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2017 Kia Picanto S Review | Light Hatch Is Big On Value And Fun
2017 Kia Picanto S Review | Light Hatch Is Big On Value And Fun

Once we were warriors. It could be a film about the micro hatchback segment that used to be brimming with action but tod...

Aug 22, 2017 (5 hours ago)
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTI Performance & Golf R Mark 7.5 First Drive Review | The Hot Hatch Is Alive And Well
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTI Performance & Golf R Mark 7.5 First Drive Review | The Hot Hatch Is Alive And Well

Considering just how many small hatchbacks are sold on the basis of cut-price deals and large-scale fleet contracts it m...

Aug 18, 2017 (4 days ago)
2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive Review | An All-Weather Hot Hatch For The Whole Family
2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive Review | An All-Weather Hot Hatch For The Whole Family

Sports cars and SUVs couldn't be more different if they tried. Despite both containing the S-word, the former is des...

Aug 18, 2017 (4 days ago)
2018 Peugeot 3008 First Drive Review | France Makes Its Mark On The Medium SUV Class
2018 Peugeot 3008 First Drive Review | France Makes Its Mark On The Medium SUV Class

Peugeot has has an interesting history with SUVs. Its first foray into the softroader class came via a pair of rebadged ...

Aug 17, 2017 (5 days ago)
2017 Mazda CX-3 Akari Diesel Review | Tiny SUV Is An Expensive Proposition
2017 Mazda CX-3 Akari Diesel Review | Tiny SUV Is An Expensive Proposition

Taking the road less travelled has long been an SUV theme, but for different reasons it applies to the 2017 Mazda CX-3 A...

Aug 14, 2017 (8 days ago)
2017 Renault Trafic Crew Review | Commercial Van-cum-People-Mover Has Plenty Of Space For the Whole family
2017 Renault Trafic Crew Review | Commercial Van-cum-People-Mover Has Plenty Of Space For The Family

Everything in life is a compromise. If that sounds like a glass-half-empty statement then the 2017 Renault Trafic Crew a...

Aug 10, 2017 (12 days ago)
2017 Toyota Yaris SX Auto Review | Fresh-Faced And Even Safer - If You’re Prepared to Pay
2017 Toyota Yaris SX Auto Review | Fresh-Faced And Even Safer - If You’re Prepared to Pay

The 2017 Toyota Yaris has been given a third chance at sales success in Australia, getting yet another makeover to keep ...

Aug 9, 2017 (13 days ago)
2017 Kia Rio SLi Review | Less Is More For Kia’s Serious Light Hatch
2017 Kia Rio SLi Review | Less Is More For Kia’s Serious Light Hatch

Kia’s newest Rio light hatch represents a big change of direction for the South Korean small car. It's more se...

Aug 6, 2017 (16 days ago)
 

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Continental Re-Thinks The Disc Brake To Better Suit EV Applications
Continental Re-Thinks The Disc Brake To Better Suit EV Applications

Although Continental is probably best know as a tyre-maker, the German company is also a supplier of all kinds of automo...

Aug 22, 2017 (39 minutes ago)
2018 BMW M5 Makes Its Official Debut
2018 BMW M5 Makes Its Official Debut

BMW has revealed its latest executive express with the official unveiling of the M5 sedan - the first fully-fledged M se...

Aug 22, 2017 (44 minutes ago)
Skoda Adds Diesel Kodiaq To Australian Range
Skoda Adds Diesel Kodiaq To Australian Range

With the petrol-powered Skoda Kodiaq having arrived just over two months ago, Skoda has now completed the set with the a...

Aug 22, 2017 (6 hours ago)
Ken Okuyama Kode Zero One-Off Is An Aventador As You’ve Never Seen It Before
Ken Okuyama Kode Zero One-Off Is An Aventador As You’ve Never Seen It Before

Multi-million dollar classic cars are hardly a rare occurrence at Pebble Beach during Monterey Car Week, but tomorrow&rs...

Aug 21, 2017 (1 day ago)
Volkswagen EV-Push To Revive The Kombi
Volkswagen EV-Push To Revive The Kombi

Admirers of Volkswagen’s iconic Kombi will be heartened to hear that the generation-defining Microbus is set to ma...

Aug 21, 2017 (1 day ago)
Volkswagen Adds Tiguan Adventure To SUV Range
Volkswagen Adds Tiguan Adventure To SUV Range

Volkswagen has expanded its Tiguan medium SUV range with the addition of a new Tiguan Adventure model, creating a more r...

Aug 21, 2017 (1 day ago)
Mazda Patent Suggests New Triple-Charge Engine In The Works
Mazda Patent Suggests New Triple-Charge Engine In The Works

Mazda has reportedly continued with its push to squeeze every ounce of life out of the internal combustion engine with a...

Aug 21, 2017 (1 day ago)
Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet Is Both Ultra-Luxe And Ultra-Green
Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet Is Both Ultra-Luxe And Ultra-Green

Mercedes-Benz has established a new tradition for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, unveiling its second Merce...

Aug 21, 2017 (1 day ago)
 

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