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2015 Toyota Corolla Ascent CVT Hatch Review - A Small Hatch Safe-Bet

2015 Toyota Corolla Ascent CVT Hatch Review

The Skinny: The top-selling car in Australia has been given a mid-life freshen up with new bumpers and lights, and a cle...

Oct 1, 2015 (2 years ago)
2017 Kia Picanto S Review | Light Hatch Is Big On Value And Fun

2017 Kia Picanto S Review | Light Hatch Is Big On Value And Fun

Once we were warriors. It could be a film about the micro hatchback segment that used to be brimming with action but tod...

Aug 22, 2017 (1 month ago)
Small Hatch Match-Up – Hyundai i30 Active v Mazda3 Neo Comparison Review

Small Hatch Match-Up – Hyundai i30 Active v Mazda3 Neo Comparison Review

Aggression is a trait few would associate with small hatchbacks. Yet here are the new Hyundai i30 and updated Mazda3 as ...

Jul 3, 2017 (3 months ago)
2017 Kia Cerato Sport Hatch Review | Upholds Its Value, Despite Advancing Age

2017 Kia Cerato Sport Hatch Review | Upholds Its Value, Despite Advancing Age

Everyone loves a bargain. Brands like Hyundai and Kia might have given up on the super-cheap driveaway deals of the...

Jul 27, 2017 (2 months ago)
2017 Kia Rio SLi Review | Less Is More For Kia’s Serious Light Hatch

2017 Kia Rio SLi Review | Less Is More For Kia’s Serious Light Hatch

Kia’s newest Rio light hatch represents a big change of direction for the South Korean small car. It's more se...

Aug 6, 2017 (2 months 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 (1 month ago)
2015 Ford Focus ST Review: Ford's Speedy Hatch Gets An Update

Focus ST Review: 2015 Price, Features - Ford’s Speedy Hatch Gets An Update

What’s Hot: Value for money buying, straight-line power, a classier interior. What’s Not: Tr...

Jun 18, 2015 (2 years ago)
2015 Toyota Corolla ZR CVT Hatch Review - Better, Sure, But No Surprises

Toyota Corolla Review - 2015 ZR CVT Hatch

The skinny: Flaunting a fresh facelift, the top-grade Corolla ZR also gets a price haircut to sharpen its value proposit...

Sep 19, 2015 (2 years ago)
2015 Ford Focus Titanium Hatch Review - An Unassuming Label But A Classy Package

2015 Ford Focus Titanium Hatch Review - An Unassuming Label, But A Classy Package

The skinny: SMARTLY ATTIRED, FORD'S NEW 2015 FOCUS TITANIUM COMES LADEN WITH TECHNOLOGY AND AN UPMARKET LEATHER-TRIM...

Nov 12, 2015 (2 years ago)
2016 Holden Spark REVIEW - A Low-Cost Hatch With A High-Tech Twist

2016 Holden Spark REVIEW - A Low-Cost Hatch With A High-Tech Twist

HOLDEN'S BRAND NEW 2016 SPARK COMES WITH TWO THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT EXPECT IN A MICRO HATCH: first, it&...

Mar 12, 2016 (2 years ago)
2016 BMW X1 sDrive18d REVIEW | Price, Features - An SUV Or Cool Small Hatch?

2016 BMW X1 sDrive18d REVIEW | Price, Features - An SUV Or Cool Small Hatch?

LAUNCHED IN 2015, THE 2016 BMW X1 RANGE HAS NOW BEEN ROUNDED OUT WITH A PAIR OF TWO-WHEEL-DRIVE MODELS AS THE ENTRY ...

Mar 18, 2016 (2 years ago)
2016 Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport 4Matic REVIEW - Benz's Hot Hatch Gets Hotter

Mercedes-Benz A250 Sport REVIEW, Price, Features | All-Paw Grip For Benz's Hot Hatch

AMONG UPPER-END HOT-HATCHES, THE MERCEDES-BENZ A250 SPORT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GOOD BUY. But with an improve...

May 7, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Kia Cerato S Premium Hatch REVIEW | Solid Value And Easy On The Eye

Kia Cerato S Premium Hatch REVIEW, Price, Features | Kia's 'Salt Of The Earth' Small Car

THE 2016 KIA CERATO S PREMIUM ISN’T WHAT YOU’D CALL "GROUNDBREAKING". And it's certainly ...

Jul 8, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Kia Cerato Si Sedan REVIEW | Just As Good As The Hatch... But...

