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Honda S660 selling strong in Japan, but young buyers passing
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Honda S660 selling strong in Japan, but young buyers passing

Honda’s compact new S660 is going gang-busters in its home market of Japan - but the roadster’s sales data isn’t stacking up quite as expected. Revealed in March and launched in Japan not long after, the tiny S660 is doing so well that the company reports it has sold all 8600 cars that were slated for production this year...


UberX prices up 10 per cent as Uber challenges ATO's GST ruling in the Federal Court
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UberX prices up 10 per cent as Uber challenges ATO's GST ruling in the Federal Court

Ride-sharing company Uber has increased prices of its UberX service by 10 per cent after the Australian Taxation Office announced that drivers must begin paying GST from August 1. In a statement, Uber announced that it had begrudgingly increased the price of its UberX service in line with the ATO’s new ruling, but confirmed that it was also challenging its position in the Federal Court of Australia...


Toyota set to unveil Nissan Qashqai-fighter at Geneva - report
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Toyota set to unveil Nissan Qashqai-fighter at Geneva - report

Toyota will unveil its long-overdue small SUV at next year's Geneva motor show, according to a new report out of the UK this week. The new model, which is expected to be based on the sporty C-HR concept (pictured top) revealed in September last year, will enter the Toyota line-up below the mid-sized RAV4 SUV...


2016 Lexus LX570 spied free of camouflage
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2016 Lexus LX570 spied free of camouflage

The 2016 Lexus LX570 has been spied free from camouflage, giving us our best look yet at the heavily updated large luxury Japanese SUV inside and out. New at the front is a fresh interpretation of Lexus’s spindle grille that features thicker horizontal crossbeams and chrome along all of its edges...


Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster confirmed for Pebble Beach
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Lamborghini Aventador SV Roadster confirmed for Pebble Beach

Lamborghini’s sold-out new Aventador Superveloce hero will welcome a sibling this week when it rolls into the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Following reports earlier this month of a special unveiling, Lamborghini has now confirmed it will reveal the hotly anticipated Aventador Superveloce Roadster at the popular Californian show...


Seven strange things that happened in Australia’s car market last month
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Seven strange things that happened in Australia’s car market last month

It was generally business as usual for the Australian new vehicle market in July. The Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3 ruled the roost, SUVs continued to boom and a trio of utes led by the Toyota HiLux filled out the top 10. But of course, every month brings its share of surprises, like this one we told you about already...


Kia GT set to debut in 2017 - report
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Kia GT set to debut in 2017 - report

A new report suggests that a version of the Kia GT concept car is being readied for production in 2017. Sources have told Auto Express that the design of the production version of the GT has been signed off by Hyundai and Kia's design chief, Peter Schreyer...


Driverless cars: I’m ready to kick back (you should be too)
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Driverless cars: I’m ready to kick back (you should be too)

Here’s a perspective on the autonomous car that you may not have heard before: we fiercely independent motorists, we’re all horse riders, shaking our fists at the plague of stinky, dangerous machines coming to take over the world. Go back a ways; that's us, looking on in anger and fear and closely-guarded confusion as a new mode of transport and a new group of enthusiasts steal our territory...


2016 Suzuki Baleno teased
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2016 Suzuki Baleno teased

The Suzuki Baleno has been teased by the Japanese car maker ahead of its official debut at the Frankfurt motor show, which starts in the middle of September 2015. Among the drivetrains available in the Baleno will be Suzuki's new 1.0-litre direct-injection turbocharged engine, dubbed Boostjet...


New Car Sales Figures July 2015
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New Car Sales Figures July 2015

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of July 2015. For a detailed analysis, click here...


Land Rover Defender set to become a collector’s item
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Land Rover Defender set to become a collector’s item

It’s one of the most recognised products on the planet, but the classic Land Rover Defender is fast heading towards extinction, after 67 years as a 4X4 icon. The final deadline for last orders for the Defender was June 30, and production will cease at the Lode Lane production facility in December, allowing the company to re-tool in readiness for the all-new, and only second-generation model...


Deals on wheels: Discounted new cars
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Deals on wheels: Discounted new cars

It’s time for the latest installment 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. Kia Pro_Cee’d GT The Kia Pro_Cee’d GT is one of our very favourite hot hatches, despite its minuscule sales...


Mazda Koeru SUV concept teased : Mysterious potential 'CX-4' crossover in the works
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Mazda Koeru SUV concept teased : Mysterious potential 'CX-4' crossover in the works

A brand new, sports-focused Mazda crossover SUV looms. A new concept car called the Mazda Koeru will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show on September 17. It’s billed as a crossover concept that offers “sporty yet refined styling and driving performance”. It’s not the Mazdaspeed 3 hot hatch everyone was expecting, that’s for sure...


Tesla showcases ‘solid metal snake’ robotic charger
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Tesla showcases ‘solid metal snake’ robotic charger

Insert Terminator and The Matrix jokes; here is Tesla’s mad new ‘solid metal snake’ automated charger for the Model S electric vehicle, in action. Tesla founder Elon Musk first hinted at the creepy articulated charging arm in January, when he tweeted about a device that “automatically moves out from the wall & connects like a solid metal snake...


2016 Mazda MX-5 wait could be "longer than Ferrari 488", says brand
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2016 Mazda MX-5 wait could be "longer than Ferrari 488", says brand

The waiting list for the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 could quickly become "longer than [the] Ferrari 488", says a Mazda Australia executive. Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak referenced CarAdvice's exclusively reported four-year wait on the Italian sports car in jest, though highlighted the brand's latest data where initial demand for the new halo model looks to easily outstrip foreseeable supply...