SUV’s

2013 Holden Colorado 7 Review

The highly competitive urban SUV segment in Australia is getting increasingly crowded, especially with the launch of yet another newcomer – the 2013 Holden Colorado 7. But wait, the Colorado 7 is, more appropriately, a full size SUV aimed at competing with it, not in it. That’s because, unlike other SUVs …

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2013 Mitsubishi ASX 2.2 Diesel Automatic Review

The Mitsubishi ASX 1.8 Diesel Manual we tested last year was a competent little number that comes with a sprightly engine mated to a smooth shifting six-speed manual. There is technically nothing wrong with the drivetrain, except the Australian motoring public’s affinity with automatic transmission. Available only as a manual, …

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2013 Volkswagen Touareg 150TDI Review

Since the first Volkswagen Touareg was introduced in 2003, it has built up a reputation as an all-rounded SUV with proper off-road capability while retaining good road manners. It does all this without the boxy shape so common of other full size offroaders at this price range. Building on this …

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2013 Honda CR-V Review

The concept of Compact Sports Utility was first embraced by Honda back in 1995, with the introduction of the original Honda CR-V. Based on a reworked Honda Civic platform, the company’s long running soft-roader has lived a rather humdrum and ordinary life. It has never left a mark on the …

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Review

There is nothing more quintessentially American than a Jeep, with a heritage that stretches back to 1941 when the first Willys MB Jeep was produced for the US Army. It played a significant role in mobilising the troops during World World II. In 1945, it evolved into the civilian version, …

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2012 Kia Sorento Review

Riding on the burgeoning wave of mid-sized SUVs, Kia recently updated its popular Sorento that first hit the market in 2009 – an update that is needed to see off fresh threats that have emerged onto the field. Segment favourites like the Ford Territory and Toyota Kluger, have all been face-lifted …

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2012 Mitsubishi Challenger Review

New Year’s resolution – we make one almost every year, and just like every other years, they turned into dissolution. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop us from making yet a new one year after year, even if we promised ourselves never to make another that we know we won’t be able …

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2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

The Mitsubishi Outlander has always been a car high on the list for anyone looking to purchase a midsize SUV. It is car liked for its tough, go anywhere attributes and space for the whole family. Now in its third iteration, the 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander is not just an all-new …

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2012 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

The previous generation Hyundai Santa Fe was an ordinary SUV that does the job for most things it was designed to do. It’s big, it tows well, it goes okay as long as you keep it on-road, and it’s well priced. Now there is an all-new model and unlike the …

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2012 Mitsubishi ASX 4WD Aspire Diesel Review

The compact SUV was designed for people who could not decide between a family car and a four-wheel-drive, which explains why the other name for a compact SUV is crossover. As the name suggests, it is a cross between the aforementioned categories of cars. The Mitsubishi ASX is one of …

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