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Lexus RC F GT Concept will tackle 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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Lexus RC F GT Concept will tackle 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

The Lexus RC F GT Concept will be the luxury marque's entrant in this year's Pikes Peak Hill Climb. According to Lexus, the RC F GT Concept weighs around 1420 kilograms or at least 360kg less than the road going RC F coupe, thanks in part to a stripped out interior and the use of expensive lightweight materials throughout...


Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan leaked online
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Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan leaked online

Completely undisguised photos of the new rear-wheel drive Alfa Romeo Giulia sedan have been published online a day ahead of its official unveiling. These images were provided to and published by Carscoops. The website claims that the car pictured here is a Quadrifoglio Verde or QV model...


Range Rover turns 45: a look at an icon
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Range Rover turns 45: a look at an icon

Range Rover, the forefather of all luxury SUVs out there in market today — and still the most competent off the beaten path — turned 45 this week. The iconic British-based marque has now been in production since 1970, a year in which the almost equally segment-defining Land Rover Defender (nee Ninety) was already 22...


James Courtney announced as Holden Insignia VXR ambassador
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James Courtney announced as Holden Insignia VXR ambassador

Holden today announced that V8 Supercars driver James Courtney has been announced as the 2015 Holden Insignia VXR ambassador. Holden executive director of sales, Peter Keley announced Mr Courtney's appointment as ambassador at the local launch of the Insignia VXR in New Zealand today. “It’s great to have James Courtney on board as an ambassador for the car...


2015 Volkswagen Polo recalled for seat fault
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2015 Volkswagen Polo recalled for seat fault

Just shy of 100 2015 Volkswagen Polo models have been recalled locally due to a fault with the light cars' front seats. Affecting 96 examples of the freshly updated Volkswagen Polo, the recall relates to the backrest frames used in the front seats...


Citroen C5 Finale announced, $59,990 drive-away
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Citroen C5 Finale announced, $59,990 drive-away

Citroen Australia importer Sime Darby has announced another limited-edition version of the Citroen C5 sedan, called the C5 Finale. Just 30 units will be made available, though consider that this year Citroen is averaging about 10 C5 sales a month. The range-topping model marks the brief, and singular, return of the familiar (to Citroen fans) 150kW/450Nm 2...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 spied
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 spied

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 sports sedan has been spotted by our photographers on the streets of Germany. While our spies have managed to snap photos of the new E-Class' exterior and interior before, this is the first time they've spotted the AMG fettled model during its development...


Samsung Safety Truck makes semi-trailer partially transparent to improve overtaking safety
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Samsung Safety Truck makes semi-trailer partially transparent to improve overtaking safety

With a forward facing camera and rear-mounted television screens, the Samsung Safety Truck prototype allows drivers behind to see the road ahead and decide whether it's safe to overtake. Overtaking a semi-trailer on a single lane highway can be a tricky affair. First, you have to determine if there's traffic in the on-coming lane...


2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied with minimal camouflage
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe spied with minimal camouflage

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe has been spied wearing very little in the way of disguise on the streets of Nurburg, Germany. When our spy photographers nabbed photos of new C coupe earlier this year, both on the streets of Germany and sliding around in the northern snow, the prototypes were wearing copious quantities of swirly disguise...


2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible leaked online
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2016 Chevrolet Camaro convertible leaked online

Photos, which are claimed to be, of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro convertible were briefly published on the bow tie brand's official website ahead of its launch later this week. The images were quickly taken down, but not before fans on the Camaro6 forum managed to save a copy and republish them...


2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II pricing and specifications

The Hyundai i30 Tourer Series II launches this week, bringing a range of mid-life updates to the popular small-sized wagon. The Series II i30 wagon upgrade arrives a few months after the mid-life updated Series II i30 hatch range touched down on local shores, bringing with it new features, a new DCT dual-clutch transmission as standard, and a price increase across the trimmed-down line-up...


2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe SR pricing and specifications

The Hyundai Santa Fe SR officially launches this week as the new flagship of the company’s family SUV line-up, eight months after it premiered.  Priced from $59,990 plus on-road costs, the Santa Fe SR adds a range of performance-oriented features both outside and underneath, to make it the raciest-looking soft-roader in the school car park...


2015 Holden Insignia VXR debuts next-gen MyLink infotainment system, other brand firsts
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2015 Holden Insignia VXR debuts next-gen MyLink infotainment system, other brand firsts

The 2015 Holden Insignia VXR has been launched in Australia and debuts the next generation of Holden's MyLink infotainment system, along with several other Holden-first safety features. Built in Germany, the Holden Insignia VXR is a rebranded version of the Opel Insignia OPC, which received a facelift in 2013 and returns to Australia wearing a Holden badge...


Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux: Australia's definitive new motoring battle
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Ford Ranger v Toyota HiLux: Australia's definitive new motoring battle

I was thinking about the great Australian automotive rivalries this week. Falcon v Commodore. STi v Evo. Ferrari v Lamborghini. Specifically, in an era defined by economical small cars and practical SUVs — the latter of which are hardly exemplars of sex appeal — is there room for great Aussie ‘blue corner, red corner’ battlegrounds in our automative landscape? Think, for instance, of the great multi-generational death match between two Australian-made, hyper-inflated, sedan-bodied testosterone boosters with V8 engines delivering grunt to the rear wheels...


Porsche 918 Spyder production ends
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Porsche 918 Spyder production ends

The most technologically-advanced Porsche model of all time - the Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid hypercar - has ended its production run after 21 months. The model was always going to have a short lifespan, with the German brand stating from the outset that it would only ever build 918 examples of the petrol-electric coupe...