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Welcome to the ROAD TEST section of the Motoring Channel. Here you will find hands-on impressions of new cars, where our team of motoring journalists road test vehicles, giving their view on some of today's hottest products. Our current feature review details the Audi A4 Allroad Quattro


Audi A4 Allroad Quattro Review

 Inside and out the A4 Allroad Quattro is produced to a very high standard. The 2.0L TDI engine is a beauty and there are no complaints with 7-speed S-tronic transmission. Read the Complete Road Test...


VW Passat Alltrack

Road Test: VW Passat Alltrack

The VW Passat Alltrack is the missing link between the passenger VW range and the VW SUV range and suitably sits somewhere in the middle of the two models.

Road Test: VW Amarok

Comfortable inside and practical outside, it's no surprise that the Amarok is surging up the 4X4 sales charts. In the VW bubble alone, it's making quite a move.

VW Amarok Road Test

Subaru Liberty X

Road Test: Subaru Liberty X

Subaru have introduced to the market a Liberty Variant with a notable raised ground clearance: The Subaru Liberty 2.5X and the Subaru Liberty 3.6X.

Road Test: Toyota Prius V

A 1.8-litre 4 cylinder DOHC petrol engine and a 60 kW electric motor are used in tandem to create Toyota Hybrid Synergy Drive. Working together, the petrol engine and electric motor successfully minimise fuel usage and ultimately provide a positive driving experience.

Toyota Prius V Road Test

Holden Volt

Road Test: Holden Volt

The car is run at all times by the electric drive unit, however a petrol engine acts as a generator and is neccessary to drive the vehicle further and eliminate "range anxiety".

Road Test: Holden Commodore SV6 Z-Series

The "Z-Series" is the latest special edition range released by the folk at Holden. Basically, the Z-Series is an upgraded and enhanced VE Series II Commodore.

Holden Commodore SV6 Z-Series Road Test

Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport

Road Test: Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport

There is a very good reason why the Corolla is so competitive in the passenger car market: It's a reliable, safe and affordable car that is suitable for all ages.

Road Test: Honda CR-V

Having slightly more interior space, a tinge of edginess, 2WD and 4WD variants, improved aerodynamics and (supposed) improved fuel consumption, the 4th Generation CR-V is, simply put, an upgrade to the CR-V brand.

Honda CR-V Road Test

Toyota 86

Road Test: Toyota 86

If you're expecting this review to be contrary to anything you may have heard about the Toyota 86, you couldn't be more wrong. The Toyota 86 is THE car to spark the car enthusiast in everyone.

Road Test: Mitsubishi ASX Aspire MY13

 It comes as no surprise that alot of time, effort and money have been put into the refinement of the ASX. The result is a modern family car that is hoping to take a large slice out of the healthy SUV market.

Mitsubishi ASX Road Test

Mitsubishi Lancer MY13

Road Test: Mitsubishi Lancer MY13

 As part of their restructure of the brand, Mitsubishi have included a Luxury model (LX) which is strategically priced between the base (ES) and VRX models. The Lancer Ralliart has also had a price cut, yet remains the most expensive of the Lancers.

Road Test: Holden Colorado LX 4X4

Some experience with larger cars is required before you buy this one, this is not a car for the second year sparky. This 4X4 is for the site manager, the foreman. It's for the boss.

Holden Colorado LX Road Test

Honda Civic Sedan: Series II

Road Test: 2012 Honda Civic Sedan : Series II

The 2012 Civic Sedan Series II range includes the base model Civic VTi, Civic VTi-L, Civic VTi-LN, Civic Sport and Civic IMA. We kicked off our 2-week road test journey with the VTi-LN and wrapped it up with the base model Civic VTi.

Road Test: Ford Focus ST

Maximising the engagement of car with driver, the Ford Focus ST is a total rework of the Focus brand and image. It truly is an awesome blend of power, precision and class.

Ford Focus ST Road Test

Holden Captiva LX Review

Road Test: Holden Captiva LX

The Holden Captiva 7 LX is a price competitive, spacious, well made car. Today we take a look at both the 2.2L Diesel and 3.0L SIDI Engine.

Road Test: Holden Berlina Sportswagon

Not only do you get huge amounts of space and serious on-road performance, but the on-roads costs of the Berlina Sportswagon are similar to that of a small car. Surely it must be a joke?

Holden Berlina Sportswagon Road Test

Honda Civic Hatch Review

Road Test: Honda Civic Hatch

So, the Civic Hatch lives up to the reputation carved by Honda over the years. The result is a highly detailed, smooth running, user-friendly Hatch. The Sport starts at $22,650, whilst the Luxury is a tad dearer at $29,990.

Road Test: Honda City VTi

Priced from only $18,490* the City doesn't pretend to be any more than it is. It provides high quality interior, a five star safety rating and a pleasant driving experience all  for less than $20,000. Honda has won us over with this four door sedan, that's for sure.

Honda City VTi Road Test

Skoda Fabia RS 132 TSI Wagon

Road Test: Skoda Fabia RS 132 TSI Wagon

The Czech folk who are the brains behind Skoda should be very proud of their latest development, the Skoda Fabia RS Wagon. A well rounded, gutsy, reliable Sports Wagon.

Road Test: BMW 318d

The sixth and current generation 3 Series includes an array of model variants such as; Diesel (318d, 320d), Petrol (320i, 328i, 335i) and an Active Hybrid 3 (335i). We spent a week testing the base model diesel (318).

BMW 318d Road Test


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