Car companies have traditionally reserved aggressive subsidisation of on-road taxes and charges until a vehicle was further into its life cycle and had lost some of its lustre. But reflecting the extreme competitiveness of the Australian market – one of the world’s most fragmented – many brands are offering key models with sharp drive-away deals at launch. […]
Inchcape, the company best known as the operator of Subaru in Australia, has announced Anouk Poelmann as Managing Director of the latest addition to its local stable, Peugeot Citroen Australia. Responsible for the Australian business of Japanese brand Subaru for more than 40 years, Inchcape revealed in May that it had won the contract to […]
A Ferrari 488 GTB-based mule has been spotted racking up laps on the Nürburgring and some surrounding roads. The car is thought to be a tester for a hardcore version of the 488 to mark the end of the mid-engine supercar’s run. Recall, Ferrari is also running test mules for the 488’s replacement. Compared to the 488 GTB, this...
The big new Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV may be no closer to an Australian debut, but the company’s local boss says he’d welcome it with open arms. At the Australian launch of its much smaller stablemate the 2017 Subaru XV, managing director Colin Christie said the Ascent would make a fitting complement to the brand’s […]
football boots don’t match a two-piece suit. a racecar cannot pamper its occupants. but the 2017 lexus is350 sports luxury at least attempts to do what it says on its model designation badge – to strike a balance between two contrasting attributes. Show More Summary
The all-new 2017 Subaru XV is expected to deliver around 1000 sales each month for the brand in Australia, positioning it near the front of the race in the small-SUV segment. By comparison, and apart from a couple of standout months, the outgoing Subaru XV‘s monthly numbers in 2016 were closer to the 500-700 mark. […]
With anticipation building ahead of its expected 2017 Frankfurt motor show unveiling, Renault has officially announced that its all-new 2018 Renault Megane RS will not only feature a choice of two chassis setups, but also the first-time addition of four-wheel steering. As with past iterations of the fan-favourite Renault Megane RS, the new fourth-generation Megane-based […]
honda has been forced to halt production at one of its japanese facilities following a computer network vulnerability caused by the ‘wannacry’ ransomware virus. production at honda’s sayama plant, which is responsible for the accord,...Show More Summary
iconic british sportscar maker, lotus, may find its future production shifted to china under the ownership of its new parent company, geely. geely chairman li shufu described his company’s priority as making proton and lotus profitable whilst adding available new technologies to both product lines. Show More Summary
The all-new 2018 BMW X3, due to be unveiled in the coming hours, has surfaced online in the leaky European press. Although full details are still to come, this comprehensive gallery offers a clear look at BMW’s new mid-sized SUV. As expected, the new BMW X3 takes plenty of its styling inspiration from the smaller […]
I can’t help but feel this is one of those ‘could have been’ cars, because the 2017 Infiniti QX30 GT may well have offered a properly compelling offering in the premium small SUV segment. But, unfortunately for Infiniti, it doesn’t. And this review will point out why. First off: the price. For a base-model compact […]
The next-generation Jeep Wrangler two-door has been spied ahead of its debut later this year. We’ve seen quite a bit of the Wrangler Unlimited and the new Wrangler ute during the next-generation four-wheel drive’s development phase, but this is the first sighting in a while of the two-door model. Although there’s camouflage and car bras […]
I live in Ohio, specifically, Northeast Ohio. It's not easy to find nice things in this part of the country. That should be all you need to know about why I didn't start looking for cars in my home state—salty roads mean rusty cars. It's a shame. I was stupid a few years ago and sold my all-original 1993 Honda Prelude VTEC to instead pick up...
A healthy bank balance can buy you a lot of things, but it can't always get you behind the wheel of the most exclusive Ferraris. That has long been the case when it comes to purchasing an exclusive, limited-run model Ferrari, but one collector's dilemma exemplifies how stringent the Italian marque can be. David Lee, a multimillionaire watch and...
Honda Australia is looking to fill the gap below the popular Honda HR-V small SUV because, presumably, it’s not small enough for some consumers. The HR-V is one of the larger small SUVs in the segment, with other competitors like the Mazda CX-3 and Suzuki Ignis (if you can call it an SUV) being dwarfed […]
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has demonstrated several autonomous driving technologies, dubbed Autonomous Urban Drive, which the company says brings it one step closer to bringing driverless vehicles safely through city streets. The Autonomous...Show More Summary
Citroen has issued a recall for eight examples of its 2016 C4 Cactus crossover over concerns trim on the front bumper bar could come loose. The French manufacturer reports the front bumper bar’s lower trim finisher may not have been properly secured during production. If the condition occurs, the lower trim finisher could detach and fall off, […]
It’s a calm summer day in Holland, Michigan, a thirty some thousand people city in the state’s western region. A near 200 miles from Detroit, Holland is not a traditional automotive headquarters. Driving through town, past the tulip beds or one of the many churches, there are few if any clues Holland is really at […]
victoria’s racv has released the findings from its annual ‘driving your dollars’ vehicle ownership costs analysis, and suzuki is celebrating three class wins. the suzuki celerio was declared the cheapest micro car to buy and own, and the only model to go close to dipping below the $100 per week barrier at $100.78 per week. Show More Summary
Imagine a car without speakers but where the audio quality of the sound is quite possibly the best thing you have ever heard. German tyre giant and technology company Continental has, and the result is extraordinary. But how does a car’s audio system work if there are no speakers – no tweeters, no midrange and […]