Get the best driving experience possible. No matter whether you tend to go for two wheels or four – these are the top vehicles and accessories around
Well-appointed and exquisitely designed, this mid-size hybrid SUV has all the entertainment options you need, the poise to make those long journeys smooth and enjoyable, and is safe as houses. From $62,990, volvocars.com/au
CITY ELECTRIC CAR
The i3 is a responsive, highly practical electric runabout packed with connectivity options and enough power in its 125kw motor to hit 100km/h in just 7.3 seconds. Perfect for a daily commute.
From $63,900, bmw.com.au
An innovation that takes the concept of the car heads-up display to the next level, with translucent mapping in your eyeline and gesture control so you can answer calls or dismiss alerts with a wave.
GARMIN DASH CAM 55
Constantly watching the road, the Dash Cam 55 does more than record footage and save it in case of an incident. Driverawareness warnings will tell you if you’re too close or veering out of your lane. $249, garmin.com
SCOTT ESUB TOUR
You still need to pedal, but Scott’s battery assist makes a huge difference in acceleration and torque, meaning you’ll handle hills with ease and leave other road users standing at the lights.
LIVALL 2017 SMART HELMET
A connected helmet with turn signals, speakers for safe Bluetooth calling, ridetracking facilities to keep you pushing harder, and an SOS alert which detects impacts and shares your location. $229.99, livall.com
In coupé or convertible form, the latest F-Type rules the road. Fine lines, amazing agility and a two-litre, four-cylinder turbo engine that kicks hard without costing the earth. You’ll be grinning behind the wheel. From $107,017, jaguar.com.au
LONG-RANGE ELECTRIC CAR
TESLA MODEL S 100D
Safe, super-smart and speedy, Tesla’s all-electric saloon has everything you’d expect and more. It’s a true technological marvel, with a range of over 500km, so even long journeys are no problem. From $159,903, tesla.com
TOMTOM GO 6200
Sat-nav brought bang up to date, with pinperfect mapping joined by on-board Wi-Fi, a data SIM to keep you up to date with the traffic, and full hands-free facilities for your phone, including narrated alerts. $449, tomtom.com
Five ports in two parts – a pair plugged into the 12V socket, and three in the back via an extension module – means everyone in the car can share the Hub’s 10.8A of charging power at one time. $35.99, stk-life.com
ELECTRIC FOLDING BIKE
Collapsible into a luggage-sized package via a super-robust hinged frame, and adjustable in seconds to fit tall riders, this compact unit feels more like a full-size cycle than you’d think.
BEELINE BIKE COMPASS
More of a traditional navigation device than a modern one, the backlit E-Ink display of the Beeline constantly points to your destination and tells you how far precisely you have left to ride.