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Volkswagen Golf 8th Generation

2020 Volkswagen Golf Here Next Year

2020 Volkswagen Golf – First Pictures From the US, Autoweek.Com provides some of the earliest high-quality pictures of the 2020 Volkswagen Golf. Arguably due to go on sale in Australia in the first half of 2020, this is the 8th iteration of the VW Golf and arguably the best so

2020 Isuzu D-Max

“All-New 2020 Isuzu D-Max”. Finally Coming

Although the PR department at Isuzu Ute Australia doesn’t want to talk about it, the all-new 2020 Isuzu D-Max isn’t far away. Third-generation Isuzu D-Max ditches utilitarian focus to ramp up technology, comfort.   I recently reviewed the 2019 Isuzu D-Max LS-T 4WD Dual Cab and I commented on the

Volkswagen Arteon

The Volkswagen Arteon : A new era of style and innovation

Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in with the press releases from Volkswagen Group Australia on the replacement for the Volkswagen CC – Volkswagen Arteon. Whilst a Volkswagen dealer from 2008 to 2015, the Volkswagen Passat CC, and then the Volkswagen CC was the standout luxury passenger vehicle in

Ford V Ferrari – Coming in November to a Cinema Near You

I went to see Ad Astra on the weekend, but of more importance was the trailer for Ford v Ferrari due for release in November this year. Ad Astra? yea, not bad, not good. I’ve taken the following article from Wikipedia. The last ‘motorsport’ movie I saw was Senna and

Tesla Model 3 Earns the 2019 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK

Tesla Model 3 has earned the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick award in the USA       From Tesla comes this story and video of the IIHS Crash test of a 2019 Model 3. IIHS is the comparable body to our ANCAP testing regime. This is the first crash

Volkswagen ID.4: Pure-electric SUV to hit Australia before ID.3 hatch

Make no mistake. Every German company wants to conquer the world in every facet of their business. Pre-dieselgate, Volkswagen was convinced that they’d be the number one manufacturer of automobiles. They saw the need to tamper with the emissions on a range of their cars and this was no small

Ferrari F8 Tributo First Drive: Even More Fun Than The 488.

Non rovinare tutto, amico. I fantasmi di Fiorano ti stanno guardando. Ok, so I’m jealous – Mark Vaughn from autoweek.com drove the yet to be released in Australia, Ferrari F8 Tributo in Italy. I don’t get the opportunity to drive the supercars of this world, but I’m happy to share

‘Frankenfurter’ Motor Show 2019 – Honda E Car Shown

I couldn’t help but use the word, instead of the real one, Frankfurt. Whenever I see Frankfurt, the Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to mind. So what’s happening in Frankenfurter with e-cars? Both Volkswagen and Honda have released the mass production vehicles pictured below Whilst the VW looks to me

VW ID.3 ELECTRIC HATCH DEBUTS AHEAD OF FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

VW ID.3 ELECTRIC HATCH DEBUTS AHEAD OF FRANKFURT MOTOR SHOW

Battery pack options will offer ranges from 277 to 456 kilometres Thanks to US colleagues Autoweek.Com, I’m pleased to provide you with pre-launch information on the ID.3 Electric hatch due to be launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show tomorrow. I’m currently reviewing the Nissan Leaf electric car and it serves

Reborn: All-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster

Reborn: All-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster

All-new 2020 Hyundai Veloster brings refined coupe styling with upgraded performance to deliver an engaging and dynamic driving experience From this angle (above) the 2020 Hyundai Veloster looks like any other stylish coupe, but it really is a ‘transformer’ in car clothing. Since launch, Hyundai Veloster has been anything but

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I’ve been in the car business for over 39 years. I’ve read the motoring magazines cover to cover. I’ve read the online reviews until my eyes were square. Everywhere that I go, I find motoring journalists talking about car speeds – 0 – 100 km per hour, standing ¼ times, the inclination of this and that at 150klm per hour on a 12.5% gradient curve, in rainy weather – and other stuff that bores me no end.

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