Skoda is one of the lesser-known Volkswagen Group brands and that group is extensive. Volkswagen, Lamborghini, Seat. Porsche and even Bugatti are part and parcel of the German company. Skoda has been an almost forgotten part of the Australian market for a while but recently they’ve enjoyed a bit of
At first glance, like me, you probably wondered what a Golf R Final Edition – Hand Painted really is. You might suspect that someone at the Wolfsburg factory grabs a paint brush and ‘hand paints’ the car. Afraid not – read on to this press release from Volkswagen and you’ll
12th June 2020 Builds on standard spec of 190TDI Premium Selection of two unique two-tone Savona leather interiors Four-wheel steering as standard Additional advanced Offroad settings: Gravel & Sand Additional engine underbody protection Volkswagen Australia has announced the return in August of its Touareg Adventure model with a new range
Jeep Australia has released the MY20 Jeep Compass line-up with a massive ‘mea culpa’ marketing campaign on their brand. Jeeps reputation was severly damaged back in the middle of the decade, where their customer satisfaction was at an industry low. Only time will tell whether they can resuscitate that reputation,
Fancy one of these? Even the nomenclature is a mouthful – Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro. And while the price quoted by Mercedes-Benz is not on the road, in Queensland, my calculations indicate that it will be circa $491,560 depending on the amount that dealers will charge for Delivery and Handling.
Explosive performance from the distinctive 294kW/480Nm Audi 5cyl Sansom: “The Audi RS 3 is a contemporary performance car icon and we’re delighted to have it back in our line-up” RS 3 returns with a special Carbon Edition, starting at $87,200* Zetland, June 5, 2020 – Audi Australia is welcoming the
Refreshed design for GT-Line and GT variants Upgraded Picanto on-sale in Australia in third quarter 5 June 2020: Kia’s smallest warrior, the Kia Picanto will benefit from distinctive styling changes on its premium models as well as some category first in new technology across the range. Kia Motors Australia Chief
So, you’ve been thinking about replacing that old Toyota Corolla or Mazda 3 that you’ve had for so long. You’ve been researching online, you’ve read SO many reviews and opinions from SO many people you’ve become car confused. I’m Bob Aldons, owner and editor of The Car Guy. I’ve been
Refreshed exterior design provides a bolder more attractive appearance New high-tech driver assistance and safety Upgraded Rio on-sale in Australia in July 2020 27 May 2020: The upgraded fourth-generation Kia Rio will be welcomed into the Kia Motors Australia garage as the latest iteration of a long-serving brand favourite. With
I recently helped a lady buy a new car when her old car (21 years of age) was taken off the road. She was driving a Toyota Echo and only checked with a dealer when she received a MUST CHECK letter about the Takata airbag in her car She’d been
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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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