Kia's best selling hatchback has a new look. We took the Cerato for a spin around town.
See what sales manager Darren from Motorama Mitsubishi rates as the Top 5 features on the all-new Mitsubishi Triton
The 2019 Mitsubishi Triton has been completely redesigned and Andrew Gill from Motorama Mitsubishi in Springwood is keen to show you all the improvements.
Not just a few tweaks, but a complete redesign is what Mitsubishi had in store for the 2019 Triton. A daring move, but they pulled it off. Successfully, because the ute now looks better than ever.
Since the departure of the popular Territory two years ago – the only locally build SUV – Ford hasn’t introduced any vehicle to take its place. Until now: say hello to the Endura. We took Ford’s latest addition to the range for a thorough test drive to see how it performs.
We reviewed a lot of cars over the past year, 19 to be precise. To make it easy for you, we've all gathered them all together here.
See what sales manager Joel from Motorama Holden rates as the Top 5 features on the Holden Colorado LTZ.
We've got Tony Paull from Motorama Holden & HSV Springwood giving you all the ins-and-outs of the limited edition Holden Colorado Z71 Xtreme. Only 150 available and just for the Australian market!
When looking for a work van, you cannot go past the new Ford Transit Custom. It comes in so many variants, there's always one to suit your needs.
Forget the logical or practical, the Chevrolet Camaro is for the emotional and guttural. With HSV only delivering 550 to Australia in its first batch, you’ve got to be quick to get your hands on one. Just the sound of the V8 makes it worth your while.
The Holden Acadia is proof a full-sized 7-seat SUV can be practical while looking good at the same time.
The Holden Acadia is proof a full-sized 7-seat SUV can be practical while looking good at the same time. Packed with technology and a V6 with plenty of torque we couldn’t wait to take it for a spin.
A 7-seater that can take you anywhere, that’s the Ford Everest in a nutshell. In 2019, the Everest has received a few upgrades that made it safer, more fuel efficient and better looking.
Kia is well knows as a major sponsor of tennis in Australia and Motorama Kia represents those interest locally in Brisbane. We drove the Kia Picanto Australian Open Edition to the Queensland Tennis Centre and experienced how fun sometimes comes in the smallest – micro – packages.
Ben Ruxton from Motorama Ford shows you all the ins-and-outs of the new Ford Ranger XLT.
Gone are the days that utes were exclusively for tradies. The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is as much a family vehicle as a workhorse. We looked at the new model through the eyes of both and found a perfect combination.
Toyota has launched the all-new Corolla to much anticipation. We’ll took both the entry level Ascent Sport and the fully loaded ZR for a spin.
The Chevrolet Silverado makes you feel like the King of the Road. We drove the massive American ute on Australian soil.
Our mates from Campr met up with Peter Caswell from Motorama Ford to go through Australia’s first ever factory-built, factory warranted, off-road performance truck… the Ford Ranger Raptor.
Ford calls it ‘Australia’s first ever factory-built, warranted, off-road performance truck’: the Ranger Raptor. It doesn’t have an option pack and surely doesn’t need one. Here are 5 things that make the Raptor stand out.
The Kia Cerato Sedan is the first of the Cerato family to get a full makeover. We took the big brother of the Hatchback to the street to see if size matters.
With more power, a 10-speed auto and an all-LCD display the new Mustang is more desirable than ever. We drove the 5.0L V8 up some tight twisties to experience its power in full force.
Leave it to HSV to transform the Colorado into an real head-turner. We took the brands first ute for a drive to see what’s special about it.
The Toyota LandCruiser 70 is an icon that’s going 35-years strong. We’ll tell you why we like it so much for 5 simple reasons.
If you’re looking for a quirky, fuel efficient and easy handling car you cannot get around the Ford EcoSport. We’re giving you the top 5 reasons why you should put the smart city SUV on your list.
See what sales manager James from Motorama Toyota rates as the Top 5 features on the Toyota Prado with the Flat Tailgate Pack.
The Toyota LandCruiser Prado has been on and off-road in Australia for over twenty years. We took out the first big changed Prado in nearly a decade.
The Nissan Navara has always been popular in Australia. So much so, the last two generations carried the torch as Nissan’s ute model for nearly two decades combined. We took the new Navara out on the road, to see how it fares in a new world where utes have to do more than just a tradies duties.
