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2015 Los Angeles auto show: what to expect
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2015 Los Angeles auto show: what to expect

As the dust settles around this year’s Tokyo motor show, held earlier this month, editorial engines are now firing up for the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Held annually, California’s big auto show is one of the largest on the calendar for North America, alongside the New York International Auto Show and the biggest, Detroit’s North American International Auto Show...


Audi developing wireless charging infrastructure for home and roads
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Audi developing wireless charging infrastructure for home and roads

Audi is at the forefront of wireless charging technology, with an inductive charging system currently in development for release in 2017 and a more powerful version coming soon after. Wireless charging technology works by using an alternating electromagnetic field from the base plate that induces an alternating current in the car's secondary coil across the small air gap...


Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night, Wrangler Backcountry special editions revealed
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Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night, Wrangler Backcountry special editions revealed

Jeep has prepared a pair of special edition 4x4s for this week’s 2015 Los Angeles auto show: the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night and the Jeep Wrangler Backcountry. The Grand Cherokee SRT Night gains a number of unique stealthy trim finishes inside and out...


Volvo C40, C60 trademarks registered: New coupe models on the way?
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Volvo C40, C60 trademarks registered: New coupe models on the way?

The low-slung Volvo Concept Coupe may at last be bound for market, with news that the Swedish carmaker registered a pair of telling names with the US Patent and Trademark Office on November 5: C40 and C60. Just as the letter S has come to represent Volvo’s sedan models, while V and XC represent hatches/wagons and SUVs respectively, the letter C has been associated with two-door variants...


Lotus Elise Sport, Sport 220 coming mid 2016
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Lotus Elise Sport, Sport 220 coming mid 2016

The Lotus Elise will get an update for 2016 that sees the return of the ‘Sport’ naming designation and the featherweight sports car get even lighter. The revised Elise Sport and Elise Sport 220 will arrive in local showrooms around the middle of next year, replacing the Elise and Elise S variants of the current range...


2015 LDV G10 manual pricing and specifications: five-speed shifter drops entry to $25,990
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2015 LDV G10 manual pricing and specifications: five-speed shifter drops entry to $25,990

The six-speed automatic of the recently launched 2015 LDV G10 van has been joined by a $25,990 five-speed manual option, cutting the Chinese van’s price of entry by $4000. In June, the G10 launched at $29,990 drive-away with a 165kW/330Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine and a ZF-sourced six-speed auto, the combination making it a unique proposition in the Australian market...


2015 Honda Civic hatch recalled for incorrect owner’s manual
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2015 Honda Civic hatch recalled for incorrect owner’s manual

Models in the 2015 Honda Civic hatch range have been recalled this week, as a result of the vehicles being delivered with an incorrect version of the owner’s manual. Honda confirms that some 1334 Civic hatch models have been supplied with a European version of the owner’s manual...


2015 Nissan Navara bullbar scores ANCAP five-star safety rating
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2015 Nissan Navara bullbar scores ANCAP five-star safety rating

Nissan Australia has today confirmed that the bullbars offered with the 2015 NP300 Navara are entirely compliant with the new ute’s five-star ANCAP crash safety rating. Available as part of its Genuine Accessories program, the two steel and two aluminium bullbar options - to suit the Navara's standard- and wide-body cabins - have all been awarded five-star safety ratings of their own...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class convertible spied with undisguised fabric top
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class convertible spied with undisguised fabric top

The new Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet has been spotted again by our spy photography team, but this time there's no camouflage on the car's top. Previous spy photos have shown prototype vehicles with their tops up, but also with a layer of camouflage and disguise on top...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SL facelift leaked online
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL facelift leaked online

Official press photos of the updated Mercedes-Benz SL have been leaked and published online ahead of the car's full debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show next week. These pictures, and more, were obtained via unknown methods by Auto Motor und Sport and published on their websites today...


Giant used car vending machine opens in the USA
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Giant used car vending machine opens in the USA

A new five-storey glass and steel automobile vending machine in Nashville, Tennessee, has been opened by Carvana, an American website for buying used cars. After purchasing a car on the website, the buyer is able to schedule a pick up time...


Weekend deals on wheels for November 14
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Weekend deals on wheels for November 14

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


Lexus ES350, ES300h recalled for overactive pre-collision system
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Lexus ES350, ES300h recalled for overactive pre-collision system

Lexus Australia has issued a recall notice for its ES350 petrol and ES300h hybrid sedans, over concerns that its pre-collision safety systems may not function correctly. The luxury carmaker reports that in both cars, the system’s sensors may interpret steel expansion joints or plates in the road as an object to be avoided...


Ford contemplating launch of an even faster Focus RS - report
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Ford contemplating launch of an even faster Focus RS - report

The latest-generaiton Ford Focus RS may spawn a new, even faster limited edition variant, if a new report is to be believed. Anonymous sources within Ford Performance have told Autocar that the automaker is drafting up plans to launch a quicker, albeit limited production run, version of the Focus RS. Revealed in stages this year, the latest-generation Focus RS is powered by a 2...


2016 Kia Cadenza previewed for Korea, North America
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2016 Kia Cadenza previewed for Korea, North America

The first teaser sketches for the new 2016 Kia Cadenza have hit inboxes today, offering a first look at a more aggressively replacement for the current model. Known in its South Korean homeland as the K7, the Cadenza is a large sedan that sits above the Optima - known there as the K5 - in Kia’s family-car range...