Given SUVs have essentially replaced the wagon as Australia's family car of choice, being able to tackle an old-fashioned road trip is a critical skill. To make sure the Skoda is up to scratch, I grabbed three friends and twisted their arms until they finally agreed to come skiing...
Despite downsizing the motor, the new third-gen Renault Megane RS is a huge step up from the model it replaces with more pace, equipment and tech than ever before. It's no less capable, yet far more liveable.
Mazda has taken a deep dive into the heart of the MX-5 and massaged more power and torque out of its naturally aspirated engine. Though you may not notice any changes from the outside, climb behind the (now reach adjustable wheel) and this latest evolutionary chapter speaks volumes.
Australia is often considered a natural test market when launching a new tech product or service for reasons such as geographical size, the open-mindedness of people, high-tech infrastructure and government incentives and support.
The list of manufacturers planning to use Google for their infotainment systems has grown from two to five, with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi announcing Android will underpin its alliance-wide infotainment system from 2021.