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Devastating zero star NCAP scores for five Indian-market cars
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Devastating zero star NCAP scores for five Indian-market cars

Crash test watchdog Global NCAP has tested a handful of Indian-market cars in Delhi with devastating results, showing that car brands still struggle to make super-cheap cars with a passable level of safety. The Renault Kwid, Maruti Suzuki Celerio, Maruti Suzuki Eeco, Mahindra Scorpio and Hyundai Eon all scored a zero-star rating, with notable body deformation evident and negligible safety features on offer...


Infiniti hints at high-performance hybrid models - report
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Infiniti hints at high-performance hybrid models - report

Infiniti’s European boss, Francois Goupil de Bouille, has reportedly hinted that a hybrid-powered halo car is in the brand’s future. Speaking to UK website Autocar, Goupil de Bouille said that Infiniti would eventually need halo performance models and that hybrid technology could be the key ingredient...


BMW 750d xDrive debuts quad-turbo diesel, no-go for Australia
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BMW 750d xDrive debuts quad-turbo diesel, no-go for Australia

The BMW 7 Series limousine is the first model in the brand’s line-up to be powered by the company’s new 3.0-litre quad-turbocharged diesel engine. Following its reveal a fortnight ago, BMW’s new flagship diesel engine ups power by five per cent and reduces average fuel consumption by 11 per cent over the preceding triple-turbo powerplant...


2018 Audi RS5 mule spied
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2018 Audi RS5 mule spied

An engineering mule for the next-generation Audi RS5 coupe has been photographed in Germany. Based on the yet-to-be-released next-gen Audi A5 coupe, this prototype sports a few tell tale signs that it's hiding the guts of the high-performance RS variant. The most obvious are the wheel arch extensions, which can be seen despite the camouflage when the lighting and the viewing angle line up correctly...


2017 Range Rover Sport facelift spied inside and out
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2017 Range Rover Sport facelift spied inside and out

The upcoming facelift for the second-generation Range Rover Sport has been spotted by our spies outside the Nurburgring in Germany. This latest prototype was spotted a few days after our photography team nabbed the facelifted Range Rover Sport SVR out on the streets...


2017 Kia GT sports sedan spied testing
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2017 Kia GT sports sedan spied testing

The production version of the well-received Kia GT concept, first revealed way back in 2011, has been caught testing in California this week. This prototype had first been spied on the back of a truck in April, with a pair of tightly-cropped images offering a first look at the big four-door coupe...


Mercedes-Benz Airscarf sales banned in Germany
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Mercedes-Benz Airscarf sales banned in Germany

Mercedes-Benz has been ordered to disable the Airscarf heating system in convertibles sold in Germany. According to Automobilwoche (Automobile Week), the German federal court has ruled that Daimler, parent of Mercedes-Benz, can no longer sell or market Airscarf equipment in Germany as it infringes on an earlier patent not held by the company...


2016 Mazda CX-9 loads up on segment-best safety tech
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2016 Mazda CX-9 loads up on segment-best safety tech

The upcoming Mazda CX-9 SUV will be one of the safest vehicles in its class when it goes on sale mid-year, thanks to its i-ActivSense safety suite. Mazda is claiming its next-generation SUV will feature luxury, safety and affordability that is ahead of all its competitors...


2017 BMW M140i, M240i lines revealed: Power boost for hatch, coupe, convertible
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2017 BMW M140i, M240i lines revealed: Power boost for hatch, coupe, convertible

The newly powered-up 2017 BMW M140i and 2017 M240i models have been announced today, debuting with the same new powertrain featured in the new 340i, 440i and X4 M40i. Headlining the changes to the small M140i hatch and M240i coupe and convertible models is the same all-new 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine that features in their larger mid-sized stablemates...


2016 Honda Civic Black Pack option unveiled
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2016 Honda Civic Black Pack option unveiled

The 2016 Honda Civic sedan may have only just had its order books opened in dealerships around the country, but the Japanese brand's new Thai-built sedan will also be available with a new Black Pack from launch. The genuine Honda accessory pack is available across all five grades of the all-new Civic sedan range, including the 1.8-litre VTi and VTi-S and the 1...


2018 Chevrolet Corvette to be mid-engined, could spawn EV variant - report
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2018 Chevrolet Corvette to be mid-engined, could spawn EV variant - report

The current C7 Chevrolet Corvette may only be a few years into its life cycle, but there is already talk of big changes for the upcoming C8 Corvette in 2018 - most notably a switch to a mid-engined layout. For six decades, the Corvette has been a front-engined, V8 muscle car...


2006-2012 Nissan Tiida recalled for Takata airbag fix
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2006-2012 Nissan Tiida recalled for Takata airbag fix

Nissan Australia is recalling 41,154 vehicles from its ‘C11’ Tiida line produced between October 2006 and December 2012 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag scandal, with concerns that excessive internal pressure could rupture the airbags and scatter metal fragments into the cabin...


Renault Alpine sports car edging closer to Australian launch
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Renault Alpine sports car edging closer to Australian launch

Renault Australia remains hot on the prospect of bringing the reborn Alpine brand to our market as soon as 2017, taking its sporting credentials up another notch. Company managing director Justin Hocevar told us last week at a local preview drive of the new Megane that the Alpine sub-brand would bring a welcome “hero association” to Renault’s fast-growing local operations...


Audi's self-driving cars learn extra road manners
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Audi's self-driving cars learn extra road manners

The latest iteration of Audi's self-driving software has been programmed to be a little more like a human in its driving style. Among the updates, Audi's autonomous test vehicles will now drive more like humans regularly do - for example, the latest piloted driving software now more clearly signals its intentions when changing lanes by activating the indicators and moving to the edge of the lane before attempting the manoeuvre...


2017 Porsche 911 GTS Targa spied
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2017 Porsche 911 GTS Targa spied

The facelifted Porsche 911 GTS Targa has been spied outside the Nurburgring without camouflage. Visually, the new GTS is distinguished by a restyled front bumper with larger air intakes, while out the back there's two centrally-mounted exhaust tips and a revised rear diffuser-style element. As with other members of the updated '991...