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Who would have thought that Mahindra would have been so popular in 2023?

Many of you no longer simply read car reviews or news these days. An increasing number head straight for the video content, whether it’s for a one-off review or to check out everything that we’ve covered recently.

So we have pulled together the top 10 list of the most viewed CarsGuide videos of 2023.

But, as you’ll see it’s not just car reviews that people are hungry for when it comes to our video content. Social media and news video content have also been popular this year.

10. 2024 Ford Ranger review: Platinum | New luxury dual-cab ute / pick-up levels up beyond Toyota HiLux?

When Ford launches a super-lux version of the massively popular Ranger ute, it’s going to be a big deal. And so it was with the Ranger Platinum, which adds high-end features and materials and retails for a touch under $80,000, making it the priciest Ranger money can buy - excluding the Raptor.

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9. 3 months with EV6! 2023 Kia EV6 electric car review: GT-Line AWD | Should you buy a Hyundai Ioniq 5?

The Kia EV6 made quite the splash when it arrived back in early 2022. Since then the Hyundai Ioniq 5 cousin has been a big seller and CarsGuide’s Tom White spent three months with one to see if, among other things, it’s capable of making you a coffee!

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8. Ford Everest vs Isuzu MU-X vs Mitsubishi Pajero Sport: 2023 comparison review - 4WD off-road test

Now this was one popular comparison test! Off-road-capable ladder-frame SUVs are big business in Australia, and three of the top sellers are the Ford Everest, Isuzu MU-X and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport - but which one comes out on top?

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7. GWM Tank 300 Hybrid 2023 review: China's new petrol-electric 4WD off-roader takes on Jeep Wrangler!

Speaking of off-road-capable SUVs - here’s another one! This time it’s GWM’s recently launched Tank sub-brand and its first model, the 300. A Jeep Wrangler rival, the Tank 300 is an intriguing proposition that adds a hybrid option to the 4x4 set.

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6. Toyota RAV4 Hybrid v Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Nissan X-Trail ePower: 2023 comparison review test

Medium-sized family SUVs sell by the truckload in Australia and with good reason. Add in hybrid powertrains and there’s even more demand among family buyers after a greener alternative. These three impressive offerings made for a tight finish, too.

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5. 2024 Toyota Prado walk-around preview: Engines, design, more detailed for new LandCruiser 250 Series

Proving the power of the Prado, this short video by our very own Chris Thompson is a bit of a walk-around of the new-gen Toyota off-roader at its first appearance in Australia, and it was one of our most viewed videos of the year.

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4. 2024 Toyota Prado preview! Engines, price, timing, design and everything else to expect from new 4WD

Before the new Prado was revealed, a few of us got together to discuss everything we know about the model, including expected timing, pricing, engine line-up and more, and it was a very popular video.

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3. India's family SUV! 2023 Mahindra XUV700 review: New 7-seat rival to Honda CR-V arrives in Australia

Mark 2023 as the year that Mahindra finally struck a chord with Australian car buyers. The Indian giant has been a relative minnow in Australia, but that is set to change with two new models that launched this year, including the XUV700 family SUV.

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2. 2023 Mahindra XUV700 review: A cut-price alternative to Nissan X-Trail and Mitsubishi Outlander SUVs

The XUV700 hit quite the high in the second and third spot on the most watched list. This particular video was filmed at Mahindra’s testing track in India ahead of the Australian launch, but the Mahindra love doesn’t stop here.

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1. 2023 Mahindra Scorpio review: New 6-seat SUV rises to Ford Everest 4WD challenge in off-road test

That’s right, Mahindra takes all three spots on the podium for 2023. This video review was from the Australian launch of the Mahindra Scorpio off-road SUV, and while it was an unexpected inclusion, it shows the power of the brand.

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