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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

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

what’s hot: remarkable user-friendly technology. what’s not: pricey, and there's no spare: only an all-but-useless inflator kit with a bottle of ‘goo’. x-factor: the abil...

POSTED MON, 24 MAR, 2014

2014 Blade S Electric Car

blade s electric vehicle review what's hot: it's recycled, it's electric, and australian made. if it was any greener it would be made of grass; 200km of commuting a week costs $2.4...

POSTED MON, 3 MAR, 2014

2013 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Hybrid Launch

2013 mercedes e-class hybrid review what's hot: amazing fuel numbers; e-class style and comfort with willing power. what's not: a $10k price deficit you’ll never ‘earn&r...

POSTED WED, 24 JUL, 2013

2013 Volkswagen Think Blue Fuel Economy Challenge

2013 volkswagen think blue fuel economy challenge variants reviewed model power/torque fuel use (listed) golf 103 tsi highlin...

POSTED TUE, 25 JUN, 2013