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Apple's 'Project Titan' pivots to self-driving architecture, given 2017 deadline - report
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Apple's 'Project Titan' pivots to self-driving architecture, given 2017 deadline - report

The scope of Apple's 'Project Titan' has reportedly been scaled back from an industry changing self-driving electric car to an autonomous vehicle platform, which will be sold to other car makers. A detailed new report from Bloomberg details the recent goings on at Apple's top secret 'Project Titan', including upheaval in the management ranks and a mass exodus of engineers...


2019 Audi e-tron: all-electric SUV to go without Q6 branding
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2019 Audi e-tron: all-electric SUV to go without Q6 branding

The Audi e-tron will be the name of the company's first all-electric mass production vehicle, Rupert Stadler, the company's CEO, has confirmed. Talking to Autocar, Stadler revealed that Audi's first mass market electric car won't be sold as the Q6 e-tron, as the rumour mill had previously indicated. Instead, the car will be branded simply as the Audi e-tron...


2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied
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2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied

The car expected to morph into the next-generation Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been spied undergoing final testing in Europe, ahead of a likely Australian launch in early 2018. This successor to the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer — the Insignia will almost certainly form the basis of the next, fully imported Commodore in all its body styles — is expected to make its proper world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March next year...


Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Patriot recalled over airbag fault
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Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Patriot recalled over airbag fault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, along with the Jeep Compass and Patriot over concerns the airbag and seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy in an accident. The company says the affected models may have a shorting condition in the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) which could cause the loss of airbag and seatbelt pretensioner deployment capability in a collision...


2017 Ford Escape pricing and specs: $28,490 SUV to replace Kuga in Australia
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2017 Ford Escape pricing and specs: $28,490 SUV to replace Kuga in Australia

2017 Ford Escape announced for Australia with $28,490 starting price New front-wheel-drive, 1.5-litre Trend model Reduced pricing on most models The Ford Kuga is dead, long live the 2017 Ford Escape, says the company's Australian arm. Keen watchers will know, of course, that the Escape is the SUV currently sold in Australia and Europe as the Kuga...


2017 Mini Countryman E previewed with brand-first PHEV tech
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2017 Mini Countryman E previewed with brand-first PHEV tech

The next-generation 2017 Mini Countryman has been previewed this week with new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology, marking a first for the BMW-owned British brand. According to Mini, its new PHEV system will maintain the company’s reputation for go-kart-like driving fun, while also significantly reducing tailpipe emissions...


Tim Slade takes out World Time Attack Challenge 2016 with new lap record
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Tim Slade takes out World Time Attack Challenge 2016 with new lap record

Australian Supercars driver Tim Slade has out-hustled drivers from home and abroad to take top honours at the weekend's World Time Attack Challenge 2016, setting a new lap record in the process. Taking place annually at Sydney Motorsport Park since 2010, the World Time Attack Challenge is all about seeing who can lap the 3...


2017 Lexus RX200t adds F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, prices up across RX range
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2017 Lexus RX200t adds F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, prices up across RX range

The turbocharged 2017 Lexus RX200t range has grown to include two new variants, bringing the number of grades in the RX line-up to nine. Previously offered solely in ‘Luxury’ trim, the RX200t is now additionally offered in F Sport and Sports Luxury grades, aligning with the V6-powered RX350 and hybrid-driven RX450h ranges...


That time we followed a Honda NSX through a food court
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That time we followed a Honda NSX through a food court

If you've ever been to a casino in a major city, you'll know that they like two things. First and foremost, it's taking your money. Secondly, it's displaying cars and high-end goods. Crown Casino in Melbourne is no exception, with Honda and Crown deciding that the all-new 2017 Honda NSX would look perfect sitting within the Atrium, inside Crown's lobby area...


2018 BMW i8 roadster confirmed by CEO
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2018 BMW i8 roadster confirmed by CEO

The BMW i8 roadster has been confirmed by BMW's CEO, Harald Krueger, and will join the company's global lineup in 2018. According to Automotive News Europe, Krueger reportedly announced the timing of the i8 convertible at a press conference held in Santa Monica, California early last week. At this year's CES, Krueger confirmed that the i8 roadster had been given the green light for production...


Volkswagen Polo beats edition rolls in
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Volkswagen Polo beats edition rolls in

The Volkswagen Polo ‘beats’ special edition is now on sale, for a retail premium of $2000 over the regular 81TSI Comfortline on which it is based. The special edition Polo adds a 300-watt sound system with two tweeters, two woofers and two full-range speakers, plus a subwoofer and eight-channel amp...


Hyundai's baby SUV spied in Europe
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Hyundai's baby SUV spied in Europe

Forget the i20 Active, forget the Creta. Spy photographers have snapped what looks to be the first Hyundai compact SUV aimed squarely at western markets, expected to be revealed some time next year. When it launches, the baby Hyundai high-rider will take on the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke and Renault Captur...


Nissan X-Trail could get seven-seat AWD option if the market demands it
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Nissan X-Trail could get seven-seat AWD option if the market demands it

The Nissan X-Trail currently doesn’t offer a seven-seat all-wheel-drive configuration in Australia, but that could change if the market demands it - according to the company’s local arm. Despite being offered in several overseas markets - including Europe - a seven-seat AWD variant remains absent from the local X-Trail line-up, while rivals like the Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento have offered the combination for years...


2017 Honda CR-V: All-new SUV is part three in brand revival
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2017 Honda CR-V: All-new SUV is part three in brand revival

Phase three in Honda Australia’s product and sales reboot has now been revealed. As you can read more of here, the 2017 Honda CR-V is out and about, and will make its way to Australia in the second half of 2017. The fifth generation of Honda’s mid-sized SUV staple will join the just-launched Civic sedan/imminent hatch, and the still-strong and relatively fresh HR-V small crossover in the Japanese company’s rejuvenating range...


2016 Mercedes-Benz S350 recalled for transmission fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S350 recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 22 of its 2016 S350 limousines over concerns a wiring fault could lead to transmission failure. According to the German marque, the clearance between the transmission/alternator wiring harness and the exhaust system may not be sufficient, which could result in damage to the wiring harness...