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2019 Honda HR-V RS Review – when sportiness meets practicality

We first got acquainted with the 2nd-generation Honda HR-V three years ago and as is customary at this stage of its life, the popular small SUV has been refreshed for 2019. Though as far as a facelift goes, the changes aren’t dramatic. However, look closely and you’ll notice a few …

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2019 Honda HR-V VTi-LX Review

For small sized SUVs to stand out from their peers they need to strike the right balance of design flair and well thought out features while keeping the accountants happy. Sure you could throw every single piece of available tech into a car like the Honda HR-V but you’d also …

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2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross ES Sport Edition Review

It’s only been a year since the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross first landed, but the range has already been given a re-jig for 2019, with the notable addition of an all-new model grade – the ES, now positioned below the LS as the new tip-in point to the range. To help …

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2019 Mazda MX-5 1.5L Roadster Review

This will be the third time I’ve jumped into Mazda’s MX-5 for a week of thrashing to decipher its secrets, only now I’ve finally managed to nab the one I was most excited for. It’s the base spec 1.5L Roadster with none of the bells and whistles and more importantly, …

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2019 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Hybrid Review

The Toyota Corolla is a bit like a set of jump leads – almost everyone has one in the garage, and if they don’t, they’ll know someone who does. I myself might not have ever owned a Corolla, but both my parents owned Corollas from the days of them being …

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2019 Nissan 370Z Nismo Review

What is it? The 370Z Nismo is Nissan’s second Nismo model to launch worldwide following the debut of the GT-R Nismo. While the Nismo treatment is new, there’s no denying the Zed has been around for almost a decade. Introduced in 2009 as a successor to the 350Z, the 370Z is …

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2019 Kia Optima Si Review

What is it? The Kia Optima is the Korean marque’s mid-size sedan offering positioned as a rival to some of the most popular names in the Australian market – think Toyota Camry and Mazda6. It also slots conveniently between the new Cerato sedan and the flagship Stinger liftback in Kia’s …

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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Review

The 2019 Subaru Forester is an incredibly important car for its maker as the once niche vehicle based on the Impreza’s underpinnings has grown – both figuratively and quite literally – into a larger offering that now competes in an unbelievably crowded market space. While the first-generation model was surprisingly …

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2019 Nissan X-Trail N-Sport Review

It was way back in 2001 when Nissan first launched the X-Trail, the car that single handedly added petrol to the growing flame of SUV domination. They got the recipe right from the get go, a practical family SUV with enough spice mixed in to handle some light off-roading. Roll …

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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 Isuzu MU-X LS-T Review – dated but competent

Over the course of the last ten years, Isuzu UTE Australia has proven itself to be the plucky little company that could go toe-to-toe with the biggest names in the biz with just a two model offering. The seven-seat Isuzu MU-X is the best example of this out of the …

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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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