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Tesla axes Model S 60 and 60D
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Tesla axes Model S 60 and 60D

Tesla has announced it will discontinue the entry-level Model S 60 and 60D variants in April, leaving the 75 and 75D as the base models in the range. In a release sent out this week, the American electric vehicle manufacturer said most customers bypassed the more affordable variants...


Mercedes-Benz begins collecting safety tech data on Australian roads
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Mercedes-Benz begins collecting safety tech data on Australian roads

Mercedes-Benz has begun gathering data for its upcoming active safety and driver assistance systems in Australia, in conjunction with the company's research and development team based in Sindelfingen, Germany...


2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, arriving in May - UPDATE
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2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, arriving in May - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article stated all Civic hatch models come equipped with chrome exhaust tips. However, this is not the case - only RS models have chrome exhaust outlets. Australian pricing and initial details for the new 2017 Honda Civic hatch range have been detailed this week, before going on sale in May...


Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police - UPDATE
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Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police - UPDATE

Update - Victoria Police have issued a statement regarding the potential for Mercedes-AMG models to replace the current high-performance fleet of locally-made vehicles. See bottom of article for details Victoria Police has welcomed the Mercedes-AMG E43 to its highway patrol fleet...


2017 Honda CR-V seven-seater teased in Thailand
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2017 Honda CR-V seven-seater teased in Thailand

The next-generation 2017 Honda CR-V has been teased in Thailand, with seven seats and a turbo-diesel engine. As reported by Paul Tan's Automotive News in Malaysia, the new CR-V teased during the Thai launch of the Civic hatch differs slightly from the recently-revealed US-market model, which is five seats only and doesn't offer the option of a diesel mill...


Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production
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Pininfarina-styled HKG H600 concept headed for production

The Hybrid Kinetic Group is planning to launch its H600 sedan in the US by the end of the decade, according to a new report. In a new article published by industry journal Automotive News, board member Carter Yeung says the concept car unveiled at the Geneva motor show earlier this month is a strong indication of what the production version will look like...


Mazda rotary patents discovered online
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Mazda rotary patents discovered online

Mazda has filed two patents for new drivetrains incorporating a rotary engine, but fans of the RX-7 and RX-8 sports cars may be a little disappointed with the engine's application. The patents were discovered on the US Patent and Trademark Office's website and published by Autoblog...


2019 Bentley Flying Spur mule spied
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2019 Bentley Flying Spur mule spied

A mule of the next-generation Bentley Flying Spur luxury sedan has been spotted undergoing extreme cold weather testing. The new Flying Spur sedan, as well as the next-generation Continental coupe and convertible, will shift from their current front- and all-wheel drive platform, shared with the departed Volkswagen Phaeton, to the MSB component matrix for rear- and all-wheel drive cars...


2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5: Australian details
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2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5: Australian details

Initial Australian specifications for the 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' range have been detailed ahead of its July launch. Pricing, the car maker's local arm says, is still to be finalised. For the new model year, the Golf hatch and wagon range receive a number of added features, along with the availability of new technologies normally reserved for high-end luxury cars...


Stephan Winkelmann on Audi Sport goals and huge opportunities: interview
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Stephan Winkelmann on Audi Sport goals and huge opportunities: interview

"If we could create the excitement that we did with the first Audi R8, that would be perfect," says Audi Sport boss, Stephan Winkelmann. Stephan Winkelmann might have been born in Berlin, but he grew up in Rome. And, as the former President and CEO of the now thriving Italian super sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini for more than a decade, take it from me, he’s three parts Italian and one part German...


Bosch Australia video showcases 'Highly Automated Driving' system: interview
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Bosch Australia video showcases 'Highly Automated Driving' system: interview

The Australian arm of technology specialist and automotive supplier Bosch has this week released a new video highlighting the features of its latest Highly Automated Driving (HAD) vehicle...


LDV T60 ute on sale in Australia from October
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LDV T60 ute on sale in Australia from October

The all-new LDV T60 ute has been confirmed for an October launch in Australia, and is expected by the Chinese company to become its top-selling model locally. From launch, the T60 will offer a range of variants, including 4x4 dual cabs, along with 2WD and 4x4 cab chassis bodies. Manual and automatic transmissions will be available, in a mix of two trim and equipment levels...


Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio special editions celebrate 60 years of production
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Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio special editions celebrate 60 years of production

The Maserati GranTurismo and GranCabrio special editions have been revealed, celebrating the 60th anniversary of production for the Italian marque. Starting at $309,990 before on-road costs for the GranTurismo coupe and $349,990 plus ORCs for the GranCabrio drop-top, the Maserati special editions mark 60 years since the launch of the company's first series-production road car - the 3500GT...


Audi A5, Hyundai Ioniq, Volvo S90 awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings
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Audi A5, Hyundai Ioniq, Volvo S90 awarded five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The new Audi A5, Hyundai Ioniq and Volvo S90 have all been given five-star safety ratings by independent crash testing authority ANCAP this week. With the S90 already on sale here, the A5 and Ioniq have been awarded the top safety scores ahead of their launches Down Under, while the smaller Hyundai i20 - which is sold in New Zealand but not Australia - fell short of the full five stars, achieving only four...


Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider
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Audi’s first electric SUV won’t be its most expensive high-rider

Audi is set to introduce three all-new electric vehicles by 2020, and the company’s chairman, Rupert Stadler, reckons the market is ready for it. Audi’s first pure EV will be a “pure electric SUV with a luxury character”, Stadler said when speaking to Australian media at the 2017 Geneva motor show – but he confirmed that it won’t be the most expensive SUV in the company’s line-up...