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Apple.car, Apple.auto web domains snapped up by Apple
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Apple.car, Apple.auto web domains snapped up by Apple

Tech giant Apple has snapped up a trio of new web addresses that could represent yet another hint at its anticipated leap into the automotive industry: apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto. The new ‘top level domain’ suffixes, unique to the more familiar .coms and the like, were made available as part of a huge domain name expansion program launched by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in 2013...


Toyota ViRa SUV concept revealed
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Toyota ViRa SUV concept revealed

Next week’s Tokyo Auto Salon will see the unveiling of this sharp SUV concept: the Toyota ViRa, said to be conceived as a hybrid of the light Vitz (Yaris) hatch and the mid-sized Rav4 SUV. The concept might ordinarily hint at another new styling direction for the Japanese carmaker, but before you go clamouring to drop a deposit with your local dealer, look closely at the logo on the ViRa’s black nameplates...


Kia Telluride concept's interior revealed ahead of Detroit debut
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Kia Telluride concept's interior revealed ahead of Detroit debut

The Korean car maker has confirmed that its new large SUV concept, which will be unveiled at the 2016 Detroit auto show, will be known as the Kia Telluride. In addition to this, the brand has also given us a first look at the concept's interior, which will be the first from Kia to feature 3D printed components...


Lamborghini biopic confirmed: Supercar rivalry moving to silver screen
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Lamborghini biopic confirmed: Supercar rivalry moving to silver screen

The rivalry between Italy’s two most famous supercar companies has been going since the earliest days of both, with one-time fan Ferruccio Lamborghini planting the seeds before Enzo Ferrari had even heard of him. You might know the story: Ferruccio Lamborghini, a former mechanic in the Italian Royal Air Force, addresses his displeasure over Ferrari build quality and customer service by launching his own rival sports car business...


Lexus teases sporty Detroit debut: LC coupe coming? - UPDATE
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Lexus teases sporty Detroit debut: LC coupe coming? - UPDATE

UPDATE: Lexus has now added a short audio clip to its teaser package, embedded below. If there was any doubt before that this will be a new sports car...  Lexus has handed down a mysterious teaser for a new vehicle it will unveil at next week’s Detroit auto show, promising an “unprecedented Lexus world premiere”...


2016 Kia Soul facelift spy photos: Will it come to Australia?
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2016 Kia Soul facelift spy photos: Will it come to Australia?

A facelift for the second-generation Kia Soul has been spotted by spy photographers in Europe. In production since 2013, the current Soul has a few years of life left in it yet, but Kia is keen to keep things fresh until a new generation version is ready in either 2018 or 2019. It's likely that this facelift will feature the usual complement of new headlights, tailights, bumpers, grilles, and alloy wheels...


2017 Toyota Corolla sedan spied testing in the US
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2017 Toyota Corolla sedan spied testing in the US

A facelifted version of the Toyota Corolla sedan has been spied testing in the US this week, ahead of a premiere that could occur in the coming months. In its current form, the Corolla sedan wears two faces, one in the US market with a sharp sporting face inspired by the 2013 Furia concept, and the other with large headlights and a broad chrome grille...


Renault, Nissan promise 10 cars with driverless tech by 2020
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Renault, Nissan promise 10 cars with driverless tech by 2020

Renault and Nissan were among the first to make a song and dance of driverless vehicle technology, with alliance CEO Carlos Ghosn promising market-ready autonomous cars by 2020. This week, Ghosn has doubled down on that promise, confirming plans to have 10 models available across the Renault and Nissan brands equipped with autonomous drive technology...


Aston Martin Autolink concept: Letv develops new infotainment system
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Aston Martin Autolink concept: Letv develops new infotainment system

Aston Martin has offered buyers a glimpse of what could become the infotainment system in its coming DB11 supercar, unveiling the new Autolink concept at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show. Developed by Chinese entertainment company Letv as part of a new partnership, Autolink features a tall 13.3-inch display in the dash centre and a similarly large 12...


2017 Ford Mondeo Sport spied without disguise: Turbo V6 expected for Detroit show
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2017 Ford Mondeo Sport spied without disguise: Turbo V6 expected for Detroit show

An undisguised prototype of what will likely be the 2017 Ford Mondeo by the time it arrives in Australia has been spied in the US this week. This variant, wearing a Sport badge and a number of tricks that hint at increased performance, was caught during promotional work ahead of its unveiling next week as the US-market’s Ford Fusion...


Tailgating cameras ineffective: Victoria Police
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Tailgating cameras ineffective: Victoria Police

Victoria Police has again refuted the potential effectiveness of using road safety cameras to catch tailgating motorists. Police and the Victorian Government have restated their position this week in response to a report by the state’s Road Safety Camera Commissioner, Gordon Lewis, which suggests that tailgating could be more effectively curbed by adding camera technology to current education and enforcement strategies...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback revealed

The second-generation 2016 Chevrolet Cruze hatchback has been revealed today, a week before its in-the-flesh unveiling at the 2016 Detroit auto show. The new hatch shares most of its components with the next-generation Cruze sedan, including its 2700mm wheelbase. The hatch does feature a unique roof and abbreviated rear-end design...


Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running
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Drug driving responsible for more Victorian road deaths than drink driving third year running

Illicit drugs, notably speed and ice, have proved more responsible for fatal collisions on Victorian roads than alcohol for the third successive year, Victoria Police has announced. Speaking to media today, Victoria Police assistant commissioner Doug Fryer (pictured below) said while speed remains the number one killer on Victorian roads, police are seeing a “significant increase” in illicit drugs being the determining factor in fatal and injury trauma...


Audi e-tron quattro concept's OLED interior displayed at CES
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Audi e-tron quattro concept's OLED interior displayed at CES

Audi has used CES 2016 to demonstrate a working cutaway interior of the e-tron quattro concept car. The e-tron quattro concept debuted at the Frankfurt motor show in late 2015, and is said to preview the company's Q6 EV, due in 2018...


First-timers drive Ferrari Australia to annual sales record
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First-timers drive Ferrari Australia to annual sales record

Ferrari Australia broke its sales record in 2015 with growth of almost 50 per cent year-on-year. Even more remarkably, six-in-ten of these sales went to first-time Ferrari buyers. The record performance was emblematic of a year in which an array of ultra high-end car brands had big sales...