SUV’s

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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2016 Ford Everest Review

It’s not hard to see why the Ford Everest has become the best rated 4 x 4 of its class in 2015; sharing the great features of the already popular Ford Ranger, this Australian designed SUV further solidifies Ford’s image as a progressive company that is well competitive with its European …

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2016 Lexus RX Review

Lexus essentially pioneered the luxury SUV segment with the launch of the original RX in 1998. It was such a hit, especially in North America, that it inspired similar competitors from rival marques. Today, the crossover is Lexus’ best-selling model in the brand’s 26-year history. With global sales of more …

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2015 Holden Colorado Z71 Review

The Holden Colorado Z71 is General Motor’s endeavor to enter the family/recreational market alongside the already very popular Ford Ranger Wildtrak. Don’t be fooled by the heated leather seats and touch screen display, as it proves itself to be a more than capable workhorse. The range topping Z71’s $4000 price …

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2015 Hyundai Tucson Review

The new 2015 Hyundai Tucson is a slightly larger replacement for the now-superseded and much loved ix35 crossover. The Tucson name itself isn’t new, having adorned the rump of the first generation small SUV from the Korean brand from 2004 to 2010; before being replaced by the Euro-sourced ix35. In …

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2015 Nissan NP300 Navara Review

Pickup, trucks, utes… they were once the bastion of the bush and tradies in Australia, but increasingly, they are finding their ways into the suburbs due to their versatility and “macho” image. The Nissan Navara was one of the first full-size utes to hit the market, with the other being …

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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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