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Curt Dupriez

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2018 BMW X3 sDrive20i review
  • The fundamental X3 is a real winner; The basic spec doesn't lack for anything anywhere meaningful; Quite a sweet device to drive despite underwhelming output numbers
  • Ride remains firm on passive suspension; Few pricey options are worth ticking

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7.8 / 10

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2018 BMW X3 sDrive20i review

Does the lack of output and trinkets rob BMW's entry point into the X3 range, the sDrive20i, from a properly premium experience? We live with it for a week to find out.

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2018 McLaren Senna review: Autodromo do Estoril track test
Rating: 9.110 /10
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2018 McLaren Senna review: Autodromo do Estoril track test

The McLaren Senna promises to be most outrageous, exotic and challenging race car barely fit for registration on Aussie roads. The $1.2million question is: does it live up to the name? Let alone the hype...

Priced At
$1,200,000

2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison
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2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison

Commodore RS takes on Liberty 2.5i Premium in the fight for the best four-cylinder family car for around $36K


2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport GLX review

Mitsubishi has updated its 2018 Pajero Sport with more kit, so we're out in the base GLX version to see if the off-road-savvy SUV's buck-banging pitch suits the urban jungle.

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$45,500

2018 Ford Mustang GT review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Ford Mustang GT review

New styling, new tech, new transmissions and more power, but is the vastly revamped 2018 Ford Mustang GT a better muscle car icon?

Priced At
$62,990

2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk review

Our Aussie introduction to the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk wasn't a long one, but it was amply explosive. Does the seat-of-the-pants on-track experience live up to the hype?

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$134,900

2018 Honda CR-V VTi-L v Nissan X-Trail ST-L comparison
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2018 Honda CR-V VTi-L v Nissan X-Trail ST-L comparison

The all-new Honda CR-V and significantly updated Nissan X-Trail – two big nameplates in one hugely popular mid-sized SUV segment – arrived in the second half of 2017. And in November, we kicked off comparing these two revised protagonists’ ranges by pitching petrol-powered, all-wheel-driven, five-seater flagships in the form of Honda’s VTi-LX and Nissan’s TI versions against one another...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test

Is there a more vibrant and diverse segment on the market right now than that labelled 'hot hatch'? In fact, is it technically a segment at all, but rather a broad net cast wide enough to include a $25K compact-sized Suzuki Swift Sport at one extreme and larger, circa-$80K Audi RS3s and Merc-AMG A45s at the other? And that’s just hatchbacks...


2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso petrol review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2018 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso petrol review

When the better half planned an Easter getaway to the Mudgee wine country, in regional New South Wales, she’d imagined four days of exploration nestled into something with two doors, three pedals, a convertible roof – preferably – and the word ‘sport’ made in every reference by the vehicle’s maker. Then I fronted up for the long weekend kick-off in 'a van'...

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$38,490

McLaren: No to SUVs, yes to an electric hypercar
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McLaren: No to SUVs, yes to an electric hypercar

McLaren Automotive won’t follow key sports car-making rivals Lamborghini and Porsche in producing an SUV any time soon, but it does plan to introduce more hybrids and eventually offer a fully-electric model...


2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2018 Mercedes-AMG G63 review

Familiar looks, wholesale changes underneath, the Mercedes-AMG G63 comes kicking and screaming into 2018, building on its military-bred roots with newfound comfort, space and driving enjoyment.

Priced At
$247,700

2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 7 cool things
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class: 7 cool things

Mercedes-Benz has overhauled its entry point into the premium tri-star experience: the new 2018 A-Class small hatchback It's a wholesale reboot, too, that trickles down a number of tricks from big brother E-Class and S-Class. We've pick seven new A-Class highlights to showcase what's in store once the fresh-faced fourth-generation five-door arrives in Oz, starting August 2018...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class review

If there’s a maker’s promise worth honing in on with the all-new 2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, it’s Stuttgart’s assertion that the remade, fourth-generation hatchback has “grown up”.

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$46,670