Month: February 2018

Lexus UX

Another small SUV – Lexus UX – Scoop

Hi Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with another scoop prior to the 2018 Geneva Motor Show, and this one is from one of my least reported brands, Lexus. I was following a new Audi A7 recently and saw these very impressive indicator lights form the rear tail light cluster. Audi

Volkswagen previews I.D. Vizzion at Geneva – Scoop

Greetings from Bob Aldons, The Car Guy. Manufacturers allow their research and development departments to ‘play’ with designs that may be released in the years to come. Volkswagen is no different, however, prototypes that make their way to motor shows such as the upcoming one in Geneva are so much

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet

Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet – Scoop

Hello and good morning. It’s not too long before the Geneva Motor Show opens and various manufacturers are leaking pictures and sketches of what you can expect to see. The major automotive websites and magazines will undoubtedly wait till the show opens to show their scoops, but I’ve managed to

Ferrari 488 Pista

FERRARI 488 PISTA IS FOR ‘ALL – BE STILL MY BEATING HEART

    Clever safety features let even amateurs get the best of Ferrari’s latest – the Ferrari 488 Pista – and the English translation of Pista? Track! Be still my beating heart. It’s Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, with an opinion piece on the upcoming Ferrari 488 Pista. The guys from

2018 MASERATI GRANTURISMO ARRIVES – IN THEIR OWN WORDS

I’m pretty sure that the nice people at Maserati distributor, Ateco Automotive, won’t give me one of these to test and report on. But never say never. if they’re impressed that I’ve published this article on the 2018 Maserati Granturismo, perhaps they will. There’s no doubt that Maserati is at

Nissan X-Trail TL – Why Should You Buy?

Nissan X-Trail TL – Why Should You Buy?

Hello, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in on the Nissan X-Trail 4WD Auto Diesel SUV. For your interest, my motoring reviews are my opinion of the vehicle I’m testing. The manufacturer, in this case, Nissan Australia, don’t tell me what to write or ask for a ‘nice’ review. Nor

Nissan Qashqai

Nissan Qashqai – Why Should You Buy?

Nissan Qashqai is a highly specified small SUV – great as a second vehicle for the family with 2.4 kids, an excellent school transport, and weekend sports vehicle What is it: The motoring world has changed. Once where Toyota Corolla, Mazda 2, Holden Astra, Mitsubishi Lancer and the like were selling

Mitsubishi Outlander LS

Mitsubishi Outlander LS AWD Wagon – Why Should You Buy?

Mitsubishi Motors Australia put me in an Outlander PHEV a month or so ago and now I’m testing the LS All Wheel Drive version in a 5 seater. Currently MMAL are promoting a 7 seat 2WD Auto wagon at $29,990 drive away and I’m thinking that this must be the

Ford Ranger Raptor

Ford Ranger Raptor – Out from behind the camouflage

Ford Unleashes First-Ever Ranger Raptor; Off-Road Pickup Loaded with Ford Performance DNA. Ford’s press department have released this release and accompanying pictures Ford Enthusiasts have been seeing it behind camouflage for the last few months. Spy shots of the Ford Ranger Raptor have been leaked to the press and other

Skoda Vision X concept to debut at 2018 Geneva Motor Show

At the 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March, Skoda will unveil a new concept called Skoda Vision X. Skoda has come a long way in the last 5 years. I recall when I was a Volkswagen dealer from 2008 till 2015, Skoda and it’s dealers were a bit of a

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