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ANCAP Tightens Safety Ratings

ANCAP Tightens Safety Ratings

What IS ANCAP: 5 Star safety explained For over 20 years, ANCAP (Australasian New Car Assessment Programme) has been testing new cars for safety and crash performance. ANCAP, and its European counterpart, EuroNCAP, now have identical requirements therefore can share results. That means Australian cars and European cars are judged against the same criteria. Each … Continue reading ANCAP Tightens Safety Ratings

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Honda CR-V Video Review. Is it any good?

Honda CR-V Video Review. Is it any good?

Honda CR-V VTi-S AWD, $36,490 Honda found 10,000 homes for the mid-size CR-V in 2018. 10,000 buyers can’t be wrong. Our VTi-S AWD sits in  the middle of the scrum. Grade Seats Drivetrain MLP Vi 5 2WD $28,290 VTi 5 2WD $30,690 VTi-S 5 2WD $33,290 AWD $35,490 VTi-L 7 2WD $38,990 VTi-LX 5 AWD … Continue reading Honda CR-V Video Review. Is it any good?

BMW X2 M35i is both Sexy and Fast

BMW X2 M35i is both Sexy and Fast

BMW X2 M35i At the heart of the BMW X2 M35i lies a powerful version of the renowned ‘B48’ engine, the first high-performance four-cylinder engine since the iconic E30 M3’s S14 power unit. The 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine produces 225kW and 450Nm of torque, accelerating from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds. The … Continue reading BMW X2 M35i is both Sexy and Fast

Honda HRV VTI-LX Video review

Honda HRV VTI-LX Video review

  Like most car makers, Honda saw the writing on the wall. Passenger cars are in a slow but steady decline. Buyers are moving more and more to SUV or crossover style vehicles for their space, comfort, and high driving position. HR-V is the Japanese car maker’s second best seller behind the laudable CR-V. https://youtu.be/0HaJmdxti2oContinue reading Honda HRV VTI-LX Video review

VOLKSWAGEN ID. R AT NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE

VOLKSWAGEN ID. R AT NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE

NEW VOLKSWAGEN ID. R MAKES ITS DEBUT AT THE NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE The Volkswagen ID. R electric race car makes its world debut today, having been in continuous development following last year’s success at setting the outright record at the 2018 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Denver, Colorado. The racing flagship of Volkswagen’s future electric … Continue reading VOLKSWAGEN ID. R AT NÜRBURGRING NORDSCHLEIFE

C3 Aircross: We Drive Citroen’s newest Mini SUV

C3 Aircross: We Drive Citroen’s newest Mini SUV

Citroën C3 Aircross driven, rated, and reviewed at the Australian Launch. Quirky Citroën was once a leader. Its innovations saw patents aplenty. Ride and handling were always at the top of the list of must-haves, but all has not been rosy. Last year Citroën sold a petite 495 cars. Petite is charming, unless you’re talking … Continue reading C3 Aircross: We Drive Citroen’s newest Mini SUV

Toyota Landcruiser VX: an Oldie but a goodie

Toyota Landcruiser VX: an Oldie but a goodie

2019 Toyota Landcruiser 200 VX review Which car is it? Landcruiser began life as a humble 4X4 in 1951. It had rubber mats and was 100% utilitarian. In 2008, the Landcruiser 200 series was born. Since then it has been lavished with updates in comfort, technology, and capability. Models are GX, GXL, VX and the … Continue reading Toyota Landcruiser VX: an Oldie but a goodie

Liberal Electric Car Myths BUSTED

Liberal Electric Car Myths BUSTED

Recently, the government ramped up a campaign making outrageous claims about the Labor plan to push electric cars for the future. The claims are false, or at the very least misleading. Electric cars in general, have vastly superior power and torque compared to a fossil fueled vehicle of a similar size. After the short-sighted Liberal/National … Continue reading Liberal Electric Car Myths BUSTED

Mazda3: Next-Gen model the best yet

Mazda3: Next-Gen model the best yet

Mazda 3 Next Gen Overview Which car is it? Mazda3 is Mazda’s version of “coming out”. The new car blasts a bold direction change for the conservative Oriental car maker. The previous base grade has been discontinued as buyers made it clear their preference for additional features. The 4th generation of Mazda3 continues the tradition … Continue reading Mazda3: Next-Gen model the best yet