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Tesla's new Supercharger stations will offer better than 350kW of power
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Tesla's new Supercharger stations will offer better than 350kW of power

Famously outspoken Tesla boss Elon Musk has again taken to his favourite platform, Twitter, to hint at a powerful new upgrade. Responding to a query from Electrek.com writer Fred Lambert about solar installations at existing Supercharger stations, Musk said that while some are solar-powered already, it would be 'Supercharger V3' that would see the greatest benefit...


Daihatsu to dominate Tokyo Auto Salon with 11 diminutive concepts
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Daihatsu to dominate Tokyo Auto Salon with 11 diminutive concepts

  For a relatively small car company, Daihatsu is planning to put on a big show at the upcoming Tokyo Auto Salon. The Toyota-owned small car specialist will showcase 11 custom concepts all based on current production models that have been neatly modified. The 11 concepts fall under four overarching themes; Grand Custom, Sporza, Beach Cruising or Cross Field...


Ford Australia's designers and engineers aren't pigeonholed, says product chief
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Ford Australia's designers and engineers aren't pigeonholed, says product chief

Ford's growing research and development facilities in Victoria — home of the Ranger and Everest — are not pigeonholed into developing certain vehicle types, insists head of product development for the region Trevor Worthington...


Australia's 10 most dangerous sections of highway named
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Australia's 10 most dangerous sections of highway named

The Australian Automotive Association (AAA) has revealed the top 10 worst sections of highway along the National Land Transport Network. AAA's Australian Road Assessment Program (AusRAP) examines the 247 sections of highway across the country that make up the 20,664km National Land Transport Network, and ranks them based on risk determined from the length of road section, traffic volume and casualty crash rates...


Sampling Silvercar Hire in Los Angeles
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Sampling Silvercar Hire in Los Angeles

Ever had problems with a hire car company? Ever wished you could access a hire car that wasn’t beaten to death, grubby and devoid of any of the comforts of your own car back home? We recently sampled a new service in the United States that might just seem to you like a dream come true...


2017 Suzuki Swift revealed: New turbo engines and platform, sleeker design - UPDATE
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2017 Suzuki Swift revealed: New turbo engines and platform, sleeker design - UPDATE

This is the all-new, 2017 Suzuki Swift, which was revealed in Japan today ahead of its global rollout next year. It's still tiny and pared-back, but now has a suite of modern tech to broaden its buyer base. This new iteration of Suzuki's biggest-selling and most iconic model sports a design merely evolved from its predecessor's cutesy look, but the revisions elsewhere appear to be substantial...


Here's what a 2018 Holden Ute could look like
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Here's what a 2018 Holden Ute could look like

Check out the latest handiwork from renowned rendering artist Theophilus Chin, showing what a theoretical (but utterly unlikely) 2018 Holden Ute may look like. The rendering, run on CarScoops, shows how the new Opel Insignia hatch and wagon, which will become the imported Holden Commodore from early 2018, would rock the famous ute body...


2017 Kia Picanto captured in the wild
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2017 Kia Picanto captured in the wild

Hey there, angry ant. The next-generation Kia Picanto city car has been shot undisguised, as this photo published by our friends at IndianAutosBlog shows. The new picture comes a few days after Kia revealed a handful of official rendered images of the next Picanto (see below), showing a more mature, yet edgy, offering with a much more upmarket cabin...


Audi Q8 Concept's nose teased in German magazine
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Audi Q8 Concept's nose teased in German magazine

The front end of the Audi Q8 Concept has been teased during an interview with the brand's chief designer. In an interview and photoshoot with German website Welt, Marc Lichte, Audi's chief of design, pulled the covers back to reveal some of the Q8 Concept's front-end design...


Honda has now made 100 million cars
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Honda has now made 100 million cars

Honda Motor Co. has produced more than 100 million automobiles since 1963. In a press release designed to get some traction over the quiet Christmas period (well done, guys), the Japanese giant announced recently that it had just surpassed the massive number. Pictured: Honda T360 Honda began automobile production more than 53 years ago with the T360 mini-truck at the Saitama Factory, 1...


Nissan Australia planning for next-gen Leaf
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Nissan Australia planning for next-gen Leaf

Nissan is biding its time before launching a renewed assault on Australia's fledgling electric car market, with the next-generation 2018 Leaf green-lit for a local launch. The second iteration of Nissan's pioneering EV is expected to premiere in 2017, with the drip-feed of information likely to start trickling out of Japan around April...


Volkswagen Varok concept: HSV-inspired ute created by French duo
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Volkswagen Varok concept: HSV-inspired ute created by French duo

As far as school design projects go, this one is right up there. A pair of French students have created the Volkswagen Varok concept, a crossover-styled ute that was directly inspired by the Australian-made HSV Maloo. While it isn't an official concept from the German automotive giant, the project was undertaken by Valentin Fuchs and Pierre Joveneaux during their internships with the company...


2017 Kia Picanto spied
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2017 Kia Picanto spied

Images of the upcoming 2017 Kia Picanto have surfaced online, including shots of the new micro car's interior. Published on Korean website motorgraph the images show two heavily-disguised prototypes, but they do give an indication of the new Picanto's size and shape - especially when compared to the current-generation...


Look out, Latvia's Dartz has a new SUV: Whales of the world would be crossing their legs, if they could
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Look out, Latvia's Dartz has a new SUV: Whales of the world would be crossing their legs, if they could

From the Latvian coach builder Dartz, who famously offered whale penis leather trim on their 2009 Prombron Monaco, comes a new model, promising to put the O.G. back into Oligarch. The Dartz PRVY 'Black Alligator' is based on the Mercedes-AMG GLS63, although the exterior renderings show headlamps that look borrowed from a Jeep Grand Cherokee...


European Commission wants autonomous safety technology to be mandatory - report
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European Commission wants autonomous safety technology to be mandatory - report

The European Commission is reportedly considering making up to 19 safety technologies standard on all new cars sold across the European Union. According to Autocar, the Commission wants to cut the number of deaths on European roads to 15,000 per year by 2020. In 2015, 26,120 people died in Europe due to motoring accidents...