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Volkswagen on Friday revealed critical details on its next-generation Golf during a presentation with suppliers. The automaker said it is spending $2.2 billion developing the new Mk8 model, which is due to enter production at VW's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany in June 2019. We'll likely see the car reach showrooms as a 2020 model. Overseeing...
Carroll Shelby helped engineer and bring some of the worlds most iconic cars to life, but this one is a little lesser known. It's not a Ford product, but a 1989 Dodge Dakota. Not just any Dakota, but the very first Dodge Shelby Dakota ever built. The pickup wears VIN 0001, and during its heyday it was the first V-8-powered, rear-wheel-drive...
Audi is conducting a trial of what the automaker calls a “virtual power plant.” It's a system where thousands of individual energy sources, typically homes with solar panels, can be connected so that energy can flow where it's needed. In the trial, households with solar panels and battery storage systems located in Audi's home of...
If you have ever wondered what every component of a modern car looks like underneath all that sheet metal, your questions have been answered. Two Americans, Beau and Alan Daniels have illustrated 24 technical car cutaways of a four-door sedan, which are so detailed, they appear real. The drawings include the more common cutaways of […]
It’s a weird feeling when you finally get to drive a vehicle that you went to the international reveal of. It’s kind of like watching your child grow up. When I went to Seoul for the reveal of the new Hyundai Kona, not only was it one of my first international trips as an automotive […]
Teams competing in the 2018 Formula 1 World Championship will start revealing their new race cars over the coming weeks. We won't see the cars in action however until pre-season testing gets underway at the tail end of February. It seems Ferrari just can't wait because the Italian firm has revealed a few tantalizing details on its newest F1 car...
Jeep is preparing a minor update for its pint-sized Renegade as the vehicle approaches the midway point in its life cycle. Today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the updated Renegade, which should be revealed later this year, as a 2019 model. The good news is that Jeep won't be messing around with the car's cute exterior. There could...
Ferrari is working on a hardcore version of the 488 GTB to celebrate the car's run ahead of the arrival of a successor model. The hardcore car is rumored to be called a 488 GTO, and word on the street is that it will be the fastest Ferrari road car to date. Yes, faster than even the LaFerrari flagship. Ferrari this week held a presentation for...
Peugeot Australia has added autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment across its line-up, including the 208, 308, 2008 and 3008. The update is met with no price increase for any model line, with every Peugeot model now featuring key safety features like AEB and a rear-view camera as standard equipment. Depending on model, the AEB […]
Future models to charge annually for smartphone connectivity Read more
The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLA has been spied for the first time, putting along the snowy roads of Sweden. While the vehicle remains heavily camouflaged, it’s pretty clear the new CLA will continue to be a ‘mini me’ to the larger CLS. It also wears a similar front end to the new-generation A-Class prototypes that have been […]
Ford’s regional boss says he felt “bemused” that Toyota wouldn’t allow it to use the Edge nameplate in Australia on its forthcoming large SUV — a decision that forced the Blue Oval into inventing the ‘Endura’ badge just for our market. The Ford Endura is on track to arrive in the fourth quarter of this […]
SUV line-up adds more safety tech with higher prices Read more
Autonomous braking and driver assist system testing to be stepped up Read more
Flagship replacement for the C5 and C6 on the way Read more
Incumbent hot hatch leader Volkswagen, and aggressive new kid on the block Hyundai, appear unwilling to merely let their cars do the talking, after engaging in a thoroughly entertaining sparring session over the imminent i30 N. Coinciding fittingly with the Australian Open tennis grand slam, Volkswagen Australia managing director this week used the release of […]
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syywDxISLhc The Datsun Cross has been revealed in Indonesia this week, becoming the third model introduced by the brand to that market in as many years. Serving as Datsun’s new flagship in the Indonesian market, the Cross is a seven-seat crossover designed for “all lifestyles and a variety of tasks” – according to the company, at […]
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New design and technology for updated small car Read more