• Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe aims for the 'compact SUV' sweet spot

    Choosing the right compact prestige SUV is about to get even tougher as Mercedes-Benz launches its updated GLC Coupe into a super-competitive sector of the premium car market. Style comes first on the Coupe, which will land here by year's end, and there are very few visual changes to the only se...

    POSTED 21 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Road test: Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4

     What we’re driving: Mini Clubman John Cooper Works All4 What it costs: $56,900 (as tested $64,600) Why we’re driving it: 2019 year marks the 60th anniversary of the Mini, one of the world’s most iconic automotive marque, so we thought it appropriate to take the litt...

    POSTED 20 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Australia's hot new motor show is Melbourne's Formula 1 Grand Prix

    Australia has a new motor show, and it's nothing like the old-school shows which saw giant exhibition centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane turned into massive new-car showrooms for buyers to cross-shop their potential choices. Instead, this annual mecca of motoring has sprung up around...

    POSTED 18 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • BMW 2019 3 Series 330i: the ultimate driving machine returns

    What we’re driving: BMW 330i What it costs: from $70,900 Why we’re driving it: This is the all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series, and it goes back to the 'Ultimate Driving Machine' promise. Is there any better reason than that? For the longest time, BMW’s 3 Series was the benchmar...

    POSTED 15 Mar, 2019 4 Comments

  • Coming next: an affordable electric Bugatti you can drive every day?

    Bugatti is known for building dazzling supercars which are also super-expensive, but now the marque has its eye on a car that's well, less super and more of an everyday driver. It was a curious and even jarring juxtaposition against Bugatti's unveiling of the world’s most expensive new car...

    POSTED 14 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Road test: 2019 Ford Mustang V8 Fastback

    What we’re driving: 2019 Ford Mustang V8 Fastback What it costs: From $62,990Why we’re driving it: Since the sixties, the Ford Mustang has been an object of desire around he world. Maybe a bit raw and even somewhat crass at times, but the original American muscle machi...

    POSTED 13 Mar, 2019 5 Comments

  • The human factor: why autonomous cars must keep drivers in the loop

    Technology from NASA's Mars rovers is helping to drive the world towards autonomous motoring, but one of the world's leading authorities in the self-driving field– himself a former NASA scientist – says that humans shouldn't be removed from the equation. In fact, the ideal solution c...

    POSTED 11 Mar, 2019 1 Comment

  • Road test: Mercedes-AMG G63 is 'fun' squared, or maybe even cubed

    What we’re driving: Mercedes-AMG G63 What it costs: $247,700 Why we’re driving it: In a world filled and over-filled with suburban SUVs, none of those soft-roaders is anything remotely like the Mercedes-AMG G63. It’s an old-school thunderbox, a total anachronism in 201...

    POSTED 8 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Geneva Motor Show proves electric cars can be sexy

    The world’s automakers are out to prove that electric cars can be sexy as they celebrate the start of the European spring season at the Geneva Motor Show. Supercars flooded stands at the Swiss car party and even the SUVs had extra style for their coming-out parties. Alfa Romeo set the sce...

    POSTED 6 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Ferrari F8 Tributo is the prancing horse's most impressive V8 yet

    A Ferrari feeding frenzy has erupted in Australia as fans of of the brand rush to get the first of the gorgeous all-new F8 Tributo. The Tributo is the replacement for the 488 and has been announced with less weight, more power and high-tech bodywork to make it the Italian company’s most ...

    POSTED 4 Mar, 2019 2 Comments

  • Road test: 2019 Porsche Macan S remains the sportiest SUV

    What we’re driving: Porsche Macan S 2019 What it costs: From $97,500 Why we’re driving it: Despite the growth of electric cars, including city-smart SUVs, Porsche is not backing away from petrol power with its latest Macan. The mid-life update for Australia’s favourite...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • First look: Volvo's Polestar 2 is a luxury all-electric fastback

    Volvo's first all-electric car, the Polestar 2, broke cover overnight and shows how the Swedes will seek to juice up the electric mainstream market. Starting at US$63,000 – priced to take on the Tesla Model 3 – the five-seat fastback comes with all-wheel drive and will hit 100km/h ...

    POSTED 28 Feb, 2019 4 Comments

  • High-performance Jaguar XE 2019 is ready to pounce...

