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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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2020 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Sedan Hybrid Review

Twelve months after the arrival of the rejuvenated and much improved new Toyota Corolla Hatch, the larger Toyota Corolla Sedan has joined its sexier sibling in the showrooms, headlined by the availability of a hybrid powertrain for the first time. While many might associate the humble Corolla with words like …

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2020 Nissan Leaf EV Review

The automotive landscape is indeed changing fast. It wasn’t that long ago that reviewing an electric car was a rarity but in the last few years, we have reviewed a series of Hyundai Ioniq’s (hybrid, PHEV and Electric), the Jaguar’s i-Pace and of course, Tesla’s Model S, X and 3. …

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2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line Review – is the top dog worth it?

We were rather impressed with the Kia Seltos when we drove the mid-range Sport+ front wheel drive earlier this year. It looks good inside and out, handles well and comes with one of the best infotainment systems on a mainstream model. Now, we’ve been handed the keys to the top-of-the-line …

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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite V6 Review

V6 power has returned to the Hyundai Santa Fe! Yes, despite its sizeable dimensions, the 7-seater has so far got by with just a 2.4-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol. Offered across the three-tier Santa Fe line-up (Active, Elite and Highlander), the V6 petrol can be had from $43,990 in Active …

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2020 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport Review

The current Mitsubishi Pajero Sport was launched in 2015 as a more comfortable and stylish SUV alternative to the Triton workhorse ute, while retaining its full suite of all-terrain capability. Its lineage dates back to 1996 with the Mitsubishi Challenger. Like the Pajero Sport, it too, came with all the …

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2020 Mazda CX-9 Sport FWD Review – still an excellent 7-seater

The Mazda CX-9 has always been one of our favourites here at ForceGT. And since its launch in 2016, Mazda has continuously refined the successful large seven-seater SUV to ensure its appeal with buyers. But now into its fourth year on sale, the CX-9 is entering dangerous territory as newer …

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2020 Mazda CX-30 G20 Astina Review

Is the Mazda CX-3 too small, but the CX-5 too big? Now, Mazda has created a model that precisely plugs that gap, and it’s called the CX-30. Like most European premium carmakers, Mazda is increasingly apt at filling in niches within its line up, which started with the CX-5-based, 7-seat …

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2020 Renault Kadjar Review – a worthy contender

Carmakers are trying to fill every niche possible, especially in the highly fought SUV segment. Take Renault‘s latest entrant, the Kadjar, for example, it sits between the baby Captur and the larger Koleos, and is pitched against the likes of the newly minted Kia Seltos and recently facelifted Mitsubishi ASX. …

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