Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
FOLLOW US
Fiat Chrysler trademarks Kamal name, hints at second Alfa crossover
9
Comments

Fiat Chrysler trademarks Kamal name, hints at second Alfa crossover

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has trademarked a potential new name, which - if an earlier concept car is anything to go by - is likely to feature on the rump of a second Alfa Romeo SUV. Alfa Romeo’s parent company FCA recently registered the name Kamal, linking to a crossover concept of the same name from back in 2003...


Renault Alaskan: Australia arm talks ute plans
18
Comments

Renault Alaskan: Australia arm talks ute plans

Renault Australia says its ever-growing credibility in the light commercial vehicle market will help it sell the much-anticipated new ‘Alaskan’ dual-cab ute, but that it will focus more on the ‘lifestyle’ side of the market against top-spec dual-cabs nevertheless. The company previewed its incoming dual-cab last year with the Alaskan concept, though it’s unclear if the production car will wear that badge...


Subaru Corporation: Fuji Heavy Industries renamed after 62 years
6
Comments

Subaru Corporation: Fuji Heavy Industries renamed after 62 years

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the parent company of Japanese car maker Subaru, will be known as Subaru Corporation from April 1, next year. Announcing the decision this week, the corporation's board of directors said that the change is part of a plan to fully integrate FHI's Industrial Products Company with the Subaru automotive business...


2017 Volvo V40, XC40 concepts teased ahead of big unveiling next week
11
Comments

2017 Volvo V40, XC40 concepts teased ahead of big unveiling next week

Sweden's biggest auto brand has handed down a trio of (not so) mysterious teaser images overnight via social media platform Snapchat, offering a first look at the new 2017 Volvo V40 - and likely also its long-anticipated XC40 sibling. Although the company did not reveal the identity of the new vehicle/s, it did confirm that the teasers pointed to its new '40 Series' - described as "not your daddy's Volvo" - leaving little room for doubt...


2017 Subaru Levorg STI teaser video discovered
31
Comments

2017 Subaru Levorg STI teaser video discovered

An official video previewing the Subaru Levorg STI has been unearthed online, and seems to confirm that a high performance version of the WRX-based wagon is on the way. The video, which was posted in unlisted form on YouTube in the middle of April, was discovered overnight by Carscoops...


BMW iNext: autonomous car due in 2021
8
Comments

BMW iNext: autonomous car due in 2021

At the company's annual general meeting, Harold Krueger, BMW's CEO, revealed elements of the product roadmap for its i sub-brand, including an self-driving car to be known as the BMW iNext. After launching the updated i3 hatch this year, which sports a new battery capable of a range of around 200 kilometres, the company will unveil the roadster version of the i8 in 2018...


Nissan to buy controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors: confirmed
29
Comments

Nissan to buy controlling stake in Mitsubishi Motors: confirmed

Reports today of an anticipated tie-up between Japan's second-largest car maker Nissan and the recently scandalised Mitsubishi were confirmed at a joint conference this afternoon. As reported by Japanese broadcaster NHK early this morning, Nissan will invest 237 billion yen ($2.9 billion) to take a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi Motors...


2017 Holden Captiva spied testing in Chevrolet guise
16
Comments

2017 Holden Captiva spied testing in Chevrolet guise

The now long-anticipated replacement for the Holden Captiva may have surfaced this week, with a new mid-sized Chevrolet SUV prototype hitting the road overseas. The new SUV is likely to be the new-generation Chevrolet Captiva, which could also make its way to the US as the downsized new Equinox reported last year...


Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito vans get five-star ANCAP crash ratings
14
Comments

Ford Transit Custom, Mercedes-Benz Vito vans get five-star ANCAP crash ratings

Crash safety watchdog, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has awarded a pair of vans the maximum five-star crash score. However, the scores were date-stamped with previous testing years. The Ford Transit Custom, which comes standard with front and side airbags unlike some rivals, got the five-star score against 2012 ratings criteria — reflecting when it was physically crashed by sister organisation Euro NCAP (which gave it five stars also)...


Nissan close to taking over Mitsubishi Motors - UPDATE
30
Comments

Nissan close to taking over Mitsubishi Motors - UPDATE

UPDATE, May 12, 7pm AEST: The two car makers have now confirmed a tie-up that will see Nissan take a 34 per cent stake in Mitsubishi. Common vehicle platforms, technology sharing, and joint factory utilisation will be involved. More to come. Nissan is reportedly close to a deal that would see it, effectively, take control of struggling Japanese car maker Mitsubishi Motors...


Toyota FJ Cruiser production to end in August
56
Comments

Toyota FJ Cruiser production to end in August

The rugged and retro-inspired Toyota FJ Cruiser off-roader is being discontinued over the next few months, as Japanese production ceases in August after a decade-plus run. Launched late in Australia in 2011, the body-on-frame FJ Cruiser has become something of a cult car, with more than 11,000 sold so far at a rate of 180 units per month — much higher than first expected...


2017 Abarth 595 revealed: tiny hot hatch gets power bump, tweaked looks
31
Comments

2017 Abarth 595 revealed: tiny hot hatch gets power bump, tweaked looks

Fiat Chrysler Australia may have only just recently launched its revised entry-level $27,500 Abarth 595 into the Australian market, but now there’s an even newer one: the 2017 Abarth 595. That’s no surprise, either. With the wider Fiat 500 range given a facelift earlier this year, the arrival of the 2016 Abarth 595 in the little hatch’s older skin made it something of a placeholder for an anticipated makeover...


Mini Seven special edition revealed, Australian debut under consideration
7
Comments

Mini Seven special edition revealed, Australian debut under consideration

Mini has revealed a special-edition variant of its Cooper and Cooper S hatches, dubbed ‘Mini Seven’. The new special pays homage to the original Austin Seven, which, along with the Morris Mini, ushered in production of the iconic small car over 50 years ago - well before BMW took over the Mini marque...


PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Dongfeng will co-develop EV platform due 2019
5
Comments

PSA Peugeot-Citroen, Dongfeng will co-develop EV platform due 2019

Groupe PSA, the parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, has signed an agreement with Chinese automaker Dongfeng to co-develop an electric vehicle platform. The initiative, announced overnight, is an extension of the deal the two car makers signed in April 2015...


Mitsubishi admits fuel economy numbers doctored for nine Japanese models
13
Comments

Mitsubishi admits fuel economy numbers doctored for nine Japanese models

Nine Mitsubishi models currently on sale in Japan have incorrect fuel economy ratings, the automaker admitted in an update to Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). In a statement released overnight, Mitsubishi Motors stated "running resistance was improperly calculated in nine other models currently sold in Japan, as well as in other models no longer sold in Japan"...