ATTO BOY! – 2022 BYD ATTO 3 Review

Game Changer. How many times have you heard that? To me, it is a rather overused cliché, which nine times out of ten seldom accurately typifies the product it refers to. However, when one considers, on face value, the immediate impact of a company called BYD Auto on the ever-expanding New Zealand electric vehicle market, […]

The Final Curtain? – 2022 Subaru WRX 2.4TS Sedan Review

One can’t quite believe it has been eight years since Subaru lifted the lid on a new WRX. Perhaps more than any other model in the line-up, a new WRX, or “Rex” if you grew up in the nineties and noughties, is always a big deal. The fifth generation WRX has made it to Kiwi […]

Lex Luthor – 2022 Lexus NX450h F-Sport PHEV Review

In the world of comic book villains, Lex Luthor is a formidable foe. His supreme intellect, wealth and access to a barrage of technical weapons and gadgets has kept Superman on his toes on more than one occasion. To keep Supes and his fellow Justice League members at bay, Lex Luthor must constantly upgrade his […]

The BMW M3 E92 is Still Terrific in Every Way

The old saying “they don’t make em like they used to” could perfectly sum up the BMW M3 E92. BMW had their work cut out to follow up the immensely popular E46, so the E92 had to be something pretty special, and it was. Produced from 2007 to 2013, the E92 signaled the arrival of […]

The Trident Goes Hybrid – 2022 Maserati Ghibli GT Hybrid Review

Since launch about seven or so years ago, the Ghibli has worked wonders for Maserati, bringing in new buyers into the family of il Tridente. It allowed a greater selection of people to say “I have a new Maserati.” Now to signify the brand’s intentions to go greener throughout the range, Maserati have incorporated hybrid […]

Back in Black – 2022 Mazda CX-30 MHEV Blackout Edition Review

The Mazda CX-30 has only been with us for two years, but already this midway step between the CX3 and CX5 has emerged as one of the most popular cars in Mazda’s range. There is a good reason for this too, it happens to be a very good package on many levels. Now Mazda have […]

RAV-ishing : 2022 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Hybrid Review

Toyota’s Hybrid family seems to be growing all the time. As part of the brand’s quest to bring down their overall carbon footprint, it seems like there is a new model, or a familiar one, which gives buyers a new optional hybrid powertrain, or replaces the solely petrol option altogether. The incorporation in 2019 of […]

EV RemiX: 2022 BMW iX xDrive40 Review

The BMW iX is BMW’s first attempt at a purpose built all electric SUV. It also promises a great deal, with BMW even going so far as to say “the future is here.” Is it a case of “don’t believe the hype?” Let’s see. The iX family consists of my test car, the base xDrive […]