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Toyota JPN Taxi update to be shown at 2015 Tokyo show
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Toyota JPN Taxi update to be shown at 2015 Tokyo show

A heavily revised Toyota JPN Taxi concept will be displayed on the company's stand at the 2015 Tokyo motor show. Like the original car, which debuted at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, the updated JPN Taxi concept is a tall, boxy, upright hatchback that marries the proportions of the famed London taxi with Japanese engineering...


Walkinshaw Performance unleashes W547 W Series package: LS3 upgrade brings 547kW and 880Nm
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Walkinshaw Performance unleashes W547 W Series package: LS3 upgrade brings 547kW and 880Nm

The latest and greatest Walkinshaw Performance upgrade pack for the LS3 6.2-litre V8-powered Holden Commodore VF Series II and HSV Gen-F2 has been unveiled. Described by the performance modders at Walkinshaw as "by far the most powerful performance enhancement available for a Commodore that Walkinshaw Performance Products has ever produced", the package upgrade - which costs $25,990 fitted - brings the 6...


Dodgy imitation wheels potential killers, says peak body
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Dodgy imitation wheels potential killers, says peak body

Counterfeit wheels purchased online, and fitted in Australia, are often dangerously unsafe and fail to meet legal requirements, according to the movers behind a new industry campaign called ‘Genuine is Best’...


Maserati Levante spied in new outfit ahead of January debut
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Maserati Levante spied in new outfit ahead of January debut

The 2016 Maserati Levante has been spied testing again, this time in its most revealing state of undress yet. Caught testing ahead of a global unveiling at January’s Detroit auto show, the prototype shown here is wearing only a light layer of camouflage - although most of the key details remain disguised for now...


Nissan Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 previews latest driverless tech: 2020 launch reaffirmed
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Nissan Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 previews latest driverless tech: 2020 launch reaffirmed

Nissan has unveiled the latest evolution of its ongoing driverless technology program, showcasing the Leaf Piloted Drive 1.0 car in Japan this week. Building on the development success of the semi-autonomous Leaf EV revealed in 2013, this latest step sees Nissan’s Intelligent Driving system upgraded with new sensors and advanced new abilities...


Ford EcoSport recalled for suspension fix
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Ford EcoSport recalled for suspension fix

Ford has announced a recall of its compact EcoSport SUV over concerns that the rear suspension setup could fail during driving. The recall centres on the pivot bolts of the torsion beam in the EcoSport’s rear suspension, which Ford says may not have been tightened correctly in some models...


Mercedes-Benz teases sleek autonomous van for Tokyo motor show
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Mercedes-Benz teases sleek autonomous van for Tokyo motor show

Mercedes-Benz is the latest to embrace the theme of autonomous driving for the 2015 Tokyo motor show, previewing a futuristic driverless van concept today. The German carmaker has revealed very little about the new van, dubbed Mercedes-Benz Vision Tokyo, although it promises a “luxurious and progressive” approach to the concept’s features and technology...


ANCAP crash test results: Five stars for Fortuner, Everest, Passat and more
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ANCAP crash test results: Five stars for Fortuner, Everest, Passat and more

5-Star safety rating for Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Toyota LandCruiser 200, Volvo XC90, Ford Ranger MkII, Volkswagen Passat, Lexus IS A quartet of brand-new models have picked up five-star ratings in the latest round of crash safety testing with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), while three others have had their top marks renewed...


Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package to debut at SEMA
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Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package to debut at SEMA

The Nissan GT-R Nismo N-Attack Package will make its international debut at the SEMA show in Las Vegas at the beginning of November. According to Nissan and its motorsports arm, Nismo, the package contains components that the company developed and fitted to a GT-R Nismo to set a time of 7 minutes 8...


Dodge Viper to end production in 2017 - report
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Dodge Viper to end production in 2017 - report

The Dodge Viper looks like it will end its production run in 2017, if reports about Fiat Chrysler's latest union contract prove to be true. Automobile News has published some select details that it believes are in the latest contract between Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and the United Auto Workers (UAW). The Viper is currently hand built at the company's Conner Avenue plant in Detroit...


Nissan teases self-driving electric car concept for Tokyo
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Nissan teases self-driving electric car concept for Tokyo

Nissan has teased a new concept car that will debut at the Tokyo motor show, which takes place at end of this month. Aside from the teaser image above, Nissan has revealed remarkably little about the concept. Under the title "Together we ride to Tokyo", the Japanese car maker simply states that the concept is about "the future vision of car intelligence and electrification"...


2016 Fiat Tipo hatchback spy photos
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2016 Fiat Tipo hatchback spy photos

The hatchback version of the Fiat Tipo has been spied out and about on the streets of Europe. Not long after Fiat gave an official debut to the production ready Tipo sedan, the hatchback variant has been spotted by our spy photography team. Fiat is also developing a wagon version of the Tipo, which will be sold alongside the sedan and hatch across Europe, the Middle East and Africa...


Chevrolet Spark RS revealed for SEMA: Could a hot Holden Spark appear?
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Chevrolet Spark RS revealed for SEMA: Could a hot Holden Spark appear?

Holden’s overseas sibling Chevrolet will debut a hotted-up ‘RS’ version of its new Spark hatch at next week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Sharing its platform, technology and much of its styling with GM Europe’s new Opel Karl and Vauxhall Viva models, the new little hatch will make its way to Australia as the Holden Spark early next year...


Citroen C4 Cactus pricing and specifications: Funky French SUV from $26,990
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Citroen C4 Cactus pricing and specifications: Funky French SUV from $26,990

The Citroen C4 Cactus crossover will kick off from $26,990 plus on-road costs when it finally arrives in Australia. The unorthodox French soft-roader is at last slated to arrive in February next year after a delayed launch, brought about by the company having to change the rear child-seat top-tether to meet local homologation requirements...


2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series pricing and specifications
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series pricing and specifications

The revised and facelifted 2016 Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series is now on sale in Australia, with new features and price hikes across the board. Styling changes are headlined by a new-look grille up front, featured as a plain black-framed design on the entry GX, while higher-spec models get a chrome frame and new winglets that extend into the body of the each headlight...