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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe teased ahead of Pebble Beach - UPDATE
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe teased ahead of Pebble Beach - UPDATE

UPDATE, August 15: Mercedes-Benz has released a second teaser, this time previewing the front-end styling. This article has been updated to reflect the latest release. UPDATE, August 17: A short new video teaser has revealed that the big coupe will feature a gullwing door design, a look for which the Mercedes brand is famous...


Volkswagen Passat 206TSI coming soon
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Volkswagen Passat 206TSI coming soon

A new Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line 4Motion performance leader will hit Australian showrooms in October this year, giving the company’s local arm a spiritual successor to the cult Passat R36. The hotted-up Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon derivative will top the range, with its 206kW/350Nm 2...


BMW X3, X4: more than 17,000 SUVs recalled locally for ISOFIX fault
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BMW X3, X4: more than 17,000 SUVs recalled locally for ISOFIX fault

A total of 17,894 BMW X3 and X4 SUVs have been recalled locally due to a fault relating to brackets used for mounting ISOFIX-compatible child seats. Affecting 15,097 'F25' BMW X3s and 2797 'F26' BMW X4s built between December 2010 and April 2016 for the X3 and between May 2014 and April 2016 for the X4, the recall encompasses every second-generation X3 and first-generation X4 sold in Australia to date...


Volkswagen Australia promises five new SUVs by end of 2018
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Volkswagen Australia promises five new SUVs by end of 2018

Volkswagen Australia has pledged to dramatically expand its comparatively meagre SUV range by adding five brand new models inside the next 30 months. The German brand’s Australian arm this week once again acknowledged its lack of SUV offerings in a market where these high riding options are growing sales at a rate of knots...


Holden commits to Supercars, new 'Commodore' to race in 2018
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Holden commits to Supercars, new 'Commodore' to race in 2018

Holden has confirmed it will continue to race in Australia’s premier motorsport category, Supercars, beyond the end of this year with a new three-year agreement to remain on the grid. However, in a shock announcement, Holden also confirmed it will end its association with Walkinshaw Racing at the end of the 2016 season and will instead form a new partnership with Triple Eight Race Engineering to form a new entity, Red Bull Holden Racing Team...


Cadillac teases concept car interior with curved OLED displays
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Cadillac teases concept car interior with curved OLED displays

Cadillac has teased the interior of a new concept car that it will unveil later this week at Monterey Car Week. The concept car's interior will feature at least three free-standing curved OLED displays on the dashboard. The screen in front of the driver features a speedometer, navigation, and other functions typically associated with the instrument cluster...


Chinese Tesla rival announces $2.3 billion factory, electric entertainment complex
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Chinese Tesla rival announces $2.3 billion factory, electric entertainment complex

LeEco, the Chinese tech company that is partnering with Aston Martin to produce the RapidE EV, has announced its plans to build a $2.3 billion factory for its upcoming LeeSee electric sedan. The South China Morning Post reported this week that the company’s new manufacturing facility will be built in Deqing county, located in the Zhejiang province in China, which is just over two hours south-west of Shanghai by car...


2017 BMW i3 pricing and specifications: EV range increased to 200km
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2017 BMW i3 pricing and specifications: EV range increased to 200km

The radical BMW i3 electric car has scored an upgrade, giving it a greater driving range in exchange for a small price increase. The rather clumsily-named new 2017 BMW i3 94Ah contains a battery with denser lithium-ion cells, yielding greater energy. The range in real-world driving increases to 200km on the pure EV (up from 160km) and grows to 320km for the plug-in hybrid...


Audi's new V2I system will plan for the next green light
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Audi's new V2I system will plan for the next green light

Audi has taken the first steps to make connected vehicles a reality, announcing its first vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) service in the US, which communicates when traffic lights are turning green. The German company has already demonstrated the technology in Europe, but this latest step marks its first move into the wider global market...


2017 Honda Civic Hatch revealed, due for Australia early next year - UPDATE
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2017 Honda Civic Hatch revealed, due for Australia early next year - UPDATE

UPDATE: More pictures of the 2017 Honda Civic Hatch - yes, it has a capital H, according to Honda - have been added. Initially, only the rear had been revealed. The eagerly-awaited 2017 Honda Civic Hatch has officially broken cover in the US ahead of its Australian debut set for early next year...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan XL spied completely undisguised
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan XL spied completely undisguised

The Volkswagen Tiguan XL has been spied completely undisguised in Germany. Almost two months ago we got out first look at undisguised versions of the long wheelbase second-generation Tiguan. Snapped at one of the company's factories in China, those photos were grainy, low resolution and shot from a limited number of angles...


Netherlands, Norway, India looking to ban combustion-engined cars
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Netherlands, Norway, India looking to ban combustion-engined cars

Politicians in the Netherlands' lower parliamentary house have passed a motion calling for the country to ban sales of new petrol and diesel cars from 2025 this week, while governments in Norway and India are also looking to implement similar legislation. In the Netherlands, the motion was proposed by the Dutch Labour Party...


2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied
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2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied

The third-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spied with a surprisingly small amount of disguise. Despite the hefty cladding on the front of the prototype, we can see that the new Touareg features a larger grille than the current model. The headlights sport a strip of LED driving lights along the bottom and a thinner set of orange LED indicators across the top...


2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report
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2017 Ford Focus RS500 still awaiting green light, could have 295kW - report

Ford Performance's team in Germany is hard at work on a new headline grabbing Ford Focus RS500 hatch, but the car still hasn't been formally approved for production. Spy photos taken in late June prove that Ford is working on an even faster variant of the third-generation Ford Focus RS, however a source within the company has told UK's Autocar the RS500 is "not genuinely green-lighted"...


2017 Subaru BRZ revealed, Australian launch in November
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2017 Subaru BRZ revealed, Australian launch in November

The updated 2017 Subaru BRZ sports car has been revealed, ahead of a slated Australian premiere in November this year. Mirroring its upgraded Toyota 86 twin that launches around the same time, six-speed manual versions of the MY17 Subaru BRZ get power and torque boosts, from 147kW to 152kW (at 7000rpm), and 205Nm to 212Nm (between 6400 and 6800rpm)...