We’ve been lucky to have piloted pretty much every version of Kia’s Stinger range, and that now includes the Carbon Edition. With the model looking likely to have an update due for a late 2020 release, Kia has been keeping the turnstiles clicking for the current model by making available limited run versions such as […]Read More Kia Stinger Carbon Edition: Car Review.
Lexus is undergoing a range revamp, which includes the ES 300 and 350. It’s a substantial restyle inside and a fettling of the exterior, including the “take it or leave it” spindle grille. There are seven variants including the hybrid, the Luxury, and the F Sport. A Wheel Thing samples the entry level 2019 Lexus […]Read More Car Review: 2019 Lexus ES 300h Luxury
The Kia Sorento has been given a freshen up for 2019, like most of the Kia range. They’re subtle but effective, with enhancements inside and out. AWT drives the 3.5L petrol drinking V6 Kia Sorento GT-Line trim, with an eight speed auto and seven seats. It’s priced at $55,490 (RRP) and came in the optional […]Read More 2019 Kia Sorento GT-Line Petrol.
Volvo has come a long way from the boxy look of twenty years ago. Like most other brands they’ve moved into into the SUV market with gusto and their latest, the XC40, was launched here in Australia in May. We drive the top of the range R-Design with Launch Edition packaging.It’s a similar external design […]Read More 2019 Volvo XC40 R-Design Launch Edition.
Jeep. It’s a name that’s synonymous with unbreakable cars, uncompromising off road ability, and being uniquely American. Well, once. Any Jeep labelled TrailHawk is still uncompromising in its ability to deal with mud, snow, sand, gravel, as easily as the tarmac, but not all Jeeps are unbreakable and not all Jeeps are American. AWT had […]Read More 2018 Jeep Compass Limited Petrol.
Car reviews are always a personal point of view. People have a love for a brand and that’s personal. Toyota has that brand loyalty and it’s won them millions of customers over decades. Toyota’s Camry is a big part of that loyalty here in Australia and we first saw it as a five door hatch […]Read More 2018 Toyota Camry V6 SL and Camry Hybrid.
In November 1948 a car was unveiled in Australia by the then Prime Minister, Ben Chifley, in front of 400 guests. Called the 48-215, marketed simply as the “Holden”, and popularly known as the “FX” the car had a 45kW 2171cc straight six and had a design from America’s Chevrolet. Thirty years later, in October […]Read More 2018 Holden ZB Commodore RS: Car Review.
Subaru’s continued product updates continue with a revamp of their XV, first released in 2012 and a car that immediately shook up an already crowded market place. Complete with a higher riding look, black cladding, and some cool colours, A Wheel Thing compares the 2.0i and 2.0i-S Subaru XV level machines, providing an entry and […]Read More Car Review: 2018 Subaru XV 2.0i & S Comparison.
Great Wall first landed in Australia in 2009. It was a range full of petrol engines and manual transmissions and sharp pricing. However, quality was questionable and it wasn’t long before the brand was withdrawn. Fast forward a few years and the Great Wall brand features three variants in a four door crew cab design, […]Read More Car Review: 2017 Great Wall Steed Diesel 4×4 Ute.
There have been times when a car maker undertakes a wholesale change to a vehicle and receives deafening silence. This is certainly not the case with Peugeot’s revamped 3008 range. How’s winning the European Car of the Year Award for 2017 sound? To find out if it is worth the fuss, A Wheel Thing goes […]Read More Car Review: 2018 Peugeot 3008 GT.