Skoda Rapid 1.4 TSI 2014 review

Posted on April 24th, 2014

One of my first press drives more than a decade ago was a first generation Skoda Octavia hatchback and I was impressed by the overall quality of the car, as much as the generous space Read More

Kia Cerato Koup Turbo 2014 review

Posted on April 23rd, 2014

As Kia’s first truly sporty car (the Sportage most definitely is not sporty), the Cerato Koup Turbo straddles the line between performance coupe and hot hatch(of which it has just released one in New Zealand Read More

Road Tests / Car Reviews: BMW X5 M50d 2014

Posted on April 21st, 2014

For those people who wanted to buy a large luxury SUV (or SAV in BMW parlance), the biggest conundrum was did they plump for the diesel version or the petrol version. Obviously at this end Read More

Road Tests / Car Reviews: Hyundai Accent Elite 2014 second review

Posted on April 21st, 2014

Car manufacturers often find that a popular model will often become the victim of its own success, as each new generation of a car line becomes bigger and more expensive. To a certain degree this Read More

Road Tests/Car Reviews: 2014 Range Rover Sport SDV8

Posted on April 15th, 2014

The Range Rover Sport is a sleeker, meaner entry point into the Range Rover experience. When you want a Range Rover with all the frills, but you want it forty grand cheaper than an actual Read More

Road tests / Car Reviews: Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country 2014

Posted on April 12th, 2014

It may sit 40mm higher than a standard V40 hatch but the all-wheel-drive V40 T5 Cross Country pictured here is more of a crossover hot hatch than a hardcore off-road SUV. Don’t let the raised Read More

Holden Malibu CDX 2014 second review

Posted on April 9th, 2014

Our previous Malibu CDX arrived at Car and SUV test headquarters last August. Eight months on we’re revisiting it to see if we’re still as impressed. The Malibu is a large car masquerading as a Read More

Abarth EsseEsse 500c 2014 review

Posted on March 27th, 2014

I knew I looked a little odd in the Fiat 500 from the moment I picked it up. I am six foot and sized like a long-retired prop. In a car the size of a Read More

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