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2017 World Car of the Year: Jaguar F-Pace Britain's first winner
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2017 World Car of the Year: Jaguar F-Pace Britain's first winner

The 2017 World Car of the Year award winners have been announced this week at the New York motor show, with the Jaguar F-Pace taking top honours. Jaguar's first SUV took out the flagship World Car of the Year award, making the F-Pace the first British car to take the overall win since the awards were inaugurated in 2003...


2018 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs
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2018 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2018 Skoda Octavia range have been released this week, bringing new driver assistance technologies, upgraded infotainment and increased value to the Czech liftback and wagon. Prices are slightly up on last year's model, with the entry-level 110TSI manual liftback kicking off $500 higher at $23,490 before on-road costs, topping out at $43,990 for the DSG-equipped RS 135TDI wagon (up $1000)...


Genesis GV80 Concept unveiled
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Genesis GV80 Concept unveiled

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, has finally unveiled a first look at its SUV strategy, which will see two high-riding models in production before the end of 2020. The South Korean brand used this week's New York motor show to unveil the Genesis GV80, an SUV based on the G80 architecture that should see it rival models like the BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE and Lexus RX...


Subaru Ascent concept: Seven-seat Tribeca replacement unveiled
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Subaru Ascent concept: Seven-seat Tribeca replacement unveiled

The Subaru Ascent concept, heralded last year by the Viziv-7 show car, has debuted at this week's New York motor show. Previewing the long-expected replacement for the Tribeca crossover, the Ascent concept is 5050mm long, 1989mm wide, 1839mm tall, and rides on a 2972mm wheelbase...


2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter
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2018 Hyundai Sonata unveiled, Australian launch set for third quarter

The smartly facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata is gearing up for its Australian release later this year with a host of mechanical, cosmetic and interior changes that will see a revitalisation of the Toyota Camry rival in the medium can segment. In the first three months of this year, Hyundai Australia has sold just 168 Sonatas, down 72...


Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior revealed for New York
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Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior revealed for New York

The Nissan Rogue Trail Warrior Project has been revealed ahead of this week's New York motor show, taking the SUV's all-round capabilities to the next level. Based on the facelifted US-market Rogue, known here as the X-Trail, the Trail Warrior features a full khaki-coloured snow track system and a custom exterior camo wrap...


2017 Audi Q5 pricing and specs: More power, more tech - and a fair bit lighter
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2017 Audi Q5 pricing and specs: More power, more tech - and a fair bit lighter

The all-new second-generation 2017 Audi Q5 has landed well ahead of customer car deliveries in June, promising to be better than its predecessor in every way. Audi’s best-selling SUV ever has been further honed, with an edgier design, more space and more advanced engines, as well as more technology to regain its market-leading position...


2018 Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder revealed, Australian launch price confirmed
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2018 Jaguar F-Type four-cylinder revealed, Australian launch price confirmed

Jaguar has revealed its anticipated four-cylinder F-Type, debuting as the new entry engine in the recently updated Coupe and Convertible lines. The new engine option will come to Australia in the fourth quarter of 2017, available in basic F-Type and up-spec R-Dynamic grades for both body styles...


2017 BMW 5 Series scores five-star ANCAP safety rating - UPDATE
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2017 BMW 5 Series scores five-star ANCAP safety rating - UPDATE

Update - This story is developing. BMW has confirmed that Australian-market 5 Series and 7 Series models are indeed equipped with driver's knee airbags, despite ANCAP's report. We'll update this story again as details clear up The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been awarded a full five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP - though, for the time-being, the rating applies only to the 520d variant...


Toyota FT-4X concept surfaces ahead of New York debut
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Toyota FT-4X concept surfaces ahead of New York debut

The ruggedly futuristic Toyota FT-4X has been revealed in leaked images circulating online, ahead of its official debut at this week's New York motor show. Looking like a cross between an FJ Cruiser, a Jeep Wrangler, and several other boxy crossovers, the FT-4X is a fully-functional concept car that is actually smaller than the C-HR, though it rides on the same Toyota New Global Architecture (TNGA) that underpins the company's smallest SUV...


Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Full details finally revealed
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Dodge Challenger SRT Demon: Full details finally revealed

The endlessly teased Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been fully revealed and detailed ahead of its debut at the 2017 New York motor show. With its fat tyres, vast Air-Grabber bonnet scoop, wheel arch flares, and 89mm wider body, the new Challenger SRT Demon makes the Hellcat seem positively tame...


LDV D90 goes official with world premiere in Australia
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LDV D90 goes official with world premiere in Australia

The big new LDV D90 has made its first public appearance anywhere in the world, right here in Australia. As revealed previously, Chinese manufacturer SAIC had brought a number of new 2018 LDV D90 SUVs to Australia for chassis testing and electronics configuration, ahead of its global launch later this year...


Hyundai i30 N enters final testing, November Australian launch likely
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Hyundai i30 N enters final testing, November Australian launch likely

Hyundai’s imminent i30 N hot hatch has entered a new stage of final testing ahead of its global rollout late this year, including an expected Australian launch in November. The Korean company entered its first proper hot hatch - a rival for the Golf GTI, Civic Type R and Focus ST/RS - in the VLN endurance race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany, last weekend...


Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept revealed - UPDATE
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Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept revealed - UPDATE

The big new Infiniti QX80 Monograph concept has been given a full digital debut today, after having first been previewed last week. Beauty and the Beast rolled into one big luxury barge, the QX80 Monograph nonetheless delivers a more resolved look than the model currently offered in Australia, with themes that draw it closer to the brand's latest styling...


MG E-Motion concept teased, circular MG badge appears
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MG E-Motion concept teased, circular MG badge appears

Images of the MG E-Motion concept have surfaced online this week, hinting at a new sports car for the Chinese-owned British brand ahead of a likely debut at the Shanghai motor show next week. The slinky coupe is believed to be an electric sports car, based on parent company SAIC Motor's electric vehicle platform...