Latest Car 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.

Ford Focus Recalled For Fuel Tank Issues

Ford Focus Recalled For Fuel Tank Issues

Ford has recalled its Focus small car in Australia this week, due to a potential problem with the fuel tank. The carm...

Aug 18, 2017 (2 days ago)
2017 Toyota Prius C Facelift - Price And Features For Australia

2017 Toyota Prius C Facelift - Price And Features For Australia

Toyota has given its smallest fuel-sipping hybrid model, the Prius C, a midlife spruce-up featuring new infotainment tec...

Aug 18, 2017 (2 days ago)
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTI Performance & Golf R Mark 7.5 First Drive Review | The Hot Hatch Is Alive And Well

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI, GTI Performance & Golf R Mark 7.5 First Drive Review | The Hot Hatch Is Alive And Well

Considering just how many small hatchbacks are sold on the basis of cut-price deals and large-scale fleet contracts it m...

Aug 18, 2017 (2 days ago)
2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive Review | An All-Weather Hot Hatch For The Whole Family

2017 Mini John Cooper Works Countryman First Drive Review | An All-Weather Hot Hatch For The Whole Family

Sports cars and SUVs couldn't be more different if they tried. Despite both containing the S-word, the former is des...

Aug 18, 2017 (2 days ago)
Mercedes-Benz Patent Application Suggests New Eight-Speed Auto On The Way

Mercedes-Benz Patent Application Suggests New Eight-Speed Auto On The Way

The fight against emissions and fuel consumption means too may forward ratios are never enough, and Mercedes-Benz is rep...

Aug 17, 2017 (3 days ago)
Hyundai Previews Hydrogen-Future With Australia-Bound FE Fuel Cell Vehicle

Hyundai Previews Hydrogen-Future With Australia-Bound FE Fuel Cell Vehicle

Hyundai has unveiled a near-production preview of its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at a special event in K...

Aug 17, 2017 (3 days ago)
Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye Autonomous Development Program

Fiat Chrysler Joins BMW, Intel, Mobileye Autonomous Development Program

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced that it will join the partnership between BMW Group, technology giant Intel and ...

Aug 17, 2017 (3 days ago)
Hyundai Outlines Future Electric Vehicle Plans

Hyundai Outlines Future Electric Vehicle Plans

Hyundai has given the motoring media an insight into its electric vehicle plans, outlining a range of new electric vehic...

Aug 17, 2017 (3 days ago)
Parallel Import Plan Scrapped by Federal Government

Parallel Import Plan Scrapped by Federal Government

Australia’s Federal Government has ditched plans to allow mainstream private imports of new vehicles from countrie...

Aug 17, 2017 (3 days ago)
Volkswagen T-Roc Teaser Paves The Way For Production Small SUV

Volkswagen T-Roc Teaser Paves The Way For Production Small SUV

Volkswagen is preparing to join the fast-expanding array of city-sized SUVs next week when it unveils the production-rea...

Aug 17, 2017 (3 days ago)
Holden Says Goodbye To Adelaide With One Last ‘Mainy’

Holden Says Goodbye To Adelaide With One Last ‘Mainy’

If you’ve ever lived in South Australia you’ll no doubt be aware of the cultural significance of ‘the ...

Aug 17, 2017 (3 days ago)
Aston Martin Unveils Zagato-Designed Vanquish Speedster And Shooting Brake

Aston Martin Unveils Zagato-Designed Vanquish Speedster And Shooting Brake

Aston Martin has once again turned to its iconic partnership with coachbuilding firm Zagato for a pair of new special ed...

Aug 17, 2017 (3 days ago)
2018 Peugeot 3008 First Drive Review | France Makes Its Mark On The Medium SUV Class

2018 Peugeot 3008 First Drive Review | France Makes Its Mark On The Medium SUV Class

Peugeot has has an interesting history with SUVs. Its first foray into the softroader class came via a pair of rebadged ...

Aug 17, 2017 (3 days ago)
BMW Z4 Concept Teased Again Ahead Of Pebble Beach

BMW Z4 Concept Teased Again Ahead Of Pebble Beach

BMW has reminded fans that a new roadster concept will be unveiled at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The...

Aug 16, 2017 (4 days ago)
Toyota Patent Could Prolong The Manual Movement

Toyota Patent Could Prolong The Manual Movement

The manual gearbox isn't dead yet, and perhaps an unlikely carmaker could be pushing for it to continue on with a ne...

Aug 16, 2017 (4 days ago)
Volkswagen Set To Add Plug-In Hybrid Performance In 2018

Volkswagen Set To Add Plug-In Hybrid Performance In 2018

Volkswagen looks set to leap into the realm of performance hybrids with strong hints from within the local organisation ...

Aug 16, 2017 (4 days ago)
Toyota And Lexus Won’t Show ‘Next-Gen’ Autonomous Systems Until 2020

Toyota And Lexus Won’t Show ‘Next-Gen’ Autonomous Systems Until 2020

Automakers around the world are battling to one-up each other with a show of technological might through autonomous syst...

Aug 16, 2017 (4 days ago)
2018 BMW X2 Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW X2 Teased Ahead Of Frankfurt Motor Show

BMW's new X2 SUV has been teased again ahead of its official debut at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.  ...

Aug 15, 2017 (5 days ago)
FCA Heading For PRC Ownership?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Become Chinese-Owned?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles may have finally found a buyer, and once again it’s China that may stump up the cash to ...

Aug 15, 2017 (5 days ago)
Latest Car Reviews

BMW M3 And M4 Switching To Steel Driveshafts

BMW has announced that the lightweight, carbon driveshafts used in the M3 and M4 performance twins are about to shafted....

Aug 14, 2017 (6 days ago)