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2016 Kia Sportage styling: "no point in being vanilla"
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2016 Kia Sportage styling: "no point in being vanilla"

Kia's all-new 2016 Sportage SUV has been given an official world premiere this week, with the company promising more of the same sharp styling that made the outgoing model so popular - melded with more than a little new-generation flair. Although the profile and rear of the new mid-sized SUV give an impression of evolution at work, it's the front end that truly sets the new 2016 Sportage apart from its predecessor...


Volkswagen Group to replicate battery technologies across models and introduce 800V EV system
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Volkswagen Group to replicate battery technologies across models and introduce 800V EV system

Unlike internal combustion engines, which have been refined over a number of years and continuously progress toward greater efficiency, a move to a fully electric vehicle requires considerably more research and development. In a bid to reduce this cost burden, the Volkswagen Group is working to group battery cell technologies across its models...


Audi committed to hybridisation of all vehicles in the future
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Audi committed to hybridisation of all vehicles in the future

With the future of all vehicles under a constant environmental spotlight, Audi has committed that all of its vehicles in the future will feature some kind of hybridisation — whether it's a mild hybrid, PHEV or full electric vehicle...


Chinese car maker BAIC in talks to buy stake in Daimler
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Chinese car maker BAIC in talks to buy stake in Daimler

Beijing-based car maker BAIC is currently in negotiations with Daimler about purchasing a stake in the German luxury automaker. Before the 2015 Frankfurt motor show kicked off this week, Dieter Zetsche, Daimler's CEO, confirmed to Reuters that the parent of Mercedes-Benz was in talks with BAIC...


Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ facelift spy photos
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Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ facelift spy photos

A facelifted version of the Toyota 86 or Subaru BRZ has been caught testing in Europe by our spy photographers. With just the front and rear bumpers covered in disguise, it's clear that this update won't do anything to drastic to the coupe's design. It's not entirely clear which brand's car we're looking at here...


Mercedes-Benz looking to expand its ranks with more electric cars
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Mercedes-Benz looking to expand its ranks with more electric cars

Mercedes-Benz is planning to add more electric vehicles to its model range over the coming years as demand is expected to grow. And yes, a Tesla rival is probably one of them. Dr Thomas Weber, research and development boss at Mercedes-Benz Cars, told CarAdvice at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that the company is looking to expand upon what it already has in the market...


Mazda argues case for new CX-4 crossover
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Mazda argues case for new CX-4 crossover

The Mazda Koeru concept revealed at the Frankfurt motor show this week does indeed serve as the precursor to a production CX-4 crossover, and is not just a vague future design preview. Its role? To become the car you buy if you’re over your Mazda 3, can’t fit your stuff in a CX-3 and want something sportier than a family-focused CX-5...


2016 Ford Focus RS quicker than Golf R, S3, WRX STI
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2016 Ford Focus RS quicker than Golf R, S3, WRX STI

The 2016 Ford Focus RS will be quicker than the Volkswagen Golf R, Audi S3 and the Subaru WRX STI when it storms into Australian showrooms next year. Revealed in detail in June, Ford today released additional specifications of its forthcoming hot hatch hero, including its blistering 4...


Next Renault Koleos to grow up, get seven seat option
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Next Renault Koleos to grow up, get seven seat option

The next-generation Renault Koleos medium SUV — or whatever nameplate it ends up wearing — will grow significantly over the current model, enough to accommodate a seven-seat derivative and thereby carve out a significantly bigger piece of a lucrative market...


Citroen and DS split to provide 'tremendous opportunity'
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Citroen and DS split to provide 'tremendous opportunity'

The split of Citroen and DS will only result in more clear and precise positioning of each brand, according to the company’s director of products, Xavier Peugeot. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Frankfurt motor show yesterday, Xavier Peugeot, who is a member of the Peugeot family and the son of Pierre Peugeot – the man largely credited with the formation of the Peugeot Citroen group – said that fears of Citroen becoming a boring and dull brand, and DS taking all the glory, are unjustified...


2016 Kia Sportage: Preliminary Australian specifications revealed
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2016 Kia Sportage: Preliminary Australian specifications revealed

The 2016 Kia Sportage has been given an official unveiling on the global stage at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show today, following its online reveal in August. With the outgoing model proving itself as one of Kia's best-selling offerings around the world, this all-new 'QL' Sportage will be crucial in building the brand's global sales over the coming years...


Three-cylinder Holden Commodore ruled out, but smallest-ever engine likely for 2018
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Three-cylinder Holden Commodore ruled out, but smallest-ever engine likely for 2018

Fans still drying their eyes over the impending demise of the V8-powered Holden Commodore may take some solace in knowing that the company has ruled out offering a three-cylinder version of its next-generation large car...


Fiat Punto joins Panda in Australian exodus
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Fiat Punto joins Panda in Australian exodus

The decade-old Fiat Punto has joined the Panda in being quietly withdrawn from the Australian market, with the local division admitting its city-sized hatch never achieved the success it hoped for. It’s the second time the third-generation Punto has been pulled from the local market...


Aston Martin DB11 name confirmed, 2016 unveiling locked in
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Aston Martin DB11 name confirmed, 2016 unveiling locked in

Aston Martin has confirmed its production supercar series will skip the DB10 badge given over to superspy James Bond, leapfrogging the number all-together. Instead, fans can look forward to Aston’s next hero wearing a DB11 badge, revealed at today’s Frankfurt motor show as a stylised badge against a simple black background...


2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Gallery
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2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Gallery

Day 1 Gallery Click on a photo to bring up a larger version in the gallery.   Click on the Photos tab for more images by Jarrod Moore...