The sport sedan market in Australia has shifted since the glory days of cheap fuel, large families and less crowded roads.
I went for a quick spin in the Toyota Aurion Sportivo ZR6 to test out what makes it stand out from the pack.
An icon in Australian automotive history; the Nissan Pulsar was a fixture in driveways across the country for over two decades until it’s replacement in 2005.
But now it’s back after ten years’ retirement to light up the small car segment with the 2014 Nissan Pulsar.
The Toyota Hilux has claimed the title of Australia’s best selling 4WD for nine years in a row. This is despite Australia being one of the most competitive markets in the world with over 60 brands to choose from.
Known for its reliability and 4WD capabilities, and like its marketing slogan, it lives up to its name of "unbreakable".
For well over 50 years, the Toyota Landcruiser has been conquering the Australian landscape and it remains to be the best selling in its class by a long way.
Available in a number of different variations, our GXL Turbo Diesel model provides an introduction into the 4WD prowess and refinement that’s found in this 4WD legend.
With seating for 8, two fuel tanks, full time 4WD and ice cold air-conditioning throughout, we knew that even before heading out for our review, that whether it was transporting the family or heading out west, we were well equipped with the Landcruiser.
With over 40 million sold since 1966, Toyota’s iconic hatch holds the title of best selling car of all time. Since landing on our shores last year, the MY14 Corolla has been flying out of dealerships – topping the small car segment in sales for six months this year.
I jumped in the Corolla Ascent Sport, the sleek brother of the base model Ascent, to test out what makes this sports hatch the king of the road (and the sales charts.)
Budget, features and style aren’t normally put together when
describing something like a 7 Seat SUV, however Kia have been able to
deliver something like this in the Kia Sorento.
Even though the 2014 Kia Sorento is due to be replaced by an all new
model in 2015, we wanted to see what our customers loved about the
Sorento for ourselves.
Especially since this SUV has won Drive’s ‘Best SUV over $40,000’ for
the last four years straight - definitely nothing the sneeze at.
The Kia Rio is all about style on a budget – think Target teaming up with Roberto Cavalli. Priced from $14,490 drive away, the entry-level Rio S 3 Door hatch offers a great starting point with air-conditioning, 6 airbags, Bluetooth and more.
Kia’s always have the power to surprise (pardon the pun), and with a range of awards from Carsales, Carsguide and New Car Buyer from 2006 through to 2013, there must be something special about this car.
There isn’t much time left before V8’s become a thing of the past with smaller engines with forced induction. Time is also running out for the Australian Ute.
When production finally stops for the locally built Commodore, the Holden Ute will also cease to exist moving forward. So in this review, we want to review what is a true Australian icon and to see, touch and feel what Holden have developed as the last hurrah.
In 2014, there are wide number of 7 seater vehicles available for families that need a little more space and flexibility for their day to day duties.
The 2014 Holden Captiva 7, that is larger all round compared to the Captiva 5, is available in a wide range of petrol and diesel engines, as well as in 2WD and AWD drive types.
This means that there’s bound to be a Captiva that matches the budget constraints and flexibility needed by families.
If you want to shift from the sameness of other small cars, it could very well be the Barina Spark that stands out for all of the right reasons.
It has a hint of sportiness, bright colours in and out, and a host of standard safety features. Features like Bluetooth, CD/MP3 and USB input with iPod compatibility are sure to keep the show going on the road.
Priced from $13,990 for the manual model, let’s see how this fun little hatch goes.