Toyota Corolla best-selling car in June 2014
03 Jul 2014

Australian new vehicle sales bounce back

Australian new car sales for June 2014 are up, which has the FCAI suggesting car sales in this country have bounced back from recent declines.

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android auto launched by Google
27 Jun 2014

Android Auto Launched [w/video]

Google this week launched its Apple CarPlay competitor Android Auto with the first car boasting the two in-car control systems on-sale by the end of 2014.

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mitsubishi outlander aspire 4wd
19 Jun 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander Aspire 4WD Review

An updated version of Mitsubishi’s mid-size SUV, the 2014 Outlander boasts a new look and more kit for the money. Is it better than the Hyundai Santa Fe or Subaru’s Forester?

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the Kia pro_cee'd GT
06 May 2014

2014 Kia pro_cee’d GT review

Kia’s first toe in the water of performance hatches is a good one. The brand has rightly avoided comparing it with more aggressive competitors, like the Ford Focus ST, but it’s got enough grunt and go to be fun, and the price is hard to beat.

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Honda Odyssey opening image
15 Apr 2014

2014 Honda Odyssey Preview

In a Nutshell The multi-award winning Honda Odyssey is back with more safety features, a new engine and transmission, more interior room and practicality. Practical Motoring Says Styling and interior practicality updates should put the Honda Odyssey back on the shopping lists of those after a roomy seven-seater that doesn’t

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Subaru Outback driving in water
14 Apr 2014

What 4X4 to buy if you don’t want to own a 4X4

The non-4WD Enthusiast’s Guide to Buying a 4WD, or what 4WD to buy when you’re only into the great outdoors and not off-roading.

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The new Kia pro_cee'd GT
19 Mar 2014

Kia pro_cee’d GT Preview

New Car Preview: Impressive performance figures, specification and pricing means the Kia pro_cee’d GT ticks all of the right boxes.

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New Toyota Kluger will be here in March
09 Feb 2014

New cars for 2014

We bought a record 1.14 million new vehicles in 2013, Now the manufacturers are hoping we’ll buy even more in 2014. Paul Murrell lists what new cars are on the way.

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The BMW 116i is a quality package but it's priced a little high
09 Feb 2014

BMW 116i Review

The BMW 116i may be an entry-level model as far as BMW is concerned but it doesn’t have an entry-level price. Tony Bosworth asks if the five-door hatchback represents good value for money, and does it really deliver the goods?

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Mazda introduces capped price servicing to coincide with release of new Mazda3
24 Jan 2014

Mazda rolls out capped price servicing

Mazda has finally succumbed to the push for capped priced servicing and reconsiders its mandatory six-month service demands. The company hasn’t made it clear how this impacts existing owners.

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The Proton Exora is priced right and as word gets around it should start to sell. It needs a five-star ANCAP rating for us to be totally happy, though.
15 Dec 2013

Proton Exora First Drive Car Review

The Proton Exora is touted as Australia’s cheapest (sorry, “least expensive”) seven-seater. Does it have more to offer than a price advantage?

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Kia Koup Turbo Opener
13 Nov 2013

Kia Cerato Koup First Drive Review

The new Kia Cerato Koup marks a number of firsts for the company: the first Kia with a turbocharged engine, and the first Kia you may just buy because it looks so good.

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Frankfurt Motor Show
10 Nov 2013

The A-Z of the Frankfurt Motor Show

It’s reckoned to be the world’s biggest and glitziest car show, and Frankfurt certainly didn’t disappoint this time round as the wraps were taken off a host of new and exciting cars, many of which are headed this way, reports Tony Bosworth.

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A price cut has made the Fiat 500 a real player in the city car segment.
18 Oct 2013

Fiat 500 First Drive

The Fiat 500 has never really been a serious choice for Australian motorists, but with a price cut and cute looks that might be about to change. It also makes a strong case for itself against the other “retro” contenders such as the VW Beetle and Mini, which are bought more for image than any compelling practical reasons.

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The Nissan Almera is a sensible small car with the space of a medium car.
11 Oct 2013

Nissan Almera First Drive

If you’re in the market for a highly sensible new car with all the attributes of a small car but the space and practicality of a mid-size car, the Nissan Almera almost stands alone. You’ll miss out on a few of life’s little luxuries, but you shouldn’t get too many complaints from the back seat.

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