New car review: 2016 Kia Optima GT

The Kia Optima was the car which began to turn people’s perceptions of South Korean cars upside down when it launched in 2011.

Here was an attractively styled, medium-sized sedan which was chock-full of features, well-made and priced about the same as a well-optioned small car, but boasting a seven-year warranty.

New car review: BMW X1 xDrive25i

BMW’s baby SUV, the X1, arrived in Australia in April 2010 to fill a niche nobody knew existed.

In fact, with the X1, BMW invented the small premium SUV niche so it’s no wonder nobody knew there was one.

New car review: 2015 Suzuki Vitara

It hasn’t been a major player in the baby SUV scene for some time, but a quarter of a century ago, the Suzuki Vitara was one of the segment’s pioneers.

It arrived on the scene way back in 1988, which means the Vitara badge is even older than Toyota’s RAV4, which arrived in Australia six years later.

New car review: 2016 Jaguar F-Type V6S AWD

The most beautiful feline in the Jaguar litter now has the claws of all four paws pulling it down the road.

Yes, Jaguar has managed to squash all-wheel drive under its still-effortlessly beautiful F-Type.

New car review: 2016 Ford Everest

In October this year, Ford will stop making cars here and the Everest is part of its preparation.

It’s a very different seven-seater from the outgoing Territory, though it will mean there’s a seven-pew SUV in the Ford range going forward.