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2017 Hyundai i30 SR Manual Review

Despite the meteoric rise and our love affair with high-riding SUVs, the humble hatchback is still a significant player in our market with the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Hyundai i30 regularly making up the top three models on the overall monthly sales chart. But like almost all other segments, it …

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2017 Kia Rio Review – SLi automatic

The Kia Rio is one of the more popular small cars in Australia and is the Korean manufacturer’s global hit, with annual sales approaching 500,000, accounting for 16% of Kia’s annual sales. However, its profile in Europe is still a little lacking compared to segment leaders such as the Volkswagen …

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2017 Toyota C-HR Koba Review

Forget for a moment your preconceptions about Toyota because this, the Toyota C-HR, is unlike any other Toyotas before it. Just look at it. This is no doubt the most daring design to ever come out of the once straight-faced, cardigan wearing Japanese company. Sporting muscular wheel arches, strong rear …

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2017 Jaguar XF Review – XF Portfolio 25t

The Jaguar XF is arguably one of the most important models in the company’s passenger car portfolio as it was the XF that revitalised the struggling brand from oblivion in 2007, after years of producing ho-hum products under Ford’s ownership. It was the trailblazer model that shaked off Jaguars ‘old fashion’ …

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2017 HAVAL H6 LUX Review

Made in China. It isn’t hard to find at least an item in one’s household that comes from the Middle Kingdom these days and that includes motor vehicles. The world’s second largest economy now produces more cars than Japan, with one out of every four cars in the world coming …

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2016 Jaguar F-Pace 20d Review

If you are late to a party, you better make a grand entrance and that’s exactly what Jaguar has done with the new F-Pace. Inspired by the company’s gorgeous F-Type Coupe, the F-Pace is anything but bland, turning heads wherever it goes. The F-Pace is also a sign that no …

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2016 Mazda CX-9 GT Review

It isn’t very often that a large, practical SUV is capable of threatening the Lamborghini Huracan’s long-standing spot as my screensaver, but the 2016 Mazda CX-9 did just that. Almost. While it may not be a hunkered down rear-engined sports car with scissor doors, the CX-9’s sleek design and athletic …

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2016 Suzuki Baleno Review

The Suzuki Baleno is Back! The last time the Baleno was in Suzuki’s showroom, John Howard was our prime minister and ‘Can’t Fight the Moonlight’ by LeAnn Rimes was the chart topper. That was 2001, in case you are wondering. In between, the Japanese brand has been trying to convince …

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2016 Subaru Levorg Review

According to Subaru, the Mark 4 Liberty GT wagon is much missed, so much so that the firm has dusted off the Liberty’s old template and remolded it into the oddly named Levorg. First previewed as a concept at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, the car’s name comes from a …

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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

The new Toyota Corolla Hybrid must seem like the answer to a closeted greenie’s diligent prayers, marrying Toyota’s proven hybrid technology with a conventional hatchback that is as distinct as a bathroom tap. It is the fifth hybrid model in Toyota’s local green brigade, joining the Camry, Prius, Prius C …

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