SUV’s

2021 Subaru XV Hybrid Review

Subaru has a rich heritage in SUVs and all-wheel drives, but the company is relatively new to the hybrid petrol-electric scene. The company’s first hybrid product, the XV Hybrid debuted in 2019, and while it wasn’t quite as resolved as similar hybrid offerings from the hybrid king that is Toyota, …

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2021 Nissan Navara ST-X and PRO-4X Review

The current third-generation Nissan Navara has been around in Australia since 2015, but incremental updates over the years have kept it fresh. New grades and special edition models were introduced, adjustment and refinement to the chassis were made, and safety features were boosted. In what is quite possibly the biggest …

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2021 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0L 2WD Review

Hyundai says the all-new 2021 Tucson debuts the first application of the company’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language on an SUV for a “futuristic image”. It isn’t wrong. In an amazingly saturated segment of the market that is the mid-sized SUV, the Tucson stands out. While styling is subjective, there’s no …

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2021 Subaru Outback Review

The Subaru Outback has some of the most loyal owners in Australia, with over one-third of its owners returning to buy an Outback when a new model comes out. Subaru’s strong brand reputation Down Under plays a role, but surely there’s something about the Outback that’s keeping owners hooked, generation …

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2021 Nissan Juke vs Toyota Yaris Cross Comparison Review

The young and active are flocking to small city crossovers for multiple reasons. The so called ‘jacked up hatchback’ is perceived to be more fun and less domesticated than the traditional city car, the higher ride height also affords a more commanding view, and certain models have all-wheel drive which …

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2021 Mazda BT-50 Thunder Ute Review

The last-generation Mazda BT-50 was often overlooked compared to its peers, especially the ever-popular Ford Ranger on which it is based. While Ford made continuous improvements to its star, Mazda sadly hasn’t been as diligent. The result is a dual-cab ute that feels its age and lacks behind the competition. …

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2021 Toyota Fortuner Crusade Review

With the popularity of utes as lifestyle vehicles, the ute-based SUV segment serves to build on that appeal with greater comfort and practicality. While Toyota’s HiLux ute has long been the undisputed best-seller in Australia, its SUV cousin, the Toyota Fortuner, hasn’t been as quite a hit. Returning to Australian …

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2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line Review

The already saturated city crossover segment has welcomed yet another player. Arriving fashionably late, literally, the new Kia Stonic is set to shake up the segment with its striking and tasteful looks. “European styling with youthful character”, reads the Kia Stonic’s media release. And it’s not a false claim. If …

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2021 Hyundai Kona Electric & N Line Review

In a style and technology-led segment, the Hyundai Kona is one of the boldest small SUV you can get your hands on. It also comes with plenty of choices, with the quirky little model offered in no less than 11 variants, including one of the cheapest electric SUVs in Australia, …

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2021 Genesis GV80 2.5T and 3.0D Review

What do you do when you have mastered the art of making mainstream cars? You build luxury cars. But it is not as simple as it sounds. Toyota’s premium offshoot founded in the late 80s, Lexus, took a good part of two decades to establish itself as a formidable luxury …

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2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Review

Utes used to be bare-bone workhorses to cart your gear and tools around but these days, they are jack-of-all-trades that also double as lifestyle and family vehicles, with luxury, technology and comfort to match. The 2021 Isuzu D-Max is one of the latest breeds of these ‘versatile utility vehicles’ (VUV…. …

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2021 Mazda CX-30 X20 M Hybrid Review – is it better than the G25?

The Mazda CX-30 is a unique proposition in the compact crossover segment. Offering the perfect blend of upscale design, sporty handling and up-to-date tech, it quickly became one of our favourite city-sized SUVs since launch. With a total of 9 variants to choose from, the CX-30 range is also the …

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2021 Audi Q3 Sportback 35 TFSI Review

Got a baby on the way and it’s time for the sports coupe to make way for a family car, but think the SUV is too bland, too domesticated, too cookie butter? Fortunately, there’s this thing called SUV coupe. Although we don’t quite agree with its name, we see the …

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2021 Genesis GV80 7-seat luxury SUV review

Imagine trying to land your first job fresh out of university. You are one of hundreds applying for a handful of graduate positions and the competition is stiff. With no prior work experience, your CV is your only credential. Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury upstart, faces a similar challenge. Established in 2015, …

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