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Audi Q6 e-tron: electric SUV draws near with production shuffle
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Audi Q6 e-tron: electric SUV draws near with production shuffle

Audi has revealed new details in its next-generation production plan this week, as the German luxury marque turns its attention to electric power. In a manufacturing shuffle, the company has confirmed that its plant in Brussels, Belgium, will from 2018 focus exclusively on production of its new electric SUV, along with the batteries that will provide the new model’s energy...


Morgan to add hybrid, electric drivetrains to its range from 2019
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Morgan to add hybrid, electric drivetrains to its range from 2019

This week speciality British car maker Morgan announced that it has secured funding to develop hybrid and electric drivetrains, which will end up in its cars before the end of the decade. Morgan says that that all up around 6 million pounds ($12.4 million) has been earmarked for the project, with some, or possibly all, of that coming from a grants and advocacy body funded by the British government and industry contributors...


Minister Pyne supports bid to save Holden plant
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Minister Pyne supports bid to save Holden plant

The federal government will actively support talks between General Motors and the Belgian entrepreneur who wants to save GM Holden’s South Australian car plant from closure. Industry minister Christopher Pyne has written a letter of support for Guido Dumarey, of Punch International, to use in negotiations with GM to buy the Elizabeth plant and thereby secure its operational future beyond the end of 2017...


2017 BMW i3 driving range will hit nearly 200km - report
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2017 BMW i3 driving range will hit nearly 200km - report

For some months now, reports have suggested the updated 2017 BMW i3 will bring a significant improvement in the electric hatch’s driving range. In its current form, which launched in Australia in 2014, the light BMW i3 claims a range of between 130 to 160 kilometres off one charge of its lithium-ion battery pack...


2016 Renault Megane wagon spy photos
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2016 Renault Megane wagon spy photos

The fourth-generation Renault Megane wagon has been nabbed by our spy photographers while undergoing winter testing in Europe. Interestingly for a body style based on an already unveiled vehicle, the Megane wagon features head-to-toe camouflage, as well as a layer of false body panels underneath...


2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid spied, Australia a hot chance
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2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid spied, Australia a hot chance

The 2017 Chevrolet/Holden Cruze Hybrid Sedan has been spied testing in Detroit ahead of its expected announcement and release later this year. The regular Cruze Sedan, which will be sold locally alongside the new-generation Astra hatch, is expected to be sourced from Korea, while it remains unclear where the Cruze Hybrid Sedan could be sourced...


Honda and GM to build joint venture hydrogen fuel cell factory - report
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Honda and GM to build joint venture hydrogen fuel cell factory - report

Honda and General Motors are reportedly working towards a joint venture factory that will produce hydrogen fuel cells. A report in the Asahi Shimbun claims that the two car makers are looking to setup a plant to make next-generation fuel cells for automotive applications. Anonymous sources said that Honda and GM plan to have this factory operational by 2025 at the latest...


Mini Clubman All4 revealed: AWD wagon ruled out for Australia
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Mini Clubman All4 revealed: AWD wagon ruled out for Australia

The Mini Clubman All4 has been unveiled, with the new all-wheel-drive wagon designed first and foremost for the US and European markets. The new all-drive version of the Mini Clubman is available with both the entry-level three-cylinder turbo engine in the Cooper and the more powerful, sportier Cooper S 2...


2017 DS3 revealed: Australia to get new 1.2 turbo engine this year
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2017 DS3 revealed: Australia to get new 1.2 turbo engine this year

The 2017 DS 3 has been unveiled today, debuting as the latest refreshed offering in the offshoot luxury brand of French carmaker Citroen. Evolving from its previous incarnation as the ‘Citroen DS3’, the 2017 DS 3’s standout styling change is a big and flashy new grille design up...


Ford Mustang: Australian success will factor into future development
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Ford Mustang: Australian success will factor into future development

According to the engineer in charge of development for the new 2016 Ford Mustang, the rabid demand for the vehicle in Australia has been noticed at Ford HQ in the states and will be taken into account when any future RHD development is entered into. It means Australia will potentially have access to more potent performance variants of the Mustang when they are released in the States...


Porsche backs Apple CarPlay over Google’s Android Auto for new in-car tech
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Porsche backs Apple CarPlay over Google’s Android Auto for new in-car tech

German carmaker Porsche is rolling out the latest generation of its Porsche Communication System (PCM 4), which is good news for iPhone users - but not so good for those that prefer the Android mobile phone platform...


Genesis rules out smaller luxury car
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Genesis rules out smaller luxury car

If you want a Hyundai hatchback with all the bells and whistles, you’ll buy a Hyundai hatchback with all the bells and whistles – that's the message from the company’s luxury arm Genesis, which will not reach down to the small car segment...


BMW 'Z5' spy photos: Toyota co-developed Z4 replacement spotted for the first time
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BMW 'Z5' spy photos: Toyota co-developed Z4 replacement spotted for the first time

The long-awaited replacement for the BMW Z4 has been spied and photographed by our spies in northern Europe. Although not confirmed, rumours indicate that the new car will be branded as the Z5. Not only does the new badge indicate that the new car will be larger in most dimensions than the Z4, but that it will also feature higher pricing than the current vehicle...


2017 BMW 3 Series sedan spy photos
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2017 BMW 3 Series sedan spy photos

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been spotted by our spy photographers in northern Europe undergoing harsh winter testing. Beneath the swathes of camouflage, this prototype wears a version of the body that will grace the next-generation 3 Series sedan...


2016 Audi A3 hatchback facelift spy photos
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2016 Audi A3 hatchback facelift spy photos

Our spy photographers have spotted the facelifted Audi A3 hatchback undergoing cold weather testing in the north of Europe. The updated A3 three-door hatch's sports a similar level of disguise to the A3 sedan that was also spotted in chilly European climes at the end of last year...