2022 GENESIS GV80

The 2022 Genesis GV80 is now offered in a new six-seater Luxury Package along with specification upgrades across the range. The six-seater has individual second-row seats and dual 9.2-inch HD entertainment touchscreens. The Luxury Package for five- and seven-seater versions now includes an 18-way power- adjustable front passenger seat to match the driver’s. It also has the Ergo-motion massage functionality. Every 2022 GV80 model has revised safety, comfort and convenience features, as well as two individual second-row seats with power-slide function, wing-type headrests and a one- touch rest mode Its… Read more

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER EXCEED

Mitsubishi’s Outlander is back, bigger and boofier than ever – but all is not quite as it seems because the latest Outlander hides a Nissan X-Trail, the first time the Japanese brand has released a badge-engineered car. By the same token, it has just as much in common with the Renault Koleos, which also shares the same platform. It’s all a reflection of the fact Mitsubishi is part of the Nissan- Renault-Mitsubishi Alliance and has been for a long time, although it rarely gets a mention. Outlander is priced from… Read more

IONIQ 5 IS A FUTURISTIC ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Those cheeky chaps from Monty Python may well have had the new IONIQ 5 in mind when they coined their “And Now For Something Completely Different” catch-phrase. A futuristically-styled mid-sized SUV, the IONIQ 5 is Hyundai’s first-ever dedicated battery- electric vehicle as distinct from the Kona SUV and IONIQ hatchback models which also come with hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants. Although it carries Hyundai badging, the SUV IONIQ 5 is the first vehicle from the Korean company’s new sub-brand and joins the luxury Genesis marque but with EV only models…. Read more

TOYOTA YARIS 2011 – 2020

2011 Toyota Yaris 2017 Toyota Yaris Toyota Yaris is the smallest model from the Japanese giant that’s sold in Australia. It’s one of the top sellers in its class so there are plenty on sale at any one time. Use this to your advantage by picking and choosing between those on offer. Yaris was introduced to Australia in 2005, in this review we are looking at the second generation that went on sale here in October 2011. It’s significantly larger and more refined than the ’05 model. The great majority… Read more

MITSUBISHI VISION RALLIART CONCEPT

Under the theme of “The Next Era, The Next Adventure,” Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will unveil its Vision Ralliart Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022. Mitsubishi says, “Styling is given a premium look with impressive presence on the road. The exterior features bold, muscular styling created by the front and rear bumpers with functional beauty, and the large, widened front and rear over fenders. “The front grille with a radiator shutter and the large rear diffuser emphasises the sportiness of the model. The matte black body colour shows blue highlights… Read more

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 300 AWARDED A 5 STAR SAFETY RATING FROM ANCAP

The new Toyota LandCruiser 300 series has been awarded a 5-star safety rating from ANCAP, Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety. The Toyota LandCruiser received the second highest score to date for Vulnerable Road User protection under ANCAP’s 2020 – 2022 protocols, with a score of 81%. The LandCruiser is able to avoid collisions with pedestrians when turning across their path, and showed good performance in all forward pedestrian autonomous emergency braking tests, with collisions avoided or mitigated across all scenarios. “The protection the Toyota LandCruiser offers to vulnerable road… Read more

AUDI INCREASES WARRANTY TO FIVE YEARS

Audi Australia has introduced a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty for all new Audi vehicles delivered from 2022. This replaces the former three-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. “We’ve listened to our customers and are proud to make our five-year warranty a permanent feature of the Audi ownership experience,” said Paul Sansom, Director of Audi Australia. “There are many aspects of Audi ownership that delight our customers, but we understand that the reassurance of a five-year warranty is very highly regarded. We are pleased to provide this valuable peace-of-mind for our customers,” said Mr… Read more

SALES FIGURES FOR MOTORCYCLES AND OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLES (OHV) FOR 2021

The FCAI, the peak body for Australia’s automotive industry, has announced the sales figures for motorcycles and off highway vehicles (OHV) for 2021. A total of 123,530 motorcycles and OHVs were sold throughout 2021. This represents an increase of 13.4 per cent on 2020 figures. Off road motorcycles recorded 43 per cent of overall sales with 53,118 units sold in 2021. This is an increase of 18.8 per cent on 2020 figures. Road motorcycles were the next most popular segment, recording 37,270 units sold. This represents an increase of 6.8… Read more

RENAULT 40CV

Also referred to as the model NN1, the Renault 40CV of 1924 was designed by Louis Renault and replaced the Renault types KJ and MT. It was powered by a large 9.1-litre straight-six engine mounted in the front of its extremely long chassis and it drove the rear wheels through a three-speed manual transmission. This engine developed 104 kW and drove the car to a top speed of 145 km/h. The NN1 was produced from 1924 through to 1928 as the successor to the Renault KJ and MT and it… Read more

HYUNDAI i30 2007 – 2020

Hyundai’s public perception has increased markedly over the years, moving up from the cheap n’ cheerful brigade to building quality cars. The Hyundai i30, first sold here in October 2007 has arguably had the biggest influence in this change. Engineers from Australia and South Korea have tailored the suspension and steering to our conditions. Result is good dynamics, high levels of grip and a precise feel through the steering wheel. However, the Australian handling package resulted in a rather firm suspension. Test drive one if you feel comfort is more… Read more