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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 (14 days ago)
2017 Renault Megane GT Review - Not Too Sporty, Not Too Soft
2017 Renault Megane GT Review - Not Too Sporty, Not Too Soft

For buyers tempted by the ascending scale from sensibilities to sports often offered within a small hatch range, the 201...

Mar 2, 2017 (28 days ago)
2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI First Drive REVIEW - Still The Benchmark, But A Missed Opportunity?
Volkswagen Golf GTI REVIEW - 2017 First Drive | Still The Benchmark, But A Missed Opportunity?

VOLKSWAGEN’S GOLF GTI HAS EARNED ITS STRIPES OVER THE YEARS. ‘Icon’, ‘benchmark’, &lsqu...

Feb 24, 2017 (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
2017 Peugeot 208 GT-Line Review - City Car Loses Out With Its Value Equation
2017 Peugeot 208 GT-Line Review - City Car Loses Out With Its Value Equation

Activewear donned for a short stroll is the human dresscode equivalent for the way sports styling accessories have been ...

Feb 9, 2017 (2 months ago)

NEWS

2017 Toyota Yaris Australian Prices Revealed

MON, 27 MAR, 2017

Toyota has thrown down the gauntlet to the Mazda2 by restyling its Yaris hatch and adding a new safety pack.

Honda Reveals Prices For Long Awaited New Civic Hatch

WED, 22 MAR, 2017

The Japanese car maker has revealed local details of the all-new hatch that is due in showrooms in May, confirming it will mirror the existing...

2017 Volkswagen Golf Local Specs Revealed

WED, 22 MAR, 2017

The German car maker has revealed local specifications for its updated Golf small hatch and wagon range due to arrive in showrooms f...

Next-Generation Alfa Romeo Giulietta And Mito Unlikely

THU, 16 MAR, 2017

As Alfa Romeo’s product renaissance gathers momentum through new performance-oriented products like the Giulia sedan and Stelvio SUV, the bra...

Skoda Fabia Scores New 1.0 Litre Engine In 2017 Update

THU, 2 MAR, 2017

Skoda has given its Fabia light car range a light going-over for the 2017 model year, with the revised model scoring a new 1.0 litre three-cylinder...

Updated Skoda Rapid Revealed

THU, 23 FEB, 2017

Skoda has released details on its updated Rapid sedan and ‘Spaceback’ (hatchback) models which will debut in two weeks at the 2017 Gene...

2017 Skoda Superb Sportline Arrives In Australia As New Flagship Model

TUE, 21 FEB, 2017

Skoda has introduced a new range-topping Sportline version of its Superb, with a sharp $1000 premium compared to the 206TSI model it’s based ...

Honda Jazz And Odyssey Updated For 2017

TUE, 14 FEB, 2017

Honda has announced a series of small running changes for its Jazz light hatch and Odyssey people mover for 2017.

More Power And Fresh Styling For 2017 Audi RS 3 Sportback

MON, 13 FEB, 2017

Audi has revealed its updated RS 3 Sportback hyper-hatch ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.

Updated 2017 Toyota Yaris Debuts In Europe

WED, 8 FEB, 2017

The facelifted Toyota Yaris range has bowed in Belgium ahead of an Australia launch later this year.

REVIEWS

A Small Car War - Holden Astra R v Subaru Impreza 2.0-L Comparison Test

THU, 16 MAR, 2017

This is a comparison test between the Holden Astra R and Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L.

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

THU, 16 MAR, 2017

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-only model range has been ...

2017 Renault Megane GT Review - Not Too Sporty, Not Too Soft

THU, 2 MAR, 2017

For buyers tempted by the ascending scale from sensibilities to sports often offered within a small hatch range, the 2017 Renault Megane GT may del...

2017 Hyundai i30 Preview Drive | An Introduction To Hyundai’s New Small Hatch Challenger

FRI, 24 FEB, 2017

In the price-sensitive end of Australia’s small car market the Hyundai i30's sales have soared each time the sticker drops below the...

2017 Volkswagen Golf GTI First Drive REVIEW - Still The Benchmark, But A Missed Opportunity?

FRI, 24 FEB, 2017

VOLKSWAGEN’S GOLF GTI HAS EARNED ITS STRIPES OVER THE YEARS.

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

TUE, 21 FEB, 2017

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

2017 Peugeot 208 GT-Line Review - City Car Loses Out With Its Value Equation

THU, 9 FEB, 2017

Activewear donned for a short stroll is the human dresscode equivalent for the way sports styling accessories have been applied to the 2017 Peugeot...

2017 Peugeot 308 Allure REVIEW - New Powertrain Highlights Enticing VW Golf Rival

MON, 30 JAN, 2017

Even a stubborn car company executive would admit the 2017 Peugeot 308 Allure is the hatchback the French brand should have launched with three yea...

2017 Nissan Note e-Power Preview Drive | Gateway Technology To Bring EVs To The Masses

FRI, 16 DEC, 2016

In Japan and other markets around the world the Nissan Note is a fairly conventional light hatch, not unlike a Honda Jazz with a tall body and huge...

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