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Hyundai Australia waits on HiLux rival, green-lit Santa Cruz pickup unlikely
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Hyundai Australia waits on HiLux rival, green-lit Santa Cruz pickup unlikely

Hyundai Australia has reiterated that the forthcoming production-ready pickup, under development for the US, is not a high priority here. Instead, the Korean brand’s local arm is waiting for the now seemingly inevitable HiLux-rivalling commercial ute due around 2020...


Lamborghini to double output by 2019, cap supercar production
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Lamborghini to double output by 2019, cap supercar production

Thanks to a new SUV, Lamborghini expects to see its production increase dramatically in the coming years. Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Lamborghini, told Reuters that the sports car maker expects to at least double output to 7000 cars per year by 2019. Most of this growth will be fuelled by the brand's new SUV, which is expected to go on sale in 2018 and may take the Urus name from a crossover concept that debuted in 2012...


2017 Kia Rio previewed ahead of Paris debut: Australian debut set for early next year
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2017 Kia Rio previewed ahead of Paris debut: Australian debut set for early next year

A set of fresh new teaser sketches for the upcoming 2017 Kia Rio has been handed down today, just hours after revealing spy photos first hit the wire. As those earlier shots hinted and these new sketches confirm, the face of the new 2017 Rio will borrow design cues from its larger Optima stablemate...


Renault Sport Megane production ends, Australian stock still available
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Renault Sport Megane production ends, Australian stock still available

The final third-generation Renault Sport Megane rolled off the company’s Spanish production line this week, but prospective local buyers can rest assured that Renault Australia still has enough stock to last a while yet. Renault’s UK arm announced this week that the final Megane RS unit had rolled off the line in Palencia and was being sold by a dealer in Dundee...


2017 Volkswagen Golf update, all-new CC revealed in Euro press
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2017 Volkswagen Golf update, all-new CC revealed in Euro press

The anticipated 2017 Volkswagen Golf update and the only recently spied 2018 Volkswagen CC have surfaced online today, thanks to a revealing set of leaked images. The refreshed 2017 Golf was already expected to make its debut at October's Paris motor show, but these leaked images offer a first look at what showgoers will see...


2017 Volkswagen 'Teramont' spied undisguised, revealed in leaked images
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2017 Volkswagen 'Teramont' spied undisguised, revealed in leaked images

The Volkswagen Teramont, rumoured to be the name of the company's new seven-seat SUV, has been photographed completely undisguised in China. At the same time, clear new renderings have surfaced in the European press. Reports in the US suggest that Volkswagen headquarters has loosened its reigns somewhat, allowing its North American arm to name its new three-row, seven-seat SUV...


Bentley EXP 10 coupe, EXP 9 SUV designer to take over exterior styling job
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Bentley EXP 10 coupe, EXP 9 SUV designer to take over exterior styling job

The man behind the muscular and low-slung EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, expected to preview Bentley's future look, will now head the company's exterior styling team. John Paul Gregory, a veteran of the Volkswagen Group now into his eighth year with the Bentley brand, will report to design director Stefan Sielaff...


2017 Suzuki Swift Sport spied in Europe
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2017 Suzuki Swift Sport spied in Europe

A prototype believed to be the next-generation 2017 Suzuki Swift Sport has been spied for the first time during hot weather testing in southern Europe. Compared to the regular Swift prototype spied in March, this vehicle sports a more prominent front spoiler with larger air intakes, side skirts, and a fatter rear bumper with two large exhaust pipes on each side...


2017 Tesla Model S P100D 'world's quickest production car', Model X also announced
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2017 Tesla Model S P100D 'world's quickest production car', Model X also announced

New Tesla Model S P100D and Model X P100D variants have been unveiled overnight, debuting as the latest flagship upgrade in the electric car maker's line-up. Equipped with a new 100kWh battery pack, the P100D variants have a greater driving range and improved performance capabilities. So much so that the company claims the new Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous Mode is the world's quickest production car...


2017 Kia Rio drops camouflage in new spy photos - UPDATED
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2017 Kia Rio drops camouflage in new spy photos - UPDATED

The all-new 2017 Kia Rio has been spied testing once more, this time with a far lighter layer of camouflage at the front end revealing a good deal more of the hatch's finer details. Last spied in January, the new Rio is expected to debut later this year or early in 2017 as a timely replacement for the current third-generation model that first appeared at the 2011 Geneva motor show...


Kode57: Ferrari-based speedster unveiled in California
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Kode57: Ferrari-based speedster unveiled in California

Ken Okuyama, former design director at Pininfarina, who oversaw the development of the Ferrari Enzo and Maserati Quattroporte, has unveiled a new Ferrari-based speedster - the Kode57. Designed in Okuyama's Tokyo studio, and hand built at his company's factory in Yamagata, Japan, the Kode57 will go into limited production, although no price or number of units has been announced yet...


2017 Kia Soul update revealed in Korea: Australian revisions due by year’s end
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2017 Kia Soul update revealed in Korea: Australian revisions due by year’s end

A mildly-updated 2017 Kia Soul has been revealed on the company’s Korean website, bringing a lightly refreshed look and new interior options for the boxy hatch. While the differences are subtle, the new Soul sports a revised front bumper for a toughened, SUV-like look with a faux skid plate, and more pronounced fog lights...


Uber legalised in Victoria, levy planned for taxi licence buy-back
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Uber legalised in Victoria, levy planned for taxi licence buy-back

Ride-sharing service Uber has received the green light in Victoria for its ride-sharing Uber X service, as part of the state government’s plans to regulate the commercial passenger vehicle industry. Although it's a widely-used service, Uber had not received official approval from the Victorian government until this week...


New Honda CR-V due next year, to be more dynamic and upmarket
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New Honda CR-V due next year, to be more dynamic and upmarket

The all-new 2017 Honda CR-V, set to break cover within the next few months, will be a more premium and dynamic offering designed to take it right up to the dominant Mazda CX-5 in the booming medium SUV market. Due to launch in Australia during the second half of next year, following on from a world premiere in the US within a few months, the next iteration of Honda’s long-running SUV nameplate will follow in the wheel-tracks of the sportier new Civic...


Peugeot 2008 GTi, 3008 GTi variants under consideration - report
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Peugeot 2008 GTi, 3008 GTi variants under consideration - report

Peugeot's development boss has gone on record saying the company could launch hot GTi versions of its 2008 and 3008 SUVs, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking to Autocar, Laurent Blanchet, head of Peugeot product development, said the sporty SUV models will take on the likes of the Nissan Juke Nismo - which isn’t currently sold here...