No-one at Holden Australia was prepared to admit that a swath of big changes for the Colorado family - one-tonne ute and seven-seater wagon - are a reaction to the 2012 originals being found wanting when measured against a ''certain other''.
Sales are booming in the SUV segment this year, but with an array of highly capable models to choose from, new arrivals must be good to get a look in. David Thomson sees how the latest Ford Kuga shapes up.
If the Kia Sorento Premium Diesel that featured in Drivesouth a few months back held appeal, but was a little big and a little costly to fit your bill, then the flagship diesel variant of the company's smaller Sportage could just be the answer.
Does this car look in some way familiar? That's right, a white Kia Rio adorned with green wavy lines on its flanks and prominent ISG lettering at the base of the rear doors featured in Drivesouth late last year.
Weird day, May 23: Driving into the Snowy Mountains in a new-hope Holden, switching on the radio to hear that Ford Australia is upping sticks and realising, there and then, that the car you are in is almost certainly the last of a kind.