Passenger Cars

2015 Toyota Corolla Hatch Review

Toyota’s most popular car, and Australia’s number one selling vehicle – the Toyota Corolla hatch – has been given a nip-tuck for 2015. The mid life update not only brings revised styling but also a two-tiered model strategy to cater for all tastes. The entry-level Ascent and Ascent Sport variants …

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2015 BMW 2 Series Convertible Review

The BMW 2 Series Convertible is the entry point to propeller-badged open top motoring. Replacing the 1 Series Convertible, the new drop-top sets out to continue the success of its predecessor, which had no real rivals during its time. The first generation established itself as the undisputed leader in its …

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2015 Hyundai i30 Series II Review

The Hyundai i30 is the showroom star of the fast growing Korean brand. Developed to take on segment favourites such as the Toyota Corolla, Mazda3 and Volkswagen Golf, the i30 has built up a loyal following in the two generations it’s been on sale. In June, it was the best-selling …

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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso Review

People mover is a category that usually gets overlooked for the more fashionable but functionally near identical SUVs. They don’t need to be boring, either. Take the new Citroen C4 Picasso, for example, it offers unique looks, a spacious interior and a decent drive. Featuring Citroen’s signature dual-chevron grille flanked …

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2015 Infiniti Q50 Review – 2.0T GT

The premium mid-size segment has never been so fiercely contended. Firstly, there’s the German establishment of BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4. Then, there’s the Volvo S60 offering some Swedish luxury. From Japan, there’s the Lexus IS as a viable alternative. And soon the British will also join …

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2015 Peugeot 308 Review

It has been a while since Peugeot produced a car that excites. The last one I drove was the 208 GTi in 2013 that finally brought some mojo back into the French company after a decade of ho-hum effort. The latest 308, launched earlier this year, not promises to carry …

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2015 BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Review

For a brand that used to pride itself on building cars with 50:50 weight distribution and rear-wheel-drive, the embodiment of “the ultimate driving machine”, it would have been unimaginable in the past if we told you BMW was going to produce a front-wheel drive vehicle. But, here it is – …

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2015 Hyundai Sonata Review

Stopped at the lights next to me is a white boxy sedan with awkward, derivative styling, faded taillights and a grey plastic dashboard shinier than the over-exfoliated face of Kim Kardashian. It is missing one of its mudguards and specks of paint are peeling off from its boot lid, underneath …

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2015 Lexus RC 350 Review

After years of helplessly watching buyers rush to the Germans for their entry-level luxury sports coupes, Lexus has finally got a true contender in the ring. The first-ever Lexus RC is a genuine rival to the BMW 4 Series, Mercedes C-Class Coupe and Audi A5 heavy weights, with style and performance …

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2015 Hyundai Genesis Review

The Hyundai Genesis Sedan is the Korean brand’s most ambitious vehicle. Launched in Australia late last year, it is Hyundai’s first ever rear-drive, premium vehicle to grace the company’s local showrooms. While not strictly “all-new”, with the first-generation BH Genesis making its world debut in 2008, the second-generation DH is …

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2014 Toyota Yaris Review

Toyota gave its baby hatch, the Yaris, a major facelift in 2014. Consistently one of Toyota Australia’s sales stars, the Yaris has found 186,000 homes since it arrived in late 2005, making it one of the most popular superminis in the country. However, with the ultra-competitive Hyundai i20 and the …

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2014 Toyota Camry RZ Review

The Toyota Camry has been the household name for mid-size sedan for over 30 years. With more than 15 million sold around the world, the Camry nameplate is synonymous with safe, reliable and worry-free A to B transportation. For 2014, Toyota has drawn on the sporty appeal of its 86 coupé and Corolla …

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2014 Fiat 500 Pop Review

The Fiat 500 has been revitalised for 2014 with a host of styling, comfort and technological enhancements. Launched in 2007, the retro-inspired Fiat 500 was awarded the coveted International Car of the Year crown a year later, the year it arrived in Australia. This timeless classic retains the pre-update model’s …

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