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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased for a second time, four-door coupe body revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased for a second time, four-door coupe body revealed

A second teaser image of the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA - or Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile - has been released, and it's now clear this is a four-door coupe with some seriously swoopy design. Mercedes-Benz said in a release that the Concept IAA "is two cars in one: an aerodynamics world champion and a four-door coupe with embodying irresistible design"...


Volvo S80 to be built until 2016: All-new S90 to follow
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Volvo S80 to be built until 2016: All-new S90 to follow

Spy images of the much-anticipated Volvo S90 luxury sedan – and even a scale model of that car – may have surfaced in recent weeks, but the Swedish company is likely to soldier on with the current flagship Volvo S80 model until early next year. The Volvo S80 is still available in dealerships, and going off some recent model-year updates, it is now priced at $84,900 plus on-road costs...


Holden beefs up local design and engineering for global development
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Holden beefs up local design and engineering for global development

Holden has confirmed it is retaining its powertrain engineering department “indefinitely”, operating in parallel with a new Advanced Vehicle Development (AVD) team to support its design studio in Port Melbourne...


Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased ahead of Frankfurt motor show
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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased ahead of Frankfurt motor show

The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA will make its debut at the 2015 IAA - short for the Frankfurt motor show's German name 'Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung' - but the vehicle appears to be a clever play on words, with an embedded caption in the image stating IAA stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile...


Nissan Gripz concept teased, hints at a Z-car crossover
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Nissan Gripz concept teased, hints at a Z-car crossover

The Japanese car maker has confirmed the name, the Nissan Gripz, and the theme of the crossover concept that it will debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Nissan formally began its teaser campaign earlier this week when it announced that it would show a "crossover concept" at Frankfurt...


Volkswagen Caddy Alltrack revealed
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Volkswagen Caddy Alltrack revealed

The Volkswagen Caddy Alltrack has been unveiled ahead of its full debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Visually, the Caddy Alltrack features black wheel arch extensions, black out side sills, chromed grille, roof rails, fog lights, smoked tail-lights, 17-inch alloy wheels and new front and rear bumpers with bash plate style elements...


2016 Honda Civic sedan photographed undisguised
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2016 Honda Civic sedan photographed undisguised

The new tenth-generation Honda Civic sedan has been photographed out in public, without a shred of disguise, ahead of its debut next week. These photos were posted by user Mark on the CivicX forums, and were taken on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, about 70 kilometres west of downtown Detroit...


Renault Alaskan ute: Up close and personal with the French pick-up concept
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Renault Alaskan ute: Up close and personal with the French pick-up concept

Concept nearly production-ready in terms of design A range of body-styles, plus 4x2 and 4x4 drivelines to feature Nissan Navara NP300 side panels, roof and cabin layout to mostly carry over 'Alaskan' name good chance to make production Renault Australia gave input in the form of market research Global launch May/June 2016, in Australia during 2017 The Renault Alaskan one-tonne dual-cab ute concept premiered earlier this month is “95 per cent” reflective of the design we’ll see on the 2016 production version, according the project’s design director Louis Morasse...


Volvo insists Polestar will remain 'dynamic and independent' despite buy-out
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Volvo insists Polestar will remain 'dynamic and independent' despite buy-out

Volvo Cars performance brand Polestar will remain "dynamic and independent", according to the president and chief executive of Volvo Cars, Håkan Samuelsson. Polestar was previously run as a separate tuning house for Volvo Cars, but the greater Swedish company (which is itself owned by Chinese company Geely) bought 100 per cent of Polestar in July this year...


No early closure for Ford Australia manufacturing plants
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No early closure for Ford Australia manufacturing plants

Ford Australia today confirmed the exact closing date of its Victorian assembly line and engine plant — October 7, 2016. This timing confirms Ford will go the distance and honour the commitment it made in May 2013, when it announced its intention to close its local car-making operations in the first place...


Abarth 695 Biposto launches in Australia
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Abarth 695 Biposto launches in Australia

The brutal little Abarth 695 Biposto has touched down in Australia, becoming the first production car in the country that can be equipped with a race-spec dog-ring gearbox. Billed as “the world’s smallest supercar”, the 695 Biposto is effectively a road-going version of the Asseto Corse racecar, and is the fastest street-legal Abarth ever produced...


2016 HiLux will get over 60 Toyota Genuine accessories: Industry pack featured, export planned
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2016 HiLux will get over 60 Toyota Genuine accessories: Industry pack featured, export planned

The new 2016 Toyota HiLux will be offered with the biggest-ever range of Toyota Genuine accessories when it launches in Australia next month, including a special industry pack aimed at mining and construction buyers...


Toyota patents stackable wings for a flying car
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Toyota patents stackable wings for a flying car

Toyota has filed a patent application with the US government for a set of stackable wings that can be used on flying cars. According to Car and Driver, in the application that was filed back in March 2014, but only just published by the US Patent and Trademark Office, Toyota and two US inventors submitted designs and specifications for a "stackable wing for an aerocar"...


2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to see increase in standard equipment
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2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class to see increase in standard equipment

The revised 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class range will see a boost to its standard equipment list when the updated model launches in January next year. Mercedes-Benz Australia is promising that any change in pricing "will not be significant", although the brand will add plenty of kit to its smallest model offering in the local market for its competitor to the Audi A3, BMW 1 Series, and Lexus CT200h...


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia outlines improved customer care plans
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia outlines improved customer care plans

The local arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has detailed new plans to improve the way it handles enquiries and complaints across its stable of brands. The announcement follows reports that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) had earlier this year launched an investigation into the company’s customer care strategy...