THE NEW Chevrolet Silverado 1500 in Australia has spent barely any time on HSV (could soon be GMSV) dealer floors, but we were itching to jump into one and give it a good test both on and off the road. Read on for our full on-road and off-road assessment. IN
A budget action camera has rolled into Practical Motoring and we thought we’d see if it was up to the task of shooting car videos. A PROLIFERATION of action cameras since the ubiquitous GoPro became a number one hit has seen nearly all new arrivals to the scene mimic that
Review of the 2020 Toyota Supra GTS in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. THE SUPRA has been Toyota’s performance flagship since the 1978 A40 with a 92kW engine, originally based on the Celica coupe but lengthened to accept a 6-cylinder engine instead of a
Review of the 2020 Mitsubishi ASX Exceed in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. THIS IS Australia’s best-selling small SUV right now, eclipsing sales of much newer competitors despite its ten-year-old platform and packaging. We spent a week driving the top-spec Exceed model to give
Review of the 2020 Lexus LS 500 F Sport in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. REMEMBER THE old Lexus LS? It looked a bit stuffy but carried the reputation of Toyota and Japanese build quality to the luxury car market. Today, it’s a much
Review of the 2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid S in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score.
Review of the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. WE JUST love the Skoda Octavia RS… it really is a great option for anyone that wants something practical, sporty, and not an SUV. But what if you need an SUV?
FORD’S FIESTA ST is one of the benchmark hot hatches of the last decade. Given a chance to drive the new-generation ST here in Australia, we were more than keen to see if it will carry the baton into the 2020s. IN A NUTSHELL: The new Fiesta ST is a
Porsche’s most affordable model has been recently updated to tackle new rivals…we just had to see what Stuttgart’s smallest SUV offers. IN A NUTSHELL: A sporty feeling SUV and there’s value here for a Porsche, but the base model Macan lacks the athleticism and features of its sibling variants. THE
Mitsubishi has given its Triton-based Pajero Sport a facelift for 2020 with some noticeable enhancements outside and not as visible improvements underneath. We road-tested the base-grade GLX to see what they bring to the table in this value-edged offering. THE GOOD: Value, off-road ability, comfy cabin, easy driveability THE BAD:
Price $68,532+ORC Warranty five-years, unlimited km Safety 5 stars Engine 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol Power 170kW at 5000rpm Torque 420Nm at 2000rpm Transmission six-speed automatic Drive all-wheel drive Dimensions 5075mm (L) 1969mm (W) 1747mm (H) 2930mm (WB) Seats seven Boot Space 230L (seven-seats up) 810L (five-seats up) Weight 2000kg Towing 750-2000kg (braked) Fuel Tank 74 litres Thirst 8.8L/100km claimed combined Mazda CX-9 report one: The anti-shaggin wagon LIKE MANY
HYUNDAI’S KONA is the lofty, lifted SUV crossover of the popular i30 hatch. In Hyundai’s lineup, it sits between the new, smaller Venue and stalwart family option, the Tucson. Introduced in Australia in 2017 the Kona currently on sale is still in its first generation, however, it brought with it
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF. The hatchback is absolutely iconic after decades of production and continues to offer a slick city car for the masses and a great hot hatch for enthusiasts. Now getting late into its lifecycle and with plenty of tweaks to the MK7.5 seventh-generation model lineup, it offers good safety,
LITTLE MORE THAN 12 months ago Volkswagen unleashed its cut-price Amarok Core V6, offering one of the dual-cab ute market’s gruntiest options for a touch over $50,000. And we say it’s the gruntiest option now given that Mercedes-Benz has pulled its X-Class offering – the only V6 rival to the
CARS ARE ALL about numbers, especially those exotic machines built specifically for driving enthusiasts. The bigger the number, the faster it is. The more desirable it is. And usually the more expensive it is. So, what happens when a car is missing one of those crucial figures? Well, in the