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​Darren Moody puts the new Kia Cerato GT to the test. Read more

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With a brand new look and safety features to match, find out what Darren Moody thought of the Mitsubishi T​riton. Read more

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It's not just good looks and smooth performance when you get behind the wheel of the fourth generation Mazda 3, writes Alex Luttrell. Rea​d more​


​Darren Moody has tested the new Hyundai IONIQ and found its range would be more than​ adequate for the majority of Tasmanian day-to-day and commute driving. Read more

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Stylish and full of features, f​ind out what Darren Moody thought of the brand new Infiniti Q60. Read more

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​​Darren Moody puts the new Subaru Forester to the test and finds it cuts a familiar face in more ways than one. Read more

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Hyundai's popular Tucson recently received a mid-life upgrade to keep pace in the ultracompetitive mid-size SUV category, but did they get it right? Find out what Darren Moody thought. Read more

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​Mazda has introduced a new model to its CX-9 range - the Azami LE, with Mazda looking to bridge the gap between volume seller brands and luxury marques. Read more

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While market competitors catch up, there has been no rest for Mazda, with the release of new improvements to the multi-award winning CX-3 package. Read more

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Is it a mini CX-9 or a maxi CX-5? That’s the question Darren Moody was asking himself after his first experie​nce with the all-new CX-8. ​Read more 

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The new Nissan Qashqai has the practicality of a car designed for families​ or young adventurers, with the elegant comforts of a more superior luxury SUV. Re​​​​​ad More​



The Santa Fe has long been a crowd favourite, notching more than 73,000 sales in Australia over three generations, with the outgoing 3rd model accounting for more than 55% of total sales. Read More 

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​There is something very sophisticated about the new Mazda6. Read More

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 Fresh metal from Mitsubishi has been a bit thin on the ground in recent years, Darren Moody takes the all new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross for a test drive. Read More

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It’s hard to believe we are at Series III already, within three years of Navara’s original launch, but you have to look backwards a little bit to understand why. Read More

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The Peuget 5008 is a French-designed, engineered and built SUV that is more than worthy of a closer look. Read More

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Darren Moody test drives the new Audi RS 5 and finds it does not disappoint. Even without the V8 engine. Read More

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Almost forty years and four generations of Australian-built Holden Commodores has ended, but that isn’t the end of the Commodore nameplate. Read More

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There is no doubt the Captiva was well overdue for replacement and the new Holden Equinox will fill part of the void left by its departure. Read More

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Paula Sward test drives the new Nissan Qashqai and finds it stands with quiet confidence in the crowded small-size SUV market. Read More

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Released earlier this year, the latest generation i30 is pretty well an all-new model with just a little bit of carry-over on some of the drivetrains. Read more


Hyundai has made the leap into the small-size SUV market for the first time with its all-new KONA.  Read more


Curious about owning an electric vehicle? ALICE AGNEW put the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV through its paces in Tasmanian conditions. Read more


Peugeot captured the hearts of many back home with their recent release of the 3008, but will it be received as openly on Australian soil, where most associate the French brand with their smaller vehicles? Read more

Adelaide hosted the launch of the updated Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, Australia’s best-selling Plugin Hybrid Electric Vehicle earlier this year, to provide a glimpse of the significant improvements since the original release three years ago. Read more

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Journeys editor PAULA SWARD takes a drive through the hinterland of Queensland and New South Wales to test out the new Holden Astra Sedan. Read more 


Putting the “X” in flexible. Journeys editor PAULA SWARD test drives the new Subaru XV, labelled as a more fun, more usable SUV  and finds it’s just as good off-road as on. Read more


DARREN MOODY takes the new Audi RS3 for a spin on Tasmania’s roads and the famed Baskerville racetrack and discovers it’s what lies beneath that really brings this vehicle into its own. Read more


Mazda continues to drive to top - When the Mazda CX-3 was first launched just on two years ago, the small SUV class was fledgling, with few contenders and was named Judge’s Choice in the 2015 Australia’s Best Cars awards . Read more.


Updating Australia's favourite SUV comes with its challenges. Change too much and it loses the appeal that made it the best-selling SUV in the country. Don't change enough and the others go past. Did Mazda get it right? Read more​​


Still hankering for something with a bit of performance, but don't want to follow the pack and get into an SUV? Does family mean you need a level of sensibility? Perhaps Subaru has the answer for you. Read more



With safety technology that was reserved for high-end German marques less than a handful of years ago, Skoda has installed Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) in every model in the latest generation Fabia. Read more



Volkswagen Group Australia announces temporary suspension of sales of certain affected vehicles fitted with EA189 diesel engines. Read more


Now in its third generation, the Audi TT still has that unmistakable iconic look. But in isolation it’s difficult to immediately pick the changes in the new car.  Read more

Australia's Best Cars 2014

Australia’s Best Cars is the nation’s most comprehensive and independent, consumer-focused vehi cle testing and awards program . Read more