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Driverless cars move closer as South Australia reviews new legislation
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Driverless cars move closer as South Australia reviews new legislation

South Australia has taken an important step to becoming one of the few regions in the world that allows autonomous vehicles to operate on public roads alongside regular human motorists. This month, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan introduced The Motor Vehicles (Trials of Automotive Technologies) Amendment Bill to the South Australian parliament, opening the door to an industry that experts project to be worth $90 billion in 15 years...


2.1 million Audis, 1.2 million Skodas have Volkswagen emissions defeat device
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2.1 million Audis, 1.2 million Skodas have Volkswagen emissions defeat device

Audi and Skoda have confirmed the extent to which the Volkswagen Group's emissions testing defeat device has been employed in their diesel vehicles. Reuters has been informed that 2.1 million Audi vehicles are powered by EA189 diesel engines that have the emissions testing defeat device on-board...


2016 World Car of the Year nominees announced
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2016 World Car of the Year nominees announced

Nominees for the 2016 World Car of the Year award have been announced today, along with contenders for specific Performance, Luxury, Green and Design categories. Today’s announcement follows the anticipated victory in April of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which beat out the likes of Ford’s new Mustang - available in Europe for the first time - and the new Volkswagen Passat to be named World Car of the Year...


Top 5 concept cars of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show
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Top 5 concept cars of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show

Concept cars are a window into the future of a brand's model line. And, while they almost always look nothing like their eventual production descendants, they're always great fun. The unique unveilings at this year's Frankfurt motor show were no exception, with a wild array of interesting concept cars on show...


Victoria Police adds Holden Cruze to patrol fleet in lead-up to Commodore exit - UPDATE
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Victoria Police adds Holden Cruze to patrol fleet in lead-up to Commodore exit - UPDATE

The Victorian Police Force has added the Holden Cruze SRi sedan to its fleet of full-time patrol vehicles, marking the small car's first appearance in any Australian police patrol fleet. The Cruze joins the larger Commodore and Falcon models that make up the bulk of the Victoria Police garage...


NSW: UberX drivers cop licence suspensions as state cracks down on ride-sharing
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NSW: UberX drivers cop licence suspensions as state cracks down on ride-sharing

The New South Wales Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) has brought the hammer down on ride-sharing company Uber, handing down three-month licence suspensions for 40 participating UberX drivers. RMS director of safety and compliance, Peter Wells, said that ride-sharing services are illegal and that the government is now taking action against drivers...


Ford Kuga ST and Vignale variants a possibility - report
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Ford Kuga ST and Vignale variants a possibility - report

The Ford Kuga range may be broadened with the introduction of a performance ST model and a high-luxury Vignale variant. Roelant de Waard, vice-president, sales and marketing at Ford of Europe, was asked by AutoExpress if the company had any plans to expand its ST and Vignale offerings with Kuga-based models...


2016 Toyota Prius gets TRD sports styling in new brochure leak
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2016 Toyota Prius gets TRD sports styling in new brochure leak

The new 2016 Toyota Prius will launch with a number of sporty styling options in its home market, a set of leaked brochure images has revealed. Unveiled earlier this month, the new Prius already boasts a far sharper design than its wedge-like predecessors, developed in response to Toyota chief Akio Toyoda’s edict that all future models must deliver a more “emotional” look...


Fiat 124 Spider outed in revealing new photos
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Fiat 124 Spider outed in revealing new photos

The reborn 2016 Fiat 124 Spider has been given an early unveiling this week, thanks to a set of show-all spy photos published in the overseas press. Caught in the middle of what was likely a promotional photography session, the 124 shown in these photos from Jalopnik.com is the first example to be seen without a shred of camouflage - mere hours after a heavily disguised prototype was spied testing in the US...


Martin Winterkorn, ex-Volkswagen CEO, under investigation in Germany
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Martin Winterkorn, ex-Volkswagen CEO, under investigation in Germany

Authorities in the German state of Lower Saxony have opened a criminal investigation into Martin Winterkorn, the former head of Volkswagen who stepped down last week. In a statement released overnight, the public prosecutor's office in Lower Saxony announced that its economic crimes unit has begun an investigation into Winterkorn...


2016 Fiat 124 Spider spy photos
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2016 Fiat 124 Spider spy photos

Our spy photographers have spotted the new Fiat 124 Spider out during testing in North America. The new Fiat roadster is based on the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5. While the two will share a chassis and underlying body structure, the two will differ in terms of the drivetrains offered. Stylistically, these photos also indicate that Fiat's version will feature new external body panels...


Tesla Model X falcon wing doors filmed in action before debut
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Tesla Model X falcon wing doors filmed in action before debut

Last week, just days from its official launch, a couple spotted and filmed a Tesla Model X in action. The video above was shot by YouTube user Susan Le, and seems to have been filmed in the San Francisco Bay Area...


2016 Toyota HiLux tuned for Australia, with big sales on the horizon
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2016 Toyota HiLux tuned for Australia, with big sales on the horizon

The eighth-generation 2016 Toyota HiLux may have only just arrived in Australia, but it will break several records over its lifecycle according to the Japanese brand. That statement doesn’t come from a level of cockiness about the potential fortunes of the Toyota HiLux workhorse ute, but just from a forecasting and mathematical point of view...


2016 Range Rover Evoque pricing and specifications
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2016 Range Rover Evoque pricing and specifications

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque will reach Australian showrooms in November with a new diesel engine, expanded standard equipment levels, subtle design tweaks, new prices and a seriously simplified line-up. The MY16 Evoque range includes just 14 variants, down from the whopping 46 offered in the MY15 range, with the local division discontinuing a number of the less popular three-door and manual variants...


2016 Toyota HiLux pricing and specifications
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2016 Toyota HiLux pricing and specifications

Pricing and specifications for the 2016 Toyota HiLux have finally been revealed. The launch of the new, eighth-generation Toyota HiLux ute comes at a crucial time – there has been more activity in the light-commercial vehicle segment this year than in recent memory, with new models and updates all taking the shine off what has been the best-selling model in the segment for years...