Distinctive, superior feel of Mazda SUVs

The CX-30 is an all-new addition to Mazda’s SUV range. David Thomson tries two models to see what’s on offer. What’s new?When Mazda announced last year that a new SUV model was on the way to slot in ; Read More

Engine swap in Karoq package

Two years after making its debut, the Skoda Karoq mid-sized crossover SUV has been given a tweak for New Zealand. David Thomson tries the petrol variant to see what has changed. What’s new?Sometimes ; Read More

Subaru shows hybrid intention

Swimming against the current as the world moves to a largely electric vehicle future is becoming ever tougher, and now Subaru has joined those going with the flow, launching hybrid versions of its XV crossover and Forester sports utility i; Read More

Exhilarating, distinctive ride

Chris Williams slips behind the wheel of a Toyota Supra to discover what all the fuss is about. What’s new? When an exciting new model of car is born into the world, fans go wild. Hard-cased adults; Read More

BMW hatch goes front-wheel-drive

What’s new? The last holdout for rearwheel-drive among small prestige hatchbacks has finally transferred to the front-wheeldrive pack. This new-generation machine is based on the same underpinnings used by the BMW X1 and X2, as w; Read More

Outback X at home off seal

Subaru is keeping its Outback lineup fresh with the new X variant. David Thomson checks it out. What’s new?Subaru’s SUV-like wagon, the Outback, is up for full replacement in 2021, but in the meantim; Read More

Thoroughly modern Mini

The new Mini Clubman JCW is seriously bonkers, writes Richard Bosselman.  What’s new?  They’ve squeezed a mighty new turboc; Read More

Veloster fun and engaging

It’s taken close to a decade for DavidThomson to get behind the wheel of a Hyundai Veloster. Has it been worth the wait? What’s new?Daring to be different was something Hyundai certainly achieved whe; Read More

Kia Seltos setting the standard

David Thomson takes the Kia Seltos for a drive and answers a few questions. What’s New?Kia has enjoyed massive success with its Sportage mid-sized SUV in recent years. Not only has it been Kia’s best; Read More

Lexus updated for 2020

David Thomson tries the modified, but not too much, 2020 Lexus models. What’s New?The current fourth-generation version of the Lexus RX sport utility has been around since 2015, but it has been updat; Read More