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Keen dynamics and impressive tech headline the new 3 Series, but does the price-leading 320d still suffer BMW's base-model malaise?
You may not look twice at it, and you’re unlikely to give it a second thought. In fact, the Subaru Forester is a touch unremarkable. That’s perfect too – some family cars just need to be family cars, and this one does a really good job of it.
At long last, Kia has what Aussies want in a hatch with a bit of extra poke: five doors and an automatic transmission. It’s been a while coming, but the new Cerato GT hatch ticks the boxes Kia couldn’t previously.
Each year the Geneva motor show provides a testing ground of new ideas and concepts for everyone from established manufacturers to design consultancies and dream-weaving hypercar builders. Sadly some of the very best concepts miss their chance at production, be it due to their outright outlandishness, or perhaps because the brands proudly displaying them simply couldn’t get the sums to add up on some of the more courageous design choices...
Like something of a blank canvas, over the last 30 years the Mazda MX-5 has become the launching point for all manner of modified motoring fantasies. You’ll find them crammed full of GM V8s, Ford V6s, Mazda’s own rotary engines, or a massive variety of turbocharged and supercharged upgrades. Some have been lowered, some have been lifted (yup, off-road and rally roadsters are a thing)...
The Mazda 3 is a firm favourite with Aussie buyers, and now with added equipment and a lower drive-away price for the Maxx Sport version, its value is better than ever.
A simplified range and much sharper pricing give Infiniti’s small QX30 SUV a much-needed brush-up for 2019. But without any core changes, there’s still plenty of room for improvement.
Mazda’s popular CX-3 small-SUV range continues to sell in mainstream numbers, but with a somewhat premium premise. To find out just how aspirational the compact soft-roader is, we put the range-topping Akari model to the test.
Some big SUVs come with seven seats; in fact, the vast majority do. The 2019 Ford Endura doesn’t, which may limit its appeal to some families, but might be just the thing for others.
Track car, family car, potential future classic. The M3 CS does everything a regular M3 does only better… Mostly.
The CarAdvice Melbourne office has just had not one, but two 2019 Suzuki Jimnys pass through its garage – one auto, one manual. As unlikely as it seems, this tiny little shipping crate on wheels is shaping up to be one of 2019s hottest new releases. Every time we mention it on the site or on social media it attracts a swarm of comments and reactions...
It may be new and novel today, but plug-in hybrid technology will slowly infiltrate the mainstream. Right now, Mitsubishi holds a place in the early adopter queue with the Outlander PHEV, but is this the next chapter in Australia’s motoring future?
Seven-seat SUVs are fast becoming Australia’s must-have family utility tool. Station wagons are passé, and the flexibility to add two extra passengers at a moment’s notice is a lure too strong to ignore. To put some of the more urban-friendly family haulers to the test, we’ve assembled the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9 and aimed them directly at the face of the recently introduced Holden Acadia – Holden's new family hero arriving via American subsidiary, GMC...
Aussies don’t like small engines – at least not in big, tough work utes – so is the new 2.0-litre Ford Ranger hammering the nails in its own coffin? Not just yet it seems.
Everything old is new again, and in the case of the Mercedes-AMG E53, the inline six-cylinder engine makes a triumphant return as the supporting act to the brand’s V8 superstars.