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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...


Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster Concept debuts in Chicago
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Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster Concept debuts in Chicago

The Nissan 370Z Nismo Roadster Concept debuted overnight at the 2015 Chicago motor show, proving there's still a little life left in the Yokohama-based car maker's ageing sports car. Like the 370Z Nismo coupe that was unveiled at an enthusiasts' event last April, the 370Z Nismo convertible is powered by a slightly more powerful version of the company's 3...


Mazda MX-5 confirmed with 116kW 2.0-litre engine, accessories previewed
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Mazda MX-5 confirmed with 116kW 2.0-litre engine, accessories previewed

The Mazda MX-5 Accessories Concept has been unveiled at the Chicago motor show along with confirmation of the output of the production car's 2.0-litre engine. As previously speculated, the 2.0-litre SkyActiv-G four-cylinder engine will produce 116kW of power and 200Nm of torque, which is within 2kW of the same motor when it's used in Australia-bound Mazda 3 and CX-5...


Kia Trail'ster takes Soul off-road with turbo e-AWD drivetrain
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Kia Trail'ster takes Soul off-road with turbo e-AWD drivetrain

The Kia Trail'ster concept has been unveiled at the Chicago motor show with a turbocharged motor and an electric all-wheel-drive system. Based on the Kia Soul, the Trail'ster concept takes the tall-boy hatchback and adds a whole bunch of off-road styling cues. The concept isn't all show and no go, though. Under the bonnet, the Trail'ster houses a 1...


Chevrolet Bolt EV confirmed for production
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Chevrolet Bolt EV confirmed for production

General Motors has confirmed that the all-electric Chevrolet Bolt that debuted last month in concept guise is headed for production. The five-door electric hatchback, which was crafted in part by Holden designers in Australia, made its global debut last month at the Detroit motor show alongside the second-generation Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle...


Mazda CX-3 : Variant names and fuel consumption data revealed
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Mazda CX-3 : Variant names and fuel consumption data revealed

New details of the Mazda CX-3 have been revealed roughly six weeks out from its Australian launch. Mazda today confirmed the CX-3 range will be headlined by a new variant name, dubbed Akari. The line-up will also feature an sTouring grade, and likely others, with the Japanese car maker promising a “class-leading mix of model grades”...


Ford Australia dealers now offering free loan cars to all service and warranty customers - UPDATE
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Ford Australia dealers now offering free loan cars to all service and warranty customers - UPDATE

Ford Australia is now offering all customers the option of a free loan vehicle during every scheduled service or warranty claim as it continues to pump significant investments into its dealer network. Under its new plan, any private customer or Blue, Silver or Gold fleet member is eligible to book a free loaner to cover their needs while their car gets serviced...


2017 Ford Taurus and Taurus SHO spied testing in Melbourne
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2017 Ford Taurus and Taurus SHO spied testing in Melbourne

The 2017 Ford Taurus and 2017 Ford Taurus SHO have been caught by our spy photographer testing on the outskirts of Melbourne. Ford's Australian engineering arm employs about 1500 people that work on products for the Australian market, along with international markets such as China, India, Southeast Asia and South America...


Tata Motors to use Land Rover Discovery Sport platform for new SUV - report
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Tata Motors to use Land Rover Discovery Sport platform for new SUV - report

The all-new Land Rover Discovery Sport could soon spawn a cut-price, Indian-made alternative, with reports from the subcontinent suggesting a new Tata Motors SUV is on its way. Tata Motors is the parent company to British off-road specialist Land Rover, so the tie-up makes a lot of sense. A report from Autocar India claims work has already commenced on the new model, which is apparently codenamed Q501...


Lexus RC F Coupe launches at the iconic Mount Panorama race circuit
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Lexus RC F Coupe launches at the iconic Mount Panorama race circuit

This week’s launch of the Lexus RC F Coupe at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama race circuit not only adds a new halo model to the Lexus range, but also marks a new era of ‘excitement’ for the Japanese luxury carmaker, according to Lexus Australia chief executive, Sean Hanley...