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

2019 Range Rover Sport SDV6 SE Review

It’s the Royal Family’s chariot of choice and the go-to vehicle for rock stars and footballers, and it’s not hard to see why. Rock stars and footballers love its menacing and rugged good looks, while the Queen and Prince Phillip favour its cosseting ride, high-riding position and go anywhere abilities. …

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Mid-size SUV Comparison: Subaru Forester vs Jeep Cherokee Review

The mid-size SUV class is the most competitive and crowded car segment today. With no fewer than 20 players at the time of writing, buyers are literally spoilt for choice. But if you are looking for something that can tread beyond the paved roads of our concrete jungle, your short …

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2019 Jaguar F-Pace 25d R-Sport Review

When the Jaguar F-Pace first launched in 2016, it was the British marque’s first entrant to the SUV market, and while initially polarising as the notion of a Jaguar SUV just seemed wrong, people’s presumptions were quickly proven wrong as it turned out to be every bit a proper Jag …

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2019 Kia Rio Sport Automatic Review

Manufacturers used to be ruthless when it came to their entry level models, stripping out everything but the bare necessities to keep prices approachable. Thankfully the passage of time has marched on and the dark days of wind up windows and zero air-conditioning are well and truly behind us, budget …

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2019 Lexus LX 450d Off-Road Review

Ask anyone in Australia what they think of the 200 Series Toyota LandCruiser and they’ll probably agree with its marketing tagline of it being “king off the road”, but ask them what they think of the Lexus LX and they’ll probably respond by asking, “the what?” You see, despite more …

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2019 Volvo XC40 T4 Inscription Review

It’s been a big year for the Volvo XC40 since it first came to market. The plucky little Swede – okay, so it might not be entirely Swedish since it’s actually built in Belgium – has taken home countless awards around the globe including being named the 2018 European Car …

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2019 Toyota Camry Hybrid Review

Toyota’s new-generation Camry sedan has undergone a dramatic redesign from bumper to bumper that results in the sportiest and most aggressive looking Camry in its history. Built on a new platform, the 2019 Camry brings more emotional styling, new powertrains with higher power and better fuel economy, a revamped chassis …

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2019 BMW 1 Series 125i M Sport Review

Already confirmed to be going front-wheel drive for the next-generation model, the 2019 BMW 1 Series is officially on the endangered species list as the last rear-wheel drive hatch available. The automotive industry will praise the move to a front-wheel drive platform as bringing improved fuel economy and more interior …

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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed Diesel Review

The Mitsubishi Outlander, like much of the Japanese manufacturer’s line-up, is a car that has been around in its current form for quite a few years. At six years since its initial launch, it might be younger than the ASX and Pajero, but it’s now easily outlived the usual model …

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2019 Suzuki Vitara Series II Turbo AllGrip Review

The four-year-old Suzuki Vitara has been given a refresh for the 2019 model year, and it’s one Suzuki deems to be significant enough to warrant it being dubbed the Series II version. This update is more than Suzuki simply giving it the usual styling tweaks and adding some nicer interior bits, …

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Akera Turbo Review

It’s only been a little over six months since we last took a look at the Mazda CX-5 – the best-selling SUV in Australia – and not even two years since the current body style launched, yet Mazda’s engineers have once again fettled it for the 2019 model year, and …

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2019 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design Polestar Review – why buy?

  See that little blue square on our 2018-built Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design? It’s the Polestar badge. I first got acquainted with it 3 years ago, also in a XC90. Back then, the Polestar tune was a dealer fitted option that was tagged on to the engine’s ECU. Now with …

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2019 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Exceed Review

What is it? The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is the Japanese marque’s entry-level off-roader, sitting below the ageing flagship Pajero and above the on-road-focused Outlander in the company’s lineup. First launched in 2016 as a replacement for the Challenger, the Pajero Sport is based on the underpinnings of the Triton ute, …

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