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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

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Skoda RS245 drive with Steve Owen and Alan Zurvas

Skoda RS245 drive with Steve Owen and Alan Zurvas

Today Skoda Australia launched its fabulous RS245, which is an upgraded and retuned version of the Octavia RS. The 245 adds a host of features, as well as a retuned engine offering an extra 11kw of power, and 20 Nm of torque. Tech and Luxury packs are still available, however some of the features are … Continue reading Skoda RS245 drive with Steve Owen and Alan Zurvas

Watch us drive VW’s mega safe uber-cruiser, the Arteon

Watch us drive VW’s mega safe uber-cruiser, the Arteon

We drove the VW Arteon in and around Hobart, Tasmania. Some of these roads are among Australia's best kept secrets. They twist and turn through gorgeous rolling hills, past scenic waterfalls and dams, with long straight strips of heaven. You simply can't imagine how secure I felt knowing the car would pull over and stop … Continue reading Watch us drive VW’s mega safe uber-cruiser, the Arteon

The Sexy REX STI: Subaru’s masterpiece.

The Sexy REX STI: Subaru’s masterpiece.

2018 Subaru WRX STI review Since Subaru peeled off the WRX (World Rally eXperimental) from the rest of the Impreza range, it has stood alone and unique in the Subaru Range. STI (Subaru Tecnica International) is at the top of the heap, and the Spec R is the best equipped of the 3 STI models. … Continue reading The Sexy REX STI: Subaru’s masterpiece.

BMW and the stunning 8 Series Coupe

BMW and the stunning 8 Series Coupe

Unadulterated dynamics and modern luxury – the essence of a BMW coupe. Munich. The BMW Group is using this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este to unveil the BMW Concept 8 Series, the essence of a modern-day BMW coupe wrapped up in an enthralling design study. The study car will serve as a taster of a … Continue reading BMW and the stunning 8 Series Coupe

Graceful elegant Passat: understated and underestimated

Graceful elegant Passat: understated and underestimated

I’ve always thought Passat was one of those cars that sadly slipped under the radars of most buyers. Passat fits into the same category as Toyota Camry, Ford Mondeo, Holden Insignia and Malibu, and the Mazda 6. So far this year, sales have been: Camry 6,274, Mazda 6 1,190, Mondeo 1,146, with Holden selling a … Continue reading Graceful elegant Passat: understated and underestimated

Infiniti’s mighty fine Q50

Infiniti’s mighty fine Q50

Infiniti has been around for a long time, but like Toyota’s LEXUS, has low sales figures. What is bad news for the car maker is very good news for those of us who like something with an air of exclusivity about it. I’ll be honest: I once detested Infiniti styling. There, I’ve said it. But, … Continue reading Infiniti’s mighty fine Q50

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