Hatchback news

All-new 2021 Hyundai i20 N hot hatch revealed

Oct 21, 2020

The compact hot hatch market is firing up at the moment, and now Hyundai has just unveiled its little i20 N firecracker. It has been confirmed it will be heading to Australia in 2021. Coming...

Tesla hatchback under consideration based on Model 3, Model 2? – report

Aug 25, 2020

Tesla is reportedly planning a new hatchback model to take on the premium European offerings, based on the Model 3 mid-size sedan. This is set to be part of efforts for Tesla to offer a...

2020 Jaguar XE P300 R-Dynamic SE review (video)

Aug 23, 2020

There are a lot of vehicles in this market segment that are very similar, and even look the same. But the 2020 Jaguar XE stands out with a certain British charm. However, the company has...

All-new Ford Puma ST performance SUV previewed (video)

Aug 06, 2020

Ford is getting ready to unveil its first-ever Puma ST, with a teaser this week confirming a debut is locked in for September 24. We shouldn’t really say ‘first-ever Puma ST’, because it’s actually a...

Renault Australia confirms Arkana, new Captur, updated Megane RS

Jul 29, 2020

Renault Australia has confirmed some of its upcoming product plans which are set to help keep the French brand alive and kicking as we get through the coronavirus pandemic. For the past four years running,...

Ford Maverick name being revived, set for compact pickup

Jul 21, 2020

It looks like the Ford Maverick name is making a return. But it won’t be applied to a Nissan Patrol, as many Australians will remember. Instead, Ford is said to be working on a new...

2020 Mazda3 turbo confirmed, gets 2.5T with 170kW

Jul 06, 2020

It’s official. The 2020 Mazda3 turbo features the company’s 2.5-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, developing 170kW and 420Nm. Although the power output is decent for this class, it’s the torque that should frighten most rivals. Details...

2020 Toyota Australia Hybrid range

Toyota Australia increasing prices 1-4% from July 1, Japan-made models

Jun 19, 2020

Toyota Australia will be introducing some price increases across most of its range from July 1, dealership documents have confirmed, with some models jumping by over $1000. According to a dealer bulletin sent out this...

2021 Mazda3 ‘hot hatch’ AWD turbo coming soon – report

Jun 05, 2020

Mazda is reportedly getting ready to introduce a new turbo, all-wheel drive version of the Mazda3 for 2021 model year. Could this finally be a successor to the MPS hot hatch that we’ve all been...

2018 Toyota HiLux Rogue

Australian vehicle sales for May 2020 (VFACTS)

Jun 03, 2020

April was a pretty devastating month for most industries due to the coronavirus pandemic, with the Australian new car market reporting just 38,926 sales. May 2020 VFACTS figures, handed out today, confirm the market is...

2020 MINI Electric Hatch

2020 MINI Electric priced from $59,900, arrives in Australia in August

May 08, 2020

MINI Australia is getting ready to launch the all-new 2020 MINI Electric Hatch, with a special First Edition to go up for grabs for a limited time to celebrate its arrival. The 2020 MINI Electric...

2020 Nissan Patrol Ti review (video)

Apr 19, 2020

The big beast is back for another model year. This time the Y62 Nissan Patrol receives a significant facelift. The most significant ever, in fact. But is it enough to win the hearts of modern...