The market for mid-sized SUV’s is a crowded one. At the same time, it’s a popular segment with lots to gain. How does the new Kia Sportage hold up against the fierce competition? We decided to find out.
The new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross enters the market with heavy competition – even from within its own showroom. We took the new premium SUV to test it out.
The new Commodore is here – but it faces an uphill battle to win over hearts and minds. We drove the first four-cylinder Commodore in thirty years.
The Nissan Qashqai has been doing family duties for over a decade (when it was called the Dualis.) We took the latest model on the road to test it out.
The Kia Sorento has been a standout family sized SUV, and now comes with a punching new GT Line edition. We took it out to see if it is worth putting on your shopping list.
The new Holden Equinox marks the end of one of the most divisive models in the Australian brands range – the Captiva. We took it out to see if it could tempt buyers back into a Holden SUV.
A rear-wheel drive sports tourer from Kia? Believe it. We took the game-changing South Korean out for a drive.
The new C-HR is a radical departure from Toyota’s regular stable of faithful vehicles. We jumped in to test the divisively styled new coupe.
The Nissan Pathfinder is one of the many SUVs that make up the Nissan range, the penultimate before the flagship Patrol – and one of the only hybrid 4WD SUVs available to buy in Australia. We got off-road in the Pathfinder on Moreton Island to test it out.
The Holden Trax has filled the space of the light SUV in the showroom, between the Astra and the much larger Captiva. With an all-new update for 2017, we tested the baby wagon of Holden’s range.
he Cruze famously killed the best selling Astra of the late 90s and early 2000s in a last-ditch attempt by General Motors and Holden to bring more manufacturing back onto Australian shores. But the last generation Astra, and the new kid are both direct from the General’s European arm, so we decided to test out the continental cousin.
The Trailblazer, with a new name and upgrades, is the replacement for the Colorado7 – as part of an overhaul of Holden’s lineup. We jumped in the new heavy-duty wagon to test it out.
The Kia Rio is a solid choice among buyers looking for a well-built, practical small hatch. Korea’s new model has grown up, so we took it for a ride.
The all-new Colorado has arrived, with significant changes under the skin and on the surface. We were pretty chuffed when the opportunity arose to take it off-road and put it to the real test.
The Toyota Kluger sits at the top of Toyota’s SUV sales charts just under the big LandCruiser Prado. We took the top of the range Grande out on the road to try it out.
The Picanto has just arrived in Australia, despite being on sale across the ditch in New Zealand for a couple of years. So what does Kia’s new microcar offer beyond a small footprint?
The Holden Spark is unashamedly marketed towards young (or young-at-heart) drivers. But is the Spark a good fit for a modern driver in the 21st century?
The Toyota Prius is the defining name in affordable, reliable hybrid technology. With a new model out, is it still easy being green?
The Corolla has been a best seller for a reason over the past fifty years. Combining practicality and low running costs, the Corolla can now add green credentials to the list.
The new Kia Sportage now sports a new look, with drastic new styling compared to the outgoing model. So it’s going to turn heads; but we took the new compact SUV from Korea onto the road to find out what it’s like.
The Landcruiser Prado is almost the perfect vehicle for Australia; it’s dependability, capacity and sheer off-road ability are nearly unmatched. With a smaller, more efficient diesel under the hood, we took the GXL – the most popular Prado – to test it out.
Buyers looking at the Captiva were previously given the choice of the Captiva 5 or Captiva 7, with three grades among the two. Now though, the separation has been ended – the two models reunited as the Captiva. But is it enough to refresh the Captiva with fewer seats on entry models?
From its launch in 2010, the Kia Optima has always been the David in the battle against the mid-size sedan Goliaths that have dominated the top of their segment for decades. We took the recently overhauled Optima to see if the battle is still worth fighting.
The Ford Mustang. No other car could muster such a fevered response from the Australian car buying public that it would start selling on name alone, years before the first one came off the production line. So, if people are buying the Mustang sight unseen – what’s it actually like on the road?
The Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is the new kid on the block, replacing the massively capable, but perennially unloved Challenger. Once again, it’s based off the Triton – but where the Challenger lived in the shadow of its trayback brother, Mitsubishi has made a real effort to refine the driving experience to differentiate the Pajero Sport. We took the all-new Mitsi SUV to test out its capabilities on and off the road.
