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2015 Audi Q5 recalled for side airbag issue
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2015 Audi Q5 recalled for side airbag issue

A recall notice has been issued for for 18 examples of the 2015 Q5 SUV over a defect involving the side airbags. According to the German car maker, a fault with the airbag gas generator, the mechanism that inflates the airbag during an accident, may eject small metal parts when the airbag is deployed...


New York police could soon be using experimental ‘textalysers’
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New York police could soon be using experimental ‘textalysers’

Police in New York could be among the first in the world to trial an experimental technology that can detect if a mobile phone has been used behind the wheel. Dubbed ‘textalysers’, a name inspired by the familiar breathalysers used to detect alcohol in a driver’s system, the new systems have been proposed as a means of helping to cut down on driver distraction...


Faraday Future breaks ground at US$1 billion factory in Las Vegas
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Faraday Future breaks ground at US$1 billion factory in Las Vegas

At a ceremony yesterday, Faraday Future broke ground on the site of its US$1 billion ($1.3 billion) factory in North Las Vegas. The startup electric car maker says that, should all its plans come to fruition, the new factory to the north of Sin City will create 4500 direct jobs over the next 10 years. At present the company claims that it has around 700 employees in the USA...


2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased
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2017 Volkswagen Polo R WRC teased

German manufacturer Volkswagen has teased its 2017 Polo R WRC rally car in a sketch, clearly stating the carmaker’s intentions of taking out the next WRC season. The new rally weapon has been in development since 2015 and will be more powerful than the current Polo WRC, which debuted in 2013, after new FIA regulations allowed manufacturers to increase the car’s turbocharged engine by around 44kW to a thumping 279kW...


Aston Martin-styled AM37 luxury powerboat collaboration unveiled in Milan
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Aston Martin-styled AM37 luxury powerboat collaboration unveiled in Milan

Aston Martin, together with Dutch boat builders Quintessence Yachts, has showcased a new AM37 powerboat during this week's Milan Design Week. Churning out 775kW from two V8 engines, the 37-foot (12.3 metre) AM37 can reach speeds of up to 52 knots. However, customers who are after a more tame seafaring machine can opt for the lower-powered AM37, its two 276kW engines offering a top speed of 44 knots...


Ford Mustang is smashing the sales charts in Germany too
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Ford Mustang is smashing the sales charts in Germany too

The Ford Mustang isn’t just a roaring success in muscle car-mad markets such as Australia. The Pony Car was technically also the top-selling sports car in Germany last month, albeit by way of favourable market classification. According to German sales figures from the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), the mighty Mustang notched up 780 sales in March, and 15...


2016 Holden Colorado Storm on sale from $51,490
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2016 Holden Colorado Storm on sale from $51,490

The 2016 Holden Colorado Storm will see out the current-look ute range for the lion brand ahead of an updated version of the Holden Colorado ute arriving later this year. The special-edition model is back for a second time, after first appearing early in 2015. Before that, the Storm badge had been reserved for the Commodore line...


2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer lands at $48,990 drive-away: Name change on the way?
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2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer lands at $48,990 drive-away: Name change on the way?

A new 2016 Holden Colorado 7 Trailblazer special has launched in Australia this week, adding a number of light styling touches to the car maker’s large family-hauler SUV. Already known as the Trailblazer in overseas markets, the Colorado 7’s latest limited-edition pack grabs the badges from its international siblings, while adding a handful of other exterior and interior items...


2016 Holden Trax Active arrives at $23,990 drive-away
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2016 Holden Trax Active arrives at $23,990 drive-away

Holden has re-introduced the Trax Active special edition, a better-equipped and cheaper iteration of the base Trax LS. The Holden Trax Active adds 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, roof racks, chrome door handles and… an Active badge, to the entry Trax LS. The price is $23,990 drive-away, which compares to the $23,990 list price (as in, before on-road costs) of the regular base Trax LS without these features...


2018 Infiniti QX70 preview to debut in Beijing
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2018 Infiniti QX70 preview to debut in Beijing

A first look at a new-generation 2018 Infiniti QX70 SUV has surfaced today, with a shadowy teaser released ahead of this month’s Beijing motor show. Previewing a new concept dubbed QX Sport Inspiration, the image offers a revealing look at the new SUV show car’s front quarter...


Ford to transform Dearborn HQ into high-tech mega campus
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Ford to transform Dearborn HQ into high-tech mega campus

Ford will expand its worldwide headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan, into a modern, green and high-tech facility, outlining a 10-year construction plan that mirrors the car maker’s transition into an automotive and mobility company. The plans will see the 70 buildings and 30,000 employees that make up the current facility, consolidated into two primary locations; a product campus and a World Headquarters campus...


2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied at the Nurburgring

Our spy photographers have nabbed the Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera undergoing testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Front on, apart from the temporary licence plate stuck to the bonnet, this Huracan looks like nothing out of the ordinary. Once you can see the rear bumper, though, that all changes...


2010-2016 Aston Martin DBS and Vanquish models recalled for battery cable issue
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2010-2016 Aston Martin DBS and Vanquish models recalled for battery cable issue

Aston Martin has issued a recall for a number of vehicles in its DBS and Vanquish lines, over fears a battery cable may be damaged by the seat runners. The recall affects examples of the DBS and Vanquish built between 16 September 2010 and 17 February 2016...


Mini Living: Brit brand unveils concept apartment
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Mini Living: Brit brand unveils concept apartment

If you're a true Mini-malist, you'll probably have been expecting this spin-off for some time now - this is Mini Living, a new apartment concept installation that has been unveiled at the Salone del Mobile 2016 in Milan...


Mazda 2, CX-3, CX-9 recalled for suspension fix
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Mazda 2, CX-3, CX-9 recalled for suspension fix

Mazda has recalled 297 vehicles from its 2 city car, CX-3 compact SUV and CX-9 large SUV lines over concerns that a loose nut could cause a loss of steering control. The recall notice affects 58 vehicles in the previous-generation 'DE' Mazda 2 line, along with 217 examples of the new CX-3 and 22 vehicles in the outgoing CX-9 range, sold between the 22nd of February 2013 to 15th of December 2015...