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Volvo wins Uber self-driving contract

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Volvo has won a contract to deliver tens-of-thousands of XC90 SUVs to Uber. The cars will be modified for autonomous driving, with a delivery date some time between 2019 and 2021. Estimates from the Financial Times suggest the deal could be worth more than US$1.9 billion ($2.5 billion). According to Uber, the key to its […]

Kia Stinger bi-modal exhaust pricing confirmed

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUK2wQ7BfDw If you’ve got a new Kia Stinger V6 and you haven’t yet sent your wish list off to Santa, there’s still time for one more addition: a $2659.99 bi-modal exhaust. That’s the price Kia’s local arm expects for its Australia-made, hotly anticipated and badly needed system, confirmed earlier this year. “That’s the official list […]

2019 Lincoln MKC preview

Lincoln’s MKC has been substantially enhanced for 2019, bringing major improvements to the looks department as well as safety. The enhancements constitute a mid-cycle update for the luxury compact SUV and will be reaching showrooms in mid-2018. The most obvious change is the new grille that looks like it's lifted straight off the Navigator...

NSW makes rego free for frequent toll users

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Drivers who spend more than $25 per week on tolls will get free registration in New South Wales, under a new State Government plan. NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, says the move is designed to help drive down the cost of owning a car in New South Wales. “The majority of eligible motorists will save $358 […]

2018 Toyota Camry scores five-star ANCAP rating

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The new-generation 2018 Toyota Camry has been awarded a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. Scoring 36.16 out of 37, the Camry managed a perfect score in both side impact and pole tests, along with 15.16 out of 16 for the frontal offset test. “We’re pleased to see Toyota maintain its high level of safety with […]

Volvo To Supply Autonomous-Ready Cars To Uber

As Uber looks to ditch drivers, Volvo will supply the hardware to do so Read more

2018 Toyota Camry pricing and specs

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The new, imported-from-Japan Toyota Camry range has arrived in Australia, a month after the company closed the Melbourne factory that produced its predecessor for 30 years. And while Toyota no longer has the same incentive to retain those super-sharp real-world deals it offered on the old car – designed to drive demand, and thereby retain […]

2018 Mercedes-Benz eVito revealed

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz eVito has been revealed this week, ahead of a European launch in the second half of next year. Priced at 39,990 euros ($62,161), the eVito is the second pure-electric production model from Mercedes-Benz Vans, following the Vito E-Cell of 2010. Powering the eVito is an electric motor with 84kW of power and 300Nm […]

2016-17 Toyota C-HR, Tarago recalled

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Toyota Australia has issued separate recall notices for the C–HR and Tarago, for faults with the electric parking brake and seatbelt anchorage bolt respectively. According to the company, the process for installing the reversing camera on local Taragos involves the removal and re-installation of anchor bolts for the left-side seatbelts. Show More Summary

Ford now offers a plug-in hybrid cop car

Ford loves a good police vehicle. Earlier this year, Ford showed us the first pursuit-rated Hybrid police vehicle. The Blue Oval also offered the 2018 Expedition for police use. Now Ford is bringing a plug-in hybrid sedan into active duty. It's called the Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan. Based on a Ford Fusion plug-in hybrid, this...

Polestar starts construction of plant in China

Polestar, formerly Volvo's in-house tuner, will forge ahead as a standalone brand within Volvo Cars Group. On Monday, the brand announced it broke ground on its first manufacturing facility in Chengdu, China. It will be the assembly plant for all future Polestar models. Volvo already has a plant in Chengdu and the new plant will follow typical...

Porsche equipping mechanics with augmented reality glasses

Porsche service centers will become even more connected come 2018 after the brand announced on Monday it will equip technicians with augmented reality (AR) glasses for increased efficiency. The glasses, called "Tech Live Look," are powered by AiR Enterprise software. Not only will they provide AR capability, but they include a high-resolution...

AutoComplete: Uber buys 24,000 Volvos for self-driving program video - Roadshow

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Plus: BMW recalls all the i3s, and Ford unveils its first plug-in hybrid police car.

Carbon 65 Corvette To Be Auctioned To Benefit Veterans

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

General Motors is putting the first retail production Carbon 65 Edition Corvette up for auction to benefit veterans and their families. GM has partnered with the George W. Bush Presidential Center to benefit the Military Service Initiative, which helps post-9/11 veterans and their families adjust to civilian life. “GM and Chevrolet are teaming up with the […]

By the numbers: Tesla Roadster vs. Acura NSX vs. Porsche 918 Spyder - Roadshow

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

How does Tesla’s new performance machine stack up against two other electrified supercars?

Hennessey Venom F5 interior photo sketches revealed

Hennessey Performance Engineering stirred the supercar pot when it revealed the Venom F5 at the 2017 SEMA show last month, but the concept car lacked a proper interior at its debut. For now, photo sketches of the supercar's interior will have to do. A HPE fan page revealed two images of the Venom F5's interior on Monday, which supposedly preview a...

Could Tesla add rockets to reborn Roadster, make it fly?

Tesla CEO Elon Musk surprised everyone last week by unveiling the new 2020 Roadster after the debut of the upcoming semi truck. Now he wants to make it fly, literally. The performance specs for the Roadster were nearly unbelievable as they appeared on the screen behind Musk, but then he said something even more insane: these specifications were...

Danica Patrick to retire from motorsports after 2018 Indy 500

Next year, NASCAR will see another high-profile retirement following Dale Earnhardt, Jr's final race, which took place yesterday. Danica Patrick announced she will retire from motorsport following two final races. She'll run NASCAR's season-opening Daytona 500 and one last race at the 2018 Indianapolis 500. The Associated Press reported on her...

Ex-Schumacher Ferrari F1 car sells for record $7.5M

The car which helped Michael Schumacher dominate the 2001 Formula 1 World Championship has sold at auction for $7,504,000, a record amount for a modern-era F1 car. Interestingly, the car was sold by Sotheby's at one of the auction house’s contemporary art events, which took place on Thursday in New York City. It was the first time a car was...

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