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Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV for Geneva motor show
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Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV for Geneva motor show

Mitsubishi has handed down a shadowy preview for its first all-new offering since the big Pajero Sport hit the stage over a year ago. Believed previously to be a replacement for the ASX, the model shown here will actually sit alongside Mitsubishi's ageing small SUV as a more sports-styled offering...


Mazda boss says MX-5 as crucial to Mazda DNA as rotary engine
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Mazda boss says MX-5 as crucial to Mazda DNA as rotary engine

Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders declared Mazda's MX-5 as crucial to the company's DNA and ethos as the development and adoption of the rotary engine. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF, Benders said: "In many ways, the MX-5 took over from what the rotary engine infused into the company...


Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest
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Mazda's got a posse: Records broken at Mazda MX-5 Fan Fest

Last weekend, Mazda MX-5 owners across the country were in heaven. For the first time, the MX-5 Fan Fest was held at Sandown Raceway in this invite-only event. With over 1500 people in attendance and 477 examples of Mazda's little legend on the track, a southern hemisphere record was broken. (The world record is somewhere beyond 2000..


Volkswagen I.D. GTI could be in the pipeline - report
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Volkswagen I.D. GTI could be in the pipeline - report

The production version of the Volkswagen I.D. EV is likely to spawn a GTI hot hatch variant when it lands around 2020, according to a new report out of the UK. Britain's Auto Express quotes Jurgen Stackmann, Volkswagen's sales and marketing boss, telling the publication at this year's Detroit motor show: "I think the formula of GTI will change – it will not be the same formula that took us here"...


2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades unleashed by Tickford
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2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades unleashed by Tickford

If you ever thought your V8 or turbocharged four-cylinder Ford Mustang needed more power, you're in luck: Another tuner has joined the fray, this one with a very familiar name. Ford performance tuning outfit Tickford has unleashed two power upgrades that suit the current-generation Ford Mustang, matching the upgrades with a driveline warranty to ensure the buyer is covered if anything goes wrong...


Huracan Performante: New hero Lambo will top the Aventador SV's Nurburgring time
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Huracan Performante: New hero Lambo will top the Aventador SV's Nurburgring time

Maurizio Reggiani, head of research and development at Lamborghini has told Australian media this week the camouflaged Huracan we’ve seen spy shots of during testing at the Nurburgring will deliver a lap time that will ‘amaze’ enthusiasts. “For me, Nurburgring is like a benchmark, we achieved much more than I expected,” Reggiani said, speaking this week at the first drive of the new Aventador S...


Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range
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Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot, Model S and Model X 100D variants added to range

Tesla has rolled out its second-generation of Autopilot hardware - with the option of full self-driving capability - while adding the Model S 100D and Model X 100D to its line-up, providing the longest driving ranges in their respective model families...


Nissan Pathfinder recalled for fuel tank replacement
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Nissan Pathfinder recalled for fuel tank replacement

Nissan has recalled a number of its current-generation R52 Pathfinder SUVs, over concerns the fuel tank could rupture. The recall centres on the fuel tank wall thickness, which may be "below the design specification". In the event of a crash, a fuel leakage could occur more easily than intended...


DS E-Tense trademarked: Electric sports car edges closer to production - report
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DS E-Tense trademarked: Electric sports car edges closer to production - report

The all-electric DS E-Tense sports car could be one step closer to production, after parent company PSA Groupe (formerly PSA Peugeot Citroen) filed an application to trademark its name this week. Britain's Autocar reports that PSA's luxury arm filed the application this week, in preparation for its halo model to arrive around the turn of the decade - likely between 2018 and 2021...


Apple sued for not 'locking out' iPhones while driving - report
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Apple sued for not 'locking out' iPhones while driving - report

Tech giant Apple is facing a lawsuit over not disabling its iPhone's functionality when in use behind the wheel, according to a new report. Website MacRumors reports Julio Ceja, a resident from Apple's home state of California, is seeking a class action lawsuit against the company for not implementing a lock-out mechanism to prevent drivers from using their phones behind the wheel...


Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia
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Volkswagen California campervan under consideration for Australia

The Volkswagen California campervan is being considered for an Australian launch, CarAdvice can exclusively reveal. The pop-top version of the Volkswagen T6 van is being evaluated by the German company's local arm, with a Facebook post by the brand's Australian branch stating: "We are currently collating customer feedback regarding the Volkswagen California for future product consideration"...


2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid pricing and specs
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2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid pricing and specs

Although Australian pricing for the 2017 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid was revealed back in September last year, local specification details for the plug-in hybrid five-door limousine have only just been released to coincide with the variant's global launch program this week...


Donald Trump: What does the new American president mean for the auto industry?
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Donald Trump: What does the new American president mean for the auto industry?

Update (24 January, 2017): Trump has withdrawn the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, we've updated the "And China too?" section to reflect this. On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump won a surprise victory against Hillary Clinton in the race to become the 45th president of the United States...


Honda Australia expands Takata recall - UPDATE
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Honda Australia expands Takata recall - UPDATE

Honda has issued a recall for 25,284 of its previous-generation Accord, Accord Euro, Civic, City, Jazz, Insight and Legend models as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. As with all recalls brought on by the global Takata recall, affected vehicles could see the airbag inflator rupture upon deployment in the event of an accident...


2017 Subaru XV teased ahead of Geneva unveiling - UPDATE
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2017 Subaru XV teased ahead of Geneva unveiling - UPDATE

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV will make its debut at March's Geneva motor show, the Japanese car maker has confirmed today. Previewed in concept form at last year's Geneva show, the new 2017 XV will follow its predecessor by building on the design of the regular Impreza hatch...