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Curt Dupriez

Curt Dupriez

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2020 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription review
  • Seductive styling; Upmarket cabin design; Full of premium equipment; Alluring price tag
  • Workmanlike powertrain; Air suspension could ride nicer; Noisy on-road

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8.1 / 10

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2020 Volvo V60 T5 Inscription review

Volvo's all-new V60 T5 Inscription undercuts premium German rivals by around 10 grand. But does it have the depth and quality to be considered a genuine alternative?

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Wireless Apple CarPlay coming to all Volkswagen models
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Wireless Apple CarPlay coming to all Volkswagen models

Volkswagen Australia will offer wireless Apple CarPlay across its wider local range "within the next 18 months" in conjunction with the global rollout of the new 'MIB3' infotainment architecture, from the Polo hatch to the Amarok ute and Transporter van...


Genesis promises massive roll-out of new models, electric car coming too
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Genesis promises massive roll-out of new models, electric car coming too

Hyundai’s luxury division Genesis has teased five new or updated models – and confirmed an electric SUV – during the world premiere of its first-ever SUV, the GV80. The GV80 previews the new Genesis ‘signature face’, and horizontal dual lights front and rear...


2020 Genesis GV80 review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2020 Genesis GV80 review

The GV80 is an incredibly important model for Genesis, and its very first luxury SUV packs all the right stuff necessary for the brand's ascension as a luxury marque.


2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2020 Mercedes-AMG A35 hatchback review

The Mercedes-AMG A35 hatch has proven itself as an inspired back-road punt. But is it tempered enough to be an urban daily driver?

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$67,200

2019 Honda Civic RS v Skoda Octavia Sport sedan comparison
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2019 Honda Civic RS v Skoda Octavia Sport sedan comparison

The small-sedan segment does sometimes get overlooked as a fertile patch for mixing practical, enjoyable and affordable motoring for a diverse cross-section of buyers, even modestly sized families. Around $22K gets you into the buck-banging basement with Honda’s Civic and Skoda’s Octavia, and both nameplates top out in the $52K and $46K mark, respectively, for high-performance driver’s versions (albeit a hatchback for the Civic)...


2020 Jaguar F-Type R P550 AWD Convertible review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2020 Jaguar F-Type R P550 AWD Convertible review

Seven years after the F-Type arrived as a V8 drop-top, the formula is about to be put to pasture with 2020's slimmed-down facelifted update. So is this sad farewells or good riddance for the F-Type R AWD Convertible?

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$271,900

2019 Audi S4 Avant review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Audi S4 Avant review

Audi's loaded some added value into its S4 Avant, making its likeable Q-wagon all the more compelling.

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$102,900

2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe review

Porsche's Cayenne Coupe has hit local hot-mix. But which of the fresh-face three-tier range is our pick of fast SUV pack?

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$128,000 - $253,600

2019 Kia Seltos GT-Line v Nissan Qashqai Ti comparison
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2019 Kia Seltos GT-Line v Nissan Qashqai Ti comparison

The impressive new Seltos takes on the popular stalwart Qashqai in this flagship small-SUV twin test.


2019 Audi A5 Coupe 45 TFSI quattro S line review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Audi A5 Coupe 45 TFSI quattro S line review

Audi has bundled a host of kit into the 2019 A5 Coupe 45 to create the new 'S line' version. Is it enough to sweeten the deal on the handsome three-year-old two-door?

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$78,900

2020 Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2020 Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI review

The new 190TDI drops the entry point into the Volkswagen Touareg by $10K. Does its cost-savvy nature cut corners on its premium SUV aspirations?

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$79,490

2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line review
Rating: 810 /10
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2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line review

The Kia Seltos has quickly established itself as a small-SUV sharp-ender. We see if the flagship GT-Line climbs to the top of the range heap.

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$41,990

Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI, 110TSI coming in mid-2020
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Volkswagen T-Cross 85TSI, 110TSI coming in mid-2020

After plenty of delays and conjecture, Volkswagen has finally confirmed its Polo-based T-Cross and Golf-based T-Roc crossovers will officially launch in Australia during May 2020. Speaking at the launch of the expanded Touareg range, VW Australia product marketing manager Jeff Shafer explained 2020 will be its "year of the SUV" as the T-Cross and T-Roc join the current Tiguan and Touareg to finally present a "full range" of Volkswagen family-haulers...


Volkswagen Touareg entry model arrives in Australia priced from $79,490
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Volkswagen Touareg entry model arrives in Australia priced from $79,490

Volkswagen has introduced the most affordable model in its new Touareg range six months after $89,990 Launch Edition went on sale. Priced from $79,490 before on roads, the base Volkswagen Touareg 190TDI is powered by the same 190kW and 600Nm 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, eight-speed automatic transmission, and permanent all-wheel drive system used throughout the revised range...