Small car. Torquey diesel. Scintillating performance. A Wheel Thing gets personal with the 2015 Volvo V40 diesel. Powersource. It’s “just” two litres in size yet manages to twist out 400 torques, from 1750 revs to 2500. Peak power is 140 kilowatts, at 4250 rpm. Sipping from a 62 litre tank at just 4.5L/100 km (claimed, […]Read More 2015 Volvo V40 D4 Luxury 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.
The Lancer nameplate has been around, under both Chrysler’s and Mitsubishi’s wardship, for over forty years; the current model was released in Australia in late 2007 and judging by Mitsubishi’s cycle for the car, it’s looking like an update isn’t (hopefully) far off. A Wheel Thing goes one on one with the (current) top of […]Read More 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer XLS sedan review.
Good things come in small packages, goes the saying so that must be why food and beverage makers downsize their products and ask for the same price…Fiat, however, has gone the other route and given us two versions of the now discontinued Esse Esse, with the Tourismo and Competizione and adds more choice with the […]Read More 2015 Fiat Abarth 595 Competizione & Fiat 500 Sport reviews.
A Wheel Thing welcomes Volvo to the family, with a trio of cars to be parked in the garage. Volvo’s debut with A Wheel Thing is its mid size SUV contender, the XC60 D4, a nomenclature that says, simply, it’s a four cylinder diesel. Having never driven a Volvo before and having only one driving […]Read More No Hat Required: Volvo XC60 D4
Kia has, at the moment, one of the most fun cars around, the Pro_ceed GT. It comes with a six speed manual transmission only, bolted to a firecracker of a 1.6L turbo engine. It’s the manual transmission that makes it such fun to drive and the incredible flexibility of the powerplant, with 265 Newton metres […]Read More It’s A Koup! Kia’s Two Door Turbo Cerato.
A Wheel Thing has had three weeks with three different cars from Proton, the Malaysian based car maker. Well, make that two and a half cars. Why? The Suprima S hatch and Preve’ sedan are so close to each other that the “man in the street” would be hard pressed to tell them apart. There’s […]Read More A Positive Charge Part Three: Proton Preve’ Sedan.
Mitsubishi has had the Outlander nameplate for close to a decade now and it’s certainly proving, in its current model, to be a popular choice. A recent trip from Sydney to the Australian Alps and back via the coast in another brand’s family aimed vehicle allowed the eyeballs to note a high density of SUVs […]Read More Aspire Diesel: The Best Mitsubishi Outlander?
It’s that time of year again, where manufacturers and their dealerships do their best to lure you into the office and sign on the dotted line, with that signature an offer to buy a new car. There’s always savings to be had, especially on vehicles about to be superseded such as the Nissan Dualis but […]Read More EOFYS For Cars
In the second of a trio of Outlander reviews, A Wheel Thing looks at the mid level LS Outlander with the question, is it really the Lesser Status the initials may indicate? Externally there’s little difference between this and the PHEV or the top of the range Aspire; the different style of the alloy wheels […]Read More Lesser Status? Mitsubishi Outlander LS.