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Next Mercedes-Benz SLC could go front-wheel-drive
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Next Mercedes-Benz SLC could go front-wheel-drive

Along with the streamlined new naming conventions that fans are still coming to terms with, there's been a much more sensible and obvious platform-sharing arrangement of late within Mercedes-Benz. With more models moving onto a shared architecture, it is logical to consider that the next generation of Mercedes' renamed SLC range (previously SLK) might be underpinned by a front-wheel-drive platform in the future...


2017 Honda Civic spotted in Melbourne ahead of Australian launch
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2017 Honda Civic spotted in Melbourne ahead of Australian launch

The 2017 Honda Civic sedan has been spotted in Melbourne ahead of the Australian launch next month. An all-new fastback-style shape gives the Civic sedan a very modern look, even when parked next to a 2016 Honda Jazz - arguably a modern looking car itself. Despite having all its badges covered in tape, we know this is the RS specification as we saw the exact car at the media unveiling last month...


2016 Tesla Model S facelift to feature new seats, styling revisions - report
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2016 Tesla Model S facelift to feature new seats, styling revisions - report

The Tesla Model S electric sedan will reportedly receive an update that includes lightly refreshed styling and upgrades for the interior. Unnamed sources within the electric car maker have told CNET that a facelift for the Model S is in the pipeline. The company is reportedly in the process of clearing out soon-to-be-replaced parts, and the revised Model S could debut as early as this week...


Ford unveils ‘no profile’ light bar for Police Interceptor vehicles
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Ford unveils ‘no profile’ light bar for Police Interceptor vehicles

Law-breakers in the US will have an even harder time spotting Ford’s 2017 Police Interceptor, thanks to the addition of a super-low-profile light bar - meaning its Explorer-based patroller can stalk wrongdoers almost completely incognito. The new light bar is mounted on the interior of the car inside the visor, leading to Ford describing it as having ‘no profile’...


Skoda teases new apprentice-built coupe concept
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Skoda teases new apprentice-built coupe concept

Skoda has released a teaser photo of a compact coupe created by trainees at the Czech car maker’s Vocational School. The concept is the third in a line of apprentice-made cars and is set to be unveiled in May. Operating under the working title of ‘Skoda Apprentice Car III’, the coupe has been in the works for around seven months and was brought to life by 27 young men and women with support offered by instructors at Skoda headquarters in Mlada Boleslav...


2017 Volkswagen Amarok spied testing in Sweden
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2017 Volkswagen Amarok spied testing in Sweden

The 2017 Volkswagen Amarok, spied in cold-weather testing back in February, has been snapped once more on the snow-covered roads of Sweden, pointing again at the coming facelift. Unlike those previous spy photos, these new images show both the single- and dual-cab versions of the Amarok being put through their paces...


2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC: circa $70,000 starting price for Australia
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2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC: circa $70,000 starting price for Australia

The SLK moniker might be gone after two decades in the Mercedes-Benz portfolio, but the spirit of the model will live on in the newly-named and freshly facelifted SLC range. Revealed in December, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz SLC range introduced the latest step in the German car maker's new brand-wide naming structure, along with a styling makeover, new technologies, and the introduction of the new AMG SLC43...


Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting world record
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Nissan GT-R Nismo breaks drifting world record

Nissan Middle East has set a new Guinness World Record for the world’s fastest drift at an event in the United Arab Emirates. Behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Nissan GT-R Nismo, Japanese drifter, Masato Kawabata sent the GT-R into a drift at an incredible 304.96km/h...


Volvo expanding driverless trials to China
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Volvo expanding driverless trials to China

Volvo is aiming to get ahead of the game in driverless technology, confirming this week that it will expand its self-driving vehicle trials into China. The program will see a fleet of up to 100 driverless Volvo cars used by local motorists to test the technology in a real-world environment...


2016 Lexus ES350 recalled for possible brake system fault
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2016 Lexus ES350 recalled for possible brake system fault

Lexus has issued a recall notice this week for a number of its ES350 vehicles over fears a damaged O-ring may cause an issue with some brake actuators. According to the Japanese car maker, a pump inside the brake actuator may have been assembled with a damaged O-ring which could cause the braking system to operate incorrectly...


2017 Ford Fiesta ST pricing and specifications: Sat-nav and camera added, price increased
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2017 Ford Fiesta ST pricing and specifications: Sat-nav and camera added, price increased

A lightly upgraded 2017 Ford Fiesta ST will make its Australian debut in September, bringing a welcome technology update and a few subtle exterior tweaks - along with a notable price increase to $27,490 plus on-road costs. Changes on the outside are limited to a new grey metallic finish to the ST’s 17-inch alloy wheels, along with new red-painted brake callipers to bring its look in-line with the larger Focus ST...


2016 Ford Focus: Australian range adds Sync 3 infotainment, new tech packs
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2016 Ford Focus: Australian range adds Sync 3 infotainment, new tech packs

A number of key technology enhancements to the 2016 Ford Focus range, which the car maker has dubbed a model-year 2016.75 change, have been announced for the Australian market. Available from July, the updates will see the small Ford Focus become the brand's first model sold in Australia to offer Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment platform as standard on all variants...


2017 Mazda CX-4 appears undisguised ahead of Beijing debut
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2017 Mazda CX-4 appears undisguised ahead of Beijing debut

The new Mazda CX-4, teased in pictures published just days ago, has shown up once again, this time free from any major camouflage or detail-obscuring shadows. Touted by Mazda as an “exploring coupe”, it will partner the popular CX-5 SUV and make its debut at this month’s Beijing motor show...


Tesla offered old French nuclear power station as future factory site
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Tesla offered old French nuclear power station as future factory site

If we ever needed more of an indication that Tesla Founder and CEO, Elon Musk, is a Bond Villain in-the-making, here it is. The French government has suggested the company take up the site of a nuclear power station that will be shut down at the end of the year...


GM design at the top of its game: Simcoe
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GM design at the top of its game: Simcoe

Incoming new design boss for General Motors, Mike Simcoe, says there’s little for him to do in his new role but for supporting the work of his predecessor, retiring 43-year GM veteran Ed Welburn. Simcoe was announced as Welburn’s replacement today, having only found out on Tuesday that he’d got the gig...