Passenger Cars

2021 Lexus IS 300h Review

The Lexus IS has been challenging the likes of BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class since the late 90s, an era where a slew of other left-field options also emerged in the segment – Jaguar X-Type and Alfa Romeo 156 just to name a few. Fast forward to 2021, the …

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2021 BMW 520i LCI M Sport Review

What do you do when everyone calls their mid-life update a facelift? You give it a fancy name, like ‘LCI’, or ‘Life Cycle Impulse’ in BMW-speak. So, let me introduce you to the 2021 G30 BMW 520i LCI M Sport. Now available only in the popular M Sport trim, the …

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2021 Hyundai i30 Sedan Elite Review

The Hyundai i30 Sedan is the latest addition to the successful i30 range. Built in right-hand drive specifically for Australia, it replaces the slow-selling Elantra as the brand’s new small sedan offering in the sub-$40,000 segment. Capitalising on the i30 nameplate’s popularity, the fourth-generation ‘Elantra’ has its sight on the …

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2021 Mazda 3 Hatch G25 Astina Video Review

The Mazda 3 has progressed over the years from a mainstream model to its current semi-premium offering. A strong seller in the small car segment, the fourth-generation Mazda 3 stands out with its sporty and sophisticated design, premium interior, and balanced driving feel. Pricing starts from $24,990 for the entry-level G20 …

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2021 Genesis G80 Review – G80 2.5T

Hyundai’s luxury aspiration started with the Genesis mid-size sedan. Launched in Australia in 2015, it was introduced as part of Hyundai’s passenger car line-up, and was called the Hyundai Genesis, even though there wasn’t a single Hyundai badge in the vehicle. Luxuriously appointed, the Genesis was sized, equipped and marketed …

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2021 Hyundai i30 Active Hatch Review

The Hyundai i30 is one of the stars of the Korean brand’s extensive line-up. Now into its third-generation, the popular hatch has recently received an update for 2021. Unlike some other brands, Hyundai’s mid-life updates are rather extensive and in the case of the i30, an entirely new front fascia. …

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2021 Honda Accord Turbo Petrol and Hybrid Review

The fifth generation Honda Accord from the mid-90s has always been my favourite Accord. To me, the 1995 CD5 Accord represents the high time in the nameplate’s rich 40-year history. With its clean, elegant yet sporty design, it looked superb during its time, and it still looks good today. I …

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2020 Genesis G70 Review – G70 2.0T

The Genesis luxury sub-brand of Hyundai has been gunning for premium customers since 2015 with the brand introductory Hyundai Genesis medium sedan. A commendable first effort by the South Korean brand, it was popular amongst premium chauffeurs and private buyers who were drawn to its excellent value for money. When …

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2020 Honda Civic RS Hatch Review

It seems that almost everyone has taken a leaf out of the European car manufacturers’ playbook lately, introducing sports lines that bear an uncanny resemblance to their more expensive and potent siblings, but sans the full-fat power and drivetrain. Hyundai has found great success in its i30 N-Line and Honda …

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2020 Subaru Impreza Sedan 2.0i-S Review

The Subaru Impreza Sedan is probably one of the most underrated small sedans on the market. Its slightly quirky personality and often sedate styling means it gets overlooked for more its more fashionable rivals. However, few realises that with a few exceptions, the Impreza is one of the longest running …

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2020 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Sedan Hybrid Review

Twelve months after the arrival of the rejuvenated and much improved new Toyota Corolla Hatch, the larger Toyota Corolla Sedan has joined its sexier sibling in the showrooms, headlined by the availability of a hybrid powertrain for the first time. While many might associate the humble Corolla with words like …

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2020 Nissan Leaf EV Review

The automotive landscape is indeed changing fast. It wasn’t that long ago that reviewing an electric car was a rarity but in the last few years, we have reviewed a series of Hyundai Ioniq’s (hybrid, PHEV and Electric), the Jaguar’s i-Pace and of course, Tesla’s Model S, X and 3. …

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