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Infiniti Q30 revealed in Frankfurt, to be brand's top seller in Australia
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Infiniti Q30 revealed in Frankfurt, to be brand's top seller in Australia

Infiniti Australia expects the just unveiled Q30 crossover to become its best-selling model when it goes on sale locally in the second quarter of 2016. The Infiniti Q30 - which will be built in the UK - is powered by either a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol (155kW/350Nm) or a 2.2-litre Mercedes-Benz sourced turbo-diesel engine (125kW/350Nm), both of which will be available in Australia...


2016 Volkswagen Tiguan revealed
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan revealed

The second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan has been unveiled just ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Against the tape measure, the new Tiguan is 4.49 metres long, 1.84m wide and rides on a wheelbase that's 2.68m in length. That's around 61mm longer and 30mm wider than the first-gen Tiguan. In base, front-wheel drive trim, the new Tiguan stands 1...


Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Sport Edition revealed as part of 2016 upgrade
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet Sport Edition revealed as part of 2016 upgrade

Two new special edition versions of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet have been revealed ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. The two new models – the Sport Edition and the V8 Edition – will breath a little bit of life in to the two-door E-Class range, and are set to be introduced as part of a 2016 update for the Mercedes-Benz model...


Fiat 124 Spider may only come to Australia as hardcore Abarth roadster
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Fiat 124 Spider may only come to Australia as hardcore Abarth roadster

Fiat Chrysler Australia (FCA) says it is leaning towards offering only the hardcore Abarth-badged versions of the all-new Fiat 124 Spider convertible sports car when it goes on sale here in 2016. FCA director of marketing Zac Loo told CarAdvice that around the world the Italian company would offer both regular Fiat and high-performance Abarth versions of its still-to-be-revealed roadster, and said the latter was currently the front-runner for our market...


Fiat ute rejected for Australia, local focus on Ram instead
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Fiat ute rejected for Australia, local focus on Ram instead

The forthcoming Fiat ute that’s twinned with the Mitsubishi Triton won’t be offered in Australia. Twelve months ago, Fiat and Mitsubishi announced a deal that would see the Japanese manufacturer supply its Italian partner with a ute based on the new-generation Triton...


Alpine coupe for Australia in 2017, more details
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Alpine coupe for Australia in 2017, more details

Alpine, the iconic French sports car and motorsport brand revitalised under the stewardship of Renault, will make a bold entrance to the Australian market in 2017. The first of the new Alpine (pronounced Al-Peen) cars will be a two-door coupe that embodies the brand tenets of lightness — around 1000kg — compact dimensions, feminine “French elegance” as well as a focus on everyday drivability and a reasonable price-tag, which the company stubbornly refuses to be drawn on any further...


First new Alpine in 20 years has to be "perfect", or there won't be a second
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First new Alpine in 20 years has to be "perfect", or there won't be a second

“There will be no other car if my first car is not a success” — Alpine CEO Bernard Ollivier. Reborn French sportscar brand Alpine is putting rumours of a range expansion into the crossover space and dreams of further conquest on hiatus, and is instead saying the only consideration for now is getting its first new road-going model in 20 years absolutely perfect...


Renault Australia considering online sales for new Alpine sports brand
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Renault Australia considering online sales for new Alpine sports brand

Renault Australia is considering using the 2017 Alpine lightweight coupe as the catalyst for testing an online sales model, as it seeks to make forays into e-commerce. For those not across it, Alpine is a 60-year old French sports car brand with a rabid following in its home market, and a decorated road and race history...


Borgward BX7 SUV revealed
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Borgward BX7 SUV revealed

The Borgward BX7 is the first production vehicle from the revived German luxury car maker, and has been revealed ahead of its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. These photos were initially provided to AutoBild and the German publication understands that the new SUV measures 4.7 metres in length. (Update: an overall length of 4713mm has been confirmed...


2016 Volkswagen Tiguan sketches leaked
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2016 Volkswagen Tiguan sketches leaked

Sketches of the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan have been published online ahead of an anticipated debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. These artist renderings of Volkswagen's second-gen crossover were published overnight by Auto Motor und Sport, which claims that they are the first official images from Volkswagen of the new Tiguan...


2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II revealed: VFII features new V8 engine, front and rear design changes
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2016 Holden VF Commodore Series II revealed: VFII features new V8 engine, front and rear design changes

Holden has taken the wraps off the final locally-produced Commodore, aptly named the VFII, revealing styling changes, added features and a new 6.2-litre LS3 V8 engine. The VFII represents a 37-year Commodore manufacturing history in Australia that started with the VB Holden Commodore and included a number of concepts, motorsport vehicles and export models, culminating with the fastest, most powerful and most advanced Commodore ever...


Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased for a second time, four-door coupe body revealed
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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased for a second time, four-door coupe body revealed

A second teaser image of the Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA - or Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile - has been released, and it's now clear this is a four-door coupe with some seriously swoopy design. Mercedes-Benz said in a release that the Concept IAA "is two cars in one: an aerodynamics world champion and a four-door coupe with embodying irresistible design"...


Volvo S80 to be built until 2016: All-new S90 to follow
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Volvo S80 to be built until 2016: All-new S90 to follow

Spy images of the much-anticipated Volvo S90 luxury sedan – and even a scale model of that car – may have surfaced in recent weeks, but the Swedish company is likely to soldier on with the current flagship Volvo S80 model until early next year. The Volvo S80 is still available in dealerships, and going off some recent model-year updates, it is now priced at $84,900 plus on-road costs...


Holden beefs up local design and engineering for global development
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Holden beefs up local design and engineering for global development

Holden has confirmed it is retaining its powertrain engineering department “indefinitely”, operating in parallel with a new Advanced Vehicle Development (AVD) team to support its design studio in Port Melbourne...


Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased ahead of Frankfurt motor show
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Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA teased ahead of Frankfurt motor show

The Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA will make its debut at the 2015 IAA - short for the Frankfurt motor show's German name 'Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung' - but the vehicle appears to be a clever play on words, with an embedded caption in the image stating IAA stands for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile...