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

2016 Kia Sportage Review

The superseded Kia Sportage was one of the first Kia models penned under automotive design superstar, Peter Schreyer after being lured across to the Korean brand from Audi. The stylish SUV went on to become Kia’s top selling model. Since then, every new model that came after it has raised …

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2016 Mitsubishi Mirage Review

Three years on from its local introduction, Mitsubishi has given its baby 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage a makeover. The sixth generation Mirage now comes in two variants, with the mid-spec ES Sport dropped from the new lineup. Priced from $11,990 plus on-roads, the new ES is $1,000 cheaper than the superseded model and ships …

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2016 Suzuki Vitara S-Turbo Review

One of last year’s more interesting revivals was the Suzuki Vitara. We took the stylish little SUV from Suzuki on a trip to Kangaroo Island and were impressed by its entertaining and accomplished chassis, all wrapped in a comfortable and relatively stylish package. While its naturally aspirated 1.6-litre was smooth …

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Review

Who says a small entry-level SUV can’t be exciting? This is the all-new Mazda CX-3, the company’s first ever offering in the highly competitive and increasingly popular segment. And it auspiciously shows the rest in the class how a B-segment-based crossover body can still be the perfect canvas for a …

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Review

Since its introduction back in 1973, the German engineered Volkswagen Passat has been a solid hauler for families and businesses alike. Entering its eighth generation, the 2016 Passat has become the pinnacle of refinement, setting the standard for design, technology and practicality within its segment. Priced from $34,990 plus on-road costs, …

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2016 Lexus LX 570 Review

There’re two ways to look at the Lexus LX. You can think of it as a Toyota LandCruiser 200 in an Armani suit, or you can consider it the only full-size luxury SUV you can take to the Australian Outback, with a peace of mind. Either way, this behemoth is …

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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

Efficiency. It’s a term that’s been blurred over the years. Many claim their vehicles are efficient and economical, in reality, some can cost as much as a V8 to run. Thankfully, clear as day, the 2016 Toyota Prius shines through with its realistically low and achievable fuel economy, making it a more …

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2016 Lexus GS F Review

In a world increasingly dominated by turbochargers and tricked twin-clutches, it’s refreshing to see Lexus giving the one finger salute to the establishment and persevere with its large capacity, naturally aspirated engines and torque converter automatics. Like the Lexus IS F and RC F before it, the GS F is …

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