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Volvo V60 Cross Country pricing and specifications
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Volvo V60 Cross Country pricing and specifications

The rough-and-tumble Volvo V60 Cross Country has landed in Australia in a single diesel-powered specification. The high-riding, off-road-ready wagon – officially called the Volvo V60 Cross Country D4 Luxury – is priced at $63,375 plus on-road costs, making it $5600 more than the V60 D4 Luxury on which it’s based...


2016 Volvo V40 Cross Country pricing and specifications
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2016 Volvo V40 Cross Country pricing and specifications

The 2016 Volvo V40 Cross Country has arrived in Australia with enhanced connectivity features and slightly higher prices. The price of both Volvo V40 Cross Country variants increases by $1230 for the 2016 model year, with the D4 Luxury now $49,220 and the T5 Luxury $54,220 (both plus on-road costs)...


'Dieselgate' movie rights snapped up by Leonardo DiCaprio - report
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'Dieselgate' movie rights snapped up by Leonardo DiCaprio - report

We all knew it was coming, but few would have seen it coming about quite so quickly: the film rights to the so-called ‘dieselgate’ scandal have reportedly been snapped up by Hollywood. It’s been just 25 days since news that a number of diesel-powered Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda models had been fitted with advanced emissions test-cheating software, uncovered by a group of university researchers who had initially set out to demonstrate the advantages of diesel powertrains...


2016 Volkswagen Passat pricing and specifications
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2016 Volkswagen Passat pricing and specifications

The all-new Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon have finally arrived in Australia, with the company hopeful of increasing its share of the stagnant mid-sized passenger car market. The German answer to the Mazda 6, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai Sonata and Subaru Liberty has been given a wholesale makeover for its ‘B8’ generation, being essentially new from the ground up...


BMW M2 revealed, Australian debut likely for first half 2016
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BMW M2 revealed, Australian debut likely for first half 2016

BMW’s mad M3 and M4 performance mid-sizers now have an ankle-devouring little brother, with the 2016 BMW M2 coupe officially revealed today. First of its name, the new king of the 2 Series range arrives as a successor to the 1 Series M coupe revealed in 2011...


Subaru WRX STI NR4 ready for Australian racers
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Subaru WRX STI NR4 ready for Australian racers

Subaru’s special WRX STI NR4 race car, announced in July, is now available in Australia - and eight examples have been sold already. Imported in base form by Subaru Australia and enhanced by longtime racing partner Possum Bourne Motorsport (PBMS), the NR4 is a competition-only offering. The new special’s name comes from the FIA’s new NR4 regulations, which replace the previous N4 and R4 classes...


Ferrari intends to use RACE ticker symbol after stock float
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Ferrari intends to use RACE ticker symbol after stock float

Yesterday Fiat Chrysler (FCA) gave more details about its plans to float and spin off Ferrari from the Italian-American car making conglomerate. At present FCA controls 90 percent of Ferrari, with the remaining 10 percent held by Piero Ferrari. FCA plans to offer 17,175,000 shares, or about nine percent of Ferrari's common stock, to institutional and private investors for between US$48 and US$52 ($66 and $71) per share...


2017 Honda Civic Type R spy photos
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2017 Honda Civic Type R spy photos

The next-generation Honda Civic Type R has been snapped by our photographers on and the around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. While the current-generation Civic Type R hatch was only unveiled in production form earlier this year at the Geneva motor show, the next-gen hot hatch has just been spotted undergoing testing and evaluation on the famed German race track...


Ferrari F12 TdF unveiled
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Ferrari F12 TdF unveiled

After a slew of spy photos and leaks, the limited edition Ferrari F12 TdF has been unveiled. Just 799 copies of the Ferrari F12 TdF will be built, and each one is powered by a 6.3-litre V12 that's been tuned to deliver 574kW of power and 705Nm of torque, with around 565Nm available from 2500rpm. That's up from the 544kW and 689Nm available on the standard F12 Berlinetta...


BMW M2 leaked ahead of debut
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BMW M2 leaked ahead of debut

UPDATE: The M2 has now been officially revealed. Get it all here. Photos and details of the BMW M2 sports coupe have been leaked ahead of its debut later today. Overnight Jalopnik published scans supplied by reader eightythird from the latest edition of Auto Express, which details the latest addition to BMW's M performance vehicles...


Citroen Berlingo run-out offer saves $4500
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Citroen Berlingo run-out offer saves $4500

Run-out versions of Citroen Berlingo are now available with savings of more than $4500 as the French brand prepares to launch an updated version of its compact van later this year. Citroen Australia is offering driveaway prices on remaining stock of its diesel-powered Berlingo long-body vans, advertising them for $26,000 for the five-speed manual and $30,000 for the six-speed semi-automatic...


Incoming Volkswagen Australia boss discusses ‘dieselgate' and beyond
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Incoming Volkswagen Australia boss discusses ‘dieselgate' and beyond

To say incoming Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) managing director Michael Bartsch is taking the reins at a perilous time for the company would be something of an understatement. But the Australian national, who has worked in the US for the past 12 years and led the Porsche Cars and Infiniti regions there, has made his case that the key to navigating the ‘dieselgate’ furore is to keep calm, get the full story, and press on...


BMW 340i 40 Year Edition marks four decades of the 3 Series
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BMW 340i 40 Year Edition marks four decades of the 3 Series

BMW Australia is marking the 40th anniversary of the 3 Series with a limited-run of the exclusive BMW 340i 40 Year Edition. BMW will offer just 40 of the 340i 40 Year Edition vehicles in our market. Arriving in showrooms in the coming days, the limited edition cars will cost $97,900 plus on-road costs, positioning them $8000 above the regular 340i sedan, the flagship of the updated 3 Series range...


New Hyundai Tucson gets weekend-warrior upgrade for SEMA show
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New Hyundai Tucson gets weekend-warrior upgrade for SEMA show

The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson has been given a major off-roading overhaul for next month’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, by the Rockstar Performance Garage. Shown here in a digitally enhanced image produced by well-known automotive ‘photochopper’ and rendering artist Jon Sibal, the one-off Hyundai Tucson special picks up a long list of enhancements...


ACCC moves to block taxi industry’s Uber-rivalling iHail app
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ACCC moves to block taxi industry’s Uber-rivalling iHail app

The taxi industry’s latest effort to tackle ride-sharing services, a new app called iHail, could soon be blocked after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) this week detailed concerns over its impact on competition in the market. The iHail app is a joint venture project developed by Yellow Cabs, Silver Top Taxi Service, Black and White Cabs, Suburban Taxis and Cabcharge...