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James Ward

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2017 Suzuki Ignis GL review
  • Plenty of usable space in the front, back and boot; Great standard multi-media system; Fun to drive; So much personality
  • Thirstier than expected thanks to high-revving engine; CVT a little lackluster – manual is better choice; Can look a little basic without GLX frills

OUR RATING
7.5 / 10

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2017 Suzuki Ignis GL review

It's the happiest looking car on the market, but does the entry-grade Suzuki Ignis still have enough to make it a real city-car character?

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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV v BMW M3 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison
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Alfa Romeo Giulia QV v BMW M3 Competition v Mercedes-AMG C63 S comparison

For a nation renowned for its love of all things sport, it should come as no surprise this admiration and aspiration extends to what we drive. We are inside the top-10 world sales market list for Lamborghini, Porsche is seeing continuing sales growth and both Mercedes-AMG and BMW M Division speak highly of the Australian market, where we have the highest performance-version to regular-model ratio in the world...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI R-Line review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI R-Line review

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline has all the makings of a proper sports model, but without a catchy name. Should it be called the Tiguan GTI? James takes a closer look.

Priced At
$48,490

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

2017 Holden Colorado Z71 review: Long-term report two

Whether it be through a multitude of contrasting paint options, bespoke build programs or just some clever technology, ways of making your car, even more, yours (Mike wouldn’t let me say ‘yourer’), is pretty hot property at the moment. Our 2017 Holden Colorado Z71 long-termer, Mr Plow, has taken a relatively traditional personalisation route though, through the addition of some genuine accessories...

Priced At
$57,190

2017 BMW M240i review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 BMW M240i review

The BMW M2 may have stolen all the headlines, but perhaps the best of BMW's sports coupe lies a little further down the range. James takes a spin in the 250kW BMW M240i.

Priced At
$74,900

Fuel tax increase to offset electric vehicle charging infrastructure for Australia: UPDATE
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Fuel tax increase to offset electric vehicle charging infrastructure for Australia: UPDATE

A new sustainability initiative will bring an increase in fuel taxes, used to offset charging costs for electric vehicles, the Australian Government has confirmed. Under the scheme, an additional $0.15 per litre for passenger cars, $0.25 per litre for light commercials and $0.40 per litre for trucks will be charged at every fill...


2017 Landwind Labrador Sport review: Quick drive

2017 Landwind Labrador Sport review: Quick drive

Made famous by its near carbon copy of the Range Rover Evoque, Chinese automotive manufacturer Landwind is back, this time looking at export opportunities to the Australian market. Landwind is owned by the Jiangling Motors group in China and produces a range SUVs for the local Chinese market...


Bentley Bentayga Mulliner available to order
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Bentley Bentayga Mulliner available to order

Following its unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March, the 2017 Bentley Bentayga Mulliner is now available to order. Powered by the same 447kW and 900Nm 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 as the 'regular' Bentayga, the Mulliner takes an even more luxurious approach to the interior and finishings of the large SUV...


2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel review

Superlatives abound with the 2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel. It's not only the first diesel for the prestige brand, but is the fastest diesel SUV in the world. It's also quite practical.

Priced At
$335,000

2017 Lamborghini Aventador S review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S review

The brutal Lamborghini Aventador has stepped up a notch to the subtly changed Aventador S. Under the skin though is more power, more tech and more agility. James hits the Phillip Island Circuit in the big V12 to see if the S makes all the difference.

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$789,425

2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review six and farewell
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL long-term review six and farewell

Five months and 8000km on, we say goodbye to our 2017 Toyota RAV4 GXL.

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$38,450

2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


Tuner cars of the 2017 Geneva motor show
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Tuner cars of the 2017 Geneva motor show

Geneva may be one of the world's biggest and most anticipated motor shows, but it isn't just about normal production cars and concepts. The world's most eccentric tuners and boutique brands use the annual show to display their latest creations. Money, power and outlandishness are no object. And in many cases, neither is taste..