There’s small cars, and there’s micro cars, and those that sort of slot in between. Kia’s Picanto is a small car that defies its external size to offer a well packaged and uncommonly roomy interior, all the while looking like it would fit into the tray of a four wheel drive ute. A Wheel Thing […]Read More Car Review: 2017 Kia Picanto.
Car makers have a habit of badging a vehicle and calling it a Sports model. Holden did it with the SV6 Commodore, Ford’s Falcon XR6, Toyota with the Camry and Aurion…generally it’s cosmetic and that’s it. Kia has jumped on the sports wagon and added one to the Cerato family as the 2017 Kia Cerato […]Read More Car Review: 2017 Kia Cerato Sport.
With SUVs being so popular, it’s no surprise that the next chapter in the SUV story is the lifestyle SUV. Think the original SUV, the Toyota RAV4, bring it into the latter half of the second decade of the 21st century, and that’s the market. Not surprisingly, Audi, known for their quick response to market […]Read More 2017 Audi Q2 TDi: A Wheel Thing Car Review
The joint venture between Subaru and Toyota to produce a low slung, two door, coupe has been a raging success in the form of the Toyota 86 and the Subaru BRZ. On Subaru’s side, with the car being the sole entry in an otherwise all wheel drive family, it’s been a standout. 2017 saw the […]Read More 2017 Subaru BRZ: A Wheel Thing Car Review.
Being an independent reviewer means relying on the good graces of companies to allow their cars to be reviewed. Tesla Australia is one of the companies that works with independent reviewers and A Wheel Thing was privileged to spend a too quick 30 hours with the new Model X. It’s jampacked with technology and comes […]Read More 2017 Tesla Model X: A Wheel Thing Car Review.
Tarago. It’s a village a third of the way between Goulbourn and the Australian capital, Canberra, on the eastern side of a seasonal Lake George. Notable for being home to a massive windfarm, it also gifted its name to one of Toyota’s first people movers. Named for the Aussie market, the vehicle seemed to slowly […]Read More 2017 Toyota Tarago Ultima V6: A Wheel Thing Car Review.
Renault‘s Australian renaissance continues to build momentum, with the all new Koleos and Megane range attracting plenty of positive comment. It’s fair to say that the GT and Zen Megane cars should be on your radar, and here’s why, as A Wheel Thing drives the Renault Megane GT and Renault Megane Zen.The Megane is a […]Read More 2017 Renault Megane GT & Renault Megane Zen: A Wheel Thing Car Review.
If one were to hop into the fabled time machine of H.G. Wells and travel back to the early part of the 21st century, you’d find that the letters S, U, V, were part of the alphabet and hardly seen in each other’s company. You’d also find that many luxury car makers would sniff at […]Read More 2017 Jaguar F-Pace R-Sport: A Wheel Thing Car Review.
Take Hyundai’s 1.6 litre turbo four and wedge it under the slinky bonnet of the sweet looking Elantra, then allow the engineers to “play” with the suspension and you have the Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo. There’s a manual at $28990 and the auto at $31290, with both plus ORCs.A recent facelift has the Elantra looking […]Read More 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo: A Wheel Thing Car Review.
The people mover…movement…is alive and well here in Australia. Kia’s Carnival has been part of it for some time and the current model that stems from 2015 is regarded as one of the best around. A Wheel Thing takes on the Kia Carnival Platinum petrol engined edition.Kia’s design team have done the remarkable; they have […]Read More 2016 Kia Carnival Platinum petrol: A Wheel Thing Car review.