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NSW to replace L-plater logbook with mobile app
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NSW to replace L-plater logbook with mobile app

Transport for NSW is preparing to scrap the old learner-driver logbooks that have been floating around in glove boxes for nearly 20 years now. Following comments last year from now former NSW roads minister, Duncan Gay, the state has been pushing to ditch the 'old school' approach for some time...


Holden investigation uncovers dodgy latches on aftermarket Commodore bonnets
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Holden investigation uncovers dodgy latches on aftermarket Commodore bonnets

A faulty component has been discovered in imported aftermarket bonnets for the Holden Commodore, the car maker has announced today. Revealed as part of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries' Genuine Is Best campaign, an investigation was carried out by Holden directly, after receiving reports of non-genuine parts supply...


HSV GTSR W1 v Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: "I think we'd push it"
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HSV GTSR W1 v Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: "I think we'd push it"

The lead engineer behind the recently revealed 2017 Holden Special Vehicles GTSR W1, says while the LS9-hearted HSV might not quite be able to beat its General Motors compatriot – the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 – the supercharged Holden-based hero would most definitely give it a run for its money...


Citroen C-Aircross Concept revealed ahead of Geneva debut
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Citroen C-Aircross Concept revealed ahead of Geneva debut

The Citroen C-Aircross Concept was unveiled overnight ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. The C-Aircross Concept is thought to preview a new crossover which will effectively replace the C3 Picasso in the French automaker's range. Developmental versions of the new crossover wearing heavy disguise have been spotted a few times by spy photographers...


2016-17 Volkswagen Golf wagon, Passat recalled
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2016-17 Volkswagen Golf wagon, Passat recalled

Volkswagen has issued a recall for its 2016 and 2017 model-year Golf wagon and Passat models over concerns the vehicles may not indicate when its lights are malfunctioning. According to the German manufacturer, a software error may cause an inoperative dipped beam, main beam, daytime running light, rear fog light or indicator bulbs to not be indicated to the driver...


2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet convertible SUV leaked
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2017 Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet convertible SUV leaked

The Mercedes-Maybach G550 4x4 Landaulet has been teased and leaked ahead of its debut. On the weekend Mercedes-Benz shared a photo (bottom) on its Facebook page revealing the rear of a G-Class convertible, and titled with the description: "First we built the G63 AMG 6x6 – Now the ultimate off-roader has another surprise up its sleeve. Stay tuned...


Mazda MX-5 RF gets five-star ANCAP rating
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Mazda MX-5 RF gets five-star ANCAP rating

The Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop has received the same five-star ANCAP rating as its soft-top sibling, reaffirming its status as one of the best-performing sports cars in crash tests. Mazda has also made the range safer than before by making blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert to base variants in both body-styles, alongside the GT's adaptive LED headlights that swivel into corners...


Toyota and Suzuki to formalise technology partnership
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Toyota and Suzuki to formalise technology partnership

Japanese car makers Toyota and Suzuki, having announced initial talks in October last year, will now formally explore the framework of a potential partnership. If the two parties agree to work together, they will focus on technologies relating to environmental impact, along with new safety and IT systems...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok pricing and specs
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok pricing and specs

The updated 2017 Volkswagen Amarok range is now complete, with revised four-cylinder models joining the recently launched Amarok V6 in Australia. Revealed alongside the V6 model in May last year, the update brings some subtle exterior tweaks, a new-look cabin and upgraded technology...


Lexus LC F trademark hints at flagship performance coupe
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Lexus LC F trademark hints at flagship performance coupe

A year since the bold new LC coupe first debuted, confirmation of a trademark for the anticipated Lexus LC F has surfaced. Uncovered by overseas title Autoguide, the European-market trademark could be little more than a responsible step to safeguard the LC F name from other brands, but fans will be hoping for a new super coupe offering more than the LC500's already compelling 350kW and 530Nm 5...


2018 Mercedes-Benz 'EQC': mule for electric SUV spied testing
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2018 Mercedes-Benz 'EQC': mule for electric SUV spied testing

A development mule for the Mercedes-Benz EQC electric crossover has been spied undergoing cold weather testing in northern Europe. Given that the mule doesn't seem to have any stretch marks, cut lines or otherwise disfigured body panels, it's safe to assume that the EQC, or whatever it will be called, will share most of its key dimensions with the GLC...


2018 Porsche Macan facelift spied
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2018 Porsche Macan facelift spied

Prototypes of the updated Porsche Macan have spotted undergoing testing in the cold and snow strewn far northern reaches of Europe. Changes, at least visually, to the Macan will be relatively minor. The development vehicle seen here features lightly revised bumpers with a modified air intake design, repositioned indicators, and a restyled rear diffuser...


Super Bowl LI automotive ads: Watch them all here
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Super Bowl LI automotive ads: Watch them all here

Super Bowl LI is now done and dusted, and, like we've done over the last few years, we've rounded up all the automotive ads into one spot. In our opinion, this year's automotive selection doesn't quite match those from previous years, so thankfully the game between the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots delivered in terms of excitement and narrative...


Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle
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Ferrari wins bruising Bathurst battle

This was no motor race. This was a heavyweight title fight, slugged out between two prize fighters, each with a distinctive style of landing blows over a 12-hour match-up where only one would emerge victorious. Battle scarred, yes, but with the soothing tastes of the victory champagne to ease away the aches and pains of a 12-hour scrap...


2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift in Australia from May
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2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift in Australia from May

The updated 2017 Nissan X-Trail, unveiled in September last year as the US market's Rogue, will make its Australian debut in May. The Japanese car maker's local arm has yet to formally announce its launch plans, although a form on its customer website confirms we'll see the new-look X-Trail here soon...