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Faraday Future attempts to line up $1 billion as LeEco parent founders
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Faraday Future attempts to line up $1 billion as LeEco parent founders

Faraday Future, the ambitious electric vehicle startup, is reportedly seeking a huge injection of funds from external sources, as its Chinese backers run into serious money issues. The company has begun drawing up plans to procure around US$1 billion ($1.3 billion) in outside funding, a source has told Bloomberg...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specs: Wagons and Wolfsburgs return to local line-up
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R pricing and specs: Wagons and Wolfsburgs return to local line-up

Pricing and specifications for the wider 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' R range have been revealed this week ahead of its August arrival, marking the return of the limited-edition Wolfsburg models, while the more practical wagon version is back as a permanent member of the family from January 2018...


Rolls-Royce 'Project Cullinan' SUV coming in 2019
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Rolls-Royce 'Project Cullinan' SUV coming in 2019

The upcoming Rolls-Royce SUV, dubbed 'Project Cullinan' has been confirmed for a 2019 debut, the company has revealed. While the British luxury marque refuses to call it something as pedestrian as an SUV - rather referring to it as an "all-terrain, high-sided vehicle" - the new Rolls-Royce will aim to become the most opulent and desirable high-riding vehicle on sale when it launches sometime during 2019...


Pirelli Colour Edition tyres in Australia from September, to be air freighted
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Pirelli Colour Edition tyres in Australia from September, to be air freighted

Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli says demand for its upcoming personalised coloured tyres is rather substantial in the Australian market regardless of the expected high price, prompting the company to put us on the map for the tyre launch later this year...


Mercedes-AMG Project One drivetrain secrets revealed; nine cars heading Down Under
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Mercedes-AMG Project One drivetrain secrets revealed; nine cars heading Down Under

Australia is in line to receive eight Mercedes-AMG ‘Project One’ hypercars, with one example headed for New Zealand, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice at the weekend's Nurburgring 24 Hour, Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson David McCarthy confirmed the Australian arm had received 16 firm orders for the euro $2million hypercar...


Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary at Maranello Museum
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Ferrari celebrates 70th anniversary at Maranello Museum

To celebrate Ferrari's 70th anniversary, the Ferrari Museum of Maranello has opened two new exhibitions, under the watchful eye of the company's president and CEO, Sergio Marchionne. With 344,000 visitors in 2016, space has been extended by 600 square metres, along with a new 300-square-metre event area...


EVs to be cheaper than regular cars by 2025, study finds
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EVs to be cheaper than regular cars by 2025, study finds

Tumbling battery prices will see the cost of electric vehicles (EVs) drop below their internal combustion (ICEs) rivals within a decade, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The tipping point would see arguments for buying EVs and plug-in hybrids (PHEV) no longer relying on cheaper running costs or green credentials alone, but instead on entry price...


2018 Skoda Superb upgrades announced - UPDATE
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2018 Skoda Superb upgrades announced - UPDATE

The Skoda Superb range flagship has received some upgrades, rolling out as we speak. Headlining is a superior infotainment system. The old 8.0-inch screen has been ditched in favour of a higher-resolution, flush-glass 9.2-inch unit similar to that in the 'Mk7.5' VW Golf update. The entry 5.0-inch screen in Europe is now 6.5"...


2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom: New details revealed
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2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom: New details revealed

The next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom will be revealed before the end of the year, the company has confirmed, with some initial details also released this week. Speaking at the launch of the marque's new showroom in Richmond, Victoria, Ian Grant - Rolls-Royce's global client sales manager for the Asia Pacific region - said the new Phantom will be much lighter, feature improved manoeuvrability and an evolution of the current car's design...


Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure
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Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure

The Maserati brand name is associated with speed, performance and noise, but the brand understands a need to move toward fuel-efficient technologies to remain relevant in the current market. Last year former Maserati CEO, Harald Wester, confirmed that Maserati would develop a plug-in hybrid version of the Levante for overseas market...


Google's Waymo is speeding away in autonomous vehicle progress
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Google's Waymo is speeding away in autonomous vehicle progress

Waymo, the self-driving division of global technology giant Google, appears to be leaving other companies in the dust when it comes to autonomous vehicle development - according to new reports out of the US. CNBC reports that Waymo, owned by Google's parent Alphabet, is charging ahead of companies like Ford and Tesla in its driverless vehicle development...


2019 Jeep Wrangler ute spied with production tray
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2019 Jeep Wrangler ute spied with production tray

The Jeep Wrangler ute has been spied again, but this time in a higher state of production-readiness. The last time we saw the Wrangler ute out-and-about, it was fitted with a tray seemingly stolen from the back of a Ram 1500 pickup. It had wheel arches improperly aligned with the rear wheels, as well as styling completely at odds to the rest of the car...


Volkswagen Group's allegedly autocratic former culture proving hard to change
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Volkswagen Group's allegedly autocratic former culture proving hard to change

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Mueller has admitted that the near-autocratic corporate structures that lied about diesel emissions and shattered the company's reputation is proving hard to break apart. A report from Reuters this week, run by Automotive News Europe, contained some remarkably frank quotes from the former Porsche AG chief, who was appointed Group chief shortly after the diesel scandal broke in September 2015...


Volvo Australia confident V40 can remain a viable option when new SUV lobs
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Volvo Australia confident V40 can remain a viable option when new SUV lobs

The Volvo small car range is set to boom with the addition of the all-new Volvo XC40 compact SUV, and in some people's minds there is a question over how the Volvo V40 will fit in that space when that happens. While you may not spot a Volvo V40 every day when you’re stuck in traffic, the brand has had a reasonable amount of success with the current-generation small hatchback model...


Volkswagen eyeing hot R-badged SUVs - report
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Volkswagen eyeing hot R-badged SUVs - report

The boss of Volkswagen is said to have confirmed the company is working on high-performance 'R' versions of its SUV models, according to a new report out of the UK this week. Speaking with Auto Express, Volkswagen chief Herbert Diess said the company is right now developing several SUV R models to expand its performance line-up...