Mitsubishi Motors is looking at a viable way to create a dedicated performance plug-in hybrid model — a model it wants to endow with all-wheel-drive and its hallowed Evo badge. However, a new-generation Lancer remains years way at best — and the program is dead at worst — meaning the next Evo model will have to [...]
“By 2017, we’ll have ten plug-in hybrid models across our range,” – that’s the bold statement made by Mercedes-Benz chairman Dieter Zetsche at the 2015 Geneva motor show. One of the early cabs off the rank will be the C350 e model that debuted at the Detroit motor show (where it wore the moniker C350 Plug-In Hybrid) [...]
An extension of the Audi TT family with a new SUV derivative looks on the cards for 2017, based on comments from Audi’s board member for technical development Ulrich Hackenberg. The company has not been shy in the past about its intention to leverage the TT badge into a style-driven sub-brand, but it has not [...]
The 2015 Audi R8 e-tron electric supercar revealed this week at the Geneva motor show will spearhead the company’s plans to make a proper pure electric Tesla Model S rival from one of its next-generation passenger cars. Audi’s second-generation e-tron super-coupe has 340kW of power and a remarkable 920Nm of torque, sprints from 0-100km/h in 3.9 [...]
The Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe will land locally with a model spread across numerous grades in the latter part of this year, and German maker says it “will sell well”. Mercedes-Benz Australia senior manager of public relations, product and corporate affairs, David McCarthy, was unusually reticent to name the GLE Coupe’s competition, despite it obviously being a direct rival for [...]
The world premiere of the Mercedes-Benz Vision e Concept provides a look into how the future for these versatile workhorses might look like. The new plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz V-Class van was unveiled at the 2015 Geneva motor show, where the head of the company’s van division, Volker Mornhinweg, was keen to emphasise the fact that the German marque [...]
The following data are new car sales figures for the month of February 2015. February 2015 Australian New Car Sales Figures 1 Toyota 16,243 2 Mazda 9,057 3 Hyundai 8,003 4 Holden 7,809 5 Mitsubishi 6,242 6 Nissan 5,984 7 Ford 5,022 8 Volkswagen 4,889 9 Subaru 3,223 10 Honda 2,901 11 Mercedes-Benz 2,744 12 Kia 2,527 [...]
New vehicle sales in Australia saw a strong result in February, with SUVs and luxury vehicles once again showing improvement while passenger cars continue to dip away. While January sales kicked off fairly flat, the shortest month on the calendar proved strong across the board, with monthly sales increasing by 4.2 per cent, while the [...]
Controversial ride-share company Uber is getting into the spirit of the upcoming Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix by offering folks free rides around the Albert Park circuit in some pretty heavy-hitting exotic metal. The private transport group is giving 20 people the chance to roll through Melbourne’s 5.3-kilometre Albert Park Formula 1 circuit this Thursday (March [...]
The more powerful Renault Clio RS220 Trophy made its debut overnight at the Geneva motor show. Under the bonnet, the RS220 features an engine with a larger turbo, a redesigned air intake, updated exhaust and new engine mapping. Thus equipped, the 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine now churns out 164kW (220hp) of power and 260Nm of [...]
The QUANTiNO concept is powered by liquid salt.
Ford may currently have its hands full at the Geneva Motor Show, but I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t point out that the company also made a recent unveiling that could change the way it’s perceived in the personal electric mobility segment. Show More Summary
The Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] all-new Focus RS has made its international debut this week at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Here, we learned of the car’s new Drive Modes system and Launch Control function. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel now. Danish supercar startup Zenvo has used the Geneva Motor Show to unveil an updated...
The automotive world is full of hoaxes and tricks and vaporware dream cars that never actually happen. Here are the best ones we wish would come true. Read more...
When it comes to innovations in automotive design, technology, and forward-thinking ideas, few countries are on the cutting edge the way China is. The rising nation seems like an endless fountain of originality that constantly keeps us wondering what new ideas they'll come up with next. Case in point: the all-new electric Aoxin Ibis sedan. Read more...
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When it hit the streets in 2005, the Bugatti Veyron made us re-think what a supercar could be. 10 years later, it's all over, and this is the last of the line.
For those would-be Cayman owners looking for more power and handling prowess, Porsche is introducing the race-ready Cayman GT4.
This little concept has the grill of a car twice its size! At the 2015 Geneva auto show, Lexus tries out its SUV design language on a compact city car
Porsche is turning up the wick on its Cayman, the company's purest sports car, to create this, the Cayman GT4.