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2017 Tesla Model X P100D REVIEW - Simply A Standout SUV

THE TESLA MODEL X WAS ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED NEW CAR ARRIVALS IN AUSTRALIA LAST YEAR. Model X was Tesla’s second big play after the Model S, which quickly captured an audience when it arrived at the end of 2014. But while the Model S was

POSTED Thu,05 Oct,2017
2018 Volkswagen Golf GTE Overseas Preview Drive | Volkswagen Injects A Sporty Soul Into Its Plug-In Hybrid

With electrification no longer just a possible future outcome for the automotive industry but a very real and current strategy, brands everywhere are wheeling out near-future electric and plug-in hybrid concepts as a showcase of their dedication to future

POSTED Wed,13 Sep,2017
2017 BMW 530e Review | An Almost Compromise-Free Green Option

So-called green technology is good for the world, but until now it hasn't been so good for the hip pocket. Electric vehicles, alternative fuels and plug-in hybrid tech usually commands a premium compared to traditional petrol engines. The 2017

POSTED Wed,30 Aug,2017
2017 BMW 740e Australian Preview Drive | High End Luxury With A Social Conscience

BMW remains committed to expanding its range of low emission offerings in Australia. As well as BMW i branded models, the company also offers plug-in hybrid i Performance versions of the 3 Series, X5, and now the 7 Series. Though beaten to market by th

POSTED Mon,13 Feb,2017
Tesla Model S P90D REVIEW | Tesla's performance sedan puts the Germans on notice

MANY PEOPLE ARE ANGRY WITH THE 2016 TESLA MODEL S P90D. Such folk are almost entirely working for premium car manufacturers, mind you, because while traditional companies have been working slowly and steadily towards an electric vehicle (EV)

POSTED Mon,17 Oct,2016
2017 BMW i3 94Ah REVIEW | BMW's Updated Compact EV Goes Further - Literally

BMW INTRODUCED ITS i DIVISION AS A WAY OF DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY - LOOKING AT ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO EVERYDAY MOBILITY. The electrically powered i3 led the charge (if you’ll pardon the pun), providing useful driving range and packaging it in

POSTED Thu,06 Oct,2016
2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e REVIEW - 'PPHEVSUV' (Premium Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle) Might Test Your Spell-Checker But Put This One On Your Shopping List

IN THE CAR BUSINESS, IF YOU’RE STANDING STILL YOU’RE GOING BACKWARDS. Not BMW. It's given its full-size X5 SUV a petrol-electric plug-in hybrid version - the BMW X5 xDrive 40Ee to be precise. It's name, that acronym that

POSTED Thu,11 Aug,2016
2016 Infiniti Q70 3.5 Hybrid REVIEW | Fast, Frugal, But Not 'Unanimously' Handsome

AFTER A WEEK WITH THE INFINITI Q70 3.5 HYBRID, WE CAN ATTEST TO ITS ‘PULLING POWER’ – THERE WAS NO SHORTAGE OF QUESTIONS FROM CURIOUS PASSERS-BY WHEREVER WE PARKED. And, while there are views out there that Infiniti stylists should pa

POSTED Mon,27 Jun,2016
2016 Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius REVIEW | Who Rules At The Bowser?

IS THE WORLD'S BEST-SELLING HYBRID STILL KING-OF-THE-HEAP FOR REAL-WORLD FUEL ECONOMY, OR CAN A SUPER-EFFICIENT LIGHTWEIGHT DIESEL KNOCK IT OFF ITS PERCH? We put the new diesel-engined Citroen C4 Cactus (claiming just 3.6 l/100km) up against the ne

POSTED Sun,10 Apr,2016
2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Review | The PHEV SUV Comes Of Age

WHILE HYBRID VEHICLES, ESPECIALLY PLUG-IN HYBRIDS LIKE THE 2016 BMW X5 XDrive40e, ARE NOT YET MAINSTREAM, THERE’S NO DOUBT THEY’RE ON THE RISE. In Australia, which lacks green-vehicle incentives, that uptake might be a little slower than ot

POSTED Tue,05 Apr,2016
2016 Toyota Prius REVIEW | Still The Defining Hybrid... And Still The Leader

A POSTER CAR FOR ENVIROMENTALISTS EVERYWHERE, TOYOTA'S NEW 2016 PRIUS REFINES THE 'GREEN MOTORING' RECIPE AND REMAINS THE DEFINING CAR OF THE HYBRID/EV AGE. A petrol-electric hybrid powerplant, ‘love it, or le

POSTED Thu,10 Mar,2016
Tesla Model S P90D REVIEW - The Future Is Now

It’s a peculiar sensation, driving the Tesla Model S P90D. Knowing I have nearly 1000Nm of torque and 350kW at my beck and call, the ability to win stop light drag races against anything but the fastest supercars and being able to enjoy all of that

POSTED Thu,25 Feb,2016
2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron REVIEW - This PHEV is FAB

OF ALL THE PLUG-IN HYBRIDS ON SALE, AUDI'S A3 E-TRON PRESENTS THE BEST CASE FOR EV MOTORING WITH A BIT OF FLAIR. It challenges preconceived notions that hybrids are boring and doesn’t wave the “greenie” flag about by its

POSTED Mon,01 Feb,2016
2016 Toyota Fortuner GXL Review | The Family 4X4 SUV For 'Getting Places'

THE AFFORDABLE, RUGGED BUT 'FAMILY-FRIENDLY' NEW FORTUNER PROVES THAT EVEN TOYOTA CAN FIND A NICHE IN ITS ALREADY PACKED SUV LINE-UP . The concept isn’t new at all; the Fortuner’s Hilux-based underpinnings echo a surf

POSTED Thu,14 Jan,2016
2015 Toyota Prius V review - Low On Thirst, Low On Appeal

The skinny: Facelifted for 2015, the Toyota Prius V puts a seemingly winning pitch to buyers. The ability to shift seven bodies in a vehicle with official fuel consumption of 4.4 litres per 100 kilometres makes for unbeatable efficiency. Toyota is basi

POSTED Mon,26 Oct,2015
2015 Peugeot 308 Allure Auto Review - Much, Much, Better Than You Think

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&rs

POSTED Tue,15 Sep,2015
2016 Audi A3 e-tron REVIEW - Putting A Premium Spin On The PHEV

The skinny: Audi touts its new plug-in hybrid A3 e-tron as a vehicle that will change the world, not change the way you drive. After a quick stint behind the wheel, there’s no reason to disagree. Exactly the same as any other A3 to drive, the onl

POSTED Thu,27 Aug,2015
2015 Toyota Camry Altise Hybrid Review: A Smart Alternative To Diesel Mid-Sizers

The skinny: Toyota’s Camry is about as well known as parenthood and sausage-sizzles, but the hidden jewels in the range may just be the fuel-sipping hybrid models. Offering big car space with light car fuel bills, Toyota's family of hybrids have

POSTED Fri,07 Aug,2015
Honda Accord Sport Hybrid Review: Green Serenity

What’s hot: New-gen hybrid technology, most fuel-efficient car in its class, comfortable interior and luxury ride. What’s not: Hybrid drivetrain comes with a steep price premium, petrol engine intrusive when accelerating. X-FACTOR: The Aussi

POSTED Wed,17 Jun,2015
Holden Astra VXR Review: 2015 Track Test

What’s Hot: Bang-for-buck quotient is huge, stellar handling, powerful engine  What’s Not: Getting old now, messy infotainment interface and sub-par interior quality  X-FACTOR: The Astra VXR is one heck of a hot hatch for reasonabl

POSTED Sat,02 May,2015

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