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2015 Honda HR-V Review

With demand for high-riding small crossovers soaring quicker than fuel prices, the Honda HR-V couldn’t have arrived at a better time. The HR-V abbreviation stands for Hi-Rider Revolutionary Vehicle. The first generation HR-V was introduced back in 1998, way before nameplates such as the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Qashqai, Subaru XV …

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2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

The Mitsubishi Outlander has received a major facelift for 2015, and the move is more a must than necessity. Slow sales in the burgeoning SUV market means something has to be done if Mitsubishi is serious about getting its mid-size SUV, once a strong seller in the segment, back into the …

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2015 Lexus NX 200t Review

Luxury compact SUVs. They are as ubiquitous as sliced bread and potato chips. Hauling the family in style has never been more affordable these days – queue the latest entrant, the Lexus NX 200t. Powered by a conventional petrol engine, the NX 200t heralds a new era for the Japanese …

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2015 BMW X6 Review

The BMW X6 is a car that fits no category. It’s not a coupe, it’s not an SUV, and it’s not a sedan. BMW calls this new type of mobility the Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). While other carmakers have also ventured into unexplored territory, only to switch back to mainstream …

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2015 Nissan Qashqai Diesel Review

Late last year, we drove the Nissan Qashqai petrol and loved the compact crossover’s attractive styling, decent road manners and great versatility. A new diesel variant has now joined the 2015 range, promising exceptional fuel economy without compromising drivability. In this review, we get behind the wheel of the diesel-powered …

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Hyundai’s third-generation seven-seater Santa Fe has been one of our favourite SUVs in its segment, winning our hearts with its handsome looks, excellent build quality, versatility and great value. 2015 brings a new mid-life facelift to the Santa Fe, with upgrades to exterior, handling as well as the addition of …

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2015 Jeep Cherokee Diesel Review

The Jeep Cherokee is the latest entry to join the burgeoning compact crossover segment brimming with rivals such as the Mazda CX-5, Nissan X-Trail, Ford Kuga and Volkswagen Tiguan. Launched in mid 2014, the line-up has been further strengthened by the arrival of a diesel variant earlier this year. The …

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Head to Head: BMW X3 vs Lexus NX Review

Shopping for a premium compact SUV? The decision has never been tougher, as the segment now welcomes yet another contender. Arriving fashionably late to the party, newcomer Lexus NX is all set to nudge on its European rivals, and in this shootout, takes on one of the segment favourites, the BMW …

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2015 Jeep Patriot Blackhawk Review

Twenty years ago, the Jeep Patriot would have been considered great. Back then, midsize SUVs only had to look tough and be practical enough for fishing trips. Nevermind if it is styled like boxes on wheels and sounded like the original 1941 Willys MB Jeep, as it’s only driven past …

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2014 Lexus NX 300h Review

This is the new Lexus NX – to borrow the marque’s own tag line. Arriving fashionably late to the premium compact SUV soiree in a stunningly trendy styling for that eye-popping, Jennifer Lawrence in a sapphire silk Gucci gown effect. Designed to take on Europe’s best such as the BMW X3, Audi …

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2014 Kia Sportage Review

The Sportage is one of Kia’s strongest selling models since it hit the market in Australia 3 years ago. Penned by Massimo Frascella (who’s CV included stints at Aston Martin, Jaguar, and more recently, Land Rover) under the watchful eyes of the award-winning Peter Schreyer; the Kia Sportage has always …

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2014 BMW X4 Review

After pulling off one of the bravest moves in the motoring world by creating the ungainly X6, BMW is at it again with a downsized version of the coupe-SUV. The BMW X4 is the German manufacturer’s latest controversial-stirrer in its quest to fill up every possible niche it could find. Dubbed …

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2014 BMW X3 LCI Review

In 2003 niche-filling maestro, BMW, launched its segment first X3 that started a host of new premium mid-sized SUVs such as the Audi Q5, Volvo XC60, and more recently, the Lexus NX. More than ten years on and with over a million global sales under its belt, the facelifted (LCI …

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2014 Holden Trax 1.4 LTZ Review

When the Holden Trax was released late last year, we were impressed with the baby SUV’s ride and handling, thanks to the talented engineers at Holden who fiddled with the car’s steering and suspension. What we were not so impressed with was the lack of punch from the car’s prehistoric …

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