Kia Cerato Si Sedan REVIEW, Price, Features | Comfort, Space, And Value All Wrapped Up

AUSTRALIA IS A BIT ‘ODD’ WHEN IT COMES TO CARS LIKE THE 2016 KIA CERATO Si SEDAN. It's that sedan&n...

Jul 18, 2016 (1 year ago)
2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years REVIEW | The Hot Hatch Champion

Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years REVIEW, Price, Features | Four Decades Of Hot Hatch Supremacy

THE VOLKSWAGEN GOLF GTI CLAIMS CREDIT FOR STARTING THE HOT HATCH 'THING'. And, 40 years after its intr...

Jul 27, 2016 (1 year ago)
Mitsubishi Mirage LS REVIEW | CVT Hatch - New Wheels, More Gear, And A Better Drive

2016 Mitsubishi Mirage LS CVT Hatch REVIEW, Price, Features | A Subtle Refresh For Mitsubishi’s Econo-Box

THE MICRO-CAR MARKET IN AUSTRALIA MIGHT BE SHRINKING, BUT MITSUBISHI HAS STAYED THE COURSE WITH ITS TINY MIRAGE. It now ...

Oct 3, 2016 (12 months ago)
2017 BMW 125i REVIEW | BMW's Pint-Sized Hot Hatch Just Misses the Mark

2017 BMW 125i REVIEW | BMW's Pint-Sized Hot Hatch Just Misses the Mark

A hot-hatchback that sends power only to the rear wheels is a rare beast these days and should be cheered – yet th...

Nov 23, 2016 (10 months ago)
2017 Mazda3 Touring Hatch Review | A Down-Sizer’s Dream: Premium But Not Pricey

2017 Mazda3 Touring Hatch Review | A Down-Sizer’s Dream: Premium But Not Pricey

The Mazda3 range is already known and loved by plenty of Australian new car buyers, and it’s not hard to see why w...

Nov 30, 2016 (10 months ago)
2017 Suzuki Ignis GL REVIEW - Squished Hatch Doesn't Set a New Benchmark

Suzuki Ignis REVIEW - 2017 GL | Squished Hatch Doesn't Set a New Benchmark

If shopping for a light hatchback is like doing the groceries, then the 2017 Suzuki Ignis GL resolutely confirms that it...

Feb 21, 2017 (7 months ago)
2017 Holden Barina LT Review - Hatch Falls Further Behind Its Rivals

2017 Holden Barina LT Review - Hatch Falls Further Behind Its Rivals

It was time to face up to the fact that the Holden Barina has not been a light hatch hit, but now for 2017 the five-door...

Mar 16, 2017 (6 months ago)
2017 Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg Review | Coupe Offers Point Of Difference To Hot Hatch Set

2017 Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg Review | Special Edition Offers Point Of Difference To Hot Hatch Set

If everything old becomes new again then the Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg could be seen to return to the prowl for on...

Apr 6, 2017 (6 months ago)
2017 Toyota Corolla ZR Hatch Review | Safer Than Before, But As Conservative As Ever

2017 Toyota Corolla ZR Hatch Review | Safer Than Before, But As Conservative As Ever

The Toyota Corolla started out as fairly humble transportation through the 1960s, becoming a freedom machine during the ...

Apr 18, 2017 (5 months ago)
2017 Honda Civic Hatch First Drive Review | Maximum Attitude On The Outside, Sensible Engineering Underneath

2017 Honda Civic Hatch First Drive Review | Maximum Attitude On The Outside, Sensible Engineering Underneath

Australian new car buyers love a small hatch. And while sedans sell well in the segment they just can’t match five...

May 11, 2017 (5 months ago)
2017 Suzuki S-Cross Turbo Prestige Review | Hatch-Cum-SUV Let Down By Its Lofty Pricetag

2017 Suzuki S-Cross Turbo Prestige Review | Hatch-Cum-SUV Let Down By Its Lofty Pricetag

On the one hand the 2017 Suzuki S-Cross Prestige struggles to escape its past. But on the other it powers towards a new ...

May 18, 2017 (4 months ago)
2013 Nissan Pulsar Hatch Review

Nissan Pulsar Hatch Review | 2013 ST, ST-L, ST-S And SSS Hot Hatch

2013 NISSAN PULSAR HATCH REVIEW What's Hot: Zippy turbo engine, rear seat space, solid value What's Not: A b...

Jun 12, 2013 (4 years ago)
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