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2016 Renault Megane revealed further in new images
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2016 Renault Megane revealed further in new images

A mighty collection of new on-road photos for the next-generation 2016 Renault Megane have been handed down today, ahead of the five-door hatch’s global launch next year. Revealed at September’s Frankfurt motor show, the new Megane arrives as a successor to the now seven year-old third-generation model, which benefited from a key facelift in 2014...


Nismo looking to the future with broader customer base: 2016 launch for Australia looking likely
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Nismo looking to the future with broader customer base: 2016 launch for Australia looking likely

Hiroshi Tamura, Nismo boss and the man colloquially known as the godfather of the GT-R, is adamant that Nismo’s job globally is not merely to modify standard Nissan product. He’s also adamant that Nismo shouldn’t be seen only as a tuning arm...


BMW nearing decision on ‘i5’ model - report
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BMW nearing decision on ‘i5’ model - report

BMW is reportedly closing in on a final direction for the so-called i5, the first new ‘i’ model since the i3 hatch and i8 coupe were revealed in 2013. Speaking with British magazine Autocar, BMW board member Ian Robertson said the company is in “the final stages” of deciding on the shape of the line’s third offering, which some reports have suggested could be an MPV-like version of the i3...


Citroen to launch new suspension system by 2017, model range to be halved - report
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Citroen to launch new suspension system by 2017, model range to be halved - report

Reports that Citroen’s ageing C5 range would be the last to feature its legendary hydropneumatic suspension system have been followed this week by talk of a radical new setup that will appear in 2017. According to a report with the UK’s Autocar, Citroen CEO Linda Jackson has promised a new suspension package that will honour the comfort-focused design of its previous system without skimping on body control...


No new Nissan GT-R before 2020, Z-Car will live on
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No new Nissan GT-R before 2020, Z-Car will live on

There will be no new GT-R before 2020 and the rumoured death of the Z-car won’t take place under the watch of Chief Product Specialist and Nismo boss Hiroshi Tamura. That’s the message from the 2015 Nismo Festival, where the head of Nismo won’t actually tell us much about what is being worked on behind the scenes, but he is willing to spruik the motorsport link to Nissan - and Nismo’s - DNA...


Formula E Roborace: driverless electric racing series announced
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Formula E Roborace: driverless electric racing series announced

The minds behind the unique Formula E racing series have announced a new category that will launch in the 2016/17 season: Roborace. Perhaps inspired by Audi’s track-attacking RS 7 autonomous car, the new series will focus on driverless electric race cars, allowing companies to further test and develop technologies in the field...


2016 Kia Cerato facelift revealed in Korean ‘K3’ form
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2016 Kia Cerato facelift revealed in Korean ‘K3’ form

The newly refreshed 2016 Kia Cerato has been given an official unveiling in its home market today, less than a week since it was spied in a Korean carpark. Known there as the K3, the refreshed Cerato will make its Australian debut in the first of 2016. Today’s unveiling focuses on the sedan body, although we can expect the five-door hatch model to pick up the same styling tweaks...


Weekend deals on wheels - November 27
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Weekend deals on wheels - November 27

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


Volvo launches in-car delivery service in Sweden
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Volvo launches in-car delivery service in Sweden

Volvo has brought an earlier trial program to market, announcing the innovative Volvo In-car Delivery service in Gothenburg, Sweden, this week. Declaring it the first commercially available in-car delivery service, Volvo says its program is designed to release shoppers from the burden of arranging delivery or collecting goods during the hectic Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Christmas shopping periods...


Bugatti gives prospective buyers a first glimpse of new model - report
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Bugatti gives prospective buyers a first glimpse of new model - report

Bugatti has reportedly invited customers to a series of special events in recent weeks, offering a first look at a preview of the company’s next new model. This drawing, obtained by IndianAutosBlog, is understood to have been shown to guests during a dinner in Dubai, hinting at what’s to come...


Maserati GranTurismo, GranCabrio recalled over faulty door latches - UPDATE
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Maserati GranTurismo, GranCabrio recalled over faulty door latches - UPDATE

Maserati Australia has announced a recall on its GranTurismo and GranCabrio sports cars, to replace faulty door latches. The company’s local distributor, Ateco Automotive, reports that the door latch mechanisms may have had insufficient heat treatment during manufacturing...


Roewe Vision-R electric concept hints at Chinese brand’s new look
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Roewe Vision-R electric concept hints at Chinese brand’s new look

China’s SAIC Motor has released a new concept for its Roewe brand, the Vision-R, at this week’s Guangzhou motor show. The concept marks a huge leap forward in styling for the brand, which has previously been known first for its Rover 75-based 750 sedan and later for a series of conventional - and often derivative - passenger cars...


BMW M2 gets in a quick drift session - video
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BMW M2 gets in a quick drift session - video

The all-new 2016 BMW M2 coupe has been previewed on track this week, drifting its way through a short clip released today. Filmed at the BMW Performance Centre in the US, the six-second video (bottom of article) sees the M2 smoking its way along a section of track - just as it’s doing in the new hero car’s recent promo pics...


Jaguar Land Rover to double the size of its Ingenium engine plant
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Jaguar Land Rover to double the size of its Ingenium engine plant

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) plans to double the size of the British engine plant where it produces its new modular in-house ‘Ingenium' engines. The plan involves an investment of £450 million ($A940 million), bringing the total spend on the plant — opened last year — to about £1 billion...


2015 Honda CR-V Series II 4WD Limited Edition on sale in Australia
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2015 Honda CR-V Series II 4WD Limited Edition on sale in Australia

Another feature-focused special has joined the 2015 Honda CR-V Series II range, with the launch this week of the 4WD VTi Limited Edition model. Following the September debut of the diesel-powered DTi-L Limited Edition, this new petrol special is priced from $35,690 drive-away, compared to $33,990 for the VTi model that it’s based on...