Mercedes-AMG E53 Review

  The E53 is effectively half-a-hybrid, packing an electric motor without the extra mass of a lithium-ion battery pack. In sedan, coupe or convertible guise, the motor augments initial acceleration until the six-cylinder engine has reached boost. The motor also powers the 48V electrical sub-system — there’s still a regular 12V wiring loom — and contributes to one of the most impressive take-offs you can hope for.   The E53’s engine is something of an engineering masterpiece. It’s a 3.0-litre ...

2019-02-01T13:14:08+00:00January 21st, 2019|AMG, Mercedes-Benz|

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N Hits The UK Market

  Hyundai UK has announced the details of the new i30 Fastback N, which goes on sale in the country on January 21. As the second model in the company’s European lineup to receive the full N treatment, the new i30 Fastback N combines the performance of a proper hot hatch with the practicality of a five-door coupe, making it a very distinctive offering in the market. Unlike the i30N on which it is based, the new i30 Fastback N will be available ...

2019-01-21T09:58:25+00:00January 21st, 2019|Hyundai|

2019 Kia Picanto GT arrives

  Micro car gets turbo engine, manual gearbox, stiff suspension and sporty image The Kia Picanto GT micro car has arrived after big promotion in Australia, bringing a sporty new entrant the market segment. Paired exclusively with a five-speed manual transmission, the new model is pitched squarely at budget-conscious enthusiasts, and joins GT versions of the Cerato, Optima and Stinger GT models.   The Kia Picanto GT is a 74kW mighty midget Taking pride of place as the new compact hero model, the Kia Picanto GT ditches ...

2019-02-16T20:53:45+00:00January 18th, 2019|Kia|

Honda’s Aims To Be A One-Stop Shop For A Night On The Town

Vehicles are becoming increasingly high-tech and Honda has embraced this trend by showing its Dream Drive technology at CES.   Billed as the “first integrated driver and passenger infotainment, commerce, services and rewards” system, Dream Drive technology goes far beyond traditional infotainment features.   It enables users to make restaurant reservations, order movie tickets and pay for services such as parking or fuel without ever leaving their vehicle. As part of this effort, Honda has teamed up with a number of different ...

2019-01-18T15:17:52+00:00January 18th, 2019|Honda|

Hyundai MOBIS introduces new Communication Lighting concept

  Hyundai MOBIS has introduced its new Communication Lighting concept at CES.  The streamlined autonomous vehicle has been equipped with an assortment of displays and lights that communicate its intentions. The headlights are particularly interesting as the company says they can project a “bright red warning symbol” in front of pedestrians to indicate it is unsafe to move in front of the vehicle. When the vehicle comes to a stop, the headlights project a crosswalk symbol onto the ground to indicate that it ...

2019-01-18T10:14:48+00:00January 18th, 2019|Hyundai|

2019 Triton Review

The Mitsubishi Triton is the third most popular ute in Australia and it’s fair to say the attraction to the trusty Thai-built Japanese ute rests on value and off-road ability, more than anything else. That might change soon, with a comprehensively upgraded model not only looking much better but bringing a suite of high-end safety features — and even better off-road capability. Adjustments Front seats have great support and there’s ample seat adjustment and room. The updated Mitsubishi Triton’s rear ...

2019-01-16T16:07:06+00:00January 16th, 2019|Mitsubishi|

Mercedes-AMG G-Class 2018 Review

First new Mercedes-AMG G-Class in nearly four decades is faster, tougher and even more capable — both off-road and on. Even Mercedes-Benz has struggled to comprehend the success of its G-Class, the hard-core SUV that time couldn’t kill. Despite nudging 40 years in existence, the iconic G-Wagon has never been more popular. The 2018 G-Wagon oozes clever engineering and, its more front sophisticated suspension actually allowed engineers to increase ground clearance to 241mm.Much to the chagrin of the man in charge ...

2019-01-09T11:41:55+00:00January 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

2018 LDV T60 Pro (4×4) review

Did some research and after careful consideration including looking at used utes, this ute is fantastic and easily the best value for money. Other used utes with 80,000km on the clock and three years older were asking the same price as the LDV, so it was a no brainer. The five-year warranty was also a big incentive and with a $5000 trade in of my rusted out Ford Ranger, I drove it away for $28,000; with an added tow bar. ...

2018-12-21T15:18:09+00:00December 21st, 2018|LDV|

Brand new 2019 Hyundai ‘N -LINE’

  Brand new 2019 Hyundai 'N -LINE', replacing the 'SR' model in i30 range, is now at Tynan Hyundai Kirrawee. Positioned in between the high-performance Hyundai N range and core Hyundai models, N Line variants add a sporty flavour to core Hyundai models, whilst retaining a good balance between comfort, practicality, and driving enjoyment. Each N Line model features N-inspired cosmetic enhancements to both the interior & exterior, as well as performance enhancements such as higher-output engines, performance tyres, as ...

2018-12-18T11:02:15+00:00December 18th, 2018|Hyundai|

2019 Hyundai Elantra Gets a Facelift

Hyundai Australia has detailed the revised 2019 Elantra range, headlined by a new look, additional trim levels, and a host of new available features. The variant count has increased to four, with two core versions and two performance models making up the family. For 2019 there's the new entry-level Go (pictured in white). Standard kit includes a 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a rear-view camera, cruise control, automatic halogen headlights with halogen daytime-running lights, a 3.5-inch driver's information display, ...

2018-12-13T12:42:06+00:00December 13th, 2018|Hyundai|
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