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This time around, Nissan have gone for a modern design filled with retro design cues from Nissan’s performance past. It’s a lot cheaper than the equivalent Toyota Supra, but is it worth saving your dollars on this Japanese sports car?
If you don’t have the time, the know-how or the desire to buy a standard BT-50 and modify it your way, well here is your ute.
The 308 is finally a car that can seriously contend against the likes of Mercedes Benz…however that French motor might be holding the 308 back from greatness.
If you want a fun to drive hatchback that won’t have your friends and family groaning about loud exhausts or an uncomfortable ride, the GTI still reigns supreme as a hot hatch that can be both comfortable and set respectable lap times at a local track day.
It’s Mazda’s slightly more aggressive MX-5 offering here in Australia. The MX-5 GT RS is essentially a handling package that’ll cost you around $10,000 more than a standard MX-5.
You can have this electric SUV in a RWD or AWD configuration. I tested the range topping and fastest AWD C40 Recharge to see if the Swedish brand created a convincing Tesla Model Y alternative.
Need more space in your WRX? Subaru now offers the WRX as a wagon. But there's a catch. It's only available with a CVT gearbox.
The latest generation of Subaru's WRX is a bit controversial. But one thing is for certain, it's still an impressive performance car despite how it might look on the outside.
It's the posh cousin of the Hyundai IONIQ5 and Kia EV6. But, is it an EV that is worth paying well over $100,000 for? Or, should you save your money and opt for something like the even quicker Kia EV6 GT?
Genesis made a car that the founders of Rolls Royce would have built if EVs were easier to charge and had more range in the 1900s. But is it worth $145,000?
This is the Ford Puma ST-Line V. It won Small SUV of the Year in 2021. Does the Ford Puma still come out on top against rivals like the Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic and VW T-Roc?
What if the Ford Bronco and Ford F-150 Platinum had a baby? It would be this, the 2023 Ford Everest Platinum. It's so good that I'm crowning it the best 4X4 7-seat SUV in its segment.
Cupra offers a few variations of its sporty hatchback, but the Leon VZe is the only one partially powered by electricity. A PHEV hot hatch worth spending the extra cash or should you opt for traditional hot hatch instead?
Genesis now offers the GV70 as a fully electric SUV, and it's set a new benchmark for what you should expect when spending $140,000 on a luxury EV SUV.
This is the most powerful Cupra Formentor you can buy. It's the Formentor VZx and it has the same motor you'll find in a Golf R and Audi S3! It's a powerful hot hatch disguised as a small SUV.
Shopping for a small SUV can be a boring task, but it's important to know a good SUV from an average one. The Mazda CX-30 is a popular choice, but does it stand out as the best option?
This is Ford's most off-road focused pick-up before you step into the Ranger Raptor. Sure you could wait to get a Raptor or even the V6 version of the Wildtrak, but should you?
Wait times are long and patience is getting thin. But, if you're waiting for the new Ford Ranger Raptor, I can tell you it's absolutely worth the wait.
The Nissan Patrol is the last off-road SUV you can buy that still comes with a naturally aspirated petrol V8. It's lagging behind in tech, but does that mean you shouldn't buy it? Or is it a potential future classic?
It might be getting a little old, but it's still one of Volvo's best SUVs. It's good looking, it's luxurious, but is it still worth buying in 2023? Or should you wait for the upcoming fully electric Volvo EX90?
It's the fastest XC60 you can buy from Volvo. It's a plug-in hybrid. It produces over 450hp! So what's the trade off when you pay over $100,000 for this luxury family car?
I just tested the most affordable EV you can buy. Now it's time to test the most expensive EV I've ever tested. I want to find out if the Jaguar I-PACE is the ultimate luxury EV, or is it starting to feel a little dated?
This is the cheapest electric car you can buy in Australia. There have been some very important updates to the new MG ZS EV. Is it worth spending less with this EV, or should you spend more and get something like a Polestar 2?
They share a chassis, but is the VW's most luxurious SUV a better deal than a new Porsche Cayenne?
It has more features, a little less range and it's cheaper than a base model Kia EV6. BUT! Is it worth spending over $70,000 on this EV?
Looking for an affordable hybrid SUV? Before you run to your Toyota dealership, find out if the base Kia Niro Hybrid is worth your attention.
