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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 4Matic review
  • Captivating exterior design; Brimming with tech; Proper luxury-car ride comfort; Smooth, quiet engine
  • Compact rear seat; Can’t hide its weight when pushed; Overdue for an infotainment upgrade

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8.2 / 10

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2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 4Matic review

A long-awaited return to straight-six power, coupled with a revival of Mercedes-Benz’s stylistic elegance, ensures the 2019 CLS doesn’t delve into mediocrity as it enters its third generation.

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2019 Holden Acadia review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2019 Holden Acadia review

It's been two years since Holden announced the Acadia seven-seat SUV would come to Australia from overseas division, GMC. Now, given the local treatment, the Acadia is ready to challenge the seven-seat large SUV segment.

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$43,490 - $67,490

2019 Holden Acadia pricing and specs
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2019 Holden Acadia pricing and specs

Holden has finally lifted the lid on pricing for the 2019 Acadia, positioned as a rival to petrol-powered family haulers like the Mazda CX-9 and Toyota Kluger. The new, American-sourced Acadia will arrive with a 3.6-litre V6 engine producing 231kW and 367Nm, connected to a nine-speed automatic, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive available across the range...


2018 Mazda 6 GT v Toyota Camry SL V6 comparison
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2018 Mazda 6 GT v Toyota Camry SL V6 comparison

Could this be the family car battle of head versus heart? The Toyota Camry SL V6 and Mazda 6 GT turbo both stick to a well-worn medium sedan formula, although manage to avoid looking like carbon copies of each other – both aesthetically and mechanically...


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander review

Packed to the gills with technology, safety and convenience items that you might not expect from Hyundai, the new Santa Fe Highlander stamps its authority on the seven-seat large SUV class.


2019 Ford Ranger XLT review: 2.0 Bi-Turbo
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2019 Ford Ranger XLT review: 2.0 Bi-Turbo

Revised for the second time in its model run, the Ford Ranger steps up power and safety in high-spec models for the 2019 model year.


The automotive name of thrones: Cutting room floor
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The automotive name of thrones: Cutting room floor

We’ve had a lot of fun on this journey through the topsy-turvy world of cars and their names, haven’t we? Sadly, all good things must come to an end. Before the automotive name of thrones rolls its closing credits, let’s take a look at the awkward bits and pieces swept off the cutting room floor...


Paris motor show: 10 past concepts we wish made production
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Paris motor show: 10 past concepts we wish made production

Some concept cars never come close to a shot at production, either failing to pass the approval process or having never really been in the running at all. Now that the lint has settled from the parade of curtain-raising on concepts and production cars at the 2018 Paris motor show, we take a nostalgic look back at some of the most memorable concepts from previous Paris shows...


2019 Toyota Corolla ZR hybrid review
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2019 Toyota Corolla ZR hybrid review

Tech like a Prius, but at a much sharper price and in a much sharper suit. A hybrid might not be the first thing you think of when looking for a small car, but the Corolla hybrid makes a compelling case for itself.


2019 Kia Cerato S manual review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Kia Cerato S manual review

Kia has stubbornly stuck by its value pricing plan for the newest Cerato small sedan, to the benefit of budget-conscious buyers.


2018 Chevrolet Camaro: How HSV 'builds' it for Australia
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro: How HSV 'builds' it for Australia

With full-scale conversion of the new Chevrolet Camaro underway at HSV’s Melbourne headquarters, we took a walk down the production line to see what goes into making a left-hand drive production car into one fit for registration on Australian roads. HSV’s conversion plan for the Chevrolet Camaro sees the new car introduced as a full model line, not hampered by import or production limitations...


2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS review

Aussie muscle car fans have a new option in the form of the Chevrolet Camaro, thanks to a RHD conversion by HSV, bringing American style and performance to local shores at a near-OEM level.

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$85,990

2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core 550 initial details
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2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Core 550 initial details

Volkswagen Australia has provided initial specification information for its new entry-level Amarok V6 – the TDI550 Core, The new variant shares its 165kW/550Nm 3.0-litre turbo diesel V6 with Sportline and Highline models, but pares back equipment for a more attractive starting price...


2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate 580 review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Volkswagen Amarok V6 Ultimate 580 review

A new high-torque hero signals the start of a power war in the dual cab 4x4 segment with the latest variant of the Volkswagen Amarok taking the lead… For now.


2018 Honda CR-V VTi-L review
Rating: 7.710 /10
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2018 Honda CR-V VTi-L review

Identical to a regular CR-V on the outside, with an extra pair of seats loaded up inside, the CR-V VTi-L joins a growing list of medium SUVs with added versatility. Does that make it an ideal family freighter, or only a part-time passenger proposition?