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…
When ex-Bond girl, Michelle Yeoh, heard how many people died each year on our roads she was spurred into action. Tony Bosworth caught up with the actress and model turned safety evangelist when she visited Australia to hand out awards at the Australian Road Safety Foundation.
the Audi Q3 is a very impressive entrant into the premium small SUV segment, and one that makes the BMW X1 look awkward. Not quite as cool or capable as the Range Rover Evoque, the Q3 is cheaper and pretty good on a dirt road.
The hot hatches of yore were usually nothing more than a great big engine stuffed between the chassis rails of a tiny car. Not so, the current crop of angry little super-minis which rely on small engines and turbocharging for maximum grunt and go. Enter the Skoda Fabia RS Wagon.
It’s long been a tradition amongst car manufacturers to take a crowbar to a car, ease the windows out, pull the rear seats up, slap a few big doors on, and then sell it as a light van version. Sometimes this worked rather well, and sometimes it clearly didn’t. The
The Falcon might well be on its way out, but the four-cylinder engine in the Ford Falcon EcoBoost G6E is easily the Falcon’s best engine ever. And it’s not just in fuel saving where it scores – the EcoBoost Falcon offers an improved drive, too, says Isaac Bober.
Sadly, with its three-star ANCAP rating, Practical Motoring can’t recommend the Ssangyong Actyon Sports Ute and that’s a shame, because it’s not too bad to drive.
It looks like a Barina on steroids, but is the new Holden Trax small SUV really as good as its looks suggest, asks Tony Bosworth.
With its sharp looking design, inside and out, and its off-road ability, the D40 Navara appealed to those looking for a dual-cab that could serve the, and pardon the pun, dual purpose of being a weekday workhorse and weekend warrior. Bigger, more comfortable, and a lot more refined than its D22 sibling, and plenty of its competitors too, the D40 Navara has built up a legion of followers.
Porsche is expanding its range with what the company boldly calls, “a whole new class of vehicle” in the shape of the high-performance all-wheel-drive Macan, set for launch in Australia mid-2014.
Car air conditioning got what you might call a bit of a frosty reception when it first came out, but only because it cost so much – around $6800 in today’s money for a simple cooling system you couldn’t even turn off.
After a week or two of pictures and information being leaked on the internet, the new generation WRX has broken cover today at the Los Angeles Auto Show, featuring a new engine, technology and styling.
The Holden VF Commodore Evoke LPG offers cheaper running costs, decent equipment levels, reasonable performance, and enough room for a family of four. Tony Bosworth reckons it might just be the ‘family’ pick of the Commodore range.