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Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition adds value, sharp pricing
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Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition adds value, sharp pricing

Nissan Australia has bumped up the value equation of its popular Qashqai SUV with the release of a special edition, the Nissan Qashqai N-Sport Special Edition. With $1800 worth of included accessories, the N-Sport Special Edition gains 18-inch alloy wheels (over the standard 17-inch rims) plus a host of what the company is calling ‘ice chrome’ detailing to distinguish it from the standard spec Qashqai...


2015-16 Citroen C5, DS4, DS5 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE
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2015-16 Citroen C5, DS4, DS5 recalled for starter motor fix - UPDATE

Citroen has issued a recall for 84 examples its C5, DS4 and DS5 models sold between May 2015 and August 2016 over concerns a faulty connection to the starter motor could cause a short circuit. The French manufacturer reports the 12-Volt connection lug for the start motor may be fitted incorrectly, and could touch a metal component...


VFACTS 2017, January to June: New vehicle sales on record pace
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VFACTS 2017, January to June: New vehicle sales on record pace

Australia’s new vehicle market is now on track to grow over last year’s all-time annual record tally of 1,178,133 units. The blistering June 2017 result of 134,171 units (up 4.4 per cent) propelled cumulative half-year (H1) sales to 599,552, a number that is 1412 units (or 0.2 per cent) higher than the market stood at the same time last year...


Land Rover open to new Range Rover model to take on Bentayga
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Land Rover open to new Range Rover model to take on Bentayga

Land Rover management is open to the idea of a new range-topping Range Rover model to take on the likes of the Bentley Bentayga and Rolls-Royce's upcoming crossover. Automotive News Europe asked Gerry McGovern, head of design at Land Rover, at the publication's annual congress event if it was considering entering the super-luxury crossover segment...


2018 Peugeot 508 interior and exterior spied
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2018 Peugeot 508 interior and exterior spied

The next-generation Peugeot 508 sedan has been spied again during hot weather testing in southern Europe. This time, though, the spy photographers have managed to snap a photo of the car's interior. As expected, the new range-topping four-door has an i-Cockpit cabin that's heavily influenced by jet fighters...


Ferrari to build SUV crossover - report
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Ferrari to build SUV crossover - report

Ferrari has seemingly bowed to the inevitable and is working on a ‘secret’ project that will culminate in the first-ever SUV bearing the Prancing Horse emblem. Reports out of Europe suggest that despite repeatedly and long denying it would ever build an SUV, it seems the project is now in full swing at the company’s Maranello headquarters...


Victorian road safety camera not compromised by WannaCry virus; fines to be issued
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Victorian road safety camera not compromised by WannaCry virus; fines to be issued

Anyone in Victoria hoping that an impending red light or speeding infringement notice would be declared null and void, courtesy of the state’s network of road safety cameras being infected with the ‘WannaCry’ ransomware virus, is in for bad news...


Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...
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Study: Tailgaters wouldn't tailgate if not for those rotten queue-jumpers...

A new study conducted by the Queensland University of Technology's (QUT) Centre for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q) has found that one-in two drivers are failing to keep a safe following distance - but those tailgaters say queue-jumpers are to blame...


Ford Transit Custom facelift previewed with Tourneo makeover
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Ford Transit Custom facelift previewed with Tourneo makeover

The updated Ford Tourneo Custom has been revealed for the European market this week, potentially hinting at a similar makeover for its commercial Transit Custom sibling. Essentially the people mover twin of the well-known commercial van equivalent, the facelifted Tourneo Custom gets a new front grille inspired by various models in the company's line-up, while also gaining a revised interior with a more premium focus...


2012-13 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for brake fix
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2012-13 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, B-Class recalled for brake fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for approximately 4000 examples of its A-Class and B-Class vehicles built between February 2012 and June 2013 over concerns the brake booster could fail. According to the German marque, the connection on the brake booster vacuum hose could break, resulting in a lack of power assistance to the braking system...


Jaguar Land Rover SVO mulling its own sports car - report
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Jaguar Land Rover SVO mulling its own sports car - report

Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicles Operations (JLR SVO) division is looking into creating its own sports car to compete with the likes of the Mercedes-AMG GT, according to reports out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, managing director for the company's special operations division, John Edwards, said SVO is keen to create its own model...


2017 Tesla Model 3 shown in production trim days after battery deal with SA goverment
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2017 Tesla Model 3 shown in production trim days after battery deal with SA goverment

The Tesla Model 3 has been revealed in production form by the company's CEO via his preferred communication medium, Twitter. Elon Musk posted two photos of the new "affordable" luxury electric sedan: a full colour image of the car's side, and a black and white photo showing part of the vehicle's front end...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift spied inside and out
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class facelift spied inside and out

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan facelift has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe. Like the recent S-Class update, the C-Class facelift will feature revised front and rear bumpers, new headlight internals and tail-lamp graphics, and a refreshed interior...


Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur ready to build the Porsche you desire
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Porsche Exclusive Manufaktur ready to build the Porsche you desire

I’m not sure you need to make a bona fide weapons-grade supercar like the Porsche 911 Turbo S any more special than it already is, but regardless, Porsche has myriad options for those of you wanting to make an even more individual statement with your 911. In fact, you can make that statement with any Porsche, not just the flagship model...


Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution
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Continental's 48-volt 'mild hybrid' revolution

A 48-volt hybrid drive has gone into mass production and could revolutionise the future of hybrid automotive technology. Jointly developed by German automotive tech giant Continental and French carmaker Renault, the 48-volt hybrid drive will make its debut in diesel production variants of Renault’s Scenic and Grand Scenic models this year...