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Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 recalled
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Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 recalled

The Holden Colorado and Holden Colorado 7 have been recalled this week due to an electrical fault that could result in an engine bay fire. The Holden recall campaign affects 26,254 RG Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 models produced between the 4th of September 2013 and the 21st of January 2015...


Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech steps down after unsuccessful move against CEO
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Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech steps down after unsuccessful move against CEO

After unsuccessfully attempting to oust current Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, Ferdinand Piech has fallen on his sword and stepped down as the company's chairman. Yesterday we summarised the goings-on in the upper echelons of Volkswagen over the past few weeks, with Volkswagen chairman and scion Ferdinand Piech (above) looking to unseat the company's current CEO, Martin Winterkorn...


Porsche and BMW among first to offer Apple Watch apps
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Porsche and BMW among first to offer Apple Watch apps

The much anticipated Apple Watch doesn't hit buyers' wrists until June, but that hasn't stopped German luxury manufacturers Porsche and BMW rolling out updates to their smartphone apps to support the new tech gadget. Apple's smartwatch isn't a standalone device, and essentially acts as a remote interface to your phone...


Peugeot Citroen and Dongfeng to work together on small car platform
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Peugeot Citroen and Dongfeng to work together on small car platform

PSA Peugeot Citroen and Dongfeng, its Chinese partner and stakeholder, have confirmed that they will collaborate on a new global small car platform. This new small car platform, dubbed a "common modular platform (CMP)", will underpin the next-generation of "B and C segment vehicles under the Peugeot, Citroen, DS and Dongfeng brands"...


Audi SQ7 spied inside and out
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Audi SQ7 spied inside and out

The interior and exterior of the new Audi SQ7 has been captured by our team of spy photographers. As we reported last year, the SQ7 will be the first production vehicle from the four ring brand to feature an electric turbocharger. It will also be the second S vehicle from the luxury brand, after the SQ5, to be powered by a diesel engine...


World-record Hotwheels loop built by Ford engineer and his six-year old son
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World-record Hotwheels loop built by Ford engineer and his six-year old son

At Ford's annual 'bring your children to work' day in Detroit, a team of workers, lead by a dynomometer engineer and his six-year old son, constructed the world's largest Hotwheels loop. Standing an impressive 3.8-meters high, the new loop of signature orange track towers over the previous record of 2.9-meters. For your fun Ford fact, 3...


The Holden Volt is dead
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The Holden Volt is dead

The Holden Volt range-extender hybrid electric car appears dead, with the company confirming it will not have access to the new-generation version revealed at the start of this year. General Motors has confirmed it will not build the new Volt model in right-hand-drive configuration — rather, it will be a left-hand-drive Chevrolet model only, for markets led by the US...


Volkswagen chairman fails in attempt to oust CEO, sparks unrest at board level - reports
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Volkswagen chairman fails in attempt to oust CEO, sparks unrest at board level - reports

Volkswagen scion and chairman, Ferdinand Piech, is reportedly trying to oust the company's CEO despite having failed once already, reports claim. The machinations taking place at board level at Volkswagen have filled the pages of both German newspapers and automotive trade publications over the last few weeks...


Next-generation BMW 5 Series spied on the Nurburgring
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Next-generation BMW 5 Series spied on the Nurburgring

The next-generation BMW 5 Series has been snapped on the Nurburgring by our spy photographers. Car Advice's spy snappers first caught the new 5 Series out and about in late 2013. Since then they've spotted several more prototypes, including a plug-in hybrid version, but the rate of camouflage shedding has been slow...


Victoria Police to consider implementing $86 million live video ANPR system for patrol cars
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Victoria Police to consider implementing $86 million live video ANPR system for patrol cars

Victoria Police could implement an $86 million rollout of live video and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) to its fleet of 220 highway patrol vehicles if it accepts the recommendations laid out in a report by Deloitte. An 88 page report by Deloitte, which cost taxpayers $115,000, recommends the rollout of live video streaming and ANPR technology to the Victoria Police highway patrol fleet...


Audi TT 1.8 TFSI base model revealed, under consideration for Australia
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Audi TT 1.8 TFSI base model revealed, under consideration for Australia

The 2015 Audi TT range could expand at the end of this year with a new base model, the 1.8 TFSI, which was unveiled overnight. The new entry-level 1.8 TFSI version of the fourth-generation Audi TT is no underpowered runabout, with the German brand claiming the new model - with 132kW of power and 250Nm of torque, which spans 1250-5000rpm - can sprint from 0-100km/h in a hot-hatch-like 6...


2016 Subaru WRX and STI updates revealed
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2016 Subaru WRX and STI updates revealed

The 2016 Subaru WRX and 2016 Subaru WRX STI have been revealed with a range of changes for the Japanese brand's iconic performance models. The updates come less than a year after the new, fourth-generation Subaru WRX and WRX STI models launched in Australia, and the changes aren't minimal in their scope...


Nissan Australia boss frustrated with uninformed politicians
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Nissan Australia boss frustrated with uninformed politicians

Allowing the private importation of new or near-new cars will hardly decimate established factory-backed car distributors — but that doesn’t mean last week’s proposal to do just that is a good idea. This is the stance of Nissan Australia managing director Richard Emery, who this week joined a long line of industry figures slamming the announcement made last week by assistant industry minister Jamie Briggs...


Nissan Patrol price cuts due within months
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Nissan Patrol price cuts due within months

The Nissan Patrol will get a much-needed, sizeable, price cut around the middle of the year at the same time as its luxury arm Infiniti launches its sister model, the QX80. Infiniti’s Patrol-based range flagship will compete in the upper echelons of the large SUV market against the Toyota LandCruiser-based Lexus LX570, which retails for $134,700 plus on-road costs...


Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report
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Volkswagen considering working with Great Wall on budget car - report

A report today indicates that Volkswagen is considering a tie-up with Chinese car maker Great Wall in order to produce a budget car. Manager Magazin believes that Volkswagen is looking for ways to produce a budget car primarily aimed at the Chinese market. One scenario involves Volkswagen co-operating with Great Wall on just such a project, with the German conglomerate possibly taking a financial stake in Great Wall...