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The Skinny: Talk about coming out of left field – Peugeot's 308 has absolutely surprised us for its capability and appeal. A ‘Golf clone' it has real verve at the wheel and a very smart snug interior. If it had Volkswagen's ad budget it would be galloping out of dealerships. Peugeot has added new drivetrains and new models so there are plenty of pickings for the fussy Francophile. Two problems: one the competition is fierce; two the Peugeot brand is a bit invisible so buyers may not be aware of this very competent car nor that it should be added... continue reading
Frankfurt Motor Show - Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA Breaks CoverTUE, 15 SEP, 2015
Mercedes-Benz has lifted the covers off its shapely Concept IAA showstopper the evening before the Frankfurt Motor Show, revealing a sleek fou...
Frankfurt Motor Show - Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept Previews Production PHEV CrossoverTUE, 15 SEP, 2015
Sharing the spotlight on the VW stand at this year's Frankfurt Motor Show will be the Tiguan GTE Concept, a small SUV plug-in hybrid that, acco...
Nissan Leaf EV Gets 27 Percent More Range For 2016FRI, 11 SEP, 2015
Nissan’s all-electric Leaf hatch has received a significant boost to its driving range as part of a mid-life update for the 2016 model year.
Next-gen Toyota Prius Revealed - Australian Launch Early 2016THU, 10 SEP, 2015
Toyota has lifted the lid on its all-new fourth-generation Prius hybrid ahead of its first motor show appearance at Frankfurt this m...
Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Test-Vehicle Coming To AustraliaMON, 7 SEP, 2015
Toyota Australia will bring its hydrogen fuel cell powered Mirai here, for the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in Sydney during October.
Tesla Confirms 2016 Launch Timing For Model 3FRI, 4 SEP, 2015
Tesla boss Elon Musk has revealed in a brief tweet that the EV automaker's Model 3 midsized sedan will enter production "in about 2&n...
Peugeot Sounds-off With Fractal Concept - VideoTHU, 3 SEP, 2015
Peugeot has provided a snapshot of future urban commuting with its all-electric Fractal Concept coupe.
BMW 330e and 225xe Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrids To Debut At FrankfurtTHU, 3 SEP, 2015
BMW has announced two new plug-in hybrids, both of which will make their first public appearance at this month's Frankfurt Auto Show.
Tesla Model X Details Sneak Out Via Online ConfiguratorTHU, 3 SEP, 2015
The first details of the Tesla Model X have made their way online, via an online configurator available to select pre-order buyers.
2016 Toyota Prius Spied Uncovered In TransitMON, 31 AUG, 2015
The first undisguised look at Toyota’s fourth-generation Prius has leaked online ahead of the car’s Frankfurt Motor Show debut.
Audi A3 e-tron: Specifications, Price Guide and Pre-Launch DriveMON, 25 AUG, 2014
What’s hot: Rapid acceleration, beautiful chassis balance, the future… right here.
2014 Renault Megane Review: GT-Line HatchTUE, 12 AUG, 2014
August 12, 2014 What’s Hot: Beautifully-sorted chassis and handling, impressive turbo engine.
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review: S300 BlueTEC HybridWED, 18 JUN, 2014
2014 MERCEDES S-CLASS HYBRID REVIEW What’s Hot: Impressive tractability, cosseting ride, impeccable presentation.
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review: The Fuel Economy RunTHU, 27 MAR, 2014
2014 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER REVIEW Vehicle Style: Plug-in Electric Medium SUV Price: $47,490 (Outlander PHEV), $52,490 (Outlander PHEV Aspire) ...
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV ReviewMON, 24 MAR, 2014
What’s Hot: Remarkable user-friendly technology.
2014 Blade S Electric Car ReviewMON, 3 MAR, 2014
BLADE S ELECTRIC VEHICLE REVIEW What's hot: It's recycled, it's electric, and Australian made.
2013 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Hybrid Launch ReviewWED, 24 JUL, 2013
2013 MERCEDES E-CLASS HYBRID REVIEW What's Hot: Amazing fuel numbers; E-Class style and comfort with willing power.
2013 Volkswagen Think Blue Fuel Economy ChallengeTUE, 25 JUN, 2013
2013 VOLKSWAGEN THINK BLUE FUEL ECONOMY CHALLENGE Variants Reviewed Model Power/Torque ...
2013 Holden Barina Spark, Mitsubishi Mirage, Nissan Micra, Suzuki Alto And Volkswagen Up! Comparison ReviewFRI, 12 APR, 2013
2013 TMR SUB-LIGHT HATCHBACK COMPARISON REVIEW Models Tested: Holden Barina Spark CD, Mitsubishi Mirage ES, Nissan Micra ST, Suzuki Alt...
2013 Holden Volt ReviewTHU, 28 MAR, 2013
2013 HOLDEN VOLT REVIEW Vehicle Style: Long-Range Electric Vehicle Price: $59,990 (plus on-roads) Fuel Economy listed: 1.2 l/100km...
2016 Chevrolet Volt - GM NA Boss Mark Reuss Drives New VoltFRI, 19 DEC, 2014