This is easily the most comfortable, most practical and one of the fastest cars Skoda makes. Does that mean it's the best Skoda you can buy?
The Tiguan Allspace 110TSI Life is a cheap and cheerful solution to a family not looking to spend every single spare dollar they have on a new SUV.
The Tiguan gets an upgrade with storage and seating in the Allspace trim, but gets added power and flair with the R-Line package.
There are only 500 i30N Fastbacks allocated for Australia. If you missed out on buying one, find out if it's worth hunting one down in this review. To be honest, it's not that different from the hatchback...
This is one of the most FEATURED PACKED scooters you can buy right now. It has almost every feature you might need for performance and comfort. It's also learner approved.
The Mk7 VW Golf R wagon was a pretty popular performance wagon option for many. Does the Mk8 generation take it to the next level? And, is it worth the price increase?
Need 7 seats? Want something fun to drive? And you need that all in one car? Well, Skoda has the answer for you. It's called the Skoda Kodiaq RS.
Kia has a lot of competition in the entry-level EV market. Although it has a lot of range per charge, the base model EV6 is asking just a little too much cash for not a lot of features when compared to the likes of Tesla, Hyundai and Polestar.
This has to be my favourite learner approved motorcycle Yamaha makes. It's a retro inspired bike, but has a modern 655cc engine and tech. Find out if it's worth buying in this review.
The first generation Hyundai Palisade was pretty good. This second generation simply adds more features, chassis improvements and a better design to an already impressive large SUV.
Shopping for your first motorbike? Find out if spending more on your learner motorcycle is worth it with the YZF-R7.
It's one of Mazda's best selling SUVs...for a reason. I check out the latest Mazda CX-5 to see what the hype is all about, and ask the question: is it better than a Subaru Forester?
I've tested a few Kia Sorentos and I think it's the best seven-seater family SUV for under $100,000. However, Mazda threw me the keys to the latest CX-8. It's a popular option for many, but should you buy one over Kia's boxy family hauler?
I used to think that the Subaru BRZ was the best sports car for less than $100,000. That's until I finally drove an MX-5. It's basic in its features but it's driving perfection. Find out why.
Mazda's first EV is a pretty good one, and makes for a great city car. However, it has stiff competition from the likes of Polestar and Tesla. Can it justify it's price and relatively small range?
Cameron reviews the latest Kia Stinger GT. It has twin-turbo V6 power, it's rear wheel drive, but it might not be around for much longer. Should you buy one? Or give in and pay more for a rival?
This is MG's first plug-in hybrid SUV. And it's our first ever time reviewing a car from MG. It's a budget friendly electrified SUV, but is it worth buying?
Shopping for your first bike? We have a Yamaha YZF-R3 this week to see if it's a perfect fit for a new rider. Cameron trades four wheels for two in our debut motorbike expert review!
Kia offers a few versions of the Sorento. This is cheaper than the Plug-In version but a little bit more expensive than the diesel.
Hyundai offer a few N Performance cars. This is the quickest and most capable one they make. Is it the one to buy? Or is it outshined by its hatchback siblings?
Has it been worth the wait? Cameron reviews the latest electric car from Kia. There's a long waiting list already, so should you put your name down or just buy a Tesla instead?
It's finally here. The hottest electric SUV has landed in Australia and we're one of the first channels to drive it. The Tesla Model Y is the bigger, more spacious and more comfortable of the Model 3. Should jump in line to buy one?
This is the ute that offers a few less creature comforts so you can save some money. But, it doesn't sacrifice power or capability. Is this all the ute you need? We head off-road to find out.
Hyundai IONIQ 5 buyers are faced with a choice: AWD or RWD. We've already reviewed the AWD version, so it's time to take the RWD version for a spin. We also test to see what a road trip in EV that isn't a Tesla.
The new X-Trail is on its way to Australia later this year. I grabbed the last of the current 3rd gen X-Trails to see if it's worth buying. Find out if you should save some cash and grab one these, or put your name down for a fresh 4th generation X-Trail.
Genesis have blessed Australia with a very unique wagon. It's the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake. Is it worth the hype? Or will it fall short against its competitors like the Mercedes C-Class Audi A4 Avant.
Volvo's latest Cross Country wagon is one of the best versions yet. It's fast, it's luxurious and it's good looking. Does that mean you should buy it over an Audi or Mercedes? Find out in review.
