The Malco Gasser 1933 Willys, hood up at Engines Exposed. Photos by KMS Photography, courtesy The Henry Ford. Automotive museum exhibits are often designed to highlight the exterior styling of vehicles on display with lighting and positioning. That might be interesting to most, but some visitors prefer a peek beneath the skin, to better understand […]
Vehicle Style: Five-door light sports hatch Price: $40,700 (plus on-roads), $48,470 as-tested Engine/trans: 141kW/280Nm 2.0 petrol 4cyl | 6sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 5.5 l/100km | tested: 6.5 l/100km OVERVIEW A MINI Cooper hatch...Show More Summary
Vehicle Style: Large SUV Price: $48,490 Engine/trans: 145kW/421Nm 2.2 diesel 4cyl | 6sp auto Fuel Economy claimed: 7.3 l/100km | tested: 7.7 l/100km OVERVIEW Updated late last year, the Hyundai Santa Fe now gets some extra gear inside, as well as a revised suspension-tune to better handle Australian roads. Show More Summary
Vehicle Style:Premium mid-size sedan Price: $70,400 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 150kW/500Nm 4cylturbo-diesel | 7spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 4.5 l/100km | tested: 6.7 l/100km OVERVIEW Confession time: The previous Mercedes C-Class never appealed to this writer. Show More Summary
Vehicle Style: 5-door light hatchback Price: $18,990 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 81kW/141Nm 1.5 litre petrol 4cyl | 6sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 4.9 l/100km | tested: 5.9 l/100km OVERVIEW Since launching in October last year, the new 2015 Mazda2 has been selling up a storm. Show More Summary
Vehicle Style: Large Luxury Sedan Price: $82,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 232kW/397Nm 3.8 petrol 6cyl | 8sp automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 11.2 l/100km | tested: 10.2 l/100km OVERVIEW Spending a week in the company of the Hyundai Genesis, the Korean brand's new take on affordable luxury, was an interesting experience. Show More Summary
Why walk when you can roll? The Inmotion R2 is a scooter-like smart vehicle that runs on batteries and is easy to balance.
Say you are an avid skier or snowboarder and need a vehicle that can get you to the mountain and still haul all your gear. But you don't want to be boring and get an Outback like all the other powder heads. What you need is a sinister looking, AWD, supercar with some extra cargo for your skis or boards. Read more...
Vehicle Style: Small luxury convertible Price: $54,900 (plus on-roads) $62,350 (as tested) Engine/trans: 132kW/280Nm 1.8 4cyl turbo petrol | 6spd automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 6.6 l/100km | tested: 10.4 l/100km OVERVIEW On the one hand there’s style, and convertibles are known for it. Show More Summary
Vehicle Style: Large 4WD SUV Price: $53,000 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 184kW/570Nm V6 Diesel | 8spd automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 7.5 l/100km | tested: 8.9 l/100km OVERVIEW The Laredo 4WD sits right in the middle of Jeep’s 2014 Grand Cherokee range. Show More Summary
Vehicle Style: 5-door station wagon Price: $225,000; $244,140 as tested Engine/trans: 412kW/700Nm 4.0 litre V8 twin-turbo | 8spd auto Fuel Economy claimed: 9.8l/100km | tested: Not recorded OVERVIEW Audi's RS 6 Avant is Ingolstadt's answer to the powerhouses from Munich and Stuttgart, the BMW M5 and the Mercedes-AMG E 63. Show More Summary
Vehicle Style: Light convertible Price: $24,500 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 74kW/131Nm 4cyl turbo petrol | 5spd automated manual Fuel Economy claimed: 5.8 l/100km | tested: 8.4 l/100km OVERVIEW Approach it from just about any angle and the Fiat 500 is as cute as a button. Show More Summary
Chevrolet offered its G-body Malibu Classic in four-door sedan and four-door wagon body styles, but a two-door sedan delivery version was not on the menu. If you’ve been looking for just such a vehicle, here’s good news: at least one 1983 Malibu Classic sedan delivery exists, and it’s for sale on Hemmings.com. Power comes from […]
Vehicle Style: Small five-door hatch Price: $27,340 (plus on-roads) Engine/trans: 96kW/230Nm 1.2 turbo petrol 3cyl | 6spd automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 5.2 l/100km | tested: 7.3 l/100km OVERVIEW After an almost year-long delay while Peugeot tooled-up for production of automatic models, the French automaker’s all-new 308 range, is now in Australia. Show More Summary
What’s Hot: Big performance boost over SL 350, comfy ride. What’s Not: Cornering less than stellar, price is rather huge. X-FACTOR: The last SL model to go turbo, the SL 400 has the straight-line go to match the show. Vehicle Style:Show More Summary
Vehicle Style: Small luxury convertible Price: $47,300 (plus on-roads) | $51,400 (as tested) Engine/trans: 103kW/250Nm 1.4 4cyl turbo petrol | 7spd automatic Fuel Economy claimed: 4.9 l/100km | tested: 7.2 l/100km OVERVIEW Sun-seekers...Show More Summary
BMW has revealed pricing and features for the all-new X6 ‘Sports Activity Vehicle’, following its international debut back in June. The 2015 X6 brings new-but-familiar styling to the line, along with new standard features, improved fuel economy and more power for some models. Show More Summary
General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] design chief Ed Welburn has revealed that future Chevrolet models will feature styling inspired by the Corvette. The link between the respective designs of the new cars and the brand’s halo vehicle will be subtle, with the new Chevys likely to borrow Corvette elements such as the taut hood and square-shaped...
Vehicle Style: 5-door compact SUV Price: $81,900/$89,945 as tested Engine/trans: 228kW/420Nm 5cyl petrol | 7spd twin-clutch S-tronic Fuel Economy claimed: 8.8 l/100km | tested: not recorded OVERVIEW The Audi RS Q3 has a couple of firsts...Show More Summary
Many CPU-usage widgets have stylistically borrowed from vehicles, displaying something mimicking the tachometer found in the dashboard. [Pat] took it a step further and tried his hand at re-borrowing this style. He figured, why not use...Show More Summary