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2016 Kia Sportage SX T GDI

Purely coincidentally the new 2016 Kia Sportage was scheduled right after the previously reviewed VW Tiguan. They clearly operate in the same market segment, aim for the same audience, so it was very appropriate to do the inevitable comparison of both vehicles. To be honest, there could be much more of a difference between ...

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2016 VW Tiguan

Admittedly, I have been a VW fan since my early childhood. My dad's first car was a used VW Beetle, his first new car was a 1972 VW Beetle, he subsequently had a 411, anew Passat Variant followed by a Beetle and a Polo for us kids and another Passat before he switched to Nissan. VW owners are loyal people and the company ...

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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 ...