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2017 Subaru XV 2.0i-S review (video)

Jan 19, 2017

When it comes to small soft roaders, Subaru knows what it feels like to sit comfortably on top of the market. In 2012, the XV was the second most popular small SUV. Now, struggling to...

2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo review – manual & DCT auto (video)

Jan 06, 2017

Hyundai has successfully exorcised the demons of its past and won the hearts and minds of middle Australia, so now it is turning its attention to creating genuinely cracking sports variants of the range. Its...

2017 Volvo V40 D4 Polestar review (video)

Jan 02, 2017

Its revival time for the Scandinavian car maker’s offering in the small luxury hatch segment. First hitting Australian shores in 2013, the mid-life Volvo V40 update has been tweaked with some needed touch ups, and...

2017 Mazda3 vs Hyundai i30: Small car comparison (video)

Nov 16, 2016

Over the past few years there has been a quantum shift of Australian car buying preferences. The once dominant Holden and Ford large sedans have been off the charts for a while, with the Toyota...

2017 Subaru Levorg review – GT & GT-S Spec B (video)

Nov 08, 2016

Every now and then a car pops up on the market that leaves you thinking, ‘why doesn’t everyone buy one of these?’ As far as we’re concerned the new Subaru Levorg has only two downsides,...

2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid review (video)

Nov 04, 2016

The world famous Toyota Corolla has been Australia’s number one selling car for the last three years. It can be argued that Toyota’s popularity in the small car market can be put down to its...

2016 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo review (video)

Oct 19, 2016

Like a moose sitting among a pack of wolves, the new, larger, Indian-made 2016 Suzuki Baleno certainly has its work cut out. It does bring some fresh ideas to the small car market though. Can...

2016 Honda Civic VTi-S sedan review (video)

Sep 28, 2016

In terms of small cars, this year has not seen too many all-new entrants. Other than a revised Mazda3 last month and an all-new Holden Astra on its way, the 2016 Honda Civic sedan stands...

2016 Peugeot 308 GTi 270 review (video)

Sep 23, 2016

You might remember we tested the new Peugeot 308 GTi 250 a couple of months ago. Well, this is its evil brother. Welcome to the 308 GTi 270. As you’ve probably guessed, that 270 figure...

2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo review (video)

Sep 22, 2016

Since its initial launch back in 2010, the Veloster has been adored by fans and sports car enthusiasts. It is starting to age now with merely a Series II update in six years. To give...

2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI review (video)

Aug 02, 2016

There’s a wonderful juxtaposition with the Golf GTI. To those who are unfamiliar with the GTI moniker, it’s a Golf, nothing more to see here. Sitting inside the cockpit, the sporty yet subdued surroundings usher...

2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech review (video)

Jul 22, 2016

The Toyota Prius is certainly a polarising figure in the automotive world. While it may have taken a few generations to be as widely adopted as it is now, there’s no denying Toyota’s vision for...

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