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Fiat 124 Spider to debut late 2015, go on sale worldwide from 2016 - report
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Fiat 124 Spider to debut late 2015, go on sale worldwide from 2016 - report

A report indicates that the Fiat 124 Spider will make its debut at an end-of-the-year auto show before going on sale around the world during 2016. Sources have told Edmunds that the Fiat 124 Spider will premiere at either the Frankfurt auto show in September or the Los Angeles auto show in November. The Fiat 124 Spider will be based on the Mazda MX-5's rear-wheel drive platform...


Lotus SUV due in 2019, will be built in China
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Lotus SUV due in 2019, will be built in China

The Hethel-based sports car company is planning to have a Lotus SUV on sale by 2019. Unlike its current sports cars, the SUV will be built in China and, eventually, exported around the world. Lotus CEO, Jean-Marc Gales, has told Autocar that the speciality sports car maker and automotive engineering firm is currently preparing a prototype SUV...


Jaguar F-Pace interior and exterior spy photos
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Jaguar F-Pace interior and exterior spy photos

The upcoming Jaguar F-Pace SUV has been photographed, on both the inside and out, by our spies in Europe. Filmed on and near the Nurburgring, this latest F-Pace prototype was spotted travelling with some of its some Jaguar Land Rover stablemates, including the Jaguar XE and Range Rover Evoque...


2016 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specifications
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2016 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mitsubishi Triton has arrived in Australia, sporting new diesel drivetrains, Australian-influenced dynamics, a host of new convenience and technology features, heavily revised exterior styling, and an overhauled, more car-like cabin...


Holden "will always have a V8 sports car"
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Holden "will always have a V8 sports car"

We know that Holden is working on bringing some form of V8-powered sports car to Australia, but the brand has now stated it "will always have a V8 sports car"...


2015 Holden Astra pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Astra pricing and specifications

The Holden Astra is back - and there are several versions that buyers can choose from. The revival of the Holden Astra badge - which finished up in Australia under the Lion brand's guidance in 2009 after five generations - will be welcome by small car buyers, though we saw the Astra sold here in 2013 under the guidance of General Motors brand Opel before it pulled out of the local market...


2015 Holden Cascada pricing and specifications
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2015 Holden Cascada pricing and specifications

The 2015 Holden Cascada has arrived in Australia, and it comes with a sharp price-tag for a European four-seater convertible. The new Holden Cascada starts off from $41,990 plus on-road costs, making it one of the most affordable convertibles on the market - and marking "Holden's return to the convertible sports cars market", following the brand's most recent drop-top - the Holden Astra Twin Top - leaving the local range in 2009...


Mazda 2, Fiat 500X score four stars in EuroNCAP crash tests, Suzuki Vitara scores five - UPDATED
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Mazda 2, Fiat 500X score four stars in EuroNCAP crash tests, Suzuki Vitara scores five - UPDATED

The four-star crash ratings keep on coming, with the 2015 Mazda 2 hatchback and 2015 Fiat 500X baby SUV the latest big name models to achieve less-than-stellar crash ratings from safety authority EuroNCAP. The Mazda 2 scored well for adult occupant (86 per cent), child occupant (78 per cent) and pedestrian protection (84 per cent), but its overall score was pulled down by its safety assist score of 64 per cent...


Toyota backs Camry sales to stay strong until end of local production
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Toyota backs Camry sales to stay strong until end of local production

Toyota Australia is hopeful of maintaining current levels of Camry and Aurion sales between now and the end of local production in 2017. Speaking at the line-off ceremony for the new-look, 2015 Toyota Camry at the Altona production plant in Melbourne, Toyota Australia president Dave Buttner (pictured below) said the company planned build 90,000 cars per year over the final three years of production and was hopeful of maintaining the current 30:70 domestic-to-export sales ratio...


Kahn Flying Huntsman Pickup adds aggro to Land Rover Defender ute
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Kahn Flying Huntsman Pickup adds aggro to Land Rover Defender ute

Kahn Design has revealed its latest Land Rover Defender-based vehicle, the Kahn Flying Huntsman Pickup. As with the Flying Huntsman 6x6 concept, which was revealed earlier this year by Kahn, the Flying Huntsman Pickup features a heavily modified body and structure that's still recognisably related to the Land Rover Defender ute on which its based...


2015 Toyota Camry production kicks off at Altona
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2015 Toyota Camry production kicks off at Altona

The first of the last of its kind – the 2015 Toyota Camry – has rolled down the assembly line at Toyota Australia’s Altona production plant in Melbourne today. Today’s assembly ceremony represents the beginning of the end for the Australian-made Camry and the local automotive manufacturing industry as we know it, with Toyota set to close its factory around the same time as Holden at the end of 2017...


Land Rover Discovery Sport gains new Ingenium diesel engines
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Land Rover Discovery Sport gains new Ingenium diesel engines

Just a few weeks after the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport launched in Australia, its engines have been updated - but only in Europe and South Korea, for now. The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport models launched locally are powered by the brand's existing TD4 and SD4 turbo diesel units, but the new Ingenium engines are set to see big drops in fuel use and emissions, with varied power levels...


Volkswagen Golf with a Targa-top, anyone?
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Volkswagen Golf with a Targa-top, anyone?

The next all-new Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet is a number of years away yet, but the company is considering an additional, and rather fascinating, idea to complement it. Firstly, Volkswagen’s next properly new soft-top Golf, rather than being spun off the current Golf VII, looks set to be based on the eighth-generation Golf due in 2017/18...


Tesla website, Twitter account and email accounts hacked
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Tesla website, Twitter account and email accounts hacked

One of the world's leading technology-focused car brands, Tesla Motors, has been a victim of a hacking incident. The US electric car brand - which launched in Australia in 2014 - has launched an investigation into the hacking event, which reportedly saw someone posing as a Tesla employee gain access to the brand's phone accounts and forward calls to an unrelated number...


Renault Sport teases hot Renault Sandero RS
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Renault Sport teases hot Renault Sandero RS

Renault Sport has teased a new model on the Dacia Sandero budget hatchback. The video carries the secondary title "surprise for South America". There, and in various other markets outside of Europe, the Sandero and other Dacia products are sold under the Renault badge...