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In this issue

NEW PORSCHE 911!
We take a look at Porsche’s plans to do the unthinkahble: electrify the 911.

LEXUS LBX
It’s hard to keep up with Lexus’s burgeoning SUV range. For the uninitiated, this is the really, really tiny one with a three-cylinder engine..

ROUGH DIAMONDS

GO OUT AND SEE AUSTRALIA. BUY ONE OF THESE AND YOU'LL MAKE IT HOME TOO

ROUGH DIAMONDS

2 mins

WORK IN PROGRESS

WHEN YOUR LIVELIHOOD DEPENDS ON IT, DON'T TAKE ANY CHANCES

WORK IN PROGRESS

2 mins

RABID RESPONSE

EVEN IF YOU'RE PULLING IN THE FINANCIAL HORNS, YOU WON'T NEED TO COMPROMISE ON FUN

RABID RESPONSE

2 mins

PREMIUM BLEND

HERE'S HOW TO ENJOY CHAMPAGNE ON A VAGUELY BEERY BUDGET

PREMIUM BLEND

2 mins

GO LARGE, SAVE BIG

WE BRING YOU A SELECTION OF LARGE FAMILY SUVS THAT ARE UNLIKELY TO BREAK THE BANK

GO LARGE, SAVE BIG

2 mins

MIDDLE CLASS

THE AUSSIE FAMILY DREAM USED TO BE A QUARTER ACRE AND A PICKET FENCE. NOW IT'S A LITTLE MORE MODEST

MIDDLE CLASS

2 mins

SHORTY AWARDS

VALUE FOR MONEY CAN BE A RARE COMMODITY AMONG SMALL SUVS. HERE ARE THREE THAT ANSWER THE CALL

SHORTY AWARDS

2 mins

MID SIZE MAX VALUE

THE MEDIUM RANGE SECTOR IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF GETTING ALOT OF CAR FOR YOUR DOLLAR

MID SIZE MAX VALUE

2 mins

HATCH MATCH

WANT A HATCH THAT'LL PUT A SMILE ON YOUR DIAL SECOND TIME ROUND? TRY THESE...

HATCH MATCH

2 mins

MODE ΤΟ ΤΟΥ

PORSCHE'S LATEST HOT 911 IS THE NEW FRONTIER FOR ON-THEFLY CHASSIS ADJUSTABILITY, OFFERING THE DRIVER A WORLD OF CONFIGURATION - BUT IS IT WORTH THE HASSLE?

MODE ΤΟ ΤΟΥ

7 mins

KIA SORENTO

A WORTHY SUITE OF UPDATES FOR THE CLASS LEADER

KIA SORENTO

6 mins

TOYOTA HAS A SECOND CRACK AT THE GR YARIS, NOW WITH AN AUTO

TOYOTA WAS SO concerned that it might not be able to sell all of the required 25,000 GR Yarises that it needed for World Rally Championship homologation that it created a cheaper, ordinary version of the three-door car for Japan, called the RS. It comes with the standard Yaris's humdrum 1.5-litre hybrid powertrain and none of the fancy running gear or hardware. They designed it to make up the numbers if the GR Yaris wasn't successful.

TOYOTA HAS A SECOND CRACK AT THE GR YARIS, NOW WITH AN AUTO

5 mins

TUNDRA GETS RE-ENGINEERED FOR AUSTRALIA. WE ASSESS ITS PROGRESS

''Volume won't be a problem with this car based on our sales planning,\" says Sean Hanley, Toyota's Australian boss as he looks across to the right-hand-drive Tundra pick-up, the culmination of a five-year project.

TUNDRA GETS RE-ENGINEERED FOR AUSTRALIA. WE ASSESS ITS PROGRESS

5 mins

FIRST Drives

THE NEW METAL THAT MATTERS, TRIALLED AND TESTED

FIRST Drives

4 mins

LEXUS - LFA

THE STORY OF OBSESSION GIFTED A BOTTOMLESS BUDGET

LEXUS - LFA

8 mins

The new Aussie champ

MORE CARS THAN EVER WERE SOLD IN 2023 AND A DECEMBER UPSET SAW THE FORD RANGER BEAT THE TOYOTA HILUX TO BECOME THE NATION'S TOP-SELLING VEHICLE

The new Aussie champ

2 mins

Petrol prices explained

IT'S A MYSTERY TO MOST OF US BUT JUST HOW IS THE PRICE OF FUEL DETERMINED IN AUSTRALIA?

