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The latest-generation Mazda 3 is sacrificing volume sales to take the Japanese brand into a more premium area of the mainstream market. We find out whether the flagship G25 Astina is a suitable spearhead.
The hottest 1 Series has lost its rear-drive/six-cylinder USP. But can the new M135i xDrive still impress with four pots and four driven wheels?
It’s taken two decades for the world’s most famous hybrid to face a direct rival. Can the Prius hold its ground against Hyundai’s first petrol-electric play, the Ioniq?
My brother-in-law owns a 2008 TRD HiLux 4000SL, which acts as a regular reminder of Toyota Australia’s attempt more than a decade ago to tempt newer and younger customers to the brand. Or, as the company might as well have also said: to eradicate the disparaging “white goods on wheels” comments associated with its cars...
They’re twins under the skin and both famous nameplates. But if you’re after the best driver’s car for about $90,000, do you pick the German roadster or Japanese coupe?
Three German performance hatchbacks with one shared formula: turbocharged four-cylinder power and all-wheel drive. But which car nails it?
Australians buy about 50,000 Mazda SUVs every year, but should more families consider the Japanese brand’s sole conventional wagon – especially in fully loaded flagship guise?
If you haven’t driven in Europe yet, don’t bother. You’ll only come back home to be even more frustrated at the standards of driving in Australia. Before we delve into the worst driving habits witnessed in the (Not So) Lucky Country, mitigating circumstances should be presented for the defence...
For keen drivers who want a full-sized small car but can’t stretch to a full-tilt hot hatch, Hyundai and Peugeot offer ‘warm’ hatches for less than $40,000. We find out whether the i30 N Line Premium or 308 GT is the pick.
The traditional city car is potentially under threat of extinction from pint-sized SUVs. We pitch Hyundai’s new, Accent-replacing Venue against Kia’s established Rio to see whether the sports utility vehicle or hatchback is best equipped for a life of urban motoring.
BMW has updated its popular compact luxury SUV for 2020. We find out if the lone diesel variant makes sense.
UX stands for ‘urban crossover’, but as a user experience the baby Lexus SUV is hit-and-miss.
Peugeot’s back in the big-car game with its striking new 508 GT. But can the wagon version beat one of the best load-luggers in the mainstream segment, the Mazda 6 Atenza?
A new, tech-laden variant of Volkswagen’s city car will make you think twice about buying an entry-level Golf.
There’s a difference between a faster A-Class and a proper AMG hatchback, but which one is the A35? We get our first chance to find out on local roads.