Hatchbacks

2019 MINI Cooper S

2019 MINI Cooper S review (video)

May 13, 2019

Raise your hand if you forgot about the MINI Cooper S? We must admit, we’re guilty. Perhaps it’s because the market is becoming flooded with so many carmakers coming up with their own exclusive takes...

2019 Kia Cerato GT hatch review (video)

Apr 20, 2019

Kia doesn’t currently offer a full-cream hot hatch. But this new Cerato GT gets mightily close, packing turbo power, stiff suspension, and all of the spicy garnishes you’d expect from one. The GT is the...

2019 Kia Picanto GT review (video)

Apr 10, 2019

Finally, Kia Australia is offering this little gem in local showrooms. It’s called the Picanto GT, and while it might not offer the outright neck-jerking performance of a proper hot hatch, it does stand out...

2019 Infiniti QX30 Sport review (video)

Apr 01, 2019

Welcome to the SUV version of Infiniti’s entry-level model. It’s called the Infiniti QX30, and you’d have to agree, it is one of the more stylish-looking models in the premium small crossover market. It is...

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N review – Australian launch (video)

Mar 08, 2019

Like the idea of a well-sorted hot hatch but desire something with a little more flair and elegance on the design front? You can begin opening your arms now as the new Hyundai i30 Fastback...

2019 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport 2.0 petrol review – quick test (video)

Mar 06, 2019

In what could be considered the biggest game changer in years, the latest, twelfth-generation Toyota Corolla is rustling the automotive industry’s feathers. As explained in our full review of the Corolla ZR hybrid here, the...

2018 Honda Civic RS Hatch review

Feb 23, 2019

When it first launched a couple of years ago, the Honda Civic RS blew the market away with its hugely practical cabin, clever features, and brisk new 1.5-litre turbo engine. So we thought we’d sample...

2019 Infiniti Q30 Sport review (video)

Feb 22, 2019

It’s billed as a luxurious crossover and competes in the small SUV segment, but it also faces some established rivals like the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, and the closely-related Mercedes Benz A-Class. With the...

2019 Kia Rio GT-Line 1.0 turbo review (video)

Feb 14, 2019

What’s this cute little sporty hatch? Kia Australia is topping out the latest Rio range with the new GT-Line. If you’re in the market for a compact car, this one looks like it could be...

2019 Renault Megane RS Cup review (video)

Feb 04, 2019

When it comes to properly hardcore hot hatches, Renault is one of the few car manufacturers that knows how to do it properly. This is because the French brand has been doing it for decades,...

2019 Kia Picanto GT-Line review (video)

Feb 01, 2019

From the wonderful world of Kia comes yet another hot number. The pint-sized Picanto shows the micro-car segment how it’s done, accounting for more than half of all sales in the segment in 2018. Now,...

2018 Hyundai IONIQ review (videos) – Australian launch

Dec 07, 2018

Calm down, we know what you’re probably thinking. What’s this? Another eco car promising to change the world. Well, actually, no. And that’s the great thing about it. It’s just a regular car that just...