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The Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander won CarAdvice’s seven-seater-SUV mega test, but does the mid-range Elite maintain the form or drop the ball?
Volkswagen’s hot-hatch icon steps up in performance and equipment as it plots a fightback against tough new opposition.
The new A-Class establishes itself as the hatchback segment’s most advanced car, though not everything is as sophisticated as it should be.
Nissan Australia has completed its triumvirate of Nismo performance models after raiding the last production run of the Nismo Juke crossover. The Nissan Juke Nismo RS is a different proposition to the GT-R Nismo and 370Z Nismo sports cars, but aims to capitalise on the stampede towards SUVs...
The Nismo team took the GT-R supercar and 370Z sports car to another level of appreciation. Our first drive of its third effort – a performance version of the pint-sized Juke crossover – suggests it hasn’t achieved a Nismo trifecta.
Mazda’s updated flagship CX-5 leaves little on the table in terms of technology to make for a more affordable alternative to luxury SUVs.
The mid-range Porsche Cayenne S steps up in performance, though the large SUV’s biggest progress is made inside rather than underneath.
Renault’s best-selling model offers good value to go with plenty of interior space, but there’s much room for improvement in the way the Koleos Life drives.
The Volkswagen Polo is only two years younger than the Golf, yet it took 19 years for Volkswagen to finally determine that its city car would be a good fit for the sporty GTI badge. In between the first Golf GTI of 1976 and the original Polo GTI of 1995, the German brand believed its Passat family sedan and wedge-shaped Scirocco coupe were worthier recipients of the famous trio of capital letters (though there was a supercharged Polo G40 in 1991)...
It’s no cut-price Octavia RS, but the Sport Wagon 110TSI effectively blends the mid-size Czech car’s renowned value-packed practicality with sporty looks.
Does any brand punch heavier above its weight in Australia than Isuzu? At the time of writing (early September 2018), Isuzu Ute is the 13th most popular of 50-odd brands locally. With just two products, it outperforms big names including Audi, BMW, Jeep, Land Rover, Renault and Suzuki...
The Suzuki Swift and Volkswagen Polo account for more than 20 million global sales between them – and that’s not counting the Japanese city car’s 1980s/1990s predecessors that had different names around the world. Swift is the right word to describe the little Suzuki’s rise to six-million units since it became a proper global model in 2005...
The third-gen (New) Mini goes a bit Rule, Britannia for its first major update. We drive the five-door Cooper S to find out whether that’s a good thing... or will buyers need to adopt a stiff upper lip?
Kia aims to spice up its best-selling model with visual ties to the Stinger halo model.
The Mazda 2 GT is no grand tourer, of course, though the badge does represent the Japanese brand’s poshest city car.