Upping the X-factor: New tech, equipment and advanced safety systems headline major updates to the Nissan X-TRAIL MY21 X-TRAIL now features Apple CarPlay® and Android AutoTM2 as standardDAB+ radio, Voice Recognition and Nissan’s Next Generation In-Vehicle Infotainment System delivered across all gradesST-L models equipped with new 18” wheel designMY21 X-TRAIL available now at
Hyundai IONIQ 5 redefines electric mobility lifestyle IONIQ 5 all-electric, midsize SUV debuted today in a virtual world premiere event Design explores new experiences only possible with dedicated BEV platformEvokes the daring attitude of Hyundai Pony, the company’s first production car, highlighting 45-year journey of Hyundai design and looking ahead to
World Premiere of the All New 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Just this morning, Mitsubishi Motors launched the 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander via a live stream through Amazon. Linking from the USA to Japan, Outlander sets a new benchmark for a medium-size SUV. Follows is the Mitsubishi press release outlining design and features
Does size really matter anymore? Or do Kilowatts and Newton Metres tell us more about the MY21 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport? Ok, so I’m not an offroader or someone who tows something heavy. I can’t imagine swapping my seat in an aeroplane for the driver’s seat in a 4wd to visit
In all honesty, I don’t think there’s a bad car sold in the Australian car market – there certainly were some, but the current crop in 2020 is arguably as good a bunch as I’ve ever seen. So I was pretty pleased to jump into the MY21 Isuzu D-Max X-Terrain
What does Hyundai say? “The Kona Electric is electric in every sense. A zero-emissions SUV that delivers instant acceleration, over a staggering 400Km[R1] range on a single charge and is packed with smart safety features”. As Australia’s first 100% electric small SUV, we share your excitement in owning one. What is
New Nissan Qashqai: electrified powertrains accelerate Europe’s best-selling crossover into the future I’m slowly coming around to the electrification of the worlds car fleet. Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with breaking news of the 2022 Nissan Qashqai EV, announced yesterday in France. I’m currently driving a Hyundai Kona EV and have enjoyed
2022 Volkswagen Golf R Will Drift into Your Dreams with 235Kw Is a classic hot hatch formula complete with a six-speed manual is worth waiting for? I’ve converted the US horsepower and torque numbers into “Australian’ specifications for this read into the 2022 VW Golf R 2022 Volkswagen Golf R
Hot new Hyundai KONA N SUV joins growing line-up of high-performance models There’s no doubt that Korean car manufacturer is taking it up to the Japanese and Europeans. Hyundai’s first performance model, i30 N is a stonker of a car and track approved unlike most other hot hatches. And 2021
Limited-edition 100th Anniversary model headlines segment-leading Mazda CX-3 updates for 2021 There’s one thing that most manufacturers do very well and that is to slip a ‘limited edition’ into their lineup from time to time. Too many and it denigrates the brand, a limited few helps to lift the brand
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