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2016 Volvo S90 sedan revealed in scale-model form - UPDATE
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2016 Volvo S90 sedan revealed in scale-model form - UPDATE

UPDATE: brand-new photos of the same scale model reveal the new S90 in even greater detail. The all-new 2016 Volvo S90 has surfaced, thanks to eager beavers in the Chinese manufacturing world. Scale-model manufacturing, that is; not the full-size ‘real deal’ that’s expected to make its global debut in both sedan and wagon form over the coming months...


Dieselgate: Volkswagen Australia apologises, but expects long-term growth
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Dieselgate: Volkswagen Australia apologises, but expects long-term growth

Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) is in for some “turbulence” as a result of the ‘dieselgate’ saga, but the company’s senior management is confident that it will bounce back, as it did after the 2013 recall of its DSG transmissions...


2016 Ford Focus RS to feature stall recovery system
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2016 Ford Focus RS to feature stall recovery system

The next-generation Ford Focus RS will be sold with a new stall recovery system. In normal circumstances, a stalled engine requires the driver to shift back into neutral, find the key or starter button, and restart the engine, all while suppressing feelings of shame or embarrassment...


2016 Subaru Impreza interior and exterior spy photos
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2016 Subaru Impreza interior and exterior spy photos

The next-generation Subaru Impreza hatchback has spotted by our photographers undergoing testing in California. While the overall shape and many of the details seem to be lifted straight from the current Impreza, which made its debut back in 2011, there are some subtle cues that this is an all-new vehicle...


Toyota S-FR will have 1.5-litre engine, significantly undercut MX-5 - report
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Toyota S-FR will have 1.5-litre engine, significantly undercut MX-5 - report

Details about the small, rear-wheel drive Toyota S-FR coupe concept have been revealed in the Japanese media. According to a report published in a Japanese automotive magazine, and republished by S-FR Forums, the S-FR will be powered a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine. The 2NR-FKE engine, which is used in the smaller Japanese domestic market Corolla, has been uprated with direct injection and revised ports...


2016 Audi TT RS spy photos
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2016 Audi TT RS spy photos

The new Audi TT RS has been caught by our spy photographers in Germany. Up front, the RS has a reworked front fascia with, predictably, larger air intakes and a more aggressive appearance. On the sides, there will be deeper sills. At the rear, the TT RS will feature two large oval exhaust tips on either side...


BMW Australia boss sees "good opportunity" for Alpina cars Down Under
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BMW Australia boss sees "good opportunity" for Alpina cars Down Under

The boss of BMW Australia believes there is “good opportunity” for high-performance Alpina vehicles to achieve sales success in Australia. Alpina is technically an independent German vehicle manufacturer, despite the fact its cars are based on BMW vehicles, and sold and serviced through BMW dealerships...


BMW 3 Series doesn't need to beat C-Class on its own, says local boss
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BMW 3 Series doesn't need to beat C-Class on its own, says local boss

The boss of BMW Australia says he isn’t concerned about chasing down the rampant sales success that is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class with the updated 3 Series, insisting the brand is focused on its entire product portfolio rather than one segment. Over the past 12 months the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has established itself as the dominant player in the premium mid-sized segment...


Rinspeed Ʃtos autonomous sports car concept bound for CES
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Rinspeed Ʃtos autonomous sports car concept bound for CES

Rinspeed, the Swiss design house and maker responsible for no shortage of out-there offerings, has revealed plans to debut a new autonomous concept at January’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. This concept comes with a unique twist, however: rather than focusing purely on the daily commute, as with most other autonomous prototypes, the Rinspeed Etos (properly known as the ‘Ʃtos’) promises a hardcore sports vibe...


2016 Opel Mokka facelift spied: Could Opel’s little SUV replace Trax in Australia?
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2016 Opel Mokka facelift spied: Could Opel’s little SUV replace Trax in Australia?

The compact Holden Trax SUV is one quarter of an international foursome, alongside the Chevrolet Trax, Opel’s European-market Mokka and the Buick Encore. While the Holden Trax and its Chevrolet sibling wear largely identical styling, the Mokka gets an all-round unique look that makes it a cleaner fit with GM’s Opel and Vauxhall brands...


Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 recalled for petrol fuel pump fix
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Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 recalled for petrol fuel pump fix

A number of Petrol-powered vehicles in the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 ranges have been recalled this week, over concerns for a potential fuel pump failure. Announced separately by the local Volkswagen Group Australia and Audi Australia companies, this new recall is focused on concerns that the petrol fuel pump in “certain vehicles” across the petrol Golf and A3 lines could fail...


Lexus to preview future styling at Tokyo motor show
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Lexus to preview future styling at Tokyo motor show

Lexus will unveil a secret new styling concept at this month’s Tokyo motor show, hinting at the next stage in its evolving styling language. Production models in the growing Lexus range have revealed progressively polarising styling, introducing sharper lines and an ever-widening look to the brand’s ‘spindle grille’ design...


Volkswagen dieselgate fix will have impact on performance, according to US chief
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Volkswagen dieselgate fix will have impact on performance, according to US chief

During televised questioning from a US congressional committee, Michael Horn, the CEO of the Volkswagen Group's American arm, admitted that the upcoming fix will have an impact on performance, although he seemed to imply that the hit will not be that significant...


Tesla Supercharger network: Australian plans revealed
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Tesla Supercharger network: Australian plans revealed

The Tesla Supercharger network in Australia is growing, and it’s happening fast. By the end of next year the Silicon Valley-based auto maker will have places to rapid-charge its electric cars between Melbourne in Victoria, all the way through New South Wales up to Brisbane in Queensland...


Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia
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Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia

We’ve crossed the three-quarter-way mark of 2015, so it seems a good time to look at those 10 brands that have grown their sales fastest. Just to be on this list is an impressive achievement. Of the 51 car/SUV/light commercial brands that take part in the VFACTS industry database, most are up this year. The total market is on record pace, and is up 3...