The West

Motoring

  1. Elantra fits the family and more

    Elantra fits the family and more

    Hyundai’s small sedan offers space and style on a budget — but it faces serious competition.

  2. New-generation Outback revealed

    New-generation Outback revealed

    Fifth-generation wagon gets NY debut.

  3. Camry overhaul 'more athletic'

    Camry overhaul 'more athletic'

    Toyota says face lift has nearly 2000 new parts and the roof is the only unchanged surface.

  4. SUV demand surges as car sales reverse

    SUV demand surges as car sales reverse

    West Australians are giving up on the family car and loading the kids into SUVs.

  5. Slick Subaru makes a scorching statement

    Slick Subaru makes a scorching statement

    _IF YOU'RE _ a hardcore enthusiast, enjoying reputation as well as performance, are over 35 and spend between $40,000 and $60,000 on your car, you're in the gun sights of Subaru's blistering new STI version of its WRX sports sedan.

  6. Volvo SUV powers up

    Volvo SUV powers up

    _SO _ when did Volvos suddenly become so hot?

  7. Big savings on small car

    Big savings on small car

    _THOUGH _ you might struggle to see the differences when you glance over it in showrooms, the new Mini Hatch has arrived in Australia. The third version to hit the market since BMW took control of the iconic British marque in the early 2000s, it's brand spanking new, from the platform to the body to the engines on offer.

  8. 4WD: Choose an adventure

    4WD: Choose an adventure

    _IF YOU _are not one of the lucky ones who've already headed off for a family getaway over the Easter break, don't despair. With the weather forecast indicating fine conditions across the weekend, there's still plenty to do and see if you only have a couple of days or even only one day to spend in your four-wheel-drive exploring beyond the city limits.

  9. Idle Torque: When Torana was king

    Idle Torque: When Torana was king

    _IN THE 1980S, _a Holden Torana just wasn't complete without a drop tank, fat white letter tyres and a 990 6PM radio sticker on the back window.

  10. Practical family carrier

    Practical family carrier

    _A QUICK _glance through the owner's manual told the story about Mercedes-Benz' small SUV, the new GLA.

  11. Time for Mazda2 to embrace future

    Time for Mazda2 to embrace future

    _OK, _ truth be told, I wasn't all that keen to jump into the current Mazda2. It's not that I have anything against light passenger cars, or Mazdas in general.

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