They’re potentially expensive. They’re controversial. They’re cracking good drives. And totally fully electric. The Tesla range consisting of the Model S variants and Model X variants has been with us in Australia for a few years now and the Model S remains the most visible. The P100D name means the car is an all wheel […]Read More 2018 Tesla Model S P100D & Model X P100D
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 However, quality was questionable and it wasn’t long before the brand was withdrawn.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.
Suzuki continues to cement its position as a leader in the small car market by giving us an updated 2017 Suzuki SX-4 S-Cross. Although it sports a sort of SUV look, it’s not. It’s front wheel drive only, powered by a ripper petrol fuelled turbo four. Like it so far? A Wheel Thing does.There’s three […]Read More Car Review: 2017 Suzuki S-Cross Turbo Prestige.
Holden’s manufacturing will cease in 2017 and to ease into the transition period Holden will increase the number of cars it will import. One of those is a true bahn stormer, the potent and stylish (Opel) Holden Insignia VXR V6 turbo, released in 2015. It’s an eyecatcher, the Insignia VXR. Lithe, curvy, assertive, bigger than […]Read More 2016 Holden Insignia VXR: 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.
It was a chalk and cheese moment for A Wheel Thing to hop out of the razor sharp 308 GTi five door hatch and drop into the four door saloon that is the 508 Active. Here’s why.It’s a big car, the 508, at 4830 mm long. However, the wheelbase isn’t that much bigger, at 2817 […]Read More 2016 Peugeot 508 Active: Car Review.
Hot Hatch. Two words that belong to some, are linked to many, but come from just one. Peugeot. The latest iteration of a hot hatch from the French car maker is the 308 GTi. Take a sweetly curved five door hatchback body, insert a grunty 1.6 litre turbo and bolt in a slick shifting six […]Read More 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi: Car Review.
Citroën first released the Picasso in 2009 and have released two updated models in 2015, the Picasso (five seater) and Grand Picasso (seven seater). Rebodied, revamped, and re-engined, A Wheel Thing wonders why there’s not more of them on the road.The version tested, the five seat version, came with a 1.6 litre tubo four, with […]Read More 2016 Citroën Picasso: Car Review
Suzuki has brought back a name from the past, the Baleno, and there’s two models to play with. The GL and GLX Turbo are what you can buy. A Wheel Thing took home the GLX Turbo.Both models are physically identical in dimensions, with a compact 3995 mm overall length. Inside that is a 2520 mm […]Read More 2017 Suzuki Baleno GLX Turbo: Car Review.
A Wheel Thing welcomes Suzuki to the garage, with the first of five in a row being the entry level Suzuki Vitara RT-S. It’s a 1.6L engine and five speed manual transmission combo driving the front wheels and with prices starting at just $23990, it’s a great way for a new driver to get out […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-S