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2015 HSV Senator SV special edition launches from $83,990
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2015 HSV Senator SV special edition launches from $83,990

The team at Holden Special Vehicles has injected an extra dose of aggression into its luxurious Senator Signature to create the special edition 2015 HSV Senator SV. Production of the stealthily styled HSV Senator SV begins this month, with 50 confirmed for Australian enthusiasts, priced from $83,990 before on-road costs (identical to the regular Senator Signature on which it’s based), and two headed to New Zealand...


2015 Ford Mondeo will feature Wi-Fi hotspot as standard
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2015 Ford Mondeo will feature Wi-Fi hotspot as standard

The next-generation Ford Mondeo will feature Wi-Fi hotspot capability as standard thanks to its Sync 2 infotainment system. Ford has confirmed that the new Mondeo will be the third model in its lineup, after the FG X Falcon and SZ Mark II Territory, to offer Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. The Wi-Fi hotspot feature will be standard on all Mondeo models coming to Australia...


Apple working on an electric vehicle - report
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Apple working on an electric vehicle - report

According to a report there are currently several hundred Apple employees are working on a top-secret electric car project. Anonymous sources have told The Wall Street Journal that the car project was approved a year ago, with Steve Zadesky, vice president for product design, put in charge. Prior to helping to the lead the iPod and iPhone teams, Zadesky was an engineer at Ford...


Audi Prologue Avant concept for Geneva show previews aggressive future design
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Audi Prologue Avant concept for Geneva show previews aggressive future design

The Audi Prologue Avant concept to be premiered at the Geneva motor show in March previews the stylistic direction for the company’s mainstream passenger cars going forward under new(ish) design chief Marc Lichte. Continuing with a theme commenced at the LA motor show last November with the two-door Prologue Coupe concept, the Prologue Avant lays down the aggressive direction the Ingolstadt marque appears keen to head in with future wares...


BMW M4 MotoGP safety car features engine with water injection system
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BMW M4 MotoGP safety car features engine with water injection system

The BMW M4 MotoGP safety car that will be used during the 2015 season will feature an engine that's equipped with a novel water injection system. Aside from the eye-catching livery and its complement of flashing lights, the BMW M4 that will be used as a safety car during the 2015 MotoGP season has one extra trick hidden up its sleeve, or under its bonnet to be more precise: a water injection system that is said to improve performance and cut fuel consumption by reducing combustion temperatures...


Metrocab's range extended electric taxi begins service on London's streets
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Metrocab's range extended electric taxi begins service on London's streets

A new pilot fleet of electric Metrocabs has hit the streets of London, after authorities approved the first range extended electric taxi for fare paying service. Measuring 4.9 metres long, 1.8m wide and 1925mm tall, and sitting on a 3.18m wheelbase, the new Metrocab design can seat either six or seven passengers...


Aston Martin Vulcan to debut in Geneva, will be a track-only car - UPDATE
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Aston Martin Vulcan to debut in Geneva, will be a track-only car - UPDATE

A new model, dubbed the Aston Martin Vulcan, will debut at the Geneva motor show that takes place at the beginning of March. The Vulcan was announced overnight via a teaser video (above), which features the sound of roaring engines and stylised imagery of race tracks whooshing by...


2015 Bathurst 12 Hour: swan song for Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3
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2015 Bathurst 12 Hour: swan song for Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3

Last weekend's Bathurst 12 Hour was the 13th since the endurance race began in 1991. And while it will forever go down as one of the best finishes on record for Mercedes-Benz, it marked the end of an era… This year’s gruelling Mount Panorama event comprised 269 laps of the 6.213km circuit, for over 1670km and a record 20 safety car disruptions...


Mazda CX-3 preliminary pricing and specifications leaked
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Mazda CX-3 preliminary pricing and specifications leaked

Top secret preliminary pricing and specification details of the Mazda CX-3 have been leaked from a dealer source. The leaked information reveals a four-tier model range, including the high-grade sTouring and Akari variants announced yesterday, and entry- and mid-spec Neo and Maxx versions...


2015 Skoda Octavia Scout specifications revealed
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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout specifications revealed

The 2015 Skoda Octavia Scout is now available to pre-order in Australia, with the Czech car maker announcing specifications (but not pricing) for its new-generation rough-and-ready wagon. The new Octavia Scout boasts an expanded powertrain line-up that grows from a single diesel engine in the previous-generation model to two diesels and a petrol in the new range...


2015 Australian Motoring Festival : Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota promise diverse displays for inaugural event
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2015 Australian Motoring Festival : Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota promise diverse displays for inaugural event

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota will be feature brands at the inaugural Australian Motoring Festival when it kicks off in Melbourne later next month. Organisers of the four-day festival say the involvement of the three diverse brands gives motoring enthusiasts an indication of the sort of diversity they can expect from the interactive indoor and outdoor experience...


Mini confirms death of Coupe and Roadster
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Mini confirms death of Coupe and Roadster

Mini has officially confirmed production of its Coupe and Roadster models is about to come to an end. The BMW-owned British car maker says production of the two-seat twins will end as planned to create more space on the Mini Plant Oxford production line in the UK for models based on the new platform that currently underpins the three-door and five-door Cooper hatch models...


All 2015-2019 Formula One races on Fox Sports, only 10 per year on Channel Ten
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All 2015-2019 Formula One races on Fox Sports, only 10 per year on Channel Ten

Channel Ten has extended its Formula One TV rights deal until the end of 2019, but will only broadcast 10 races per year on free-to-air. All F1 races, including those shown on Ten, will be broadcast live on Fox Sports. With its current F1 TV arrangement set to expire at the end of the 2015 season, Network Ten has renegotiated its deal, extending it until the end of 2019...


Ford GT shown in silver, will be pricier and produced in smaller numbers than previous model - reports
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Ford GT shown in silver, will be pricier and produced in smaller numbers than previous model - reports

The Blue Oval brand has shown off a revised version of the Ford GT supercar at the 2015 Chicago motor show following its starring performance at last month's Detroit show. The updated model replaces the Detroit car's blue paint work with a new scheme that consists of a "liquid silver" base overlaid with titanium-coloured stripes...


Honda Australia wants to almost double sales to 60,000 by 2018
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Honda Australia wants to almost double sales to 60,000 by 2018

Never shy to announce bold targets, Honda Australia has stated a goal to get back to the magic 60,000 sales mark by 2018 — almost double where it sits today.  The stretch target, based on bold plans for the HR-V; expected three-fold growth from the ailing Civic; and continued form from the Jazz, City and Odyssey, would see Honda almost double sales over a period where it expects the market to grow only moderately at best...