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Kia Australia to close sales gap to Hyundai
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Kia Australia to close sales gap to Hyundai

Kia Australia is aiming for its market share relative to sister brand Hyundai to climb until it corresponds more closely with that seen in other countries. In most markets where Kia and Hyundai compete, the latter tends to hold the lion share of sales, but only with a 60:40 split. In Australia though, that figure is historically closer to 75:25, though it has improved in recent times to around 70:30...


BMW says "bring it on" to aspirational Audi
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BMW says "bring it on" to aspirational Audi

Renewed predictions from the boss of Audi Australia that his company will become the country’s top-selling premium brand by 2020 have been met with a “bring it on” by second-placed BMW and ambitions of continued growth from current leader Mercedes-Benz...


2015 Mazda BT-50 update leaks online
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2015 Mazda BT-50 update leaks online

The first image of the 2015 Mazda BT-50 mid-life update appears to have leaked onto the web, months out from the ute’s Australian launch around September. The images are all over Thai forums such as BT-50club.com, though it’s a little hard to ascertain on which one it first appeared...


Porsche working on 911 GT that focuses on driving purity - report
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Porsche working on 911 GT that focuses on driving purity - report

The Zuffenhausen-based brand is reportedly working on a version of the Porsche 911 that will be honed for simple driving pleasure. Sources within Porsche have told Autocar that the company is working on an addition of the 911 GT family, which will be setup for maximised driver feedback and interaction, rather than outright speed or optimised on-track performance...


Chrysler 300: More models recalled over Takata airbag issue
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Chrysler 300: More models recalled over Takata airbag issue

The Takata airbag recall has grown once more, with Chrysler adding extra numbers to its previous recall. A total of 5508 vehicles are affected in the airbag recall for the US brand, following Fiat Chrysler Australia having already advised 4497 owners of the problem. The revised recall affects the 2005-2010 Chrysler 300...


Peugeot 308 "GTi" spotted undisguised prior to Goodwood debut
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Peugeot 308 "GTi" spotted undisguised prior to Goodwood debut

Photos of what seem to be the upcoming Peugeot 308 "GTi" have been posted online ahead of the hot hatch's debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The images you see here were originally posted on the Caradisiac forums by user Tevas, and were taken in the parking lot of a French petrol station...


BMW working on street parking prediction software
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BMW working on street parking prediction software

BMW and its partner Inrix are working on software that will hopefully reduce the amount of time required to find a street parking spot. The two companies will present research and a prototype vehicle at the TU-Automotive Detroit, a conference for those specialising in telematics, autonomy and mobility, that's currently taking place in Motor City...


2015 Kia Sorento pricing and specifications
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2015 Kia Sorento pricing and specifications

The 2015 Kia Sorento range has launched with three specifications and two engine choices starting from $40,990 plus on-road costs and finishing at $55,990. The third-generation Kia Sorento brings about substantial changes highlighted by its new platform, which is shared with the recently launched Kia Carnival...


2015 Audi A1 pricing and specifications
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2015 Audi A1 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Audi A1 Sportback is now on sale in Australia, introducing new engines, design tweaks, extra equipment and a rejigged line-up for the German brand’s style-centric city car. As we revealed last week, the updated A1 starts $400 higher than before at $26,900 plus on-road costs, though significantly, the price of the entry-level automatic variant is $4000 lower than before – now $28,250 – which should open the premium five-door hatch up to a number of new buyers...


2015 Hyundai i40 pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai i40 pricing and specifications

The Hyundai i40 sedan and wagon range has this week received its first significant update since it arrived here in October 2011. One part of Hyundai’s mid-sized passenger car arsenal alongside the Sonata, the $32,490 — $43,990 (plus on-road costs) i40 line-up has been simplified through the removal of 50 per cent of the variants available, and is more affordably priced than before by between $1500 and $3600...


2015 Audi Q3 pricing and specifications
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2015 Audi Q3 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Audi Q3 has arrived in Australia with new and revised engines, subtle styling changes, more equipment and a simplified range structure. Audi’s updated compact SUV line-up features two equipment levels, the base Q3 and the high-grade Q3 Sport, each of which is available with four-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engine options...


2015 Mitsubishi ASX updated with revised styling, new technology
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2015 Mitsubishi ASX updated with revised styling, new technology

The 2015 Mitsubishi ASX gets a number of styling changes and the addition of some new technology. Mitsubishi's popular ASX SUV this week received yet another revamp including 18-inch alloy wheels, black wheel arch surrounds and a chrome tailgate finisher...


2016 Mitsubishi Challenger revealed in patent images
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2016 Mitsubishi Challenger revealed in patent images

A number of patent images of what appears to be the new-generation 2016 Mitsubishi Challenger have surfaced online. The all-new Challenger - which is based upon the underpinnings of the popular Triton ute - is a different looking beast to its workhorse sibling, and includes the Japanese brand's new "dynamic shield" design language...


The safest SUV in Australia: 2015 Kia Sorento
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The safest SUV in Australia: 2015 Kia Sorento

The 2015 Kia Sorento this week scored the fifth-highest safety crash test score in ANCAP history with a mark of 36.62 out of a possible 37, making it the safest SUV in Australia. This puts the Kia Sorento at a safety rating above any model from the Japanese brands and even the likes of Audi. Only the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes-Benz B-Class, Volvo V40 and Hyundai Genesis have scored higher...


2016 Chevrolet Cruze front-end teased
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze front-end teased

Ahead of its debut later this month, the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze for the North American market has been teased via this half-shot of its front-end. The latest-generation Cruze debuted in 2014 at the Shanghai auto show, before going on sale in China earlier this year. As hinted at by GM's top brass, the Cruze that will be made and sold in North America differs stylistically from Chinese market model (below)...