'A solid highway cruiser' - Ross Kiddie gets behind the wheel of the Skoda Karoq

One of the benefits of being a car-nut child, and teenager, living a rural lifestyle, was getting into farm vehicles of all types and sizes. One that I remember vividly was t; Read More

'Mazda has all bases covered' Ross Kiddie gets behind the wheel of the new Mazda CX-30

Mazda couldn’t put more simply, its new crossover sport utility vehicle – the CX-30 – is bigger than a CX-3 and smaller than a CX-5. I once wrote that the CX-3 was my favouri; Read More

Ross Kiddie finds out if it really is the 'Van that can'

My home is undergoing a major renovation. A very conscientious young tradie has been commissioned to do the repairs, he arrives daily in a well-laden and tired Subaru wagon. We’ve talked vehicles, and he is fully aware a van is the next st; Read More

Cool-as coup for Mercedes

While there’s no rain in Austria right now, there is plenty of snow, as I discovered during a 400km drive from Innsbruck into the heart of the Tyrol in the new Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. After overnighting near the top of the Timmelsjoch Hig; Read More

The Honda CRV, a simply magical ride

Cars are always a great conversation starter. The other day a former work colleague came into the office meeting up with old acquaintances. We had a bit of a chat and he asked me what I had driv; Read More

I-Pace scoops NZ award

Jaguar's all-electric I-Pace has been named as the 2019 New Zealand Car of the Year. As well as being the first Jaguar to have secured the New Zealand Motoring Writers' Guild's ultimate accolade, the I-Pace is also the first pure electric vehicle ; Read More

Justifying the unjustifiable

The Mazda MX-5 is the bestselling sports car of all time. Since its release in 1989, there have been over one million MX-5s sold globally. There is no doubt the MX-5 has been a huge success for Mazda, helpin; Read More

Supra lapping up the potential

Toyota’s new Supra may very well be a further great stride down excitement street, but it was hard to tell, writes Richard Bosselman. All too fleeting encounters seems set to be my lot in respect of the Toyota Supra.  ; Read More

Lexus goes for bold

David Thomson takes the new Lexus ES 300h Limited for drive and finds that despite dialling back the dynamic flair it is still a sharper driver’s machine than the model it replaced. ; Read More

Plenty to like with CX-3

What’s new? A compact SUV based on the same underlying platform as the Mazda 2 hatchback, the CX-3 has been a steady seller since its first appearance back in 2016.  A recent mid-life refresh, foll; Read More