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Audi Q8 coupe-inspired SUV due in 2019
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Audi Q8 coupe-inspired SUV due in 2019

The first-ever coupe-inspired Audi Q8 SUV will be released in 2019. Audi confirmed launch timing for its new BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe rival at its annual general meeting over the weekend. The confirmation comes a little over two months after the German luxury car maker first announced plans to build the Q8, which will mix the mechanics of the seven-seat new Q7 SUV with a sportier body with a swoopy, coupe-style roof...


2015 Audi A1 and Q3 pricing and performance details revealed
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2015 Audi A1 and Q3 pricing and performance details revealed

Pricing and performance details for the updated Audi A1 and Audi Q3 have been revealed ahead of the cars’ Australian release at the beginning of next month. The 2015 Audi A1 range kicks off with a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine from $26,900 before on-road costs – up $400 on its predecessor...


BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage unveiled
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BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage unveiled

At the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the Bavarian company has revealed its BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage. As its name implies, this concept car is a tribute to the 3.0 CSL coupe from the 1970s. The car unveiled on the shores of Lake Como in Italy features wide wheel arches and a tall rear spoiler. Although the new car sports softer lines than the original, it does wear the shade of yellow...


Subaru Impreza recalled: 33,548 cars in Australia affected by Takata campaign
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Subaru Impreza recalled: 33,548 cars in Australia affected by Takata campaign

The Subaru Impreza has become the latest vehicle in Australia affected by the massive global recall of cars fitted with potentially faulty Takata airbags. Subaru has recalled 33,548 Impreza models produced between 2004 and 2007. The year models and VIN ranges are as follows: MY2004: 021344 to 045216. MY2005: 024602 to 058988. MY2006: 024801 to 057412...


Volvo V40 Carbon debuts Polestar optimisation in very limited numbers
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Volvo V40 Carbon debuts Polestar optimisation in very limited numbers

The Polestar-tuned Volvo V40 Carbon was unveiled overnight, but the chances of ever seeing the car down under are next to zero. At the beginning of the month, the companies announced that it would soon be offering Polestar Performance Optimisation packages for models powered by Volvo's Drive-E engine lineup...


Zagato Mostro powered by a Maserati V8 unveiled
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Zagato Mostro powered by a Maserati V8 unveiled

The Zagato Mostro has been unveiled a day before its public debut at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, which takes place over the weekend on the shores of Lake Como, Italy. Only five Mostro coupes will be built to celebrate Maserati's centenary. All of the small build run has already been allocated to long-time Zagato owners and all Mostros will be delivered by December 2015...


Five-cylinder Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan a possibility - report
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Five-cylinder Audi R8, Lamborghini Huracan a possibility - report

Thanks to tax laws in China, the German car maker has considered engineering a five-cylinder version of its Audi R8 and Lamborghini Huracan supercars. Stephan Reil, head of engineering at Quattro, told Car and Driver that although no approval has been given for such a car and no engineering is currently under way, the possibility "has been talked about"...


That time I built the Mad Max Interceptor
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That time I built the Mad Max Interceptor

Mad Max: Fury Road is seeing tremendous success at box offices around the world. And one particular element has hugely excited fans of the franchise - the return of the XB. I would have been about 10 when I first saw Mad Max. It was the cinematic choice of an older brother of a school friend, the grainy VHS providing both fear and excitement in spades...


2016 Toyota HiLux global reveal image gallery
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2016 Toyota HiLux global reveal image gallery

Toyota took the wraps off the 2016 Toyota HiLux yesterday in a simultaneous global reveal in Sydney and Bangkok, Thailand. It's one of the company's best selling cars and continuously tops the leaderboard for commercial vehicle sales in Australia. As you could imagine, the reveal was quite an important one for Toyota both locally and globally...


Thieves in San Francisco targeting Toyota Prius batteries
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Thieves in San Francisco targeting Toyota Prius batteries

Thieves in the city of San Francisco are now targeting the battery packs of Toyota Prius hybrids. According to the KGO-TV, the local ABC television affiliate in San Francisco, there has been a recent spate of robberies involving battery packs from Prius hatches...


Toyota Tundra subject of "enormous" Australian demand
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Toyota Tundra subject of "enormous" Australian demand

There is “enormous demand” for the Toyota Tundra full-size pickup in Australia, says the company’s local arm, but it’s not feasible to factory-import it here in its current generation. Toyota Australia executive director of sales and marketing Tony Cramb said at this week’s world debut of the all-new HiLux in Sydney that there was room in our market for an even bigger load-lugger...


Holden issues forced redundancies at Elizabeth plant
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Holden issues forced redundancies at Elizabeth plant

Holden has been forced to issue involuntary redundancies at its Elizabeth assembly plant in South Australia for the first time in 28 years after it failed to convince enough workers to voluntarily accept redundancy packages announced in April. Last month, Holden confirmed plans to cut 270 full-time workers from its production line by May 25 and had hoped the majority of redundancies would be voluntary rather than forced...


2016 Kia Soul: Manual dropped, price up $500, two-tone paint now standard
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2016 Kia Soul: Manual dropped, price up $500, two-tone paint now standard

The Kia Soul is now an automatic-only prospect following the local division’s decision to drop the manual variant. The discontinuation of the six-speed manual transmission coincides with the introduction of the 2016 model year range, which now includes just one variant, the Soul Si six-speed automatic...


2016 Renault Megane to premiere at Frankfurt motor show in September
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2016 Renault Megane to premiere at Frankfurt motor show in September

The 2016 Renault Megane hatch will make its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in September, the company has confirmed. The new-from-the-ground-up small hatch will, in the words of Renault design chief Laurens van den Acker, be “very sexy” and “very sensual”, and as such should make a tres chic counterpoint to the Volkswagen Golf...


Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems
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Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet gets cleaner engines and new media systems

The Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet has been updated overseas with a range of new, cleaner-emitting engines and a trio of the latest-generation infotainment systems. Three new Euro 6-compliant four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engines have joined the Golf Cabriolet range: a 77kW 1.2-litre, and 92kW and 110kW 1.4-litre units...