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Trent Nikolic

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review
  • Still the very best that Mercedes-Benz can offer in technical terms; Incredible quality and luxury; Drivetrain options for all types of buyers
  • 48V system only on petrol engines for now; Facelift might be too minor for some with such limited exterior changes; You need a driver to truly experience the cabin ambience!

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9 / 10

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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class review

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the latest to sit atop the Stuttgart tech pile. With the best of everything the brand can offer, it needs to appeal to the most discerning buyer.

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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 review
Rating: 910 /10
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2018 Mercedes-AMG S63 review

The facelifted S-Class remains a technical tour-de-force delivering the very best that Mercedes-Benz can offer. And, despite what you might think, the S63 makes a whole lot of sense.


2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser 200 GXL review

The LandCruiser has always been the company's flagship off-roader. The 200 Series is a monster though, and too big for the city, so we headed for its natural environment – the Aussie bush.

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2017 Lexus LC500 review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Lexus LC500 review

The grand tradition of the grand tourer, is a practice that has been dominated by Europe for decades. Now, Japan sets its focus on the grand tourer platform with some real success in the form of the sinuous Lexus LC500.


2017 Kia Picanto S manual review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Kia Picanto S manual review

We've driven the revised Kia Picanto at launch and we've tested the automatic version since then. Now we spend time with our pick of the range, the five-speed manual.


2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report five – engine, gearbox and efficiency
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2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report five – engine, gearbox and efficiency

Five months with a car in your personal garage pretty much tells you everything you need to know about its foibles and individual characteristics. That’s even more the case when the vehicle in question encourages you to drive it as often as we drove the 2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX – as I’ve written in previous updates, my partner and I tend to favour the Ignis above just about every other test vehicle...


Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur ready to build the Porsche you desire
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Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur ready to build the Porsche you desire

I’m not sure you need to make a bona fide weapons-grade supercar like the Porsche 911 Turbo S any more special than it already is, but regardless, Porsche has myriad options for those of you wanting to make an even more individual statement with your 911. In fact, you can make that statement with any Porsche, not just the flagship model...


2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed review
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2017 Goodwood Festival Of Speed review

The term ‘bucket list’ gets used to the point of – well not even death – these days. It’s well past that. Possibly somewhere beyond the point of cremation might be more accurate. However, allow me to indulge… If you love custom, muscle car or Hot Rod culture, the ultimate automotive extravaganza is SEMA...


Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Walter Rohrl says mega power figure was the 'biggest challenge' in development
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Walter Rohrl says mega power figure was the 'biggest challenge' in development

When you have driving masters like Walter Rohrl and Mark Webber involved in the development of a sportscar from the outset, you expect a serious weapon by the time the finished vehicle reaches consumers. In the case of the ballistic new 911 GT2 RS, the fastest and most powerful 911 ever, that is very much the reality...


2017 Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Trendline review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Golf 110TSI Trendline review

While the 'new' 2017 Volkswagen Golf isn't all new, it is a significant enough update to be known as 7.5. Here, we take a close look at the volume seller, the Trendline.


GT2 RS could be a Nurburgring lap hero, if Porsche wills it
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GT2 RS could be a Nurburgring lap hero, if Porsche wills it

Stopping short of suggesting there was anything suspicious about the Huracan Performante’s recent record Nurburgring lap time, Porsche Vice President of Motorsport, Dr Frank-Steffen Walliser, says Porsche would attack a record lap slightly differently to its upstart Italian stablemate...


Porsche GT2 RS revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed
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Porsche GT2 RS revealed at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Porsche has chosen the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed for the public unveiling of the most powerful street-legal 911 of all time. Powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat-six engine delivering a staggering 515kW of power and 750Nm of torque, the new 911 GT2 RS will accelerate from 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 340km/h. The 3...


2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure review

We know the Touareg platform is ageing in the face of revised competition, but with this special Adventure edition, Volkswagen has injected some new appeal and value into an already excellent SUV.

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$79,990

2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report four – around town practicality
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2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX auto review: Long-term report four – around town practicality

Those of you wondering whether I like micro cars should probably know that I own a late first-gen Smart Fortwo – yes, I’m a little partial to the idea of a useful city car. That could be part of the reason I ended up as custodian of the 2017 Suzuki Ignis GLX… We’ve had the Smart for nearly three years now, and on a weekend, it almost always gets used more than any big dollar press car...


2017 Holden Astra sedan review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Holden Astra sedan review

The 2017 Holden Astra sedan will form an important cog in the Australian company's attempts to recover lost ground following the end of local manufacturing. It might just be the sweet spot in the range too.