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2017 Renault Megane on sale in Australia from $22,490
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2017 Renault Megane on sale in Australia from $22,490

The all-new 2017 Renault Megane has officially launched in Australia, taking on the likes of the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf. Replacing the ageing third-generation model that first debuted in 2008, the new Megane MkIV is offered with two turbocharged petrol engines. A 97kW/205Nm ‘TCe 130’ 1...


2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift to appear in November
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2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift to appear in November

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf will debut next month with a much anticipated styling and technology makeover, the company has confirmed this week. As recent spy photos of the revised Golf R wagon, as well as leaked renderings, have revealed, the update will include a mild facelift for the evergreen small car range...


Toyota and Suzuki to investigate green vehicle, safety, IT partnership
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Toyota and Suzuki to investigate green vehicle, safety, IT partnership

Yesterday, the heads of Toyota and Suzuki announced that the two car makers will begin investigating a new partnership focusing on safety, green cars and information technology. According to the two companies, the automotive industry is "changing drastically and rapidly in an unprecedented fashion"...


2017 Honda CR-V unveiled in the US
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2017 Honda CR-V unveiled in the US

The fifth-generation Honda CR-V has been unveiled in the US, ahead of its debut in Australia likely to be sometime next year. Stylistically, the new CR-V isn't as big or as bold a departure from the previous model as the generational change recently undertaken by the related Civic...


Deutsche Post DHL snubs Volkswagen by revealing its own electric delivery van
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Deutsche Post DHL snubs Volkswagen by revealing its own electric delivery van

German logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL has designed and produced its own electric delivery van. According to Reuters, the new vans will replace the company's conventional Volkswagen vans, as demand grows for e-commerce deliveries without adding pollution to Germany’s cities...


2017 Maserati Quattroporte pricing and specs: Tweaked looks and more kit for primo Italian sedan
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2017 Maserati Quattroporte pricing and specs: Tweaked looks and more kit for primo Italian sedan

The facelifted 2017 Maserati Quattroporte range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a new look, added equipment, and new technology to the sporty Italian limousine. Kicking off at $210,000 plus on-road costs for the entry-level Quattroporte Turbo Diesel and topping out at $349,990 plus ORCs for the flagship Quattroporte GTS GranLusso, the 2017 update now tops out nearly $20,000 higher than before, though the price of entry remains the same...


Jeep not a ‘cute, funny, luxury or pretentious’ brand: New CEO planning image makeover
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Jeep not a ‘cute, funny, luxury or pretentious’ brand: New CEO planning image makeover

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia is set to change the brand direction of Jeep locally as it seeks to go back to its brand roots and original values, ditching any association with being a funny or luxury brand...


Incoming new Alfa Romeos comparable to Maserati product, boss claims
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Incoming new Alfa Romeos comparable to Maserati product, boss claims

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia says the upcoming revolution of Alfa Romeo will see the brand compete head-to-head with the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, with its future offerings more akin to Maserati than Alfa models of old...


2017 Abarth 124 Spider: Sharp launch pricing thanks to last-minute local finishing plans
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2017 Abarth 124 Spider: Sharp launch pricing thanks to last-minute local finishing plans

The all-new Abarth 124 Spider has gone on sale with a $43,500 drive-away price, but it took the timely application of some last-minute common sense for the Japanese-built Italian car to be positioned at such a sharp point. Originally, all Abarth 124 Spiders were destined to leave the Mazda factory in Hiroshima, Japan (the 124 is based on the Mazda MX-5) and head to Turin, Italy for final tuning and modifications, before then being sent all the way back to Australia...


Tesla Autopilot declared 'traffic hazard' by German government investigation - report
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Tesla Autopilot declared 'traffic hazard' by German government investigation - report

An investigation by the German government into the Tesla Autopilot system has reportedly concluded that the assisted driving setup is a 'considerable traffic hazard'. According to Heise Online, Der Spiegel has seen a copy of a report compiled by Germany's Federal Transport Ministry, which notes several dangerous characteristics of the system...


Ford Performance launches EcoBoost Mustang power pack - UPDATE
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Ford Performance launches EcoBoost Mustang power pack - UPDATE

Update - Damion Smy, product communications manager at Ford Australia, couldn't confirm the release of the performance upgrade locally, but didn't rule out its introduction in the future. See bottom of article for details. The four-cylinder Ford Mustang EcoBoost is now being offered in the US with a new power upgrade kit from in-house tuner, Ford Performance...


Subaru Liberty GT, Impreza WRX/STI and Forester XT recalled for air pump fix: 22,000 vehicles affected
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Subaru Liberty GT, Impreza WRX/STI and Forester XT recalled for air pump fix: 22,000 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 22,726 vehicles from its turbocharged Liberty GT, Impreza WRX and STI, along with Forester XT models from various model years over concerns a faulty air pump could pose a fire risk. The company reports that certain vehicles may contain a faulty secondary air pump relay, which could cause the secondary air pump to overheat...


BMW Team SRM recruits Skaife, Ingall and Longhurst for 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour
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BMW Team SRM recruits Skaife, Ingall and Longhurst for 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour

Aussie racing legends will be behind the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race in February next year. Mark Skaife, Russell Ingall and Tony Longhurst are putting their old rivalries aside and joining forces to take on The Mountain at next year’s event with the BMW Team SRM...


2017 Volkswagen Caddy gets collision-avoidance tech as standard kit for Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Caddy gets collision-avoidance tech as standard kit for Australia

The Volkswagen Caddy van and people-mover range now comes with forward collision warning and low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard - an Australian-first for vehicles of its type. Available to order now, the safety technology is obtainable on all Caddy panel vans, Crewvans and people movers, for a small price rise of $400...


Tesla sets up shop in Chadstone, Melbourne: New showroom marks second retail-only launch
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Tesla sets up shop in Chadstone, Melbourne: New showroom marks second retail-only launch

Tesla has closed down its long-standing display at Melbourne's mecca of shopping, Chadstone, but it's not gone for good. As of today, Tesla now has a permanent store in the new $660 million extension to the Chadstone centre, marking just the second retail-only space the American electric vehicle brand has opened in Australia...