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2016 Subaru Levorg GT-S and Spec.B Review

The fourth-generation Subaru Liberty wagon went out of production in early 2015. It was the brand’s best-selling wagon ever. But for the fifth-generation Liberty, the wagon body was discontinued. Buyers looking for more practicality would have to buy the Outback crossover. However, according to Subaru the feedback was that the …

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2016 Kia Carnival Review – Platinum Diesel

For far too long, big families have been stuck with boxy, uninspiring and drab people movers commonly known as white goods on wheels, until now. The third-generation Kia Carnival arrives with tons of surprises. For a start, we find ourselves using words like ‘stylish’, ‘striking’ and ‘snazzy’ to describe Kia’s new …

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2016 Suzuki Baleno Review

The Suzuki Baleno is Back! The last time the Baleno was in Suzuki’s showroom, John Howard was our prime minister and ‘Can’t Fight the Moonlight’ by LeAnn Rimes was the chart topper. That was 2001, in case you are wondering. In between, the Japanese brand has been trying to convince …

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2016 Audi A4 Avant Review

There is something about the Audi A4 Avant. Unlike the BMW 3 Series Touring and Mercedes-Benz C Class Estate, in the Audi you don’t feel like you’re driving a boot, neither do you feel like you’re announcing domestication to the world. Instead, you drive the A4 wagon with pride, for …

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2016 Subaru Levorg Review

According to Subaru, the Mark 4 Liberty GT wagon is much missed, so much so that the firm has dusted off the Liberty’s old template and remolded it into the oddly named Levorg. First previewed as a concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the car’s name comes from a …

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2016 Honda Accord Review

Honda has given its mid-size Accord sedan a much needed facelift for 2016, and it couldn’t have come soon enough. The current generation Accord hasn’t had much success in a class it once rule, with sales figures trailing the Mazda 6, Subaru Liberty, Toyota Camry and Ford Mondeo. By all …

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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

The new Toyota Corolla Hybrid must seem like the answer to a closeted greenie’s diligent prayers, marrying Toyota’s proven hybrid technology with a conventional hatchback that is as distinct as a bathroom tap. It is the fifth hybrid model in Toyota’s local green brigade, joining the Camry, Prius, Prius C …

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2016 Mazda3 Review – Mazda3 Maxx Sedan

2016 Mazda 3 Maxx sedan

The new Mazda 3 has been released for 2016 with a collection of improvements and added features across the range. Priced from $20,490 plus on-roads, the 2016 Mazda 3 has had a minor face lift where keen eyes will notice reshaped headlights, a chrome grill which extends into the headlight reflector, slimmer …

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2016 Kia Picanto Si Review

The micro-car segment is a micro segment in Australia, with less than a handful of players – chief amongst them, the Mitsubishi Mirage and Suzuki Celerio. Nissan quietly dropped the Micra from its lineup earlier this year. According to Kia, the segment represents less than 1 per cent of the …

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2016 Skoda Superb Review – 162TSI and 140TDI

Amongst the broad mix of mid-sized passenger cars, the Skoda Superb is often overlooked. Its awkward design isn’t always everyone’s cup of tea and the Skoda brand – one of the world’s oldest car company – just doesn’t spring up in people’s mind when they are thinking of their next car. But that might change …

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