Hatchbacks

2014 Holden Cruze review – Australian launch

Mar 08, 2013

Holden is looking to really shake up the very popular small hatch and sedan segment this year, and the new Australian-developed 2014 Holden Cruze is the piece of artillery selected to do just that. With...

2012 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo review (video)

Mar 07, 2013

The 2012 Hyundai Veloster SR Turbo is the Korean carmaker’s first go at taking on the hot hatch segment in Australia. Lucky for Hyundai, it’s a cracking little car that is proving quite the competitor...

2013 Holden Volt review

Feb 28, 2013

The 2013 Holden Volt proves it is completely possible to have a car that’s environmentally friendly, luxurious, and fun to drive. And all without using a single drop of petrol. 2013 HOLDEN VOLT – PROS...

2013 Volvo V40 review – Australian launch

Feb 20, 2013

The term ‘game changer’ gets thrown around a lot, but with the introduction of the all-new 2013 Volvo V40, there’s potential this time the term could be very valid indeed. Filled with cutting-edge technology, standard...

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth Esseesse review (video)

Feb 16, 2013

Take one rorty 1.4-litre engine and pump up to 20psi of boost into it and what you’re left with is the extremely feisty Fiat 500 Abarth Esseesse. It might be small but it carries way more...

2012 Opel Astra Sport review (video)

Jan 21, 2013

It’s sexy, practical, and zippy thanks to its turbo engine, but is it enough to win over Australian small car buyers? The 2012 Opel Astra Sport is the newest kid on the ever-competitive small car...

2013 Toyota Corolla Levin ZR review (video)

Jan 15, 2013

The world’s most popular small car is about to become a whole lot more popular. Toyota has just reinvented its unbeatable Corolla hatch with improvements in every aspect important in a small car. So how...

2012 Hyundai i30 Premium CRDi review

Jan 14, 2013

The 2012 Hyundai i30 Premium CRDi offers exceptional value for money thanks to excellent fuel economy, loads of interior delights, fresh styling, and inviting driving dynamics. 2012 HYUNDAI i30 PREMIUM CRDi – PROS AND CONS...

2013 Ford Focus ST review (video)

Jan 08, 2013

This is the new 2013 Ford Focus ST. It’s the replacement to the very popular XR5. For the new model, Ford decided to relegate the howling XR5 2.5-litre five-cylinder turbo engine – potentially upsetting enthusiasts...

2012 BMW 118d M Sport review (video)

Dec 31, 2012

The 2012 BMW 118d M Sport is the perfect car for those who simply love driving. Why? The 1 Series is the only rear-wheel drive hatch on the market for starters, so you get proper...

2012 Opel Astra GTC Sport review (video)

Dec 24, 2012

The conditions in the hot hatch segment are harsh and unforgiving at the moment, especially with desirable newcomers popping up from all parts of the world. One of the newest arrivals is the 2012 Opel...

2012 Hyundai Veloster Plus review

Nov 22, 2012

Although the 2012 Hyundai Veloster Plus does come with plenty of kit, is it worth the extra $4000 over the $23,990 entry-level Veloster? Let’s find out. 2012 HYUNDAI VELOSTER PLUS – PROS AND CONS PROS:...

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