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Audi RS6 Avant, RS7 Sportback Performance models revealed: ‘Supercars’ due in Australia next year
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Audi RS6 Avant, RS7 Sportback Performance models revealed: ‘Supercars’ due in Australia next year

Audi has unveiled new hotted-up versions of its already wild RS6 Avant wagon and RS7 Sportback models, endowing both with more mojo, and a new Performance badge. Promising supercar-like performance, Audi has dialled up the all-wheel drive pair’s potent 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 to deliver an S8 Plus-matching 445kW and up to 750Nm of torque - an increase of 33kW and 50Nm - the latter available courtesy of a temporary overboost function...


2016 Mini Convertible revealed
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2016 Mini Convertible revealed

The all-new 2016 Mini Convertible has been revealed ahead of its public debut at next week’s Tokyo motor show. The third-generation Convertible becomes the BMW-owned British brand’s biggest and most mature fabric-top model ever, and the fourth in the new family that comprises the three-door, five-door and recently-launched Clubman body styles...


2016 Mini Clubman pricing and specifications: Bigger, new-look wagon lands in November
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2016 Mini Clubman pricing and specifications: Bigger, new-look wagon lands in November

Australian pricing and key specifications for the all-new 2016 Mini Clubman has been released today, ahead of the new small wagon’s local debut next month. Revealed to the world in June, the new Clubman brings a more conventional design to the game than its predecessor, although the famous barn-door rear once again sets Mini’s wagon apart from the pack...


Volvo XC40 mule spy photos
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Volvo XC40 mule spy photos

A mule of the Volvo XC40 crossover has been spotted by our spy photographers in Europe. With its modified V40 Cross Country body, the vehicle seen here provides no clue as to what the new XC40 will look like, but we can see that it will be around the same size as the current V40. As evidenced by the cut and shut rear doors, and much taller stance, the proportions will be slightly altered...


Renault Coupe Corbusier concept unveiled
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Renault Coupe Corbusier concept unveiled

The Renault Coupe Corbusier concept celebrates 50 years since the passing of Le Corbusier, the Swiss-French architect, artist and urban planner. Renault revealed the concept car overnight at the Villa Savoye, a building completed by Le Corbusier in the 1931...


Mercedes-Maybach S600 debuts at 2015 Motorclassica exhibition
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Mercedes-Maybach S600 debuts at 2015 Motorclassica exhibition

For the third year in a row, Mercedes-Benz has used the Motorclassica Exhibition in Melbourne to unveil a new car. In 2013 it was the S-Class saloon, and the S-Class coupe debuted in 2014. This year, Mercedes will not only reveal a new model, but a new nameplate for Australia...


Ferrari lists on the New York Stock Exchange
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Ferrari lists on the New York Stock Exchange

Today, Ferrari began its life as a listed company on Wall Street with its partial floatation on the New York Stock Exchange. As is traditional with high profile listings, senior people at Ferrari were invited to ring the New York Stock Exchange's opening bell at 9.30am local time...


New London Taxi TX5 plug-in hybrid revealed, Australia on cards - UPDATED
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New London Taxi TX5 plug-in hybrid revealed, Australia on cards - UPDATED

The Chinese-owned London Taxi Company revealed its all-new TX5 black cab in the UK overnight, ahead of its global rollout from 2017 — including in Australia. The unveiling is timed to coincide with a UK meeting today between UK prime minister David Cameron and the Chinese premier, Xi Jinping...


Renault Australia expanding HQ, partnering with Kangan on apprentice training
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Renault Australia expanding HQ, partnering with Kangan on apprentice training

Renault Australia is gearing up for significant growth, announcing plans this week for a larger headquarters and a major new apprentice training program in partnership with the Kangan Institute. The French carmaker expects to finish out 2015 with around 10,000 sales, compared to just 1900 in 2010. In 2016, it expects to grow those numbers again to around 12,000...


2016 Land Rover Discovery Landmark, Graphite models join local range
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2016 Land Rover Discovery Landmark, Graphite models join local range

Land Rover’s ageing Discovery 4 is expected to be replaced by 2017, but buyers in the meantime are now being treated to a pair of style-focused specials. Today, the company’s local arm has announced availability of the new Landmark and Graphite editions, adding exterior and interior styling extras...


Australian Motoring Festival ends: Too expensive, not enough interest
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Australian Motoring Festival ends: Too expensive, not enough interest

The Australian Motoring Festival, a joint venture between the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) and Victorian insurer RACV, has come to an end after just one show. Announced in 2014, the Festival took over the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds for four days earlier this year, promising a family-friendly interactive “experience” that organisers believed would attract more than 100,000 people...


Honda to launch self-driving highway control by 2020
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Honda to launch self-driving highway control by 2020

Honda has revealed this week that by 2020, it will begin to make partial autonomous control available in its passenger model range. The carmaker, Japan’s third largest, has yet to reveal full details of its driverless technology, promising instead to preview its plans at next week’s 2015 Tokyo motor show...


Toyota Mirai coupe with gull-wing doors celebrates Back to the Future day
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Toyota Mirai coupe with gull-wing doors celebrates Back to the Future day

On Back to the Future day in the US, October 21, 2015, the Japanese company unveiled a one-off Toyota Mirai coupe with gull-wing doors. The unique Mirai was presented overnight at an event that had around 300 Mirai owners, as well as dealers, in attendance. The one-off Mirai features gull-wing doors, like the DeLorean DMC-12 time machine vehicle from the movie franchise, as well as a heads-up display for time travel destinations...


Aston Martin RapidE EV concept unveiled, may be built within two years
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Aston Martin RapidE EV concept unveiled, may be built within two years

The Aston Martin RapidE electric car concept has been unveiled during the official state visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping to the UK. The new Rapide-based concept car was revealed overnight at Lancaster House in London, where the Chinese president met with members of the royal family, including Prince William and his wife Catherine Middleton...


Toyota Australia recalls close to 300,000 cars over power window issue
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Toyota Australia recalls close to 300,000 cars over power window issue

Toyota Australia will recall close to 300,000 cars to remedy an issue with the vehicles’ power window master switches as part of a global defect affecting about 6.5 million vehicles. The recall affects certain Aurion, Camry, Corolla, Kluger, RAV4 and Yaris models in Australia built between August 2005 and August 2006 and January 2009 and December 2010...