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

2019 BMW X4 Review – xDrive20d

The fact that the BMW X4 is now in its second-generation says something about its appeal. People do buy cars like the X4. And yes ‘cars’ were plural because the segment that the X4 single-handedly created has now spawned a competitor in the form of the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, and …

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2019 Jaguar E-Pace D180 HSE Review

Since its launch, the Jaguar E-Pace has been a bit of an oddity. Lobbing in well after the small SUV segment’s initial boom in the earlier half of the decade, it’s a car that seemed unfashionably late to the party, but was determined to try to steal the spotlight. It’s …

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2019 Lexus RX 450hL Review

The task of designing a single car to accommodate the unique and often country specific desires is no doubt a serious challenge, one which Lexus took seriously with the RX line of luxury SUVs that continued to evolve throughout their lifespan. The European demand for ever cleaner and greener motoring …

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2019 Honda CR-V Vi Review – good value or budget offering?

What is it? The Honda CR-V Vi is the new entry-level variant into the CR-V line-up, replacing a spot previously occupied by the CR-V VTi and expanding the range to 5 model grades. It’s priced from $28,290 plus on-road costs, under cutting the popular Mazda CX-5 Maxx and Toyota RAV4 …

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7-seat SUV Comparison: 2019 Mazda CX-9 vs Hyundai Santa Fe

If you’re looking to purchase a large 7-seat family SUV, chances are your short list would have already included these two rivals: the Mazda CX-9 and Hyundai Santa Fe. Along with the Toyota Kluger, the CX-9 and Santa Fe represent the top three selling models in the full-size SUV segment. …

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq EV Elite Review – Australia’s cheapest EV

Up till now, electric cars seemed to be something reserved for the more well-heeled motorists out there. With Tesla largely holding a monopoly over the niche EV market with its high-end, high-performance models, there’s been little for those unable to fork out six figures on a car. Plus, with battery …

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2019 Kia Stinger 200S Review

The Kia Stinger was one of the most hotly-anticipated cars of 2018, with the Euro-fighting turbocharged fastback showing the world just what Kia was capable of making when it’s designers and engineers really stuck their heads down and got to work. While it’s received very positive reviews since its launch …

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2019 Isuzu D-Max SX Cab Chassis Review – hi-vis not included

While dual-cab utes were once something you’d only ever see on farms or worksites, perceptions of these once-humble workhorses have shifted in recent years, with them now more of a status symbol used to tow boats and carry dirt bikes than a mere tradesman’s tool. Now, even utes positioned as …

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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i Premium Review

If you are struggling to distinguish the 5th-generation Subaru Forester from its 4th-generation predecessor, that’s OK because this is the best Forester thus far from Subaru. Like the Impreza on which it is based, Subaru has spent the development money wisely, making big improvements where it counts. The new Forester …

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2019 Kia Sportage Si Premium Diesel AWD Review

The Kia Sportage has proven to be one of the more popular options for Australian families looking for a 5-seater SUV and for 2019 Kia is doubling down on the well received formula only making minor changes to the refreshed model throughout. Petrol and Diesel powerplants are available as well …

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