Category: SUV

I drive BMW’s X4 30i and M40i

I drive BMW’s X4 30i and M40i

BMW X4 30i XDrive 2019 Review and rating 2019 BMW X4 30i XDrive Road Test, Review: A car, and SUV, a 4-door coupe with a hatch, whatever you think it is, you’re right. The German brands are all at it. They have a vehicle for every niche, every taste, and every occasion. It is harder … Continue reading I drive BMW’s X4 30i and M40i

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2019 Holden Acadia VIDEO REVIEW

2019 Holden Acadia VIDEO REVIEW

2019 Holden Acadia LTZ-V Road Test, Review Introduction: Holden sales stand at 5.2%, down from 7.2% this time last year. Sales of Commodore and Equinox have not met expectation. Although still in the top ten it’s been a sad slow slide for GM’s Australian subsidiary. The Australian market is down 7.4% over all, but Toyota … Continue reading 2019 Holden Acadia VIDEO REVIEW

MG ZS Excite 2018 Driven and Rated

MG ZS Excite 2018 Driven and Rated

  MG ZS 2018 Review and rating and Road Test   Intro What do the letters MG conjure in your mind? For most of us, it is probably a small open-top sports car. It will have wire wheels, a wood dash, lots of chrome, and style by the truckload. There’ll be a stylish driver in … Continue reading MG ZS Excite 2018 Driven and Rated

Renault’s Koloes: big, ya can’t miss it

Renault’s Koloes: big, ya can’t miss it

After becoming a uncle, my perspective on cars and reviewing their features and functionality has changed somewhat. Less is it about fun, cool tech and performance and more focused on practicality, space and ISOFIX ports. Boring huh? After spending more than a couple of weeks in the Renault Koleos Intens I can safely say it … Continue reading Renault’s Koloes: big, ya can’t miss it

Nissan Qashqai midlife update: New MD, Stephen Lester, erstwhile Canadian, has been brought in to deliver improved results for the Japanese car maker. Mr. Lester is charting a longer-term plan focusing on customer needs. His aim is to make Nissan relevant “again” in the face of stiff competition. One assumes this means Nissan thinks its … Continue reading

Our favourite Bear, Rob, drives a Subaru Outback, outback

Our favourite Bear, Rob, drives a Subaru Outback, outback

Subaru can justifiably lay claim to the fact that they started the AWD SUV revolution way back in the last century. It was in the 70’s with the Subaru Leone AWD wagon. This has now seen, in Australia, the SUV segment account for some 45% of all passenger vehicle sales and Subaru has maintained its … Continue reading Our favourite Bear, Rob, drives a Subaru Outback, outback

Land Rover Discovery driven in the Balangalo National Park

Land Rover Discovery driven in the Balangalo National Park

We've been waiting a long time to see Land Rover's new Disco. It didn't disappoint. It is smooth, and takes off-roading to a new high, in the lap of luxury. With adjustable air suspension, leather trim, and a thrifty V6 under the bonnet, the Disco can go anywhere. Now on the same platform as a … Continue reading Land Rover Discovery driven in the Balangalo National Park

Amarok V6 is tops

Amarok V6 is tops

It’s been an age since we last drove an Amarok. In that time, SUV and LCV (Light Commercial Vehicle) sales have overtaken passenger sales. Why? It’s hard to understand if you’re not the outdoorsy camping type of person, or a tradie. People seem to like sitting high and having plenty of headroom. Amarok has that … Continue reading Amarok V6 is tops

Nissan Releases the 2017 X-TRAIL in Australia

Nissan Releases the 2017 X-TRAIL in Australia

X-TRAIL: one of Nissan’s most popular models has been updated for 2017 Performance and efficiency: addition of a new 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine Design: New dynamic styling with Nissan signature design cues Technology and safety: New Nissan Intelligent Mobility technologies available, including Intelligent Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Intelligent Cruise Control Equipment: additional features, including … Continue reading Nissan Releases the 2017 X-TRAIL in Australia