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Blogger has Tesla Model X order cancelled by Elon Musk
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Blogger has Tesla Model X order cancelled by Elon Musk

Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has personally cancelled a "super rude" customer's order for a Tesla Model X after a scathing blog post. Stewart Alsop, a frequent blogger and commenter on Medium, wrote a post titled "Dear @ElonMusk: You should be ashamed of yourself" on September 30 criticising the company's launch event for the Model X...


2017 Audi RS Q3 Performance revealed, Australian debut later this year
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2017 Audi RS Q3 Performance revealed, Australian debut later this year

The 2017 Audi RS Q3 Performance has been unveiled with, as you'd expect, more power and torque than the regular RS Q3. Under the bonnet there's a different version of the RS Q3's 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine, which now boasts 270kW of power, as well as 465Nm of torque available between 1625 and 5500rpm...


Opel Mokka X facelift unveiled
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Opel Mokka X facelift unveiled

GM's European arm has revealed the Opel Mokka X, a facelifted and heavily revised version of the brand's smallest crossover, which made its debut back in 2012. Although the only body panels that have been altered are the bonnet and front wings, the exterior makeover has significantly altered the vehicle's looks...


Mahindra Thar hardcore off-roader could be coming to Australia
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Mahindra Thar hardcore off-roader could be coming to Australia

When it comes to rugged vehicles, they don't get much more rugged than the Mahindra Thar and there's a hot chance that it will be coming to Australia in 2016. Mahindra Australia is investigating the option of importing the Thar under a low-volume import licence. This would mean that the vehicle could never be registered or driven on a public road...


Jaguar F-Pace crossover to be company's top-seller, shake up 'male-dominated' brand
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Jaguar F-Pace crossover to be company's top-seller, shake up 'male-dominated' brand

The Jaguar F-Pace crossover SUV will swiftly overtake the new XE as the British-based company’s top-seller in Australia once it launches in July, and will more importantly bring much-needed female buyers to a traditionally male-dominated brand. Jaguar Land Rover Australia managing director Matthew Wiesner told CarAdvice this week that local reception to the company’s first crossover had been massive...


Mahindra XUV Aero concept revealed
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Mahindra XUV Aero concept revealed

Mahindra has revealed the Mahindra XUV Aero concept to the public at the 2016 Delhi motor show. Previously released as a sketch, the Mahindra XUV Aero concept headlines the Indian manufacturer's push toward a sleek and premium SUV product. The three-door 'coupe' features a reverse opening door on the passenger's side to allow access to the two rear seats...


2017 Opel Ampera spied in Europe: Holden Ampera to follow in Australia?
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2017 Opel Ampera spied in Europe: Holden Ampera to follow in Australia?

Chevrolet’s new Volt plug-in hybrid EV has been spied this week in its European-market Opel and Vauxhall form, opening the door once again to potential for an Australian launch...


Renault Kwid Racer, Climber concepts spice up New Delhi motor show
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Renault Kwid Racer, Climber concepts spice up New Delhi motor show

Two new Renault Kwid concepts have been unveiled at the 2016 New Delhi motor show, mixing racing and off-road themes into the Indian-market sub-compact SUV. Based on the production Renault Kwid launched in India in May last year, Renault says its Kwid Climber concept is “bred for venturing away from the beaten track”, while the Kwid Racer is “more at home on the asphalt of race circuits”...


Subaru Tribeca recalled in Australia for bonnet latch fix
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Subaru Tribeca recalled in Australia for bonnet latch fix

A recall notice has been issued in Australia this week for the now retired Subaru Tribeca SUV, over concerns that its bonnet could open while driving. Affecting 9208 facelifted examples sold between 2007 and 2014, the fault centres on the bonnet latch, which may have suffered from corrosion or lubricant congealing...


Tata Zica to be renamed due to Zika virus - UPDATE
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Tata Zica to be renamed due to Zika virus - UPDATE

UPDATE, February 25: 'Tiago' has been confirmed as the Zica's new name. The yet to go on sale Tata Zica hatchback will be renamed due to the mosquito borne Zika virus affecting South and Central America, According to Tata, the company is renaming the vehicle as it empathises" with the hardships being caused by the recent Zika virus outbreak across many countries"...


Lexus LX470 recalled in Australia for curtain airbag fix
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Lexus LX470 recalled in Australia for curtain airbag fix

Lexus Australia has announced a recall on 1500 of its older Toyota LandCruiser-based LX470 SUVs this week over concerns that its side curtain airbags could deploy unexpectedly. Introduced globally in 1998 and replaced by the current third-generation model in 2007, the LX470 existed then as the Lexus brand’s flagship SUV, just as the thrice-facelifted LX570 does today...


NanoFlowcell Quantino: production-bound EV heading for Geneva
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NanoFlowcell Quantino: production-bound EV heading for Geneva

Liechtenstein-based electric vehicle company NanoFlowcell is set to debut an almost production-ready variant of its Quant series vehicle, the new Quantino, at next month's Geneva motor show. The all-electric Quantino will be displayed in a 'near standard' configuration in Geneva, ahead of final pre-production tests through the first half of 2016...


Scion brand killed off by Toyota
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Scion brand killed off by Toyota

Toyota has announced that it will phase out the Scion brand, starting in the second half of this year. In a statement released overnight, Toyota said that Scion would soon be "transitioning back to the Toyota brand". Hitting an upbeat tone, the company noted that 70 percent of its customers were new to Toyota, while 50 percent were aged under 35...


Chevrolet reveals Essentia sedan, Spark Activ crossover concept: Unlikely for Australia
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Chevrolet reveals Essentia sedan, Spark Activ crossover concept: Unlikely for Australia

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off the Chevrolet Essentia sedan and Spark Activ crossover concept at the 2016 Delhi motor show. Built off the Spark platform, the Essentia and Spark Activ concept convert the pint-sized Spark into a functional sedan and lifestyle crossover respectively. Both models are derived from the Spark Cross concept, which was revealed earlier in the year...


Renault Sport restructured, massive R&D and sales increase planned
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Renault Sport restructured, massive R&D and sales increase planned

Groupe Renault has separated its Renault Sport Technologies performance arm into distinct road and motorsport divisions. Chairman Carlos Ghosn revealed Renault’s plans overnight at the Technocentre in Guyancourt. The result: Renault Sport Racing and Renault Sport Cars...