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2021 Porsche Boxster GTS 4.0 review
  • 4.0-litre flat six’s sound and performance; Manual’s tactile and precise gearshift; Supreme roadster handling; Relatively practical
  • High gearing; Big premium over the Boxster S; Bose audio at least should be standard

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8.8 / 10

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2021 Porsche Boxster GTS 4.0 review

Six-cylinder naturally aspirated power has returned to the regular version of Porsche’s compact roadster. We find out why it’s been missed so much with a drive of the Boxster GTS.

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2021 Ford Puma ST-Line V v 2021 Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo
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2021 Ford Puma ST-Line V v 2021 Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo

Our favourite Light SUV versus our favourite Small SUV… But is the Ford Puma or Skoda Kamiq is the best mainstream compact SUV overall?


Make mine a triple! The rise of the three-cylinder engine

Make mine a triple! The rise of the three-cylinder engine

How the distinctive off-beat thrum of the three-cylinder engine has been getting increasingly raucous.


2021 Genesis GV80 3.0D v 2021 Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI R-Line comparison
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2021 Genesis GV80 3.0D v 2021 Volkswagen Touareg 210TDI R-Line comparison

Forget Q7, X5, RX and GLE for now. Genesis’s first sports utility vehicle needs to make an impression by defeating our favourite large luxury SUV, the Volkswagen Touareg.


2021 Mercedes-Benz E300 sedan review  
Rating: 810 /10
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2021 Mercedes-Benz E300 sedan review  

The E-Class remains untouchable for sales in its segment, but is the E300 the pick for executives seeking the best $120,000 large luxury sedan?

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$117,900

2021 Genesis GV80 3.0D AWD Luxury review
Rating: 810 /10
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2021 Genesis GV80 3.0D AWD Luxury review

After two executive sedans, Hyundai’s fledgling luxury brand is now targeting large premium SUVs with its GV80. We test it with Genesis’s all-new straight-six diesel.

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$113,600

2021 Genesis G80 3.5T v 2021 Mercedes-Benz E300 comparison
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2021 Genesis G80 3.5T v 2021 Mercedes-Benz E300 comparison

Can the Genesis G80 repeat Lexus’s feat with its 1989 LS400 limo and send the German luxury brands back to the drawing board? We pit the premium Korean sedan against an E-Class to find out.


2021 Volkswagen Touareg 170TDI review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2021 Volkswagen Touareg 170TDI review

VW’s large SUV has a new base model. Can it still pull off the pseudo-luxury vibe?

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$81,490

2020 Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan comparison
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2020 Toyota RAV4 v Volkswagen Tiguan comparison

The Toyota RAV4 and Volkswagen Tiguan are two of the best mid-sized SUVs you can buy right now. But which model appeals the most in entry-level guise?


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 review
Rating: 810 /10
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 review

There’s significant change for the second-generation GLA. We look at how the luxury compact SUV stacks up in mid-spec GLA250 guise.


2021 Skoda Kamiq 85TSI review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2021 Skoda Kamiq 85TSI review

The Kamiq is another impressive model from the Czech brand that should be at the pointy end of a small-SUV buyer's shopping list.


Family SUV review: 2021 Ford Escape v Mazda CX-5 comparison
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Family SUV review: 2021 Ford Escape v Mazda CX-5 comparison

Ford’s new-generation Escape needs to be a hit with Australian buyers. Proving it’s better than Mazda’s most popular model would be a great starting point.


2020 Volkswagen T-Cross v Volkswagen T-Roc comparison
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2020 Volkswagen T-Cross v Volkswagen T-Roc comparison

Two small, T-badged Volkswagen SUVs, but should buyers choose a fully optioned three-cylinder T-Cross or a sportier four-cylinder T-Roc?


2020 Audi A4 Allroad review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2020 Audi A4 Allroad review

The A4 Allroad is your only choice if you want a conventional wagon with an elevated ride height and an upmarket badge. But does a 2020 update ensure it’s a good choice?


Small SUV test: 2020 Hyundai Venue v MG ZST comparison
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Small SUV test: 2020 Hyundai Venue v MG ZST comparison

Chinese-owned British brand MG was on a sabbatical from the Australian market in 2015 and 2016, yet it’s now threatening to break into the top 10 sales chart. After just 600 sales in 2017, it’s currently on track to shift about 14,000 units in 2020. With 2018 registering a 401 per cent year-on-year increase, this isn’t a COVID-inspired trend...