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2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE
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2014-15 Jeep Cherokee recalled for wiring fix - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article originally suggested the compact Renegade has also been recalled in Australia. Although part of the wider global recall, Australian-market Renegades are not affected. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has recalled 7201 examples of its 2014-2015 Cherokee SUV this week, as part of a wider global recall to address an electrical issue...


QLD university pushing for national 40km/h local street limits
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QLD university pushing for national 40km/h local street limits

Researchers from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are proposing nation-wide 40km/h speed limits for local streets, down from the current 50km/h. Mariana Alexander and Dr Mark King from QUT’s Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q), believe the speed reductions for local streets will save lives and create more liveable communities...


Kia reveals new eight-speed automatic transmission
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Kia reveals new eight-speed automatic transmission

Kia has released details of its new eight-speed automatic transmission for front-wheel drive vehicles, marking a first for the Korean car maker. The company says its new shifter has been engineered to offer "a high level of mechanical efficiency", taking up the same space as a conventional six-speed auto while weighing 3...


2017 Audi A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback revealed for Paris motor show
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2017 Audi A5 Sportback, S5 Sportback revealed for Paris motor show

The new-generation 2017 Audi A5 Sportback has been revealed today, ahead of its world premiere at next month's Paris motor show. As expected, and as with the outgoing range, the new A5 Sportback's styling mirrors that of its two-door sibling - revealed and driven by CarAdvice just months ago...


2017 Dodge Challenger ADR: wide-body Hellcat coupe in the works - report
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2017 Dodge Challenger ADR: wide-body Hellcat coupe in the works - report

The wide-body Dodge Challenger ADR will be one a slew of special edition models that will keep Dodge's range of rear-wheel drive vehicles ticking over until new models arrive in a few years time. Sources have told Automotive News that the Italian-American car maker will launch the wide-body Challenger ADR in 2017...


2017 BMW 5 Series Touring sheds layers in new spy photos
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2017 BMW 5 Series Touring sheds layers in new spy photos

The new 2017 BMW 5 Series Touring wagon has been spied again, this time with less camouflage. For the first time we can see some sheetmetal on the bonnet and lower doors, along with the rear bumper. The more practical 5 Series maintains an athletic profile despite its load-lugging potential, with its sloping roofline and fast-back tailgate...


2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hits Australia, rear-view camera now standard across full range
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2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hits Australia, rear-view camera now standard across full range

The sports-styled 2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hatch and wagon have finally arrived in Australia, while the rest of the range sees the addition of new equipment options. Starting at $23,490 plus on-road costs, the new Fabia Monte Carlo builds on the success of its predecessor, which accounted for 40 per cent of the previous-gen Fabia’s sales in Australia...


2017 Land Rover Discovery shows its face ahead of Paris debut
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2017 Land Rover Discovery shows its face ahead of Paris debut

The all-new 2017 Land Rover Discovery has crept out of the shadows this morning, revealing its face in the lead-up to next month's Paris motor show. That face is all we've been shown for now, but, as expected, it confirms that the new Discovery will follow in the footsteps of the smaller Discovery Sport with a sleek new look...


2017 Peugeot 308 facelift spied
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2017 Peugeot 308 facelift spied

The current Peugeot 308 may only be a couple of years old, but it seems the French car maker is already planning a mild facelift for its small hatch sometime over the next year, as these new spy photos show. While it appears to be a very minor refresh, the updated 308 could get revised headlights and a new front bumper design, which on this vehicle incorporates a square-shaped sensor likely to be used for an autonomous emergency braking (AEB) system - which isn’t currently offered...


Porsche Cayenne Coupe rendering puts Panamera on stilts
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Porsche Cayenne Coupe rendering puts Panamera on stilts

The anticipated Porsche Cayenne Coupe has been speculatively rendered this week, giving a taste of what the German sports car company’s rumoured X6 fighter could look like. Reports of a fast-backed SUV from Porsche have been circulating since 2014, and last month’s spy images of a jacked-up Panamera prototype further fed those rumours...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe recalled for front bumper fix
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe recalled for front bumper fix

Mercedes-AMG has issued a recall for a handful of its C63 Coupes over concerns a section of the car’s front spoiler could detach. According to the luxury car maker, the lower lip section of the front spoiler may not have been attached correctly. It’s possible that this section of the spoiler may “separate from the vehicle”, posing a hazard to other road users...


Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand opens first Studio showroom in South Korea
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Hyundai's Genesis luxury brand opens first Studio showroom in South Korea

Genesis has begun the first stages of distinguishing itself from parent company Hyundai, with a new ‘Studio’ showroom in South Korea to open its doors to the public on September 9. Now home to a G90, G80 (Hyundai Genesis) and G80 Sport, the new Genesis Studio is located in a newly-built cultural complex called ‘Starfield’, about 30 kilometres east of the South Korean capital of Seoul in the city of Hanam...


Kia Australia setting the sales charts alight
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Kia Australia setting the sales charts alight

Kia Australia is powering along to a massive 2016 sales result, with year-to-date (YTD) figures up an impressive 28 per cent over the equivalent time period last year. With 28,551 units sold so far, Kia is now ensconced in the top-ten brands list — alongside Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai, Holden, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Volkswagen, Subaru...


2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix
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2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix

Holden has issued a recall for 2714 of its 2015 Colorado utes and Colorado 7 SUVs over concerns the vehicle’s seat belt retractors could come loose. According to the manufacturer, the bolt that holds the retractor into the vehicle’s body may not have been correctly tightened due to a manufacturing fault...


Ford Mustang sales stampede, muscle car outselling family SUV
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Ford Mustang sales stampede, muscle car outselling family SUV

Australian demand for the Ford Mustang muscle car remains rampant, with another 717 units sold in August. During its first year on sale, the Blue Oval brand has sold 3835 ‘Stangs, more than double any other sports car. Furthermore, with a waiting list still out to the middle of 2017 at some dealers, it seems Australia’s love affair with the reborn Pony Car shows no sign of relenting soon...