, the first X3, with its quirky styling and unresolved ride, didn’t do BMW much good. What it did though, was spawn an explosion …

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2020 Mitsubishi ASX Exceed 2.4L Review – still hitting goals

You’ve got to give it to the Mitsubishi ASX. Like Cher and Madonna, it just keeps reinventing itself with new hits every few years. While the nips and tucks do wonders to keep it looking youthful, the bones of the ASX date back to when Eminem’s ‘Love the Way You …

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2020 Toyota GR Supra GTS Review

I grew up with cars in the 90’s, an era widely regarded as the golden era of fun cars. Think BMW E36 M3, Ford Sierra RS Cosworth, Alfa Romeo GTV, Dodge Viper, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo… the list is endless. That era was particularly interesting in Japan, for it’s the decade …

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2020 BMW X1 LCI sDrive18d Review

Driving a premium car is always quite special. It doesn’t matter if it performs the same basic function as a mainstream model, or that it’s no more powerful than its much cheaper equivalent, because it has that coveted badge – and in this case a BMW badge – you immediately …

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2020 Renault Megane R.S. Trophy Review

How hot do you like your fried chicken? Mild, medium, hot, really freaking hot? What if we could also choose the intensity of our hot hatches? Well, with the new Renault Megane R.S., we can. You choose from Sport, Cup, Trophy and Trophy-R, with incremental hotness from Sport to Trophy-R. …

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2020 Lexus RC F Track Edition Review

Slapping a Track Edition badge on a car is no easy task. Usually this involves extracting more power, reducing weight, strengthening the chassis, firming up the suspension and improving aerodynamics. If done right, the end product should be a couple of notches quicker, louder and sharper. And if the company’s …

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2020 BMW X1 sDrive18d Review

There’s a real chance that the 2020 BMW X1 will be the first BMW to many new buyers and more than likely not the last. With a healthy price of $49,900, in sDrive18d spec the BMW X1 is well within reach of buyers who may have been looking at a …

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2020 Lexus RX 300 F Sport Review

When we first drove the current fourth-generation Lexus RX back in 2016, we liked its bold design, ride comfort and luxurious features. For 2020, Lexus has given the mid-size SUV a top-to-bottom refresh, with the aim of further boosting its appeal in this increasingly competitive passenger car segment. The 2020 …

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2020 Toyota Granvia VX Review – the 8-seater Luxury Bus

While seven-seater SUVs are great for hauling the family plus the neighbour’s kids around town, for the ultimate people transport, nothing beats the minivan, or people mover as it’s most appropriately known. There are a few options available in Australia, with varying sizes to suit families’ needs. But if you …

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2020 BMW 118i M Sport Review – entry-level goodness

What we have here, the all-new 2020 BMW 118i, is one of the most controversial BMWs to hit the market in a while, not because of its oversized grille or price increase but the 1 Series move from a unique-to-its-class rear-drive layout to the MINI derived front-drive UKL platform. Purists …

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