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THERE is an equation with the following medium SUV models that many families will like. Each is priced at over $40,000 but below $55,000 even when on-road costs are included. That means, driveaway no more to pay, out the dealership door and no more. They all have all-wheel drive as
FOR THE first time last year, SUV sales overtook passenger cars. And now so far this year, the medium SUV segment has soared past the previously dominant small car class. Australians want mid-sized SUVs, specifically 174,094 of them that were sold from January to October 2018, up 7.5 per cent
There is nowhere for a dual-cab 4×4 ute to hide when it costs over $50K plus on-road costs. SOME utes under that threshold focus on rugged simplicity and value for money over a passenger car-like level of performance, convenience equipment and active safety technology. But if the top dogs want
HONDA has dramatically increased the level of standard safety technology for the 2019 Honda CR-V VTi-S all-wheel drive model (AWD), which will be available in dealerships from January 1, 2019. Previously the suite of tech dubbed HondaSensing – incorporating forward collision warning autonomous emergency braking (AEB), adaptive cruise control, and
THE wide-body 2019 Porsche 911 is now the standard 911, following the release of the 992-generation supercar from Stuttgart at the Los Angeles motor show. Previously reserved for all-wheel drive (dubbed 4) and motorsport-focused (GT2/GT3 etc) model grades of the iconic two-door coupe and convertible, the wide track and beefy
Some fuel additives do what they say on the bottle but the ones claiming more performance or fuel efficiency…there’s next to no evidence to support the claims.
MAZDA Motor Corporation has unveiled its fourth-generation Mazda3, a larger small car the brand hopes will broaden its appeal to buyers who aspire to prestige wheels when it arrives in Australia in July 2019. Bigger than ever and with new engine technology claimed to offer fuel saving benefits of around
The 2019 Hyundai Ioniq will launch in Australia this month, complete with a full range of Prius-style petrol-electric hybrid, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and electric vehicle (EV) model grades. Priced from $33,990 plus on-road costs for the Ioniq Elite, and $38,990+ORC for the Ioniq Premium, the hybrid teams a
Each year thousands of people misfuel their car causing thousands of dollars worth of damage. Here’s what to do if you put the wrong fuel in your car.
The 2019 Mazda CX-5 range will land in Australia from November sporting 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine availability, a full suite of active safety technology standard across the range, plus more luxury for the flagship model grades. Although pricing hasn’t yet been announced, the 2019 Mazda CX-5 range will continue
The Range Rover Evoque pretty much invented the idea of a style-led baby crossover, back in 2012. Plenty of critics said it seemed a bit frivolous, but three-quarters of a million buyers around the world prove we were wrong. It’s been a massive success, selling three-quarters of a million copies.
A resurgent Alfa Romeo has priced its first performance SUV, the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio, from $149,900 plus on-road costs. When it lands mid-January, the Italian-built Stelvio Quadrifoglio, or Stelvio Q, will rival three contenders from the UK and Germany. There’s the $140,020+ORC Jaguar F-Pace SVR, which uses a
We’ve all heard the one about idling your car or driving it around the block to recharge a flat battery…shame that it’s nonsense then.
The jacked-up, crossover Ford Focus Active will arrive in Australia next year priced from $29,990 plus on-road costs, ready to challenge the Subaru XV – only without all-wheel drive. Sitting above the Focus Trend ($25,990+ORC) and Focus ST-Line ($28,990+ORC), but below the Focus Titanium ($34,490+ORC), all of which will arrive
Subaru has unveiled its first-ever plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) in the form of the XV small SUV, but this may not be the petrol-electric model confirmed for Australia in late 2019… Officially known as the Crosstrek Hybrid in the US, which will be possibly the only market for the