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Toyota claims global sales crown for 2015, Volkswagen second, GM third
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Toyota claims global sales crown for 2015, Volkswagen second, GM third

Toyota finished 2015 as the world's top selling automaker, with Volkswagen and GM taking out the podium places. The company sold a total of 10,151,000 vehicles worldwide during 2015, down 0.8 percent on last year's figure of 10.23 million. Sales for the Toyota and Lexus brands rose 0.5 percent to 9.19 million, while Hino trucks sold 168,000 vehicles (up 0...


Nissan Australia CEO "frustrated" by ongoing Nismo launch delay
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Nissan Australia CEO "frustrated" by ongoing Nismo launch delay

The head of Nissan Australia says he – like many fans of the Japanese car maker's motorsport and performance arm – is "frustrated" by the continued delay in Nismo being confirmed for our market...


Chrysler 300 SRT recalled over daytime running light problem
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Chrysler 300 SRT recalled over daytime running light problem

The current-generation Chrysler 300 SRT sedan has been recalled due to an apparent problem with the car's daytime running lights. A recall notice posted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's website recalls.gov.au states that owners of the 2015 and 2016 model versions of the Chrysler 300 SRT with its 6...


Toyota contemplating Daihatsu buy out, link with Suzuki rumoured - report
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Toyota contemplating Daihatsu buy out, link with Suzuki rumoured - report

Toyota is reportedly mulling over plans to purchase the remainder of Daihatsu, and is also said to be thinking of a tie-up with Suzuki. The Nikkei is reporting that Toyota is actively considering purchasing the 48.8 percent of Daihatsu that it doesn't currently own during the first half of this year...


BMW 7 Series four-cylinder not for Australia
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BMW 7 Series four-cylinder not for Australia

Would you buy a four-cylinder BMW 7 Series? If you’re in Australia, it seems exceedingly unlikely, at least according to the brand’s local boss. Confirmation of a four-pot BMW 7 Series came this week when the company quietly added a new 730i variant to its Chinese and Turkish regions, assumedly with more to follow...


2016 Citroen C3 Picasso spy photos
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2016 Citroen C3 Picasso spy photos

The second-generation Citroen C3 Picasso people mover has been spotted in a part of Europe that's not frozen over. If these photos trigger a slight sense of deja vu, don't be worried, because the new Citroen C3 Picasso will be one of a small number of products born out of GM's short-lived investment in PSA Peugeot Citroen...


Opel GT Concept: an Aussie-built Geneva motor show star - UPDATED
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Opel GT Concept: an Aussie-built Geneva motor show star - UPDATED

Updated: Opel's manager of international product and brand communications, Jean-Philippe Kempf, told CarAdvice that the Opel GT concept was proudly built here in Australia alongside the Australian design department. "As a matter of fact, our Design studio in Melbourne has built the car, as they have already done for a few other GM concept cars," he said...


Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart to be axed
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Chrysler 200 and Dodge Dart to be axed

The Chrysler 200 and the Dodge Dart are set to be killed off by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles as the brand refocuses its intentions in the US market. The two sedans - which were designed to appeal to budget-conscious buyers - haven't seen the success the company reportedly expected, with chief Sergio Marchionne stating that decreasing fuel prices are seeing sales of larger utility models strengthen...


DeLorean is back — on a gullwing and a prayer
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DeLorean is back — on a gullwing and a prayer

The last time a DeLorean rolled off a production line, the 70s were coming to an end, Robert Zemeckis was working to get a movie titled Back to the Future in front of executives at Universal Studios and Michael J. Fox was busy starring in a TV show called Family Ties...


Volvo XC90 T5 ruled out for Australia
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Volvo XC90 T5 ruled out for Australia

The 2016 Volvo XC90 luxury SUV has seen the addition of a new, downsized turbocharged engine - in the US, at least. The new Volvo XC90 T5 model has been added to the Swedish brand's US site, with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo model producing 185kW of power at 5500rpm and 350Nm of torque between 1500-4800rpm...


Alfa Romeo's product roll out delayed, Jeep and ute production prioritised
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Alfa Romeo's product roll out delayed, Jeep and ute production prioritised

Fiat Chrysler has confirmed that the roll out of much of Alfa Romeo's new model push, centred around a rear-wheel drive platform shared with the Giulia sedan, has been delayed. During an earnings call today, the company presented a new product roadmap for Alfa Romeo...


Aston Martin DB11 photographed during promo shoot
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Aston Martin DB11 photographed during promo shoot

A photo that claims to be of the Aston Martin DB11 has surfaced online ahead of its official debut at the Geneva motor show, which takes place at the beginning of March. The picture seen here was posted on Autojunk.nl by user dennisjuh95, who claims that the car was snapped during a promotional shoot in Spain on a closed road...


Opel GT concept previews rear-wheel-drive baby coupe, Geneva show premiere
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Opel GT concept previews rear-wheel-drive baby coupe, Geneva show premiere

The much-anticipated Opel GT coupe concept has been revealed ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March, and it’s packing a few surprises. The rather stunning little two-door is a “purebred, pared down, yet unashamedly avant-garde” coupe billed as a look at the company’s future sports cars...


Mahindra XUV Aero concept teased
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Mahindra XUV Aero concept teased

The Mahindra XUV Aero concept has been teased in sketch form ahead of its debut at next month's Delhi motor show. Styling for the XUV Aero concept is very clearly derived from the XUV500 four-wheel drive that's currently on sale. Both the concept and production car feature bumps that mirror the wheel arches in the shoulder line...


Audi USA boss believes fully autonomous cars are over 10 years away
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Audi USA boss believes fully autonomous cars are over 10 years away

The boss of Audi USA disagrees with Tesla's outspoken CEO about when fully autonomous cars will be ready for the road. In an interview with Car and Driver, Scott Keogh, the president of Audi USA, believes that it could be "ten-plus years" before fully autonomous vehicle start hitting problem. Keogh made this statement when responding to comments by Elon Musk...