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Genesis G90 revealed in Korea: Hyundai unveils new flagship sedan
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Genesis G90 revealed in Korea: Hyundai unveils new flagship sedan

Hyundai has unveiled its big new Genesis G90 sedan, ahead of an early 2016 launch into the Korean market - where it will be known as the EQ900. The new model’s world premiere comes just one month after the carmaker announced it would transform its Genesis marque into a new standalone luxury brand, just as Lexus, Infiniti and the new DS brand represent the premium efforts of Toyota, Nissan and Citroen...


Ford Mustang Australia: Extra cars sought, sustained success expected
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Ford Mustang Australia: Extra cars sought, sustained success expected

Ford Australia says it wants more supply of its hugely popular Mustang and “has the attention of Detroit” in its search for opportunities, but has made clear that the company can only make so many. The company announced last week that its stock of all-new Ford Mustang coupe and convertibles for 2016 were spoken for — 4000 units in total, with most being 303kW/525Nm 5...


Fiat 124 Spider Abarth on its way: Hot roadster spied testing
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Fiat 124 Spider Abarth on its way: Hot roadster spied testing

Plans are underway for the production of a performance-orientated Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, with the Italian company set to expand the sub-brand’s offerings. CarAdvice believes that the launch of the Mazda MX-5-based Fiat 124 Spider next year will be followed by a performance version of the two-seat roadster with a more powerful engine, retuned suspension and other assorted Abarth enhancements...


Ford Everest one-off fire no cause for buyer concern, says Australian CEO
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Ford Everest one-off fire no cause for buyer concern, says Australian CEO

Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman has encouraged buyers not to lose trust in the brand following the one-off fire that destroyed a new Ford Everest on test with a News Limited journalist last week. The Blue Oval's inquest yesterday found that the Ford Everest fire, which made global waves last week, was an isolated incident stemming from the incorrect fitment of a battery, and has thereby deemed any recall unnecessary...


Volkswagen brand chairman to talk electric future, reveal concept at CES
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Volkswagen brand chairman to talk electric future, reveal concept at CES

The head of Volkswagen’s passenger car brand will use January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to offer new insight into the company’s vision for an electrified future. Earlier this year, it was confirmed that former BMW executive Dr. Herbert Diess, now chairman of the board of management for Volkswagen Passenger Cars, would present a keynote address at CES, but the details of his speech had not yet been revealed...


Japanese brands dominate 2016 North American Car and Utility/Truck of the Year finals
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Japanese brands dominate 2016 North American Car and Utility/Truck of the Year finals

Four vehicles from Japanese manufacturers are among the six finalists in the 2016 North American Car and Truck/Utility of the Year awards. Honda has contenders in both categories, with the all-new Civic small sedan and coupe in the running for the Car of the Year prize and the large Pilot SUV a chance for the Truck/Utility of the Year gong...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior revealed

The interior of the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been revealed today, marking the first official preview of the German carmaker’s new-generation large car. A glance at the new E-Class dash reveals few surprises, with the car’s interior designers following the lead of its exterior stylists in taking their cues from the popular new C-Class and big S-Class limousine...


Lexus Australia appoints Peter McGregor to CEO role: Hanley rejoins Toyota in sales role
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Lexus Australia appoints Peter McGregor to CEO role: Hanley rejoins Toyota in sales role

Lexus Australia welcomes a new Chief Executive Officer this week, with Peter McGregor stepping into the role as successor to outgoing CEO Sean Hanley. McGregor comes to the job from Toyota where he worked in marketing, franchise development, regional operations and product planning...


Honda S2000 successor in early stages of R&D - report
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Honda S2000 successor in early stages of R&D - report

Honda engineers are reportedly in the early stages of research and development for a new-generation Honda S2000 convertible sports car. Autocar reports workers form the Japanese car maker’s advanced engineering department recently attended an S2000 owners’ meet in the British Isles to talk with enthusiasts about the car to inform their decisions in terms of positioning the mooted new model and how the company can best reconnect with its fan base...


Ford Mustang pricing jumps with exchange rate changes
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Ford Mustang pricing jumps with exchange rate changes

Australian pricing on the new Ford Mustang has risen by as much as $2500, thanks for the most part to currency exchange rates. Buyers that have already placed orders for the now sold-out 2015 and 2016 build runs are safe from the increase, however, with Ford confirming that the pricing changes affect only new orders...


Ford Australia Proving Ground turns 50, future still looks bright
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Ford Australia Proving Ground turns 50, future still looks bright

Ford Australia’s world-renowned Lara Proving Ground west of Melbourne recently turned 50, and the company this week used the milestone to again remind us that research, development and design of global vehicles would continue here unabated, long-term...


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS pricing and specifications
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLS pricing and specifications

The Mercedes-Benz GLS will bring new levels of style and luxury to the German car maker’s flagship SUV range when the revamped (and rebadged) model arrives in Australian showrooms in April. The GLS takes the place of the outgoing GL, with the new naming structure more directly aligning the full-size SUV with the S-Class limousine, following the lead of the GLA/A-Class, GLC/C-Class and GLE/E-Class...


BMW i8 Spyder nearing production, concept bound for CES - report
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BMW i8 Spyder nearing production, concept bound for CES - report

A showroom-ready production version of the BMW i8 Spyder, first revealed as a concept in early 2012, is reportedly nearing debut. Revealed even before its coupe sibling had entered production, the i8 Spyder had nonetheless never been given a green light, with concerns over the application of its carbon fibre-reinforced plastic body in a convertible form understood to be the project’s main hurdle...


Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Evoque recalled
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Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Evoque recalled

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has issued a recall notice for variants in all three of its Range Rover model lines, affecting 261 vehicles in total. For the big Range Rover and its Range Rover Sport sibling, 21 models built between June 1-12 this year have been recalled for a defective seatbelt latch...


2016 Audi A3 sedan facelift spied testing
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2016 Audi A3 sedan facelift spied testing

A newly refreshed 2016 Audi A3 sedan has been caught out-and-about this week, undergoing cold-weather testing in Europe. The first of its name, Audi’s A3 sedan debuted at the 2013 New York auto show, after first appearing as a concept way back in 2011. With styling themes borrowed both from its hatch sibling and the larger A4, the A3 sedan was developed as a new lifestyle-focused option in the premium small-car segment...