    A new performance push has begun at Jaguar as an updated XE sedan roars into Australia. Anything bland or boring from the original XE series has been culled in a clean-up that cuts the local roster down from a dizzying 11 cars to just two, while diesel engines have been completely eliminate...

    POSTED 27 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Porsche will follow the Taycan with an all-electric Macan 'E-SUV'

    The next generation of the Porsche Macan will be electric, as the German automaker enters the booming 'E-SUV' market in the wake of Tesla, Audi and Jaguar. The compact crossover is currently Porsche’s most popular vehicle, and will follow the groundbreaking electric Taycan which is du...

    POSTED 26 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Road test: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti

    What we’re driving: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti What it costs: $78,900 (as tested $89,225) Why we’re driving it: In a nutshell, it’s Italian, it’s beautiful and we just may be in love. The Stelvio is based on Alfa Romeo’s comeback sedan, the Giulia, which launched her...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Aston Martin's DBS Superleggera is a V12 brute in a tailored suit

    Aston Martin's DBS Superleggera has legged it to Australia, with the first owners of the head-turning V12 ready to pick up their keys and plan some epic weekend drives. “We’ve only had the first handful (arrive) so far,' the head of Aston Martin in Australia, Kevin Wall, tells Aust...

    POSTED 25 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • New Renault Clio brings poise to the posh compact

    The race to inject more prestige appeal into compact city cars is about to pick up pace with an all-new Renault Clio. Volkswagen has been making the running with its Golf and Polo in Australia’s smarter suburbs, but now Renault is intent on pushing its position with a new contender.&n...

    POSTED 20 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Jaguar's 'connected car' could mean you'll never see a red light again

    Silent, electric, self-driving cars are creating a new set of challenges for the world’s carmakers. But connected cars also promise to make life easier on the road. Vehicles that talk to each other, and to roadside infrastructure, have been under development for more than 20 years and...

    POSTED 18 Feb, 2019 4 Comments

  • Tesla Model X still turns heads but faces new EV challengers

    What we’re driving: Tesla Model X P100D What it costs: From $200,000 Why we’re driving it: These days the entire world appears to be sprinting towards electric cars – but only one manufacturer, Tesla, can be credited with firing the starter's gun. The punchy US startup...

    POSTED 15 Feb, 2019 4 Comments

  • Test drive: Lexus UX 250h F Sport

    What we’re driving: Lexus UX 250h F Sport What it costs: Lexus UX from around $45,450 (our Lexus UX 250h 2WD F Sport test drive sat at $56,950) Why we’re driving it: The Japanese luxury brand’s newest model is also its first foray into the booming compact-luxury-cr...

    POSTED 13 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Bentley's electric city car will bring luxury to the daily commute

    A battery-powered Bentley could open the door to a new age of British luxury motoring. As the famed British brand focusses on the potential for an inner-city runabout, it’s more likely to focus on young professionals than its old-school owners. 'Green motoring' is becoming more of a prior...

    POSTED 12 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Test drive: Mercedes-AMG C63 S

    What we're driving: Mercedes-AMG C63 S What it costs: from $160,900 Why we’re driving it: there is a long, long waiting list in Australia for the ultimate in pocket battleships, the Mercedes-AMG C63 S. Some people have been waiting for more than a year for the updated C63, but they will ...

    POSTED 8 Feb, 2019 1 Comment

  • Local hero: Brabham BT62 is a road-going supercar built in Australia

    The most famous name in Australian motoring, Brabham, is back and firing on all cylinders. Brabham Automotive is now the only genuine carmaker in the country, and it's ready to unleash a $1.8 million supercar embracing the spirit of Sir Jack Brabham. The DNA that drove Sydney-born Brabham t...

    POSTED 6 Feb, 2019 3 Comments

  • First look: Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe makes a blast at Bathurst

    Family fans of fast four-doors will soon be able to jump into a new upscale hotrod from Germany, the Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe. The new quick can also become an executive express by swapping out the three-spot back bench seat for a pair of sculpted individual rear buckets. The 4-Door Coupe i...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

  • Electric cars want to match high performance with super-fast charging

    Zero-to-100km/h times are shorthand for what anybody buying a Porsche is supposed to care about. But with the all-electric Taycan due out later this year, Porsche executives are talking up a less-exhilarating metric: getting to 100km of charge. Stepping into the world of electric cars is making ...

    POSTED 4 Feb, 2019 0 Comments

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