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2017 Infiniti Q30 could start below $30,000
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2017 Infiniti Q30 could start below $30,000

The all-new 2017 Infiniti Q30 will go on sale in the third quarter of this year, and there’s a chance the brand will attack the small premium car class with a sub-$30,000 price tag to gain sales traction. Officially, Infiniti Australia says it’s “too soon to say” whether the starting price of the new Q30 small crossover hatchback will creep below the $30,000 mark...


Jaguar E-Pace mule spy photos
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Jaguar E-Pace mule spy photos

Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly working on a second SUV, said to be known as the Jaguar E-Pace, and our spy photographers have nabbed what they believe to be the first visual proof. Although this mule wears a Range Rover Evoque body, our spies believe that it's an early mule for the new Jaguar E-Pace SUV...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi launches in Australia
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi launches in Australia

Just 18 months ago, the Peugeot 308 GTi was merely a concept car, yet this week marked the official media launch of the all-new French hot hatch in Australia. The new Peugeot 308 GTi is the latest instalment in Peugeot Sport’s line of go-faster cars, like the RCZ-R and the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary – both of which delivered outstanding performance from a small displacement engine...


2016 Infiniti Q70 pricing and specifications
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2016 Infiniti Q70 pricing and specifications

The 2016 Infiniti Q70 luxury sedan is now on sale in Australia, with the updated model bringing with it more equipment and a more stylish look. The updated Infiniti Q70 sees a nip and tuck both at the front and at the rear. There is a new front bumper with revised lower shrouds depending on the model, new LED headlights, LED tail-lights and a revised rear bumper, too...


Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint uses carbon-fibre
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Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint uses carbon-fibre

The Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint will feature carbon-fibre on its air intake system, manufactured locally by a supplier for the Joint strike fighter project and Australian Defence Forces. Ford Australia announced today that its Falcon swansong would be the first of its kind to use the lightweight, high-strength composite on its intake duct, in place of the usual blow-moulded plastic...


2016 Hyundai iLoad, iMax Series II pricing and specifications: New features, greater supply for Korean haulers
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2016 Hyundai iLoad, iMax Series II pricing and specifications: New features, greater supply for Korean haulers

The Hyundai iLoad, Australia’s second-most-popular cargo van, has received a range of updates that bring it closer to its classy new European rivals such as the Volkswagen Transporter, Renault Trafic, Ford Transit Custom and Mercedes-Benz Vito...


BMW eDrive plug-in hybrids: X5, 3 Series models in Australia from May
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BMW eDrive plug-in hybrids: X5, 3 Series models in Australia from May

The new 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e has made its first local appearance in Melbourne this week, with the new plug-in hybrid set to launch in Australia in April or May alongside the 330e sedan. The two variants feature BMW's eDrive platform, and the X5 xDrive40e will only be offered in one specification, combining a 2...


2016 Audi R8 V10, R8 V10 Plus pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi R8 V10, R8 V10 Plus pricing and specifications

Australian pricing and details for the all-new 2016 Audi R8 V10 have been announced this week, after first being revealed just under one year ago. The debut of this new-generation R8 range follows the 2014 launch of the R8 LMX, a swansong special-edition model limited to just 99 units - of which only three came to Australia...


Google’s autonomous car project is on a recruitment rampage
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Google’s autonomous car project is on a recruitment rampage

Google may not have plans to build its anticipated autonomous car on its own, but a long list of new job openings confirm it is planning to take a direct hand in most of the pre-production work. A full 36 positions were listed by the Google X research and development arm of Google’s newly launched parent company Alphabet, which is responsible for all of the tech giant’s experimental projects...


2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for electrical fire risk
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2011-2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee recalled for electrical fire risk

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has issued a recall notice for vehicles in the 2011-13 Jeep Grand Cherokee ranges to address the potential for an electrical fire. The fault centres on the vanity lamp integrated into the sun visor, which could experience a high resistance short after a service repair or while accessing the space behind the headliner...


Ford promises four new SUVs by 2020, could the Bronco be one of them?
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Ford promises four new SUVs by 2020, could the Bronco be one of them?

Ford has pledged to launch four new nameplates into its global SUV line-up, in segments it doesn’t presently cover, by 2020. Some suggest this might mean an imminent return for the Ford Bronco.  The company’s announcement, made at the recent Chicago motor show, reflects an increasingly accepted industry consensus that SUV sales will continue to boom, and be the main choice of buyers at diverse ends of the age spectrum...


Fiat Chrysler boss believes Alfa Romeo should return to Formula One
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Fiat Chrysler boss believes Alfa Romeo should return to Formula One

Sergio Marchionne, the outspoken boss of both Fiat Chrysler and Ferrari, has restated his desire for Alfa Romeo to re-enter the Formula One fray. In an interview of Gazzetta dello Sport, Marchionne said that "in order to restore [Alfa Romeo's] name they must consider returning to Formula One". As many are well aware, participation in the Formula One world championship doesn't come cheaply...


Audi Q2 teased ahead of Geneva debut
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Audi Q2 teased ahead of Geneva debut

The upcoming Audi Q2, the smallest crossover yet from the luxury marque, has been teased online. Hidden under a silk shroud, these teasers were posted on the company's Facebook page and are linked to a lengthly blog post (in German) about the model's development...


Tata Nexon revealed for Indian market
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Tata Nexon revealed for Indian market

Indian manufacturer Tata Motors will launch a new compact crossover, dubbed the Nexon, in the coming months. The model went on show at the 2016 Auto Expo in Delhi, ahead of a market debut in the coming months. On the styling front, the Nexon features a curvy wraparound grille and headlight design,  joined by LED daytime lights at the front, while the rear gets LED taillights and a black faux diffuser...


2017 BMW Alpina B7 revealed
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2017 BMW Alpina B7 revealed

New details on the powerful 2017 BMW Alpina B7 super saloon have been revealed this week, ahead of next month's Geneva motor show. The B7, based on the new 2016 BMW 7 Series, is driven by a 4.4-litre twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine. Some markets will also gain BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system, while others will go rear-wheel drive only...