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2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report
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2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report

The new Skoda Superb is expected to be the first electrified model from the Czech manufacturer, which will be followed by a range of Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) models over the next ten years. Skoda is understood to be planning a plug-in hybrid variant of the Superb for 2019, which will make it the first PHEV of any type from the brand, followed by its first fully electric vehicle (EV) a few years later...


BMW Isetta 'bubble car' reborn
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BMW Isetta 'bubble car' reborn

Swiss company Micro Mobility Systems has revealed a reimagined take on the iconic BMW Isetta 'bubble car': the Microlino EV. Beginning life in the 1950s, the Isetta was designed by Italian automobile and motorcycle maker, Iso, before being licensed to BMW to build. Since then, various speculative designs for a rebirth have been thrown around...


2006-2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over parts corrosion
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2006-2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over parts corrosion

Mercedes-Benz has today issued a recall notice for a number of vehicles in its earlier W204 range of C-Class sedans. Affecting vehicles built between March 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008, the recall centres on concerns that parts of the restraint system may fail due to internal components becoming corroded. As a result, vital parts such as the airbags may be deactivated...


Honda Australia targets Mazda in brand-building campaign
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Honda Australia targets Mazda in brand-building campaign

Honda Australia is on a brand-rebuilding mission, with the Japanese company having set its sights firmly on compatriot Mazda, in the battle of the brands. Honda, which prospered during a golden age from the late 1980s through to the early 2000s with a series of sports cars and a focus on performance, has been accused of producing soulless cars in more recent years...


Alpine range could use Mercedes-AMG engines in the future
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Alpine range could use Mercedes-AMG engines in the future

Future models from French sports car maker Alpine could be powered by engines supplied by Mercedes-AMG. The revived brand is expected to launch a small coupe, possibly named the A120, by the end of 2016. Based on the Vision concept, The A120, or whatever it will be called, will feature rear-wheel drive and a mid-mounted turbocharged four-cylinder engine...


TVR to build factory near Circuit of Wales - reports
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TVR to build factory near Circuit of Wales - reports

TVR has reportedly selected a site in Wales for its new factory and official confirmation is due soon. According to Autocar, Carwyn Jones, the first minister of Wales, has confirmed that TVR will build a new plant at or near the Circuit of Wales track that's due to open later this year...


Hyundai N performance models may not all be available to Australia
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Hyundai N performance models may not all be available to Australia

The upcoming Hyundai N performance models may not necessarily all be manufactured in right-hand drive, the car maker has confirmed. Promising news, however, is that the company's Australian arm will take what becomes available as soon as possible for both the Hyundai and Genesis range...


1915 Ford Model T attempting round-the-world trip hopes to finish in 2017
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1915 Ford Model T attempting round-the-world trip hopes to finish in 2017

Dutch couple Dirk and Trudy Regter hope to begin the final leg of their round-the-world trip in a 1915 Ford Model T this year. According to Dirk, the couple are undertaking this arduous trek because they wanted to have a long holiday, but couldn't figure out where to go, deciding, in the end, to see as much of it as they could...


Aston Martin hypercar to be the "quickest-ever track car"
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Aston Martin hypercar to be the "quickest-ever track car"

Aston Martin’s joint project with Formula One team Red Bull racing, the AM-RB001, will be the quickest track car ever, according to company boss Andy Palmer. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix last week, Aston Martin chief Palmer said the AM-RB001 will be a “kick ass, no excuses” hypercar...


2019 Aston Martin DBX crossover could account for half the company’s sales
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2019 Aston Martin DBX crossover could account for half the company’s sales

The Aston Martin DBX could account for half of the British brand's sales once the crossover SUV goes on sale in 2019. The EV-capable DBX crossover will be one of Aston Martin’s seven new models being developed as part of its second century plan. It will be aimed primarily at the American and Chinese markets, and be built at a separate factory, in Wales...


2018 Jeep Wrangler to be built alongside current model - report
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2018 Jeep Wrangler to be built alongside current model - report

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will be built and sold alongside the current model when it goes into production late 2017, according to a new report. The new Wrangler has been the subject of speculation for some time. Originally believed to feature an all-aluminium body and a unibody chassis,  later reports have suggested otherwise...


Mercedes-Benz Australia expecting product offensive from competitors
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Mercedes-Benz Australia expecting product offensive from competitors

Mercedes-Benz Australia says it doesn’t necessarily aim to be the number-one seller in the luxury segment, and it expects competitors to launch a product offensive in the near future that will potentially change the landscape...


Bell & Ross Aero GT concept unveiled
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Bell & Ross Aero GT concept unveiled

The Bell & Ross Aero GT is the first concept car by a relatively young luxury watch maker from France. If you like the look of the Aero GT, which was launched at the recent Baselworld watch show, don't get your hopes up of it ever seeing production. That's because it was created to provide inspiration to the company's watch designers...


2017 Holden Colorado facelift draws near: Bangkok show cars point to new look
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2017 Holden Colorado facelift draws near: Bangkok show cars point to new look

The 2017 Holden Colorado ute and Colorado 7 SUV have today been previewed for the first time, thanks to a pair of heavily worked-over concepts that will debut at tomorrow’s Bangkok motor show for Chevrolet Thailand. Today’s unveiling of the thinly-veiled concepts follows the publishing of spy photos and leaked press images that reveal the facelifted ute and SUV in their regular production form...


2015 Subaru Liberty and Outback recalled for electronic parking brake fault
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2015 Subaru Liberty and Outback recalled for electronic parking brake fault

Subaru Australia has this week issued a recall notice for its MY2015-plated Liberty and Outback models. The recall centres on a problem with the internal motor of the electronic parking brake, which Subaru says may cause it to “stick” in place after it has been activated, and attempts to release the parking brake may fail...