Tucson On Point: Hyundai Tucson N-Line Review

The Hyundai Tucson has always been a consistent player in the mid-sized SUV segment. Despite stiff competition from its Japanese counterparts, the Tucson has always managed to solider on, getting just that little bit better with each generation. Now is the Tucson’s fourth round on the generation game and it is certainly striking to look […]

Close Encounters of the 5 Kind: Hyundai IONIQ 5 Review

No one would have believed within the first quarter of the 21st century, that the electric vehicle market was being watched by Hyundai. While many manufacturers busied themselves with their various concerns for zero emission motoring, Hyundai observed and studied, like someone with a microscope studies creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of […]

Grande Giorno: Christchurch to Akaroa by Alfa Romeo

The call came in around mid-October. Christchurch Alfa Romeo, Renault, Fiat and Maserati dealer Euromarque extended an invitation my way to join them on a drive to Akaroa for lunch with a group of Alfa Romeo owners and fans. The entire new Alfa range would be available to drive and Kiwi TV icon Jason Gunn […]

Mega-Tron: Audi e-tron GT Review

Not so long ago if you asked me what would be the ultimate in Audi performance, I would without hesitation stated an RS6 or R8 would certainly be ideal candidates. Now things are different, thanks in no small part to the new Audi e-tron GT, Audi’s flagship EV and the spearhead of the Ingolstadt brand’s […]

Kick-RS: Renault Megane RS Trophy Review

Angry, fast, sharp, loud and orange. These are just some of the words one could use to describe the new Renault Megane RS Trophy. The Megane RS Trophy is the latest in a long line of Renault Hot Hatches which can be traced back to those original Gallic pocket rockets, the 5 Turbo and Clio […]

Intens Emotion: Renault Koleos Intens 4WD Review

The Renault Koleos. The resulting lovechild of the partnership, and now merging, of Renault and Nissan, is coming of age. While the earlier versions came short of being a genuine threat to the established order of the mid-sized SUV segment, the completely refreshed Koleos of 2016 changed that. While not without quirks and shortcomings, it […]

Sorento Perfecto: Kia Sorento Premium AWD PHEV Review

The current Kia Sorento is leaps and bounds ahead of the previous generation. For the first time, the term ‘Premium’ could be mentioned in the same sentence as Sorento. That’s not saying the previous car wasn’t much chop, it just couldn’t really fly that premium flag despite Kia’s best efforts. Today, things couldn’t be more […]

Plug In Player: BMW X5 xDrive45e Review

Confession time. Up until recently, I had never ever driven a BMW X5. Over the years scribbling about cars and attempting to string together amusing and informative anecdotes about why I liked or didn’t like a particular model, a test of an X5 always proved elusive. This is strange in itself, as it has been […]