23 Jul 2021

Hummer to produce a new electric ute this year

GM Hummer says it will build a new electric ute to rival the Tesla Cybertruck. General Motors’ Buick and GMC boss says that a new Hummer electric ute is en route and it has a swathe of rivals from the Tesla Cybertruck to the recently revealed RAM 1500 EV.  The

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20 Jul 2021

2021 BMW S 1000 R detailed

Lighter drivetrain and frame, new suspension and S 1000 RR-inspired elements added to 2021 big naked. After being previewed back in November, BMW’s latest S 1000 R naked arrived in Australia in late June. The latest version of BMW’s naked sibling to the fully-faired S 1000 RR comes to our

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16 Jul 2021

Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior detailed spec and price

The new Nissan Navara Pro-4X Warrior will arrive in dealerships from September 1. Nissan has confirmed availability and pricing for the new Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior that replaces the previous N-Trek Warrior. Improved with further development and some new parts, the latest top-spec Warrior is based on the new MY21

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13 Jul 2021

Ssangyong Musso ute receives update for 2021

New front end design and new-look wheels define MY21 update. Luxury pack added to Ultimate grade. Ssangyong Australia has released a mid-year update for their Musso dual cab ute. A facelift has been applied to both the regular Musso and the long wheelbase Musso XLV. There’s also new wheel designs

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13 Jul 2021

Nissan Leaf gets pedestrian safety sound “Canto”

Nissan has added a new pedestrian alert sound to the Leaf electric vehicle. Whisper quiet, particularly around car parks, electric vehicles need more than the sound of tyres rolling on the ground to alert pedestrians and cyclists that they are coming. For Nissan, the answer is ‘Canto’. A new pedestrian

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09 Jul 2021

2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 review

Our independent 2021 Mercedes-Benz EQA 250 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Mercedes-Benz chose to re-engineer its combustion-engine car platform when creating the electric-only EQ lineup, and while in the inaugural electric EQC it resulted in an expensive model, the EQA is a

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07 Jul 2021

Ineos Grenadier Interior unveiled

Ineos Automotive reveals the all-new Grenadiers interior which belnds tough practicality with premium appointments. Ineos’ first car, the Grenadier, will bring a utilitarian but polished interior. Shown for the first time, Ineos’ Grenadier has been designed from the ground up with a focus on durability and simple function. There are

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06 Jul 2021

Rimac to lead new Bugatti Rimac venture

Bugatti Rimac formed as a development house for new hypercars and technology. Croatian electric hypercar maker Rimac has joined forces with Bugatti, creating Bugatti Rimac.  The new venture will see joined development at a new purpose built facility in Zagreb, Croatia, though both brands will continue to produce vehicles in

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05 Jul 2021

Ford, Toyota and Isuzu utes are the top three selling cars in Australia

Australia buys utes in bulk during EOFY June while SUVs and small cars tussle. Vfacts reporting for June show that utes dominated the month of sales with three models filling the top three spots on the sales chart. A month of end-of-financial-year deals for tradies and business owners, the Ford

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02 Jul 2021

Living with the 2021 Kia Carnival

Our new long-termer in the garage is a 2021 Kia Carnival Platinum. We will be living with it for 3 months with kids and reporting back on how it performs over a longer run. A past colleague once lamented the McLaren long-termer he was testing. Most would think that being

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02 Jul 2021

GWM Tank 300 Preview Drive

We test drive a prototype of the GWM Tank 300 that could soon be offered on sale in Australia. GWM/Haval is on a mission to quickly become a top-ten car brand in Australia. It is doing so with growing sales for Haval H6 and Jolion, the new GWM Ute, and

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01 Jul 2021

All-new Isuzu MU-X on sale next month

Replacement for Isuzu’s popular MU-X will be in showrooms next month. Isuzu has confirmed that the new-generation follow-up to its MU-X 4×4 wagon will go on sale August 2, almost one week after full pricing and specifications are released. That leaves us with not much information to divulge, however, the

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30 Jun 2021

New 2022 Subaru WRX teased

Subaru teases the top half of the new fifth-gen WRX…but it’s the lower parts that we really want to see. Shown for the first time as a sneaky preview image with darkened areas, Subaru’s new WRX is not far from its public debut. The new model looks set to follow

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28 Jun 2021

Haval H6 Hybrid to rival Toyota Rav4 this year

All-new hybrid SUV competitor with attractive pricing will be available in Australia soon. Haval’s first hybrid electric vehicle will arrive in local showrooms later this year and is the only model in the Chinese brand’s lineup confirmed to receive a more efficient electrified drivetrain, with the smaller Jolion to continue

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25 Jun 2021

2021 Nissan Navara PRO-4X off-road review

Our off-road review of the 2021 Nissan Navara PRO-4X, including price, specs, interior, off-road performance, safety and score. Nissan’s Navara has recently undergone an overhaul and while not major in terms of alterations to the underlying chassis, it has introduced better technology and upgraded safety gear, some minor revisions to

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