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Matt Campbell

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2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate 4x2 Single-Cab Review
  • Willing engine with a load on board; composed road manners when lugging big weight; nice interior with touchscreen media system
  • Brittle, brutal suspension with less than 500kg in the tray; cabin a bit cramped compared with bigger-bodied competitors; gearbox can be 'busy' at times

OUR RATING
6 / 10

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2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate 4x2 Single-Cab Review

You can't ignore the value on offer in the 2016 Toyota HiLux Workmate base model, but it misses the mark in other ways...

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2016 Lotus Evora 400 Review: Quick Drive

2016 Lotus Evora 400 Review: Quick Drive

The great Colin Chapman, the man behind Lotus Cars, once famously said: “Simplify, then add lightness”. So that’s what the brand did with the 2016 Lotus Evora 400… but it also added power. The British sports car specialist brand’s new Evora 400 model brings with it a new aluminium chassis that is 42 kilograms lighter than it was previously, and the 3...


2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

The big-selling Toyota Corolla hatchback now has a petrol-electric variant...

Priced At
$26,990

Mazda 3 diesel axed
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Mazda 3 diesel axed

The diesel-powered Mazda 3 hatchback has been axed ahead of a mid-life update to the Japanese brand’s best-selling model. The Mazda 3 XD Astina model only went on sale in August 2014, but slow sales have lead the brand to reconsider the need for the diesel hatch in its range. The model has been removed from the company's website ahead of a facelifted version arriving in the coming months...


2016 Maserati Quattroporte GTS Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Maserati Quattroporte GTS Review

The 2016 Maserati Quattroporte GTS takes the venerable Italian brand’s four-door saloon to the level that has been expected of it all along. With a powerful 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine under the bonnet and a far more sporting chassis setup, the Maserati Quattroporte GTS has significantly more grunt, and bucketloads more wow factor than the luxury-focused models that came before it...

Priced At
$331,000

2016 Subaru Forester tS Review
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2016 Subaru Forester tS Review

The limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS claims to be sporty. We find out if it is.


Kia Australia leaving door open to Niro and Optima hybrids
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Kia Australia leaving door open to Niro and Optima hybrids

There’s a chance that Kia Australia may offer two hybrid models within the next 24 months, with the brand considering the potential of both the Kia Niro small SUV and Kia Optima Hybrid. The company’s chief operating officer, Damien Meredith, said such a strategy would make more sense than just offering one hybrid on its own...


Kia Picanto could see manual model added to Australian range
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Kia Picanto could see manual model added to Australian range

While the Kia Picanto has just recently launched with only an automatic transmission available, a manual option could be offered with the upcoming next-generation model. Damien Meredith, Kia Australia chief operating officer, told CarAdvice that the brand could consider a stick-shifting version of the sharply-priced Picanto...


2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES Review

The 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage ES hatchback has seen some updates...

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$12,250 - $14,250

Kia Sorento sales in Australia not good enough, brand says
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Kia Sorento sales in Australia not good enough, brand says

The all-new Kia Sorento that launched here in 2015 has proved an impressive vehicle from the South Korean brand, and we’ve rated it accordingly (read our Kia Sorento reviews). Buyers are seeing the value that it offers - but according to Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, there aren’t enough buyers for the brand to be satisfied with the car just yet...


2016 Ferrari California T Handling Speciale Review
Rating: 9.510 /10
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2016 Ferrari California T Handling Speciale Review

Forget any suggestions that the Ferrari California T is somehow not the Ferrari to buy...

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$425,638

Kia small SUV role likely to be filled by repositioned Soul, Niro unlikely for Oz
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Kia small SUV role likely to be filled by repositioned Soul, Niro unlikely for Oz

Kia is expected to reposition the Soul crossover hatch as its entry-level SUV model within months - but it will mainly come down to price, rather than ride height. Ever since the current-generation Soul arrived on sale in Australia in 2014, it has been considered too dear for what it offered in the market. There has also been a non-existent marketing spend around that model...


Toyota Corolla Hybrid to be priced at $26,990
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Toyota Corolla Hybrid to be priced at $26,990

The first-ever Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatchback is expected to be priced at $26,990 plus on-road costs. CarAdvice has learned that the all-new petrol-electric Corolla model will sit between the budget-friendly Prius C small hatch (priced from $22,990 plus costs) and the larger new Prius model (from $34,990), and it won't even be the most expensive Corolla hatchback model on sale...


Kia GT sports sedan expected on sale in Australia by late 2017
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Kia GT sports sedan expected on sale in Australia by late 2017

The long-rumoured Kia GT sports sedan is all-but certain to hit showroom floors in Australia in the third quarter of 2017. Kia Australia has made it clear that it plans to offer the yet-to-be-confirmed and yet-to-be-revealed new rear-wheel-drive sedan late next year...


2016 Maserati Levante Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Maserati Levante Review

The Levante is Maserati's first-ever SUV, and there's plenty to like. We test it on home soil in Italy - on-road and off.