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Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model
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Mazda MX-5 reaches production milestone with one-millionth model

The one-millionth Mazda MX-5 has been produced in Japan, adding yet another milestone to the iconic soft-top's growing list of historic achievements. Repeatedly recognised by Guinness World Records as the world's best-selling two-seater sports car, the one-millionth Mazda MX-5 ever produced, rolled of the Hiroshima production line on April 22 - 27 years after mass-production of the model first began in April 1989...


Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled
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Volkswagen T-Prime GTE concept unveiled

The Volkswagen T-Prime GTE has been unveiled at the 2016 Beijing auto show and the crossover concept potentially previews a new range-topping SUV for the brand. As part of Volkswagen's renewed focus on electrified propulsion, the T-Prime GTE has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that pairs together a 185kW/370Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with a 100kW/350Nm electric motor...


2017 Audi TT RS revealed: 294kW performance pair due here next year
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2017 Audi TT RS revealed: 294kW performance pair due here next year

The 2017 Audi TT RS coupe and roadster twins have been unveiled at this week’s Beijing motor show, rounding out a new-generation TT range that first appeared around this time in 2014. It wasn’t until July last year that the new line-up made its way to Australia, however, and a confirmed mid-2017 launch for this new hero pair will mean a similar wait for those with a preference for the RennSport pedigree...


Mazda CX-4 unveiled in Beijing
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Mazda CX-4 unveiled in Beijing

The all-new 2017 Mazda CX-4 has debuted at this week’s Beijing motor show, ahead of a Chinese-market launch set to occur in the months ahead. Based on the Koeru concept that was unveiled in Frankfurt last year, the CX-4 arrives with the promise that it will “exceed existing categories and stereotypes”. What it won’t do, is appear in Australia anytime soon...


2017 Renault Koleos revealed, Australian debut within six months
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2017 Renault Koleos revealed, Australian debut within six months

The brand new, and notably larger, 2017 Renault Koleos made its world premiere today in China, ahead of its highly anticipated Australian launch around September this year. Billed as Renault’s “first D-segment SUV”, the new Koleos is significantly larger than the eight-year old outgoing model, which remains a core car for Renault Australia...


2016 Porsche 718 Cayman pricing and specifications
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2016 Porsche 718 Cayman pricing and specifications

The new 2016 Porsche 718 Cayman coupe was revealed this week, three months after the new 718 Boxster soft-top version. Interestingly, while prices are still up, the Cayman has been repositioned to undercut the Boxster and become the new Porsche sports car entry point...


Kia’s new sports sedan spied in heavy camouflage
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Kia’s new sports sedan spied in heavy camouflage

The long-anticipated new Kia sports sedan, a ‘four-door coupe’ believed to be known internally by the codename CK, has been spied for the first time. The new model, which clearly takes its styling cues from the well-received 2011 GT and 2015 Novo concepts, is expected to make its official debut later this year...


LeEco LeSee electric sedan revealed for Beijing motor show
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LeEco LeSee electric sedan revealed for Beijing motor show

Chinese tech company LeEco, already known for backing electric vehicle startup Faraday Future and Aston Martin's upcoming RapidE EV, has revealed an ultra-green offering of its own. Formerly known as LeTV, often described as 'the Netflix of China', LeEco has expanded its operations beyond entertainment to focus on other products like electric vehicles (EVs)...


2017 BMW X3 spied testing at the Nurburgring
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2017 BMW X3 spied testing at the Nurburgring

After being spied in cold-weather testing back in January, the next-generation 2017 BMW X3 has now been spotted being put through its paces at the Nurburgring. With the new X3 now in performance testing, it can be assumed the mid-range SUV is in the final stages of development, meaning an official unveiling could be on the horizon...


Shell unveils ultra-efficient city car concept
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Shell unveils ultra-efficient city car concept

Fuel company Shell has unveiled an ultra-efficient city car concept. Yes, that is as counterintuitive as it sounds. The inventively named Shell Concept Car is said to potentially deliver "material reductions in energy use in the road transport sector", with the micro-sized three-seater claimed to be "tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by using cutting-edge technology available today through a process of 'co-engineering' whereby vehicle body, engine design and lubricants are all created together"...


Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled, previews new QX50
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Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept unveiled, previews new QX50

The Infiniti QX Sport Inspiration concept has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut at next week's Beijing auto show. According to Roland Krueger, president of Infiniti, the QX Sport Inspiration showcases the brand's "daring design philosophy" and its "capabilities in the mid-size SUV segment". At present that space is occupied by the QX50 SUV...


Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected
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Fiat Chrysler announces 1.1-million car recall over gear selector: Jeep, Chrysler and Dodge models affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced a recall for more than 1.1 million vehicles over a potential problem with the gear selector fitted to certain Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler models. According to a statement from the brand, 811,586 vehicles in the US are affected by the recall, as well as 52,144 cars and SUVs in Canada; 16,805 models in Mexico; and 248,667 outside the NAFTA region - likely including Australia, though we're yet to hear back from the company's local arm...


2017 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works spied testing
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2017 Mini Countryman John Cooper Works spied testing

Our spy photographers have snapped the next-generation Mini Countryman John Cooper Works testing on the Nurburgring Nordschleife. The new Mini Countryman SUV is based on BMW's front- and all-wheel drive UKL architecture that not only underpins the latest generation of Mini models, but also the BMW X1 and 2 Series Active Tourer...


Maserati Levante V8 rumoured, diesel-only for local launch
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Maserati Levante V8 rumoured, diesel-only for local launch

Maserati is reportedly preparing to add a hero V8 model to its brand-new Levante line-up, although Australian buyers will initially make do with a diesel-only range when the SUV launches here later this year. According to American website Autoblog, the car maker has already begun testing a petrol V8-powered prototype that could slot in at the very top end of the Levante range...


BYD E6 electric vehicle now available in Australia, more models coming
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BYD E6 electric vehicle now available in Australia, more models coming

Chinese electric vehicle now available in Australia Hire-car and taxi fleets the focus initially Large-scale charging infrastructure to be rolled out The BYD E6 electric vehicle is now available to buy in Australia, thanks to the expansion of an existing partnership between the Chinese manufacturer and local specialised transport company Carbridge...