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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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2020 Toyota RAV4 GX Hybrid AWD Review – 5 reasons to buy

It is the SUV that started it all back in 1994. Yes, you have the Toyota RAV4 to thank for the proliferation of what is now the most popular genre in the automotive world. Sixteen years on, the SUV line up from all manufacturers are stronger than ever, with some …

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2020 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Premium Review

I still vividly recall the attention the first-generation Hyundai Veloster garnered when I tested it six years ago. Its low slung, coupe-like styling was an instant hit with young and old alike. What’s more shocking was the fact that it came from Hyundai, which until then, produced sensible but relatively …

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Lexus UX vs Volvo XC40 vs Jaguar E-Pace Review

The modern small SUV has replaced the humble hatch back as a jack-of-all-trades, offering space, style, and the all-important elevated driving position we can’t seem to get enough of. And if you want something a little bit fancier, there are rich pickings, too from the premium brands where it’s possible …

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First Drive: 2019 Volvo S60 T5 & T8 Review

Volvo has enjoyed tremendous growth in the past few years thanks to a rejuvenated line up that started with the XC90. Its cars are now far sexier, more high-tech and crucially, much better to drive than ever before. Last year, the brand grew 40 per cent in Australia and is …

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2019 Mazda CX-3 Akari AWD Review

  What you see here is the most popular baby SUV in Australia. The trendy Mazda CX-3 first burst on scene back in 2015 and was one of the pioneers of its segment. Since then, a tsunami of small high-riders follows and there is now one from almost every brand. …

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2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger is now the second most popular vehicle in Australia behind its archrival the Toyota Hilux, usurping passenger cars like the Mazda3 and Toyota Corolla for podium position. Engineered in Australia and launched in 2011, the Thai-built Ranger has cement itself not only as a favourite amongst cashed …

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2019 Mazda CX-9 Azami FWD Review

Since its launch in late 2016, the second-generation Mazda CX-9 has thoroughly impressed with the performance and luxury it offers, and has laid the blueprint out for the design language and technology of Mazda’s wider range. But with the CX-9’s fabulous turbocharged engine now poached for the Mazda6 and CX-5, …

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2019 Honda HR-V RS Review – when sportiness meets practicality

We first got acquainted with the 2nd-generation Honda HR-V three years ago and as is customary at this stage of its life, the popular small SUV has been refreshed for 2019. Though as far as a facelift goes, the changes aren’t dramatic. However, look closely and you’ll notice a few …

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review – 5 things to know

The latest, fourth-generation Hyundai Santa Fe has been well received here at ForceGT, with both Active and Highlander variants scoring highly in their individual reviews. We were impressed by its overall packaging, well-designed and plush interior, standard equipment, ride and handling. There are lots to like the about Hyundai’s latest …

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2019 Jaguar XF 30t R-Sport Sedan Review

  Despite the avalanche of SUVs, including sporty ones like Jaguar’s own F-Pace, I would happily take a good old sports sedan anytime of the day. Why? No matter how talented the chassis tuning team is – and they are a talented bunch – the laws of physics can never …

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