It’s been a decade since an all-new Hilux, and in that time countless iterations of Toyota’s ute have found homes in driveways across Australia. In a year where its rivals have brought their A-Game to rejuvenating the ute section of their lineup, we got into the all-new Toyota Hilux to find out what’s changed in the ten years since the last.
The Toyota Fortuner follows the new Hilux into Australia and, although it’s based on the unbreakable bestseller, the new seven seater promises a family off-roader that is capable and comfortable. We took the top-spec Fortuner Crusade out for a drive.
Holden will become a full-line importer by 2018, with an entirely new model range by 2020 – and the Insignia VXR is one of the first models to come from overseas with a dancing lion badge. We got into the Insignia to find out if the Insignia is up to scratch for Australia.
The Holden Cascada brings a new name and a bold new look to the Dancing Lion lineup. We got into the Cascada for a spin to take the top off of Holden’s new convertible.
The Ford Everest slots into a space in the lineup where car manufacturers haven’t seriously looked at for over least a decade. The full-size four-wheel drive has been neglected in favour of crossover SUVs designed for the urban jungle, but the new model from Ford aims to bring a bit more on and off the road. We took a ride in the Everest to put it to the test.
The Ford Ranger has been inching its way up the sales charts over the past 10 years or so as a solid offering to challenge traditional light commercial vehicles. So what makes the Ranger so good? We took the top-of-the-line Wildtrak to find out.
The Colorado has been Holden’s offering in the four-wheel drive ute market since 2008, and in that time has made a name for itself as a capable, load-carrying, off-roader. We took the latest Colorado on the road to find out why it’s kept its appeal.
The humble ute is in a time of transformation. Where pick-ups were once seen as a vehicle exclusively for “work”, the ute is now expected to be comfortable and spacious enough to handle duties when off the clock as well. We got out on the road in new MY16 Triton GLS double cab 4WD to see if it has stepped up to meet the challenge of work and play.
It’s hard to believe that Australians have been buying the Kia Sportage for nearly 20 years. The current generation, on sale since 2010 and updated in 2013, has made the most impact on customers in terms of style, comfort and convenience. The mid-range Si Premium and the top-of-the-line Platinum have consistently been the top sellers for the Korean brand, so we got out in them both to test-drive two of the hottest entries in the compact SUV market.
With the last model update released in 2013, it came as a surprise when Mitsubishi announced that they were overhauling the Outlander in one of the largest mid-life updates ever. We got into the brand new, top of the line Outlander Exceed to see if there has been more than a facelift to Mitsubishi’s mid-size SUV.
Sports hatches have always found a devoted audience in Australia. Performance enthusiasts, as well as drivers who look for a little more excitement from their daily commute have turned to the hot hatch as a way to get their thrills without blowing the budget on a luxury sportscar. We test-drove the first of Holden’s new European-flavoured models to see what the Germans have brought to the table.
Even though the last Australian-built Camry signals the end of vehicle manufacturing down under, Toyota’s venerable mid-sizer is leaving our shores on a high. We drove the latest Camry to see what the last local Toyota brings to the table.
The last Ford Mondeo was a capable beast that never really inspired passion in a segment that needed something fresh and new to overthrow the one or two dominant veterans. The new Mondeo certainly arrives with style and flair, but is it enough to topple the segment leaders?
Around 10 years ago, SUVs suddenly became the go-to vehicle, as car buyers demanded more space, more comfort, more versatility and a more commanding driving position. We got out and about in the all-new 2015 Kia Sorento Platinum to test whether the new model can beat the competition in a hotly contested segment.
The Kia Carnival was Australia’s favourite people mover almost immediately after arriving in 1999, and after over 15 years – the Carnival has proven itself as the go-to family vehicle. We drove one of the first new Carnivals to arrive at Motorama Kia, to see if it’s up to scratch.
he Prius has revolutionised the way people think about hybrids. The Prius c is the latest in the expansion of Toyota’s hybrid range, with the regular Prius leading the charge with the 7-seat Prius V, in addition to the cheapest hybrid car on the market in Australia. We took the eco-hatch out to see if Australia’s cheapest hybrid is value for money.
