This Car Review Is About: Mitsubishi’s ASX with a nameplate that in Mitsubishi’s history has referred to a sporting oriented vehicle. GSR was found on their hi-po Lancers and they were a little less mental than the Evo class cars. However, in ASX trim, the sporting intention has been relegated to a lairy colour on […]Read More 2020 Mitsubishi ASX GSR: Car Review
Mazda Australia has unveiled the heavily facelifted BT-50 ute. In a major departure for the brand, the underpinnings are now sourced from Isuzu, rather than from long-term building partner, Ford. The expected on-sale date is late 2020. A new diesel engine is fitted, with a 3.0-litre engine that produces 140kW and 450Nm. Gone is the […]Read More Japanese Crossover: Mazda Updates The BT-50.
This Car Review Is About: A vehicle from a mainstream car maker that provides a technology still all too rare. Hybrid tech of its own right is becoming widespread, however the plug-in part is still uncommon. The Outlander from Mitsubishi is an all too rare opportunity to sample an option in drivetrain tech that perhaps […]Read More Car Review: 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Exceed PHEV.
The world’s automobile manufacturers are slowly, inexorably, moving away from the traditional and century plus old method of powering a “horseless carriage”. And yet, there’s a subtle irony in going to pure electric power for cars, especially for German maker, Porsche. As far back as 1989, Ferdinand Porsche had been involved with electricity in cars. […]Read More Porsche Taycan: Electric Horses.
Jeep has announced release details of their forthcoming Compass range, complete with updates and a new entry-level model. There are also changes to the back of house procedures for service. Models and Pricing Structure. The Night Eagle is the new addition and kickstarts the revamped range. Power comes from the 129kW 2.4L TigerShark four, driving […]Read More Points On The Dial: 2021 Jeep Compass Released.
BMW Australia has confirmed the 4 Series Coupe is set for an October 2020 launch date down under. There’s plenty to look at and plenty to like in this striking new machine. BMW’s TwinPower turbo technology is applied to a pair of four cylinder engines and a six. BMW says the fours will produce 135kW […]Read More October Faction: BMW Set To Launch 4 Series Coupe.
Kia’s pert and perky Picanto has been given a mid-life update. There’s been a work-over to the exterior, some nice changes inside, and a new engine package. The Picanto line-up has as of June 2020 has four models, with the entry level S, GT-Line, X-Line, and GT. GT-Line and GT will have newly designed 16 […]Read More Small Car Class: Kia Picanto Upgraded.
Toyota has made some noise in the first week of June 2020 in respect to the facelifted and upgraded HiLux. Quietly though, their “forgotten” SUV, the Fortuner, has also been given a makeover and received the power/torque upgrades as well. Fortuner. Front and rear are where the exterior changes have come to play, and definitely […]Read More Toyota Doubles Down On Updates: HiLux And Fortuner Facelifted.
Hyundai Motor Company’s long awaited revamp of the Santa Fe was unveiled in the first week of June. There are clear signs of exterior change and a freshen up for the interior brings higher level of passenger comfort and convenience.What could point the way to a new design ethos for the brand is a new […]Read More 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Is On The Way.
The Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) has released the new vehicle sales statistics for May 2020. Unfortunately for the Australian new car market, it shows a continued decline in cars finding homes. Compared to May 2019, which saw 92,561 vehicles sold, May 2020 had a reduction of 35.3 per cent, down to 59,894. VFACTS […]Read More New Vehicle Sales Continue The Downward Slide.