Petrol prices explained

3 mins

Golf 8.5 incoming

THE GOLF 8 WAS THE FIRST ITERATION OF VOLKSWAGEN'S HATCH SINCE THE MK3 TO GET A LUKEWARM RECEPTION. THE GOOD NEWS? HERE'S THE REMEDIAL FIX

Golf 8.5 incoming

2 mins

HIGH-BRED HYBRIDS

DO YOU REALLY NEED A LARGE SUV? HONDA'S NEW CR-V IN HYBRID FORM MAKES A COMPELLING ARGUMENT, EVEN WHEN PITCHED AGAINST SOME HEAVY-DUTY COMPETITION

HIGH-BRED HYBRIDS

7 mins

I'M A SURVIVOR!

SHANA'S RELIEVED THAT GENESIS IS STILL KICKING GOALS WITH ITS AUSSIE MODEL LINE-UP

I'M A SURVIVOR!

3 mins

NEVER MIND THE WIDTH...

...FEEL THE QUALITY. HAS THE NEW GLC REVERTED TO TRADITIONAL MERC VALUES?

NEVER MIND THE WIDTH...

3 mins

FORD EVEREST

A VERITABLE SWISS ARMY KNIFE OF THE LARGE SUV WORLD, THE FORD EVEREST IS EQUALLY SKILLED AT SCHOOL DROP OFFS, LONG-DISTANCE CRUISING AND OUTBACK EXPLORING

FORD EVEREST

3 mins

Safe seats

KIA'S SORENTO IS THE SEVEN-SEAT SUV TO BEAT. CAN UPSTARTS FROM MAZDA, JEEP AND CROSS-TOWN RIVAL HYUNDAI KNOCK IT OFF ITS PERCH?

Safe seats

9 mins

Youth or experience?

DOES THE BIGGER AND BOX-FRESH HONDA CR-V HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO TOPPLE THREE VETERANS OF THE LARGE SUV SEGMENT? LET'S FIND OUT

Youth or experience?

8 mins

FIFTY SENT

GOT $50K TO BURN ON A FAMILY SUV? YOU COULD DO WORSE THAN ANY OF THESE THREE-EVEN IF ONE'S A BIT BETTER THAN THE OTHERS

FIFTY SENT

8 mins

60 years of Honda

HONDA HAS BEEN BUILDING CARS FOR 60 YEARS WHILE FORGING A REPUTATION FOR INNOVATIVE AND EXTREME ENGINEERING. WE PAY TRIBUTE TO SOME OF ITS FINEST AND BRING SOME OTHER TOYS ALONG

60 years of Honda

9 mins

PORSCHE MACAN E

PORSCHE SOUNDS THE CHARGE

PORSCHE MACAN E

6 mins

MERCEDES-AMG GLC63 S E-PERFORMANCE

YOUR DAILY BRAIN TEASER DOES 500KW GO INTO 1991CC?

MERCEDES-AMG GLC63 S E-PERFORMANCE

3 mins

FORD MUSTANG MACH-E

SACRILEGE, SAVIOUR OR SOMETHING ELSE ENTIRELY?

FORD MUSTANG MACH-E

4 mins

HONDA CIVIC Type R

IS IT ABOUT TIME THE FN2 TYPE R SHARED THE LOVE?

HONDA CIVIC Type R

7 mins

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Wheels Australia Magazine Description:

PublisherWheels Media

CategoryAutomotive

LanguageEnglish

FrequencyMonthly

A world-class mag with a formidable international reputation, Wheels covers the full gamut of cars – from sports cars to four-wheel-drives, economy to family cars – plus we look at the people, personalities and power plays behind one of the world’s most dynamic industries.

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