Road test

Fri 8 Feb 2019

Mitsubishi’s tough new Triton ready to fight Toyota HiLux

Mitsubishi’s tough new Triton ready to fight Toyota HiLux

Japanese brand’s new workhorse ute trumps its rivals — the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger — in a number of all-important areas, but one particular change could make...

COMPARISON TEST: The best mid-size SUV revealed

COMPARISON TEST: The best mid-size SUV revealed

The medium SUV market is one of the most competitive and popular in the country and a range of new flagship models bridge the gap between mainstream and luxury.

Tue 5 Feb 2019

FAMILY ROAD TEST: Nissan’s N-Sport seven-seat SUV

FAMILY ROAD TEST: Nissan’s N-Sport seven-seat SUV

Big SUV has plenty to like for growing families but it falls flat in a few key areas that mean the Pathfinder is good not great.

Mon 4 Feb 2019

Is this the last Nissan Z sports car?

Is this the last Nissan Z sports car?

Nissan’s Z sports car series has been ongoing since 1969 but that could all be about to change.

Why fast doesn’t mean sporty in Porsche Cayenne hybrid

Why fast doesn’t mean sporty in Porsche Cayenne hybrid

Porsche is known for making exceptionally good sports car, but even the vaunted German brand can’t make an SUV defy the laws of physics.

ROAD TEST: Mazda BT-50 ute is the consummate all-rounder

ROAD TEST: Mazda BT-50 ute is the consummate all-rounder

Mazda BT-50 dual-cab ute gets a dose of harden-up while maintaining driving prowess.

Sun 3 Feb 2019

Big banger G-Wagen makes the American road trip great again

Big banger G-Wagen makes the American road trip great again

How do you attack a big task with a blunt instrument? With brutal force, that's how. Enter the Mercedes-AMG G63.

Sat 2 Feb 2019

Electric-powered Jaguar I-Pace is a classy cat wired for fun

Electric-powered Jaguar I-Pace is a classy cat wired for fun

Electric technology has evolved into a viable family SUV option ... if you have the cash to splash on a Jaguar I-Pace.

Fri 1 Feb 2019

Is the new V6-powered $80k Mercedes ute worth buying?

Is the new V6-powered $80k Mercedes ute worth buying?

Benz’s top-spec one-tonner gets V6 power, looks the part but isn’t ready for the corner office.

Tue 29 Jan 2019

ONE CAR, TWO CRITICS: VW Tiguan that works at a stretch

ONE CAR, TWO CRITICS: VW Tiguan that works at a stretch

VW’s top-spec Tiguan Allspace is stretched to fit seven and has the premium, sporty feel to justify its price.

Mon 28 Jan 2019

Hyundai’s plug-in hybrid looks — and goes — like normal car

Hyundai’s plug-in hybrid looks — and goes — like normal car

Hyundai’s new Ioniq plug-in hybrid switches between petrol and battery power — its range can exceed 600km.

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Tested: Lexus’ new small SUV which lacks some sizzle

Tested: Lexus’ new small SUV which lacks some sizzle

JAPANESE brand’s new high-rider outshines many of its rivals with its level of equipment but it is let down in this key area.

FIRST DRIVE: Suzuki Jimny is the lightweight SUV champ

FIRST DRIVE: Suzuki Jimny is the lightweight SUV champ

Suzuki Jimny baby off-roader punches well above its weight in pricing and ability.

Thu 24 Jan 2019

New Porsche 911 retains title as the world’s best sports car

New Porsche 911 retains title as the world’s best sports car

Few cars continue to maintain greatness over more than 50 years but somehow Porsche keeps resetting the benchmark with its sports car legend.

Fri 18 Jan 2019

FIRST DRIVE: Kia brandishes two new sporting heroes

FIRST DRIVE: Kia brandishes two new sporting heroes

The Kia Cerato GT is challenging in the "warm hatch” market, while the Picanto GT is aimed at the inner city for those with a need for speed.

Mon 7 Jan 2019

What it is like living with an electric car

What it is like living with an electric car

Electric cars are the next big things but are we ready for them and are they suitable for our current lifestyles?

Sun 23 Dec 2018

Inside Tesla’s new ‘cheap’ car

Inside Tesla’s new ‘cheap’ car

This is the car that is supposed to bring us all into the electric car revolution. But at $100,000 is it worth the price?

Sat 22 Dec 2018

ROAD TEST: Porsche Cayenne S has surgical precision

ROAD TEST: Porsche Cayenne S has surgical precision

Porsche has opted for the 'if it isn't broken' approach with the latest iteration of its big Cayenne SUV.

Thu 20 Dec 2018

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti is the SUV for those who love to drive

Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti is the SUV for those who love to drive

ITS named after one of the world’s great driving roads, but traditionally SUVs aren’t much fun to drive. Does the Stelvio break the mould?

Tue 18 Dec 2018

First drive of Ford’s family-friendly, full-sized Endura SUV

First drive of Ford’s family-friendly, full-sized Endura SUV

THE DEMISE of the homegrown Territory SUV left a gaping hole in Ford’s line up — until now.

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