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

First Look: 2017 Mazda CX-9

Fresh off the ship, the all-new 2017 Mazda CX-9 has arrived in Australia, and here we bring you some of the very first close-up photos of the SUV. The first shipment of the second generation CX-9 landed Down Under only days ago, and, according to Mazda, response for the new …

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2016 Ford Mondeo Review

With the locally made Ford Falcon’s imminent departure, the latest Ford Mondeo is expected to take over the baton from its bigger brother, and the news is encouraging. The fourth-generation Mondeo arrived in Australia mid last year, but only in wagon and hatch body style. The sedan, which is available …

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2016 Lexus RC 200t Review

After decades of watching the Germans dominating the luxury sports coupe segment like nobody’s business, Japanese premium marque Lexus finally rocked up to the party in 2015, unfashionably late but promising. The rear-wheel-drive RC coupe is Lexus’ answer to the BMW 4 Series, Audi A5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe. And I’m utterly …

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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Review

Based on the highly capable Triton platform, Mitsubishi’s all-new Pajero Sport joins the range as a strong competitor in the increasingly popular SUV market. The 2016 Pajero Sport is in its third generation and replaces the outgoing Mitsubishi Challenger. Three trim levels – GLX, GLS and Exceed – are available, ranging …

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Review

The Toyota RAV4 is the pioneer of the compact crossover class. First launched in 1994, it combined the versatility and space of a four-wheel-drive with the comfort and manoeuvrability of a hatchback. Today, the midsize SUV class that the RAV4 spearheaded is one of the most competitive and fastest growing …

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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus Review

In most parts of the world, a Cactus is known as a hardy desert plant with short little spikes. In Australia however, “cactus” is also a slang word for “dead, useless or broken”. Not a wise name for its new car then, for a brand still struggling to improve its …

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2016 Jeep Renegade Review

The all-new Jeep Renegade throw’s its hat into the compact-SUV ring aiming to dethrone the ruling Mazda CX-3. Making an entrance in late 2015, the US-designed and Italian-built Renegade was something of an acquired taste. It’s a quirky, almost cute design, taking style cues from the Cherokee and classic Willys …

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2016 Lexus ES 300h Review

If you’re shopping for a mid-size luxury sedan around the $60-70k mark, you’ll be overwhelmed with options considering the sheer number of cars available in this popular segment. But if comfort and spaciousness are at the top of your priority then there is only one obvious choice – the Lexus …

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2016 Audi TTS Coupe Review

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Captivating audiences since 1995, the Audi TT has always stolen the spotlight. Its curvaceous yet sporty lines came well matched with its predictable dynamics, making it one of the world’s best driver cars. 21 years later and into its third generation, we review the 2016 Audi TTS; a middle ground performance …

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2016 Volvo XC90 Review: D5 Inscription

It’s been a long and tumultuous journey for Volvo. Clouded in an air of uncertainty just a few years ago when parent company, Ford, was perched on the verge of bankruptcy set off by the Global Financial Crisis. With an aging lineup and little money for new product investment, Volvo …

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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Series II Review

It’s an odd feeling to be able to say you admire a Hyundai, step back to the company’s early days and the notion would be laughable – Hyundai, a great car? It’s been a long time coming for the Korean automaker, however, their current range of vehicles, specifically the Santa …

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