Alvin Lee

Founder and Chief Editor

Next-gen Mazda 6 to go mild-hybrid, PHEV and rear-drive

Mazda’s push towards a premium brand will start with the company’s mid-size Mazda 6 sedan. The next-generation model will transition from a front-wheel drive format to rear-wheel drive, signalling Mazda’s intention to pit the 6 against the likes of Genesis G70, Lexus IS and to a certain extend the German …

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Polestar 2 vs Tesla Model 3: Price and Spec Comparison

  Think electric cars and right away Tesla springs to mind. The American electric car manufacturer’s models are synonymous with cool tech and supercar-beating acceleration. Its best seller, the Model 3 sedan, is the most affordable model. While it plays in the luxury sports sedan segment, rivalling the likes of …

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2021 Subaru Outback Review

The Subaru Outback has some of the most loyal owners in Australia, with over one-third of its owners returning to buy an Outback when a new model comes out. Subaru’s strong brand reputation Down Under plays a role, but surely there’s something about the Outback that’s keeping owners hooked, generation …

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2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee unveiled: PHEV model joins line-up

The all-new fifth-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee has bowed in, coinciding with the brand’s 80th year as manufacturer of adventure vehicles. Said to be the most advanced and capable Grand Cherokee ever, the new SUV brings a host of new technologies, including the first-ever plug-in hybrid electric Grand Cherokee and improved …

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2021 Nissan Juke vs Toyota Yaris Cross Comparison Review

The young and active are flocking to small city crossovers for multiple reasons. The so called ‘jacked up hatchback’ is perceived to be more fun and less domesticated than the traditional city car, the higher ride height also affords a more commanding view, and certain models have all-wheel drive which …

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Nissan Z shooting brake is a convincing proposition

The first all-new Nissan Z sports car in 13 years was launched to much fanfare earlier this year. The two-seater coupe is sleek, purposeful and contemporary. But where to from here? If there’s one body form that is getting increasingly popular, it’s the shooting brake. And automotive renderer Sugar Design …

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Nissan GT-R T-spec limited edition models introduced in Japan

Nissan has introduced two new limited edition models of the GT-R super sports car for its domestic market of Japan. The model line-up includes two highly limited variants, the GT-R Premium Edition T-spec and GT-R Track Edition Engineered by NISMO T-spec. All are scheduled to go on sale in Japan …

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2021 Toyota Fortuner Crusade Review

With the popularity of utes as lifestyle vehicles, the ute-based SUV segment serves to build on that appeal with greater comfort and practicality. While Toyota’s HiLux ute has long been the undisputed best-seller in Australia, its SUV cousin, the Toyota Fortuner, hasn’t been as quite a hit. Returning to Australian …

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Volkswagen Touareg R ditches V8 for 340kW Turbo V6 PHEV

On this World EV Day Volkswagen can confirm that its first vehicle capable of running on battery power – the Touareg R – is approved for sale in Australia and is scheduled to arrive toward the end of 2022. This Plug-in Hybrid EV, whose combined electric motor and turbo petrol V6 delivers …

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2022 Subaru BRZ available for pre-order priced from sub-$40k

The highly anticipated second-generation Subaru BRZ is officially on sale in Australia today from sub-$40k through dealer and online pre-orders, ahead of the sports car arrival in December. Built exclusively at Subaru’s factory in Japan (alongside its twin the Toyota GR86), the all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ is powered by Subaru’s …

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Isuzu D-Max toughens up with Arctic Trucks AT35 package

The Isuzu D-Max is one of the most capable utes in the segment, having proven itself in our recent review. Straight from the factory, it comes all geared up to tackle the bush, yet impresses in everyday comfort. But for those wanting more, it doesn’t stop here. Four-wheel-drive tuner Arctic …

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Rendering shows Tesla Model 3 hatch has good potential

The Model 3 is Tesla’s best-selling model, not surprising given it’s currently the most affordable Tesla model. Marketed as sports luxury sedan, the Model 3 has been well regarded for its elegant styling, strong performance and next-generation technology. Yet, there’s room for improvement and it’s not to the car itself …

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2021 Kia Stonic GT-Line Review

The already saturated city crossover segment has welcomed yet another player. Arriving fashionably late, literally, the new Kia Stonic is set to shake up the segment with its striking and tasteful looks. “European styling with youthful character”, reads the Kia Stonic’s media release. And it’s not a false claim. If …

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Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior: Development Story

When Premcar and Nissan say the Navara PRO-4X Warrior is made for Australia, it’s more than just words. The new homegrown hero has been subjected to tens of thousands of kilometres of testing, over every challenging landscape this country can produce, to ensure it’s up for anything its owners can …

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