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Kia Cerato Hatch S

What is the Kia Cerato S like to drive? The Kia Cerato S hatch is a fun car to drive. It represents excellent value, is well-equipped, has a great warranty and is engaging to drive. Before you set foot inside the new Kia Cerato, the car makes a strong impression with one of the coolest key fobs in the category. Even for the base model Cerato S the high-quality unit creates a nice connection between car and driver. It’s the ...

2019-04-24T16:35:52+10:00April 24th, 2019|Kia|

Hyundai’s new Venue city SUV

Hyundai will fill another niche in the booming SUV market with a high-riding hatchback designed to challenge the likes of the Mazda CX-3, one of the top sellers in the class. The Hyundai Venue, unveiled at the New York auto show overnight, is tipped to start from less than $20,000 when it arrives in local showrooms in the second half of 2019. Although it looks big in the photos it is shorter bumper-to-bumper than the Hyundai Kona and Mazda CX-3 SUVs – and ...

2019-04-18T11:22:41+10:00April 18th, 2019|Hyundai|

Mitsubishi’s popular Triton ute gets tougher with facelift

YOU’D have to be living under a rock to not realise that dual-cab pick-ups are taking over our roads at a rate that’s almost as alarming as that of SUVs. As a result, the ute segment is as competitive as ever as each brand attempts to claim its own high-volume portion, and Mitsubishi is no different with its venerable Triton. Now four years into its fifth generation, the Triton has been face-lifted with a bold new look and a more ...

2019-03-22T15:45:11+10:00March 22nd, 2019|Mitsubishi|

Hyundai Tucson N Line – Take Notice

The Tucson is the first SUV model from Hyundai to receive N line treatment and depending on the market, will be sold with three powertrain options. The first of these is the 2.0-liter CRDi 48V mild hybrid engine introduced to the Tucson family last year. This powertrain is the most powerful and delivers 182 hp. Those who don’t want or need the hybrid technologies can also opt for the turbocharged 1.6-liter T-GDI petrol engine with 177 PS (174 hp). The final powertrain ...

2019-03-22T14:13:45+10:00March 22nd, 2019|Hyundai|

Kia Sorento – What you need to know

Seven seats, a choice of petrol or diesel engines, and front and part-time all-wheel drive make the family-friendly third-generation Kia Sorento ideal for adventures with the clan. Refreshed in 2017 and available in four trim levels with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Sorento continues as one of the most popular SUVs going. Let’s take a closer look to see which Sorento model you want to park in your garage. The entry model front-wheel drive Sorento Si is powered by a ...

2019-03-19T13:44:27+10:00March 19th, 2019|Kia|

Small price premium for Hyundai i30 Fastback N

The new 2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N has arrived in Australia packing a fiery 202kW four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine and showing off a swoopy rear-end design. And while it gives up a smidgen of performance, it delivers improved practicality. The Fastback’s new exterior styling drops the roof by 28mm but extends the rear-end by 120mm compared to its sibling. That brings about 12 per cent more boot space than the hatch, expanding from 381 to 436 litres, with a maximum of ...

2019-03-19T13:30:33+10:00March 19th, 2019|Hyundai|

Kia Rio Sport 2019 Review

It feels like the brief for the light car is ever-expanding (more please) and vehicles like the 2019 Kia Rio give the segment a good name. The updated 2019 Kia Rio Sport replaces the now defunct mid-range Si and SLi, with the Rio Sport now the middle ground offering in between the Rio S and top-spec Rio GT-Line. We’d suggest you get your pen and spec sheet out to accurately determine what you do and don’t get in the middle slot. Under ...

2019-03-19T13:18:40+10:00March 19th, 2019|Kia|

All-new Subaru Liberty makes debut

Seventh-gen Subaru Liberty unveiled in Chicago with new platform, tech and advanced infotainment. Featuring a wider stance and a steeply raked rising belt line, compared to the last car the seventh-generation Subaru Liberty is pure evolution, rather than revolution. At Chicago, Subaru launched the Liberty with two engines — a punchy 194kW turbocharged direct-injection 2.4-litre flat-four-cylinder that powers the XT and a less powerful 136kW 2.5-litre that drives the base model. Both are combined with Subaru’s Lineartronic CVT and the brand’s ...

2019-03-19T12:59:26+10:00March 19th, 2019|Subaru|

Subaru Forester 2019 Review

Over the past 20 years, the Subaru Forester SUV has developed an aura of dependability and safety. Its unique selling point was originally the extra safety of all-wheel drive. The all-paw traction returns in 2019 but every model grade now comes standard with adaptive radar cruise control, blind spot detection, lane keep assist, swiveling LED headlights and plenty more safety features besides. It now appears cheaper to run and better value. What’s new with 2019 Subaru Forester? Broadly speaking the ...

2019-03-19T11:47:25+10:00March 19th, 2019|Subaru|

2019 Subaru XV 2.0i-S

Last year, Subaru sold more XVs than any other model — out-selling its Forester big brother by 505 units. So for our first long-termer of the year, we thought we’d see what everyone loves about this high-riding Impreza. This model is the top-spec 2.0i-S XV and has the full menu in terms of safety gear, including adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, pre-collision brake assist, lane keep assist and more, all displayed on the dash’s 6.3-inch multi-function display and standard as part of ...

2019-03-19T11:26:06+10:00March 19th, 2019|Subaru|
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