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Chery J11 recalled over potential fire risk
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Chery J11 recalled over potential fire risk

The Chinese-made Chery J11 SUV has been recalled over a potential fire hazard. A notice posted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recalls.gov.au website states that 796 examples of the Chery SUV built between 27 March 2009 and 29 December 2010 will be called back to dealerships to inspect a fault...


2016 Fiat 500X pricing and specifications
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2016 Fiat 500X pricing and specifications

The 2016 Fiat 500X range will start from $28,000 plus on-road costs for the base model front-wheel drive manual and stretch to $39,000 for the top-spec AWD nine-speed automatic. Standard features across the range include a reversing camera while available active safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross path detection...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

Mitsubishi Australia has announced a five star safety rating for the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, which launches as a successor to the Challenger this week in Australia. The announcement comes on the back of Mitsubishi announcing several Mitsubishi-first safety technologies and a number of class equalling safety tech that will ensure the Pajero Sport doesn't lag behind the competition when it goes on sale next week...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport pricing and specifications: Challenger replacement launches from $45,000 with segment firsts
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport pricing and specifications: Challenger replacement launches from $45,000 with segment firsts

The all-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has launched in Australia this week, ahead of going on sale to the public from next Monday. In addition to announcing a high level of safety equipment for the top-specification Exceed model, the entire Mitsubishi Pajero Sport range is bolstered by a five-star ANCAP safety rating, seven airbags and an impressive 3100kg braked towing capacity — the latter placing it ahead of the recently released Ford Everest and Toyota Fortuner...


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport introduces new safety technology to brand's line-up
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport introduces new safety technology to brand's line-up

The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport launches in Australia this week and debuts a number of safety technologies for the Japanese brand in our market. The Triton-based SUV, which ditches the old Challenger nameplate for the global Pajero Sport designation, reaches our shores just weeks after our preview drive of the all-new off-road model in Japan...


Renault Clio RS220 Trophy: $39,990 hero hits Australia
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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy: $39,990 hero hits Australia

The limited-edition Renault Clio RS220 Trophy is now on sale in Australia, bringing more power and driving enhancements to the local hot-hatch party. Priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs, the RS220 demands a $2500 premium over the RS200 Cup Premium, while sitting a whopping $10,500 above the most affordable Clio RS model, the 200 Sport...


Nissan Navara sales booming, number three ute in November
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Nissan Navara sales booming, number three ute in November

The Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Navara enjoyed boom months in November, propelling the Japanese company to huge monthly sales growth. Nissan managed 7229 sales in November, according to VFACTS, a figure that was 39.5 per cent higher than the total for November 2014. This made Nissan the number five brand in Australia, the first time it has cracked that number of some time...


Mazda MX-5 tops November sports car sales
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Mazda MX-5 tops November sports car sales

The Mazda MX-5 hit the top of the sports car sales charts in November for the first time in years, on the back of the new model’s greatly improved pricing. The fourth-generation of the now iconic budget convertible series managed 221 sales in November, edging out the Toyota 86 (209), BMW 2 Series (176) and Hyundai Veloster (149) to lead the segment...


November new vehicle sales : VFACTS winners and losers, market on record pace
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November new vehicle sales : VFACTS winners and losers, market on record pace

New vehicle sales in Australia hit record highs in November, while cumulative annual sales have now well-and-truly eclipsed the magic million mark. VFACTS data released by the Federal Chamber this morning shows that 98,639 new vehicles were sold in November, up 6.9 per cent and enough to break the previous record set in 2012...


2016 Ford Mondeo facelift spied testing in Detroit
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2016 Ford Mondeo facelift spied testing in Detroit

A facelift for the American Ford Fusion sedan, known in the rest of the world as the Ford Mondeo, has been spotted by spy photographers this week on the streets of Detroit. Although the Mondeo's Australian debut was significantly delayed, its Fusion-badged sibling has been on sale in the US since 2012, making it well-and-truly ready for a makeover...


Lancia Ypsilon catches fire during EuroNCAP crash test, BMW Z4 manages just three stars
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Lancia Ypsilon catches fire during EuroNCAP crash test, BMW Z4 manages just three stars

The Lancia Ypsilon has caught fire during a crash test conducted by EuroNCAP in which it managed a dismal two-star rating. The independent crash-tester explained that moments after the Italian-made city car completed the offset frontal barrier test a fire started in the engine compartment caused by the positive battery terminal shorting out and setting fire to brake fluid leaking from the reservoir...


Red Bull reveals latest Defender-based event truck
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Red Bull reveals latest Defender-based event truck

If you’ve ever wondered what you’d get if you crossed an Aventador with a Land Rover, you’re a bit mad. But, if you have, this might be your answer: Red Bull’s new party van. Appearing recently on the South African website of the energy drink and sponsor-all-the-things giant - and later pulled from all official Red Bull channels - the 4x4 event machine is understood to be a massively transformed long-wheelbase Defender 130...


Nismo Australian launch: GT-R could be first cab off the rank, more planned
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Nismo Australian launch: GT-R could be first cab off the rank, more planned

Nissan Australia won’t officially confirm when its tuning arm Nismo will launch locally, and there's still no clear picture of which will be the first tuned model to hit showrooms when the brand does eventually arrive. What is known is that the heavy-hitting Nismo GT-R will be joined by the 370Z Nismo and the Juke Nismo RS in the Australian line-up, though not necessarily in that order...


Mitsubishi Lancer, Pajero won't be replaced, says CEO
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Mitsubishi Lancer, Pajero won't be replaced, says CEO

The Mitsubishi Lancer appears dead in the water, with the Japanese car maker’s boss revealing there are no plans to build a successor to the popular small car. Mitsubishi Motors CEO Osamu Masuko gave industry journal Automotive News the clearest indication yet that the brand was turning its back on its traditional small car to instead focus on vehicles that sell well in the US, primarily SUVs...


Volvo S90 sedan revealed ahead of Australian debut - UPDATE
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Volvo S90 sedan revealed ahead of Australian debut - UPDATE

The all-new 2016 Volvo S90 has gone official, revealed today ahead of a Detroit auto show premiere in January and an Australian debut in August. Today's unveiling comes after months of revealing spy photos, leaked toys - and very little doubt that the S90 would look a good deal like its big XC90 SUV sibling...