Subaru have given us the keys to the NEW BRZ! I've been hotly anticipating my first drive in this thing. I want to see if it's as good as the on-paper updates suggest. There's a new motor more power, a revised chassis and a few more features than the last one.
The Subaru Forester is a popular family car choice here in Australia. Families purchase generation after generation of this SUV for good reason. Let's find out if the new Forester is worth over strong competitors like the Toyota RAV 4 or Mazda CX-5.
Let's be honest, this is the coolest car Land Rover makes right now. It has two doors, it's luxurious and it has some quirky features. But, is it the best two door off-roader you can buy today? Or should you save your money on a more affordable option? Let's find out.
This is Tesla's entry-level Model 3. It has the least range, the least amount of motors and comes with the cheapest price tag. Is it worth buying in 2022? There's a lot of strong on offer today, so let's find out what makes the Model 3 such a competitive EV.
This is the Kia Sportage GT-Line, and it's the most expensive Kia Sportage you can buy. This model has received a lot of praise from the motoring media, even winning car of the year. Does it the hype? Let's find out.
It might look like a crossover, but don't let its humble origins fool you. This is the second quickest N Performance car Hyundai makes. It's upgraded in all the right places to make it ideal -friendly hot hatch option. See what makes this particular Hyundai Kona a strong daily driver option.
It's the smallest Hyundai N Performance car you can buy, but it might be the best one they make. It's lightweight, it's raunchy, it's capable and it's affordable! See why this small hot might be the new benchmark for the sub 200kW segment.
It’s a purpose-built off-road focused ute, so obviously I set out on a massive road trip to see if these upgrades were worth the additional cost and to let you know whether you should buy behemoth of a ute.
In this small hatch category, you have a few choices from brands like Toyota, Skoda and even Audi. But it's clear that Kia wants to take on the popular VW Polo with this updated Kia Rio. Find if it's worth buying the Rio, or simply just head to your nearest VW dealership instead.
This is the Isuzu D-MAX LS-U+, and it’s the bridging model between the LS-U and the off-road focused X-TERRAIN. It’s meant to be the best of both worlds: a luxurious working truck that you enjoy using on your time off too.
This is Volvo's first electric SUV. It's quick, powerful, luxurious and very well thought out. I wasn't expecting a lot when reviewing this electric car. However, after this review, I think might be one of the best EVs on sale under $100,000 here in Australia.
This is it. Finally, in 2022 we have more competition than ever against the extremely popular Tesla Model 3. This is the Hyundai IONIQ 5 and it's potentially the best option below $100,000 in Aus if you want a fast, comfortable and state-of-the-art EV. Take a tour of its features and see if its worth buying instead of opting for the car with a letter T on the bonnet.
You need to sign another 5 year lease for a luxury sedan for work. You've already tried the likes of the Mercedes C Class, BMW 3 Series and Audi A4. Now, Jaguar is launched the most case to drive something a little more exciting. It's the better looking, more powerful and still very luxurious sedan from the iconic British brand. It now comes with a 5 year warranty and a capped price service plan. Find out in this review if this is worth buying in 2022.
The new Land Rover Discovery is more luxurious and more powerful than ever. However, there's another big, luxurious and powerful Land Rover called the Defender that's out on sale too. So, does that put this 7-seater SUV in this crowded line-up? Is it worth buying over the cheaper Discovery Sport and instead of the larger and more rugged Defender? Find out in this review.
Overlanding has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The Subaru Outback has been the car of choice for many as an option to head into the wilderness in comfort. We got our hands the updated Outback, and wanted to see what's changed and to see just how capable it is on the rough stuff.
It's bigger than the Stonic and smaller than the new Sportage. The Kia Seltos AWD is the 'just right' flavour of small SUV offered from Kia. It's AWD, it's turbocharged and it's spacious. Is a winning formula or are you better off grabbing the keys to something else?
There's a new top-of-the-range model available in the Sorento line-up for 2022. It's the plug-in hybrid version of this popular 7-seater SUV. It's not a conventional hybrid like the Toyota Hybrid, but it's able to run purely off electric power for just over 60km of range. It's cheaper than a Volvo XC90 PHEV, but, is it worth going for the EV version of the Sorento?
