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2021 Toyota HiLux Rogue review
  • Added grunt you can feel; Improved unladen ride; Updated styling gives it a proper flagship look
  • Why no full-time four-wheel drive from the Prado?; Safety tech behind class leaders; Engine refinement improved, but still coarse

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7.8 / 10

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2021 Toyota HiLux Rogue review

Toyota's town ute shapes up markedly with its midlife update.

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REVISIT: Mercedes-Benz X250d Progressive v Nissan Navara ST-X comparison
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REVISIT: Mercedes-Benz X250d Progressive v Nissan Navara ST-X comparison

Brother from another mother. We looked at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz X350d in runout this week, but how about its four-cylinder stablemate, the X250d? Let's wind back the clock to when the Mercedes-Benz X-Class arrived and was compared directly to its development partner, the Nissan Navara...


2020 Nissan Qashqai Midnight Edition review
Rating: 7.210 /10
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2020 Nissan Qashqai Midnight Edition review

It’s the Qashqai you know and love, but with some extra finishing touches for a more assertive look.

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$35,900

2021 Renault Kangoo and Renault Express revealed, Kangoo confirmed for Australia
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2021 Renault Kangoo and Renault Express revealed, Kangoo confirmed for Australia

Renault has revealed commercial and passenger versions of the 2021 Kangoo van in Europe, as well as introducing a new fleet-focussed van called the Express. Replacing the previous Kangoo that’s been in production since 2011, the new Kangoo sits more comfortably with Renault’s current, more chiselled design themes externally, while also providing significant advancements beneath the surface...


Mazda reveals inline six engines and mild hybrid four-cylinder engines destined for 2022 Mazda 6
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Mazda reveals inline six engines and mild hybrid four-cylinder engines destined for 2022 Mazda 6

Mazda has used its second quarter financial update (based on the Japanese financial year) to confirm further details of its new inline six-cylinder engine family, offering an image of the new engine range for the first time. While the brand has previously listed an inline-six engine as a ‘coming soon’ item on its website, those mentions have since been removed...


2021 Honda Odyssey facelift launches in Japan
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2021 Honda Odyssey facelift launches in Japan

The current-generation Honda Odyssey has just passed seven years on sale globally – a full model-cycle for most brands, but in this instance it’s just hit its mid-life update. While not strictly the middle of its expected model-run, the 2021 Honda Odyssey arrives as a second update for the model, with a more comprehensive rework than the last 2017 update...


Lego Creator’s Ghostbusters ECTO-1 kit: $300 supersized kit in Australia from November 15
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Lego Creator’s Ghostbusters ECTO-1 kit: $300 supersized kit in Australia from November 15

Ghostbusters fans, before you make a definitive decision as to the merits of Ghostbusters: Afterlife – set for release in 2021 – stop and consider this: without the new movie, there would probably be no new ECTO-1 kit from Lego. While it isn’t the first Lego kit honouring the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor ambulance that took a starring role in the original 1984 Ghostbusters film, this new version is by far the most detailed...


2020 Audi RS 6 Avant review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2020 Audi RS 6 Avant review

Whip-crack performance and staid practicality come together in a pumped-up wagon with something for the whole family.

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$216,000

REVISIT: 2020 Toyota Corolla ZR Hybrid hatch review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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REVISIT: 2020 Toyota Corolla ZR Hybrid hatch review

The Corolla is Australia's top-selling passenger car so far this year – impressive for a nameplate that dates back to 1966. What makes the 'Rolla so popular? Let's take another look at Kez's review of the stylish ZR Hybrid, to find out.

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$34,695

2021 Land Rover Discovery price and specs: Range trimmed, base price increases
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2021 Land Rover Discovery price and specs: Range trimmed, base price increases

2021 Land Rover Discovery pricing revealed for Australia New mild-hybrid inline six-cylinder engines across the range As much as $32,000 of claimed value added to base S D300 Range simplified, new R-Dynamic appearance package added Priced from $99,900 plus on-road costs SUV specialist Land Rover has rolled out a steady stream of updates over the last few months, and now it's the 2021 Land Rover Discovery's turn...


Prius Offroad allows your hybrid to go free-range
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Prius Offroad allows your hybrid to go free-range

Hardcore 4x4 fans know that clearance is key. Without enough of it you won't get far at all. On the other hand Toyota Prius owners may not know, or maybe they do? American company, Prius Offroad, offers a solution for intrepid adventurers who can’t bear to be seen in anything less than a conspicuously enviro-friendly Prius. Perhaps it was inevitable...


2021 Mazda BT-50 review: XT 4x4 manual
Rating: 8.310 /10
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2021 Mazda BT-50 review: XT 4x4 manual

Work is a dirty word at Mazda, it seems, at least as far as the new entry-level BT-50 is concerned.

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$50,760

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA recalled for eCall programming issue, over the air update available
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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA recalled for eCall programming issue, over the air update available

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for 571 examples of the Model Year 2019 CLA range (C118 generation), due to a programming issue with the eCall emergency call system. The affected vehicles were sold in Australia between 3 April 2019 and 1 September 2020...


2021 Ford Ranger and Everest updates revealed in Thailand
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2021 Ford Ranger and Everest updates revealed in Thailand

The Ford Ranger ute might be fast approaching retirement age, but that hasn’t stopped the Blue Oval from squeezing in a quick facelift. Although hardly comprehensive, the latest updates to the Ranger, revealed in Thailand, show off a minor styling tweak to keep the Ranger fresh in the eyes of consumers...


2020 Mazda CX-8 Touring petrol review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2020 Mazda CX-8 Touring petrol review

Mazda strikes a new seven-seat sweet spot with the petrol-powered CX-8.

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$46,590