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Aston Martin Autolink concept: Letv develops new infotainment system
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Aston Martin Autolink concept: Letv develops new infotainment system

Aston Martin has offered buyers a glimpse of what could become the infotainment system in its coming DB11 supercar, unveiling the new Autolink concept at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. Developed by Chinese entertainment company Letv as part of a new partnership, Autolink features a tall 13.3-inch display in the dash centre and a similarly large 12...


2017 Ford Mondeo Sport spied without disguise: Turbo V6 expected for Detroit show
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2017 Ford Mondeo Sport spied without disguise: Turbo V6 expected for Detroit show

An undisguised prototype of what will likely be the 2017 Ford Mondeo by the time it arrives in Australia has been spied in the US this week. This variant, wearing a Sport badge and a number of tricks that hint at increased performance, was caught during promotional work ahead of its unveiling next week as the US-market’s Ford Fusion...


Tailgating cameras ineffective: Victoria Police
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Tailgating cameras ineffective: Victoria Police

Victoria Police has again refuted the potential effectiveness of using road safety cameras to catch tailgating motorists. Police and the Victorian Government have restated their position this week in response to a report by the state’s Road Safety Camera Commissioner, Gordon Lewis, which suggests that tailgating could be more effectively curbed by adding camera technology to current education and enforcement strategies...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed

The second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback has been revealed today, a week before its in-the-flesh unveiling at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The new hatch shares most of its components with the next-generation Cruze sedan, including its 2700mm wheelbase. The hatch does feature a unique roof and abbreviated rear-end design...


Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running
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Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running

Illicit drugs, notably speed and ice, have proved more responsible for fatal collisions on Victorian roads than alcohol for the third successive year, Victoria Police has announced. Speaking to media today, Victoria Police assistant commissioner Doug Fryer (pictured below) said while speed remains the number one killer on Victorian roads, police are seeing a “significant increase” in illicit drugs being the determining factor in fatal and injury trauma...


Audi e-tron quattro concept's OLED interior displayed at CES
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Audi e-tron quattro concept's OLED interior displayed at CES

Audi has used CES 2016 to demonstrate a working cutaway interior of the e-tron quattro concept car. The e-tron quattro concept debuted at the Frankfurt motor show in late 2015, and is said to preview the company's Q6 EV, due in 2018...


First-timers drive Ferrari Australia to annual sales record
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First-timers drive Ferrari Australia to annual sales record

Ferrari Australia broke its sales record in 2015 with growth of almost 50 per cent year-on-year. Even more remarkably, six-in-ten of these sales went to first-time Ferrari buyers. The record performance was emblematic of a year in which an array of ultra high-end car brands had big sales...


Jeep 75th Anniversary models revealed, Australian launch confirmed
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Jeep 75th Anniversary models revealed, Australian launch confirmed

Jeep has revealed a number of birthday special-edition models, due in Australia later this year, celebrating 75 years “of military history and 4x4 leadership”. Featured across the range, the 75th Anniversary special-edition pack is fitted to the Wrangler, Wrangler Unlimited, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Renegade, and the ageing Compass and Patriot models...


Volkswagen E-Golf Touch: next-gen infotainment previewed at CES
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Volkswagen E-Golf Touch: next-gen infotainment previewed at CES

Volkswagen’s Golf R Touch concept, showcased this time last year, has moved a step closer to reality this week with the unveiling of the e-Golf Touch concept. Both concepts, revealed first at the 2015 and now 2016 Consumer Electronics Shows, stand as a preview of Volkswagen’s next-generation display and control systems...


Hyundai i20 Sport: turbo three-cylinder for German-market special
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Hyundai i20 Sport: turbo three-cylinder for German-market special

The five-door Hyundai i20 Sport has been launched in Germany, powered by a new small-capacity turbocharged three-cylinder engine. Developed in-house by Hyundai Motor’s European Technical Centre in Russelsheim, Germany, the turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder was first announced last year...


Top ten passenger, SUV and commercial brands of 2015
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Top ten passenger, SUV and commercial brands of 2015

The results are in, 2015 was a record sales year for the new vehicle market, with about 1.155 million units sold. Read our detailed breakdown with all the data here. But in addition, we thought we’d give a rundown of the top brands across the market’s three main broad sectors — passenger vehicles, SUVs and light commercials, because each list is quite different from the greater overall top ten...


2016 Subaru XV pricing and specifications: Styling and equipment enhancements
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2016 Subaru XV pricing and specifications: Styling and equipment enhancements

The 2016 Subaru XV is on sale now, bringing with it a number of changes over the already enhanced 2015 version. The 2016 Subaru XV small SUV gains new alloy wheel designs, a new front bumper with chrome-edged highlights, a new-look grille and revised headlight inlays and fresh LED rear light clusters...


Australian-made cars hit two-year high in December
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Australian-made cars hit two-year high in December

Sales of Australian-made vehicles in December were the strongest for two years, on the back of spikes for the Toyota Camry and Holden Commodore. According to VFACTS data released this week, 11,643 Australian-made cars were ‘sold’, up 33.3 per cent. It’s the first time this monthly figure has hit five figures since December 2013...


Ford details next-generation autonomous car, teams up with Amazon
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Ford details next-generation autonomous car, teams up with Amazon

At CES 2016, Ford announced that during 2016 it will triple the size of its autonomous vehicle test fleet from 10 today to 30, at which point it will be "the largest in the automotive industry". Like its existing self-driving cars, the new additions to the fleet will be based on the company's Fusion hybrid sedan...


Toyota Camry dominates: VFACTS December sales, Australian-made back on top
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Toyota Camry dominates: VFACTS December sales, Australian-made back on top

An Australian-made vehicle burst back onto the very top of the sales charts for first time in ages in December — the venerable Toyota Camry. In a remarkable result, the Camry’s posted registration figure for the final month of the calendar year was 5321 units — well over double what it managed in December 2014...