Isaac Bober reviews the Volkswagen Beetle with pricing, specs, ride and handling, safety and verdict. IN A NUTSHELL: Volkswagen toughens up the Beetle with masculine styling and an interior that’s literally swimming in retro appeal. PRACTICAL MOTORING SAYS: Despite being based on the previous generation Golf (Golf VI), the new
Ending months, and perhaps years of speculation about its future, Holden, has announced it would cease production operations in Australia from late-2017.
The brutish looking Chrysler’s 300C has had its rough edges knocked off in its recent revision, but has lost none of its street appeal. A shed load of kit and tweaks to the ride and handling mean the American lump gives the locals a run for their money.
The new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland is the shining light in the Chrysler arsenal. The Jeep Grand Cherokee offers ability and sophistication, an impressive standard features list and pricing that must make its competitor brands scratch their heads in wonder.
The limited-edition Fiat 500C by Gucci takes the already cute-as-a-button Fiat 500 and it makes it even cuter looking. That it’s a decent drive is the icing on the cake.
At a drive-away price of less than $20,000, Hyundai’s Accent Active certainly looks to be good value. Tony Bosworth puts the keenly-priced Korean car through its paces to see if it really does provide value-for-money motoring.
The Proton Exora is touted as Australia’s cheapest (sorry, “least expensive”) seven-seater. Does it have more to offer than a price advantage?
There isn’t another ute on the planet that will touch the Holden VF SSV Redline ute for performance and overall price as it proved at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
Proton’s target of becoming a “globally recognised player” in the automotive world is ambitious and the Prevé probably isn’t the car to get them there. But it may be a good start.
Proton insists the Suprima S is not just a hatchback version of the Prevé. Regardless, it faces a tough fight in what is arguably the toughest market segment.
Ford is hoping to take our minds off the impending demise of local Falcon production by introducing the new Ford Mustang, the first factory right-hand drive model ever.
A newspaper report this morning claims General Motors will wind-up Holden’s factory in 2016… are media reports doing more harm than good? Former Holden factory worker, James Middleton says yes. IN LIGHT OF media-driven rumours overnight that Holden will close the doors of its Adelaide-based factory (Elizabeth) in 2016, I’d like
The Toyota RAV4 pioneered the compact SUV segment and it’s been the best-selling model in the segment since its debut in 1994, having notched up almost 200,000 sales since then.
Toyota’s Corolla and Camry are on track for major sales triumphs in 2013 with just weeks to run until year’s end, with the Corolla likely to become Australia’s best-selling car.
Back in London we’d had an old 205 Junior, a car that asked you to spend 20 minutes starting it on a cold day. The speedo didn’t work, nor the indicators and there was something dodgy about the steering which made it feel like a boat…