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Matt Campbell

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2017 Infiniti QX30 GT review
  • Good traction on unsealed surfaces; Drivetrain power well suited to the application; A few nice standard inclusions; Some suave interior elements
  • Way overpriced for what you get; No rear-view camera - are they kidding?; Oversized door-sills and cramped back seat; Unpleasant ride quality

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6.5 / 10

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2017 Infiniti QX30 GT review

Its styling may give it some street appeal, but there's a reason you don't see too many of these around - there are many options better than the 2017 Infiniti QX30.

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Honda Australia looking to fill the gap below HR-V
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Honda Australia looking to fill the gap below HR-V

Honda Australia is looking to fill the gap below the popular Honda HR-V small SUV because, presumably, it’s not small enough for some consumers. The HR-V is one of the larger small SUVs in the segment, with other competitors like the Mazda CX-3 and Suzuki Ignis (if you can call it an SUV) being dwarfed by Honda’s current smallest SUV...


2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2017 Toyota Fortuner Crusade review

You have plenty of options in the seven-seat SUV space if you're in the market for a Toyota - but there could well be smarter options than this top-spec Fortuner Crusade.

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$61,990

2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet
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2018 Ford Mustang safety not on local boss’s mind yet

When a two-star ANCAP crash score was announced for the Ford Mustang earlier this year, many of us expected that there would be major consumer recoil. But there hasn’t been. The Ford Mustang just saw its best month ever in Australia, with a huge 1351 units sold, and it is easily the highest-selling sports car in the country at this point in time, with 3772 units sold to the end of May 2017...


2017 Ford Transit Custom automatic review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Ford Transit Custom automatic review

There are plenty of changes to report on for the 2017 Ford Transit Custom, but they come at a price... is it worth it? Matt Campbell finds out.

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$42,440

2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’
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2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’

The updated 2018 Ford Ranger will seek to build on its current position in the market with a focus on offering ‘excellence’ in the segment, according to Ford Australia’s chief. Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia president and CEO, told CarAdvice this week that, while he can’t discuss anything about the new model, he has hopes it will retain, and build on, the current standard set by the Ranger model...


Ford ‘may have missed the elevator’ in the small SUV segment
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Ford ‘may have missed the elevator’ in the small SUV segment

The Ford EcoSport was one of the early arrivals in the now-booming small SUV segment, and that may well be the reason it has struggled for relevance, according to the company’s local chief. Ford Australia president and CEO, Graeme Whickman, told CarAdvice at the launch of the 2017 Ford Transit Custom that the booming small SUV segment is becoming even more important than it was in the past...


Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too
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Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too

The future of the Ford Fiesta in Australia remains under a cloud of uncertainty, with the brand clearly considering whether it makes economic sense to bring the next-gen model Down Under. And now the Ford Focus could be in the firing line, too. CarAdvice spoke with Graeme Whickman, president and CEO of Ford Australia at the updated Ford Transit Custom launch this week, where the question of the Fiesta’s fate was raised...


Car colour choices speak to the region in which you live, says BASF
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Car colour choices speak to the region in which you live, says BASF

If you live in Europe you will prefer a bold blue; if you're from North America, chances are you'll settle for silver; and if you're from the Asia-Pacific region, aqua could be for you. That's right - my prediction that aqua is back appears to have been bang on the money, with German paint and chemical company BASF stating in its Automotive Colour Trends 2016/17 report stating there's a parallax effect in play - that being, "objects appear shifted or changed when viewed from different angles"...


2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition unveiled
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2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition unveiled

There's a new value-focused 2017 Honda HR-V Limited Edition variant in the model range, with the re-added VTi-based model packing in a few extras. In a similar move to one made last year for the Honda HR-V, the brand's Australian arm says it has added $3600 of extra value to the Limited Edition specification, but at a cost of just $1425 over the regular VTi – as such, the new Limited Edition version has a drive-away price of $28,990...


2018 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed
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2018 Lexus CT200h facelift revealed

The 2018 Lexus CT200h hybrid hatchback has been unveiled, with the brand describing the changes to its now more aggressively styled compact model as a "sweeping update" that includes "sportier styling, interior updates and innovative equipment". The styling changes to the updated 2018 Lexus CT200h are clearly apparent, with a more muscular front end design including new mesh inlays for the spindle grille...


2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed
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2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus revealed

The most high-performance drop-top Audi ever has been revealed, with the 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus claiming the title of the "fastest series-production convertible model from the brand with the four rings". How fast? Well, its high-revving 5.2-litre 449kW/560Nm mid-mounted V10 engine is capable of slinging the new-generation Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus from 0-100km/h in just 3...


2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST AWD review

The 2017 Nissan Pathfinder ST offers a budget-friendly seven-seater worthy of consideration if you've got a big crew you need to move.

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$44,490

The Shortlist: SUV with space for tall teens and luggage with a petrol-auto drivetrain

The Shortlist: SUV with space for tall teens and luggage with a petrol-auto drivetrain

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


2017 Renault Clio Intens review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Renault Clio Intens review

The 2017 Renault Clio range has been rejigged, with a new 'luxurious' model at the top of the range. This is it – the new Clio Intens.

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$22,990