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2017 Honda Civic VTi-LX hatch review

Oct 19, 2017

The world of Honda holds a number of big-name legacies. One of its biggest is the Civic, arriving in Australia with its tenth generation. With it comes a new and very quirky design, improved engine...

2018 BMW M140i review – Australian launch

Sep 28, 2017

When BMW Australia announced the new pricing for the 2017 M140i LCI, we thought they were joking. For $59,990 (excluding on-roads) you can get yourself a rear-wheel drive hatch with sweet steering, top-of-the-range luxury and...

2017 Kia Picanto S manual review (video)

Sep 23, 2017

The 2017 Kia Picanto derives its name from the Spanish word for spicy; picante’, which, to some, may carry sporting or thrilling pretensions. Sitting in the smallest and most affordable city car segment, the emphasis...

2018 Hyundai i30 SR manual review (video)

Sep 13, 2017

It was not too long ago that there was a stigma of inferiority associated with any vehicle built in Asia. Through time, it was the Japanese brands like Toyota and Honda that were first to...

2017 Suzuki Swift GLX Turbo review (video)

Aug 22, 2017

At its launch in June, Suzuki said the all-new 2017 Swift was gunning for best-seller status in the light segment. A very tall order. Two months on and it is sitting in fifth spot, behind...

2018 Hyundai i30 Premium diesel review (video)

Aug 14, 2017

The 2018 Hyundai i30 is the brand’s latest bid to dominate one of the most competitive market segments in Australia; small hatches. While Hyundai’s reputation has improved overall, to the point where the i30 routinely...

2017 Hyundai i30 SR vs Honda Civic RS: warm hatch comparison (video)

Jul 27, 2017

Both Honda and Hyundai are on the verge of launching some very spicy super hatches to our market. The 202kW i30 N with input from former BMW M division boss, and the Nurburgring front-drive record-holding...

2017 Kia Rio SLi review (video)

Jul 24, 2017

Welcome to 2017, where old is new and new is old again. Retro ’80s fluro ski jackets are making a comeback, the Nokia 3310 has been re-released on the market, and the all-new 2017 Kia...

2017 Honda Jazz VTi review (video)

Jul 04, 2017

In wake of some recent dire years, Honda is finally shaping up for a better year with the release of some major overhauls in 2017. One nameplate etched in our minds is the Honda Jazz....

2017 Suzuki Swift review – Australian launch

Jun 07, 2017

Although the Suzuki Swift nameplate has been with us on-and-off since the 1980s, it’s the modern-era version that has defined the company since 2005. Now in its third-generation, the 2017 Swift migrates to a new...

2017 Hyundai i30 review – Australian launch

May 05, 2017

Aside from this 2017 i30 major makeover, it will be huge year for Hyundai Australia. A facelifted Sonata is on the way, an all-new small SUV called Kona, the hybrid and electric Ioniq, and the...

2017 Ford Focus RS review (video)

Apr 28, 2017

The 2017 Ford Focus RS is a lot like the cool kid in high school. A bad boy image goes a long way towards boosting popularity and the RS’s recent notoriety surrounding its ‘Drift Mode’...

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