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Mercedes-Benz E-Class won't get autonomous tech in Australia from launch
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class won't get autonomous tech in Australia from launch

The hugely sophisticated new Mercedes-Benz E-Class will arrive in Australia from June 2016, but key elements of the new model’s autonomous technology suite won’t be available until at least six months after its launch...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed: Australian debut set for June
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed: Australian debut set for June

UPDATE: New E-Class Estate revealed The new-generation 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been given an official unveiling at this week’s NAIAS Detroit auto show, ahead of an Australian debut expected to occur around June. Today’s unveiling follows the new large car’s surfacing earlier this month, when a full selection of marketing photos appeared in the German press...


Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro
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Buick Avista concept could preview new Holden Monaro

Buick Avista: new Holden Coupe previewed in Detroit? This week’s Detroit auto show has brought GM fans their first look at the most exciting new Buick in decades - but it could also be a preview of what’s to come for Holden fans in Australia. It was this time last year when GM’s chief of international operations, Stefan Jacoby, confirmed that Holden has a V8-powered sports coupe in its future...


2016 Toyota Corolla sedan facelift revealed: Trademark renderings surface online
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2016 Toyota Corolla sedan facelift revealed: Trademark renderings surface online

Images of the 2016 Toyota Corolla sedan have surfaced on the European Union trademark and patent office website this week, offering a first clear look at the small car’s styling updates. These images of the international and US-market versions (the latter was spied testing just days ago), of the refreshed 2016 Corolla sedan reveal a new face and a subtle revision at the rear end...


Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept: Detroit show debut for plug-in AWD concept
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Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept: Detroit show debut for plug-in AWD concept

The Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Active Concept with petrol plug-in hybrid architecture makes its world premiere this week in Detroit. The rugged-looking GTE Active Concept follows on from the world premiere of the 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan — replete with a GTE plug-in derivation — at the Frankfurt motor show last September. It joins the existing Passat GTE and Golf GTE...


Hyundai Tucson: five-star ANCAP safety rating follows redesign
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Hyundai Tucson: five-star ANCAP safety rating follows redesign

The Hyundai Tucson has been upgraded to a much-needed five-star ANCAP safety rating following recent validation of a redesign put into production last November. As you can read here, the new Hyundai Tucson family SUV received a sub-par four-star score from Australia’s safety watchdog late last year following its local launch...


2016 Detroit auto show: what to expect - UPDATE
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2016 Detroit auto show: what to expect - UPDATE

As we march into a new year, talk has already turned to the first major motor show on the calendar: the 2016 Detroit auto show, officially known as the North American International Auto Show. Opened in 1899, the Detroit auto show lays claim to being the second oldest event of its kind, with only the one year-older Paris motor show outdoing it...


Tesla Model S adds Summon mode for fully automated parking - UPDATE
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Tesla Model S adds Summon mode for fully automated parking - UPDATE

The Tesla Model S can now actually drive itself with nobody on-board, with the US electric car receiving an over-the-air update to its Autopilot software. Software Version 7.1 for the Model S adds the new Summon mode, which sees the car adopt the ability to park itself with nobody in the driver's seat...


Apple.car, Apple.auto web domains snapped up by Apple
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Apple.car, Apple.auto web domains snapped up by Apple

Tech giant Apple has snapped up a trio of new web addresses that could represent yet another hint at its anticipated leap into the automotive industry: apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto. The new ‘top level domain’ suffixes, unique to the more familiar .coms and the like, were made available as part of a huge domain name expansion program launched by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 2013...


Toyota ViRa SUV concept revealed
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Toyota ViRa SUV concept revealed

Next week’s Tokyo Auto Salon will see the unveiling of this sharp SUV concept: the Toyota ViRa, said to be conceived as a hybrid of the light Vitz (Yaris) hatch and the mid-sized Rav4 SUV. The concept might ordinarily hint at another new styling direction for the Japanese carmaker, but before you go clamouring to drop a deposit with your local dealer, look closely at the logo on the ViRa’s black nameplates...


Kia Telluride concept's interior revealed ahead of Detroit debut
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Kia Telluride concept's interior revealed ahead of Detroit debut

The Korean car maker has confirmed that its new large SUV concept, which will be unveiled at the 2016 Detroit auto show, will be known as the Kia Telluride. In addition to this, the brand has also given us a first look at the concept's interior, which will be the first from Kia to feature 3D printed components...


Lamborghini biopic confirmed: Supercar rivalry moving to silver screen
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Lamborghini biopic confirmed: Supercar rivalry moving to silver screen

The rivalry between Italy’s two most famous supercar companies has been going since the earliest days of both, with one-time fan Ferruccio Lamborghini planting the seeds before Enzo Ferrari had even heard of him. You might know the story: Ferruccio Lamborghini, a former mechanic in the Italian Royal Air Force, addresses his displeasure over Ferrari build quality and customer service by launching his own rival sports car business...


Lexus teases sporty Detroit debut: LC coupe coming? - UPDATE
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Lexus teases sporty Detroit debut: LC coupe coming? - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus has now added a short audio clip to its teaser package, embedded below. If there was any doubt before that this will be a new sports car...  Lexus has handed down a mysterious teaser for a new vehicle it will unveil at next week’s Detroit auto show, promising an “unprecedented Lexus world premiere”...


2016 Kia Soul facelift spy photos: Will it come to Australia?
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2016 Kia Soul facelift spy photos: Will it come to Australia?

A facelift for the second-generation Kia Soul has been spotted by spy photographers in Europe. In production since 2013, the current Soul has a few years of life left in it yet, but Kia is keen to keep things fresh until a new generation version is ready in either 2018 or 2019. It's likely that this facelift will feature the usual complement of new headlights, tailights, bumpers, grilles, and alloy wheels...


2017 Toyota Corolla sedan spied testing in the US
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2017 Toyota Corolla sedan spied testing in the US

A facelifted version of the Toyota Corolla sedan has been spied testing in the US this week, ahead of a premiere that could occur in the coming months. In its current form, the Corolla sedan wears two faces, one in the US market with a sharp sporting face inspired by the 2013 Furia concept, and the other with large headlights and a broad chrome grille...