The special edition Isuzu D-Max X-Runner has been added to the Japanese ute brand’s lineup to add some styling flair to its workhorse one-tonner. Available from March 17 in five-speed manual ($46,490 driveaway) and five-speed automatic ($48,690 driveaway) specifications, the X-Runner adds value and features over the D-Max LS-U 4×4 dual-cab on which it is based. [...]
A first sample of the 2014 Toyota Kluger came on a winding Pacific Coast Highway driving between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Fast forward two months and our first local drive is conducted on a very different Pacific Highway between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, on the other side of the ocean on which [...]
Here's an idea for a race: get Irv Gordon and his Volvo 1800 together with Scott Fisher and his '67 Datsun Roadster and see who gets across the country first. Read more...
There seems to be many different ways luxury carmakers are going in order to cut fuel consumption and improve emissions. While big companies like BMW and the VW Group are going in every which way, Jaguar Land Rover is hedging its bets mostly on some kind of electric propulsion. Read more...
The Audi RS 7 Quattro is one of those cars that tries to do it all. Not content to just be good at one thing or to be a jack of all trades, the RS 7 tries to be great at everything... and pulls it off. It's possibly the most "total package" car that I'll drive this year. Show More Summary
Isuzu’s limited-edition X-Runner is becoming something of an annual affair, with the D-Max pickup again getting the special treatment this week. Offered most recently in February last year, the X-Runner adds a number of styling tweaks inside and out. Show More Summary
Driver training for the 2014 Mazda3 Grand Prix Celebrity Challenge is underway at Victoria’s Sandown Raceway, with some already emerging as early favourites. Of the 20 celebrities taking to the wheel of the all-new Mazda3 for this weekend’s race, Brett Emerton, Robbie McEwen and Nathan Brown have shown early speed. Show More Summary
Volkswagen's fully electric e-Golf is coming to America in 2015, but they should have called it the CityStromer. You see, it's the Golf/Rabbit issue all over again. Read more...
Audi has at last confirmed that it will put its special R8 e-tron electric supercar into production, but customer demand will dictate the number of units built. Speaking at the company’s annual press briefing this week, development boss...Show More Summary
American juggernaut GM has outlined plans for its biggest ever assault on the European prestige market, promising a full line-up of Cadillac models and ongoing expansion. The news, revealed at this month’s Geneva Motor Show, follows an initial announcement early in 2012 that the company had begun preparing its range for European compliance. Show More Summary
Come on guys! Huge drama heading back to service for @thierryneuville. Using beer to top up damaged rad pic.twitter.com/Kmi7sDeMXP — Colin Clark (@voiceofrally) March 9, 2014 Read more...
Volvo is continuing its push towards an autonomous driving future, with the Swedish carmaker using road magnets during its latest round of testing. The magnets are positioned in the roadway and programed with compass bearings, able to communicate with similar magnets attached to the autonomous vehicle to determine the car’s position. Show More Summary
GM is under government investigation for the recall relating to faulty ignition switches.
An all-new Chevrolet Camaro is due out next year as a 2016 model, and it is expected to ditch its aging Zeta platform for a newer, lighter one that underpins the Cadillac CTS and ATS. Just don't expect the exterior to change all that much. Read more...
Bernie Ecclestone has changed his mind. A month ago, the F1 chief executive said that with Mercedes clearly "best prepared" for the all-new 2014 rules, his tip was "(Nico) Rosberg winning the title". But on Tuesday, Ecclestone told Germany's...Show More Summary
If you're burned out on Forza and Gran Turismo, or just itching to add something new to your video gaming arsenal, you're going to want to keep an eye on Project CARS. But you probably already knew that. This video is just one more giant heaping reason to look forward to the game's late-2014 launch date. Stunningly realistic cars, detailed crash...
Two experts have warned that Michael Schumacher is unlikely to make a recovery. Britain's respected Telegraph newspaper recently cited sources in reporting that the F1 legend's family has been told by the medical team at Grenoble that, ten weeks into his coma, "only a miracle" will save him now. Show More Summary
The famous Nurburgring race track in Germany has been purchased by Dusseldorf-based auto parts manufacturer Capricorn Group. The lawyers managing the insolvency of former owner Nurburgring GmbH said the transaction valued the 379-hectare...Show More Summary
The special edition Mitsubishi Triton GLX-R Warrior headlines the brand’s updated 2015 model year ute range. Priced at $43,990 driveaway with a five-speed manual and $45,990 driveaway with a five-speed automatic, the Warrior edition is more than $5000 cheaper than the range-topping Triton GLX-R 4×4 dual-cab on which it’s based and is fitted with a [...]
The design manager for General Motors Australia Design believes the US car maker can’t afford to lose the company’s Port Melbourne-based facility as it approaches the end of local vehicle manufacturing in 2017. Speaking at the Cars of Tomorrow conference in Melbourne, part of the Victorian Government-backed Australian Automotive Week, Frank Rudolph said apart from [...]