Hard on the heels of my sneak peak article a few days ago, Kia Australia has revealed actual images of the new Kia Carnival due here later this year or early in 2021. And Kia Australia has provided more information too. First images of Kia’s new ‘Grand Utility Vehicle’ show
“At 60kph, the loudest noise in this new Nissan Leaf EV comes from your heartbeat” Firstly let me apologise to ad executive David Ogilvie for plagiarising his 1958 press campaign for Rolls Royce, (click on this link to read more about Ogilvie and RR ad.) but it’s too good
Mazda CX-8 Asaki – This is just a fantastic car – end of review for the Mazda CX-8 Asaki 7-seat SUV I’m kidding. The new model Mazda CX-8 Asaki is a super luxury 7-seater SUV with every extra (save a sunroof) that you could want or need. And if you’re
Uber, the Australian equivalent of the Star Wars Death Star has come up with a brilliant marketing ploy and even enlisted ANCAP to help them promote their business Here’s the press release on the ANCAP website “Uber Australia the first ride-share to implement 5-star ANCAP vehicle safety requirement “Independent vehicle
Never Let the Truth Get in the Way of a Good Story – Nissan Leaf Battery ‘Auto Expert’ John Cadogan recently published a story regarding a Nissan Leaf Battery cost for a 2012 Nissan Leaf ZEO In the article, owner Phillip Carlson complained to Cadogan that he’d been quoted $33,000
Hyundai has launched a bargain-priced crossover to market, loaded with safety and style – Hyundai Venue. I don’t review or write for Hyundai – the journo list seems to be way too long to get on, so I’m happy to share information from other sources whenever I can. Autoweek.com is
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
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
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
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
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I know that there’s a lot of websites that offer car reviews, car road tests, opinions on various cars and the like. What makes this site different is that I’m not going to bore you with technical information about the various cars that I review.
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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