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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review

The Volkswagen Passat Wagon is already a practical family hauler, but the new Passat Alltrack model takes it up a notch with added ride height and mild off-road ability. Like the previous-generation Alltrack, the recipe is similar. Start with the Passat wagon, then infuse with a set of jacked up suspension …

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2016 Fiat 500X Review

The Fiat 500X is the latest member of the fast-growing Fiat 500 family and is one of the more style-focused compact crossover in the segment. Infused with the cutesy looks of its smaller hatch sibling that almost single-handed revived the Fiat brand in Australia, the high-riding 500X aims to bring …

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Review

The Land Rover Discovery Sport was launched in mid-2015 and essentially replaced the unloved Land Rover Freelander 2. It is the first member of the expanded Discovery family and takes the family-friendly SUV a little further upmarket, sitting above the fashionable but smaller Range Rover Evoque. Counting the BMW X3, …

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2016 Kia Sportage Review

The superseded Kia Sportage was one of the first Kia models penned under automotive design superstar, Peter Schreyer after being lured across to the Korean brand from Audi. The stylish SUV went on to become Kia’s top selling model. Since then, every new model that came after it has raised …

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2016 Suzuki Vitara S-Turbo Review

One of last year’s more interesting revivals was the Suzuki Vitara. We took the stylish little SUV from Suzuki on a trip to Kangaroo Island and were impressed by its entertaining and accomplished chassis, all wrapped in a comfortable and relatively stylish package. While its naturally aspirated 1.6-litre was smooth …

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Review

Who says a small entry-level SUV can’t be exciting? This is the all-new Mazda CX-3, the company’s first ever offering in the highly competitive and increasingly popular segment. And it auspiciously shows the rest in the class how a B-segment-based crossover body can still be the perfect canvas for a …

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2016 Lexus LX 570 Review

There’re two ways to look at the Lexus LX. You can think of it as a Toyota LandCruiser 200 in an Armani suit, or you can consider it the only full-size luxury SUV you can take to the Australian Outback, with a peace of mind. Either way, this behemoth is …

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First Look: 2017 Mazda CX-9

Fresh off the ship, the all-new 2017 Mazda CX-9 has arrived in Australia, and here we bring you some of the very first close-up photos of the SUV. The first shipment of the second generation CX-9 landed Down Under only days ago, and, according to Mazda, response for the new …

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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Review

Based on the highly capable Triton platform, Mitsubishi’s all-new Pajero Sport joins the range as a strong competitor in the increasingly popular SUV market. The 2016 Pajero Sport is in its third generation and replaces the outgoing Mitsubishi Challenger. Three trim levels – GLX, GLS and Exceed – are available, ranging …

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Review

The Toyota RAV4 is the pioneer of the compact crossover class. First launched in 1994, it combined the versatility and space of a four-wheel-drive with the comfort and manoeuvrability of a hatchback. Today, the midsize SUV class that the RAV4 spearheaded is one of the most competitive and fastest growing …

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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus Review

In most parts of the world, a Cactus is known as a hardy desert plant with short little spikes. In Australia however, “cactus” is also a slang word for “dead, useless or broken”. Not a wise name for its new car then, for a brand still struggling to improve its …

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2016 Jeep Renegade Review

The all-new Jeep Renegade throw’s its hat into the compact-SUV ring aiming to dethrone the ruling Mazda CX-3. Making an entrance in late 2015, the US-designed and Italian-built Renegade was something of an acquired taste. It’s a quirky, almost cute design, taking style cues from the Cherokee and classic Willys …

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2016 Volvo XC90 Review: D5 Inscription

It’s been a long and tumultuous journey for Volvo. Clouded in an air of uncertainty just a few years ago when parent company, Ford, was perched on the verge of bankruptcy set off by the Global Financial Crisis. With an aging lineup and little money for new product investment, Volvo …

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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Series II Review

It’s an odd feeling to be able to say you admire a Hyundai, step back to the company’s early days and the notion would be laughable – Hyundai, a great car? It’s been a long time coming for the Korean automaker, however, their current range of vehicles, specifically the Santa …

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