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2023 Honda Civic VTi-LX hatchback review

The 2023 Honda Civic VTi LX Automatic is a fresh new take on a classic model, offering an elegant new exterior design and a clean retro-inspired interior. Now in its 11th-generation, the new Honda Civic has so much going for it, taking us back to a time when Honda produced …

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2023 Kia EV6 GT-Line vs Hyundai Ioniq 5 AWD Review

As the push to electrification intensifies, Hyundai and Kia are taking the front foot in beating their mainstream rivals to the fore with the Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6. Developed as electrical vehicles (EV) from the outset, the duo are the first to get serious about making EVs the …

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2022 Hyundai Kona N Review – it’s a hoot!

It’s hard not to be impressed with Hyundai. From a humble beginning, its products have continued to improve so much so it’s now one of the biggest and well respected car makers in the world. And with the establishment of its high-performance N division, the company is now producing some …

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2022 Jaguar XF P300 R-Dynamic Review

The Jaguar XF is unlikely to spring to mind or be a first choice for those looking for a mid-size luxury sedan but there’s a lot to like about this 2022 XF P300 R-Dynamic. With both diesel and supercharged petrol having left the building, the turbocharged petrol P300 is now …

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2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line Review

While there’s no arguing the midsized sedan is an endangered species at risk of disappearing in the next decade or so, two standout specimens are still clinging on to life with encouraging numbers. The Toyota Camry and Mazda6 can both be sighted out in the wild in decent numbers, with …

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2021 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0L 2WD Review

Hyundai says the all-new 2021 Tucson debuts the first application of the company’s ‘Sensuous Sportiness’ design language on an SUV for a “futuristic image”. It isn’t wrong. In an amazingly saturated segment of the market that is the mid-sized SUV, the Tucson stands out. While styling is subjective, there’s no …

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2021 Hyundai Kona Electric & N Line Review

In a style and technology-led segment, the Hyundai Kona is one of the boldest small SUV you can get your hands on. It also comes with plenty of choices, with the quirky little model offered in no less than 11 variants, including one of the cheapest electric SUVs in Australia, …

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2021 Kia Stinger 330S Review

Four years ago, Kia wowed us with its low slung, 4 Series Gran Coupe-sized five-door ‘liftback’ Stinger flagship. It did amazing wonders in giving the brand much kudos beyond what its hatchbacks and SUVs were capable of. It was the first rear-wheel drive car the Korean brand has ever produced. …

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2021 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain Review

Utes used to be bare-bone workhorses to cart your gear and tools around but these days, they are jack-of-all-trades that also double as lifestyle and family vehicles, with luxury, technology and comfort to match. The 2021 Isuzu D-Max is one of the latest breeds of these ‘versatile utility vehicles’ (VUV…. …

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2021 Genesis GV80 7-seat luxury SUV review

Imagine trying to land your first job fresh out of university. You are one of hundreds applying for a handful of graduate positions and the competition is stiff. With no prior work experience, your CV is your only credential. Genesis, Hyundai’s luxury upstart, faces a similar challenge. Established in 2015, …

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2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge plug-in hybrid Review

Volvo was one of the first to declare war on diesel engines, announcing it will phase out the spark-ignition powerplant in Australia by June this year. The company says that despite diesels “being the cleanest they’ve ever been”, the technology doesn’t have a place in its future. In their place, …

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2021 Hyundai i30 Active Hatch Review

The Hyundai i30 is one of the stars of the Korean brand’s extensive line-up. Now into its third-generation, the popular hatch has recently received an update for 2021. Unlike some other brands, Hyundai’s mid-life updates are rather extensive and in the case of the i30, an entirely new front fascia. …

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