All posts by Sean Thompson

Sean specialises in news and road testing. He's a passionate journalist and currently works for a Sydney metro newspaper. Sean is also a car fanatic at heart and dreads the day Aussie car manufacturing comes to an end.

Lamborghini expanding personalisation program beyond Aventador

Feb 26, 2014

Just in time for next week’s Geneva Motor Show, Lamborghini has announced its ‘Ad Personam’ personalisation program will expand beyond the Aventador. The program allows new Lamborghini customers to choose bespoke interior and exterior colours...

Mazda HAZUMI Concept set for Geneva Motor Show

Feb 22, 2014

More details about car unveils at the Geneva Motor Show are slowly trickling out, with the Mazda HAZUMI Concept set to make an impression previewing a next-gen subcompact car. The Hazumi, a Japanese word meaning...

Alfa Romeo 4C to make Australian debut at Phillip Island

Feb 22, 2014

Aussies can catch their first glimpse of the exciting new Alfa Romeo 4C when it hits the tarmac at Phillip Island this weekend. The 4C is the official safety car for the opening round of...

Renault’s powerful new 1.6L Energy dCi twin-turbo diesel

Feb 22, 2014

Renault has whipped the covers off its new twin-turbocharged 1.6-litre diesel engine, which produces about the same amount of torque and power as a strong 2.0-litre turbo engine. Renault claims the twin-turbo setup delivers 117.7kW...

2014 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo review (video)

Feb 19, 2014

In many ways the 2014 Kia Cerato Koup Turbo is a coming of age for the Korean carmaker. It’s Kia’s first true crack at a decent sports car. Is it ready to take on the...

Dubai plans to ban poor people from owning cars

Feb 18, 2014

In a bold move that could be a world first, Dubai is planning to ban poor people from owning cars. Civic leader Hussain Lootah has suggested only people who earn above a certain monthly income...

Corvettes swallowed by sinkhole at Corvette Museum

Feb 13, 2014

One of the world’s coolest collections of rare Corvettes was partially destroyed by a massive sinkhole earlier this week. The Corvette Museum at Bowling Green, Kentucky, looks more like a bomb site with at least...

Toyota to end Australian manufacturing by end of 2017

Feb 10, 2014

Toyota has told its workers it will cease manufacturing in Australia by the end of 2017, putting the final nail in the local car industry’s coffin. Toyota’s shocking announcement comes after Holden declared it would...

Kia Soul EV unveiled at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Feb 10, 2014

Kia has whipped the covers off its first fully electrical vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show called the Soul EV. Featuring state-of-the-art battery technologies, the Kia Soul EV was unveiled alongside the 2014 Optima Hybrid...

Lotus helped tune Hyundai Genesis chassis & suspension – report

Feb 09, 2014

Lotus reportedly helped tune the chassis and suspension on the second-gen 2o15 Hyundai Genesis, which will go on sale in Australia in July this year. The testing included Lotus taking the highly anticipated car on...

US teen blames “bigfoot” for car crash

Feb 08, 2014

It’s not uncommon for people to fudge a few details when they crash their car, but a teenager in the United States has taken it to a whole new level. Robert Sevenich, 17, of Columbiana,...

New Audi A3 Cabriolet on sale in June

Feb 07, 2014

Featuring a sporty new design and an all-wheel drive option for the first time, the new Audi A3 Cabriolet will go on sale in Australia in June. Prices start from $47,300 for the base model...