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a decade since the first Ford Territory rolled out of the factory and into the hearts and minds of Australian families. Now entering its final years alongside its Falcon brother, I took the SZ MkI Territory Titanium out on the town for one last hurrah.
Ford made a big play for throne by launching the Kuga in 2012, and since then has gone from strength to strength with sharper pricing and a more efficient powertrain. We took the Kuga for a spin to see how it stacked up.
Launched in 2012, the Toyota 86 marked Toyota’s highly anticipated return to the compact sports car market after the retirement of the much-loved Celica in 2006. The 86 has been flying out of showrooms since its launch and with some recent tweaks for 2015, I took a spin in the latest model to find out why everyone is raving about Toyota’s triumphant return.
If you have the desire to have a practical 7 seat SUV with the smaller vehicle, the 2015 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid has launched to fill that gap. The hybrid is available across the entire Pathfinder range, meaning there is a wide number of configurations and drive types to choose from, so you can best match your needs.
The Ford Fiesta Sport is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. On paper, a hatch hovering just above $20,000 with a 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine doesn’t stir excitement. But the baby of the Ford range is no bland ecobox. Thanks to a punchy engine and a sure-footed road handling, the Fiesta Sport is a nimble hatch that will inspire a smile on almost anyone.
Warm hatches are often maligned as a ‘badge-only’ upgrade to hatchbacks, with few if any modifications on the entry model hatch. Holden is turning that image on its head, by releasing the new Cruze Z-series range – taking over from the
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".
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are compact cars driven by price, and there are compact cars driven by delivering a great driving experience. The 2014 Toyota Yaris is the latest generation for the Japanese manufacturer that looks to deliver something more than just a price point.
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.
In the world of small sedans and hatches the competition has been heating up with the addition of more technology than ever before. It has also meant that prices have never been better and that’s fantastic news for those in the market.
It’s designed for families, and what families do everyday plus being an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional 7 seat SUV’s and 4WD’s. Even though the Prius V isn’t ready to go off-road, it has the ability to do everything else extremely well.
Launched in 2008, the Mitsubishi Challenger was the somewhat shy cousin of the Mitsubishi range. Thanks to popular models like the Triton and Outlander, the Challenger felt somewhat stuck in the middle.
In our review, we’re driving the base model ST with an economically focused 127kW four-cylinder engine. Also available in the range are the ST-L and TI models, as well as the performance orientated TI-S models that features a V6 engine producing 183kW of power.
Nissan has no shortage of SUV’s available on the market, and their newest addition, the 2014 Nissan QASHQAI, is aimed precisely at young, growing families and replaces the outgoing Nissan Dualis. Find out how this new family member performs on the road.
It’s the last hurrah for the Commodore based HSV, and the 2014 HSV Gen-F GTS is going to make sure it is the very best. The sedan with some serious attitude is powered by a push-rod LSA V8 engine borrowed from the Camaro that has been pumped up to produce a fear inducing 430kW of power and 740Nm of torque.
It’s arguably the best looking medium sized cars on the market, with European styling from that of former design chief of Audi/VW, there’s a solid presence that suggests it’s a lot more expensive that what the sticker price asks.
The Mitsubishi Mirage Hatch won the hearts of young drivers everywhere because of its bright colours, range of features, and award winning low cost of ownership. Now, for the first time ever, the Mirage will be available in a Sedan. The 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage Sedan not only picks up some visual updates, its longer body gives passengers more room than the previous generation Lancer sedan.
With a solid heritage and name known by all, the 11th generation Corolla sedan isn’t just like any other new-generation model. With it being one of the worlds most popular small cars, the pressure is one for this generation to live up to its name.
Whether it is on red dirt, black rock, or white sand, the Colorado 7 has been designed to get you there and back again with 6 other passengers. With a recommended drive away price that's seems right, we were curious to know that could this 7 seat 4WD be able to hold its own.
Finding the right mix of practicality, comfort, and affordability can be challenging, however the Mitsubishi Triton is a serious contender. With a double cab, style tray and enough raw power from the turbo diesel to handle almost everything you could throw at it, the 2014 Mitsubishi Triton GLX+ 4x4 needs to be on your list.
