Category: hatch

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

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2018 Skoda Octavia VRS 245 launch review

2018 Skoda Octavia VRS 245 launch review

  Skoda has sold 5,000 cars this year so far. They’re proud of it too, and so they should be. It is a brand that flies under the radar, but is one that motoring journalists love. It is pure, value-packed, fun. It has all the quality and innovation of VW, and perhaps even Audi, at … Continue reading 2018 Skoda Octavia VRS 245 launch review

F-Type Jaguar: AWD or not to AWD, that is the question

F-Type Jaguar: AWD or not to AWD, that is the question

Here are a few of the past reviews: 1,2,3,4 The sleek and sexy coupe evokes a time of cocktails by the Med, and of men in tuxes, and women in flowing gowns. If you listen hard enough, you hear 50’s lounge music, and cravats flapping at 20 paces. An F-Type is the car James Bond … Continue reading F-Type Jaguar: AWD or not to AWD, that is the question

Hyundai’s final test at Nürburgring: i30 N hot hatch

Hyundai’s final test at Nürburgring: i30 N hot hatch

Final test for Hyundai i30 N during the Nürburgring 24-hours race Two i30 N models, close to series production, will be competing in the most challenging race prior to the model's launch in the second half of 2017 Engineers from the Hyundai Motor R&D Centre in Namyang, South Korea, are to take part as technical … Continue reading Hyundai’s final test at Nürburgring: i30 N hot hatch

Hyundai conjures another unstoppable i30

Hyundai conjures another unstoppable i30

Car design is alchemy. It is a cauldron into which a master sorcerer puts a pinch of this, and a spoon of that. Mix the right ingredients, and you get an explosion. The i30’s cauldron has brand new ingredients cleverly blended with a touch of old. They’ve even tweaked the recipe racing-style, and called it … Continue reading Hyundai conjures another unstoppable i30

Kia’s petite Picanto is a hit in beautiful Noosa Heads

Kia’s petite Picanto is a hit in beautiful Noosa Heads

Kia’s sales have steadily increased year on year as the “cheap and cheerful” tag gives way to a“quality and value” moniker. Although the micro car segment has been stagnant, some passenger car sectors have gone backwards in a dramatic turn to SUV preferences. Kia’s growth puts it ahead of 10th place holder, Subaru, and is … Continue reading Kia’s petite Picanto is a hit in beautiful Noosa Heads

Imprezzive Impreza

Imprezzive Impreza

We love: handsome exterior, extensive equipment, Eyesight, single drivetrain option Not so much: stupid menus, difficult to access USB KISS, aka Keep It Simple Stupid, is exactly what Subaru did with the new Impreza. They took the new Global Platform, glued a 2.0L boxer engine in, attached all 4 wheels to the road via a … Continue reading Imprezzive Impreza