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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.

Haval H9 SUV Earns 4-Star ANCAP Safety Rating

ANCAP - Haval H9 SUV Earns 4-Star Safety Rating

Haval’s entry into the Australian SUV market has seen the H2, H8 and H9 models join the local range to date, and t...

May 25, 2016 (4 days ago)
2016 Kia Cerato REVIEW | Low Key Changes To A Good Value Buy

Kia Cerato REVIEW, Price, Features | 2016 S, S Premium, Si, SLi - Still Smart, Still Good Value

WHEN IT CAME TO UPDATING THE 2016 KIA CERATO, THE IDEA WAS TO SIMPLY TWEAK THE CAR TO KEEP IT FRESH, NOT RE-INVENT IT AN...

May 24, 2016 (4 days ago)
2016 Kia Cerato - Price And Features For Australia

2016 Kia Cerato - Price And Features For Australia

The Kia Cerato hatch and sedan range have been updated for 2016, falling into line with international updates that have ...

May 24, 2016 (4 days ago)
What German Rail Company Deutsche Bahn's Plans For Autonomous Cars Tell Us About The Future

Autonomous Cars - What German Rail Company Deutsche Bahn's Plans Tell Us About The Future

The German Government-owned rail system, Deutsche Bahn, is planning to add autonomous cars to its transport service offe...

May 24, 2016 (4 days ago)
2016 Mazda CX-3 Akari FWD Automatic REVIEW | Do You Really Need 4WD?

Mazda CX-3 REVIEW - 2016 Akari FWD Automatic | 2WD? Just Fine And Dandy...

DO YOU REALLY NEED FOUR-WHEEL-DRIVE IN A COMPACT SUV, OR IS FRONT-WHEEL-DRIVE JUST FINE? And, for that matter, if you...

May 24, 2016 (4 days ago)
Micro Hatch Showdown – Kia Picanto -v- Holden Spark Comparison Test

2016 Kia Picanto -v- Holden Spark REVIEW | Showdown In Tiny Town

THE SALES FIGURES TELL THE STORY FOR THESE TINY TOTS; buyers prefer larger and more expensive hatches from the clas...

May 24, 2016 (4 days ago)
2017 Peugeot 3008 Revealed - All New Everything, With A Bike In The Boot

2017 Peugeot 3008 Revealed - All New Everything, With A Bike In The Boot

Peugeot has lifted the covers off its all-new 3008 medium SUV at a gala event in Paris, with the second-generation ...

May 23, 2016 (5 days ago)
2016 Subaru Forester tS - Price, Features and Specifications

2016 Subaru Forester tS - Price, Features and Specifications

Subaru Australia has announced its performance-SUV, the Forester tS, will arrive in June with a pricetag of $54,990...

May 23, 2016 (5 days ago)
2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X Diesel Arrives In Australia - Price, Features and Specifications

2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X Diesel Arrives In Australia - Price, Features and Specifications

Suzuki Australia has capped off its Vitara small SUV range with the addition of a diesel-engined flagship, which goes on...

May 23, 2016 (5 days ago)
Renault Clio RenaultSport “KZ 01” Leaked, 183kW Pocket Rocket On Its Way?

Renault Clio RS “KZ 01” Leaked, 183kW Pocket Rocket On Its Way?

Renault Sport, the in-house performance arm of French automaker Renault, has reportedly beefed up its Clio RS five-door ...

May 23, 2016 (5 days ago)
Tesla Model 3 Production To Be Fast-Tracked With Cash Injection From Capital Raising

Production Of Tesla Model 3 To Be Boosted With Cash Injection From Tesla Share Offer

Tesla is planning to use a cash injection from a fresh round of stock offers to ramp up its Model 3 production, acc...

May 23, 2016 (5 days ago)
Fuel Consumption, Emissions Performance And Other Fairy Tales

Fuel Consumption, Emissions Performance And Other Fairy Tales

First the Volkswagen Group, then Mitsubishi, and now most recently Suzuki (er… kind of), have admitted to fudging...

May 23, 2016 (5 days ago)
Nissan Tiida Recalled As Part Of Expanded Takata Airbag Program

Nissan Tiida Recalled As Part Of Expanded Takata Airbag Program

The claws of the Takata airbag saga have reached further into Nissan’s model range, with the carmaker forced to ex...

May 23, 2016 (6 days ago)
BMW 2002 Hommage Concept Gives The 2 Series Coupe A Retro Twist

BMW 2002 Hommage Concept Gives The 2 Series Coupe A Retro Twist

Once again BMW has rolled out a retro-themed concept to take to the grass of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Est...

May 21, 2016 (7 days ago)
Autonomous Driving Tech To Add $20k To Car Prices - Volvo

Autonomous Driving Tech To Add $20k To Car Prices - Volvo

Swedish automaker Volvo says incorporating self-driving technology will add around $20,000 to the cost of a car, due to ...

May 20, 2016 (8 days ago)
Honda Set To Celebrate 70th Birthday With New S2000

Honda Set To Celebrate 70th Birthday With New S2000

Honda’s return to its sports car roots looks set to continue with a rumour gathering pace that a new S2000 roadste...

May 20, 2016 (8 days ago)
Greens Reveal EV Incentive Plan - Free Registration, Charging Infrastructure Funding

Greens Reveal EV Incentive Plan - Free Registration, Charging Infrastructure Funding

The Australian Greens has announced a radical plan to accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in Australia by incre...

May 20, 2016 (8 days ago)
Genesis Product Plan Revealed - Six Model Range Ready By 2020

Genesis Product Plan Revealed - Six Model Range Ready By 2020

Hyundai announced the impending separation of its Genesis luxury arm into a stand-alone luxury brand late in 2015, ...

May 20, 2016 (8 days ago)
Honda Reveals Acura RLX Autonomous Testbed, Self-Driving Hondas Forecast For 2020 Introduction

Honda Reveals Acura RLX Autonomous Testbed, Self-Driving Hondas Forecast For 2020 Introduction

Honda’s US-based luxury arm Acura has wheeled out its second-generation self-driving test vehicle this week, with ...

May 19, 2016 (9 days ago)
Suzuki Admits To Incorrect Fuel Economy Testing Methods In Japan

Suzuki Admits To Incorrect Fuel Economy Testing Methods In Japan

Suzuki is the latest carmaker to come clean and admit its chosen methods for calculating official fuel economy readings ...

May 19, 2016 (9 days ago)