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Hyundai Kona small SUV due by October, leading new model onslaught
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Hyundai Kona small SUV due by October, leading new model onslaught

From around October this year, Hyundai Australia will finally have a small SUV to rival the Honda HR-V and Nissan Qashqai. Codenamed 'OS', the Korean B-segment Hyundai Kona crossover was teased a few weeks ago, with the company promising class-leading cabin space and sorted driving dynamics...


2017 Subaru XV detailed
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2017 Subaru XV detailed

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV has been detailed ahead of its local launch in Australia in the middle of this year. The new model doesn’t stray far from the formula that saw the current-generation Subaru XV become a smash success for the brand, with the hatchback version of the Impreza again getting raised suspension, more aggressive bumpers, flared wheel-arches and larger wheels...


2018 Lincoln Navigator: Aluminium Cadillac Escalade competitor launched
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2018 Lincoln Navigator: Aluminium Cadillac Escalade competitor launched

The new Lincoln Navigator, inspired by last year's concept car, has been unveiled at the 2017 New York motor show. Based on the latest Ford Expedition, and using underpinnings derived from the Ford F-150 pickup truck, the new Navigator has an aluminium body that's said to be around 90kg lighter than the old model's. Motivation comes from a 3...


Toyota FT-4X concept goes official in New York
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Toyota FT-4X concept goes official in New York

The Toyota FT-4X has been given a proper unveiling this week at the New York motor show, dubbed by the Japanese brand as a four-wheel-drive toolbox. Standing for 'Future Toyota 4WD Crossover', the FT-4X reincarnates the spirit of the company's iconic FJ LandCruisers and other off-roaders with a more modern twist...


Honda Clarity Electric and Plug-in Hybrid launched
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Honda Clarity Electric and Plug-in Hybrid launched

The Honda Clarity Electric and Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid made their debuts today at the 2017 New York motor show. The two new drivetrains will join the hydrogen fuel cell version, which is currently available in select markets, such as Japan and California. Honda estimates that it will sell around 75,000 cars from the Clarity line in the States over the next four years...


2017 World Car of the Year: Jaguar F-Pace Britain's first winner
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2017 World Car of the Year: Jaguar F-Pace Britain's first winner

The 2017 World Car of the Year award winners have been announced this week at the New York motor show, with the Jaguar F-Pace taking top honours. Jaguar's first SUV took out the flagship World Car of the Year award, making the F-Pace the first British car to take the overall win since the awards were inaugurated in 2003...


2018 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs
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2018 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2018 Skoda Octavia range have been released this week, bringing new driver assistance technologies, upgraded infotainment and increased value to the Czech liftback and wagon. Prices are slightly up on last year's model, with the entry-level 110TSI manual liftback kicking off $500 higher at $23,490 before on-road costs, topping out at $43,990 for the DSG-equipped RS 135TDI wagon (up $1000)...


Genesis GV80 Concept unveiled
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Genesis GV80 Concept unveiled

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, has finally unveiled a first look at its SUV strategy, which will see two high-riding models in production before the end of 2020. The South Korean brand used this week's New York motor show to unveil the Genesis GV80, an SUV based on the G80 architecture that should see it rival models like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Lexus RX...


Subaru Ascent concept: Seven-seat Tribeca replacement unveiled
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Subaru Ascent concept: Seven-seat Tribeca replacement unveiled

The Subaru Ascent concept, heralded last year by the Viziv-7 show car, has debuted at this week's New York motor show. Previewing the long-expected replacement for the Tribeca crossover, the Ascent concept is 5050mm long, 1989mm wide, 1839mm tall, and rides on a 2972mm wheelbase...


2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter
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2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter

The smartly facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata is gearing up for its Australian release later this year with a host of mechanical, cosmetic and interior changes that will see a revitalisation of the Toyota Camry rival in the medium can segment. In the first three months of this year, Hyundai Australia has sold just 168 Sonatas, down 72...


Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior revealed for New York
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Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior revealed for New York

The Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project has been revealed ahead of this week's New York motor show, taking the SUV's all-round capabilities to the next level. Based on the facelifted US-market Rogue, known here as the X-Trail, the Trail Warrior features a full khaki-coloured snow track system and a custom exterior camo wrap...


2017 Audi Q5 pricing and specs: More power, more tech - and a fair bit lighter
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2017 Audi Q5 pricing and specs: More power, more tech - and a fair bit lighter

The all-new second-generation 2017 Audi Q5 has landed well ahead of customer car deliveries in June, promising to be better than its predecessor in every way. Audi’s best-selling SUV ever has been further honed, with an edgier design, more space and more advanced engines, as well as more technology to regain its market-leading position...


2018 Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder revealed, Australian launch price confirmed
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2018 Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder revealed, Australian launch price confirmed

Jaguar has revealed its anticipated four-cylinder F-Type, debuting as the new entry engine in the recently updated Coupe and Convertible lines. The new engine option will come to Australia in the fourth quarter of 2017, available in basic F-Type and up-spec R-Dynamic grades for both body styles...


2017 BMW 5 Series scores five-star ANCAP safety rating - UPDATE
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2017 BMW 5 Series scores five-star ANCAP safety rating - UPDATE

Update - This story is developing. BMW has confirmed that Australian-market 5 Series and 7 Series models are indeed equipped with driver's knee airbags, despite ANCAP's report. We'll update this story again as details clear up The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been awarded a full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP - though, for the time-being, the rating applies only to the 520d variant...


Toyota FT-4X concept surfaces ahead of New York debut
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Toyota FT-4X concept surfaces ahead of New York debut

The ruggedly futuristic Toyota FT-4X has been revealed in leaked images circulating online, ahead of its official debut at this week's New York motor show. Looking like a cross between an FJ Cruiser, a Jeep Wrangler, and several other boxy crossovers, the FT-4X is a fully-functional concept car that is actually smaller than the C-HR, though it rides on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) that underpins the company's smallest SUV...