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Tesla Motors keen to continue investment in Australian market : Gundagai, Goulburn and Wodonga Superchargers are go
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Tesla Motors keen to continue investment in Australian market : Gundagai, Goulburn and Wodonga Superchargers are go

Tesla Motors will continue its infrastructure investment in Australia, with the brand announcing that Gundagai and Wodonga will join Goulburn as locations for the company's Supercharger network, which is expected to go live from the end of 2015. This important route will allow Tesla drivers to tackle the journey from Melbourne to Sydney, Melbourne to Canberra, Sydney to Canberra or vice versa with the requirement to stop only twice along the way...


Ferrari mule could be V6-powered Dino prototype
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Ferrari mule could be V6-powered Dino prototype

A Ferrari mule has been spotted by our spy photographers could be the first visual proof that the company is developing a more affordable sports car that captures the spirit of the long departed Dino. According to our spy photography team, the 458-based mule didn't sound as though it was running with a naturally aspirated V8...


Australian-developed Ford Ranger to pioneer Nigerian production
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Australian-developed Ford Ranger to pioneer Nigerian production

African vehicle production is not something we’d normally cover, but every rule has an exception. The Australian-designed and -engineered T6 Ford Ranger, now sold in between 150-180 countries (a significant majority of the globe, oddly enough not including the world's biggest pick-up market, the US) will be the Blue Oval brand's first car made within Africa’s largest economy: Nigeria...


Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept unveiled
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Hyundai Vision G Coupe Concept unveiled

The Hyundai Vision G has been unveiled at a media event at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art, prior to its public unveiling at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend. According to Hyundai, the concept car's style is "purposefully understated, despite its size and dramatic lines"...


ANCAP, AMA lobbying governments, industry to make AEB standard in new cars
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ANCAP, AMA lobbying governments, industry to make AEB standard in new cars

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) and the Australian Medical Association (AMA) have teamed up to lobby governments and the automotive industry to make advanced safety technologies standard in all new vehicles sold in Australia...


Jaguar Land Rover wants to build plant in Slovakia
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Jaguar Land Rover wants to build plant in Slovakia

Jaguar Land Rover announced overnight that it intends to build a new factory in Nitra, a city in western Slovakia. Overnight the Tata-owned luxury car maker signed letter of intent with the Slovakian government. The British automaker will now begin a feasibility study, which will conclude by the end of this year...


Jeep Compass successor set for 2016 Geneva debut - report
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Jeep Compass successor set for 2016 Geneva debut - report

Fiat Chrysler executives have reportedly confirmed a new compact Jeep SUV will be unveiled early next year. AutoExpress reports the all-new model has been “penned in” for a Geneva motor show debut in March 2016 before going on sale in 2017. The compact SUV will replace both the Compass (below) and Patriot (above) models in Jeep’s global line-up, though AutoExpress believes the Compass name will be retained for the new model...


New Infiniti Q60 coupe to go on sale in Australia from Q4 2016 - UPDATED
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New Infiniti Q60 coupe to go on sale in Australia from Q4 2016 - UPDATED

Nissan's luxury marque has revealed that the next-generation Infiniti Q60 will go on sale locally from around the fourth quarter of 2016, months after sales begin in the US in the middle of next year. Peter Fadeyev, the general manager of corporate communications at Infiniti Australia, told Car Advice that the company "hopes to introduce the production version of the Q60 Concept [in Australia] around the fourth quarter of 2016"...


Audi and Porsche to co-develop V6 and V8 petrol engines - report
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Audi and Porsche to co-develop V6 and V8 petrol engines - report

Audi and Porsche have reportedly begun working together on a new family of turbocharged V6 and V8 petrol engines. Sources have told Autocar that Audi and Porsche, both members of the Volkswagen Group, are currently in the process of co-developing a new range of V6 and V8 engines. Both engine types will reportedly be built around a shared architecture, with a 90-degree angle between the two banks of cylinders...


Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released
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Nissan X-Trail, Pathfinder, Patrol N-Trek limited editions released

Nissan Australia has released limited edition N-Trek versions of its X-Trail, Pathfinder and Y61 Patrol 4x4 SUVs equipped with a number of extra features and accessories at driveaway prices. First up is the Nissan X-Trail N-Trek. Based on the X-Trail ST 4x4 petrol auto, Nissan claims the N-Trek is fitted with more than $2400 in accessories including an alloy nudge bar, side steps, roof bars, bonnet protector, rear carpet mats and N-Trek badging...


McLaren Automotive: Grow, but for the right reasons, says British icon
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McLaren Automotive: Grow, but for the right reasons, says British icon

Ultra-high-end car brands should think twice before expanding their scale, and only chase big volume growth for the right reasons, according to the regional chief of iconic British supercar brand McLaren. In Melbourne this week for the local premiere of the McLaren 675LT — the track-honed flagship of its Super Series range — McLaren Automotive Asia Pacific regional director David McIntyre spoke of the company’s mid-term plans, which contrast with a number of fellow supercar-makers...


Volvo, Geely gearing up for small-car development in Europe
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Volvo, Geely gearing up for small-car development in Europe

Geely’s China-Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT), an R&D centre based in the Swedish homeland of subsidiary Volvo, is understood to have confirmed the beginning of advanced development for its new small-car program this week...


Citroen Méhari to be revisited with new C4 Cactus concept
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Citroen Méhari to be revisited with new C4 Cactus concept

Citroen has confirmed it will revive the classic Mehari off-roader, at least in spirit, with a new C4 Cactus SUV-based concept at next month’s Frankfurt motor show. The brainchild of Roland de la Poype, a French fighter pilot in World War 2 and later the head of one of Citroen’s major plastics suppliers, the Mehari first appeared in the 1960s...


2016 Lexus LS bound for Tokyo show with 398kW V8 hybrid heart - report
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2016 Lexus LS bound for Tokyo show with 398kW V8 hybrid heart - report

Lexus may at last be preparing to unveil an all-new generation of its big LS sedan, some 10 years into the life of its current flagship model. The current fourth-generation model has been kept relatively fresh with a series of updates since its 2006 debut, including a facelift in 2012 that brought the big limousine’s look in-line with the company’s new styling language...


2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range launches in Australia: P85D with 'Ludicrous Mode' headline
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2016 Tesla Model S dual-motor range launches in Australia: P85D with 'Ludicrous Mode' headline

Tesla Motors has taken the wraps off its Australian dual-motor Model S range, expanding the line-up from two rear-wheel-drive options to five models, including two rear- and three all-wheel-drive variants. The entry-level all-wheel-drive Tesla is the Model S 70D, which is priced from $113,300 (before on-road costs) and features a dual-motor 245kW configuration that claims a 442km range, 5...