Passenger Cars

2017 Lexus IS 300h Review

As if the outgoing model wasn’t bold enough, Lexus has gone even more courageous with the updated 2017 IS sports sedan. Launching on the backdrop of one million global sales and a teasy advertising campaign celebrating those who dare to step forward, the 3 Series and C-Class rival boasts the strongest …

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2017 Holden Astra Review

The small car segment has never been so tightly contested. It’s the most crowded passenger car market with over 20 models to choose from. Even at the top of the chart there’s at least five “you can’t go wrong with anyone of these” options, namely the ever popular Mazda 3, long dominant …

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2017 Lexus IS 200t Sports Luxury Review

Lexus has, arguably, often been unfairly referred to as a “glorified Toyota”, and while that may be true for certain models in the lineup (I’m looking at you, Lexus LX), the majority of its range are actually proper premium models based on entirely different rear-wheel drive platforms (IS, RC, GS …

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2017 Renault Megane Hatch Review

If you’re in the market for a small car, perhaps it’s time to check out the new Renault Megane. Now in its fourth generation the new Megane is a quantum leap from its predecessor boasting a completely redesigned sheetmetal, an interior capable of giving the Volkswagen Golf a run for its …

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2017 Jaguar XF Review – XF Portfolio 25t

The Jaguar XF is arguably one of the most important models in the company’s passenger car portfolio as it was the XF that revitalised the struggling brand from oblivion in 2007, after years of producing ho-hum products under Ford’s ownership. It was the trailblazer model that shaked off Jaguars ‘old fashion’ …

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2017 Volvo S90 Review – T6 Inscription AWD

With the Volvo XC90 SUV a runaway success, Volvo’s march to greater heights continues unabated with the closely related S90 luxury sedan; the company’s best attempt yet at cracking the premium executive sedan market dominated by the Germans. Essentially a successor to the S80 (yes, remember that one?), the 2017 …

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2017 Mazda 6 Sedan Review – Atenza Diesel

Premium looks without premium price. That’s the best way to describe the third-generation Mazda 6 midsize sedan. To us, it is NOT one of, but THE best looking sedan in its class. Already on the market since 2012, the four-year-old design is everything but dated, a testament to the company’s solid …

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2016 Ford Focus with SYNC 3 Review

In an increasingly connected world, a car’s infotainment system is now as important as other crucial aspects of the car such as fuel economy and performance. For many, a car’s connectivity and technology are an important part of their decision making when buying vehicles. Ford recently introduced the new SYNC …

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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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