Being the first production plug-in hybrid SUV on the market, it makes you realise that a plug-in hybrid doesn’t have to be small, impractical and uncomfortable. It can, in fact, be great for families, a weekend away and more. What’s with the name you ask? Well, the Outlander PHEV is short for Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle. So with that out of the way, what does it have under the hood to make it a hybrid?
It has a smaller footprint than the Holden Commodore, and a roomier cabin than the Holden Cruze. The Holden Malibu slides right into the middle of the two in nearly all aspects, so why should you look at the Malibu? Let’s have a look in our 2014 Holden Malibu review.
Continuing the trend in changing their brand perception, the 2014 Kia pro-cee’d GT is finally here on Australian shores. Originally destined to be a Europe only vehicle, this exclusively European designed Kia provides customers something to be excited about in a small BIG way. So let's check out the new hatch on the block. The Kia pro-cee'd GT.
The all-new 2014 Nissan X-Trail is a fresh approach to the popular X-Trail SUV that was first introduced in 2001. Adopting a design that bears resemblance to its bigger sibling, the Nissan Pathfinder, it looks modern and feels bigger than before. Let's check out the review!
Fast-forward to 2014, and the third generation is here with its significantly different exterior and interior design. Take a read of our 2014 Toyota Kluger review.
Loved by fleets and rental companies for its famed Toyota reliability, the question we had was whether the Camry is still worth considering, given that the increased competition from small sedans/hatchbacks on the road?
The FJ Cruiser is historic, and not just because of its looks but because of its heritage. However, is it still the 4WD the legendary FJ40 was? Read our review of the 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser to find out.
Kia, when it first launched in Australia, wasn’t known for desirable affordable cars. Fast forward to 2014 and Kia seems to be on a roll with the release of its new 2014 Kia Cerato Koup, and 2014 Pro_cee’d GT.
The Holden Trax takes a slightly different approach to the compact SUV market offering a more car like offering with its lower ground clearance and car like interior.
The Nissan Pathfinder is a legendary name that has traditionally been associated to a tough off-roader, so how does the all new Pathfinder stack up?
Whether it is camping on the beach, pick-ups from school or doing the Saturday sport, the Toyota Prado will be found anywhere and everywhere.
The Nissan Juke launched in Australia with a lot of fanfare and for a good reason. It takes a completely new approach to what a compact crossover vehicle should be.
It’s hard to believe that it has been 10 years since the previous generation Mirage has been on showroom floors. In between that time the name is back, but now offers a compelling package that, on paper, is hard to resist.
The 2013 Toyota Rav4 is now the sporty SUV you always wanted it to be. Join us and see our video review!
In 2004 Mitsubishi put their Mirage on the back burner. Now it’s back and better than ever – or at least that’s what the advertising says. Check out our video review, and see for yourself!
The 2013 Mitsubishi ASX Aspire Diesel has recently undergone some updates to improve both its fuel economy and driver & passenger comfort.
It isn’t everyday that we have a Toyota Tundra utility on our yard at Motorama. This is why we decided to take a look at it and see what this big truck is all about.
The 2013 Holden VF Commodore SV6, a car that has been long anticipated by customers is finally here. Not only is there is a visual update on the outside; on the inside there is essentially a brand new car.
The 2013 Kia Sportage SLi Series 2 has been named the Australia’s Best SUV under $40,000, so let's see what all of the fuss is all about!
Fast forwarding to 2013 and the Barina has certainly grown up. Not just in size, but also in sophistication.
For many, the 2013 Mitsubishi Pajero VRX is an icon as a ‘go anywhere’ 4WD which has been around forever. For a lot of families, a Pajero has probably played a role of some sort, including weekend sports duty or the holiday getaway car. Since its original introduction in 1982, there have been quite a few changes along the way to get to where we are now with the 2013 MY14 model.
It might seem that the Mitsubishi Outlander ES is an outside choice compared to a number of other competitors. Whilst it isn’t the largest looking SUV on the street, it does hide a lot of space on the inside.
The Kia Cerato and its variants has been a model that has surprised a number of buyers and currently there are some great deals to be had on the outgoing Kia Cerato. This is why we decided to review the 2012 Kia Cerato Hatch SLi.
The 2013 Holden Colorado is not just bigger and better when it comes to looks, but under the hood there are some great new additions.
The Mitsubishi Lancer is well known to many thanks to its years of success and rally heritage and movie appearances including the Fast and the Furious franchise.