"A blend of luxury features with all-road capability" - Ross Kiddie reviews the new Hyundai Pallisade

Even though my wife entertains me with a piano recital nearly every evening, I’m not really into classical music, nor am I a big fan of television advertisements. With a combination of those two factors it’s a wonder then that I spotted th; Read More

Sensational ‘hot hatch’ has X-factor

There are a plethora of high performance ‘‘hot hatches’’ on our market, but few offer anywhere near the sizzle of the sensational Mercedes-Benz A Class AMG 45 S. This scintillating compact five-door hatch is in a performance league of its ; Read More

Skoda Octavia RS wagon at the head of the class

I got into a conversation just recently with a work colleague, he’s also a car enthusiast, when time allows we are always talking about things automotive. After asking me how I was enjoying the Skoda Octavia evaluation car, he raised a rea; Read More

Series 2 BMW good value

One glaring gap in BMW’s extensive catalogue of coupes was a model that was both compact and affordable. Now they have that well and truly nailed with the 2 Series Gran coupe priced from $58,900. Two of the three-strong coupe line up sold ; Read More

Major leap forward in safety for Sorento

The latest-generation Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe seven-seat SUVs are twins — but not identical. The Kia is more than just a bland cover version of its big brother from Hyundai. A mainstay of Kia’s global line-up, more than 3 ; Read More

Mercedes Sedan High On Luxury - Ross Kiddie reviews the E200 Sedan

I’ll be brutally honest, I prefer cars with big engines. However, as time goes by any engine that is honest has charmed me, and it’s fair to say Mercedes-Benz builds beautiful engines, strong, smooth and efficient. I mention big en; Read More

Jazz continues to shine

Richard Bosselman gets behind the wheel of the new fourth-generation of the Honda Jazz. The clues: Clever packaging, an incredibly practical interior and Tardis-like amounts of space. The car? Easy. It’s the Honda ; Read More

Is it a GOOAT? Ross Kiddie checks out the new Subaru Outback.

The GOOAT – Greatest Outback Of All Time is Subaru’s slogan for its latest generation station wagon. It’s a kind of corny catchphrase but there’s no disputing the claim, the new Outback is surely worthy of high praise. I see it as competin; Read More

The new GR Yaris is an 'absolute blast'

Toyota is no stranger to rally success. I remember well the heady days during the early 90s when the amazing Celica GT-Four dominated the World Rally Championship. Toyota distanced itself from rallying for many years, it dabbled in formula; Read More

Ross Kiddie discovers new hybrid technology in the Mazda3 Skyactiv-X Takami

It was only a matter of time before Mazda developed hybrid technology. I’m not surprised it has taken some time for that to happen, because as a company it has been concentrating on building fuel-efficient and low emission internal combust; Read More