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2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country review
  • Utterly brimming with features and tech; Left-of-centre appeal; Fantastic interior all round; Huge price drop; Appealing servicing costs
  • Hesitant powertrain at times; Ride could be a little more polished; Polarising styling; There's a newer, more affordable V60 now on sale

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8.2 / 10

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2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country review

Volvo's jacked-up V90 D5 Cross Country is cheaper to buy and to run than ever. Is the giant wagon worth another closer look?

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2019 BMW M Festival, South Africa

2019 BMW M Festival, South Africa

Psst, want to know a secret? Motor shows are dying. Well, okay, no great secret perhaps. There’s a groundswell of new, different and reformulated motoring get-togethers popping up that, while perhaps not directly leading the dinosaurs of Detroit, Paris and Frankfurt to the tar pits, is kindling interest of internet age car-lovers tired of time-honoured look-but-don’t-touch convention...


2020 Mitsubishi ASX review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2020 Mitsubishi ASX review

Mitsubishi has treated the ASX to one of its biggest updates yet. But can a fresh face, a new engine and tech spruce-up keep the popular and ageing small SUV relevant a decade into its generation?

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$24,990

Next BMW M SUVs could switch to plug-in hybrid power
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Next BMW M SUVs could switch to plug-in hybrid power

Next-generation BMW M models could switch to plug-in hybrid power to meet stringent emissions standards coming into force in Europe – but the company insists petrol-electric tech will be exclusive to larger models, if it is adopted at all...


BMW M rules out front-drive high-performance models
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BMW M rules out front-drive high-performance models

BMW may have made a U-turn by embracing front-drive for its latest small passenger cars – after previously ridiculing front-drive in advertising – but high-performance models will remain exclusively rear-drive or all-wheel drive, says the boss of BMW M division...


Hardcore manuals coming for 2021 M3 and M4, M5 to remain auto only
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Hardcore manuals coming for 2021 M3 and M4, M5 to remain auto only

As the sole carmaker to continue offering a manual option in the premium mid-sized high-performance segment, BMW M is bucking tradition and looking to position the 'stick shift' format as a flagship option in the now-delayed 2021 M3 and M4 range. “The manual stick shift is not an entry proposition any more,” says the boss of BMW M Division, Markus Flasch...


2020 Hyundai Tucson review: Active X 2.0 petrol FWD
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2020 Hyundai Tucson review: Active X 2.0 petrol FWD

Hyundai has boosted the Tucson Active X's safety credentials for 2020 with SmartSense as standard. But has a price rise cancelled the value benefit out?

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$34,790

BMW M3 and M4 delayed until 2021
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BMW M3 and M4 delayed until 2021

Even though spy photos of the next-generation BMW M3 and BMW M4 have been appearing on the internet for some months – a sign that a showroom debut is not far away – the company has confirmed there is now going to be a 12-month delay. The next-generation M-cars were due to be in European showrooms by the end of this year, with an Australian introduction some time in 2020 – but both release dates have been pushed back by at least 12 months...


2020 Mercedes-AMG GT review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2020 Mercedes-AMG GT review

AMG's GT range has been facelifted, including a new cabin makeover. So why isn't it a substantially improved breed?

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$311,142

2020 Lexus RX review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2020 Lexus RX review

Lexus has focused on polish and fixes for its facelifted RX large-SUV range. But do myriad detail changes conspire to improve the breed to a meaningful level?

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$71,920

2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S v Outback 2.5i Premium comparison
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2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S v Outback 2.5i Premium comparison

Forester versus Outback. Subaru has two popular SUVs separated by around a grand vying for your attention. Which one should you pick?


2019 Ford F-150 Limited Death Valley road trip

2019 Ford F-150 Limited Death Valley road trip

The 2019 Ford F-150 to Death Valley, the world’s hottest-selling vehicle to the hottest place on Earth. As no-brainer road trip stories go, this is my absolute dimmest yet. One chock-full of fresh adventure for yours truly. I’ve never driven even one example of the astonishing 34 million F-Series trucks sold to date – an incredible one million plus examples registered globally in 2018 alone...


2020 Volvo S60 R-Design review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2020 Volvo S60 R-Design review

Volvo's all-new S60 sedan range has landed in Oz with sharp looks and even sharper pricing. We check out the T5 and hybrid T8 versions of the Swedish range.

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$64,990

Zed car Old v New: 1969 Datsun 240Z v 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary

Zed car Old v New: 1969 Datsun 240Z v 2020 Nissan 370Z 50th Anniversary

At the recent Aussie launch of the new 2020 370Z 50th Anniversary version, Nissan Australia rolled out prime examples of all five previous generations of the iconic Zed nameplate to sample first-hand. Including one well-loved and unfettled Datsun 240Z, the much loved originator that set the Zed car ball rolling, furnishing the Japanese carmaker with a spirited sports car of global presence...


2020 BMW X4 M review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2020 BMW X4 M review

If you’re of the opinion coupe-roofed SUVs are a motoring faux pas, the notion of a high-performance variant might seem nonsensical. But that’s okay – you’re absolutely spoilt for choice for utterly sensible mid-sized SUVs fit for shuffling loved ones A to B...