SUV’s

2017 HAVAL H6 LUX Review

Made in China. It isn’t hard to find at least an item in one’s household that comes from the Middle Kingdom these days and that includes motor vehicles. The world’s second largest economy now produces more cars than Japan, with one out of every four cars in the world coming …

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2016 Hyundai Tucson ’30’ Special Edition Review

The Hyundai Tucson is one of the brand’s most popular models and the third best selling medium SUV in Australia, with handsome styling, compelling handling and a wide range to choose from. Now, Hyundai has added another model to mark its 30th anniversary in Australia. Known simply as the Tucson …

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2016 Jaguar F-Pace 20d Review

If you are late to a party, you better make a grand entrance and that’s exactly what Jaguar has done with the new F-Pace. Inspired by the company’s gorgeous F-Type Coupe, the F-Pace is anything but bland, turning heads wherever it goes. The F-Pace is also a sign that no …

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2016 Mazda CX-9 GT Review

It isn’t very often that a large, practical SUV is capable of threatening the Lamborghini Huracan’s long-standing spot as my screensaver, but the 2016 Mazda CX-9 did just that. Almost. While it may not be a hunkered down rear-engined sports car with scissor doors, the CX-9’s sleek design and athletic …

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2016 Land Rover Discovery Sport Si4 SE Review

When we drove the diesel Land Rover Discovery Sport earlier this year, we liked its on and off road versatility, handsome styling and smart packaging. We were, however, not that impressed by the aging diesel powertrain. And while we wait to try out the new much improved “Ingenium” range of …

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2016 Audi Q7 TDI 160 Review

When Audi launched its second generation Q7 SUV late last year, it nudged the $100k mark with a sticker of $103,900. And that’s before you add in all the options that should’ve been standard items. With entry to the BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport at just over $80k and …

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2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design Polestar Review

We are all familiar with M and AMG, but there’s a new kid in town – Polestar. Like its esteemed German counterparts, Polestar started off as an independent tuner and motorsport partner of Volvo, until the Swedish brand acquired the outfit, including the Polestar brand, in 2015. The aim was …

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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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