Kevin J Lee

Genesis unveils stunning X Convertible Concept

Genesis has unveiled its third and final X concept, the Genesis X Convertible, ahead of its official debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Showcasing the luxury brand’s Athletic Elegance design language in its purest form, the concept shares its underpinnings and electric powertrain with the X Concept from 2021 …

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2022 Volkswagen Mk8 Golf R hatch and wagon review

Remember the Mk5 Volkswagen Golf R32? It’s arguably one of the most celebrated Golf R‘s of all time, sporting centrally-mounted dual exhaust pipes, all-wheel drive and stunning 3.2-litre V6 with its unique burble. Fans cried foul when Volkswagen ditched the naturally-aspirated six-pot for a more powerful yet fuel efficient 2.0-litre …

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VW apprentices knocks up ID.5 GTX Xcite Concept

Every year around September, Volkswagen will set a bunch of apprentices loose to turn a production car into something exciting, such as the Golf GTI Next Level and Hybrid “First Decade” seen a few years ago. But with the advent of electric cars, the apprentices have this year turned their …

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2022 Hyundai Kona N Review – it’s a hoot!

It’s hard not to be impressed with Hyundai. From a humble beginning, its products have continued to improve so much so it’s now one of the biggest and well respected car makers in the world. And with the establishment of its high-performance N division, the company is now producing some …

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2023 Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport confirmed for Australia

Toyota has announced it’s adding the “dynamically focused” GR Sport variant to its Yaris Cross light SUV line-up in Australia. Set to arrive in showrooms in December, the 2023 Toyota Yaris Cross GR Sport will be available exclusively in 2WD Hybrid guise. It comes with retuned suspension that is said …

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2022 Volkswagen Arteon 206TSI R-Line v Genesis G70 2.0T Shooting Brake Review

First it was the four-door coupe, and now it’s the Shooting Brake – or sexy wagon to you and me. I’m not complaining as I happen to think they look fantastic, have enough room for a dog and some ski gear, and an excellent alternative to the ubiquitous high-riding SUVs. …

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2026 Polestar 6 EV roadster confirmed for production, and Australia

Polestar has confirmed a production version of its seductive O2 concept will arrive in 2026 as the Polestar 6, and it’s coming to Australia. Featuring an all-electric powertrain, the Polestar 6 is described as “a perfect combination of powerful electric performance and the thrill of fresh air with the top …

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2023 BMW X1 pricing and specification

Australia will receive the third-generation BMW X1 in the fourth quarter of this year with the sDrive18i and xDrive20i the first to arrive. Priced from $53,900 and $65,900, respectively, the new X1 is $6,000 dearer than before and will debut BMW’s new Features on Demand, where buyers subscribe to features …

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2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs Kia Sportage Review

Medium SUVs are hot tickets at the moment, easily eclipsing what used to be the default small cars on buyers shopping list thanks to their versatility, roomy cabin and increasingly generous specification. One such model is the Mitsubishi Outlander. It is the most impressive model to come out of the …

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Cupra on sale now in Australia with Launch Editions

Spanish performance brand, Cupra, has officially launched in Australia one month earlier than planned, with the brand taking online orders for the Leon, Forementor and Ateca Launch Edition models. Just 100 units in total will be on offer, with all Launch Edition models based on the range-topping VZx trim level …

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2022 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross Plug-in Hybrid Review

The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross seems to be a trailblazer model for the brand. It was the first to sport the fashionable coupe SUV styling when it first landed in 2018 and now in 2022, it is the first model in its class to introduce a new high-tech plug-in hybrid (PHEV) …

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SPIED: 2023 Nissan Z Nismo

Is this our first glimpse of the Nissan Z Nismo? Spied on a Japanese racetrack, the car here appears to be the hotter version of the upcoming Z with a more aggressive styling. Uploaded to YouTube by R Gelan, the short video shows only a few seconds of footage but …

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2023 Toyota GR Corolla will be in short supply

That’s right. The new Toyota GR Corolla hot hatch will be in short supply in its first year of production, with 6600 of the more than 8500 produced destined for the USA. The remaining 2000 will be shared by the rest of the globe, including Australia. It’s all part of …

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2022 Jaguar XF P300 R-Dynamic Review

The Jaguar XF is unlikely to spring to mind or be a first choice for those looking for a mid-size luxury sedan but there’s a lot to like about this 2022 XF P300 R-Dynamic. With both diesel and supercharged petrol having left the building, the turbocharged petrol P300 is now …

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