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2017 Toyota Yaris SX Auto Review | Fresh-Faced And Even Safer - If You’re Prepared to Pay
2017 Toyota Yaris SX Auto Review | Fresh-Faced And Even Safer - If You’re Prepared to Pay

The 2017 Toyota Yaris has been given a third chance at sales success in Australia, getting yet another makeover to keep ...

Aug 9, 2017 (10 days 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 (13 days ago)
2017 Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 First Drive | High Tech, High Spec, And Highly Appealing
2017 Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 First Drive | High Tech, High Spec, And Highly Appealing

Volkswagen is quite clear that its newest Golf isn’t all that new, but that it does improve on an established form...

Jul 5, 2017 (2 months 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 (2 months ago)
2017 Kia Soul Review | Unboxing Kia’s Block Star
2017 Kia Soul Review | Unboxing Kia’s Block Star

Once marketed as the poster-child of what Kia was capable of in terms of design, the boxy Soul’s glory days are no...

Jul 2, 2017 (2 months ago)

NEWS

2017 Toyota Prius C Facelift - Price And Features For Australia

YESTERDAY

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

Ford Focus RS Limited Edition Secured For Australia

FRI, 11 AUG, 2017

Ford's Focus RS hot hatch will soon be available as a limited edition model in Australia, with the Blue Oval having secured 500 examples f...

Sportier Sportback Planned For Next-Generation Audi A3

TUE, 8 AUG, 2017

Audi’s compact range is set to get a shake-up when the next generation arrives in 2019 with the automaker pursuing a more upmarket style for ...

BMW Slashes M140i Price As Part Of 1 Series Range Revision

MON, 31 JUL, 2017

BMW has adjusted the price and specifications of its entry-level 1 Series range, resulting in a cheaper price for the flagship M140i, but price ris...

2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback Aims To Make Upmarket Style Mainstream

SAT, 15 JUL, 2017

Hyundai has added a third i30 body variant to its global range this week, unveiling the five-door i30 Fastback as a companion to the regular i...

Hyundai Officially Enters The Hot Hatch Club With i30 N

FRI, 14 JUL, 2017

Overnight Hyundai has officially revealed its first-ever hot hatch, revealing the i30 N after a long-lead of teasers and previews.

Renault Introduces Driveaway Pricing Across Megane Range

THU, 6 JUL, 2017

End of financial year deals may have come and gone, but Renault is hoping to start the second half of this year on a strong note, rolling out drive...

Volkswagen Sharpens Its Pencil On Golf 7.5 Pricing Ahead Of Launch

TUE, 27 JUN, 2017

Before the new model Golf officially goes on sale in Australia, Volkswagen has sharpened pricing on the small hatch and wagon range including free ...

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.

Lexus Confirms 2018 CT 200h Hybrid Hatch For Australia

TUE, 20 JUN, 2017

Lexus has confirmed that its updated hybrid hatch, the CT 200h will be available in Australia from the fourth quarter of 2017.

REVIEWS

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

YESTERDAY

Considering just how many small hatchbacks are sold on the basis of cut-price deals and large-scale fleet contracts it may surprise you to learn th...

2017 Toyota Yaris SX Auto Review | Fresh-Faced And Even Safer - If You’re Prepared to Pay

WED, 9 AUG, 2017

The 2017 Toyota Yaris has been given a third chance at sales success in Australia, getting yet another makeover to keep it looking fresh.

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

SUN, 6 AUG, 2017

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

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

THU, 27 JUL, 2017

Everyone loves a bargain. Brands like Hyundai and Kia might have given up on the super-cheap driveaway deals of the past as they try to push a...

2017 Volkswagen Golf Mk7.5 First Drive | High Tech, High Spec, And Highly Appealing

WED, 5 JUL, 2017

Volkswagen is quite clear that its newest Golf isn’t all that new, but that it does improve on an established formula.

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

MON, 3 JUL, 2017

Aggression is a trait few would associate with small hatchbacks.

2017 Kia Soul Review | Unboxing Kia’s Block Star

SUN, 2 JUL, 2017

Once marketed as the poster-child of what Kia was capable of in terms of design, the boxy Soul’s glory days are now behind it with just ...

2017 Volkswagen Arteon Overseas Preview Drive | Volkswagen Puts Prestige Brands On Notice With Its Newest Four-Door Coupe

TUE, 20 JUN, 2017

Despite Volkswagen’s origins as a car for the masses, the brand has more recently explored its premium side with cars like the Touareg, Passa...

2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-L Review | AWD Gives Small Car Unique Appeal

THU, 15 JUN, 2017

Although the 2017 Subaru Impreza may continue to be bread and butter for the Japanese all-wheel drive-renowned brand, there now appears to be two d...

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...

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