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Curt Dupriez

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2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S sedan review
  • Loaded with equipment, safety and spec for very reasonable money; Excellent chassis improves Subaru's already impressive Impreza lineage; Roomy cabin with a smorgasbord of features
  • Lacklustre powertrain in any Impreza variant, let alone the price-topping flagship version; Value equation not quite as compelling as the more affordable 2.0i-L variant; Over-styled interior treatment won't be to some prospective buyers' tastes

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7.5 / 10

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2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S sedan review

The biggest-hitter in Subaru's revamped small-car range, the Impreza, piles on a tonne of equipment for its sub-$30k ask. But is that enough to make the 2.0i-S Sedan shine?

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2017 BMW 530d review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 BMW 530d review

BMW's new 5 Series is starting to shake off its sports sedan heritage in favour of a luxury limousine experience. Does the mid-spec 530d diesel make a compelling enough case for this realignment of sorts of the 5er formula?

Priced At
$119,900

2017 Kia Picanto S review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Kia Picanto S review

The "all-new" third-generation Kia Picanto has landed in Australia... with the old generation powertrain. Do new styling, promises of improved refinement and added equipment conspire towards a big step forward? Or is this new Picanto S merely more of the same?

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$14,190 - $15,690

2017 Kia Picanto S pricing and specs
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2017 Kia Picanto S pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications have been released for the all-new 2017 Kia Picanto in conjunction with the micro hatch's local launch. As predicted in our report on the revamped Picanto's international debut at the time of the Geneva motor show, only one variant is initially being offered Down Under. It's not the sweet one, either...


2017 Jaguar XF Portfolio 25t review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Jaguar XF Portfolio 25t review

The Jaguar XF Portfolio 25t aims high on luxury and low on engine outputs. But is this a compelling enough combination to make for an attractive premium limo experience?

Priced At
$97,515

Audi S4 v Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan comparison
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Audi S4 v Mercedes-AMG C43 sedan comparison

The S4 and C43 represent the entry point into Audi's and Mercedes-AMG's performance mid-sedan ranges. Are they merely facsimiles of their go-faster stablemates, or properly desirable luxo-sports Euros in their own right? And which one is the CarAdvice pick?


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster review

This is the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster. The big question: Has lopping the roof off AMG's GT halo car robbed it of its monster performance credentials and visceral pleasures? Curt heads to Arizona to find out.

Priced At
$284,000 - $339,000

Audi R8 V10 Plus v Audi A3 1.0 TFSI comparison
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Audi R8 V10 Plus v Audi A3 1.0 TFSI comparison

The latest R8 V10 Plus, with an incredible 449kW and 560Nm from its naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10, is the most-powerful road car Audi has ever devised. On paper, it's also the quickest. But power and pace comes at a price: almost $390k – $389,616 to be exact – before on-roads or before you even think about ticking any options boxes...


2017 BMW 5 Series review
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2017 BMW 5 Series review

The all-new BMW 5 Series blends classic styling, smart engineering and lashings of new-school technology. How does it fare in local conditions now it's landed in Australia?


World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

World's Greatest Driving Roads: Western Cape, South Africa

For many of us, when targeting great driving road hot spots to explore across the globe, South Africa doesn't come immediately to mind. Nor is it much of a holiday list topper, at least for those who aren't in 'the know' and haven't sampled the colour and diversity the rainbow nation has to offer...


2017 Lexus GS F review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Lexus GS F review

Lexus has updated its rear-driven V8 muscle car, the GS F, for 2017. But does the new adaptive suspension trickery improve the breed?

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$153,540 - $156,500

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio track review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio track review

The much anticipated Giulia QV high-performance four-door sedan bears the weight of the 'Alfa Romeo renaissance' on its shoulders. But is the Aussie-spec version good enough on track to wear the four-leaf clover crown?

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$143,900

Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe set for Geneva debut
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Alfa Romeo Giulia coupe set for Geneva debut

It now seems almost certain Alfa Romeo will unveil a two-door coupe version of its mid-sized Giulia sedan at the Geneva motor show in March. It will undoubtedly revive the classic 'Sprint' nameplate and will likely to be revealed alongside a two-door convertible version...


2017 Porsche 911 GTS review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Porsche 911 GTS review

With a staggering 34 variants of Porsche's iconic 911 available, where does the new GTS range fit? Curt Dupriez finds out.

Priced At
$279,000 - $316,600

2016 VW Touareg V6 TDI Wolfsburg Edition review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 VW Touareg V6 TDI Wolfsburg Edition review

Volkswagen gives its mid-spec Touareg V6 TDI the Wolfsburg Edition treatment, but can the updates keep the shine on the ageing large SUV with premium aspirations?

Priced At
$88,990