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Tesla Ludicrous Mode retrofit option now available, but only for the US
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Tesla Ludicrous Mode retrofit option now available, but only for the US

Ludicrous Mode is now available as a retrofit option on Tesla Model S sedans and Model X P90D wagons, but only in the US. The retrofit was quietly added to the company's website overnight, and is priced at US$10,000 ($13,000) before taxes and labour costs. Two key changes occur as part of the upgrade...


2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H celebrates Hertz rental racer’s 50th anniversary
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2016 Ford Shelby Mustang GT-H celebrates Hertz rental racer’s 50th anniversary

Ford, performance tuner Shelby and rental giant Hertz have unveiled a new limited-run 2016 Mustang GT-H, that will be available to rent at selected airports in the US. Launched at the 2016 New York motor show today, the new 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H rental racer looks set to earn the same ‘rock star’ status of its 50-year-old predecessor...


2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 tears up Queensland Raceway
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2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT12 tears up Queensland Raceway

Aston Martin has released the first images of the new limited-run Vantage GT12 on Aussie soil, taken at Queensland Raceway. The predominantly white vehicle in the photos is the first of three GT12s coming down under, and the only one to be delivered in the sunshine state. Powered by a tweaked version of the 6...


2016 Mitsubishi Mirage pricing and specifications: Refreshed looks, revised chassis
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2016 Mitsubishi Mirage pricing and specifications: Refreshed looks, revised chassis

The 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage hatch and sedan have been given a fresh update for 2016, with a number of styling and performance enhancements on offer across the range. The price of entry is up for 2016, but Mitsubishi says the increase is joined by a number of improvements. The line-up now kicks off at $12,250 plus on-road costs (up $260) and the now auto-only hatch LS is priced at $15,250 (up $260)...


2017 Subaru Impreza revealed online ahead of New York debut - UPDATE
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2017 Subaru Impreza revealed online ahead of New York debut - UPDATE

The 2017 Subaru Impreza has been revealed - possibly by accident - at the 2016 New York motor show via Subaru's Periscope social media feed, which was prematurely cut short. Thankfully, Subaru followed up with three official images that show a cohesive Impreza with flowing lines from front to rear...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, AMG GLC43 Coupe revealed: Australian launch due in December
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, AMG GLC43 Coupe revealed: Australian launch due in December

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe and Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe models have been unveiled in New York today, ahead of an Australian launch set for December this year. Debuting as a lifestyle-focused companion to the mid-sized and more practical GLC SUV, the GLC Coupe also plays the smaller sibling role to the big GLE Coupe that launched in Australia last year...


2016 New York motor show: what to expect - UPDATE
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2016 New York motor show: what to expect - UPDATE

The New York International Auto Show, although not the largest in the world - or even in the United States - lays claim to being one of the oldest automobile exhibitions. First opening its doors in 1900, the New York motor show is beaten only by its Paris (1898) and Frankfurt (1897) counterparts, two of the largest in the world...


Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop revealed in New York
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Mazda MX-5 RF hardtop revealed in New York

The Mazda MX-5 RF made its world premiere in New York today, bringing a new twist to the traditional idea of how to produce a folding hardtop. The ‘RF’ in Mazda MX-5 RF, as you’re no doubt wondering, stands for Retractable Fastback, which outlines what you need to know first and foremost about this new take on the world’s most popular convertible...


GM to introduce 10-speed automatic to eight more models by 2018
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GM to introduce 10-speed automatic to eight more models by 2018

General Motors has announced plans to introduce its new 10-speed automatic transmission in eight models by 2018. Developed in collaboration with Ford, the new 10-speed auto was first announced in 2013, alongside confirmation of plans for a nine-speed auto. Last week, Chevrolet became the first GM brand to debut the new 10-speed shifter with the unveiling of the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 powerhouse...


Aston Martin moving away from traditional vehicle segmentation
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Aston Martin moving away from traditional vehicle segmentation

Aston Martin’s planned seven new models are being created with a view to beyond traditional market segments, and are focused instead on new-age ‘customer clusters’ that the brand believes will see it reach a much wider audience. The iconic British brand, helmed by former Nissan executive Andy Palmer since late 2014, released the first of these new cars, the DB11, at the recent Geneva motor show...


Aston Martin says engine sound remains a key part of ownership
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Aston Martin says engine sound remains a key part of ownership

Aston Martin says that despite its decision to go down the route of using turbocharged engines for its new generation of vehicles, engine and exhaust sounds remain a top priority to maintain the brand’s core values...


2017 Honda Civic is 'back to its basic roots as a sporty car'
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2017 Honda Civic is 'back to its basic roots as a sporty car'

The new Honda Civic goes back to the sporty roots of the original model and the brand’s core DNA of creating fun cars to drive, the Japanese brand says. Speaking to CarAdvice at the unveiling of the new Honda Civic RallyCross race car, Honda America’s Senior Vice President and General Manager, Jeff Conrad, admitted that Honda had gone through some troubled times of late...


2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report
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2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report

The new Skoda Superb is expected to be the first electrified model from the Czech manufacturer, which will be followed by a range of Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) models over the next ten years. Skoda is understood to be planning a plug-in hybrid variant of the Superb for 2019, which will make it the first PHEV of any type from the brand, followed by its first fully electric vehicle (EV) a few years later...


BMW Isetta 'bubble car' reborn
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BMW Isetta 'bubble car' reborn

Swiss company Micro Mobility Systems has revealed a reimagined take on the iconic BMW Isetta 'bubble car': the Microlino EV. Beginning life in the 1950s, the Isetta was designed by Italian automobile and motorcycle maker, Iso, before being licensed to BMW to build. Since then, various speculative designs for a rebirth have been thrown around...


2006-2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over parts corrosion
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2006-2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over parts corrosion

Mercedes-Benz has today issued a recall notice for a number of vehicles in its earlier W204 range of C-Class sedans. Affecting vehicles built between March 1, 2006 and December 31, 2008, the recall centres on concerns that parts of the restraint system may fail due to internal components becoming corroded. As a result, vital parts such as the airbags may be deactivated...