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2017 Jeep Compass First Drive: All-new compact SUV has off-road cred

In a world that’s gone SUV-crazy, Jeep is one of the brands best poised to reap the rewards. The 2017 Jeep Compass, an all-new design

Smart Electric Drive (2017) first drive: Nippy inner-city transport sprouts a plug socket

Stop anyone in the street and ask them to name the electric carpioneers and it’s likely the big names will make up the majority of

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV : Who Should and Shouldn’t Buy This Car

Our first drive of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV confirmed many of our best suspicions. Rumors of its excellent economy and legitimate range were true,

5 Things you need to know about the 2018 Lexus LC

The 2018 Lexus LC is without question the most gorgeous car to ever emerge from the Japanese luxury brand’s design center – and it’s also

2017 BMW M760i xDrive First Drive: One car, two souls

It was as the 2017 BMW M760i xDrive surged at triple-digit speed into a hairpin and pirouetted neatly, rather than rolling into a spectacular fireball,

2017 Ram Power Wagon First Drive: Heavy-duty off-road apocalypse escape vehicle

The 2017 Ram Power Wagon is a full-size pickup that dares to answer the question, ‘what would you use to tow your house into the

2017 Chevrolet BOLT EV first drive: The first electric car truly for the everyman

I’m not convinced with the new BOLT EV’s tail-lights, but in just about every other way this all-electric car is a knock-out. A no compromise,

BMW’s Life-Saving System That We Can’t Get in the US – First Drive Review

We recently drove a 2016 BMW X5 in mid-coastal California, as perfect a spot to drive one as there is anywhere on earth. Well into

2017 Dodge Challenger GT AWD First Drive: Four-season Grand Touring in an affordable retro package

In the mid 1960’s a talented group of engineers in West Bromwich, England, dared to ask the question ‘why can’t a muscle car spin all

Mini Countryman S 2017 first drive: Mighty improvements for the massive Mini?

Do you remember the exact moment that every manufacturer scrambled to add a high-riding SUV to their line-up? It was around the time the Nissan

2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 First Drive: AMG for all

You could argue that the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 is a double-tweener. Just as the E-Class slots in-between its C and S siblings, so the Mercedes-AMG

Nissan Micra (2017) first drive: Same name, different personality

Nissan’s Micra has been around for decades. Since 1983 in fact, selling over 3.5million in Europe alone during its lifetime. It’s a car everyone has

Holden Astra v Renault Megane v Subaru Impreza – Small hatchback comparison

The small car market is one of the busiest segments of the Australian automotive landscape, both in terms of sales and for new product – and

2018 Audi Q5 First Drive: Evolution in action

The Q5 is hands-down Audi’s numero uno: its top-seller and, in my humble opinion, one of the best premium crossovers on the market today. First

2017 Ford Raptor First Drive Review : Return of the Ass-Kicking Pickup Truck

Price aside, high performance vehicles have always been engineered to cater to a specific kind of car shopper. While the risks of producing a flop can

First Drive Review : The 2018 LC500 Will Kill the Idea of a ‘Boring Lexus’

It may be one of the most worn out cliches around, but the line from The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance bears repeating here: When the legend

Adata XPG SX8000 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD review

OUR VERDICT Adata proves that it’s not just big names like Samsung, Intel or Toshiba that can making incredibly fast NVMe M.2 drives. For gamers

First Drive Review : The Volvo S90 Sedan and V90 Wagon Are Swedish for ‘Sexy’

The Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon aren’t the vehicles that will save the Swedish automaker from the same fate that befell its former rival,

Mercedes-AMG E63 first drive: The luxe lunatic

There are only handful of car buyers in this world that require their daily drive to develop 604bhp, pack the latest semi-autonomous driving functionality and

2018 Audi TT RS First Drive

Get ready for trouble: the 2018 Audi TT RS is most definitely going to stir up some problems among the new Porsche Cayman S, Mustang

2017 HONDA CR-V FIRST DRIVE

Honda’s brawny people-mover gets beefier but it also gets a smoother ride for its latest iteration. Honda is in the midst of a product renaissance.

Maserati Levante first drive: Taking the luxe offroad

When you think Maserati, you probably think if its thoroughbred Italian racing heritage, the glamour and slick sports car lines. It was perhaps totally fitting,

2017 Cadillac CT6 Premium Review: Let’s Call It a Comeback

Cadillac’s reinvention from has-been to vital luxury brand has been one of the biggest automotive stories of the past decade. But it’s a story that’s

Glyph Atom SSD review

THE GOOD: The Atom SSD is superfast and supports USB-C. The drive is compact, light and rugged and includes cables for both new and old

Ford Focus RS v Subaru WRX STI v Volkswagen Golf R Comparison : Road Test

Think turbocharged, four-wheel-drive cars and it’s hard not to picture rally monsters flying over jumps and sliding through forests millimetres from trees. These days, though, buyers

10 Cars You Absolutely Don’t Want to Buy Used

Should you buy new or used? For car shoppers, it’s one of the eternal questions, but it’s not all that simple. When we looked at

2018 Holden Commodore Review : New Opel Insignia driven in Australia

Don’t worry, you don’t need to get your eyes checked. You read it right, we’ve just driven the 2018 Holden Commodore, in prototype form –

2016 NISSAN ALTIMA SL REVIEW

HIGHS Solid engine power One of the best continuously variable transmissions on the market Comfortable and quiet Good safety story Excellent value for your dollar

2017 Panamera Turbo and 4S technical details

Overview, concept and design – The all-new 2017 Porsche Panamera epitomizes, to me, what a true four-door sports sedan ought to be: bad to its

Best SSDs to buy in 2016 : 9 SATA, M.2 and PCI-E SSDs for all budgets

An SSD is the single best and simplest upgrade you can make to any PC or laptop without replacing the processor or graphics card. In