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.
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
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
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
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
Dan DeGasperi’s 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score. In A Nutshell Facelifted with new headlights and grille, this more handsome Cherokee Limited still delivers a big exterior and large V6 for the price of rival four cylinders… 2019 Jeep Cherokee
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
Dan DeGasperi’s 2019 Hyundai Tucson Highlander Review With Pricing, Specs, Performance, Ride And Handling, Safety, Verdict And Score.
Dual-cab 4×4 utes are looking likely to overtake SUVs as the next must-have family vehicle, and already out-sell some SUV categories. Here’s our list of the Top 5 Best Dual-Cab 4×4 Utes for less than $50k.
The new Hyundai Santa Fe and Mazda CX-8 arrived Down Under at about the same time, and both offer something similar, a roomy seven-seater with rough-ish road capability. So, which one should you buy?
Dan DeGasperi’s 2018 MG ZS Essence Review with Price, Specs, Performance, Ride and Handling, Ownership, Safety, Verdict and Score.
Dan DeGasperi steps into the ring with the runout 2018 Mazda3 Maxx Sport and the 2018 Toyota Corolla SX to find out which one you should buy.