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2016 Mazda CX-9 revealed with new 2.5 turbo engine
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2016 Mazda CX-9 revealed with new 2.5 turbo engine

The second-generation Mazda CX-9 has made its world debut in Los Angeles. The reveal marks a significant move upmarket for the Japanese brand, and premieres its long-anticipated new turbocharged petrol engine. The new-generation of Mazda’s range-topping SUV arrives nine years after the previous CX-9 premiered...


New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles
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New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles

The third-generation Buick LaCrosse has made its full debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Although it's unlikely that the new near-luxury sedan will ever be sold in Australia, it might shed some light on the look of the next-generation Commodore. That's because the fully imported 2017/2018 Commodore is believed to be a lightly reworked version of the next-gen Opel Insignia...


Nissan Sentra facelift previews possible Pulsar update
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Nissan Sentra facelift previews possible Pulsar update

A facelifted Nissan Sentra sedan has made its public debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. The updated Sentra has a reworked front-end that incorporates the company's "V-motion grille", as well as a new bonnet, restyled headlights, and a reworked bumper design. Top-end models will also feature new LED low beam headlights, LED driving lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SL revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL revealed

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class cabriolet has made its world premiere in the sun-drenched surrounds of the LA motor show this week. The mid-life update to Mercedes’ flagship sports tourer brings a range of upgrades such as more power — as if it was missing — a new nine-speed automatic transmission in place of the current seven-speeder, a curve tilting suspension function and revised roof design...


Infiniti QX30 revealed, Australian debut set for late 2016
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Infiniti QX30 revealed, Australian debut set for late 2016

The new Infiniti QX30 has made its global debut today, premiering simultaneously at the Los Angeles and Guangzhou motor shows. The QX30 debuts as a crossover SUV companion to the already high-riding Q30 hatch, unveiled at September’s Frankfurt motor show. As with the Q30, the QX30 represents a new assault on the small-car market, marking a first for Nissan’s luxury arm, having previously focused on larger vehicles...


Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500
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Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500

Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy duty American trucks are now available in Australia as right-hand-drive vehicles, re-engineered to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group. The chromed-up 4x4 behemoths launched to the media today as part of their national rollout across an initial network of 20 dealers, planned to expand to more than 30 sites as demand increases...


Fiat 124 Spider revealed ahead of Australian launch
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Fiat 124 Spider revealed ahead of Australian launch

The reborn 2016 Fiat 124 Spider, perhaps the most hotly anticipated model confirmed for this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, has now been unveiled. It started life as an Alfa Romeo, confirmed way back in early 2012 as a platform sharing and manufacturing tie-up between the Fiat Chrysler group and Mazda...


Ford the first to test self-driving tech at Michigan Uni’s Mcity facility - video
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Ford the first to test self-driving tech at Michigan Uni’s Mcity facility - video

Ford has become the first carmaker to test driverless technology at Mcity, a ‘fake’ town created by Michigan University’s Mobility Transformation Centre. Opened in July, Mcity is a testing ground developed specifically to recreate as many real-world urban environments and situations as can be imagined, allowing autonomous vehicle technology to be tested without risking harm to public road users...


2017 Jaguar XE gains new infotainment system
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2017 Jaguar XE gains new infotainment system

The Jaguar XE may have only gone on sale recently in Australia, but an update for the 2017 model year will see a new infotainment system added to the British luxury sedan. The 2017 Jaguar XE range is due on sale in Australia from mid-2016, with the 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro media unit to be offered as an option on all variants of the updated line-up...


2016 Honda Civic coupe revealed, Australian debut unlikely
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2016 Honda Civic coupe revealed, Australian debut unlikely

The third bodystyle in the new 2016 Honda Civic range has been revealed today, with the all-new coupe variant making its Los Angeles Auto Show debut. The new model’s unveiling follows the appearance of the new Civic sedan in September. And, while the hatch variant is still to be revealed, it was recently spied in hotted-up Type R form at the Nurburgring...


R.I.P. Kia Pro_cee'd GT
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R.I.P. Kia Pro_cee'd GT

News emerged this week that the Kia Pro_cee’d GT has been axed from the Australian market, largely on account of dismal sales. Seldom has an automotive epitaph been more annoying to type, but more heartfelt. And so we see the death of the most interesting car from the increasingly interesting Korean brand, a sad denouement to a script that never went anywhere beyond its first act...


Bentley planning sub-Bentayga SUV and new sports car
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Bentley planning sub-Bentayga SUV and new sports car

Bentley will add a mid-sized SUV and a dedicated sports car to its global portfolio in the coming years as it continues to expand its line-up of ultra-luxury automobiles. Autocar reports the British brand’s second crossover model will slot beneath the recently unveiled full-size Bentayga (pictured above and below), and between Porsche’s Macan and Cayenne SUVs in terms of size, but will be priced well above both...


Bentley Bentayga First Edition revealed
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Bentley Bentayga First Edition revealed

The Bentley Bentayga First Edition has been revealed to a selection of high-wealth individuals in Los Angeles ahead of that city's motor show. Bentley is limiting production of the Bentayga First Edition to just 608 units worldwide based on the amount of metric horsepower at the car's disposal...


Kia Pro_cee'd GT exits Australian range: "Door shut, not locked" on future options
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Kia Pro_cee'd GT exits Australian range: "Door shut, not locked" on future options

Kia Australia's very good Pro_cee'd GT sports hatch is now among the very dearly departed, with the company's local arm today confirming its exit. The decision will surprise few, with the Pro_cee'd long known to have struggled in a market where manual-only, three-door sports hatches are responsible for only a small fraction of sales in a segment dominated by automatic five-door models...


Alfa Romeo Giulia engine options listed in leaked document
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Alfa Romeo Giulia engine options listed in leaked document

The new Alfa Romeo Giulia will hit the world’s markets with up to five petrol engines and three diesel options, if data published on an enthusiast website this week proves accurate. So far, the Giulia has been revealed in just one top-shelf performance form: the BMW M3-rivalling Giulia Quadrifoglio, confirmed with a high-powered turbo petrol V6...