SUV’s

2018 Haval H9 Ultra Review

If you have no idea what you’re looking at right now, let me break it all down for you – this is the Haval H9, the flagship model from the world’s most powerful SUV manufacturer which shifted nearly 938,000 units globally last financial year alone. The Chinese marque, which is …

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2018 Jaguar E-Pace P300 R-Dynamic HSE Review

 Unless you have been living on Mars, SUVs are big business these days. Not a month goes by without a new or shinier model hitting the market to cater for the global shift in demand for the high-riding wagon. With the mid- and large-SUV segments firmly established, carmakers are …

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2018 Holden Equinox LTZ Review – should you go the 2.0 turbo?

Earlier this year, we tested the new Holden Equinox and found plenty to like about the successor to the Captiva. Uninspiring looks aside, Holden’s latest mid-size family SUV impresses with a capacious interior, competent drivetrain and a well judged ride and handling balance. The LS+ variant that we drove had …

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2018 Toyota HiLux Rugged X Review

Same but different – that’s the best way of describing the Toyota HiLux Rugged X, one of the three new variants of the country’s best-selling vehicle. Rather than giving the HiLux a traditional facelift or an unimaginative ‘special edition’ sticker pack, especially as lower grades go unchanged for 2018, the three …

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2018 Volvo XC40 T5 AWD Launch Edition Review

Like Porsche, Volvo has more or less become an SUV company. Once famous for its staid but safe-as-a-brick family wagons, the Swedish brand now sells more XC60 and XC90 SUVs than its sedans and wagons, with SUVs accounting for more than half of all the cars that leaves its showrooms. …

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2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Off-Road Review

While we’ve already taken a detailed look at the new Jeep Compass Trailhawk, there was only one question I had that needed answering when it was my turn to get behind the wheel – can this thing handle itself off-road? With most compact SUVs like the Compass having been designed …

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2018 Lexus NX 300 Luxury AWD Review

The Lexus NX made a late entry to the burgeoning premium mid-size SUV market in 2014. Better late than sorry, the NX brought instant sales success for Lexus to become its best selling model, accounting for two-thirds of the brand’s SUV sales and every one in five Lexus models sold. …

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2018 Mazda CX-5 Akera Diesel Review

The Mazda CX-5 might have only been with us in its current incarnation for one year, but Mazda has already seen it fit to give it a bit of a spruce up for 2018. These updates are nothing you’ll notice on the surface though – a facelift, this is not …

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2018 Range Rover Velar D240 SE Review

What is it? The Velar is the fourth addition to Range Rover’s burgeoning line-up that started with the original Range Rover in 1970. It fills the space between the baby Range Rover Evoque and flagship Range Rover Sport. Described by Land Rover’s Chief Design Officer, Gerry McGovern as “the avant …

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Dual-Cab Comparison: 2018 Nissan Navara vs Mazda BT-50

Once viewed as mere basic work vehicles, dual-cab utes have seen massive popularity with private buyers in recent years. People are using them not just for work but for play as well, and as practical family buses. Just look at the sales charts and, no matter the month, you’ll likely …

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2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross AWD Review

The booming SUV market has allowed car manufacturers to go creative with their offerings, and by that we mean not conforming to the conventional. The coupe-SUV has been a well explored concept, as evident by the arrival of popular models such as the Toyota C-HR and Nissan Juke. A trend …

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2018 Infiniti QX80 S Premium Review

When driving the recently updated Infiniti QX80, there was only one word that came to mind – huge. That’s unsurprising though because with just one look at the thing, you’ll already know that. But technically speaking, it really is huge as it’s larger than every single one of its rivals. …

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2018 Lexus LX 570 Review – bush-bashing in style

 What is it? The LX570 is Lexus’ flagship SUV that’s been around in its current form since 2008. It went under the knife three times along the way, with the latest facelift performed in 2016 where it has remained unchanged since. It’s a large behemoth based on the oily …

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2018 Range Rover Velar P380 SE Review

 Land Rover is on a roll these days, churning out models that seem to come straight from the glittering motor show stand into its fancy showrooms. And if Leonardo da Vinci were to design a modern SUV, the elegant Range Rover Velar would probably be his masterpiece. From the …

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