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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.

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.