Simone Video Presenter

I studied Biomedical Science at University and a Diploma of Languages in French. You could say I am a bit of a nerd and love discovering how things work! I have an analytical mind and always like to delve deeper. But I also know how to let loose and have FUN! I also moonlight as a singer and write and perform my own music. Ever since I was a kid I shared a love of cars with my dad, especially big SUVs and luxury cars. One of my favourite past-times is going camping and 4-wheel driving in beautiful secluded spots in South Australia.

My First Car

My first car was a white 1987 Mazda 626 hatchback that my beautiful Nan gave me. It was such an ugly-ass car but I thought I was so cool driving around in it, cruising with my friends down to the beach blasting hip-hop music full blast. We had some good times in that car… until the engine blew up. Then it was onto a VY Commodore.

What do you drive now?

I now drive a 2012 Renault Fluence. I got a great deal on this car and thought it was a sophisticated match for me. It drives beautifully and I love the leather seats and sun-roof. Plus, it is French – and I love all things French!

What car did you go on your first date in?

The guy pulled up in a 1994 Lexus Soarer… I was very impressed. It had a sun-roof and a great sound system which were the most important things in a car to me back then. That car was awesome…. The guy, however, was not.

Your dream car?

I’ve always been a huge fan of the Lamborghini. I can see myself driving that one day. I had a photoshoot with one years ago. And the Audi R8s are hotttt!!! I’d like one in black, white or gun-metal grey. I love powerful, animalistic cars that give you a thrill.

Recent Video Reviews Featuring Simone

2020 Hyundai IONIQ Plug-in hybrid PHEV review

Simone reviews the 2020 Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid which has had a smallish update from last years model. But along with the IONIQ’s Hybrid and EV variants, it still represents a very comprehensive electrified offer on the market for a price that makes each respective version a viable offer in their segment.

2021 Nissan Navara N Trek Warrior review

Simone reviews the 2020 Nissan Navara N-Trek Warrior. The Warrior has a tough job. On one hand, it is supposed to be a significant step up from the standard N-Trek. But on the other hand, that puts it against the Toyota Hilux Rugged-X and the Ford Ranger Raptor, two of the most hardcore offerings

2021 Kia Seltos GT Line review

Simone reviews the Kia Seltos in its top GT-Line trim. The all-new Seltos is the latest subcompact SUV to be offered by Kia and is made available to Australia with a choice of two engine transmission combos. A 2 L Petrol CVT or a 1.6 Turbo Petrol Dual-Clutch transmission.

2020 Genesis G70 3.3 V6 Review

Genesis was founded in 2015 as a division of Hyundai in the luxury market. It was the perfect time. This is why we have Genesis. If you recognize the advancement of Hyundai in the past decade or so, but can afford a few steps higher in terms of luxury and performance, this is it.

2020 Hyundai Ioniq Electric review

Simone reviews the latest 2020 Hyundai Ioniq EV. The new electric Ioniq update brought some minor changes, and one major that is the range.