31 Mar 2021

2021 Mazda MX-30 M Hybrid Review

Our independent 2021 Mazda MX-30 M Hybrid review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Car makers sometimes reap great rewards when taking a chance. Porsche turned around its fortunes when it made its first SUV, and Ford in Australia might not be here if

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30 Mar 2021

GMSV Chevrolet C8 Corvette to start from $145k

Cut-price supercar from GM goes on sale in Australia. GMSV has confirmed the Australian Corvette lineup which consists of five models and is priced from $144,990 plus on-road costs. That’s a sharp price considering at one point with exchange it was rumoured to go over $200k. However, given that the

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24 Mar 2021

Behind the scenes of a 1975 Moto Guzzi 850 T3 custom build

A year in the making, this custom Moto Guzzi T3 was worth the wait. When Roger Westlake produces or commissions a custom bike, you can be assured the end result will be something special. We have first-hand knowledge of this, with two of his many builds featured with us in

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24 Feb 2021

Ioniq 5 EV reveal shows us a sharp new competitor

Hyundai has revealed its new Ioniq 5, the inaugural EV from the Korean group’s newest sub-brand, Ioniq. What’s interesting: Ioniq 5’s 800volt EV tech, retro looks and interior packaging What we wonder about: Price and availability, 800volt charging infrastructure The Ioniq 5 SUV rides on Hyundai’s all-new Electric-Global Modular Platform

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13 Jan 2021

The importance of 800 volt for Hyundai’s performance cars

The Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will introduce 800 volt electric vehicles, underpinned by the E-GMP platform. A crucial piece in the gap between performance and reliability, 800 volt architecture allows for super-fast charging of the battery and, most importantly, repeatable high performance running. It is something only

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11 Dec 2020

2021 Audi SQ5 TDI review

Our independent 2020 Audi SQ5 TDI review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Back by popular demand but for a limited time only. That’s the tagline for the return of one of Audi’s most popular models in the last decade – the Audi SQ5

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09 Dec 2020

2021 BMW M440i xDrive review

Our independent 2021 BMW M440i xDrive review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Brooding storm clouds hover overhead and, despite being early afternoon, light is fading. Soft mist begins to coat the tarmac, just enough to make the surface slippery, but not wet. Strewn

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06 Dec 2020

2020 Toyota GR Yaris review

It has been a year full of unlikely and hugely unwelcome events. Into all of this has been thrust a few shining lights – a hilarious US election, the new iPhone, and a rally car for the road from Toyota. Wait, what? Yep. Toyota’s all-new, excellent-but-expensive Yaris has an evil twin,

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03 Dec 2020

Hyundai’s new E-GMP electric platform detailed

Hyundai has revealed its new E-GMP electric car architecture in full, which will underpin a bevy of new electric cars by 2025. Hyundai Motor Group has officially shown its new ‘E-GMP’ electric vehicle platform architecture that will underpin future EV models. The dedicated platform is planned to support at least

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24 Nov 2020

1970 Skoda 110 R – Feature

Fifty years ago, Skoda presented a hot little number in the 110 R coupe. Of all the European automotive marques that have attempted to crack the Australian market in the new millennium, Skoda’s arguably been the only one to make a real success of it. Given the fact they’re fairly

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16 Oct 2020

2021 Audi RS Q8 review

Our independent 2020 Audi RS Q8 review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Meet the new king of Audi Sport. Up until now the hero of the four-ring brand’s performance range was arguably the RS6 Avant. The go-fast wagon has taken on a cult

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08 Oct 2020

2020 Audi S8 review

Our 2020 Audi S8 luxury sedan review in Australia, including price, specs, interior, ride and handling, safety and score. Effortless. It’s the perfect descriptor for the new Audi S8. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V8 displacing 4.0 litres, the S8 is endowed with 420kW at 6000rpm and 800Nm from 2000-4500rpm, and

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21 Sep 2020

Toyota’s new dynamic GR white goods

Forget everything you thought about Toyota because the Japanese brand has re-discovered its motorsport heritage in showroom style. While we’re only just getting ready for the all-new Yaris GR to be upon us November this year, Toyota is now beginning to bring its all-new supercar (yes, a Ferrari-beating weapon) to

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05 Jun 2020

2020 BMW M8 Competition review

IN A NUTSHELL: The fastest M car yet feels every bit as impressive as it should. It’s not the Porsche 911 Turbo killer BMW first said it would be, though it comes close and excels for luxury and comfort. What is it? BMW’s original 1990 8 Series coupe was the

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28 Apr 2020

Rear drive, manual transmission cars on sale in Australia

Five years ago we thought this list would shrink rapidly, but the number of rear-wheel drive sports cars with manual transmissions available in Australia remains healthy. IN ABOUT the mid-2010s, when manufacturers started culling manual ‘boxes from mainstream model lineups, motoring media were unsure that manual sports cars would last

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