I really wasn't much of a fan of the last-gen MU-X being sold in 2021. It was very long in the tooth, and was in desperate need of an update. The 2022 Isuzu MU-X has coming in swinging the current crop of competition. It's got the safety features, the comfort appointments, the styling and of course its renowned 4x4 capability. Just how good is it? Find out in this review.
The 8-seater van market is ageing quick. There hasn't been a new release from the usual suspects for far too long. That's where the Hyundai STARIA comes in. It's everything you'd hope for in people mover being sold today. Check out all its features, technology and see what makes this one of the best MPVs on sale today.
Motortrend labelled the Genesis GV70 as SUV of the year. I certainly was blown away by the build quality, performance and refinement this luxury SUV offered. It's Genesis' best bet at over more buyers, but can this feature-packed mid-size SUV impress me more than its European rivals?
It's the review I've been looking forward to since I started reviewing cars here at ProductReview.com.au. The i30N is back and it's better than ever. It's a hot hatch that'll conquer the , make ridiculous sounds and it's an ideal grocery-getter. The big question is, should you buy it over cars like the Toyota GR Yaris, Golf GTi, Golf R or even a Ford Focus ST?
The original Hyundai Tucson was a little on the conservative side for its past couple of generations. Now, Hyundai have thrown the feature book at its latest Tucson. Has this update given Tucson its mojo to make it the better pick than the Toyota RAV4 or Mazda CX-5? Find out in this review.
The Genesis G70 Sport packs an almighty performance car punch. It has a 3.3L twin-turbocharged V6, it's rear wheel drive and has plenty of creature comfort features. Against the cheaper Kia GT and the slightly more expensive BMW 340i XDrive, can it come out on top?
The first generation G80 was pretty impressive. But now, Genesis are getting series with the new G80. It's sexy, it's powerful and it's chock-FULL of features. See why you maybe shouldn't a pile of cash on a Mercedes S Class, BMW 7 Series or even a Lexus LS and get this instead.
The Kia Cerato is Korea's answer to the VW Golf. For the longest time, the Golf has been the obvious choice between the two. In 2021, that's changed. The updated Cerato GT packs an almighty with an affordable price, beefed up performance and an industry leading warranty.
Time is one hell of a thing. It's the sole reason why we aspire to own brands like Mercedes and BMW as they've been able to prove themselves as luxury brands through the generations. The GV80 has landed in Australia and it's here to prove that if you take the leap of faith to a new brand, you'll be rewarded with one of the best luxury driving experiences of 2022.
EV'sare slowly becoming more affordable. If you're looking to jump into the next-generation of electric cars, you have a few options available to you. The Tesla Model 3 is the popular , but what if you want a long-term tried and tested brand name? Find out which sub-$60,000 EV takes our pick.
I was very impressed with the all-new Kia Sorento...until the Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander came along. Personally, this is the more comfortable, more aggressively styled and more luxurious family car I'd prefer to roll around in.
My family drove around in a 2015 Range Rover Evoque for 5 years, which we absolutely enjoyed. There were some short-comings, so that's why I borrowed the 2021 Range Rover Evoque to see if worth the upgrade. Find out what's changed, and answer the question of 'should you buy one'?
2021 has seen big changes for the smallest Land Rover, find out what makes it one of the best models to choose from this British manufacturer.
With an enormous 5.6L petrol V8 motor under the hood, is it worth saving $30,000 buying this latest generation Patrol over a top-trim Toyota Land Cruiser?
It's the American sized family car from Hyundai that offers seating for up to 8-people. It's won plenty of hearts over in the US, so, can it convince enough people to spend over $80,000 on a Hyundai SUV? I think so. See why I believe this is one of the best family SUVs you can buy, in this Expert Review.
This is one of the more sensible daily drivers you can buy today. However, I believe after my week with this recently updated sedan, that it’s a car for those shopping with their head, than their heart.
It’s Hyundai’s cheapest and smallest car - hatchbacks are no longer the talk of the town. Instead, our insatiable hunger for SUVs has gone on for so long that now an SUV is the cheapest car can buy from Hyundai today. Find out what makes this little SUV one of the most appealing ones out there, for a fair price.
Not a fan of Tesla, but need an EV? The Kia Niro EV is one of the up and coming options on the Australian market if you're looking to buy an EV from a traditional car brand. It has a 7 year , it's in the shape of an SUV and it has over 400km of range. Find out if it's worth spending over $70,000 for Kia's first EV.
