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Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons
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Don't expect to see Aston Martin take on Germany's latest power wagons

Wagonistas the world over got a little hot under the collar at the 2017 Geneva motor show, as both Mercedes-AMG and Porsche took the covers off two super-brisk, super-practical estates – the E63 S Estate and Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo. But alas, British sports car brand Aston Martin says it is unlikely to enter that particular fray...


Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo revealed
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Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo revealed

The Pininfarina Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo has been revealed this week at the Geneva motor show, joining an array of design-focused concepts destined for video game race tracks. Designed by the iconic Italian design house along with Formula One and Indy Car champion, Emerson Fittipaldi, the EF7 is the racing legend's vision of his dream track car...


SsangYong XAVL concept revealed
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SsangYong XAVL concept revealed

The SsangYong XAVL concept has been revealed at the Geneva motor show this week, previewing the Korean brand's future design direction and its next-generation of SUVs. XAVL stands for 'eXciting Authentic Vehicle Long', with the show car being a mid-size SUV with three rows of seating - similar to a Nissan X-Trail or Mitsubishi Outlander in terms of size...


2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied inside and out
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2018 Mercedes-Benz GLE spied inside and out

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz GLE has been spied outside the company's research and development centre in Germany. This latest prototype has done away with the temporary headlights, tail-lights and grille, as well as the squared-off false bonnet, seen on earlier development vehicles...


Govt commits $55 million to vehicle tech research in congestion fight
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Govt commits $55 million to vehicle tech research in congestion fight

The Federal Government has announced a $55 million investment over 10 years into digital and evolving vehicle technologies to help improve traffic flow, named the iMove Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). As part of a $151.5 million pledge towards four CRCs, including iMove, the initiative will deliver practical solutions to problems and produce tangible outcomes - according to the minister for industry, innovation and science, Arthur Sinodinos...


Jackman jumping into Ferrari role as Bale bails
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Jackman jumping into Ferrari role as Bale bails

Reports out of Hollywood this week suggest Aussie actor Hugh Jackman will play Enzo Ferrari in a biopic of the legend's life, produced by Michael Mann (Heat, Ali, Collateral). The film, which has been in the works for nearly 20 years now, was most recently set to star Batman actor Christian Bale...


Jaguar XE and F-Type models recalled for front seatbelt fix
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Jaguar XE and F-Type models recalled for front seatbelt fix

Jaguar has issued recalls for 550 of its 2017 XE and 89 examples of the 2017/2018 F-Type, over concerns the front seat belt pretensioner may not function properly due to a deviation in the seatbelt initiator generant mix ratio in some initiators. The operation of the front seat belt pretensioner may fail to operate in the event of a crash and potentially cause injuries to front seat occupants...


Toyota MR2: 86 chief hints at spiritual successor
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Toyota MR2: 86 chief hints at spiritual successor

A successor, of sorts, to the Toyota MR2 could soon be in the works according to Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer of the Toyota 86 and now head of Gazoo Racing. Tada-san told Evo that Toyota wants to complete a three-part sports car range "as soon as possible". When, or if, the MR2's spiritual successor surfaces, it will form the last part of a revived "three brothers" strategy that includes the larger 86 coupe and the upcoming Supra...


2017 Geneva motor show gallery
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2017 Geneva motor show gallery

The 2017 Geneva motor show is done and dusted, leaving us with only fond memories and heightened anticipation for the arrival of newly revealed cars to Australian shores. On the ground in Geneva, our own David Zalstein ran about with the camera to help tell the story of the show for us back home...


Tuner cars of the 2017 Geneva motor show
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Tuner cars of the 2017 Geneva motor show

Geneva may be one of the world's biggest and most anticipated motor shows, but it isn't just about normal production cars and concepts. The world's most eccentric tuners and boutique brands use the annual show to display their latest creations. Money, power and outlandishness are no object. And in many cases, neither is taste..


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied testing
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS spied testing

UPDATE: Revealing new images have been added to this article's gallery, including a first look at the new CLS's interior. The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS has been spied during development testing in Germany this week. Despite the swirly black-and-white camouflage, the CLS's four-door coupe silhouette is clearly on display, as are the visual similarities to the new E-Class Coupe...


Audi A4 range, A6, A7, A8 recalled for airbag unit and seatbelt fix
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Audi A4 range, A6, A7, A8 recalled for airbag unit and seatbelt fix

Audi has issued a recall on 39 examples, in total, of its 2017 Audi A4, A4 Avant, A4 Allroad, A6, A7, A8 models. The recall, announced this week, centres on "irregularities in the mix ratio of the igniting agent in some airbag units or belt tensioners", which could lead to the systems not triggering in an accident as they should...


2018 BMW M5 to come with AWD and automatic only - report
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2018 BMW M5 to come with AWD and automatic only - report

The next-generation BMW M5 will reportedly be exclusively available with an eight-speed automatic paired to an advanced all-wheel drive setup. Sources have told Autocar that the new M5 will use the existing 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8, although improvements will see power rise to around 440kW...


Audi 'to fill the gaps' in its SUV range with Q4 and Q6
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Audi 'to fill the gaps' in its SUV range with Q4 and Q6

Audi has a few SUVs in its line-up: there's the Q2, Q3, Q5, Q7 and upcoming Q8. But what about the gaps? Where are the Q1, Q4 and Q6? Well, they could be on their way sooner than you'd think. Audi chairman of the board of management Rupert Stadler told CarAdvice at the 2017 Geneva motor show that the brand is looking to add new models to appeal to different buyers in different regions, with the spots either side of the new Q5 the ones that are garnering the most attention internally...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 gets matte paint option
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 gets matte paint option

The Volkswagen Amarok Ultimate V6 has gained a new option: matte paint, in either blue or grey. The premium paint will set buyers back a further $3990. The Amarok Ultimate V6 starts at $67,990 before on-road costs. The entry-level Amarok V6, the $59,990 Highline, cannot be specified with this new option...