Road tests / Car Reviews: Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country 2014

Posted on April 12th, 2014

It may sit 40mm higher than a standard V40 hatch but the all-wheel-drive V40 T5 Cross Country pictured here is more of a crossover hot hatch than a hardcore off-road SUV. Don’t let the raised Read More

Holden Malibu CDX 2014 second review

Posted on April 9th, 2014

Our previous Malibu CDX arrived at Car and SUV test headquarters last August. Eight months on we’re revisiting it to see if we’re still as impressed. The Malibu is a large car masquerading as a Read More

Abarth EsseEsse 500c 2014 review

Posted on March 27th, 2014

I knew I looked a little odd in the Fiat 500 from the moment I picked it up. I am six foot and sized like a long-retired prop. In a car the size of a Read More

Toyota 86 RC 2014 review

Posted on March 27th, 2014

When you’ve eaten the salmon terrine for the entrée and the rib eye fillet for the main, you don’t ask how many calories the crème brulee has because that’s ridiculous. Therefore I don’t care what Read More

Living with a Holden Volt – part one and two

Posted on March 20th, 2014

Car and SUV recently handed back Holden’s Volt plug-in electric/hybrid vehicle after a two-month extended test drive. Why did we do this? Because we already knew we liked the vehicle. We drove it on arrival Read More

Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Overland 2014 review

Posted on March 20th, 2014

For those people who aren’t familiar with the origins of the Jeep brand, the Overland name dates back to the 1900s. John Willys bought the brand from another company and created the Willys-Overland motor company Read More

Jaguar F-Type convertible 2014 review

Posted on March 19th, 2014

It has been a long time coming but the new Jaguar F-Type convertible is absolutely the spiritual successor to the iconic E-Type roadster which was first launched in the 1960’s. It’s about time. The Jaguar Read More

Suzuki: 2014 SX4 S Cross 1.6 LTD 2WD review

Posted on March 17th, 2014

There are no pretentions when you get a Suzuki. You know what you’re getting yourself into as you can be pretty sure you’re going to drive a car that provides a large amount of bang Read More