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2016 Jaguar XF Review: first Australian drive

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2016 Jaguar XF Review: first Australian drive

The second-generation Jaguar XF has grown up. The dynamic number has the BMW 5 Series firmly in its crosshairs...

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2016 HSV GTS GenF-2 Review : 430kW Australian Sports Sedan
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2016 HSV GTS GenF-2 Review : 430kW Australian Sports Sedan

Recently, we had a look at the 400kW HSV Clubsport – and some viewers said we should probably pay more attention to green cars… So we did! And this one has 430kW. Say hello to the 2016 HSV Gen-F2 GTS So what is new on the GenF-2 GTS? Not much...


2016 Hyundai Genesis V8 Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Hyundai Genesis V8 Review

The Hyundai Genesis V8 isn't coming to Australia. And that's a real shame.


2016 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 HSV Clubsport R8 LSA Review

If the garden-variety HSV Clubsport R8 didn't have quite enough grunt for you, HSV has come to the party with an LSA-powered variant. It's a monster of an engine and a comparative bargain.

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$80,900

Mercedes-Benz E-Class : Detroit Auto Show 2016
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class : Detroit Auto Show 2016

Read the article here. The new-generation 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been given an official unveiling at this week’s NAIAS Detroit auto show, ahead of an Australian debut expected to occur around June. The new fifth-generation ‘W213’ E-Class has been a long time coming, with the current model on the global stage since 2009...


2016 HSV GTS vs BMW M5 Pure - matching claimed 0-100km/h figures
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2016 HSV GTS vs BMW M5 Pure - matching claimed 0-100km/h figures

Read more about the HSV GTS here. Read more about the BMW M5 Pure here. With 430kW, the 2016 HSV GTS is the most powerful production car ever built in Australia. HSV claim a 0-100km/h sprint time of just 4.4 seconds. Those numbers sound pretty good - but how do they compare on a world stage? We match the big, green HSV with the 2016 BMW M5 Pure...


Australian-made cars hit two-year high in December
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Australian-made cars hit two-year high in December

Sales of Australian-made vehicles in December were the strongest for two years, on the back of spikes for the Toyota Camry and Holden Commodore. According to VFACTS data released this week, 11,643 Australian-made cars were ‘sold’, up 33.3 per cent. It’s the first time this monthly figure has hit five figures since December 2013...


Medium/large cars coming in 2016
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Medium/large cars coming in 2016

Medium/large cars coming in 2016 Mainstream medium/large cars Ford Falcon XR Sprint – Q1 Skoda Superb – Q1 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack – Q1 Subaru Levorg – mid 2016 Hyundai / Genesis G80 rebranding – late 2016/early 2017 Luxury medium/large cars Audi A4 sedan – February Audi A4 Avant – March/April Infiniti Q70 update – February Jaguar XF – February Lexus GS F – February BMW 750i/750iL – March Jaguar XJ – March BMW 330e – May BMW M4 GTS – June Audi RS6 Avant Performance, RS7 Sportback Performance – Q2 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Plug-in – Q2 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe – Q2 Jaguar XE update (infotainment) – first half Audi S8 Plus – mid 2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Cabriolet – Q3 Infiniti Q60 – Q4 Mercedes-Benz E-Class – Q4 Volvo S90 – Q4 BMW 3 Series GT update – second half BMW 4 Series update – second half Infiniti Q50 update – second half Audi S4 sedan and Avant – late 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet – late 2016/early 2017...


2016 Holden Commodore SS V Redline Review: Christmas Day weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Holden Commodore SS V Redline Review: Christmas Day weekender

Dave thumbs his nose at tradition and spends Christmas Day in the hills with the 6.2-litre V8-equipped VFII Holden Commodore SS V Redline...

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$53,990

2016 HSV GTS Review : GenF-2 Sedan
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 HSV GTS Review : GenF-2 Sedan

James takes a ride on the Highway to Hell in the 2016 HSV GTS - and brings AC/DC along for the ride...


2015 BMW 535i Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 BMW 535i Review

With extra luxury bundled in, does the 2015 BMW 535i have what it takes to make it to the finish line...

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$117,900

2016 Holden Captiva makes public debut at Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan event
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2016 Holden Captiva makes public debut at Star Wars: The Force Awakens fan event

Read the article here. The updated Holden Captiva made its public debut here at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens media event held in the Sydney Opera House Forecourt. The 2016 Captiva is quite a different car inside and out. Rather than the Captiva 5 and Captiva 7 – it’s just the Captiva now – available as either a five or seven-seater...


304kW Holden Commodore VFII v 270kW Commodore VF drag race
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304kW Holden Commodore VFII v 270kW Commodore VF drag race

Read the article here. Holden has just released the 2016 Holden Commodore VF II and it is jam packed with a 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine that produces 304kW of power. We line it up against the outgoing Holden Commodore SS-V with a 6.0-litre V8 that produces 270kW of power. See how close these two are with the new engine under the hood.  ...


2016 Holden Commodore VFII Review and drag race
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2016 Holden Commodore VFII Review and drag race

Read the article here. Over 3.1-million Holden Commodores have been built and sold in Australia over the past 37-years, spanning 4 key model generations. But with this, the 2016 Holden Commodore VF Series II, have Holden saved their very best until last? While VFII is just an update, there are some pretty decent changes...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Review: 140TDI Highline
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Review: 140TDI Highline

The Volkswagen Passat wagon is big inside but in diesel guise it can be frustrating...

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$47,990

2015 Peugeot 508 Active Review : Long-term report three
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Peugeot 508 Active Review : Long-term report three

As the six-month mark behind the wheel of 'our' 2015 Peugeot 508 Active approaches, it has proven itself a capable and comfortable urban commuter, impressing with its smooth engine and gearbox, refined cabin ambience and supple ride. Before we say goodbye to the Pug, it was time to set the sat-nav for the country to see how the 508 handles the big kilometres...

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$37,990

2016 Lexus GS200t Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Lexus GS200t Review

The 2016 Lexus GS200t receives a turbocharged engine that transforms the drive experience of the Japanese sedan...

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$75,000 - $83,000

2016 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI Comfortline Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI Comfortline Review

The Volkswagen Passat is an impressive car released at an inopportune time for the brand globally. The engine troubles afflicting the German brand shouldn't detract from the inherent quality of this sedan.


Buick LaCrosse - future Holden design : 2015 LA Auto Show
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Buick LaCrosse - future Holden design : 2015 LA Auto Show

While the Aussie-built Commodore may be discontinued in 2017, the design team are still hard at work on models for the larger GM empire. The Buick LaCrosse gives us a taste of what a future Holden large car could like moving forward.  ...


2015 Peugeot 508 Active Review : Long-term report two
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Peugeot 508 Active Review : Long-term report two

We give our grey-suited accountant-like car to our grey-suited accountant to drive.

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$37,990