Sport medium-sized sedans come at a heafty cost now, as SUVs are now the priority for a lot of manufacturers. Lucky for us, Hyundai have brought out the all-new Sonata, in a powerful, and capable N Line trim. See why the Sonata N Line is possibly the best bang for your buck as a performance-orientated sedan.
This is Kia's smallest SUV it offers. It's marketing materials suggest it's 'Insta-worthy'. It's a small SUV that's aimed at a younger demographic - so, does it live up to the hype as an first car or as an inner-city daily driver? Or, is should you just buy a traditional hatchback?
Hyundai offers both a full ‘N’ performance i30, and also this, the i30 N Line. It takes a few sporty cues both superficially and under the bonnet to try and provide a cost-effective but -to-drive ‘warm hatch’ - not quite a full ‘hot hatch'.
This is the P400 SE trim of Jaguar’s larger SUV, and it’s now equipped with Jaguar Land Rover’s turbocharged inline six cylinder motor. It’s luxurious, it’s powerful, it has space, but does have Jaguar’s requirements of having grace and pace?
The Nissan Navara is a household name in many Australian households. For 2021, the Navara has received a refresh that really brings out plenty of American influence in both design and comfort. Has this redesign given the Navara the edge it needs to move closer to becoming one of the top 3 best selling utes in the country?
Isuzu has a long standing history in the truck and ute market, but it more recently cracked the SUV market with a D-MAX derived 7-seater. This 4x4 SUV is built on the same chassis, but is to make it more family-oriented. Of course, the MU-X is built with off-roading in mind, as it retains and slightly improves the four wheel drive capability of the ute it's based off.
Lexus, a relatively young brand with a stereotype for attracting older buyers, entered the two door market in the mid 2010s with the RC. The RC is unique for its attention to detail and in the basics of what a luxury car should be.
This is the range-topping petrol-powered Kona...for now. Until Hyundai’s first performance SUV, the Kona N, lands on Aussie shores sometime in the very near future; the Kona N-Line is the most powerful Kona you can buy today.
Ever since the SUV craze took over, the mini-van segment has received less love and attention from both buyers and manufacturers. Cameron, explains how Kia has been able to shift the from the budget alternative, to the segement topping selection for those looking for luxury, space and safety.
The Kia Sorento has received critical acclaim not just in Australia, but around the world. Cameron tests this 7-seater both on and off-road, and finds out what makes this family SUV the leader in this segment.
Since the Stinger received a much needed face-lift, it's finally got the full power behind it's ability to punch up-market. This is the cheapest way to get yourself a Stinger with a -turbo V6, producing 274kW and 510Nm. There's a bi-modal exhaust, launch control...to be short, it's possibly the best sports-sedan you can buy for under $100,000.
According to our car expert, this is the best micro-car you can buy today. It's the ideal car for the inner-city, as the Land Rover Defender is the ideal car for heading off-road. There's , technology and (most importantly) plenty of comfort features.
Cameron gets his hands on the last of the 2nd generation Nissan Qashqai's. This one is the 'Midnight Edition' which adds a few aesthetic changes to make this Qashqai a little more pleasing the eye.
This is the most expensive Juke you can buy. Is it worth going for the top of the range?
The base model D-MAX has plenty to offer. We gave the D-MAX SX a full write-up and put everything you need to see on video so you can decide if this 4x2 ute is right for you.
Possibly the class leader in luxury off-roaders. The new Defender represents the pinnicle of heading off the beaten path. We test to see if the 2021 Defender can live up to the legacy the one built.
The Juke kicked off the compact SUV trend. We find out whether the all new Juke can compete in an over-crowded market of front-wheel drive, city focused family haulers.
Australia's best selling EV has been tested here at ProductReview.com.au. We find out what features you get, what range you can acheive and what the most iconic electric car company can in the performance department.
Check out our in-depth expert review of the best Isuzu has to offer; the 2021 D-MAX X-Terrain. Our article and accompanying video take you through everything you need to know about one of 's most popular 4x4 utes.
Is it a real AMG? We go in-depth on what makes up the new A35 AMG, how fast it goes, and if it really deserves the coveted three letter badge on its hatch.
The hottest hatch of 2021. We get hands on with the instant cult-classic GR Yaris. This truly is where rally cars meet daily driver.