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2016 Mini Convertible pricing and specifications
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2016 Mini Convertible pricing and specifications

The new Mini Convertible will cost a highly competitive $37,900 plus on-road costs at entry level when it launches in Australia in the second quarter of 2016. Mini Australia announced pricing on its new front-wheel drive convertible today. The $37,900 price applies to the Cooper with a standard six-speed automatic. The Cooper S version will cost $45,400...


Do grey imports pose dangers?: The risks you might face privately importing a new car - UPDATE
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Do grey imports pose dangers? The risks you might face privately importing a new car - UPDATE

Car industry "blind-sided" Parallel imports undermine consumer protection, says industry Car executives and FCAI speak out in anger, their arguments below Heavy hitters within the Australian new vehicle industry have unanimously slammed the government’s proposal to change the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and allow parallel ‘grey’ importation of near-new cars from 2018...


Tesla Model S drops 85kWh battery from range
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Tesla Model S drops 85kWh battery from range

The Tesla Model S range has been simplified somewhat, with the electric car company removing a few of the car's drivetrain options. From today the 85kWh battery option has been dropped from the Tesla Model S lineup. Additionally, the 90kWh battery pack can now only be specified in dual-motor all-wheel drive format...


2017 Volvo V90 to appear next week, Australian launch set for next year
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2017 Volvo V90 to appear next week, Australian launch set for next year

The new Volvo S90 sedan’s wagon twin, the 2017 Volvo V90, will make its global premiere on February 18, ahead of an Australian debut set for early next year. The unveiling will bring few surprises, however, with the premium new V90 already revealed through a series of scale-model leaks and workshop photos through the latter half of 2015...


MotorWorld Sydney: Australia's new car festival launches
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MotorWorld Sydney: Australia's new car festival launches

MotorWorld Sydney, a new Australian festival designed to connect car buyers, enthusiasts and industry members with everything car-related has been officially launched today, before opening its doors to the public later this year. The event promises to be "Australia's biggest drive experience" and the new concept is set to come to life at Sydney Motorsport Park from November 30 to December 4, 2016...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta facelift teased, Australian launch later this year
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta facelift teased, Australian launch later this year

The updated and facelifted 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta hatch will make its debut on February 24, ahead of an Australian launch set for the third quarter of this year. Very little about the refreshed Italian hatch has been made official, although an event invitation issued overnight suggests that a new-look grille and bumper design will be among the styling tweaks...


2016 BMW M2 M Performance parts detailed ahead of Geneva debut
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2016 BMW M2 M Performance parts detailed ahead of Geneva debut

The all-new 2016 BMW M2 now has its requisite M Performance styling and handling pack, detailed this week ahead of a Geneva motor show debut in March. Full to overflowing with carbonfibre goodness, the M2’s M Performance pack adds a number of aerodynamic and styling parts, along with interior goodies and a number of mechanical tricks under the skin...


2016 Audi TT RS spied during cold weather testing
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2016 Audi TT RS spied during cold weather testing

The next-generation Audi TT RS has been spotted by our spy photographers in Sweden doing some cold weather testing. Unlike the vehicle that was spotted in October 2015, this prototype is trying to evade the world's prying eyes by going almost completely incognito — not normally an accusation we'd bandy about for a bright yellow car...


Government plans to allow parallel ‘grey’ imports from 2018
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Government plans to allow parallel ‘grey’ imports from 2018

Despite a recommendation to approve parallel imports being knocked back by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull only several months ago, the government now plans to allow the parallel/grey import of vehicles into Australia from 2018...


Alfa Romeo denies crash test problems as source of Giulia delay - reports
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Alfa Romeo denies crash test problems as source of Giulia delay - reports

The Italian marque has denied reports that the delays related to the Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan have been caused by serious safety problems. Late last week, supplier sources told Automotive News Europe that the reason for the Giulia's six-or-so month delay was caused by the sedan failing to pass internal front, side and rear crash tests...


2017 Subaru XV preview to debut at Geneva motor show
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2017 Subaru XV preview to debut at Geneva motor show

A next-generation preview of the Subaru XV crossover will debut at next month’s Geneva motor show, the Japanese car maker has confirmed today. Little else has been revealed about the new concept’s coming, although a shadowy teaser image that accompanied the announcement offers a hint of what we can expect from the show car’s look...


Volkswagen quality assurance chief resigns
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Volkswagen quality assurance chief resigns

Frank Tuch, Volkswagen Group's head of quality assurance, has quit the company and will be replaced by company veteran Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler. In a statement issued overnight, Volkswagen says that Tuch is leaving the company "at his own request to take on new responsibilities elsewhere, and will continue to serve in an advisory capacity"...


2016 Volvo S60, V60: Australia drops Polestars and prices, new T6 due soon
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2016 Volvo S60, V60: Australia drops Polestars and prices, new T6 due soon

The turbocharged six-cylinder Volvo S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar models that began life as an Australian experiment have now been wiped from the range as the Swedish carmaker prepares for its exclusively four-cylinder future. Around 40 examples of the Polestar models remain in local stock, Volvo has confirmed, with no more examples of the current design and powertrain package to follow...


2016 Iveco Daily pricing and specifications
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2016 Iveco Daily pricing and specifications

The Iveco Daily van and cab-chassis models have been updated for 2016, with extra safety equipment and different body styles now on offer. Iveco – which is better known for its trucks than it is for its commercial vans – offers the Daily model in its ranks as an alternative to the likes of the Ford Transit, Fiat Ducato, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Renault Master...


2016 Mazda 6 gets safety update, price cuts
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2016 Mazda 6 gets safety update, price cuts

The 2016 Mazda 6 mid-sized sedan and wagon range is now better value than before, and safer, after the company made a suite of active and preventative anti-crash features standard across the board. From now, every Mazda 6 variant will come with blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and low-speed laser-driven forward autonomous braking...