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

2020 Nissan Leaf Review – EV for the masses

The Nissan Leaf is the Corolla of the electric vehicle (EV) world. It gets you from point A to point B in the most practical, sensible way. It’s not very interesting to look at. And it’s cheap to own and run. Yes, Tesla’s are cool. Yes, the Hyundai Ioniq does …

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2020 Range Rover Evoque Review – P200 R-Dynamic

When it comes to sports sedan, there’s the BMW 3 Series. Think sports coupe and the Audi TT springs to mind. As for the premium compact crossover, the Range Rover Evoque gets in the picture. The undeniably fashionable and chic British compact SUV is an icon in its segment, just …

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2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Premium Review

I still vividly recall the attention the first-generation Hyundai Veloster garnered when I tested it six years ago. Its low slung, coupe-like styling was an instant hit with young and old alike. What’s more shocking was the fact that it came from Hyundai, which until then, produced sensible but relatively …

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2020 Toyota RAV4 GXL Hybrid AWD Review

The Hybrid’s are becoming the norm and nowhere is this more apparent than with Toyota’s latest RAV4 where all grades except the top of the range Edge can be had with hybrid power. It’s the mid-spec GXL Hybrid All-Wheel Drive that we’ll be focusing on to see if the additional cost …

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2020 Holden Equinox LTZ AWD Review

The humble 5 seater SUV is the bread and butter of any major manufacturer which is why it’s so important to get the formula right. The competition is fierce and Holden has the Equinox representing them in this segment. We’ve got our hands on the upper spec LTZ with the …

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2019 Genesis G70 3.3T Ultimate Review

Along with the G80 we drove a couple of weeks ago, the Genesis G70 is the latest model to join the Genesis line up, adding a sporty, yet luxurious touch to the range. As its nomenclature suggests, the G70 sits below the G80 and competes with a tough crowd that …

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2019 Nissan Navara N-Trek Review

Utes are big business these days, with two of Australia’s top-selling vehicles constantly being the workhorse cum adventure vehicle. How do you be one up on your competitors and push even more sales? Special edition models. And that’s what Nissan has done with the Navara. It’s fancily called the N-Trek …

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2019 Hyundai Elantra Sport Premium Review

Time and effort can reap amazing results when applied diligently and Hyundai has taken that exact approach with the Elantra. Starting off life in the 90’s as the sporting sedan in Hyundai’s line up, the latest version hasn’t strayed too far from the original formula. It’s the 2019 Elantra Sport …

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2019 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic Review

There is a lot to like about the Jaguar XE. Our first drive of the baby Jag in range-topping S form back in 2017 had us impressed with its superb driving dynamics, potent F-Type derived supercharged powertrain and lusty good looks. Yet, there was room for improvement. The transmission wasn’t …

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2019 Genesis G80 Ultimate Sport Design Review

If the Genesis G80 looks slightly familiar, that’s because it was known as the Hyundai Genesis in its previous life. It first launched in Australia in 2014, at a time when buyer’s started deserting the large sedan segment. As a result, it was sold mostly to limo operators. It also …

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Ute Comparison: 2019 Holden Colorado vs Mitsubishi Triton Review

On the surface you’d be hard pressed to initially distinguish these two from one another as they each tick all the boxes needed for a capable dual cab 4×4 ute. Spend some time and dig a little deeper below the surface and you’ll see that even though they’re both built …

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2019 Subaru Outback Review – Is It Better Than an SUV?

If you’re in the market for an SUV – like pretty much every car buyer these days – chances are you scratching your head deciding which of the segment’s 15 or so models to pick. But there’s one car that often gets overlooked by SUV buyers and it’s not an …

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2019 Range Rover Velar Review – The Good and The Not So Good

It’s hard not to talk about the styling when reviewing a Land Rover product these days. The Range Rover Velar might be three years old but it’s still one of the most beautiful mid-size SUVs on the road today. And it’s not just style over function, either, as it’s roomy …

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