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Matt Campbell

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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline 206TSI review
  • Strong petrol engine offers excellent performance; Dual-clutch auto rewards with snappy shifts; Amazing space on offer in the second row; Huge boot; Lots of clever features in the cabin
  • Some hesitation at low speeds from drivetrain; Not purebred sporty, but sporty enough because there's no RS badge

OUR RATING
9 / 10

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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline 206TSI review

For just a grand more than the regular version, the 2017 Skoda Superb Sportline 206TSI adds flair to a proven family-friendly offering. It is, dare we say it, superb.

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2017 Skoda Rapid facelift confirmed
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2017 Skoda Rapid facelift confirmed

The Skoda Rapid small hatchback is set to get a revamp imminently, with the Czech brand's Australian arm confirming the revised model is due here by September. We haven't yet seen images of the updated version of the Rapid hatch, which has been on sale in Australia since May 2014, but it would be reasonable to think that this mid-life refresh will bring with it some cosmetic changes inside and out...


Skoda Kodiaq SUV fast-tracked for Australia, mid-$40K start point expected
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Skoda Kodiaq SUV fast-tracked for Australia, mid-$40K start point expected

The all-new Skoda Kodiaq SUV is being fast-tracked for its Australian launch, with the Czech brand confirming the seven-seat, all-wheel-drive high-rider will now arrive here in June. That is about six weeks earlier than the company had initially planned to launch the first-ever Skoda seven-seater, and there are a few reasons for Aussies earning early access to the Kodiaq...


2017 Skoda Superb Sportline pricing and specs
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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline pricing and specs

The 2017 Skoda Superb Sportline is now officially on sale, and the brand has added the comprehensive styling pack – including interior and exterior features – for just $1000 over the regular Superb 206TSI upon which it's based...


2017 Maserati Ghibli review
Rating: 710 /10
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2017 Maserati Ghibli review

The 2017 Maserati Ghibli sees a little bit more power and kit, and while it is fun to drive, there could be other options out there that nail the brief if you're after sporty or sublime, specifically.

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$143,900

2017 Peugeot 308 Active long-term review one

2017 Peugeot 308 Active long-term review one

We say bonjour to our latest long-term test car, the 2017 Peugeot 308 Active. It's the base model in the range, but fights against mid-range models from competitor brands.


2017 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Sports Edition on sale
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Sports Edition on sale

If you're onto a good thing, add some black styling stuff to it: that's the theme for the 2017 Mitsubishi Triton GLS Sports Edition. The newly-added model is based upon the GLS dual-cab variant, but the Sports Edition model aims to "deliver a smart but tough on-and-off-roader"...


Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion
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Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion

Hello, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. That's the name the Japanese brand has chosen for the new companion to its popular ASX, with this latest compact SUV to make its international debut at the upcoming 2017 Geneva motor show...


2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

For our third instalment in the 2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review, we asked Brett Sullivan, producer, videographer and editor, to tell us his thoughts. To keep it simple, we asked him the same questions. You’ve spent time driving, loading, unloading and parking the car. What have you thought about it in general? In general, I think it’s fantastic...


2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan review

The 2017 Honda Civic VTi sedan is affordable and inoffensive. But is there a catch?

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$22,390

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

2016 Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Crewvan TSI220 long-term review

For this instalment from the production team, we asked young gun Sam Rawlings – our video production co-ordinator – to give us his thoughts on the Caddy. Here’s what he said: You’ve spent time driving, loading, unloading and parking the car. What have you thought about it in general? I think it’s a great van...


2017 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs: Updated engine and more kit
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2017 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs: Updated engine and more kit

It may not look very different, but the 2017 Isuzu D-Max ute has seen some significant changes under the skin. The most significant chance is a re-worked version of the brand’s 3.0-litre turbo diesel truck engine, which is now Euro 5 compliant. It retains the same 130kW of power but now has 430Nm of torque (from 2000-2200rpm)...


2016.5 Isuzu MU-X pricing and specs: D-Max twin gets engine upgrade, more features
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2016.5 Isuzu MU-X pricing and specs: D-Max twin gets engine upgrade, more features

The 2016.5 Isuzu MU-X has arrived in Australia, and, yes, '2016.5' is an unusual model year designation. The updated model doesn’t gain the same cosmetic adjustments as the Isuzu D-Max ute, but it does get the brand’s newly developed 3.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine. In fact, Australia is the first in the world to get an MU-X with the new drivetrain...


2017 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner limited edition ute revealed
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2017 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner limited edition ute revealed

The updated 2017 Isuzu D-Max range may already have a staggering 23 variants available, but apparently there’s room for one more – the 2017 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner. This limited edition model is based on the 4x4 Isuzu D-Max model features the updated 3.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine with 130kW/430Nm, and it comes exclusively with the newly-developed Aisin six-speed automatic gearbox...


Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison
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Mazda MX-5 RF v Subaru BRZ comparison

Power up front, drive to the back, a stick-shift in the middle – it’s how nature intended sports cars to be. And these two purist offerings – the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF and the updated 2017 Subaru BRZ – are true to that formula. Both of these Japanese, sporty, fun and affordable cars may follow the same path towards inducing grins, particularly when fitted with manual gearboxes as our test cars are, but there are some fairly large differences between them...