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

2015 Hyundai Tucson Review

The new 2015 Hyundai Tucson is a slightly larger replacement for the now-superseded and much loved ix35 crossover. The Tucson name itself isn’t new, having adorned the rump of the first generation small SUV from the Korean brand from 2004 to 2010; before being replaced by the Euro-sourced ix35. In …

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2015 Holden Insignia VXR Review

2.8-litre turbocharged V6, all-wheel-drive and German built for only $51,990 plus on roads. Yep, the Holden Insignia VXR is shaking up the mid-size performance sedan segment, and on paper, it seems to have nailed the price and performance equation. Last seen in Australia in 2013 wearing Opel and ‘OPC’ badges, …

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2015 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid Review

Honda has introduced its first hybrid Accord in Australia, featuring the company’s all-new hybrid powertrain from Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology series, which is set to be rolled out across the majority of the company’s alternative fuel models. Available solely as a highly specified variant, the Accord Sport Hybrid is – …

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2015 Nissan NP300 Navara Review

Pickup, trucks, utes… they were once the bastion of the bush and tradies in Australia, but increasingly, they are finding their ways into the suburbs due to their versatility and “macho” image. The Nissan Navara was one of the first full-size utes to hit the market, with the other being …

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2015 Toyota Camry Review

Toyota Camry, we have all heard about it. Some say it’s the ultimate “white good on wheels”, others think it’s soulless and boring. If excitement and fun-to-drive is what you are looking for, Camry would be the last word in your dictionary. But yet, Toyota has managed to move over …

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2015 Peugeot 308 GT Diesel Review

The resurgence of the hot hatch continues in earnest with a bewildering of models to choose from. Segment favourites include the Volkswagen Golf GTI, Renaultsport Megane R.S. and our current top pick – the Ford Focus ST. Amongst others, all of the above are petrol powered, which means that if …

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2015 Holden Cascada Convertible Review

After a short hiatus, Holden has returned to the land of drop-top motoring with the new mid-sized Holden Cascada convertible. Priced from $41,990 plus on-road costs, the European sourced, four-seater is well-equipped, affordable and quietly handsome. But in the typically fashion-conscious convertible segment, brand allure counts for a lot, much …

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2015 Hyundai i40 Series II Review

Hyundai’s recent push to go upmarket saw the launch of the i40 sedan and wagon range in 2012. Designed for European markets, the well-built and classy i40 is the Korean car maker’s ambitious take on the midsize segment, which is brimmed full of accomplished rivals. Going against the Mazda6, Ford …

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2015 Ford Focus ST Review

When it comes to hot hatches, the Ford Focus ST is often overlooked for the more all rounded Volkswagen Golf GTI. Don’t get me wrong. The fast Golf is a brilliant car, especially in its latest Mk7 iteration. It’s fun, but also amazingly comfortable and practical, which makes it an …

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2015 Toyota Corolla Hatch Review

Toyota’s most popular car, and Australia’s number one selling vehicle – the Toyota Corolla hatch – has been given a nip-tuck for 2015. The mid life update not only brings revised styling but also a two-tiered model strategy to cater for all tastes. The entry-level Ascent and Ascent Sport variants …

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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible Review

The BMW 2 Series Convertible is the entry point to propeller-badged open top motoring. Replacing the 1 Series Convertible, the new drop-top sets out to continue the success of its predecessor, which had no real rivals during its time. The first generation established itself as the undisputed leader in its …

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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review

The Hyundai i30 is the showroom star of the fast growing Korean brand. Developed to take on segment favourites such as the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf, the i30 has built up a loyal following in the two generations it’s been on sale. In June, it was the best-selling …

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