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Land Rover Defender production to end January 2016 - report
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Land Rover Defender production to end January 2016 - report

Production of the simple and rugged Land Rover Defender will reportedly cease in January 2016, ending a run that began in 1948. According to a report in Bloomberg today, Defender production will officially wrap up in January 2016. We reported in August that the company closed order books for the long-lived off-roader at the end of June this year...


2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint pricing and specifications
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2015 Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint pricing and specifications

After a more than sixty year absence, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sprint nameplate is returning to Australia for a limited edition model. The new Sprint is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 110kW of power and 250Nm of torque. This, Alfa Romeo claims, means that the car can race from 0-100km/h tim 8...


2016 Kia Cadenza revealed for overseas markets
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2016 Kia Cadenza revealed for overseas markets

Kia has pulled the wraps from its new large sedan, known in its homeland as the K7 and in other overseas markets as the Cadenza. Today’s unveiling, which follows the release of three teaser images last week, follows the 2010 launch and 2013 facelift of the current first-generation model...


BMW X4 M40i a no-go for Australia: Left-hook sports SUV steering clear
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BMW X4 M40i a no-go for Australia: Left-hook sports SUV steering clear

The newly revealed BMW X4 M40i performance SUV will not be joining the local line-up anytime soon, the carmaker’s Australian arm has confirmed. Unveiled in early October, the 265kW/465Nm M40i model is now the top model in the international X4 range. And, with a full-bottle X4M model not expected to join the range, M40i is likely to maintain its position in the range...


Audi reveals new details on 3.0-litre V6 TDI NOx emissions issue
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Audi reveals new details on 3.0-litre V6 TDI NOx emissions issue

Audi USA has gone on the record to clarify details regarding the emissions testing issue with the Volkswagen Group's 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine and how the company is progressing with the US authorities. At the beginning of November, the United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a second notice of violation against the Volkswagen Group, claiming that certain cars powered by the company’s 3...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi pricing and specifications: $44,990 hot-hatch on the way
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi pricing and specifications: $44,990 hot-hatch on the way

The new 2016 Peugeot 308 GTi will hit Australia in the coming months with a $44,990 (before on-road costs) starting point, the French carmaker has confirmed today. Available for pre-order from December, ahead of a first-quarter 2016 launch, the range will open with the Peugeot 308 GTi 250, while the more powerful 308 GTi 270 will slot in just below $50k with a $49,990 list price...


Ford unveils drugged-driving suit
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Ford unveils drugged-driving suit

Ford of Europe has come up with a driving suit that simulates what its like to drive under the influence of illicit drugs. The new suit is said to simulate some of the effects of drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and MDMA or ecstasy...


BMW i3 will soon feature an upgraded battery - report
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BMW i3 will soon feature an upgraded battery - report

The Germany luxury car maker is reportedly working on a new battery pack for the BMW i3, which is said to improve its EV driving range. According to internal sources who have spoken to Autocar, BMW is currently developing a new lithium-ion battery pack for the i3 using some new technology and techniques developed since the car's 2013 launch...


Audi readying fifth-generation hydrogen car: Audi A7 h-tron detailed
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Audi readying fifth-generation hydrogen car: Audi A7 h-tron detailed

Audi is deep in development of a fifth-generation hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that is set to feature extended range, better performance and the ability to operate at higher temperatures. Audi's commitment to hydrogen dates back to 2004, when the company released the Audi A2H2...


Tesla Model S registrations pass 500 in Australia, eagle-eyed fans say
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Tesla Model S registrations pass 500 in Australia, eagle-eyed fans say

An eager collective of Tesla fans reckon the company has now passed the 500 sales mark in Australia, nearly a year since the electric vehicle brand made its official debut here. This may be the closest that onlookers will come to a clear picture of Tesla’s growth in Australia, with the company famous for withholding sales data for specific regions...


2016 Citroen Berlingo pricing and specifications: New tech, increased safety
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2016 Citroen Berlingo pricing and specifications: New tech, increased safety

The updated 2016 Citroen Berlingo range is now on sale in Australia, bringing new infotainment features, improved safety and limited-time drive-away prices. The update also brings a very light styling update, introducing a redesigned front bumper with the - on some models - the option of colour-coded panels and LED daytime lights...


2016 Lexus RX pricing and specifications
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2016 Lexus RX pricing and specifications

The 2016 Lexus RX launches this week, bringing to the table far more aggressive styling, a thoroughly overhauled cabin, a new base turbo engine and some markedly higher pricing that sees the price of entry climb by almost $9000. Now in its fourth generation, the new Lexus RX brings the model properly in line with Lexus’ much bolder modern styling ethos...


2016 Lexus LX570 pricing and specifications
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2016 Lexus LX570 pricing and specifications

The 2016 Lexus LX570 has arrived in dealers, and along with a new look and more equipment, it also brandishes a higher price. The new-look Lexus LX570 now kicks off from $140,500, which is $5800 more than the previous version. But, as mentioned, there's a load more kit for the cash. First off, the 5...


Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GLE SUVs recalled for wiper hazard
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GLE SUVs recalled for wiper hazard

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced a recall on examples of the large M-Class (‘ML’) SUV and its GLE-badged replacement, to address a potential hazard with the front window wipers. The company reports that vehicles sold between between February 1 and October 30 this year - during the crossover period of the M-Class model’s re-christening as the GLE - may be at risk of a short-circuit situation...


Uber to go legal in NSW from December - report
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Uber to go legal in NSW from December - report

The Uber service will soon be made legal in New South Wales, according to a new report with the Daily Telegraph. Uber has long described its mobile app-based service as a platform to connect commuters with independent drivers - referred to as "partners" - but current laws in most regions of Australia make it illegal to operate as an UberX driver...