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2015 Peugeot 308 'GTi' to premiere this month
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2015 Peugeot 308 'GTi' to premiere this month

A proper Peugeot 308 hot hatch derivative, probably wearing iconic GTi badges, will make its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK later this month. Full details remain under wraps for now. Instead, the news was broken by the Festival itself, which last night announced the new 308 derivative would headline a line-up of hot Peugeots...


2016 Opel Astra unveiled ahead of Frankfurt debut
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2016 Opel Astra unveiled ahead of Frankfurt debut

Overnight, GM revealed its next-generation Opel Astra five-door hatch, as well as its English counterpart, the Vauxhall Astra, prior to its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show in the middle of September. The Astra is said to be quite a fair bit lighter than the model it will soon replace...


Fiat 500 facelift spy photos
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Fiat 500 facelift spy photos

Our spy photographers have managed to snag images of the facelifted Fiat 500 in both regular 3-door hatch and convertible formats. The modern 500 was launched in 2007, and although it has received new engine options, countless special edition variations and various upgrades over the years, this will be the car's first true makeover since launch...


Lexus NX200t: 189 vehicles recalled for ABS actuator fault
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Lexus NX200t: 189 vehicles recalled for ABS actuator fault

Lexus has recalled 189 NX200t mid-sized luxury SUVs over a suspected manufacturing fault in the ABS system. For affected cars, there is the potential that a component within the ABS actuator was damaged during assembly. If this component fails, the ABS system may be inoperative which can lead to a lack of control during emergency braking...


Land Rover chief calls on Chinese buyers to shun copycat cars
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Land Rover chief calls on Chinese buyers to shun copycat cars

Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth has called on Chinese car buyers to stop buying cars with copycat designs such as the Land Wind X7. Speth last week expressed the company’s ire at ripoff designs that it has little power to stop in the courts. Copyright laws vary between countries...


2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series leaks online
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series leaks online

If you believe what you see on the internet, this could be the 2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series. A number of apparent leaked images from Instagram user @hamad1two3 purportedly show an updated version of the Toyota LandCruiser, though there has been plenty of discussion over whether the heavily revised front-end styling seen here is legitimate or not...


Audi believes 90 per cent of automotive innovation is related to electronics
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Audi believes 90 per cent of automotive innovation is related to electronics

At its keynote address at the first CES Asia, held in Shanghai last week, Audi made many statements about how automotive change is being accelerated by developments within the electronic sphere. According to Rupert Stadler, chairman of Audi, "We are experiencing a digital revolution with an impact faster and stronger than the Industrial Revolution in Europe 150 years ago"...


2015 Nissan Navara: New model range won't be sold alongside the old model
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2015 Nissan Navara: New model range won't be sold alongside the old model

In recent years there have been two separate Nissan Navara model lines alongside each other in Australia. According to the Japanese company, two different versions of its tough work truck gave buyers more options when it came to choosing the exact variant that suited them...


2015 Nissan Navara won't target Toyota HiLux for sales leadership
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2015 Nissan Navara won't target Toyota HiLux for sales leadership

The sales-leading Toyota HiLux isn't set to be challenged by the all-new Nissan Navara, according to the Japanese brand. Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery asserted to CarAdvice that the company's new ute won’t directly target the HiLux, which has sat at the top of the sales charts for more than a decade - despite the new NP300 Navara range being offered in a whopping 27 different variants...


Global NCAP slams negative media coverage
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Global NCAP slams negative media coverage

The Global New Car Assessment Programme (Global NCAP) this week slammed Australian media coverage of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), saying it was “baffled” by a recent spate negative commentary over its protocols...


BMW M3 wagon rumours scotched
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BMW M3 wagon rumours scotched

Those rumours of an impending BMW M3 wagon for the Frankfurt motor show in September might be exaggerated. BMW M product management Carsten Pries this week appears to have told Dutch site Autovisie in Geneva that a load-lugging M3 was not on the table. Why? Not enough global interest...


Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have optional Hellcat engine - report
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Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk will have optional Hellcat engine - report

Reports suggest that the current SRT model will be rebranded as the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk and may have the option of the supercharged Hellcat engine. Late last year, Allpar reported that Fiat Chrysler (FCA) had trademarked the Trackhawk name. Just as the Trailhawk moniker is being used to specify off-roading versions of certain Jeep models, the Trackhawk badge would be used to denote performance-oriented Jeep models...


Mitsubishi Pajero to be updated in 2016 with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto technology
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Mitsubishi Pajero to be updated in 2016 with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto technology

Ed's note: the original version of this story has been amended courtesy of new information from Mitsubishi Australia. The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero is set to be updated in 2016 as the Japanese brand adds new infotainment technology to its flagship model...


Tesla Model S claims top prize at 2015 Good Design Awards
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Tesla Model S claims top prize at 2015 Good Design Awards

The all-electric Tesla Model S has made a clean sweep at the 2015 Good Design Awards in Sydney overnight, taking out the Good Design Award of the Year, as well as Best Overall Product Design in the Automotive and Transport category. Tesla’s success was all the more significant given the level of competition in the category, which included innovative designs like the BMW i3 and Alfa Romeo 4C...


Fiat Chrysler chairman confirms email from CEO requesting GM merger
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Fiat Chrysler chairman confirms email from CEO requesting GM merger

The chairman of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, John Elkann, confirmed that his company's CEO, Sergio Marchionne, had sent an email to his counterpart at General Motors, Mary Barra, requesting for a merger between the two automakers. Earlier this week Automotive News reported that Marchionne approached Barra via email in March this year...