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2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE
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2017 Lexus IS facelift unveiled - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus Australia has confirmed a 2017 local launch for the revised IS range. An updated version of the Lexus IS luxury sedan has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing motor show. The 2017 Lexus IS brings with it a revamped front-end design including newly reformed headlights that still sit proudly above those tick-shaped daytime running lights...


Nissan Patrol Y62 demand outstripping supply
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Nissan Patrol Y62 demand outstripping supply

Massive price cuts to the slow-selling Y62 Nissan Patrol in July last year have completely turned around the big car’s fortunes, with demand now outstripping supply despite the continued lack of a diesel engine. As you can read here, Nissan responded to flagging demand for its range-topper last year by re-aligning it with actual transaction prices or, in plain English, slashing up to $27,500 from the RRP because it was discounting them to that price already...


Citroen C6 debuts at Beijing motor show
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Citroen C6 debuts at Beijing motor show

The resurrected Citroen C6 has made its first public appearance at the 2016 Beijing motor show this week. After the first images of the second-generation C6 surfaced online a fortnight ago, Citroen's new flagship sedan has been officially presented to the public. Positioned as a China-only flagship model, the new C6 is the product of the collaboration between the French brand and its Chinese partner, Dongfeng...


2016 Acura CDX unveiled in Beijing
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2016 Acura CDX unveiled in Beijing

The new Acura CDX crossover has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show, and is the first model from the brand to be designed with China in mind. Believed to be based on the Honda HR-V, the new CDX slots in underneath the Pilot-based MDX and the CR-V-based RDX. The CDX is the first all new Acura model to come out after the Precision Concept, which debuted the brand's new styling direction...


Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model
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Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model

The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has been produced in Japan, adding yet another milestone to the iconic soft-top's growing list of historic achievements. Repeatedly recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced, rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 - 27 years after mass-production of the model first began in April 1989...


Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled
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Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled

The Volkswagen T-Prime GTE has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show and the crossover concept potentially previews a new range-topping SUV for the brand. As part of Volkswagen's renewed focus on electrified propulsion, the T-Prime GTE has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that pairs together a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a 100kW/350Nm electric motor...


2017 Audi TT RS revealed: 294kW performance pair due here next year
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2017 Audi TT RS revealed: 294kW performance pair due here next year

The 2017 Audi TT RS coupe and roadster twins have been unveiled at this week’s Beijing motor show, rounding out a new-generation TT range that first appeared around this time in 2014. It wasn’t until July last year that the new line-up made its way to Australia, however, and a confirmed mid-2017 launch for this new hero pair will mean a similar wait for those with a preference for the RennSport pedigree...


Mazda CX-4 unveiled in Beijing
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Mazda CX-4 unveiled in Beijing

The all-new 2017 Mazda CX-4 has debuted at this week’s Beijing motor show, ahead of a Chinese-market launch set to occur in the months ahead. Based on the Koeru concept that was unveiled in Frankfurt last year, the CX-4 arrives with the promise that it will “exceed existing categories and stereotypes”. What it won’t do, is appear in Australia anytime soon...


2017 Renault Koleos revealed, Australian debut within six months
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2017 Renault Koleos revealed, Australian debut within six months

The brand new, and notably larger, 2017 Renault Koleos made its world premiere today in China, ahead of its highly anticipated Australian launch around September this year. Billed as Renault’s “first D-segment SUV”, the new Koleos is significantly larger than the eight-year old outgoing model, which remains a core car for Renault Australia...


2016 Porsche 718 Cayman pricing and specifications
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2016 Porsche 718 Cayman pricing and specifications

The new 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman coupe was revealed this week, three months after the new 718 Boxster soft-top version. Interestingly, while prices are still up, the Cayman has been repositioned to undercut the Boxster and become the new Porsche sports car entry point...


Kia’s new sports sedan spied in heavy camouflage
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Kia’s new sports sedan spied in heavy camouflage

The long-anticipated new Kia sports sedan, a ‘four-door coupe’ believed to be known internally by the codename CK, has been spied for the first time. The new model, which clearly takes its styling cues from the well-received 2011 GT and 2015 Novo concepts, is expected to make its official debut later this year...


LeEco LeSee electric sedan revealed for Beijing motor show
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LeEco LeSee electric sedan revealed for Beijing motor show

Chinese tech company LeEco, already known for backing electric vehicle startup Faraday Future and Aston Martin's upcoming RapidE EV, has revealed an ultra-green offering of its own. Formerly known as LeTV, often described as 'the Netflix of China', LeEco has expanded its operations beyond entertainment to focus on other products like electric vehicles (EVs)...


2017 BMW X3 spied testing at the Nurburgring
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2017 BMW X3 spied testing at the Nurburgring

After being spied in cold-weather testing back in January, the next-generation 2017 BMW X3 has now been spotted being put through its paces at the Nurburgring. With the new X3 now in performance testing, it can be assumed the mid-range SUV is in the final stages of development, meaning an official unveiling could be on the horizon...


Shell unveils ultra-efficient city car concept
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Shell unveils ultra-efficient city car concept

Fuel company Shell has unveiled an ultra-efficient city car concept. Yes, that is as counterintuitive as it sounds. The inventively named Shell Concept Car is said to potentially deliver "material reductions in energy use in the road transport sector", with the micro-sized three-seater claimed to be "tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by using cutting-edge technology available today through a process of 'co-engineering' whereby vehicle body, engine design and lubricants are all created together"...


Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled, previews new QX50
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Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled, previews new QX50

The Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at next week's Beijing auto show. According to Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti, the QX Sport Inspiration showcases the brand's "daring design philosophy" and its "capabilities in the mid-size SUV segment". At present that space is occupied by the QX50 SUV...