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Trent Nikolic

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander GSR PHEV review
  • Ride comfort and handling balance now much better than other Outlanders; Interior ambience and comfort are excellent; Real-world combination of electric and internal combustion is excellent
  • Fuel tank at 45L is an issue on longer trips; A full-size spare would be ideal for Aussie buyers; Claimed 54km electric range not quite enough to entice more buyers

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8 / 10

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2021 Mitsubishi Outlander GSR PHEV review

The Outlander doesn't get the attention it probably deserves, especially given its popularity in the market. Compelling value and quality inclusions headline the GSR PHEV variant.

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Australia’s state-based approach to electric vehicles is nonsense
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Australia’s state-based approach to electric vehicles is nonsense

Hot on the heels of MG releasing Australia’s most affordable pure electric car – the 43-grand drive-away ZS EV – two states did exactly what you’d expect blinkered governments to do. They proposed an ill-thought-out and poorly planned new tax. MG isn’t the only one either. Tesla has been plugging away in this country for years now, with little incentive other than its own to buy the product...


2021 Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2021 Subaru Forester 2.5i Sport review

While the medium-SUV segment strengthens with every new model, it also remains a favourite with Australian buyers. One of the traditional mainstays is the Subaru Forester, and this time we test the new Sport variant.

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$41,990

2021 Toyota GR Yaris review
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2021 Toyota GR Yaris review

We've studied the GR Yaris in light of its initial $39,990 drive-away price, but now we take a look with the lens of the full retail price for the second batch.


2021 Land Rover Defender 110 P400 S on-road review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2021 Land Rover Defender 110 P400 S on-road review

We've tested the new Defender off-road and now it's time to take a look at how it performs on-road around town.


2021 Volkswagen new cars
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2021 Volkswagen new cars

A chronic shortage of vehicles to sell - namely SUVs and Amarok - hurt Volkswagen in 2020. The signs are good for 2021, though. Volkswagen Group was down 21.5 per cent in Australia for the first 11 months compared to 2019, but it's not all bad news. Firstly, 2019 was a solid year for the brand, and secondly, the drop was almost entirely related to not actually having enough vehicles here to sell...


2021 Skoda new cars
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2021 Skoda new cars

Skoda almost halved the downturn felt by the market as a whole – dropping 8.8 per cent year-to-date against a strong 2019. In real terms and in a challenging climate, the Volkwagen sister brand is going relatively well in Australia. 2020 saw the injection of quality new models – updated Kodiaq arrived, as did new Kamiq – which came a little too late to make a big impact on sales figures...


2021 Mazda new cars
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2021 Mazda new cars

Mazda is an interesting case study in Australia, in that it has the highest percentage of private customers of any of the top ten mainstream brands. That's probably why its downturn of 15.8 percent lines up so closely to an overall 16 percent drop for the market. Mazda's figures generally closely resemble that of the market as a whole more so than any other brand...


2021 Lamborghini new cars
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2021 Lamborghini new cars

Lamborghini was hit hard by the pandemic in 2020, down 26.8 percent to the end of November. The Italian manufacturer sold 101 cars in the first 11 months of 2020 against 138 over the same period in 2019. Not even Urus was enough to prop up sales in Australia. Even long-time rival Ferrari was down this year though, over the same period...


2020 Mitsubishi Express SWB automatic review
Rating: 6.810 /10
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2020 Mitsubishi Express SWB automatic review

It's been a long time coming, but finally you can buy a new Mitsubishi Express in Australia. We've looked at the LWB auto, but now we take a look at the SWB auto.


2021 Toyota Fortuner GXL review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2021 Toyota Fortuner GXL review

Having reviewed the GX, this time we take a look at the 2021 Toyota Fortuner GXL. It's a rugged 4WD that positions itself as the default family option for those whose budget can't stretch to the Prado.

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$54,350

2021 Audi new cars
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2021 Audi new cars

Audi had a solid 2020 despite the challenging conditions, with sales up 2.6 per cent to the end of November. That slight increase comes against a market decline of 16 percent over the same period. Primarily, Audi has spent 2020 making up for lost time, after taking a number of cars off sale last year due to the requirement to meet more stringent new European WLTP regulations...


2021 Volkswagen T-Roc 110TSI Style review: Australian first drive
Rating: 810 /10
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2021 Volkswagen T-Roc 110TSI Style review: Australian first drive

The 110 TSI Style rounds out the Volkswagen T-Roc range in Australia. The Golf-based small SUV is a strong option, but now enters the market with a sharp price leader.

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$33,990

2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale review: Track test
Rating: 8.710 /10
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2020 Ferrari SF90 Stradale review: Track test

Ferrari's first plug-in hybrid is many things, not the least of which is formidably fast. It's also a technical glimpse into the supercar future.

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$846,888

2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior long-term review: Farewell
Rating: 8.110 /10
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2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior long-term review: Farewell

It's time to farewell the Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior from the CarAdvice long-term garage. After a few months, the things we appreciated from the outset have become even clearer.