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2017 Holden Colorado revealed in Brazil, Australian input significant
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2017 Holden Colorado revealed in Brazil, Australian input significant

Chevrolet has today revealed its refreshed Brazilian-market S10 ute, which will form the basis for the 2017 Holden Colorado, expected to launch locally before the end of this year. Changes to the model include a new exterior design, along with a refreshed interior. At the front, new headlights with LED daytime running lights team with a split front grille that features chrome highlights...


BMW X1 long-wheelbase variant revealed for China
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BMW X1 long-wheelbase variant revealed for China

BMW has unveiled a stretched version of its X1 SUV at this week's Beijing motor show - but apart from the longer rear door and surrounds, you'd be hard pressed to spot the difference. Developed specifically for China, the long wheelbase X1 (badged X1 Li), will be built at a joint-venture factory Tiexi plant in Shenyang by BMW’s Chinese partner, Brilliance...


Nissan Pulsar ‘Euro’ gets Tiida-badged facelift for China
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Nissan Pulsar ‘Euro’ gets Tiida-badged facelift for China

The twisted relationship between Nissan’s Pulsar and Tiida badges continues, with the European-market Pulsar this week picking up a facelift for a launch into the Chinese market. The Tiida badge’s presence in Australia was only a blink in the eye of the local market, appearing some years after the Pulsar name was retired - only to itself be replaced by a new-generation Pulsar hatch and sedan...


Peugeot 308 sedan, 3008 facelift revealed for Chinese market
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Peugeot 308 sedan, 3008 facelift revealed for Chinese market

The Peugeot 308 hatch familiar to Australian buyers now has a sedan sibling, but we won’t see it in local showrooms. Unveiled at this week’s Beijing motor show, the new 308 sedan has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market as a joint venture between Peugeot and its local manufacturing partner, Dongfeng...


2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE
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2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus Australia has confirmed a 2017 local launch for the revised IS range. An updated version of the Lexus IS luxury sedan has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing motor show. The 2017 Lexus IS brings with it a revamped front-end design including newly reformed headlights that still sit proudly above those tick-shaped daytime running lights...


Nissan Patrol Y62 demand outstripping supply
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Nissan Patrol Y62 demand outstripping supply

Massive price cuts to the slow-selling Y62 Nissan Patrol in July last year have completely turned around the big car’s fortunes, with demand now outstripping supply despite the continued lack of a diesel engine. As you can read here, Nissan responded to flagging demand for its range-topper last year by re-aligning it with actual transaction prices or, in plain English, slashing up to $27,500 from the RRP because it was discounting them to that price already...


Citroen C6 debuts at Beijing motor show
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Citroen C6 debuts at Beijing motor show

The resurrected Citroen C6 has made its first public appearance at the 2016 Beijing motor show this week. After the first images of the second-generation C6 surfaced online a fortnight ago, Citroen's new flagship sedan has been officially presented to the public. Positioned as a China-only flagship model, the new C6 is the product of the collaboration between the French brand and its Chinese partner, Dongfeng...


2016 Acura CDX unveiled in Beijing
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2016 Acura CDX unveiled in Beijing

The new Acura CDX crossover has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show, and is the first model from the brand to be designed with China in mind. Believed to be based on the Honda HR-V, the new CDX slots in underneath the Pilot-based MDX and the CR-V-based RDX. The CDX is the first all new Acura model to come out after the Precision Concept, which debuted the brand's new styling direction...


Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model
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Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model

The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has been produced in Japan, adding yet another milestone to the iconic soft-top's growing list of historic achievements. Repeatedly recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced, rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 - 27 years after mass-production of the model first began in April 1989...


Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled
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Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled

The Volkswagen T-Prime GTE has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show and the crossover concept potentially previews a new range-topping SUV for the brand. As part of Volkswagen's renewed focus on electrified propulsion, the T-Prime GTE has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that pairs together a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a 100kW/350Nm electric motor...


2017 Audi TT RS revealed: 294kW performance pair due here next year
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2017 Audi TT RS revealed: 294kW performance pair due here next year

The 2017 Audi TT RS coupe and roadster twins have been unveiled at this week’s Beijing motor show, rounding out a new-generation TT range that first appeared around this time in 2014. It wasn’t until July last year that the new line-up made its way to Australia, however, and a confirmed mid-2017 launch for this new hero pair will mean a similar wait for those with a preference for the RennSport pedigree...


Mazda CX-4 unveiled in Beijing
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Mazda CX-4 unveiled in Beijing

The all-new 2017 Mazda CX-4 has debuted at this week’s Beijing motor show, ahead of a Chinese-market launch set to occur in the months ahead. Based on the Koeru concept that was unveiled in Frankfurt last year, the CX-4 arrives with the promise that it will “exceed existing categories and stereotypes”. What it won’t do, is appear in Australia anytime soon...


2017 Renault Koleos revealed, Australian debut within six months
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2017 Renault Koleos revealed, Australian debut within six months

The brand new, and notably larger, 2017 Renault Koleos made its world premiere today in China, ahead of its highly anticipated Australian launch around September this year. Billed as Renault’s “first D-segment SUV”, the new Koleos is significantly larger than the eight-year old outgoing model, which remains a core car for Renault Australia...


2016 Porsche 718 Cayman pricing and specifications
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2016 Porsche 718 Cayman pricing and specifications

The new 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman coupe was revealed this week, three months after the new 718 Boxster soft-top version. Interestingly, while prices are still up, the Cayman has been repositioned to undercut the Boxster and become the new Porsche sports car entry point...


Kia’s new sports sedan spied in heavy camouflage
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Kia’s new sports sedan spied in heavy camouflage

The long-anticipated new Kia sports sedan, a ‘four-door coupe’ believed to be known internally by the codename CK, has been spied for the first time. The new model, which clearly takes its styling cues from the well-received 2011 GT and 2015 Novo concepts, is expected to make its official debut later this year...