Victoria’s state government has announced a $60,000 grant to fund a feasibility study into a proposed LPG conversion centre in Geelong. The news follows a 2013 proposal by Gas Energy Australian and the VACC, announced after Ford, Holden and Toyota revealed they would exit the Australian manufacturing scene by the end of 2017. Show More Summary
What’s Hot: Still a great drive, interior makeover looks great. What’s Not: The only model to not get a price reduction for 2015. X-FACTOR: No mid-life crisis for this midsizer. The updated Mazda6 is still sharp. Vehicle Style: Medium...Show More Summary
Like the once ubiquitous payphone, freeway ‘Help Phones’ in Victoria are now on the endangered species list. And, depending on the outcome of a new VicRoads review of its value to the community, the network of 590 metropolitan Help Phones could soon become extinct. Show More Summary
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A production version of Renault’s Eolab concept can be launched as soon as we’re ready, the French carmaker’s performance chief has said this week. Revealed late last year, the Eolab concept was promoted as a Clio-sized hatch “feasible for the next decade”. Show More Summary
I’m pretty sure we have more than our share of typography nerds in our readership, myself included. So when I saw Volkswagen was planning a change to their corporate font, I was interested — VW has been remarkably consistent with their strong typography over the years, so this change better be good! Sadly, it isn’t. Read more...
Western Australia’s RAC has warned its home state and Australia as a whole that now is the time to prepare for the arrival of self-driving cars. The RAC points to progress from the likes of Volvo, Daimler and Google in developing autonomous technology, and urged local authorities to consider its impending arrival to Australian roads. Show More Summary
Can a car be a fashion accessory? A statement of form over function – something that says more about you than it says about itself? Looking at the recently refreshed 2015 Citroen DS3 Cabrio – it would very much seem so! With a new face and new engine, matched with added equipment and 21 combinations [...]
An updated Volkswagen Tiguan, featuring revised engine options and new infotainment units, has been detailed in Europe. Under the bonnet, the revised Tiguan will be available with two upgraded diesel engines. A 110kW version of the company’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel replaces the current 103kW edition. Similarly a 135kW unit succeeds the 130kW engine used in [...]
A facelifted version of the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG hatchback has been spotted by our spy photographers near Daimler’s engineering headquarters. If this car and earlier spy photos are on the money, the upcoming A-Class facelift will be a relatively minor affair, at least visually. With plenty of disguise tape and blanking panels on the front [...]
It’s official: Lamborghini will be begin producing its own SUV model from around 2018. Overnight, the supercar maker confirmed that the company will begin production of a new SUV model at its Sant’Agata Bolognese plant in northern Italy. The company says the new crossover will be introduced in 2018. To accommodate the new model, the [...]
With fast and luxurious limousines, the best seat often isn’t in the first row. But Australia is a driver’s country, and even the wealthiest among us have a tendency to want to steer our own wheels, at least some of the time. And ever since icons of the class Mercedes-Benz and Bentley began producing luxury [...]
The reborn Suzuki Vitara has been caught on local shores ahead of its official launch in August this year. Snapped in Melbourne, the 2015 Vitara you see here in hero blue is likely an early evaluation vehicle, and as such has arrived from a few months before proper local deliveries from Suzuki’s plant in Hungary [...]
The Lotus Exige S is one of those sports cars that is faster, braver and more courageous than the majority of its drivers and for that reason it’s a car that is hard not to love. But now it has gone a bit soft, with the introduction of the first-ever automatic version. Lotus makes cars [...]
When you take any car on any sort of test drive, you try not to drive it like you’ve never pushed pedals before. Mostly because you’ll just look like a pissboy, but also because It Is Not Your Car. That rule especially applies to something like the Audi RS6, which it moves very quickly. Which means it also collides with objects very quickly. Read more...
Toyota is again the world’s most valuable auto badge, according to the Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands report published annually by research firm BrandZ. The Japanese giant has held the top spot for four years out of the past five, stealing the throne from BMW in 2011 before losing it the premium German brand in 2012. Show More Summary
NASCAR icon Richard Petty hasn’t driven his 1970 Superbird stock car that gave a character to Pixar’s Cars since the end of the 1970 season, but as he is a regular at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, he’s about to fire her up next month. Read more...
A major facelift for Toyota’s now eight year-old 200 Series LandCruiser is in the works, and these new images could be our first look at the coming makeover. Although the main image shown here appears to be a speculative rendering, other shots - believed to be part of a training manual for dealers - reveal a number of key details. Show More Summary
The US Air Force is shopping around for 54 Kawasaki KLX110L “motorcycles” (dirt bikes) with skid plates, infared lights, and milspec desert tan paint jobs. I mean, awesome. But why? Read more...
Reports are coming in that the USS Arizona Memorial was struck by the USNS Mercy while the massive hospital ship was attempting a docking operation in Pearl Harbor. It’s unclear if the hallowed site was hit by the ship, one of its tugs,...Show More Summary