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.

New car review: 2015 Volkswagen Passat

Last year was a tough one for Volkswagen. In fact, the company simply won’t be the same again following the diesel emissions scandal.

Before that, there were DSG gearbox problems and other engine issues. Now, there is little doubt Volkswagen has more motivation than ever to keep its name out the negative press.

New Car Review: 2016 Mazda MX-5 2.0-litre

In 2016, it’s little surprise that so many of life’s pleasures come from activities where technology and convenience have been stripped away.

Stomping on grapes for their juice would be one, as would walking over to someone to talk to them face-to-face. Even using a telephone for actual voice-talking would be a novelty for some. The same applies to driving.