Core Value: 2022 MG3 Core Review

Whatever you may think of MG’s new car range under Chinese ownership, you can’t look past the fact that every single model offers some degree of value for money. However, with the smallest new MG, the MG3, value is top of the list. The entry level MG3 Core is now New Zealand’s most affordable new […]

Luxury Underdog: 2022 Lexus ES300h Limited Review

The Lexus ES300h has been something of a dark horse for the premium Japanese brand. For some time it has been in the shadow of SUVs in the Lexus family but still manages to soldier on. There is a good reason for this too. I think the ES is one of the most underrated cars […]

Lounging Around: 2022 Fiat 500 Lounge Review

Few cars can charm the birds from the trees like the Fiat 500. The spiritual descendant from Dante Giacosa’s original Cinquecento masterpiece for the masses still has all the charm and appeal of the classic Bambina. Today the 500 family is bigger than ever. With the hot Abarth models still going strong and selling well, […]

Xtreme DB: Aston Martin DBX Review

These days the luxury SUV market is huge. Countless manufacturers are all clambering to get a piece of the pie. However, in recent years we have seen a new “Super SUV” niche of that market really take off. Maserati, BMW, Porsche, Mercedes, Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini have all offered their rendition of a luxury SUV […]

Climb Every Mountain: Toyota Land Cruiser 300 GR Sport Review

Some say that life begins at 40, or was it 30? Or was it neither? Anyway, one could argue that for the Toyota Land Cruiser, life could very well begin at 70. Yes it’s hard to believe Toyota’s go-anywhere warrior has been with us for over seven decades. During that time, both here and aboard, […]

All Aboard Flight iV: Skoda Superb iV Wagon Sportline Review

It has been in the pipeline for sometime, but Skoda has finally joined the ranks of the plug in hybrid fraternity. The PHEV family goes by the model designation “iV” and the first model to get the plug-in treatment is the Superb. The Superb iV has also been joined by the new Octavia RS iV […]

A New Dawn: 2022 Lexus UX300e Review

It was only a matter of time before Lexus would give us an all-electric offering of some kind. The brand has been going all-out in recent months and years with promoting their most fuel-efficient powertrains like their proven and capable hybrids. Now, with the UX300e, Lexus has their first plug-in BEV. Have they nailed it […]

F1 Advantage: 2022 Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition Review

Ever since Lionel Martin contested the Aston Hill Climb in 1914 at the wheel of a car known simply as the “Coal Scuttle,” Aston Martin has always been involved in motorsport to some degree. Even though drivers like Carroll Shelby, Roy Salvadori, Stirling Moss, Graham Hill and Stefan Mucke have given Aston Martin considerable success […]

Panamera-Can: 2022 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Review

When the first Porsche Panamera was launched back in 2010, I was certainly not sold on the looks. Its design cues in my view made it look rather bulbous and awkward. Thankfully the new Panamera is far easier on the eye than the original ugly duckling. Plus, with the incorporation of an estate, the Sport […]

High-Brid: 2022 Toyota Highlander Limited Hybrid Review

When Toyota announced their Highlander would incorporate some hybrid power into the line-up, it came as no surprise to those of us in the specialist motoring press. While the petrol models will still continue, the hybrids, which are part of Toyota’s spearhead into bringing down emissions and increasing the fuel efficiency of their SUV family, […]