The Volkswagen Group is looking to diffuse emerging tensions among its mass-market marques by giving them more clearly-defined roles in the future. According to a report from Reuters, the automotive giant wants to cut the overlap between Skoda, Seat and Volkswagen vehicles, in an attempt to better take advantage of its manufacturing scale. “The key […]
Jeep’s Wrangler is about to undergo its first redesign since the JK was introduced for 2007. Prototypes have been testing for a while and at next month’s 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show the covers will finally come off. Yes, the new Wrangler, the JL, looks pretty much like its predecessor. It’s a Wrangler. What did you expect? There...
Ferrari’s Portofino may be closely related to its California T predecessor, but the car is significantly different in that it introduces new construction methods that Ferrari plans to implement on future models. The new construction methods have enabled the engineers to reduce weight and complexity of the chassis and body while increasing...
Ford's Shelby GT350 is no mere Mustang. It's more a track-ready race car that you can drive on the road.
Kia Australia is expecting its new Stinger performance car to reach 200 sales in October alone – its first, incomplete month on the market – despite the car’s official marketing campaign still being months away from kickoff. Helping that hot start, according to chief operating officer Damien Meredith, is that the company has allocated a […]
Mazda is committed to the rotary, though whether the unique engine design is used to directly power a sports car or serve as a range-extender for an electric car remains to be seen. Mazda has hinted at both options in recent years but so far has tended to flip-flop between the two. Now, though, a senior Mazda executive has hinted that both options...
Mercedes-Benz is currently constructing a battery plant in Kamenz, Germany, the second of five such plants that will be in operation in three continents by the start of the next decade, including one in the United States. The U.S. plant will be constructed in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at a cost of $1 billion. It’s where Mercedes already has a...
Your next Mini could be sourced from a plant in China if a report from Bloomberg proves accurate. Mini’s BMW Group parent is allegedly in talks with Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor over a deal to start Mini production in China, for local sale as well as export. The majority of Minis are produced at a plant in Oxford, United Kingdom, with...
australia one of ferrari’s best performing markets with models selling out before even arriving on our roads. ferrari australia will be celebrating more than just its 70th anniversary this year when it climbs ‘well and truly into the top ten’ best performing ferrari markets around the world. Show More Summary
dare to be different. everyone is unique. these are life’s clichés that did not stack up with the designers of the 2017 land rover discovery 5 first edition. the previous quartet of discovery generations were unashamedly boxy to theShow More Summary
honda australia and type r enthusiasts have been waiting over five years to see the new red h badge land down under, and finally the fastest front-wheel drive car around the nurburgring circuit is here. perhaps being the fastest front-wheel...Show More Summary
volkswagen thinks skoda isn’t paying enough for its success as the german brand wonders how it can differentiate its offerings. as reported by reuters, sources have said volkswagen is raising concerns over the success of its more affordable skoda brand. Show More Summary
The Dutch government has confirmed plans to ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles in 2030. The decision is part of a plan to cut CO2 levels by 49 per cent ahead of 2030. According to NL Times, the internal combustion ban will be accompanied by the closure of all coal-fired power stations within […]
British luxury marque Jaguar has revealed the XEL sedan for the Chinese market, essentially a long-wheelbase version of its medium-sized XE. Only one image of the lengthened sedan has been released thus far, though overseas reports say the XEL sports a 100mm-longer wheelbase than the standard car, giving it a generous 2.93 metres between the axles – […]
Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 48,209 vehicles across its ASX, Lancer and Outlander range from various years, over concerns the vehicles could stall while driving. The Japanese manufacturer reports affected vehicles may be fitted with a faulty power relay that generates excessive heat, resulting in relay failure. Show More Summary
The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been revealed this week, dropping the top off the British GT . Unlike the DB11 coupe, which is offered with a choice of V8 or V12 engines, the Volante will only be available with the AMG-derived twin-turbo V8 under the bonnet in an attempt to keep weight down. The 4.0-litre […]
The Holden Colorado Storm has joined the range as a limited-edition model, kicking off at $52,490 before on-road costs. Sitting between the mid-spec LTZ and the Z71 flagship, the Storm is available in Crew Cab form only, and features additional equipment over the LTZ such as an integrated nudge bar, leather seat trim with heated front […]
This is the third-generation BMW X3, the Bavarian company’s new rival to the Audi Q5, Mercedes-Benz GLC and Land Rover Discovery Sport in the hotly contested mid-sized luxury SUV market. The design, penned by Aussie Calvin Luk, may be typically understated and evolutionary – though in the metal it’s better-proportioned, tauter and more aggressive than […]
Simply, the World Time Attack Challenge (WTAC) is awesome. For the uninitiated, WTAC – formerly known as Superlap – is a fast-paced, high-action motorsport event, held at Sydney Motorsport Park every year since 2010. In short, WTAC is a local nod to similar types of events run in Japan for decades, focussing on the fastest […]
BMW's first M-tuned X3 is a thrilling and practical SUV.