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  • 2014 Walkinshaw Supercharged V8 : 500kW And 550kW - Release The Beast

    What’s hot: Gut-busting power and torque, blistering performance, sensational sound. What’s not: The ‘whole enchilada’ is a bit boofy; massive thirst when tapped. X-FACTOR: N...

     

    POSTED SUN, 12 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

     
  • 2013 Holden Barina Spark, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Micra, Suzuki Alto And Volkswagen Up! Comparison

    2013 TMR SUB-LIGHT HATCHBACK COMPARISON REVIEW Models Tested: Holden Barina Spark CD, Mitsubishi Mirage ES, Nissan Micra ST, Suzuki Alto GL and Volkswagen Up! Photos: John Wilson and...

     

    POSTED FRI, 12 APR, 2013

     
  • 2013 Holden Volt

    2013 HOLDEN VOLT REVIEW Vehicle Style: Long-Range Electric Vehicle Price: $59,990  (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy listed: 1.2 l/100km | tested: 0.0 l/100km OVERVIEW When we last dro...

     

    POSTED THU, 28 MAR, 2013

     
  • Infiniti M35h, Lexus GS 450h and BMW ActiveHybrid 5 Comparison Test

    Luxury Hybrid Comparison Test Variants Reviewed Model Power (combined) Fuel Use (listed) Fuel Use (tested) BMW Acti...

     

    POSTED FRI, 8 MAR, 2013

     
  • 2013 Honda Jazz Hybrid Launch

    2013 HONDA JAZZ HYBRID REVIEW What’s hot: Australia’s most affordable hybrid; same Jazz appeal and practicality. What’s not: CVT groans when pushed, uses 0.6 l/1...

     

    POSTED TUE, 26 FEB, 2013

     
  • 2013 BMW Activehybrid 3

    2013 BMW 3 SERIES REVIEW Vehicle Style: Luxury mid-size sedan. Price: $97,700  (plus on-roads), $108,560 (as tested) Fuel Economy claimed: 5.9 l/100km | tested: 9.9 l/100km OVERVIEW...

     

    POSTED MON, 24 DEC, 2012

     
  • 2013 Infiniti M35h GT Premium

    2013 INFINITI M REVIEW Vehicle Style: Large hybrid luxury sedan Price: $99,900  (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 6.9 l/100km | tested:10.3 l/100km OVERVIEW Infiniti’s a...

     

    POSTED TUE, 11 DEC, 2012

     
  • 2012 Toyota Prius C i-Tech

    2012 TOYOTA PRIUS C REVIEW  Vehicle Style: Five-door light hatchback hybrid Price: $26,990  (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 3.9 l/100km | tested: 4.5 l/100km OVERVIEW S...

     

    POSTED MON, 26 NOV, 2012

     
  • 2013 Holden Volt Technology

    HOLDEN VOLT REVIEW What’s Hot: A new standard for everyday, ultra-efficient motoring What’s Not: $59,990 price of entry still beyond mainstream buyers X-Factor: The pinnacle of on-...

     

    POSTED THU, 13 SEP, 2012

     
  • 2013 Holden Volt First Drive

    HOLDEN VOLT REVIEW Vehicle style: Range-extender EV small hatch Price: $59,990 plus on-roads Engine: 1.4 litre 16-valve petrol 4cyl, two electric drive motors, 16.5kW/h battery. Torque: 111k...

     

    POSTED FRI, 31 AUG, 2012

     
  • 2012 Volkswagen 'Think Blue' Fuel Economy Challenge

    VOLKSWAGEN THINK BLUE CHALLENGE What’s Hot: Seemingly defying physics by obeying... er, physics. What’s Not: Driving in Canberra’s winter with the heater off X-Factor: The mo...

     

    POSTED FRI, 17 AUG, 2012

     
  • 2012 Ford Falcon G6 EcoBoost

    FORD FALCON ECOBOOST G6 REVIEW Vehicle Style: large sedan Price: $40,835 (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy claimed: 8.5 l/100km | tested: 9.2 l/100km OVERVIEW The Ford Falcon is a stal...

     

    POSTED FRI, 10 AUG, 2012

     
 

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