subaru xv long-term test
22 Aug 2014

Subaru XV 2.0i-S – Long-Term – Week 6

After driving the Subaru XV off-road last week I’ve been left wondering whether I should get some vinyl wrap to keep it safe from scratches. Welcome to week 6.

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Lexus NX300h begins production
10 Aug 2014

Lexus NX production begins

Lexus has begun production of its NX SUV and crowed about the green credentials of its NX 300h model – deliveries begin in October.

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Practicalmotoring.com.au off-road with their long-term Subaru XV
08 Aug 2014

2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S – long-term – Week 4

This week we took our 2014 Subaru XV 2.0i-S out into the bush and got it properly muddy – and it’s left us wanting to push it even harder off road. Welcome to week 4.

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Ford Edge launched
25 Jun 2014

Ford Edge to replace Ford Territory in 2016

Ford today launched its new medium SUV, the Ford Edge, which will go on-sale in more than 100 markets from 2015 and replace the Ford Territory from 2016.

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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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new kia sportage
08 Jun 2014

2014 Kia Sportage gets new engine

Kia Motors Australia has revealed engine and gearbox upgrades for its 2014 Kia Sportage, and announced a new Si Premium model.

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The Q3 camping tent
01 Jun 2014

Audi Q3 camping tent revealed

The Wörthersee GTI event is the event that keeps on giving. In addition to a swag of one-off concepts, the VW Group has shown off the Q3 camping tent.

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The new Lexus NX SUV
29 May 2014

Lexus NX SUV to offer tech firsts…

The Lexus NX SUV will include a number of technical innovations for the Lexus brand when it launches here in October.

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Bentley SUV
28 May 2014

Bentley SUV teased in new video

Bentley has released a teaser video of the SUV it plans to introduce in 2016 – the video hints at a more curvaceous shape to the one the EXP-9 concept wore.

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The Mitsubishi Outlander has been refreshed
12 Mar 2014

Mitsubishi Outlander refreshed

More aggressive styling, fresh interior trims, retuned suspension and a new emergency stop signal feature are the headline changes for the refreshed Mitsubishi Outlander SUV.

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The Nissan X-Trail launches this month from $27,990
07 Mar 2014

Nissan announces pricing for X-Trail

The Nissan X-Trail is one of Nissan’s best-selling models in Australia and the upgraded model launches here in March, from $27,990(+ORC).

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If you squint you might see hints of the Hyundai Veloster in the look of the ix35
24 Dec 2013

Hyundai ix35 First Drive Car Review

The Hyundai ix35 has always been great value, and most buyers were willing to overlook its shortcomings. With the Series II Hyundai has addressed these and made it an even better buy for families.

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The Toyota RAV4 is Australia's best-selling compact SUV
05 Dec 2013

Toyota RAV4 Cruiser Review

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.

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The Audi Q3 looks great
27 Nov 2013

Audi Q3 First Drive Review

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.

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Nissan Qashqai launched in the UK
10 Nov 2013

New Nissan Qashqai (Dualis to us) launched

The bizarrely named, and refreshed, Nissan Qashqai – better known as the Dualis in Australia – has just been launched overseas, and it’s headed Down-Under next year.

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