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Toyota Rukus axed from Australian line-up
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Toyota Rukus axed from Australian line-up

The Toyota Rukus has been axed from the local line-up on the back of dwindling demand for the boxy small car. Toyota Australia product public relations manager Steve Coughlan confirmed the decision had been made “in line with customer demand … to cease Australian production of the model next month”...


Suzuki Vitara pricing and specifications
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Suzuki Vitara pricing and specifications

The Suzuki Vitara returns this week to the booming small SUV segment it helped create way back in 1988, armed with interesting design and some very sharp pricing. The reborn Suzuki Vitara serves as a companion model to the S-Cross crossover, and shares that car’s architecture and mechanicals...


Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport goes official to celebrate 40th anniversary - UPDATE
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Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport goes official to celebrate 40th anniversary - UPDATE

When Volkswagen revealed its extra-hot Golf GTI Clubsport in May and called it a concept, fans might have expected a few changes before any leap to production. Not so, it turns out. Today, the German carmaker has revealed the final showroom version of that so-called ‘concept’, and you’d be hard pressed to spot the difference...


Lotus 3-Eleven clocks 7:06 Nurburgring lap: “seven minutes flat” within reach
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Lotus 3-Eleven clocks 7:06 Nurburgring lap: “seven minutes flat” within reach

The new Lotus 3-Eleven appears to have lived up to the claims of its engineers, recording a lightning-quick lap time at the famed Nurburgring circuit during testing. Revealing the new sports car at June’s Goodwood Festival of Speed, Lotus declared the 336kW, sub-900kg 3-Eleven its quickest-ever offering, with a 0-60mph (0-96km/h) time “under three seconds”...


2016 Audi R8 LMS now available for order
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2016 Audi R8 LMS now available for order

The Audi R8 LMS race car has gone on sale after its debut earlier this year at the Geneva motor show. Audi claims that about half the parts in the track-only R8 LMS are shared with the road-going R8. The LMS is compliant with the FIA's latest GT3 race specs, which start taking effect next year and will be in force until at least 2018...


2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon revealed for Frankfurt motor show
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2016 Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon revealed for Frankfurt motor show

The ‘Sports Tourer’ wagon companion to the all-new 2016 Opel Astra hatch has been revealed online today, ahead of an unveiling at this month’s Frankfurt motor show. Earlier spy shots had revealed more than a little of the new wagon’s shape, and of course the June unveiling of the new hatch offered buyers their first look at the next-generation Astra design...


Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio dash 'revealed', styling detailed in new video
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio dash 'revealed', styling detailed in new video

Alfa Romeo has given its new Giulia Quadrifoglio something of a second unveiling today, 'revealing' the performance sedan’s dash for the first time. The first time officially, that is. Photos of the new model’s cabin have not been hard to come by, but, before today, the Italian marque had not officially showcased the interior design...


2015 Frankfurt motor show: What to expect - UPDATE
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2015 Frankfurt motor show: What to expect - UPDATE

Germany's biennial Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) is comfortably the world's largest motor show, with a huge 881,100 visitors browsing the displays of over 1000 exhibitors in 2013. Known to many as the Frankfurt motor show, the IAA has hosted the debut of many key global models in recent decades...


Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder confirmed for Frankfurt
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Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder confirmed for Frankfurt

The Italian supercar maker has confirmed that it will be debuting the Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder at this year's Frankfurt motor show. For the past week, Lamborghini has been telling enthusiasts and members of the press "that the sky will never be same" after its press conference at next week's motor show...


ANCAP crash test results: Audi TT scores four stars, Mazda 2 and CX-3 get five
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ANCAP crash test results: Audi TT scores four stars, Mazda 2 and CX-3 get five

In what is surely a confusing outcome for all involved, the Mazda CX-3 has managed to score the maximum five-star crash rating courtesy of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) less than a week after it was announced the model scored four stars in Euro NCAP testing...


Jaguar Land Rover shows off new prototype hybrid and EV drivetrain modules
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Jaguar Land Rover shows off new prototype hybrid and EV drivetrain modules

At the 2015 CENEX Low Carbon Vehicle event in the UK, Jaguar Land Rover has demonstrated a new set of electrified vehicle systems, which may influence future production vehicles. The three drivetrains on display at CENEX stretched from a diesel mild-hybrid and a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid through to a full electric powertrain...


2016 Bentley Mulsanne facelift and LWB spy photos
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2016 Bentley Mulsanne facelift and LWB spy photos

While the Bentayga SUV is hogging the headlines, the company's engineers are currently busy testing a facelift for the Bentley Mulsanne, which, as these photos show, will be available in a new long wheelbase derivative...


2016 Hyundai Elantra revealed ahead of Australian launch next year
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2016 Hyundai Elantra revealed ahead of Australian launch next year

The brand-new 2016 Hyundai Elantra has been unveiled today during a special ceremony at the company’s main research and development centre in Namyang, South Korea. Shown in Korean-market ‘Avante’ form, the new Elantra will make its world premiere at November’s Los Angeles motor show, before going on to an Australian launch in the first half of 2016...


2016 Toyota Prius revealed, Australian launch set for early next year
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2016 Toyota Prius revealed, Australian launch set for early next year

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius is now officially out in the open, revealed at a special event in Las Vegas today ahead of an Australian launch set to occur early next year. Today’s unveiling comes after what has quite literally been years of rumours, reports, speculative renderings and, most recently, a series of leaked images...


2016 BMW 3 Series pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW 3 Series pricing and specifications

The first-ever three-cylinder BMW 3 Series will cost $54,900 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australian showrooms towards the end of this year. Powered by the 100kW/220Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine familiar from the 2 Series Active Tourer and the Mini Cooper, the BMW 318i sedan will land in November, a few weeks after the rest of the overhauled line-up that launches locally next month...