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Toyota S-FR and Toyota Supra to sandwich 86 in sports car triumvirate
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Toyota S-FR and Toyota Supra to sandwich 86 in sports car triumvirate

The Toyota 86 isn’t the sort of car that could be consider a Jan Brady type, but it will soon be the middle child in the Toyota sports car family. Tetsuya Tada, Toyota chief engineer of sport vehicle management division – and the man behind the Toyota 86 – told Australian media at an event in Tokyo this week that he stands by his previous plan for three sports cars in the brand’s model mix...


US government will allow owners to modify their car's software
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US government will allow owners to modify their car's software

The US government has granted car owners and security researchers the right to look into and modify the software that's running their cars. The change has occurred thanks to the latest review of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), which is conducted every three years by the Librarian of Congress...


Mazda sedans must come before SUVs in order to make ‘great driving cars’
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Mazda sedans must come before SUVs in order to make ‘great driving cars’

Creating traditional sedans, wagons and hatchbacks - rather than focusing exclusively on SUVs - is an essential requirement when it comes to engineering dynamically capable vehicles, according to Mazda. So far this year, the small car segment - which the Mazda 3 competes in - has declined by seven percent, while the medium car segment (Mazda 6) is also weakening...


New Subaru Impreza sedan, hatch confirmed for 2017: "Fun, sporty" design promised
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New Subaru Impreza sedan, hatch confirmed for 2017: "Fun, sporty" design promised

Subaru is adamant that the styling of Tokyo’s Impreza 5-Door Concept is faithful to the next-generation small car and that the design will also translate to sedan form. When asked if the markedly more stylish design direction of this week's new concept is indicative of future production form, Subaru's design and advanced product planning manager Manoru Ishii replied with an emphatic “yes”...


Uber Australia: 10 million rides can't be wrong
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Uber Australia: 10 million rides can't be wrong

Uber Australia has announced a local milestone with the company celebrating its 10 millionth UberX passenger ride since launching less than two years ago, despite a huge cloud of controversy locally over its operation. Although the company's rapid acceptance with the commuting public over such a short period is impressive, the milestone is made even more notable by the fact that legislation in most regions makes it illegal to drive for for the UberX program...


2016 Porsche 911 'R' spy photos
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2016 Porsche 911 'R' spy photos

Our spy photographers have spotted what could well be the rumoured Porsche 911 'R', which has natural aspiration, a manual gearbox, and concentrates on driver feedback and involvement. Reports surfaced around the middle of the year that Porsche was working on a new "hardcore" model that would focus more on driving purity than lap times or outright speed...


Mazda’s smaller global size helps its success in Australia
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Mazda’s smaller global size helps its success in Australia

The global CEO of Mazda says that his company’s smaller global size helps its aim of focusing on markets such as Australia, which, per capita, remains the brand’s best-performing country. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Tokyo Motor Show yesterday, Mazda CEO Masamichi Kogai, confirmed the brand’s current maximum capacity is 1.5 million cars per year...


Subaru's new seven-seat SUV is "no chance" for Australia
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Subaru's new seven-seat SUV is "no chance" for Australia

The official word from Subaru is that the company has no future plans to offer a seven-seat SUV in Australia, despite developing a yet-to-be-revealed larger and more family-friendly alternative to Forester for the USA market...


Toyota Yaris hot hatch is coming
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Toyota Yaris hot hatch is coming

It wouldn't make sense to have a Toyota Yaris WRC car without a go-fast version of the hatchback that buyers could take home, according to the man responsible for sports cars for the Japanese company...


Ken Block reveals new RWD Ford Escort Gymkhana vehicle
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Ken Block reveals new RWD Ford Escort Gymkhana vehicle

Ken Block has unveiled a new Gymkhana vehicle based on the 1978 European Mark II Ford Escort RS. According to Block, he purchased the car back in 2008 and used it for a while in some rally events. As the car was designed primarily for tarmac-based races, which aren't too common in the US, Block decided to convert the Escort coupe into the "ultimate rear wheel-drive Gymkhana car"...


Mitsubishi Pajero future under a cloud
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Mitsubishi Pajero future under a cloud

The iconic Mitsubishi Pajero’s long-term future is clouded, with a replacement for the aged current model a few years away in even the best-case scenario. This is according to Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) president and COO, Tetsuro Aikawa, who said today via interpreter that the brand would be “continuing on with the present model for some time”...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spied in video with almost no disguise
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class spied in video with almost no disguise

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has been filmed almost completely undisguised ahead of its expected launched early next year. In the video above, filmed by YouTube user walkoArt, we can see a large collection of, seemingly production ready, E-Class sedans sitting around in a parking lot...


Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger revealed ahead of SEMA debut
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Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger revealed ahead of SEMA debut

The Korean car maker has revealed the second of its 2015 SEMA show cars, the Kia Forte Koup Mud Bogger. Based on the Kia Forte Koup, sold as the Cerato Koup down under, the Mud Bogger will be one of six officially commissioned Kia concepts on display at this year's SEMA show in Las Vegas...


2017 Porsche Panamera spied near the Nurburgring
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2017 Porsche Panamera spied near the Nurburgring

Thanks to our spy photographers, we have our best look yet at the next-generation Porsche Panamera, which was recently spotted near the Nurburgring. As the second-generation Panamera nears its full debut and the beginning of production, Porsche has removed some of the camouflage and testing equipment seen on earlier prototypes...


Peugeot 308 R HYbrid could become flagship Peugeot Sport model
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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid could become flagship Peugeot Sport model

The muscled Peugeot 308 R HYbrid hatchback could make it to production as a performance flagship model for the French brand’s go-fast arm. Peugeot Sport has already launched the 208 GTI and 308 GTI models, and according to Guillaume Couzy, Peugeot marketing and communication director, an even more manic, petrol-electric performance hatch could form part of the range...