Hatchbacks

2020 Hyundai Veloster review – Australian launch (videos)

Sep 27, 2019

The Hyundai Veloster is back for its second generation. And what a perfect time to arrive, just as the entry sports car market is starting to look a little stale. During 2018 the Veloster racked...

2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback review (video)

Sep 09, 2019

Audi is planning to expand its RS model range over the next 12 months, which suggests the market is hungry for more performance Audis. The 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback is one such model, coming...

2019 Holden Astra RS-V review (video)

Jul 12, 2019

The Holden Astra nameplate is well-established in Australia. But over the last few generations muddled sourcing from head company, General Motors, has made the lineup confusing. There have been periods where we had an over-priced...

2019 Mazda3 Evolve G20 review (video)

Jul 02, 2019

This is a big one. The all-new Mazda3. It basically means the segment goal posts could be moved forward a few feet. Let’s take a look and find out. The new model really is all...

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...