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Maserati Levante spied in new outfit ahead of January debut
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Maserati Levante spied in new outfit ahead of January debut

The 2016 Maserati Levante has been spied testing again, this time in its most revealing state of undress yet. Caught testing ahead of a global unveiling at January’s Detroit auto show, the prototype shown here is wearing only a light layer of camouflage - although most of the key details remain disguised for now...


Nissan Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 previews latest driverless tech: 2020 launch reaffirmed
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Nissan Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 previews latest driverless tech: 2020 launch reaffirmed

Nissan has unveiled the latest evolution of its ongoing driverless technology program, showcasing the Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 car in Japan this week. Building on the development success of the semi-autonomous Leaf EV revealed in 2013, this latest step sees Nissan’s Intelligent Driving system upgraded with new sensors and advanced new abilities...


Ford EcoSport recalled for suspension fix
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Ford EcoSport recalled for suspension fix

Ford has announced a recall of its compact EcoSport SUV over concerns that the rear suspension setup could fail during driving. The recall centres on the pivot bolts of the torsion beam in the EcoSport’s rear suspension, which Ford says may not have been tightened correctly in some models...


Mercedes-Benz teases sleek autonomous van for Tokyo motor show
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Mercedes-Benz teases sleek autonomous van for Tokyo motor show

Mercedes-Benz is the latest to embrace the theme of autonomous driving for the 2015 Tokyo motor show, previewing a futuristic driverless van concept today. The German carmaker has revealed very little about the new van, dubbed Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo, although it promises a “luxurious and progressive” approach to the concept’s features and technology...


ANCAP crash test results: Five stars for Fortuner, Everest, Passat and more
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ANCAP crash test results: Five stars for Fortuner, Everest, Passat and more

5-Star safety rating for Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Toyota LandCruiser 200, Volvo XC90, Ford Ranger MkII, Volkswagen Passat, Lexus IS A quartet of brand-new models have picked up five-star ratings in the latest round of crash safety testing with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while three others have had their top marks renewed...


Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package to debut at SEMA
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Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package to debut at SEMA

The Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package will make its international debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas at the beginning of November. According to Nissan and its motorsports arm, Nismo, the package contains components that the company developed and fitted to a GT-R Nismo to set a time of 7 minutes 8...


Dodge Viper to end production in 2017 - report
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Dodge Viper to end production in 2017 - report

The Dodge Viper looks like it will end its production run in 2017, if reports about Fiat Chrysler's latest union contract prove to be true. Automobile News has published some select details that it believes are in the latest contract between Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and the United Auto Workers (UAW). The Viper is currently hand built at the company's Conner Avenue plant in Detroit...


Nissan teases self-driving electric car concept for Tokyo
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Nissan teases self-driving electric car concept for Tokyo

Nissan has teased a new concept car that will debut at the Tokyo motor show, which takes place at end of this month. Aside from the teaser image above, Nissan has revealed remarkably little about the concept. Under the title "Together we ride to Tokyo", the Japanese car maker simply states that the concept is about "the future vision of car intelligence and electrification"...


2016 Fiat Tipo hatchback spy photos
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2016 Fiat Tipo hatchback spy photos

The hatchback version of the Fiat Tipo has been spied out and about on the streets of Europe. Not long after Fiat gave an official debut to the production ready Tipo sedan, the hatchback variant has been spotted by our spy photography team. Fiat is also developing a wagon version of the Tipo, which will be sold alongside the sedan and hatch across Europe, the Middle East and Africa...


Chevrolet Spark RS revealed for SEMA: Could a hot Holden Spark appear?
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Chevrolet Spark RS revealed for SEMA: Could a hot Holden Spark appear?

Holden’s overseas sibling Chevrolet will debut a hotted-up ‘RS’ version of its new Spark hatch at next week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Sharing its platform, technology and much of its styling with GM Europe’s new Opel Karl and Vauxhall Viva models, the new little hatch will make its way to Australia as the Holden Spark early next year...


Citroen C4 Cactus pricing and specifications: Funky French SUV from $26,990
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Citroen C4 Cactus pricing and specifications: Funky French SUV from $26,990

The Citroen C4 Cactus crossover will kick off from $26,990 plus on-road costs when it finally arrives in Australia. The unorthodox French soft-roader is at last slated to arrive in February next year after a delayed launch, brought about by the company having to change the rear child-seat top-tether to meet local homologation requirements...


2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series pricing and specifications
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series pricing and specifications

The revised and facelifted 2016 Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series is now on sale in Australia, with new features and price hikes across the board. Styling changes are headlined by a new-look grille up front, featured as a plain black-framed design on the entry GX, while higher-spec models get a chrome frame and new winglets that extend into the body of the each headlight...


Audi RS6 Avant, RS7 Sportback Performance models revealed: ‘Supercars’ due in Australia next year
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Audi RS6 Avant, RS7 Sportback Performance models revealed: ‘Supercars’ due in Australia next year

Audi has unveiled new hotted-up versions of its already wild RS6 Avant wagon and RS7 Sportback models, endowing both with more mojo, and a new Performance badge. Promising supercar-like performance, Audi has dialled up the all-wheel drive pair’s potent 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to deliver an S8 Plus-matching 445kW and up to 750Nm of torque - an increase of 33kW and 50Nm - the latter available courtesy of a temporary overboost function...


2016 Mini Convertible revealed
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2016 Mini Convertible revealed

The all-new 2016 Mini Convertible has been revealed ahead of its public debut at next week’s Tokyo motor show. The third-generation Convertible becomes the BMW-owned British brand’s biggest and most mature fabric-top model ever, and the fourth in the new family that comprises the three-door, five-door and recently-launched Clubman body styles...


2016 Mini Clubman pricing and specifications: Bigger, new-look wagon lands in November
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2016 Mini Clubman pricing and specifications: Bigger, new-look wagon lands in November

Australian pricing and key specifications for the all-new 2016 Mini Clubman has been released today, ahead of the new small wagon’s local debut next month. Revealed to the world in June, the new Clubman brings a more conventional design to the game than its predecessor, although the famous barn-door rear once again sets Mini’s wagon apart from the pack...