Unlikely heroes: Porsche Taycan and MG ZS EV

Six-month wait now needed for hot-ticket, high-tech Porsche EV as MG’s electric SUV charges ahead

Any suggestion Australians wouldn’t embrace electric vehicles has been short-circuited by brands at both the entry point to the market and the upper echelon – and this was no more obvious than with the 2021 Porsche Taycan emerging in March as the nation’s top-selling large luxury sedan.

Highly Commended in the 2020 carsales Car of the Year awards handed down recently, the Taycan’s first full month on sale brought 161 new registrations, which was enough to overtake the Mercedes-Benz E-Class (155) and take line honours in the segment.

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New Citroen C5 X Revealed As Part Sedan, Part Wagon, Part SUV
New Citroen C5 X Revealed As Part Sedan, Part Wagon, Part SUV

The Germans may be dominating the midsize segment, but the European part of Stellantis is not willing to give up Read more

2021 Mini Countryman Oxford Edition review
2021 Mini Countryman Oxford Edition review

Mini's Oxford trims are meant to provide great value for new car shoppers without breaking the bank. New for 2021, Read more

2022 Cupra Formentor 228 TSI DSG 4Drive Review: Road Test
2022 Cupra Formentor 228 TSI DSG 4Drive Review: Road Test

Seat sub-brand’s first bespoke model is coming Down Under, but is the smart looking coupe-SUV any good? Launching Cupra as Read more

2021 Hyundai Alcazar Breaks Cover As New Three-Row SUV
2021 Hyundai Alcazar Breaks Cover As New Three-Row SUV

With the launch of the futuristic-looking Staria, Hyundai has pledged its commitment towards minivans despite dwindling sales. At the same Read more

Porsche Cayenne Will Reportedly Offer an EV Variant
Porsche Cayenne Will Reportedly Offer an EV Variant

Production on the Macan EV is starting in 2022, and now it seems Porsche's larger SUV is also going electric Read more

Outrageous Toyota LandCruiser prices to continue
Outrageous Toyota LandCruiser prices to continue

Toyota says exorbitant asking prices reflect free market, and that travel bug is driving demand – not death of V8 Read more

2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST offers the same thrills for less
2021 Ford Explorer Enthusiast ST offers the same thrills for less

Ford has made a couple of announcements to make your wallets sing. Although late, Ford is expanding its Explorer lineup Read more

2022 Kia Carnival first drive review: A luxurious minivan with SUV style
Tested: 2022 Kia Carnival Dresses Up the Minivan

Spacious and flexible, approachable and safe -- the minivan is a marvel of suburban utility. The problem is that most Read more

Audi Q4 e-tron world premiere: How to watch and everything you need to know about Audi’s electric SUV
Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron concept previews crossover EV for 2021

Audi's previous electric vehicles have arrived with names that stood them apart. The first production car was simply called the Read more

2021 Ford Explorer Review
2021 Ford Explorer Review

The 2021 Ford Explorer is the latest in a long line of popular midsize 3-row SUV/crossovers to wear the Explorer Read more

Updated Hyundai Kona Electric brings more range
Updated Hyundai Kona Electric brings more range

Hyundai Australia announces facelift, more tech and longer range for fresh Kona EV When the 2021 Hyundai Kona Electric arrives Read more

Tested: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Goes from Punchline to Prime Time
Tested: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Goes from Punchline to Prime Time

With a little help from Nissan, Mitsubishi returns to relevancy with its undeniably distinct and unexpectedly engaging fourth-generation Outlander SUV. Read more