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Justin Narayan

Justin Narayan

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2021 Kia Cerato launch review
  • Extra safety gear; Rear air vents standard on all models; GT model gets a sunroof;
  • Halogen headlights on three of four models; Base model is noisy inside; Entry price is up $2500;

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8 / 10

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2021 Kia Cerato launch review

Kia's best-selling car in Australia gets a facelift. Where have improvements been made?

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Kia considers even longer warranty as seven-year program approaches seven-year milestone
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Kia considers even longer warranty as seven-year program approaches seven-year milestone

Kia Australia is considering extending its warranty period beyond seven years. Since launching Australia's first seven-year warranty in October 2014, other brands have followed suit. Now Kia is thinking about taking the peace-of-mind coverage even further. When asked about a longer warranty, the boss of Kia Australia, Damien Meredith, said it might not happen right away but it is under consideration...


Next Kia Cerato could go electric
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Next Kia Cerato could go electric

The next-generation Kia Cerato due within the next five years could have the option of electric power. That's the call from the boss of Kia Australia, Damien Meredith, who says Kia remains committed to the small-car class – despite falling sales globally – and believes the next-generation Kia Cerato could have the option of electric power to broaden its appeal...


2021 Mazda MX-30 Evolve M Hybrid v 2021 Peugeot 2008 Allure
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2021 Mazda MX-30 Evolve M Hybrid v 2021 Peugeot 2008 Allure

We pit an unorthodox choice from the orthodox brand against the orthodox choice from an unorthodox brand.


2021 Audi Q7 55 TFSI review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2021 Audi Q7 55 TFSI review

Audi only offers one petrol version of its Q7. Let's see why that may be.

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$121,300

2021 Mazda MX-30 Evolve M Hybrid review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2021 Mazda MX-30 Evolve M Hybrid review

Those seeking individuality rejoice! Here's your style-conscious city SUV a unique design feature. What could go wrong?


2021 Subaru Outback Sport review
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2021 Subaru Outback Sport review

The ever-traditional Subaru Outback gets new bones and technology. Will Outback loyalists like what they find?

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$44,490

A group of Aussie teenage girls are building an electric Range Rover at school
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A group of Aussie teenage girls are building an electric Range Rover at school

Once a week, 25 teenage girls from four different Victorian high schools come together to work on a project car. They meet at Bendigo South East College, where a first-generation Range Rover lies in pieces. The body has been already separated from the chassis, with the next steps being an electric motor conversion and the installation of a new interior...


2021 Maserati Ghibli Hybrid review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2021 Maserati Ghibli Hybrid review

Maserati goes green with its first-ever hybrid. Can you save the world and look good doing it?


Electric vehicles registered in the ACT now receive two years free registration
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Electric vehicles registered in the ACT now receive two years free registration

Electric vehicles purchased in the Australian Capital Territory are now eligible to receive two years of free registration. Both new and used electric vehicles are entitled to the offer, so long as the purchase is made between 24 May 2021 and mid-2024. It also covers vehicles that have been converted to electric power...


2021 Lexus UX200 Luxury review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2021 Lexus UX200 Luxury review

For the price of a mainstream medium SUV, you can now have a fancy Lexus. Does that mean you should?

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$44,445

Lego launches six new 'Speed Champions' sets
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Lego launches six new 'Speed Champions' sets

It's hard to escape the allure of Lego. The brand's 'Speed Champions' sets have become a favourite with car enthusiasts. They're affordable, costing around $20 a set, but also quick and easy to build for children both young and old. In 2021, it's planning to launch six new sets. Excitingly, two are new manufacturer collaborations – set to tickle the fancy of either brand's fans...


2021 Peugeot 3008 GT Sport review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2021 Peugeot 3008 GT Sport review

Peugeot's sales leader has received an update. What's the new top-spec model like?


Homologation Specials – Part Two: France

Homologation Specials – Part Two: France

In part one, we focussed on motorsport-derived road cars from Japan. In part two, we cross both the Pacific and North Atlantic oceans to find ourselves in Europe. Specifically, the home of the World Motorsport Council headquarters – France. Indeed, the industry authority who creates the rules and regulations surrounding road-going race cars is based in wee Paris...


Volkswagen Transporter Achtung Camper 'Nature Lover' review

Volkswagen Transporter Achtung Camper 'Nature Lover' review

Achtung Camper is a local Aussie camper converter that kindly donated its display vehicle for a quick getaway from the ’burbs. How was it?

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