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Mercedes-Benz ends production of 6x6 G-Wagen
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Mercedes-Benz ends production of 6x6 G-Wagen

Mercedes-Benz has called it quits on one of the wildest road-going machines ever made - the G63 AMG 6x6 - with production ending this week. Roughly 100 of the monstrous 5.7m long, 4-tonne, Frankenstein utes were built - but sadly none made it to Australia. With a 405kW/760Nm twin-turbo 5...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet spied nearing production
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet spied nearing production

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class cabriolet is the latest vehicle to be nabbed by our spy photographers' itchy shutter fingers. This prototype was spotted right outside Daimler's research and development headquarters in Sindelfingen, Germany. Unlike in earlier spy photos, this vehicle is wearing production-ready tail-lights, trim pieces and grille, not to mention less camouflage than before...


Hyundai baby SUV still “a number of years” away
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Hyundai baby SUV still “a number of years” away

The baby SUV market is booming, but it’ll be a “number of years” before Hyundai enters the fastest growing segment in Australia. Sales of small SUVs are up 30.6 per cent so far in 2015, with the likes of the recently introduced Honda HR-V and new Mazda CX-3 both shining strongly in the sub-$40K small SUV segment...


Nissan Murano: New-generation model ruled out for Australia
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Nissan Murano: New-generation model ruled out for Australia

The all-new Nissan Murano that debuted at last year’s New York auto show will not be sold in Australia. CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the third-generation Nissan Murano is not planned to be offered locally as the new model will only be built in left-hand drive out of Nissan's Canton plant in Mississippi, US...


Robert De Niro to play Enzo Ferrari in feature film
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Robert De Niro to play Enzo Ferrari in feature film

Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro is set to play Enzo Ferrari in a forthcoming biopic about the legendary Italian carmaker's life. To be titled simply 'Ferrari', the film is planned to span the period between 1945 and 1980. This would see a time where the world saw the rise of the Prancing Horse as a formidable force on the racetrack, as well as covering the development of such iconic road cars as the 250 GTO and 365 GTB Daytona...


Toyota consolidates racing outfits under Gazoo brand - UPDATED
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Toyota consolidates racing outfits under Gazoo brand - UPDATED

Overnight Toyota announced that it would begin consolidating its various motorsports organisations under the Gazoo Racing umbrella. Until now, different teams and outfits have sprung up organically over the years within Toyota's vast empire. For example, Toyota Motorsport GmbH (TMG for short), based in Cologne, Germany was responsible for developing and racing the company's entry in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC)...


Ford Australia explains the long wait for new models
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Ford Australia explains the long wait for new models

The updated Ford Focus range won’t premiere in Australia until the third quarter of 2015, up to 18 months after it made its global premiere at the 2014 Geneva motor show, but the blue oval brand’s local arm says it’s all part of a bigger plan. Some readers out there have noted a pattern in which we see new-generation Ford models appear, and then take a longer-than-usual time to make it into Australian showrooms...


RAM trucks in Australia by September
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RAM trucks in Australia by September

RAM trucks will make their way to Australia from the United States in unlimited numbers from September this year. In a deal announced today, the joint venture importer for Fiat Chrysler (FCA) in New Zealand plans to import and convert the vehicles to Full Volume standards, with the active blessing and participation of FCA’s global head office...


2016 Lexus ES to debut at Shanghai motor show
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2016 Lexus ES to debut at Shanghai motor show

The 2016 Lexus ES luxury sedan will be unveiled at the Shanghai motor show later this month. A teaser image of the heavily facelifted model has been revealed ahead of the event, with new IS-like headlights and what looks to be a far more aggressive 'spindle' grille...


Aston Martin Rapide to be replaced by next-gen Lagonda sedan, new DBX crossover
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Aston Martin Rapide to be replaced by next-gen Lagonda sedan, new DBX crossover

The Aston Martin Rapide will not enter a second generation, instead it will be replaced by two vehicles: a new Lagonda sedan and a DBX crossover. Speaking with Car and Driver about the company's model plan for its next-generation of vehicles, Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer explained there are three legs to the company's current plans: "First is replacing the entire sports car range; second is the DBX, and that appeals to a different set of audiences; and the third is the sports sedan, which will carry that beautiful badge"...


Nissan Pulsar airbag recall expanded to beyond 13,000 cars
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Nissan Pulsar airbag recall expanded to beyond 13,000 cars

An additional 498 vehicles has expanded a 2013 Nissan Pulsar airbag recall to 13,298 cars. A further 484 Nissan Pulsar hatches and 14 Pulsar sedans have been added to an October, 2013 recall of 12,800 models – or every new-generation car imported to Australia to that date...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class range expands with C160 and C300 variants
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class range expands with C160 and C300 variants

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class range has been expanded overseas with a number of new drive systems, including the new entry-level C160 and the mid-tier C300. Powering the C160 is a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 95kW and 210Nm. It’s available exclusively with a six-speed manual transmission, and helps the sedan from 0-100km/h in 9...


2015 Shanghai motor show bans showgirls and children
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2015 Shanghai motor show bans showgirls and children

The organisers of the 2015 Shanghai motor show have banned showgirls and children from attending the event in an attempt to clean up its reputation and avoid potential security issues. Auto Shanghai 2015 organisers announced the crackdown on scantily clad female models earlier this year after the Chinese government warned against increasing vulgarity at public events...


Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift spy photos
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Mercedes-Benz SLK facelift spy photos

Car Advice's spy photographers have managed to capture a prototype of the facelifted Mercedes-Benz SLK roadster. As far as facelifts go, this one will be pretty mild. At the front, the revised car will sport a different set headlights, and a tweaked grille living within a new front bumper. Out the back, the updated roadster will feature a new rear bumper...


Gordon Murray, Osamu Goto, Shell collaborate on Project M city car concept
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Gordon Murray, Osamu Goto, Shell collaborate on Project M city car concept

Car designer Gordon Murray, motor engineer Osamu Goto and Shell will collaborate on a city car concept dubbed Project M. In an interview with Autocar, Murray, designer of the McLaren F1, says that the Project M vehicle will push the "boundaries of light weighting, combustion, aerodynamics and low friction"...