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Hyundai Tucson Video Review

The Hyundai Tucson was released in May 2015, spanning the price range $30,490 to $45,490 in Australia (not including on-road costs). The new Tucson replaces the ageing ix35 - and is light years ahead in terms of its execution overall - and while two of the powertrains carry forward, there's a new 1.6 turbo petrol engine shoehorned straight in from Veloster - it's a cracker.

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review - Part 3

All SUVs are not created equal on the crashworthiness front. So how does the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe hope to compete with premium brands like Jeep, Audi and Land Rover? The answer might shock you. The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe really does deliver on safety. It gets five stars - independently determined by ANCAP. The books, thankfully, can not be cooked on five-star crashworthiness - as some other SUV manufacturers have discovered. You won’t believe which vehicles fail to measure up.

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Review - Part 2

In this review: The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander versus key competitors. Maybe - just maybe - an upstart from South Korea can be authentically David, against Goliaths from Japan and Europe. If you want upmarket family transport, good value, reasonable performance and seven seats - you need to put the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander on your list.

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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Automatic Reverse Parking System Review

The 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander is not the first - or the only - vehicle to offer automatic reverse parking, but it is the first Hyundai that can measure the spot, handle the steering and guide you through the entire reverse parking process. The big question is: Can a handful of silicone chips and a few actuators can out-park a human? Let's find out.

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2015 Ford Territory Review

The Ford Territory is Australia’s only locally designed and built SUV - and the latest model Ford Territory has just been released. Production will cease in 2016 when the Ford factory closes for ever - the badge might continue, but the Australian Ford Territory will die. Should you rush out and buy one? Predictably enough, Ford says the new SZ Mark II Territory is a winner, but the reality is, Territory sales went into free-fall in 2014, and in response they’ve slashed the price. It’s desperation stuff. The truth is, the Ford Territory is a train wreck. 

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2015 Jeep Cherokee Review

You are definitely going to get noticed in the latest Jeep Cherokee. It’s designed to polarise opinion - so you’re either going to love it or hate it. There’s not much in between. Jeep Cherokees have been a salient feature of the Australian automotive landscape for two decades now. But a lot has changed. The Jeep Cherokee returned to Australia in 1994 after a bit of a hiatus. And this new Cherokee is making 53 per cent more power with 20 per cent less engine - that’s pretty impressive.

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