SUV’s

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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2016 Mitsubishi Triton Review

The next generation of Mitsubishi Triton has landed, sporting a sleek new look and revised powertrain designed to meet the needs of the tradesman’s work ute while also being a very capable family vehicle. The Triton is quite possibly the most factory configurable vehicle on the market, the sheer number …

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2016 Toyota HiLux Review

The Toyota HiLux year after year tops the sales charts and it’s not hard to see why; with its style and practicality you can use it as a tough work truck, a family mover or as an enthusiast vehicle. The HiLux range is extensive; up to 31 different cab combinations …

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2016 Toyota Fortuner Review

Some of you may recall the Toyota 4Runner, last sold in Australia between 1984 and 1996 priced between $38,000 and $50,000. It’s based on the Hilux ute with 4 doors, 5 seats and a fixed canopy. Marketed as an affordable heavy-duty 4WD, the 4Runner satisfied the needs of many adventure …

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2015 Kia Sorento Review

It is hard not to be impressed with Korean products these days; from smartphones to smart looking Korean cars, they look, feel and work a treat. However, it was only in relatively recent memory the Koreans were peddling rough and basic models such as the Kia Mentor and Hyundai Excel. …

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2016 Audi Q7 Review

The Q7 is the first SUV offering from Audi and went on sale in 2006, nine years later than the Mercedes-Benz ML and seven years behind segment leader BMW X5. It was a bit of a behemoth and left much to be desired in the handling department. Almost a decade …

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