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2015 Toyota Aurion to premiere in weeks
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2015 Toyota Aurion to premiere in weeks

The updated Toyota Aurion is set to be revealed within weeks, though don’t expect the V6-powered Holden Commodore rival to get a cosmetic update as significant as its Camry sibling. Instead, the other member of Toyota’s Australian-made line-up will be given more of a stylistic 'spruce-up' to see it through to the closure of its Altona manufacturing plant in late 2017...


Toyota Australia's behind-the-scenes fight to make new-look Camry
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Toyota Australia's behind-the-scenes fight to make new-look Camry

Toyota Australia invested around $80 million into its plant to produce the new-look Camry here until the end of 2017 — and it had to lobby hard for the privilege. In fact under different yet entirely tenable circumstances, we might not have seen the 2015 Camry pictured here at all...


2016 Toyota HiLux international reveal set for May 21 in Thailand
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2016 Toyota HiLux international reveal set for May 21 in Thailand

The 2016 Toyota HiLux is set to be internationally unveiled at an event in Thailand on May 21, ahead of an Australian launch late this year. A video teaser released by Toyota Thailand today reveals several design elements and further detail...


Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated
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Mercedes-Benz GL-Class range updated

The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class SUV range has been updated with revised pricing and equipment levels. Mercedes-Benz's largest SUV is now available in four model grades: the entry-level GL350 BlueTEC Limited Edition; GL350 BlueTEC Edition S; GL500 Edition S; and flagship GL63 AMG. There are no images of the new models yet, but buyers can see them in showrooms in the coming weeks...


Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition
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Volkswagen Golf GTI : 214kW Clubsport concept previews 40th anniversary edition

Volkswagen has given us an early taste of next year’s 40th anniversary Golf GTI special edition by unveiling of the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport concept at the Worthersee festival in Austria. The 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40th anniversary edition is set to become the most powerful GTI since the iconic nameplate’s launch in 1976...


Citroen DS3 gains new six-speed automatic transmission
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Citroen DS3 gains new six-speed automatic transmission

The recently updated 2015 Citroen DS3 is now available with a new six-speed automatic transmission. The new Citroen EAT6 automatic gearbox is only available with the brand's PureTech110 three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which produces 81kW of power and 205Nm of torque. The DS3 hatchback is said to use 4...


Tesla business acquisition wrongly sends stock market into frenzy
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Tesla business acquisition wrongly sends stock market into frenzy

Tesla Motors acquired Riviera Tool LLC, a tool and die company based out of Michigan, for an undisclosed sum on the 7th of May. What followed was a buying frenzy of the wrong stock, which led to the industry regulator stepping in. Not long after the acquisition announcement by Tesla Motors, stock speculators suggested that shares in Riviera Tool LLC would be a good purchase, given the company's acquisition...


Subaru announces Sunshine Yellow Special Edition XV
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Subaru announces Sunshine Yellow Special Edition XV

To promote refreshed pricing of the 2015 Subaru XV range, Subaru has announced a limited edition variant. The Sunshine Yellow XV Special Edition is based on the 2.0i CVT model and features heated leather front seats, leather steering wheel and shift knob, along with unique floor mats and yellow interior stitching...


2015 Toyota Camry pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Camry pricing and specifications

The significantly updated Toyota Camry — the final iteration to be made in Australia — launches today with a significantly expanded and improved range of offerings that are up to $5000 cheaper than before...


Volkswagen's new 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 6.0-litre W12 engines
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Volkswagen's new 1.0-litre three-cylinder, 6.0-litre W12 engines

German company Volkswagen Group has unveiled what could be the high-performance bookends of its future engine range: a new powered-up 1.0-litre three-cylinder and a beefy 6.0-litre twin-turbocharged W12 engine. The Volkswagen Group's new W12 TSI engine is claimed to be the "most economical twelve-cylinder engine in the luxury car segment", with the 6...


2016 Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid spy photos
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2016 Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid spy photos

Our spy photographers have snapped pictures of the next-generation Porsche Panamera in plug-in hybrid form. Both the prototypes spotted by our photographers have filler caps on both rear flanks, indicating that the cars seen here are plug-in hybrids. It's not known at this stage whether the plug-in hybrid drivetrain in the new car will differ significantly from the current model's...


Next Porsche 911 GT3 and RS will feature manual option, shift focus to reducing weight
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Next Porsche 911 GT3 and RS will feature manual option, shift focus to reducing weight

According to the man behind the Porsche 911 GT3 and GT3 RS, his team will focus more on weight reduction rather big jumps in power output for future editions. Andreas Preuninger, head of Porsche's high performance division, told Car magazine that he's "not a believer in this horsepower monster, up, up, up, more, more, more"...


Dodge Viper ACR unveiled
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Dodge Viper ACR unveiled

The latest track-ready, but street-legal, Dodge Viper ACR has been unveiled prior to going on sale in North America from the third quarter of 2015. Under that long bonnet beats a hand-built 8.4-litre V10 engine that delivers 481kW of power and 813Nm of torque to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual transmission...


Audi TT Clubsport Turbo concept heading to Worthesee
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Audi TT Clubsport Turbo concept heading to Worthesee

The Audi TT Clubsport Turbo concept will make its in-the-flesh debut at the Worthesee festival in Austria, which starts on May 13. Under the bonnet, the Audi TT Clubsport Turbo concept features a 2.5-litre twin-turbocharged five-cylinder engine with 441kW of power and 650Nm of torque. Power goes to the ground via a permanent all-wheel drive system and a six-speed manual transmission...


Jaguar XE built for vital conquest
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Jaguar XE built for vital conquest

The all-new Jaguar XE sedan, which is being launched to the international media in Spain this week, is expected to attract up to a 95 per cent conquest rate – that is, new buyers to British luxury brand. “It’s the first time, certainly for many years, that Jaguar has had an entrant in this segment, so we’re talking to a whole new group of consumers that have never been able to afford a Jaguar, therefore consider a Jaguar," said the company's global PR director Richard Agnew...