BMW Z4 2019 review: 20i, 30i and M40i driven

Good points All three engines impress Light, agile, balanced handling Comfortable, cohesive interior Needs work All grades feel 10% overpriced Steering lacks overt directness Apple CarPlay plan lasts one year Small, light, low-slung roadsters: this is a formula that we ...

Kia Cerato Sport+ 2021 review

Wearing a new face and the brand’s shiny new badge, the Kia Cerato has swung in for a subtle facelift that brings a few key upgrades and enhances an already capable package.

Ford Mustang Mach 1 2021 review

Ford has boldly claimed that the new Mach 1 is the best-handling factory produced Mustang ever to come to Australia – we put that claim to the test.

2019 Mazda MX-5 review

Good points Beautiful, enjoyable dynamics 2.0L now similar to sweet 1.5L Broader standard safety tech Needs work Targa RF’s excessive wind noise CarPlay/Android Auto not here yet Two-litre still a little coarse If you asked us what our idea of ...

Volkswagen Crafter 4MOTION 2019 quick review

Good points Seamless AWD integration Car-like cabin layout Light, easy steering Needs work AWD costs an extra $4.5k Blind spot monitoring optional For most van operators in Australia, the need for all-wheel-drive likely hasn’t been a front-of-mind consideration – but ...

Kia Carnival Platinum Diesel 2021 review

The new Kia Carnival wants to talk family buyers out of purchasing a large SUV – so they’ve amped up the cool factor everywhere you look.

2018 Volkswagen Crafter van review

Good points Familiar, comfortable cabin Easy and smooth to drive in town Highly customisable range Needs work Excellent auto an extra $3k Integrated navigation optional No six-cylinder on offer It’s rare for me to start a review with a personal ...

Toyota Supra 2019 review

Good points All-round dynamics Robust performance Relative value Needs work Lack of cabin storage Fussy fake styling vents No manual option It’s now 17 years since the last new Toyota Supra graced this earth – abandoned during a sports-coupe purge ...

Skoda Karoq 2022: restyled Czech SUV due March next year

Skoda has unveiled a new look for the Karoq SUV overnight with sharper styling and more cabin features, and it’s due in Australia by March 2022

Tesla’s Shanghai gigafactory to get $263 million update, Australia likely to benefit

After a year of record sales, Tesla is looking to boost its production capacity across the board

New Ford Ranger accessories revealed, partnership with ARB to continue

Ford fans will be able to spec their new Ranger with a wide array of ARB accessories when the new ute goes on sale in mid-2022

Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior 2022: more grunt to rival the Amarok would be possible, but at what cost?

The new Navara flagship has arrived in the form of the Aussie-developed Pro-4X Warrior by Premcar, but it still has the same outputs as a regular Navara ute

Mitsubishi relaunches Ralliart nameplate for the Pajero Sport and Triton in Thailand

After being missing in action for over 10 years the Ralliart nameplate has returned – just not in the way you might expect

Genesis G70 Shooting Brake arrives in Australia, priced from $79,000

The wagon version of the Genesis G70 has now arrived in Australia with every feature the brand could throw at it – except for the biggest engine

Genesis G90 2022: new-gen super saloon revealed, not for Australia

The redesigned Genesis G90 is going up against the Mercedes-Benz S Class in the fight of the ultimate super saloons

This week on Chasing Cars: Ranger Raptor and Mazda CX-60 spied, GT4 RS unleashed!

Welcome back to your weekly wrap up of car news and reviews, where we find all the bits that matter and condense them down into one easy read

Volkswagen Amarok 2022 set to retain V6 grunt thanks to Ford Ranger partnership

As part of a collaboration between Volkswagen and Ford, the Amarok is all-but-confirmed to retain a V6 diesel engine

BMW Concept XM previews marque’s first electrified M model

It’s big, it’s bold and it will soon be revealed in a production form to become the most powerful vehicle M has ever built

Which Australian Cities Have the Worst Rush Hour Traffic?

The traffic jam is alive and well in Australia.

Ampol invests in EV chargers and hydrogen to cover all bases

On the way to net zero by 2040, fossil fuel giant Ampol has begun its plans to roll out EV chargers and hydrogen mobility on forecourts

Honda Odyssey discontinued for Australia due to closure of Japanese factory

After more than a quarter of a century in Australia, the Honda Odyssey badge will cease to exist locally in the coming months due to the closure of its production facility

Mazda CX-5 2023: hybrid firms for popular midsize SUV

With the announcement that a hybrid drivetrain will be offered in the US-market 2022 CX-50, the likelihood of a hybrid CX-5 grows stronger

Chrysler to pull out of Australia amid electrification push

As Chrysler’s sole remaining right-hand-drive market, the iconic American brand has now officially pulled out of Australia

Tough new American crash tests see only Mazda CX-5 score well, while two SUVs tested poorly

The IIHS test saw only the Mazda CX-5 scoring well while the Honda HR-V and Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross received poor ratings. Side impacts accounted for almost one-in-four of all passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2019

Nissan to launch 23 EVs and hybrids by 2030

Doubling down on an already concerted push into the electric vehicle space, Nissan has outlined some ambitious goals for its future

This week on Chasing Cars: Ford Ranger breaks cover, RAV4 range grows and CX-5 Hybrid on the cards?

