The highest 5 critiques of 2023


Similar to that, 2023 is coming to an in depth!

This yr, there have been loads of main automobile launches in Australia, and CarExpert printed over 300 new automotive critiques.

Listed below are the brand new automotive critiques you have been most enthusiastic about this yr.

2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid evaluate

Individuals are prepared to attend months, even years for a Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, particularly in Cruiser spec as examined right here.

Is it well worth the wait? This mid-sized SUV gives a whole lot of optimistic traits, terrific real-world effectivity, and it’s an excellent dimension: providing loads of practicality for rising households.

Let’s additionally contextualise the unique begin worth for this era RAV4 Cruiser 2WD Hybrid – again at launch in 2019, this spec was $41,140 plus on-road prices. At present? It’s $51,410 earlier than on-roads.

I do know loads has occurred available in the market (and the world since these easier occasions) however that does offer you some indication that its worth equation isn’t fairly as robust because it was. There may be at the very least nonetheless a heap of fine gear in commonplace specification, and the latest replace has seen some included new stuff, which I’ll element additional down.

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2023 Chery Omoda 5 evaluate

There’s no manner we are able to speak about Chery’s re-entry into the Australian market with the Omoda 5 with out addressing the elephant within the room: its preliminary, truncated run right here from 2011 to 2014.

It was laborious to take it significantly. One in all its fashions was a reasonably blatant clone, one thing the corporate was once responsible of (Basic Motors even sued it as soon as), whereas even Chery’s identify and emblem appeared completely by-product.

Chery was a part of the preliminary wave of Chinese language manufacturers in Australia, most of which specialised on both dirt-cheap utes (Nice Wall, JMC, ZX Auto) or dirt-cheap passenger automobiles (Chery, Geely). 

All of them ended up leaving after just some years aside from Nice Wall (now GWM), which rebooted itself and is now in an enviable place with rather more aggressive merchandise.

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2023 Toyota GR Supra evaluate

The Toyota Supra is nearly as storied in Japanese automotive lore as Nissan’s ‘Godzilla’ GT-R.

As a child rising up with Gran Turismo and Quick and Livid, Japan’s nice sports activities automobiles of the ’90s have been issues of worship for younger automotive fans, effectively earlier than any of us might discover ways to drive.

Just like the GT-R, the Supra had a prolonged hiatus after the fourth-gen A80 mannequin went out of manufacturing within the early 2000s, leaving many questioning if Toyota would ever rejoin the sports activities automotive fold.

The 86 arrived within the early 2010s to a lot acclaim, itself a rebirth of the AE86 sequence of front-engined, rear-driven Corollas given cult standing by Preliminary D, and rumours of a reborn Supra swirled for years.

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2023 GWM Tank 300 Hybrid evaluate

GWM is on the cost in Australia. Gross sales grew by 36 per cent in Australia throughout 2022 throughout its Haval and Ute manufacturers, leaving it knocking on the door of the highest 10 on the gross sales charts.

It gained’t be resting on its laurels in 2023. Together with Ora-branded electrical automobiles, it’s debuting the off-road targeted Tank line regionally. First cab (or ought to it’s tank?) off the rank is the 300. 

Underneath the pores and skin, the GWM Tank 300 rides on a model of the ladder-frame chassis from the GWM Ute.

It’s not a soft-roader dressed up in military fatigues, it’s a correct off-roader aimed loosely at all the pieces from the Jeep Wrangler to the Ford Everest. It’s additionally a hybrid, though petrol energy is obtainable within the 300 elsewhere on the earth.

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2023 GWM Haval H6 Extremely Hybrid evaluate

Notice: That is the second yr in a row the GWM Haval H6 Hybrid has made the highest 5 checklist.

It took some time for Toyota to lastly carry its hybrid RAV4 to Australia, ready a complete era to introduce a powertrain that has rapidly turn out to be the most well-liked within the line-up.

With the RAV4 hybrid promoting up a storm and ready occasions blowing out to as much as two years, there’s clearly demand for a mid-sized hybrid SUV.

GWM, Nissan and Subaru have responded in variety, whereas Honda has a pair of hybrid mid-sizers within the pipeline and Hyundai is anticipated to lastly carry a hybrid Tucson right here subsequent yr.

The phase has due to this fact gone from barren to booming in a brief house of time, with the GWM Haval H6 carving out a distinct segment as one of many extra inexpensive fashions.

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