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Faraday Future 91 revealed with 600km of electric range: But can they build it?
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Faraday Future 91 revealed with 600km of electric range: But can they build it?

One year after revealing the FFZERO1 concept, Chinese-backed and American-based EV startup Faraday Future has finally revealed its promised first car: the FF 91. The electric startup has been surrounded in recent months by reports of outstanding debts and a shortage of funds, with backer Jia Yueting - founder of China's LeTV empire and, oddly, another EV company in LeEco - admitting to employees in November that the company had overextended itself...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift teased for Detroit: Mid-year launch confirmed for Australia
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA facelift teased for Detroit: Mid-year launch confirmed for Australia

A shadowy preview of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA has been handed down, ahead of next week's Detroit motor show. As with the recently updated A- and CLA-Class models, styling changes to the GLA will be a case of spot-the-difference. A lightly restyled bumper and fog-light area can be seen here, along with a new slotted look to the familiar twin-louvre garnish through the centre of the grille opening...


2017 Ford Escape confirmed with ANCAP five-star safety
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2017 Ford Escape confirmed with ANCAP five-star safety

A sticker swap this week has seen the new 2017 Ford Escape awarded the same five-star ANCAP safety rating held by its predecessor, the Kuga. That is to be expected, of course, with the Escape and Kuga separated by little more than a styling makeover, new features and a badge exchange...


Eli Zero: Renault Twizy-style EV revealed before CES 2017
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Eli Zero: Renault Twizy-style EV revealed before CES 2017

The Eli Zero has been revealed ahead of its debut at this year's CES in Las Vegas. The startup car maker has unveiled the look of its first electric vehicle, but has yet to provide any hard details about the Zero, such as the dimensions, range or performance. Just by the sheer look of it, the Zero should be around the size of the Renault Twizy, which measures 2...


Hyundai sub-compact SUV spied inside and out ahead of Australian launch
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Hyundai sub-compact SUV spied inside and out ahead of Australian launch

Hyundai's new sub-compact SUV has been spied, both inside and out, during testing in Germany. This new crossover is thought to be mechanically related to the Hyundai ix25 and Creta, which have been on sale in China and India, respectively, since 2015. Despite their reportedly shared underpinnings, this new crossover has been developed with wealthier and more developed markets in mind...


Ford promises 13 electrified cars by 2021, including Mustang Hybrid, EV SUV, F-150 Hybrid
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Ford promises 13 electrified cars by 2021, including Mustang Hybrid, EV SUV, F-150 Hybrid

Overnight Ford announced that it has plans for 13 new electrified cars, all of which will hit the market by 2021. Ford has so far confirmed what seven of those vehicles will be. The headline product in this green onslaught will be a new electric small SUV due by 2020, which will have a range of "at least" 480 kilometres (300 miles)...


Skoda launches five-year warranty in Australia - UPDATE
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Skoda launches five-year warranty in Australia - UPDATE

Skoda has upgraded its warranty offering today from three to five years on private, general fleet and government vehicles, while carrying over the already strong unlimited-kilometre coverage. Vehicles purchased for commercial use also get a five year warranty, but with a 150,000-kilometre limit...


2017 Detroit motor show: What to expect – UPDATE
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2017 Detroit motor show: What to expect – UPDATE

A new year is on the horizon, and talk is now turning towards the first big motor show on the international calendar: the 2017 North American International Auto Show - also known as the Detroit motor show. Opened in 1899, Detroit's big show lays claim to being the second oldest event of its kind, with only the one year-older Paris motor show outdoing it...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Australian pricing announced
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV Australian pricing announced

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has today announced pricing for the hotly anticipated 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia QV. Priced from $143,900 (plus on-road costs), the Giulia QV will be available in Australian dealerships from February this year...


Tesla Autopilot update initially rolled out to 1000 cars
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Tesla Autopilot update initially rolled out to 1000 cars

Tesla has announced the activation of Autopilot features for its latest fleet of cars fitted with the 'Hardware 2' camera and sensor set. The Hardware 2 camera and sensor set was announced late 2016 and all vehicles produced from October 2016 were fitted with the new equipment. The Hardware 2 equipment includes eight cameras, one radar, ultrasonic sensors and a new supercomputer...


Swiss watchmaker Swatch pioneers new electric vehicle battery technology
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Swiss watchmaker Swatch pioneers new electric vehicle battery technology

Swiss watchmaker Swatch is diversifying its brand with a huge step forward in advanced battery technology, eventually destined for electric vehicles. The Swiss watchmaker owns a 51 per cent stake in Belenos Clean Power, a company formed in 2008 that is dedicated to technologies used within the clean energy chain, with a division focussing specifically on new battery technology...


2017 HSV ute and sedan range spotted during production
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2017 HSV ute and sedan range spotted during production

HSV's range of 2017 models has been spotted at what appears to be the brand's production facility in Clayton, Victoria. Images posted to the Club VF Facebook group depict a number of lightly camouflaged sedan and ute variants undergoing final production...


Kia's big RWD sports sedan revealed further in new teaser clip
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Kia's big RWD sports sedan revealed further in new teaser clip

The fourth and final instalment in the teaser video series heralding next week's unveiling of Kia's long anticipated four-door coupe has been released, offering a close-up view of its finer details. Based on the GT concept revealed all the way back in 2011, the new sports sedan is known to share its platform with Hyundai's Genesis G80...


Profitable Lotus to expand range, SUV still in the plan
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Profitable Lotus to expand range, SUV still in the plan

Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales has reaffirmed plans for a raft of new product - including a potential SUV - in the future of a company buoyed by profitability and a successful launch into the US market in 2016...


Genesis G70 rendering takes a punt at what's to come
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Genesis G70 rendering takes a punt at what's to come

If recent spy photos have left you unexpectedly pumped for Hyundai's upcoming 2017 Genesis G70 sedan, this new speculative rendering might help to tide you over. The latest addition to the Korean manufacturer's new spin-off premium line isn't expected to be revealed for a little while yet, but a prototype spied in September revealed more than a few key details for what we can expect from the potential 3 Series rival...