News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Kez Casey

Kez Casey

Road Tester

Latest Posts

2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2L 4x4 review
  • Settled ride and handling; Comfy and cultured inside; Wildtrak treatment adds visual punch; Strong five-cylinder engine
  • No power gains over earlier versions; Why no rear seat ventilation?; Big money for a dressed-up commercial vehicle; Size isn’t urban-friendly

OUR RATING
8.4 / 10

Most Recent reviews

2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 3.2L 4x4 review

Keeping alive the tradition of ‘no replacement for displacement’, Ford’s 3.2-litre Ranger Wildtrak hangs around to cater to the needs of buyers that don’t like the sound of relying on a 2.0-litre engine to do the heavy lifting.

Recent Posts
2019 BMW Z4 M40i review
Rating: 7.910 /10
Read Review

2019 BMW Z4 M40i review

'The ultimate driving machine' may be a BMW catch-cry of the distant past, but the new Z4 M40i proves the brand hasn't forgotten where it came from.

Priced At
$124,900

2019 Hyundai Kona Go FWD review
Rating: 7.710 /10
Read Review

2019 Hyundai Kona Go FWD review

Price leader, base model, entry level – whatever you choose to call the Hyundai Kona Go, it lacks for little in terms of attitude or equipment, in a down-to-earth way.

Priced At
$23,500

2019 Abarth 595 Competizione manual review
Rating: 6.910 /10
Read Review

2019 Abarth 595 Competizione manual review

It may be based on the huggable Fiat 500, but make no mistake, the Abarth 595 Competizione is more cut-throat than cuddly.

Priced At
$31,990

Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ: You don't mess with imperfection

Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ: You don't mess with imperfection

As the most enthusiastic motoring aficionados descend into a collective delirium about whether Toyota’s revived six-cylinder sports coupe really is deserving of the Supra name, given its heavy reliance on BMW componentry, it seems the Supra’s baby brother has stepped out of the firing line for a moment...


2019 Toyota Yaris GRMN review
Rating: 7.510 /10
Read Review

2019 Toyota Yaris GRMN review

Toyota jumps from whitegoods to wow-factor with the Yaris GRMN. It's a bit of a science experiment right now, but potentially points the way for future Toyota hot hatches.


Toyota takes one-two victory at 2019 Le Mans 24 hour
20
Comments

Toyota takes one-two victory at 2019 Le Mans 24 hour

In a race that saw Toyota lead from start to finish, motorsports division, Toyota Gazoo Racing has followed up last year’s success with another one-two finish at the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans. From the Thursday ahead of the race, Toyota secured first and second place starting positions during qualifying. The Toyota TS050 hybrid racer (car 7) of Kamui Kobayashi turned in a 3:15...


Toyota to join new hypercar endurance racing class, produce road-going version
10
Comments

Toyota to join new hypercar endurance racing class, produce road-going version

Toyota has used the pre-race press conference at 24 hours of Le Mans to announce its continuation in the World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the 2020/2021 racing season. A new hypercar class will replace the current LMP1 category, in which Toyota Gazoo Racing runs its hybrid TS050 as the sole manufacturer-based team...


2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N v Skoda Octavia RS Sedan comparison
75
Comments

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N v Skoda Octavia RS Sedan comparison

Hot hatches that are not hatches? Well, not quite – let's call a spade a spade here. The Hyundai i30 Fastback N and Skoda Octavia RS Sedan are, despite their official names, both hatchbacks. More obviously, though, both comfortably fit the definition of ‘hot’ more readily...


2019 Skoda Superb 162TSI wagon review
Rating: 8.410 /10
Read Review

2019 Skoda Superb 162TSI wagon review

Handsome Euro good looks and a healthy dose of utility stand Skoda's Superb 162TSI wagon in good stead as one of the last batters in the large-car arena.

Priced At
$45,690

2020 Audi A6 allroad revealed, here next year
22
Comments

2020 Audi A6 allroad revealed, here next year

Following the reveal of the sedan and Avant wagon variants of its new-generation A6, Audi has released the first official details and images of the 2020 A6 allroad wagon-turned-SUV, ahead of its Australian launch in the first half of 2020. The new fourth-generation A6 allroad arrives in time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Audi’s allroad nameplate and promises to be the most powerful version since the original 4...


2019 Mitsubishi Triton GLS 4x4 review
Rating: 7.810 /10
Read Review

2019 Mitsubishi Triton GLS 4x4 review

It's priced like a challenger, but with the familiarity of an established brand. The 2019 Triton isn't Australia's freshest ute, though it could be one of the more compelling in its segment.

Priced At
$46,990

2019 BMW 530i sedan review
Rating: 8.510 /10
Read Review

2019 BMW 530i sedan review

Conservatively styled and lavishly appointed, the BMW 530i is the archetypal large luxury sedan – though the segment has to fight harder than ever for recognition in a crowded marketplace.

Priced At
$111,900

2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S review
Rating: 8.410 /10
Read Review

2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S review

The Mercedes-AMG C63 has always been celebrated as a beast, but with its latest revision Benz’s wild child is starting to show some positive signs of domestication.

Priced At
$160,900

Ford Transit Custom: You don’t mess with imperfection

Ford Transit Custom: You don’t mess with imperfection

A van. A bloody van. I spent a week in a Ford Transit Custom and started thinking to myself: ‘I could really see myself in one of these.’ That’s not right. It can’t be right, can it? Does Ford’s tradie express deserve to share an esteemed spot on the imperfect list with pragmatic dream garage fillers like the Suzuki Jimny or Fiat 500? Darn right it does...