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Top Car Picks For The Urban Lifestyle

Melbourne has just been voted the most liveable city in the world for the seventh year in a row and we couldn’t be prouder, but we obviously couldn’t be more concerned about picking the right car for our city’s most liveable lifestyle.

It’s important to understand that different cars suit different styles of living. A Toyota Hilux 4X4 Dual Cab is the perfect vehicle for picking up lame sheep in the back paddock of a Ballarat crop farm, but will probably get you in a giant pickle reverse parallel parking on Chapel Street. This is why it’s good to know which car features suit urban living before buying your new set of wheels, such as a hatchback body type, automatic transmission, parking assist and an inbuilt GPS system – so you know you’re driving the perfect vehicle for your lifestyle.

So here are our top car picks for the sleek and slick Melbourne lifestyle.

Ford Fiesta

The Fiesta is one of Ford’s most compact vehicles to date. Not only is it incredibly affordable (even more so when you purchase a quality used model), but it’s European design and stellar fuel efficiency make it an obvious choice for city slickers.

The Ford Fiesta’s urban-friendly features include its compact body type, sharp steering and small dimensions, coupled with its perky performance and handling. You also have the option of adding a rear view camera for getting into those tricky Chadstone car spots.

Check our range of Ford Fiestas here.

Kia Rio

The Rio is Kia’s staple city car, and for good reason. The model has always kept up with the latest driving technology and connectivity features, and it’s most recent fourth-generation Rio is no different.

The Kia Rio’s urban-friendly features include it’s compact hatchback body, mobile connectivity and inbuilt sat nav. Plus we’re loving the electronic sunroof and digital driver’s display in the recent models. The car also has a reversing camera for those tricky parking spots, as well as anti-lock brakes, stability control and an array of airbags so you can get to Maccas and back in safety.

Check out our range of Kia Rios here:

Hyundai i30

We can’t make a list about wicked city cars without mentioning Australia’s Best Small Car – the Hyundai i30. Having just released its third generation in April of this year, this Euro-style 5-door driving dream promises responsive handling in a tight form.

The Hyundai i30’s urban-friendly features include satellite navigation complete with SUNA traffic updates for those lengthy work commutes, reversing camera and sensors, spot-on ergonomics and comprehensive mobile connectivity in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Check out our range of Hyundai i30 here:


Toyota Corolla

It would be unAustralian of us not to mention the Toyota Corolla – the longest-running current passenger car model name in the country.

The most recent Corolla release features a 7-inch colour touchscreen centering around the Toyota multimedia centre, a quieter drive, responsive steering and a sportier feel.

The Toyota Corolla’s urban-friendly features include its five-star ANCAP safety rating, reversing camera, electronic brake-force distribution, vehicle stability and traction control. Plus the satellite navigation and SUNA traffic channel on its later models will keep you on the right (and quickest) track, 24/7.

Check out our range of Toyota Corollas here:


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