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2016 New Cars Calendar: New models launching in Australia
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2016 New Cars Calendar: New models launching in Australia

New and updated vehicles launching in Australia in 2016 It's a big year ahead, this one. From Ford's hotly anticipated Mustang this month through to the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the fourth quarter - and everything in between - there's plenty for enthusiasts and new car buyers to look forward to...


2016 Ford Mustang cheaper to run than Falcon XR8, XR6 Turbo
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2016 Ford Mustang cheaper to run than Falcon XR8, XR6 Turbo

The 2016 Ford Mustang will be cheaper to service than the Falcon XR6 Turbo and Falcon XR8, when it launches locally this month. Servicing costs for the Mustang have appeared on the Ford Australia website and show that the V8 Mustang GT will cost $290 to service for the first 12 months or 15,000km, while the four-cylinder Mustang will cost $300 to service for the first 12 months or 15,000km...


Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept unveiled at CES 2016, EV platform detailed
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Faraday Future FFZERO1 concept unveiled at CES 2016, EV platform detailed

The Faraday Future FFZERO1 is the startup electric car maker's first concept vehicle, and has just been unveiled at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. From its styling through to its incredible power, performance and technology claims, the FFZERO1 is designed to catch the eye of potential buyers, investors and the general public...


2016 Jeep Renegade pricing slashed by up to $2500: Cashback offer for existing owners
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2016 Jeep Renegade pricing slashed by up to $2500: Cashback offer for existing owners

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Australia has today announced price reductions across the newly launched Jeep Renegade range, following a push by the company to align pricing with other models in the brand's range. Price reductions range from $1500 to $2500, with the entry-level Renegade Sport now priced from $28,000 plus on-road costs (was $29,500) for the five-speed manual and $31,000 plus on-road costs for the six-speed dual-clutch automatic (was $32,500)...


Nvidia reveals PX2 supercomputer for driverless cars, Volvo signs on
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Nvidia reveals PX2 supercomputer for driverless cars, Volvo signs on

Technology company Nvidia, best known for its computer graphics hardware, has used this week’s Consumer Electronics Show to reveal a new ‘supercomputer’ artificial intelligence designed specifically for driverless cars. The compact new water-cooled device, dubbed Nvidia Drive PX2, is described as a “deep learning” computer with processing power equivalent to roughly 150 MacBook Pros - and at least one carmaker, Volvo, has signed on to test it...


Mercedes-AMG Australia managed a remarkable 2015 sales result
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Mercedes-AMG Australia managed a remarkable 2015 sales result

Mercedes-Benz Cars Australia sold a shade over 4000 AMG models in 2015, a proportionally higher figure than any other market. The remarkable statistic means about 13 per cent of all of Mercedes-Benz’s passenger car and SUV sales were hardcore AMG derivatives, or around one-in-eight. Benz Australia did about 31,700 passenger cars and SUVs in 2015...


Jaguar F-Type British Design: $166,650 special bound for Australia
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Jaguar F-Type British Design: $166,650 special bound for Australia

Jaguar has revealed a new styling-focused special version of its F-Type sports car, dubbed British Design Edition. The new supercharged V6-powered special will make its way to Australia in the second quarter of 2016, with a starting price of $166,650 plus on-road costs. The new special will be available in four forms: three Coupes and one Convertible, each based on the 280kW F-Type V6 S model...


2016 Nissan Kicks SUV confirmed, ‘global’ launch planned
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2016 Nissan Kicks SUV confirmed, ‘global’ launch planned

The little Nissan Kicks concept is on its way to production at last, with a global launch set to begin with Latin American markets this year. Revealed at the 2014 Sao Paulo auto show in Brazil, the Kicks was initially seen as a preview for a potential new compact SUV offering in South America and other emerging markets...


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect

The list of carmakers offering connectivity with the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms has grown again, with Ford and Fiat Chrysler both making major announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Ford, the move marks an anticipated upgrade to its new Sync 3 system, which was revealed last year and is locked in for an Australian launch sometime next year...


GM commits to driverless future with $694m Lyft ride-share investment
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GM commits to driverless future with $694m Lyft ride-share investment

Holden parent General Motors has revealed a new look at where it sees the future of daily commuting, announcing a US$500 million (AU$694m) investment into startup ride-sharing company Lyft - with a significant focus on driverless technology. Although it has yet to arrive in Australia (a local debut is understood to be on the cards) Lyft has been operating in the US since 2012 as a direct rival to the well-known Uber service...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed in leaked images
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed in leaked images

The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has surfaced again, this time in a set of glossy marketing shots published in the German press. These new images follow a series of teaser shots that saw the new 2016 E-Class spied behind the company’s stylists, along with an official look at the big new Merc’s interior a week earlier...


Faraday Future EV concept: self-driving hypercar leaked
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Faraday Future EV concept: self-driving hypercar leaked

1000 horsepower hypercar surfaces with iPhone app leak Batmobile-styled EV claims 0-100km/h below three seconds An iTunes App Store screw up has given the world an early look at mysterious Faraday Future’s first concept, due to be unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...


BMW planning driverless tech for centenary celebrations - report
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BMW planning driverless tech for centenary celebrations - report

BMW may be planning to reveal a new stage in its development of driverless vehicle technology this year, according to reports out of the UK. The carmaker has already revealed automated remote parking technologies, first with a prototype version of the i3 city car and more recently with the new 7 Series sedan...


More Aussies choosing roadtrip holidays: survey
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More Aussies choosing roadtrip holidays: survey

More Australians are choosing roadtrips over foreign destinations for their family holidays, and more than half of a new survey’s respondents are driving more than 1000 kilometres to get there. A new survey of 1000 Australian families, commissioned by Ford, has found that 77 per cent had opted for a tour of this country’s most famous sights and drives, including Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Ocean Road...


Hyundai grabs Lamborghini brand director for Genesis luxury play
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Hyundai grabs Lamborghini brand director for Genesis luxury play

Hyundai has confirmed the appointment of former Lamborghini brand executive Manfred Fitzgerald to the top spot for its new luxury marque, Genesis. Although most recently focused on his own consultancy business, 52 year-old Fitzgerald was previously the director of brand and design at Lamborghini, where he worked for 12 years...