In a previous life, AWT attended the Perth launch of a newcomer to the Toyota family. Called Kluger, it was a squarish, slightly blocky, petrol only, mid-sized SUV. Fifteen plus years later the Kluger remains petrol only, still has a squarish and blocky design, and not far off in size of the Land Cruiser. AWT […]Read More 2019 Toyota Kluger Grande and GXL.
Iconic British brand, Jaguar, continues its renaissance with the public unveiling of its first SUV, the F-Pace, at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Not a brand to be reticent about showing off its new products, the car started its public career by breaking the world record for a car driving a loop-the-loop, with a height at […]Read More Jaguar Proves They’re On The Pace At Frankfurt.
It’s always nice to do a back to back comparison of like models from a manufacturer. In this case, the new diesel auto Foresters from Japanese maker, Subaru, were parked in the driveway and A Wheel Thing checks out the L and S models. Powersource. Two litre engines seem to be the rage and there’s […]Read More Car Reviews: Subaru 2016 Forester L & Forester S diesel.
Mitsubishi’s medium sized SUV has grown considerably since it was released back in the mid noughties. Now looking nothing like the original donor car, the Lancer, it’s gone from a smallish, angular, almost “runt of the litter” look, (with a paltry four speed auto underneath), to a rounded off, handsome, male oriented look with its […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS.
In the third (and unexpected) V40 to be parked in A Wheel Thing’s garage, due to a minor but potentially non road worthy sensor glitch in the scheduled S60 sedan, the newly released Cross Country version was offered as a replacement, with the S60 being rescheduled. As such, this review will look at the differences […]Read More Volvo V40 Cross Country: The Review.
In late 2014, A Wheel Thing had the pleasure of the company of the S60 Polestar; a slightly revamped version was released shortly after and A Wheel Thing looks at the differences. Powersource. Take a three litre capacity straight six and bolt on an uprated twin scroll “hairdryer”, and you’ll have one more killer watt […]Read More 2015 Volvo S60 Polestar review.
Mid sized SUV’s have corralled the Aussie car market of recent years and well in the mix are the two Korean brands, Kia and Hyundai. Hyundai’s Santa Fe started as a small mid sizer and now fits comfortably into the bigger mid sized bracket. A Wheel Thing checks out the mid range entrant, the Elite. […]Read More Review: 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Elite diesel AWD.
Kia’s Sportage is, possibly, the one vehicle from the Korean company, that exemplifies just how far they’ve come in a comparatively short space of time. The first Sportage was an average looking, average performing, plasticky mid sizer when released in 1993 and is now a great looking, sensationally performing, non plasticky mid sizer in 2014. […]Read More 2015 Kia Sportage Diesel SLi review.
Take a 2.0L flat “boxer” four, strap on a hair dryer, wrap it in some slinky and edgy sheetmetal, throw in all wheel drive and you have the latest iteration of Subaru’s legendary WRX. The 2014 model is, currently, available in sedan only, a return to the days before the hatch was also available in […]Read More No Dinosaurs This Rex: Subaru WRX and WRX Premium.
Humans are a resourceful lot, thanks, in part, to our binocular vision. Not in the sense that they’ll magnify things but our eyes give us stereoscopic depth perception. Although they may get a little blurry after a late night, proving it’s not a foolproof system, there’s still an organic hi-tec element to play with. Subaru […]Read More Eyespy with My i-S – Subaru’s Forester Goes Optic-Techno