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Tata Zica to be renamed due to Zika virus - UPDATE
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Tata Zica to be renamed due to Zika virus - UPDATE

UPDATE, February 25: 'Tiago' has been confirmed as the Zica's new name. The yet to go on sale Tata Zica hatchback will be renamed due to the mosquito borne Zika virus affecting South and Central America, According to Tata, the company is renaming the vehicle as it empathises" with the hardships being caused by the recent Zika virus outbreak across many countries"...


Lexus LX470 recalled in Australia for curtain airbag fix
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Lexus LX470 recalled in Australia for curtain airbag fix

Lexus Australia has announced a recall on 1500 of its older Toyota LandCruiser-based LX470 SUVs this week over concerns that its side curtain airbags could deploy unexpectedly. Introduced globally in 1998 and replaced by the current third-generation model in 2007, the LX470 existed then as the Lexus brand’s flagship SUV, just as the thrice-facelifted LX570 does today...


NanoFlowcell Quantino: production-bound EV heading for Geneva
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NanoFlowcell Quantino: production-bound EV heading for Geneva

Liechtenstein-based electric vehicle company NanoFlowcell is set to debut an almost production-ready variant of its Quant series vehicle, the new Quantino, at next month's Geneva motor show. The all-electric Quantino will be displayed in a 'near standard' configuration in Geneva, ahead of final pre-production tests through the first half of 2016...


Scion brand killed off by Toyota
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Scion brand killed off by Toyota

Toyota has announced that it will phase out the Scion brand, starting in the second half of this year. In a statement released overnight, Toyota said that Scion would soon be "transitioning back to the Toyota brand". Hitting an upbeat tone, the company noted that 70 percent of its customers were new to Toyota, while 50 percent were aged under 35...


Chevrolet reveals Essentia sedan, Spark Activ crossover concept: Unlikely for Australia
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Chevrolet reveals Essentia sedan, Spark Activ crossover concept: Unlikely for Australia

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the Chevrolet Essentia sedan and Spark Activ crossover concept at the 2016 Delhi motor show. Built off the Spark platform, the Essentia and Spark Activ concept convert the pint-sized Spark into a functional sedan and lifestyle crossover respectively. Both models are derived from the Spark Cross concept, which was revealed earlier in the year...


Renault Sport restructured, massive R&D and sales increase planned
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Renault Sport restructured, massive R&D and sales increase planned

Groupe Renault has separated its Renault Sport Technologies performance arm into distinct road and motorsport divisions. Chairman Carlos Ghosn revealed Renault’s plans overnight at the Technocentre in Guyancourt. The result: Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars...


Ford Australia scores big wins over nemesis Toyota in January
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Ford Australia scores big wins over nemesis Toyota in January

Ford Australia has taken to savaging Toyota in its recent marketing, continuously citing ways in which it claims its cars outgun those from the Japanese market leader. When it launched the updated Ranger last year, Ford danced and sung about the "10 features not found in the current Toyota Hilux”...


2015-2016 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Compass and Patriot recalled: Tailgate control, steering pump fire concerns
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2015-2016 Jeep Cherokee, 2015 Compass and Patriot recalled: Tailgate control, steering pump fire concerns

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has issued recall notices for nearly 4000 of its Jeep SUV models this week, affecting the all-new Cherokee and the ageing Compass and Patriot twins. Owners of 2499 new-generation 2015-2016 Cherokee SUVs will be contacted over concerns that a potential short circuit could cause corrosion to occur in the powered tailgate’s control module...


2016 Range Rover facelift spy photos
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2016 Range Rover facelift spy photos

The facelifted Range Rover has been spied by our spies in the snow-strewn wintry north of Sweden. Jaguar Land Rover has fitted the prototype above with camouflage tape below the car's belt line. Despite that, the well received luxury off-roader looks as though its mid-life makeover might be a relatively hard to spot affair Up front, the changes include new a pattern for the grille, and a new front bumper with a subtly revised lower air dam and intakes...


Ferrari SUV: 'You have to shoot me first', says chairman
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Ferrari SUV: 'You have to shoot me first', says chairman

The only major ‘holdout’ not making a super-luxury SUV at this point is Italian icon Ferrari. The Lamborghini Urus, Maserati Levante, Bentley Bentayga and a certain unnamed Rolls-Royce are coming. Porsche has been making the Cayenne more than a decade. This fact was always a a point of pride for previous Ferrari boss Luca Cordero di Montezemolo...


MG GS SUV teased ahead of London debut
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MG GS SUV teased ahead of London debut

The new MG GS SUV will make its Western debut at the London Motor Show in May, in what is being described as a “turning point” in the history of the fabled British manufacturer. These new teaser sketches confirm that the car, which will hit British roads in June, looks much like its sibling currently being sold in China...


January 2016 VFACTS new vehicle sales: Industry summary, market analysis, winners and losers
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January 2016 VFACTS new vehicle sales: Industry summary, market analysis, winners and losers

January new vehicle sales figures are in. Coming fresh off an annual record, the Australian market recorded a further 2.7 per cent growth in the first month of the year. VFACTS figures released today by the Federal Chamber show that 84,373 new vehicles were registered in January — the highest figure for the month since 2013...


New Car Sales Figures January 2016
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New Car Sales Figures January 2016

  The following data are new car sales figures for the month of January 2016. For a detailed analysis, click here...


2016 Ferrari FF facelift teased
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2016 Ferrari FF facelift teased

A preview image for the anticipated 2016 Ferrari FF update has appeared online as part of the company’s release for its 2015 financial year results. Although the vehicle teased in this shadowy image was not officially identified in the document - which shows the car on a page titled ‘MY 2016 Outlook’ - all signs point to the FF...


Nissan resolves to shed weight from 2016
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Nissan resolves to shed weight from 2016

Nissan has declared its cars must “shed the pounds” and that the intensive weight-loss regime will come from the use of materials normally used for space travel. The Japanese company’s UK supply chain is collaborating with other auto manufacturers and research bodies to deliver a prototype material structure, as part of a new “Lightweighting" program...