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Jaguar F-Type British Design: $166,650 special bound for Australia
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Jaguar F-Type British Design: $166,650 special bound for Australia

Jaguar has revealed a new styling-focused special version of its F-Type sports car, dubbed British Design Edition. The new supercharged V6-powered special will make its way to Australia in the second quarter of 2016, with a starting price of $166,650 plus on-road costs. The new special will be available in four forms: three Coupes and one Convertible, each based on the 280kW F-Type V6 S model...


2016 Nissan Kicks SUV confirmed, ‘global’ launch planned
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2016 Nissan Kicks SUV confirmed, ‘global’ launch planned

The little Nissan Kicks concept is on its way to production at last, with a global launch set to begin with Latin American markets this year. Revealed at the 2014 Sao Paulo auto show in Brazil, the Kicks was initially seen as a preview for a potential new compact SUV offering in South America and other emerging markets...


Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come to Ford Sync 3, Fiat Chrysler UConnect

The list of carmakers offering connectivity with the new Apple CarPlay and Android Auto infotainment platforms has grown again, with Ford and Fiat Chrysler both making major announcements at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. For Ford, the move marks an anticipated upgrade to its new Sync 3 system, which was revealed last year and is locked in for an Australian launch sometime next year...


GM commits to driverless future with $694m Lyft ride-share investment
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GM commits to driverless future with $694m Lyft ride-share investment

Holden parent General Motors has revealed a new look at where it sees the future of daily commuting, announcing a US$500 million (AU$694m) investment into startup ride-sharing company Lyft - with a significant focus on driverless technology. Although it has yet to arrive in Australia (a local debut is understood to be on the cards) Lyft has been operating in the US since 2012 as a direct rival to the well-known Uber service...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed in leaked images
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class revealed in leaked images

The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has surfaced again, this time in a set of glossy marketing shots published in the German press. These new images follow a series of teaser shots that saw the new 2016 E-Class spied behind the company’s stylists, along with an official look at the big new Merc’s interior a week earlier...


Faraday Future EV concept: self-driving hypercar leaked
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Faraday Future EV concept: self-driving hypercar leaked

1000 horsepower hypercar surfaces with iPhone app leak Batmobile-styled EV claims 0-100km/h below three seconds An iTunes App Store screw up has given the world an early look at mysterious Faraday Future’s first concept, due to be unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...


BMW planning driverless tech for centenary celebrations - report
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BMW planning driverless tech for centenary celebrations - report

BMW may be planning to reveal a new stage in its development of driverless vehicle technology this year, according to reports out of the UK. The carmaker has already revealed automated remote parking technologies, first with a prototype version of the i3 city car and more recently with the new 7 Series sedan...


More Aussies choosing roadtrip holidays: survey
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More Aussies choosing roadtrip holidays: survey

More Australians are choosing roadtrips over foreign destinations for their family holidays, and more than half of a new survey’s respondents are driving more than 1000 kilometres to get there. A new survey of 1000 Australian families, commissioned by Ford, has found that 77 per cent had opted for a tour of this country’s most famous sights and drives, including Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef and the Great Ocean Road...


Hyundai grabs Lamborghini brand director for Genesis luxury play
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Hyundai grabs Lamborghini brand director for Genesis luxury play

Hyundai has confirmed the appointment of former Lamborghini brand executive Manfred Fitzgerald to the top spot for its new luxury marque, Genesis. Although most recently focused on his own consultancy business, 52 year-old Fitzgerald was previously the director of brand and design at Lamborghini, where he worked for 12 years...


2016 Pagani Huayra: hardcore limited-edition supercar teased
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2016 Pagani Huayra: hardcore limited-edition supercar teased

A more aggressive, more hardcore version of the twin-turbocharged V12 Pagani Huayra has been teased ahead of its 2016 reveal. Previewed via Pagani Automobili’s official Facebook page, attached to the hashtag “huayrabc”, the new variant is expected to be unveiled in full at this year’s Geneva motor show in March...


Alpine sports car to be revealed in February
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Alpine sports car to be revealed in February

February is likely to see Renault’s reborn Alpine marque unveil its first new model in decades, if a new Twitter post is anything to go by. Posted on New Year’s Eve, the tweet mysteriously suggested that something special will occur on February 16. “We wanted to announce our come back but some would say we never left,” the sports brand posted...


Tesla cracks 50,000 deliveries in 2015
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Tesla cracks 50,000 deliveries in 2015

Tesla delivered a record-setting 17,400 vehicles in the fourth quarter of 2015, taking its annual total to 50,580. Of the total Q4 sales, 17,192 were Model S’, which is a figure 48 per cent greater than the previous quarterly record. It’s also 75 per cent higher than the Q4 tally for 2014...


Audi Q2 and new Q5 locked in for 2016, full-electric SUV due 2018
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Audi Q2 and new Q5 locked in for 2016, full-electric SUV due 2018

The coming of a new 2016 Audi Q2 has been announcing this week, at last confirming reports that the carmaker has overcome an earlier trademark issue. Speaking on the company’s upcoming investment plans, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler also confirmed a debut this year for the new 2016 Audi Q5 mid-sized SUV...


2017 BMW X3 spy photos - UPDATE
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2017 BMW X3 spy photos - UPDATE

The next-generation BMW X3 SUV has been photographed out on the road once again this week. The new third-generation X3 will use a version of the flexible rear-wheel drive platform employed by the new 7 Series. In time, that component set will underpin everything from the 3 Series to 7 Series, and from the X3 to the big new X7...


Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept teased ahead of CES debut
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Volkswagen Budd-e EV concept teased ahead of CES debut

A second teaser for the new Volkswagen Budd-e concept has been released ahead of its unveiling at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The new concept was first teased in December, with signs at the time pointing to a second go at the Volkswagen Bulli concept of 2011...