Automotive Reviews

The Motor Report's expert team of experienced industry and motoring journalists bring you vehicle reviews with product performance, pricing and comparison information you can trust. Our mission is to be Australia's most trusted independent automotive online resource for new car buyers, to provide unbiased, accurate, expert and considered information so that making the right vehicle purchasing decision for your needs and budgets is easy. If we think it's a good buy we'll tell you; if we think there are better buys, we'll also tell you. We're resolutely independent, and don't duck any issue to please any manufacturer.

2016 Kia Optima Si REVIEW | Well Configured And Quietly Capable

Kia Optima Si REVIEW, Price, Features | Kia’s Solid Citizen, Packed With Features

THERE’S NO MYSTERY BEHIND KIA’S GROWING GLOBAL SALES SUCCESS - IT IS BEING DRIVEN BY SMART CAPABLE PROD...

Jul 23, 2016 (5 days ago)
Tesla Outlines Its Next Steps: A Compact SUV, Commercial Vehicles, Solar Charging And Cars Which Make You Money

Tesla Outlines Its Next Steps: A Compact SUV, Commercial Vehicles, Solar Charging And Cars Which Make You Money

Tesla chief Elon Musk has outlined phase two for the electric car company he started almost a decade ago. Leading the...

Jul 22, 2016 (7 days ago)
TAC Unveils 'Graham' - The 'Ideal Man' For Survival On The Roads

TAC Unveils 'Graham' - Its Latest Helper In The Fight Against Road Death And Trauma

His name is 'Graham' and he is the latest road safety initiative from Victoria’s Transport Accident C...

Jul 22, 2016 (7 days ago)
Small Car Showdown – 2016 Honda Civic RS v Volkswagen Golf Highline Comparison Test

2016 Honda Civic RS v 2016 Volkswagen Golf Highline: Best New Civic In Years, Against Europe’s Class Leader

WITH THE NEW HONDA CIVIC, ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNISABLE SMALL CARS IN THE MARKET SUDDENLY LEAPS GENERATIONS AHEAD. It&rsq...

Jul 22, 2016 (7 days ago)
2017 Hyundai Sonata Update - Price and Features For Australia

2017 Hyundai Sonata Update - Price and Features For Australia

Hyundai has given its mid-size Sonata sedan range a revamp for the 2017 model year, slightly tweaking specifications acr...

Jul 22, 2016 (7 days ago)
Germany To Legislate Black Box Data Recorders For Autonomous Vehicles

Germany To Legislate Black Box Data Recorders For Autonomous Vehicles

Germany’s transport ministry looks set to introduce legislation which would require data recorders, similar to an ...

Jul 22, 2016 (7 days ago)
McLaren To Launch Race-Ready LT Sub-Brand, Revive Iconic F1

McLaren To Launch Race-Ready LT Sub-Brand, Revive Iconic F1

British sports car firm, McLaren is looking to step up operations, with reports out of the UK indicating that ...

Jul 21, 2016 (7 days ago)
2017 BMW 1 Series Range Updated With New Engines And Equipment

2017 BMW 1 Series Range Updated With New Engines And Equipment

BMW has applied of series of rolling updates to its 1 Series small car range, including BMW’s new-generation four-...

Jul 21, 2016 (7 days ago)
BMW Launches M3 And M4 Competition And Limited Edition 30 Years M3

BMW Launches M3 And M4 Competition And Limited Edition 30 Years M3

A trio of enhanced BMW M vehicles have been announced as the German giant celebrates 30 years since the launch...

Jul 21, 2016 (7 days ago)
All-New Infiniti QX50 To Herald ‘World-First’ Petrol Engine Technology

All-New Infiniti QX50 To Herald ‘World-First’ Petrol Engine Technology

Expect some ground-breaking all-new engines from Infiniti to debut as early as late next year with the replacement for t...

Jul 21, 2016 (7 days ago)
Australian-Developed ‘Greener’ Magnesium Production A Certainty For Automotive Use

Australian-Developed ‘Greener’ Magnesium Production A Certainty For Automotive Use

The CSIRO and Enirgi Group have announced a new technology for the production of magnesium which uses up to 80 percent l...

Jul 21, 2016 (8 days ago)
Mazda2 Hatch Recalled Over Potential Fuel Tank Leak

Mazda2 Hatch Recalled Over Potential Fuel Tank Leak

Mazda has issued a recall for its Mazda2 hatch, due to a potential fault with the vehicle’s fuel tank. The reca...

Jul 21, 2016 (8 days ago)
Study Finds Takata ‘Fudged’ Airbag Test Results Reported To Honda

Study Finds Takata ‘Fudged’ Airbag Test Results Reported To Honda

Another day, another chapter in the Takata airbag recall catastrophe – and this time it’s Honda on the front...

Jul 20, 2016 (8 days ago)
Tesla Announces Starting Price for 2016 Model X 60D

Tesla Announces Starting Price for 2016 Model X 60D

Tesla has lifted the lid on its 2016 Model X, offering pricing for the entry-level 60D variant ahead of a wider announce...

Jul 20, 2016 (9 days ago)
Next-Gen Holden Colorado To Be Basis for Wrangler-Style GMC Offroader - Report

Next-Gen Holden Colorado To Be Basis for Wrangler-Style GMC Offroader - Report

General Motors is reportedly planning to transform its GMC truck division into a Jeep-rivalling, SUV-focused offshoot, a...

Jul 20, 2016 (9 days ago)
2016 Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo REVIEW | Track Testing Hyundai's Oddity... (Be Surprised)

Hyundai Veloster Street Turbo Track REVIEW | Not A Bad Little Rabbit On Track

YES, RUNNING THE 2016 HYUNDAI VELOSTER STREET TURBO ON A RACETRACK OPENS UP A WHOLE NEW SET OF CONSIDERATIONS ABOUT...

Jul 20, 2016 (9 days ago)
2016 Subaru Forester tS REVIEW, Price, Features | STI Handling, And Dutifully Brisk

2016 Subaru Forester tS REVIEW, Price, Features | STI Handling, And Dutifully Brisk

TURBOCHARGED PETROL VERSIONS OF THE SUBARU FORESTER HAVE GATHERED A SMALL BUT LOYAL FOLLOWING OVER THE YEARS, and this l...

Jul 20, 2016 (9 days ago)
Peugeot Turns On “Winter Warmer” Special Offers

Peugeot Turns On “Winter Warmer” Special Offers

In case you needed an incentive to drag yourself away from the warmth of your heater and into a Peugeot showroom, Peugeo...

Jul 19, 2016 (9 days ago)
Latest Recalls From Holden, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz

Latest Recalls From Holden, Infiniti, and Mercedes-Benz

Three more manufacturers have added to 2016’s growing recall list, this time for three separate and unrelated issu...

Jul 19, 2016 (10 days ago)
2016 Volkswagen Tiguan - Price and Features For Australia

2016 Volkswagen Tiguan - Price and Features For Australia

Volkswagen Australia has revealed pricing and full specifications for the all-new Tiguan range ahead of its launch in Se...

Jul 19, 2016 (10 days ago)