Hatchbacks

2018 Citroen C3 review (video)

Jun 04, 2018

Say hello to the 2018 Citroen C3. It’s a cute little thing, isn’t it? This is the French company’s answer to vehicles such as the Toyota Yaris and Mazda2, and, more directly, the premium Audi...

2018 Kia Stinger 330Si review (video)

Apr 14, 2018

The 2018 Kia Stinger 330Si high-performance fastback comes at a critical nexus in the history of the Australian vehicle market. 2018 feels like a dystopian year to be a red-blooded petrolhead. No more Aussie V8s....

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport review – manual & auto (video)

Mar 31, 2018

Some days we get up in the morning and step into whatever car we’re testing like it’s just another car. But every now and then we are genuinely excited to get up early so we...

2018 Hyundai i30 N review – Australian launch (video)

Mar 29, 2018

To come from nowhere and burst into a field of very senior and very experienced competitors is daunting. To actually better them would be a miracle. Can the new Hyundai i30 N take on the...

2018 Renault Clio R.S. 200 Cup review (video)

Mar 22, 2018

It’s been five years since the Renault Clio hit our shores with its third-generation cohort. Now, with a mid-life update for the R.S. French pocket rocket you can expect to see much of the same...

2018 BMW M140i review (video)

Mar 15, 2018

How mad is this? It’s a hot hatch that’s rear-wheel drive and powered by a turbo inline six engine, and it features a six-speed manual transmission. It’s the kind of crazy combination you’d usually only...

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...

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