Peugeot’s new 3008 DKR has established itself as the undisputed king of the 2017 Dakar rally. The rugged machine scored a one-two-three finish in the grueling 5,600-mile trek through Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina, which ended on Sunday. On top was the talented Stéphane Peterhansel who now has 13 Dakar titles to his name, making him...
Suzuki Australia is keen to get its hands on a hotted-up version of the high-riding new Ignis city car as soon as possible, potentially using a version of the Baleno’s turbo engine. However, the small issue of whether such a car is even in development lingers, though given the old Ignis’ use in rallying (as pictured […]
The Suzuki Ignis is back from the dead after a decade-long absence, the latest in the brand’s growing line of reborn ’90s nameplates including the Vitara and Baleno. Moreover, it’s affixed to one of the most intrinsically likeable cars you can buy. Like the old version – which in retrospect was ahead of its time […]
The retro-styled 2017 Suzuki Ignis high-riding city car launched in Australia this week, giving the brand a chic new option to lure urban dwellers. Billed as an edgy crossover on account of 180mm ground clearance (more than a Mazda CX-3) the new Ignis is in fact about the same size as a Kia Picanto or Holden […]
With Holden winding up local manufacturing, it wasn’t just the Commodore that would no longer be produced in Australia. The Holden Cruze also met a similar fate, with a little over 126,000 units produced locally over five years. Replacing the locally produced Cruze is a brand new one, built off a global architecture and the […]
he holden commodore, as we know it, will die october 20, 2017. while the commodore name will live on with an imported model but the last australian-made example will roll of the production line in elizabeth, south australia in october, two years after holden announced plans to end local manufacturing. Show More Summary
for the 2017 model year renault has revamped its kangoo light van, the best selling model in its segment, with a new turbocharged petrol engine and six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. the 1.2 litre four-cylinder turbo engine...Show More Summary
look for two high-performance versions of the toyota yaris to star at the geneva motor show in march. first-up will be the awesome world rally championship contender tmr detailed here last december. the yaris wrc has its maiden outing on 19 january at the monte carlo rally but won’t appear in toyota dealerships any time soon. Show More Summary
Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) has received a Letter of Intent to Award a contract for the development of the port of Duqm in Oman. The contract with a value of approximately EUR 480 million will be awarded by Sezad (Special Economic Zone Authority Duqm).
Diana Shipping has signed a time charter agreement with Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd, Singapore, for one of its newcastlemax dry bulk vessels. Under the agreement, Koch will employ the 208,500 dwt newbuilding, to be named San Francisco, for a gross charter rate of $11…
China and Vietnam pledged to manage maritime differences over the South China Sea and safeguard peace and stability. Communist Party chiefs of China and Vietnam agreed in Beijing on Thursday that two countries should expand cooperation in various…
India's second Kalvari class Scorpene submarine was launched into water - or 'undocked' - by the Union minister of state for defence Dr Subhash Bhamre at the Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL). The submarine will undergo rigorous tests and trials on…
Yacht charter market is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% through 2020, says Future Market Insights in its research report. Yacht charter market revenues were estimated at US$ 37 billion in 2015, and by 2020, the market is expected to surpass US$ 50 billion mark.
Indonesia and Japan have agreed to step up maritime security and start discussions on a major railway project to link the Southeast Asian nation's capital and second-biggest city, reported Reuters. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said during…
Switzerland - International organization for migration (IOM) reports that 1,159 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 12 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 22,590 through the first 12 days of January, 2016.
details have emerged on the torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system to feature in the all-new european-sourced 2018 holden commodore. the commodore will be a re-badged version of the opel insignia five-door hatchback and wagon, another general motor’s subsidiary, vauxhall, also offers the same insignia. Show More Summary
When the Lexus LC500 touches down on local shores in May, buyers will be able to choose between two engines; a 5.0-litre V8 and a 3.5-litre petrol/electric hybrid. The high-revving V8 is also found in Lexus’ two other performance models; the RC F coupe and GS F sedan. However, in the upcomming LC500, engineers have dialled […]
Colin Chapman, founder of Lotus Cars, had a personal motto, a dictum, if you will: “To go fast, add lightness.” He was fanatical about the concept. And even though Colin shrugged off this mortal suspension coil back in 1982, his motto lives on, embodied in the 2017 Lotus Exige Race 380A. If you’re a by […]