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Melbourne Motor Show: KIA stand
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Melbourne Motor Show: KIA stand

Not to be out done by all the fuss at the Motor Show this year, KIA has come to the party with a large stand showcasing the entire range including two all new models - the Rondo (people mover) and Picanto (light hatch - as pictured). KIA's SUV range and all-new CDRi (diesel) powered vehicles are also on display featuring the vehicles as KIA intended - a lifestyle vehicle for a reasonable price...


Melbourne Motor Show: Peugeot stand
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Melbourne Motor Show: Peugeot stand

In yet another world first for Melbourne, Peugeot has released their stunning 308 Touring at this year's show. Presented in a deep blood red, the 308 exemplifies European class proving that family wagons need not be square and boring. Peugeot's entire range is on show and with cars this photogenic, it's really worth your time in passing.


Melbourne Motor Show: BMW 1 Series Coupé
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Melbourne Motor Show: BMW 1 Series Coupé

BMW’s best 1 Series yet, the Coupé is a noticeable presence at this year’s Melbourne International Motor Show. The two-plus-two-seater is based on the rear wheel drive 1 Series Hatch but is longer by some 121mm (4360mm). A real Coupé (Astra I’m looking at you) with a proper boot, the 1 Series is also 13mm lower that its’ hatch back cousin...


Melbourne Motor Show: BMW X6
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Melbourne Motor Show: BMW X6

BMW’s sleek X6 4WD (which was unveiled at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show) is stunningly displayed at the northern end of the Motor Show, taking pride of place at the BMW stand. Based on the X5’s 4WD underpinnings, the X6 aims to combine a sporty drive with SUV practicality and boasts a muscular stance and high rear-end, more reminiscent of cars from the Dakar Rally...


Melbourne Motor Show: Land Rover LRX Concept
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Melbourne Motor Show: Land Rover LRX Concept

When the LRX cross-coupe concept made its global debut at the Detroit Motor Show this year it was met with almost celebrity applause signaling a new path for Land Rover and their image as a ‘big’ car company.   Smaller and lighter than current models the LRX still shows signs of its’ heritage with such signature external design features such as the clamshell bonnet, floating roof and wheels-at-each-corner stance being retained...


Melbourne Motor Show: Renault Koleos
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Melbourne Motor Show: Renault Koleos

SUV with a French accent If you want proof that the car industry is a truly global business look no further than the Renault Koleos. It's Renault's first ever purpose-built SUV unless you count some six-wheel voitures the French maker used to build in the 1920s for duties on the sands of colonial Africa...


Melbourne Motor Show: Honda Accord
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Melbourne Motor Show: Honda Accord

The eighth generation Accord is a Thai built offering featuring Honda's "three engines under one bonnet" technology which sets out to challenge the perception of V6 engines being gas guzzlers. The new Accord uses a 3.5-litre V6 featuring what Honda calls Variable Cylinder Management. It allows running on six, four or three cylinders...


Melbourne Motor Show: Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart
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Melbourne Motor Show: Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart

Poised to sit above the VR-X and below the earth shattering goodness of the Evo X, the Ralliart Lancer gives buyers a rally heritage drive in a stunning looking package. Already impressive, even in standard guise, the new Ralliart Lancer is sure to be an extra special hit with buyers wanting that little bit more from their ride.


Melbourne Motor Show: Audi Cross Coupe
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Melbourne Motor Show: Audi Cross Coupe

Audi is well known for their stellar line-ups at International Motor Shows and Melbourne is no exception. Featuring the Cross Coupe Quattro concept, new RS6 Avant, TTS Coupe, and elegant A3 Cabriolet models, the Audi stand is well in line with the company’s brand value of sporty, progressive and sophisticated examples of modern motoring...


Melbourne Motor Show: Toyota FT-HS Concept
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Melbourne Motor Show: Toyota FT-HS Concept

This two-plus-two concept from Toyota is a front-engine, rear-drive sports car with a projected 0-100km acceleration times in the four-second range. The acceleration figures are achieved through a V6 3.5-litre engine coupled with a sports hybrid system with a target power output of approximately 298kW...


Melbourne Motor Show: Ferrari 430 Scuderia
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Melbourne Motor Show: Ferrari 430 Scuderia

The 430 Scuderia has made a belated appearance on the Australian Motor Show circuit bypassing Sydney and heading straight for Melbourne.  Finished in a stunning deep yellow gloss, the 430 sits centre stage at the Ferrari stand proudly displaying its' Enzo killing prowess for all passing the main centre walk way of the Melbourne Exhibition Centre...


Melbourne Motor Show: Subaru Forester
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Melbourne Motor Show: Subaru Forester

Subaru’s stylish new generation Forester lays claim to greater space, enhanced versatility and more advanced safety features than its’ predecessor, not to mention looking the goods too...


Melbourne Motor Show: Nissan GT-R
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Melbourne Motor Show: Nissan GT-R

With so much build up to the release of a new car these days you can be a little underwhelmed when it actually arrives, unless of course it’s the Nissan GT-R. I mean look at it, just stunning. Purposeful, fast, modern and capable, you just want to take the keys and not come back for a week or three...


Melbourne Motor Show: Ford
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Melbourne Motor Show: Ford

After months of prowling Australian roads under a variety of disguises Ford’s FG Falcon makes its debut at the Melbourne Motor Show. Ford’s new Australian boss Bill Osborne says the FG range is 90 per cent new, with revisions to the engines, transmission, front suspension, body styling and interior...


2008 Melbourne Motor Show
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2008 Melbourne Motor Show

While half the team is off on a European supercar odyssey, make sure you're tuned in tomorrow as the rest of the CarAdvice team will be bringing you live updates from the 2008 Melbourne Motor Show all day long.   Among the highlights, Ford's new FG series Falcon range will make its public debut, along with the elusive and highly promising FPV range...