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

2019 Toyota HiLux Rugged and Rugged X Review

What are they? Along with the Toyota Hilux Rogue, the HiLux Rugged and Rugged X are three new variants of the company’s (and Australia’s) best-selling vehicle. With the growing popularity of utes among private buyers, Toyota saw fit to inject more style and strength into the HiLux. And so the …

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2019 Jaguar I-Pace EV400 SE Review

To most people, the Jaguar brand is one that is most commonly associated with somewhat old-world quintessential Britishness. Think petrol-guzzling engines and lots of leather and wood grain all wrapped up in a classic three-box sedan package. But the Jaguar of today couldn’t be further from where it was in …

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2019 Mazda CX-9 vs Hyundai Santa Fe vs Holden Acadia Review

The 7-seat SUV has become the modern definition of a family car, loved for its space, comfort and versatility. With the market segment saturated with no less than eight players, which of these family buses should you spend your hard earned money on? Here, we take a look at the …

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2019 Lexus ES 300h Review

When Lexus dropped the first photos of the new ES, I knew Lexus was onto something with the seventh-generation of the its most conservative model. For a nameplate known more for its spaciousness, comfort and luxury, the new ES actually has style this time around, and a good dose of …

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2019 Suzuki Jimny GLX Manual Review

It’s refreshing to come across a car that’s focused and knows exactly what it was built to do rather than a jack of all trades that lacks identity. The 2019 Suzuki Jimny, like all of its predecessors, is built to get down and dirty off-road where it can take advantage …

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2019 Land Rover Discovery SD4 7 seats Review

Need to put more than 5 bums on seats in comfort? Buy a MPV or Multi Purpose Vehicle, right? Wrong. That was probably the right answer twenty years ago but in 2019, the SUV has become a MPV and anything in between, straddling every segment you can think of. Just …

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2019 Kia Cerato GT Hatch and Sedan Review

Want a small car with a little more excitement but not ready for the full performance package just yet? Here’s one – the Kia Cerato GT. Topping off the Cerato range, Kia’s best-selling model, the GT comes with a zesty turbo engine matched by tweaked ride and handling for a …

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2019 Holden Acadia LT AWD Review

When it comes to 7 seater SUVs there’s two different types commonly found. The first and more prevalent is the adapted 5 seater SUV that’s sacrificed some luggage space for a third row. These may have 7 seats but that third row is sized for children which strips capability away …

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2019 Lexus IS 350 F Sport Review – the last of a dying breed

If you’re in the market for a compact sports sedan these days, chances are you’ll be looking at something with a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Now I’m not going to go and criticise you for that decision as it’s one that makes sense – after all, engines of such a size …

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2019 Range Rover Velar P380 R-Dynamic Review

Luxury mid-size SUVs are big business these days, as affluent buyers ditch the saloon car to climb into one of these glitzy urban haulers. The segment has seen rapid growth in recent years, played by nameplates such as the BMW X4, Mercedes GLC Coupe, Audi Q5 and Lexus NX. And …

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