Welcome back to your weekly wrap up of car news and reviews, where we find all the bits that matter and condense them down into one easy read

Mitsubishi Outlander 2022: seven-seat midsize SUV off to a strong start in Australia

The all-new Mitsubishi Outlander has hit the ground running in Australia, attracting keen interest before the launch and has healthy stock levels to keep the momentum going

Toyota Fortuner 2022: GR Sport unveiled in Thailand

The Fortuner is the next in line to get the GR Sport treatment and has already been launched in Thailand, but is still unconfirmed for Australia

Kia Sportage 2022: manual transmission lives on in midsize SUV as semiconductor shortages threaten production capacity

“Save the manuals” the sports-car-loving enthusiasts cry, yet it’s the humble 2022 Kia Sportage SUV that maintains a six-speed manual option in Australia

Drink driving monitors could be fitted to cars in future in the United States

As part of a US$17 billion investment into automotive safety, the United States wants to stop drink driving for good

Skoda Kamiq 2021: four-cylinder 110TSI Monte Carlo and Limited Edition models now available

A more powerful four-cylinder engine is now available for the Skoda Kamiq small SUV, after a planned 2020 launch was pushed back.

Skoda Scala 2021: now available to Australian buyers after tech glitch solved

Skoda has resumed its rollout of the Scala small hatchback in Australia after an inaccurate fault message on early cars halted a planned 2020 launch.

Toyota Kluger 2021: seven-seat SUV scores five star safety rating

A five star safety rating is at the top of the priority list for many Australians snapping up a new SUV and the Toyota Kluger has proven it can protect the whole family.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 2022: new Korean EV gains five star ANCAP safety rating

Hyundai’s long-awaited EV superstar – the Ioniq 5 – has scored five stars in ANCAP safety testing but falls behind its Tesla Model 3 rival

Aussie doctor employs an R35 GT-R to help save patient’s lives

A regional GP working in Western Australia is fighting to register his own Nissan R35 GT-R as an emergency vehicle.

GWM Ute 2022: budget Chinese ute scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

Despite its affordable entry price the GWM ute has achieved five-stars under the strict new test protocols

Reversing AEB could become mandatory for five stars from 2023: ANCAP

As frontal AEB becomes standard across the industry, ANCAP has turned its attention to the reversing crash prevention – technology that can help save the lives of children in reversing accidents.

What is Honda Sensing 360?

Safety is a major concern of car buyers in Australia. Here, we explain Honda’s new Sensing 360 suite of adaptive safety technologies.

Australian Government mandates AEB on new cars from 2023

AEB, or autonomous emergency braking, is widespread in the car industry and soon you won’t be able to find a car that doesn’t have it fitted

Genesis GV80 and G80 score five stars in ANCAP testing

ANCAP’s latest testing will likely further legitimize Genesis cars as a safe and luxurious alternative from its traditional German rivals.


Can you charge an EV in the rain? We ask the experts

New safety tech fitted to production cars ‘solves’ aquaplaning

Isuzu MU-X 2021: five-star ANCAP crash rating for large SUV

Hyundai Tucson 2022: midsize SUV gains five star ANCAP safety rating

Toyota Yaris Cross 2022: five-star ANCAP safety rating for small hybrid SUV

Subaru Outback 2022 achieves highest ANCAP safety rating on record

Why does the new Subaru WRX have cladding?

Hyundai plans to launch a ridesharing flying electric vehicle by 2028

Mercedes-Benz to continue V8 production until 2030: report

Lotus unveils EV platform for electric Elise and likely Taycan rival

BMW kills off iDrive rotary controller for next generation 2 Series Active Tourer

Tesla Model S Plaid 2022 officially sets Nurburgring EV lap record

Hyundai Motor Group to make hydrogen tech cheaper and widespread by 2040

No split tailgate: why does the Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Series have a one-piece back door?

Hyundai renews commitment to Australian suspension tuning program

Sustainable fuels: Formula 1 engines set to emit 65 percent less carbon by 2025

Alfa Romeo CEO on screens: “I don’t sell an iPad … I sell an Alfa”

Nissan X-Trail adopts more powerful 1.5-litre turbo triple in the US

BMW iX5 Hydrogen concept hints at future FCEV lineup for Bavarian brand

Toyota Supra 2022: sports car gains wireless Apple CarPlay

Kia Niro Hybrid 2022: debuts second-generation with a striking new look and partial or fully-electric options

Toyota RAV4 2022: what is the XSE hybrid and what do you get for your money?

Mitsubishi Airtrek EV 2022: joint-venture electric SUV premieres at the Guangzhou Auto Show, not for Australia

Porsche Taycan 2022: low-riding Sport Turismo wagon not coming to Australia

Polestar 5 2024: preliminary peak at flagship Swedish EV

ACE Yewt: Australian-made electric ute priced at $26,000, available to reserve now

Lexus UX 300e 2022: Australian pricing and specs confirmed

Fisker Ocean 2023: sustainable EV to launch in the UK in 2023, Australian plans unclear

Nissan previews four EV concept cars in future mobility announcement

Electric Ford Ranger coming in response to customer demand for EV ute, future emissions laws