Making the leap from mainstream to premium is not a simple task. Volvo managed it with the XC90, but is Kia on the right track with the new Sorento? We line them up to see which is the better category-crossing prestige SUV.
While the designs may be different, key mechanical and electronic tech is shared between the closely related Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. Is that enough to put one ahead of the other?
We match up high-spec Rio and Swift models to find the best turbocharged, $25,000 teeny.
Kia’s flagship Seltos compact SUV takes on Mazda’s top-trim CX-30 crossover in a battle of $40K-something high-riders.
Like any wise car manufacturer these days, Kia and Volkswagen are busy trying to fill any gaps in their SUV line-ups. In the case of the Korean and German brands, they’re downsizing to enter the increasingly popular compact SUV arena. For 13-odd years, the Tiguan has been the smallest VW SUV you could buy in Australia – but in 2020 there are now two models available below that: the T-Cross we have here, and the slightly larger T-Roc...
Prestige or mainstream? It’s a funny question as the answer used to be so clear, with both sides of the automotive fence traditionally separated by a chasm of money. But things are a bit more blended these days, with one-time challenger brands now throwing full equipment catalogues at their ever-improving machines, and previously out-of-reach badges eager to attract new buyers to their showrooms with better value positioning...
Two popular small cars in mid-range grades, but is the Cerato Sport or Corolla SX our favourite hatchback here?
The Sportage is a top seller, while Citroen's C5 Aircross is a rare sighting on the road. Which should you be buying, though?
Small SUVs account for 13 per cent of new cars sold in Australia this year. The Mitsubishi ASX is the most popular, with around 20,000 of them finding homes. While not the most modern car out there – it dates back almost a decade – Mitsubishi has continually made tweaks to keep it competitive. A new nose design and a better centre touchscreen just premiered, as if to highlight the point...
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.
The impressive new Seltos takes on the popular stalwart Qashqai in this flagship small-SUV twin test.