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2016 Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius REVIEW | Who Rules At The Bowser?

is the world's best-selling hybrid still king-of-the-heap for real-world fuel economy, or can a super-efficient lightweight diesel knock it off its perch? we put the new diesel-engined citroen...

POSTED SUN, 10 APR, 2016

2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e | The PHEV SUV Comes Of Age

while hybrid vehicles, especially plug-in hybrids like the 2016 bmw x5 xdrive40e, are not yet mainstream, there’s no doubt they’re on the rise. in australia, which lacks green-vehicle i...

POSTED WED, 6 APR, 2016

2016 Toyota Prius REVIEW | Still The Defining Hybrid... And Still The Leader

a poster car for enviromentalists everywhere, toyota's new 2016 prius refines the 'green motoring' recipe and remains the defining car of the hybrid/ev age. a p...

POSTED THU, 10 MAR, 2016

Tesla Model S P90D REVIEW - The Future Is Now

it’s a peculiar sensation, driving the tesla model s p90d. knowing i have nearly 1000nm of torque and 350kw at my beck and call, the ability to win stop light drag races against anything but the...

POSTED THU, 25 FEB, 2016

2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron REVIEW – This PHEV is FAB

of all the plug-in hybrids on sale, audi's a3 e-tron presents the best case for ev motoring with a bit of flair. it challenges preconceived notions that hybrids are boring and doesn&r...

POSTED MON, 1 FEB, 2016

2015 Toyota Prius V review - Low On Thirst, Low On Appeal

facelifted for 2015, the toyota prius v puts a seemingly winning pitch to buyers. the ability to shift seven bodies in a vehicle with official fuel consumption of 4.4 litres per 100 kilometres makes f...

POSTED MON, 26 OCT, 2015

2015 Peugeot 308 Allure Auto - Much, Much, Better Than You Think

talk about coming out of left field – peugeot’s 308 has absolutely surprised us for its capability and appeal. a ‘golf clone’, it has real verve at the wheel and a very sm...

POSTED TUE, 15 SEP, 2015

2016 Audi A3 e-tron REVIEW - Putting A Premium Spin On The PHEV

audi touts its new plug-in hybrid a3 e-tron as a vehicle that will change the world, not change the way you drive. after a quick stint behind the wheel, there’s no reason to disagree. exactly...

POSTED FRI, 28 AUG, 2015

2015 Toyota Camry Altise Hybrid : A Smart Alternative To Diesel Mid-Sizers

toyota’s camry is about as well known as parenthood and sausage-sizzles, but the hidden jewels in the range may just be the fuel-sipping hybrid models. offering big car space with light car fuel...

POSTED FRI, 7 AUG, 2015

Honda Accord Sport Hybrid : Green Serenity

what’s hot: new-gen hybrid technology, most fuel-efficient car in its class, comfortable interior and luxury ride. what’s not: hybrid drivetrain comes with a steep price premium, petrol e...

POSTED WED, 17 JUN, 2015

Holden Astra VXR : 2015 Track Test

what’s hot: bang-for-buck quotient is huge, stellar handling, powerful engine  what’s not: getting old now, messy infotainment interface and sub-par interior quality  x-factor:...

POSTED SUN, 3 MAY, 2015

2015 Tesla Model S P85+ : Jack Of All Trades, Master Of All

what’s hot: astonishing performance, green credentials, spacious cabin, the list goes on... what’s not: sat nav optional on a six-figure car? why? x-factor: the tesla model s p85+ p...

POSTED THU, 11 DEC, 2014

2015 BMW i3 : Best City Car Ever Created

what’s hot: lively acceleration, liberty from petrol stations, cool interior. what’s not: firm ride, overly-sensitive steering, lacking luggage space. x-factor: the i3 shows the wor...

POSTED TUE, 9 DEC, 2014

2015 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Bluetec Hybrid Launch

what's hot: no packaging compromises, seamless transition between electric and diesel power, superb interior. what's not: noisy at idle, couldn’t get close to fuel economy cla...

POSTED THU, 4 DEC, 2014

2015 BMW i3 : EV Motoring Gets Premium Touch

what’s hot: nimble around town, ability to bypass fuel stations, cabin design, driveability what’s not: small boot, range won't silence ev critics, bouncy suspension at high spee...

POSTED THU, 13 NOV, 2014

Renault Twizy : Clean, Green, Smart... And We Can't Have It

what’s hot: fantastic fun, as ‘green’ as a lentil burger, has a roof and seatbelts (unlike a scooter). what’s not: it can’t be registered... yet. (time to wake up your l...

POSTED THU, 23 OCT, 2014

Audi A3 e-tron: Specifications, Price Guide and Pre-Launch Drive

what’s hot: rapid acceleration, beautiful chassis balance, the future… right here. what’s not: no room for a spare tyre, 150kg heavier than standard a3. x-factor: this is no &lsqu...

POSTED MON, 25 AUG, 2014

2014 Renault Megane : GT-Line Hatch

august 12, 2014 what’s hot: beautifully-sorted chassis and handling, impressive turbo engine. what’s not: limited rear legroom; audio-control hidden behind the wheel. x-factor: euro s...

POSTED TUE, 12 AUG, 2014

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class : S300 BlueTEC Hybrid

2014 mercedes s-class hybrid review what’s hot: impressive tractability, cosseting ride, impeccable presentation. what’s not: engine is a little coarse, not as efficient as listed...

POSTED WED, 18 JUN, 2014

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV : The Fuel Economy Run

2014 mitsubishi outlander review vehicle style: plug-in electric medium suv price: $47,490 (outlander phev), $52,490 (outlander phev aspire) engine/trans: 87kw/186nm 2.0 litre petrol four + two...

POSTED THU, 27 MAR, 2014