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Big End of Small Town – Mazda CX-3 v Toyota CH-R Comparison Test
Big End of Small Town – Mazda CX-3 v Toyota CH-R Comparison Test

No question, the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota CH-R are big players in a small sandpit. These Japanese heavyweight brands eac...

May 11, 2017 (3 months ago)
2017 Honda Jazz VTi Review | City Car With Space Of An SUV
2017 Honda Jazz VTi Review | City Car With Space Of An SUV

Could the 2017 Honda Jazz VTi be Australia’s cheapest (and best) small SUV? It has been almost 15 years since t...

May 1, 2017 (3 months ago)
2017 Holden Trax LS Review - City SUV Finds Awkward Middle Ground
2017 Holden Trax LS Review - City SUV Finds Awkward Middle Ground

Back when there was only a glimmer of hope that the small SUV segment would really take off, the Holden Trax l...

Mar 30, 2017 (4 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 (4 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 (5 months ago)

NEWS

Ford Fiesta To Take A Siesta? New Model In Doubt For Australia

YESTERDAY

Declining sales locally in the light car market and shifting logistics for the next Ford Fiesta may see Australia struck off the list of destinatio...

Hyundai Drops Accent Light Car Range Down To Single High-Spec Model

WED, 21 JUN, 2017

Hyundai has trimmed its Accent light car range back, moving from a two-variant range to a single model called the Accent Sport.

2018 Volkswagen Polo And Polo GTI Unveiled Overseas

MON, 19 JUN, 2017

Volkswagen has taken the covers off its sixth generation Polo light car at an event in Berlin, showing both the regular model range as well as the ...

2017 Suzuki Swift Arrives In Australia Ahead Of Local Launch

WED, 17 MAY, 2017

The first shipment of Suzuki’s all-new Swift light hatch has arrived in Australia ahead of the new model’s official debut next month.

2017 Kia Picanto - Price And Features For Australia

WED, 3 MAY, 2017

Kia has released its new 2017 Picanto light car in Australia - less than 13 months after the previous generation went on sale in Australia.

2017 Renault Clio - Price And Features For Australia

TUE, 2 MAY, 2017

Renault has slashed prices and re-arranged the model lineup of its Clio light car as part of a 2017 model year update.

2017 Suzuki Swift Set For June Arrival In Australia

MON, 24 APR, 2017

Suzuki Australia has announced that the all-new Swift will arrive in local showrooms in the first half of June this year.

2017 Mazda2 - Price And Features For Australia

THU, 13 APR, 2017

Mazda has updated its light-sized Mazda2 for 2017 with a focus on new safety equipment and the introduction of a new range-topping variant.

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.

2018 Volkswagen Polo Set For Frankfurt Motor Show Reveal

FRI, 17 MAR, 2017

Reports have emerged suggesting that the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Polo will make its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, and...

REVIEWS

2017 Suzuki Swift First Drive Review | Simple Yet Sophisticated And Downright Charming

WED, 7 JUN, 2017

The Suzuki Swift is a well-loved model in the Australian market, and this third-generation model since the nameplate re-launched in Australia in 20...

Big End of Small Town – Mazda CX-3 v Toyota CH-R Comparison Test

THU, 11 MAY, 2017

No question, the Mazda CX-3 and Toyota CH-R are big players in a small sandpit.

2017 Honda Jazz VTi Review | City Car With Space Of An SUV

MON, 1 MAY, 2017

Could the 2017 Honda Jazz VTi be Australia’s cheapest (and best) small SUV? It has been almost 15 years since the first-generation Jazz we...

2017 Volkswagen Polo Beats Review - Loaded Up City Car Comes At A Price

FRI, 31 MAR, 2017

It is fairly improbable that Dr Dre would be seen driving a Volkswagen Polo Beats.

2017 Holden Trax LS Review - City SUV Finds Awkward Middle Ground

THU, 30 MAR, 2017

Back when there was only a glimmer of hope that the small SUV segment would really take off, the Holden Trax lobbed as one of the first c...

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 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 Suzuki Ignis First Drive Review | Tiny SUV Fills A Huge Gap In The Market

TUE, 17 JAN, 2017

Suzuki has revived the Ignis name and applied it to what it calls a “light SUV” and unlike the previous Ignis which filled in for the S...

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...

2017 Mini Ray REVIEW |The Cheapest Mini Doesn’t Delete Style

THU, 10 NOV, 2016

This is the cheapest Mini you can buy, but at $29,000 the Mini Ray is hardly what you'd call an affordable small car.  Mini used the Ra...

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