Car Reviews

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

2017 Lexus LC 500h Review

I have been watching the progress of Lexus’ much raved LF-LC concept car since the day it broke cover at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Not because it’s my duty as a motoring journalist. But because the car is simply stunning. It’s Lexus’ most exciting product since the mighty LFA supercar and …

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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 BMW M2 Review

The BMW M2 is the entry point into the high performance M-badged BMW ownership. As the M3 coupe, now called the M4, has grown so much in size over the years, BMW saw the opportunity to slot in a smaller M coupe under the M4. To put it into perspective, the supposedly …

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2017 Audi S4 Sedan Review

Audi’s S sub-brand has always impressed on delivering strong and accessible performance. Unlike full-blown RS models which can often be overwhelming on anywhere but a track, S-badged Audis can be fully enjoyed on the road without compromises on refinement and road manners. The new S4 is the latest member of the family …

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2017 Lexus IS 300h Review

As if the outgoing model wasn’t bold enough, Lexus has gone even more courageous with the updated 2017 IS sports sedan. Launching on the backdrop of one million global sales and a teasy advertising campaign celebrating those who dare to step forward, the 3 Series and C-Class rival boasts the strongest …

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2017 Holden Astra Review

The small car segment has never been so tightly contested. It’s the most crowded passenger car market with over 20 models to choose from. Even at the top of the chart there’s at least five “you can’t go wrong with anyone of these” options, namely the ever popular Mazda 3, long dominant …

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2017 Audi SQ7 Review

Do we need a 320kW / 900Nm seven-seat family SUV? Probably not. Do we want one? Yes, please. Like supercars, fast crossovers don’t need to make sense. They sell on performance figures, and nevermind if they are never explored by their owners, ever. And car makers make them because, well, they …

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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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