Chevrolet used this week’s 2014 Moscow Auto Show to present a new crossover concept dubbed the Niva. The concept derives its name from the Lada Niva, a small off-roader built by Russian automaker AvtoVAZ since 1977, and previews a new subcompact crossover to be developed for the Russian market in a joint venture between General Motors...
Alfa Romeo promises to have an eight-car lineup by the end of 2018 and one of the cars, expected to launch next year, will be a sporty sedan rumored to wear the Giulia title. The car was originally due to arrive several years ago as a successor for the Alfa Romeo 159 sold overseas, but its arrival was ultimately pushed back so that it could be...
It’s the rumour that won’t quit: Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler wants not just a piece of new technology partner Aston Martin, but the full pie. The two have already struck a deal that gives Daimler a five percent share in Aston in exchange for AMG powertrains and other key components. Show More Summary
Bull-bars that fail to meet safety standards have been given a two-year grace period by the New South Wales Government. This follows a blitz by police in the state’s north and north-west targeting drivers with non-compliant bull bars, particularly the 'five-post' variety (which have been illegal since 2003). Show More Summary
The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee has been recalled over a possible fault with the rear blinkers. According to an official notice posted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s recalls website, the defect of the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is that “the rear turn lamp outage detection system may not work in some vehicles”. The [...]
Budget Russian car maker Lada has previewed its new family of compact cars, unveiling a trio of concepts at the Moscow motor show overnight. Front and centre on Lada’s stand is the sub-compact X-Ray SUV, compact Vesta sedan, and a World Touring Car Championship version of the Vesta. The third of the trio will be [...]
The Volvo XC90 is billed as one of the safest cars in the world, and the Swedish manufacturer has now released an impressive crash test video to back up its claims. The clip shows the second-generation XC90 SUV undergoing three unique tests at the Volvo Cars Safety Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden: a frontal offset crash [...]
Audi Australia has announced a recall on a number of vehicles fitted with a 3.0-litre TDI turbo diesel engine over a possible brake issue. The recall affects Audi A4, A5, A5 Cabriolet, A6 and A7 models built between March and December 2012, and only affects cars with the larger-capacity diesel engine. A total of 1240 [...]
It’s difficult for even the most committed wagonista to resist the SUV trend when the facelifted 2015 BMW X3 exists in flagship xDrive30d guise. In addition to the ‘squinty’ new front styling of the BMW X3, which sees its double-kidney grille protrude outward and more rounded headlights slope towards it, there’s fresh interior styling, and [...]
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I've lived in Denver for just over a year, and I've never seen the sky look the way it does tonight. When you can combine planes with crazy weather, that's a win! Read more...
Korean carmaker Kia has today confirmed plans for a new assembly plant in Mexico, representing a more than US$1 billion investment. Kia’s Australian arm has long struggled with strained supply in meeting local demand, although models like Cerato and Sorento have recently benefited from a freeing-up of production capacity. Show More Summary
A new mobile phone app aims to take the guesswork out of the ‘Check Engine’ warning light in your instrument cluster, along with all the other warning lights. Called FIXD, the app pairs a smartphone with your car via Bluetooth using a specially-designed sender unit connected to the vehicle’s diagnostic plug. Show More Summary
The Datsun Mi-Do is the newest addition to the born-again budget brand’s line-up, with the city car making its international debut at the Moscow motor show overnight. The five-door Mi-Do hatchback is based on the compact On-Do sedan that was revealed in April. The pair shares the same 2476mm wheelbase and front-wheel-drive layout. Both are [...]
Both former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and CFO Holger Haerter have been ordered to stand trial over the company’s failed takeover bid of Volkswagen. Bloomberg is reporting that a Stuttgart appeals court has overturned a lower court’s decision in April that stated that there wasn’t enough evidence to proceed with the case brought against the two by prosecutors in [...]
The wraps have yet to come off Jaguar’s all-new XE sedan and already the company is deep into the testing of its next XF sedan. And, while it remains one of the more stylish offerings in the large prestige segment, the now seven year-old XF’s replacement can’t come soon enough. Show More Summary
The Renault R.S. 01 has debuted at the Moscow motor show and will compete in the single-spec racing series next year. Named in honour of Renault’s first Formula One car, the RS01, the new Renault R.S. 01 features eye-catching body work wrapped around a carbon monocoque chassis and a steel roll cage, both from Dallara. [...]
The new Suzuki Vitara has been revealed a full month ahead of its public debut at the 2014 Paris motor show. Suzuki is holding back most of the details about the new Vitara until closer to its in-the-flesh unveiling. We do know, though, that the new car will feature all-wheel drive as an option, and [...]
A new turbocharged Ferrari 458 – reportedly known as the Ferrari 458 M – has been spied ahead of a possible debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The new model is said to use a heavily modified 3.9-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which has already been employed in the California T. The new turbocharged Ferrari [...]
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