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Ford unveils drugged-driving suit
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Ford unveils drugged-driving suit

Ford of Europe has come up with a driving suit that simulates what its like to drive under the influence of illicit drugs. The new suit is said to simulate some of the effects of drugs, such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and MDMA or ecstasy...


BMW i3 will soon feature an upgraded battery - report
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BMW i3 will soon feature an upgraded battery - report

The Germany luxury car maker is reportedly working on a new battery pack for the BMW i3, which is said to improve its EV driving range. According to internal sources who have spoken to Autocar, BMW is currently developing a new lithium-ion battery pack for the i3 using some new technology and techniques developed since the car's 2013 launch...


Audi readying fifth-generation hydrogen car: Audi A7 h-tron detailed
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Audi readying fifth-generation hydrogen car: Audi A7 h-tron detailed

Audi is deep in development of a fifth-generation hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle that is set to feature extended range, better performance and the ability to operate at higher temperatures. Audi's commitment to hydrogen dates back to 2004, when the company released the Audi A2H2...


Tesla Model S registrations pass 500 in Australia, eagle-eyed fans say
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Tesla Model S registrations pass 500 in Australia, eagle-eyed fans say

An eager collective of Tesla fans reckon the company has now passed the 500 sales mark in Australia, nearly a year since the electric vehicle brand made its official debut here. This may be the closest that onlookers will come to a clear picture of Tesla’s growth in Australia, with the company famous for withholding sales data for specific regions...


2016 Citroen Berlingo pricing and specifications: New tech, increased safety
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2016 Citroen Berlingo pricing and specifications: New tech, increased safety

The updated 2016 Citroen Berlingo range is now on sale in Australia, bringing new infotainment features, improved safety and limited-time drive-away prices. The update also brings a very light styling update, introducing a redesigned front bumper with the - on some models - the option of colour-coded panels and LED daytime lights...


2016 Lexus RX pricing and specifications
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2016 Lexus RX pricing and specifications

The 2016 Lexus RX launches this week, bringing to the table far more aggressive styling, a thoroughly overhauled cabin, a new base turbo engine and some markedly higher pricing that sees the price of entry climb by almost $9000. Now in its fourth generation, the new Lexus RX brings the model properly in line with Lexus’ much bolder modern styling ethos...


2016 Lexus LX570 pricing and specifications
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2016 Lexus LX570 pricing and specifications

The 2016 Lexus LX570 has arrived in dealers, and along with a new look and more equipment, it also brandishes a higher price. The new-look Lexus LX570 now kicks off from $140,500, which is $5800 more than the previous version. But, as mentioned, there's a load more kit for the cash. First off, the 5...


Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GLE SUVs recalled for wiper hazard
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class and GLE SUVs recalled for wiper hazard

Mercedes-Benz Australia has announced a recall on examples of the large M-Class (‘ML’) SUV and its GLE-badged replacement, to address a potential hazard with the front window wipers. The company reports that vehicles sold between between February 1 and October 30 this year - during the crossover period of the M-Class model’s re-christening as the GLE - may be at risk of a short-circuit situation...


Uber to go legal in NSW from December - report
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Uber to go legal in NSW from December - report

The Uber service will soon be made legal in New South Wales, according to a new report with the Daily Telegraph. Uber has long described its mobile app-based service as a platform to connect commuters with independent drivers - referred to as "partners" - but current laws in most regions of Australia make it illegal to operate as an UberX driver...


75,000 more cars with Volkswagen V6 TDI engine said to have emissions testing defeat device
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75,000 more cars with Volkswagen V6 TDI engine said to have emissions testing defeat device

The Volkswagen Group has admitted that another 75,000 cars, sold in the US with the company's 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine, have been fitted with emissions software that the Environmental Protection Agency deems to be illegal. At the beginning of November, the EPA issued its second notice of violation against the Volkswagen Group, claiming that 2014, 2015 and 2016 model year cars powered by the company's 3...


Volkswagen Phaeton's transparent factory planned for closure - report
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Volkswagen Phaeton's transparent factory planned for closure - report

New Volkswagen CEO, Matthias Muller, is reportedly pushing for the closure of the company's transparent factory in Dresden, Germany, which builds in the Volkswagen Phaeton sedan. According to a report in Wirtschafts Woche (Business Weekly), the company will discuss the future of the factory at an upcoming board meeting...


Tesla Model S recalled over seatbelt issue
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Tesla Model S recalled over seatbelt issue

The Tesla Model S is the subject of a "voluntary, proactive recall" relating to an issue with the car's seatbelt pretensioners. According to the US electric car brand, a Model S in Europe - that was not involved in an accident, and there were no injuries - was found to have a front seatbelt that was not "properly connected to the outboard lap pretensioner"...


Mercedes-Benz GLC hydrogen fuel cell SUV due in 2017 - report
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Mercedes-Benz GLC hydrogen fuel cell SUV due in 2017 - report

Daimler is reportedly preparing a hydrogen fuel cell version of the Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV, with a debut planned for 2017. Thomas Weber, the head of research and development at Daimler, told Autocar that company has set the engineering parameters for the upcoming hydrogen fuel cell electric hybrid car...


BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with new compact concept
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BMW 1 Series sedan previewed with new compact concept

1 Series sedan, 2 Series Gran Coupe… whatever badge it will eventually wear, BMW’s new small sedan has been given its first preview in China this week. Known for now as the Concept Compact Sedan, the vehicle shown at Auto Guangzhou 2015 today is likely our latest look at a car long expected, and quite regularly spied in varying degrees of disguise on European roads...


Volvo S90 sedan previewed ahead of Detroit debut
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Volvo S90 sedan previewed ahead of Detroit debut

Fresh teaser images for the new 2016 Volvo S90 sedan have been handed down tonight, offering the first official look at the Swedish carmaker’s premium new large sedan. Joining the recently launched new-generation XC90 SUV, the S90 will debut at January’s Detroit auto show, just one month show of the current S80 sedan’s 10th year on the global stage...