Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days

Matt Campbell

Senior Editor

Latest Posts

2017 Hyundai Accent Sport hatchback review
  • Bigger cabin than many similarly priced competitors; 1.6-litre engine has more power than all rivals at this price point; Good ownership plan; Big boot; Now with CarPlay
  • Engine isn't as urgent or refined as turbocharged rivals; Transmission can be busy at higher speeds; Suspension a little terse; Feeling a bit old; No rear-view camera or parking sensors

OUR RATING
6.5 / 10

Most Recent reviews

2017 Hyundai Accent Sport hatchback review

The standalone 2017 Hyundai Accent Sport takes bits of both of the existing variants, and combines them into a punchy and affordable offering in the light car class. Shame it's feeling its age.

Recent Posts
The Shortlist: Relaxed car with adaptive cruise control for extended driving

The Shortlist: Relaxed car with adaptive cruise control for extended driving

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

Priced At
$44,290

Supercheap Auto and Bosch develop AutoCrew service network
31
Comments

Supercheap Auto and Bosch develop AutoCrew service network

Retailer Supercheap Auto and engineering company Bosch are teaming up to build a network of service centres around Australian under the newly-developed AutoCrew brand. It is seemingly the next logical step for Supercheap Auto, the region's biggest specialist automotive retailer, which has been dabbling in the field of service for a few years now...


2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback on sale now
20
Comments

2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback on sale now

The updated 2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback hatch is on sale now, with pricing set at $23,990 drive-away for the standalone 92TSI model. That price includes the standard fitment of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, teamed to 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine...


2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI diesel joins Australian range
35
Comments

2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI diesel joins Australian range

A new range-topping diesel model in the Skoda Kodiaq range has been added, in the form of the 140TDI variant. But it won't be in dealerships for a few months yet. Sitting above the existing 132TSI petrol variant, the $48,990 (plus on-road costs) 2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI model brings a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine producing - you guessed it - 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque...


Tesla to offer global driver recognition technology
21
Comments

Tesla to offer global driver recognition technology

No matter where you are in the world, if you jump into a Tesla, it'll know who you are and what you like. Apparently. That's according to Tesla boss Elon Musk, who tweeted overnight that the company is working to enhance its driver recognition technology, so that you can effectively tailor any Tesla model to your specific preferences...


2018 BMW M5 leaked
78
Comments

2018 BMW M5 leaked

The all-new F90 generation 2018 BMW M5 has been leaked in a video post by a Chinese website. The leaked video - more an assembled slideshow of images with some drum and bass in the background - shows the final design of the halo performance sedan from BMW, including interior, infotainment, exterior and detail images of the car...


Volkswagen Microbus confirmed - electric Kombi successor coming in 2022
13
Comments

Volkswagen Microbus confirmed - electric Kombi successor coming in 2022

The dream is set to come true for hippies and fans alike - the Volkswagen Microbus is going to return, for real, in 2022. The German company announced that the all-new model will be shaped on the I.D. Buzz concept electric van, which debuted earlier in 2017 at the Detroit motor show...


2017 Ford Escape Trend diesel AWD review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

2017 Ford Escape Trend diesel AWD review

With a diesel engine, auto transmission and all-wheel drive, all for less than forty grand, the 2017 Ford Escape Trend diesel AWD offers a solid alternative for buyers in the medium SUV segment.

Priced At
$38,490

2017 Porsche Macan Turbo Performance Package review
Rating: 910 /10
Read Review

2017 Porsche Macan Turbo Performance Package review

The new top-spec 2017 Porsche Macan Turbo Performance Package is a sublime piece of automotive engineering.

Priced At
$143,500

2017 Mercedes-Benz C200 Sport Edition on sale
30
Comments

2017 Mercedes-Benz C200 Sport Edition on sale

A new value-packed model has arrived as part of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class range in the form of the new C200 Sport Edition. This newly-added version comes kitted out with plenty of additional extras over the regular entry-level petrol C-Class sedan model, yet with only a $4900 premium over the standard model, which lists at $61,900 plus on-road costs...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

2017 Mini JCW Countryman review

The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman is pretty much what we've come to expect from the go-fast arm of the BMW-owned British brand – and it's more practical than ever before.

Priced At
$57,900

2017 Mini JCW Countryman on sale in Australia
10
Comments

2017 Mini JCW Countryman on sale in Australia

The 2017 Mini JCW Countryman not only brings the highest power outputs for any vehicle in the Mini stable - it also brings the highest asking price. The flagship Mini JCW Countryman model arrives priced at $57,900 plus on-road costs, with the choice of a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic with paddles at no cost...


Mini Cooper Ice Blue and Clubman Masterpiece special editions coming
4
Comments

Mini Cooper Ice Blue and Clubman Masterpiece special editions coming

There'll be two new special edition versions of the Mini Cooper Hatch and Mini Clubman launching in the coming months. First up will be an October launch for the Mini Clubman Masterpiece, a limited edition model of 30 examples based on the Cooper S Clubman model...


The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

The Shortlist: Taller driver, smaller car and lots of kilometres

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...