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2016 Chevrolet SS V8 – An OZ Import the kind we want more of

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra An Australian import, the Holden Commodore SS, originally marketed in the US as the Pontiac G8 until the demise of the Pontiac brand, the Chevrolet SS has been a powerful 'conventional sedan'. Driven by the LS3 engine from Corvette fame, this car is no slouch, and it makes this very clear ...

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2016 Chevrolet Cruz RS

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra The Chevrolet Cruz in this 2016 guise is a very well balanced, homogeneous design. It features the latest iteration of the Chevrolet fascia, combining the double grille with much detail in the jewelry. On the sides it is relatively conservative, but well proportioned and solid, so nothing ...

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2016 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra The XC60 on the exterior seemed to be a face-liftet version of an older design, certainly compared to our most recent S60 T5 evaluation. Though the design is clearly dated in it's main body lines, the new snout and changes to the rear made it clearly a family of the S60. I personally think ...

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New Generation 2016 Kia Optima Eco

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra Ever since the concept for the new Kia Optima was shows as a Sportsback at the Geneva Motor Show in 2015 I was looking forward to seeing the real car in person. Of course it would not be the Sportsback version, but I wanted to know how much they were willing to change a winning product. ...

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The Awesome 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription – In all Colors of White

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra I must admit that I was floored. The Volvo XC90 T8 Inscription's first impression was of a big V8 SUV in the line of the similar products from GM and Ford, oversized gas guzzling mammoths with a forced hint of luxury that really was not. Og how wrong I was. This is by far not one of those ...

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2016 Chevrolet Trax LTZ Black Edition

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra Significantly difficult to photograph in the bright California sunshine due to its black color, this Chevrolet Trax LTZ offered a lot of different impressions. The biggest one for me was the size. From seeing the images and videos, this is quite a cute little car to zoom around town ...

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2016 Nissan Altima SL

Text and photos by Cor Steenstra It's a significant statement that the current Nissan Altima SL has withstood the test of time so well over the past 4 years. With a design language that clearly was pushing the boundaries at the time, the few minor facelift retouches we see on this 2016 version proves that the ...