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2016 Fiat Abarth: new 500-based entry-point due mid year
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2016 Fiat Abarth: new 500-based entry-point due mid year

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has confirmed that a new Fiat 500-based Abarth model will launch locally mid-year, providing a new, more affordable, entry point into the scorpion-stamped brand. Due to be officially announced in the coming weeks, the new performance-focused Fiat 500 variant will undercut the current $34,000 Abarth entry point - but by just how much remains unknown...


Opel GT concept interior revealed
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Opel GT concept interior revealed

The recently revealed Opel GT coupe concept has returned for a second showing, this time opening its drape-molded doors for a first look at its insides before debuting at next month’s Geneva motor show. Building on the themes of its streamlined and multi-coloured exterior, the Opel GT features two lightly bolstered seats in contrasting black and red speckled trim, flanking a slim centre console...


2017 Lexus LC500h revealed
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2017 Lexus LC500h revealed

The wraps have been taken off the Lexus LC500h hybrid coupe ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Under the car's resplendent blue body is a new take on the Toyota's hybrid drivetrain layout, dubbed Multi Stage Hybrid System, which has been developed for the company's performance-oriented vehicles...


Toyota RAV4 recalled for rear seat belt issue, close to 100,000 cars affected
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Toyota RAV4 recalled for rear seat belt issue, close to 100,000 cars affected

Toyota has issued a recall for RAV4 vehicles due to an issue with the rear passenger seat belt mounting. The recall affects 98,664 cars built between August 2005 and November 2012, spanning the third generation of the mid-sized SUV. Toyota Australia states that in the event of an accident the seat belt material may become caught on a metal component, potentially severing the belt...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet teased ahead of Geneva - UPDATE
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet teased ahead of Geneva - UPDATE

UPDATE: A second new teaser has been released, this time as a photo of the new model lightly disguised (above). The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet has been teased once more, ahead of a debut at the Geneva motor show at the end of this month. This latest teaser of the final production model draped in a sheer sheet (above) follows a sketch released earlier this week (below)...


2017 Volvo V90 unveiled, Australian launch due early next year
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2017 Volvo V90 unveiled, Australian launch due early next year

The new 2017 Volvo V90 wagon has been unveiled ahead of its official debut at the Geneva motor show in a few weeks time. Today's reveal puts an end to the near constant trickle of leaks, which stretches back as far as October 2015 when photos of scale models of the car popped up in China. The new wagon revives the V90 name that was retired back in 1998...


Lamborghini 'Centenario' hypercar revealed through patent images
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Lamborghini 'Centenario' hypercar revealed through patent images

Patent images that are believed to be of the Lamborghini Centenario hypercar have been filed and published. AutoGuide has discovered seven patent drawings from Lamborghini that were reportedly filed on October 16, 2015, but only officially published overnight, indicating that this vehicle might make its debut at the Geneva motor show at the end of this month...


BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid X5 and 3 Series pricing announced
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BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid X5 and 3 Series pricing announced

A pair of BMW eDrive plug-in hybrid models - the X5 xDrive40e and 330e - will hit showrooms with attractive pricing in May 2016. The new plug-in hybrid pairing models are said to "reinforce BMW’s commitment to sustainable mobility by offering a plug-in hybrid alternative within the brand’s two highest-selling model ranges"...


2017 Audi RS3 sedan revealed at private function
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2017 Audi RS3 sedan revealed at private function

The Audi RS3 sedan has been leaked online, ahead of its possible debut at the Geneva motor show, which kicks off at the end of February. The images seen here were initially posted by user MercMilan06 on Instagram with the caption "New Audi RS3 sedan [winky face]". Once these images were published by WorldCarFans, they taken down from Instagram and the account was made private...


2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon unveiled
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2017 Kia Optima Sportswagon unveiled

The Kia Optima Sportswagon, the company's largest wagon ever, has been revealed and detailed ahead of its full debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show at the end of this month. Styling aft of the C-pillar is derived from last year's Sportspace concept with wraparound LED tail-lights. The top-end GT model also boasts a Sportspace-inspired diffuser integrated into the rear bumper (photos here)...


Aston Martin RapidE EV to go into production by 2018 with Chinese help
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Aston Martin RapidE EV to go into production by 2018 with Chinese help

Aston Martin and LeEco have agreed to co-develop a production version of the Aston Martin RapidE electric sedan. Overnight Aston Martin confirmed that it had signed a memorandum of understanding of Chinese electronics firm LeEco, formerly known Letv. LeEco and Aston Martin hope to have the all-electric RapidE on the market by 2018...


2017 Skoda SUV previewed with new VisionS concept, plug-in hybrid power on board
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2017 Skoda SUV previewed with new VisionS concept, plug-in hybrid power on board

Skoda’s upcoming SUV, rumoured to be called ‘Kodiak’, has been previewed through the new VisionS concept, shown today ahead of a Geneva motor show unveiling next month. As promised, the new concept delivers an early look at the next evolution of Skoda’s sharpened styling language, moving beyond the little Rapid and Fabia, the mid-sized Octavia and the still very new Superb...


Bentley Flying Spur V8 S unveiled
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Bentley Flying Spur V8 S unveiled

The Bentley Flying Spur V8 S has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show. Under the bonnet, the new Flying Spur V8 S features the same, more powerful version of the brand's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 as the Continental GT V8 S coupe and convertible...


2016 Australian Formula One Grand Prix details
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2016 Australian Formula One Grand Prix details

The first race of the 2016 Formula One season is again in Melbourne this year, and it promises to be full of surprises now with Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari and Renault all competing as full works teams with Mclaren-Honda. The race event, which takes place from March 17-20, will set the scene for what may possibly be the most competitive season since the new rule changes for V6 turbos took place in 2014...


2017 Audi RS3 sedan closing in on showroom debut - report
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2017 Audi RS3 sedan closing in on showroom debut - report

The new Audi RS3 Sportback could soon be joined by a sedan companion, according to a new report out of Europe today. Talk of an extra-hot RS3 sedan stretches back to at least the 2011 unveiling of the Audi A3 sedan concept - and while Audi had steered clear of confirming the small RS3 sedan for production, the 2014 debut of the A3 Clubsport Quattro ensured that the idea remained front and centre for Audi RS fans...