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2015 Volkswagen Polo recalled for seat fault
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2015 Volkswagen Polo recalled for seat fault

Just shy of 100 2015 Volkswagen Polo models have been recalled locally due to a fault with the light cars' front seats. Affecting 96 examples of the freshly updated Volkswagen Polo, the recall relates to the backrest frames used in the front seats...


Citroen C5 Finale announced, $59,990 drive-away
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Citroen C5 Finale announced, $59,990 drive-away

Citroen Australia importer Sime Darby has announced another limited-edition version of the Citroen C5 sedan, called the C5 Finale. Just 30 units will be made available, though consider that this year Citroen is averaging about 10 C5 sales a month. The range-topping model marks the brief, and singular, return of the familiar (to Citroen fans) 150kW/450Nm 2...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 spied
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 sports sedan has been spotted by our photographers on the streets of Germany. While our spies have managed to snap photos of the new E-Class' exterior and interior before, this is the first time they've spotted the AMG fettled model during its development...


Samsung Safety Truck makes semi-trailer partially transparent to improve overtaking safety
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Samsung Safety Truck makes semi-trailer partially transparent to improve overtaking safety

With a forward facing camera and rear-mounted television screens, the Samsung Safety Truck prototype allows drivers behind to see the road ahead and decide whether it's safe to overtake. Overtaking a semi-trailer on a single lane highway can be a tricky affair. First, you have to determine if there's traffic in the on-coming lane...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied with minimal camouflage
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied with minimal camouflage

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe has been spied wearing very little in the way of disguise on the streets of Nurburg, Germany. When our spy photographers nabbed photos of new C coupe earlier this year, both on the streets of Germany and sliding around in the northern snow, the prototypes were wearing copious quantities of swirly disguise...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible leaked online
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible leaked online

Photos, which are claimed to be, of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro convertible were briefly published on the bow tie brand's official website ahead of its launch later this week. The images were quickly taken down, but not before fans on the Camaro6 forum managed to save a copy and republish them...


2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II pricing and specifications

The Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II launches this week, bringing a range of mid-life updates to the popular small-sized wagon. The Series II i30 wagon upgrade arrives a few months after the mid-life updated Series II i30 hatch range touched down on local shores, bringing with it new features, a new DCT dual-clutch transmission as standard, and a price increase across the trimmed-down line-up...


2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR pricing and specifications

The Hyundai Santa Fe SR officially launches this week as the new flagship of the company’s family SUV line-up, eight months after it premiered.  Priced from $59,990 plus on-road costs, the Santa Fe SR adds a range of performance-oriented features both outside and underneath, to make it the raciest-looking soft-roader in the school car park...


2015 Holden Insignia VXR debuts next-gen MyLink infotainment system, other brand firsts
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2015 Holden Insignia VXR debuts next-gen MyLink infotainment system, other brand firsts

The 2015 Holden Insignia VXR has been launched in Australia and debuts the next generation of Holden's MyLink infotainment system, along with several other Holden-first safety features. Built in Germany, the Holden Insignia VXR is a rebranded version of the Opel Insignia OPC, which received a facelift in 2013 and returns to Australia wearing a Holden badge...


Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux: Australia's definitive new motoring battle
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Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux: Australia's definitive new motoring battle

I was thinking about the great Australian automotive rivalries this week. Falcon v Commodore. STi v Evo. Ferrari v Lamborghini. Specifically, in an era defined by economical small cars and practical SUVs — the latter of which are hardly exemplars of sex appeal — is there room for great Aussie ‘blue corner, red corner’ battlegrounds in our automative landscape? Think, for instance, of the great multi-generational death match between two Australian-made, hyper-inflated, sedan-bodied testosterone boosters with V8 engines delivering grunt to the rear wheels...


Porsche 918 Spyder production ends
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Porsche 918 Spyder production ends

The most technologically-advanced Porsche model of all time - the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid hypercar - has ended its production run after 21 months. The model was always going to have a short lifespan, with the German brand stating from the outset that it would only ever build 918 examples of the petrol-electric coupe...


Alfa Romeo Giulia to be unveiled this week in Milan
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Alfa Romeo Giulia to be unveiled this week in Milan

An all-new midsize premium sedan, the Alfa Romeo Giulia, will have its world debut on Wednesday June 24 at the Alfa Romeo museum in Arese, outside Milan, where the carmaker was based from 1963 until Fiat took control of the brand in 1986...


Alfa Romeo 4C Spider confirmed for Australia, arriving November
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Alfa Romeo 4C Spider confirmed for Australia, arriving November

They say you have more fun with your top off, and that could well be the case for the Alfa Romeo 4C, too - and some lucky Australians will have the chance to find out if that is true in November when the Alfa Romeo 4C Spider convertible arrives. The new Alfa Romeo 4C Spider employs the same lightweight carbonfibre monocoque and aluminium chassis as the hard-top version, with its all-aluminium 1...


Toyota Australia returns to profit
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Toyota Australia returns to profit

Toyota Australia is back in the black after posting a $194 million profit after taxes for the 2014/15 financial year end — as per Japanese practice —on March 31, 2015. Major factors contributing to these results were good local and continued strong export vehicle sales — Toyota Australia is our biggest car exporter — with 264,947 Toyota and Lexus vehicles sold in 2014/2015, and “efficient cost management”...


Torino Design ATS Wild Twelve concept unveiled
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Torino Design ATS Wild Twelve concept unveiled

Last weekend, automotive consulting firm, Torino Design, and small Italian car maker ATS unveiled their Wild Twelve concept at the Parco Valentino salon in Turin. Motivation for the Wild Twelve concept reportedly comes from a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a total of 630kW of power and 920Nm of torque at its disposal. At its core is a 3...