Motoring News

Wed 18 Jul 2018

ROAD TEST: Hyundai i30 Active goes under the microscope

ROAD TEST: Hyundai i30 Active goes under the microscope

The Hyundai i30 is no longer priced in the bargain basement, so how does it stack up against its rivals?

What it's like to drive the bog-stock Mercedes-Benz ute

What it's like to drive the bog-stock Mercedes-Benz ute

There's a lot of hype about this top-end Mercedez Benz ute, but what about the budget version? We tested it out.

Peugeot 5008 GT-Line lines up between mainsteam and premium

Peugeot 5008 GT-Line lines up between mainsteam and premium

Peugeot’s 5008 GT-Line is a classy SUV riding between mainsteam cars and prestige players. It is priced accordingly.

Tue 17 Jul 2018

What traffic? Sky may no longer be the limit for future cars

What traffic? Sky may no longer be the limit for future cars

Aston Martin teams up with aerospace experts to show off its radical plan for your future daily commute.

Australians getting serious about electric and hybrid cars

Australians getting serious about electric and hybrid cars

A new survey finds out what type of cars Australians will buy in the future.

Driving dosed up on prescription drugs to become illegal

premium_icon Driving dosed up on prescription drugs to become illegal

The drug driving definition will be broadened in a crackdown on motorists behind the wheel dosed up on prescription pills like codeine or cold and flu tablets.

Queensland’s massive toll road debt revealed

premium_icon Queensland’s massive toll road debt revealed

ONE in every six dollars in overdue Queensland fines is owed by motorists who have defaulted on toll road debts, new statistics show.

Mon 16 Jul 2018

Basic driving skill Aussies are failing

Basic driving skill Aussies are failing

IT should be a given, but Australian drivers are failing badly at a basic road skill.

Australia’s cheapest electric car revealed

Australia’s cheapest electric car revealed

French brand launches new Zoe electric city car with a sub-$50k price tag.

Prices rise in the most affordable new Mercedes-Benz

Prices rise in the most affordable new Mercedes-Benz

The German brand is set to launch the next generation of its most affordable car.

READER QUESTIONS: Why do I have to wait months for a car?

READER QUESTIONS: Why do I have to wait months for a car?

Many car brands charge you extra for active safety gear, but the optional extras may mean you have to wait months for your car.

OPINION: Fatal distraction putting people in line of fire

OPINION: Fatal distraction putting people in line of fire

Distraction is a major safety issue for drivers and pedestrians.

Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna reveals motoring loves

Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna reveals motoring loves

Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna knows how to spot an opening but our top-scoring female soccer player can’t stand drivers who won't let others merge.

Hatch at the top of its game: Used car VW Polo 2010-17

Hatch at the top of its game: Used car VW Polo 2010-17

VW’s Polo hatch stands out in the compact class. It’s pleasing and talented to drive with mature styling and decent fit and finish.

Skoda Kodiaq Sportline quickly gaining appreciation

Skoda Kodiaq Sportline quickly gaining appreciation

Seven-seat Skoda Kodiaq Sportline is attracting attention from all walks of life as Skoda enjoys growing audience.

Aston Martin creates world’s craziest hot hatch

Aston Martin creates world’s craziest hot hatch

British brand creates a hot hatch straight out of an environmentalist’s nightmare.

Sat 14 Jul 2018

What's it like to do 170km/h as a passenger in a rally car?

premium_icon What's it like to do 170km/h as a passenger in a rally car?

AS HE prepares for the Border Ranges Rally at Kyogle, four-time rally champion Neal Bates shows us how it's done.

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Mini confirms first plug-in hybrid for Australia

Mini confirms first plug-in hybrid for Australia

British brand is showing its greener side with new efficient version of its largest car.

Updated Mini Cooper range goes big on gadgets

Updated Mini Cooper range goes big on gadgets

Mini maintains its niche appeal with a concierge to assist drivers and yet more custom options to add to the price

Secret files reveal regular problems with our popular utes

Secret files reveal regular problems with our popular utes

Documents have revealed true extent of faults with some of Australia’s top-selling utes, and the truth is downright disturbing.

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