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Subaru seven-seat SUV unlikely for Australia
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Subaru seven-seat SUV unlikely for Australia

There’s little if any chance Australia will get a new seven-seat SUV built by Subaru. The brand is understood to be working on a replacement for the Tribeca, which will sit above the Outback as the company’s largest model. It will be the most expensive car the brand sells – well, at least in the markets that will get the car...


Hyundai adds Android Auto to i30, Elantra, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe
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Hyundai adds Android Auto to i30, Elantra, Veloster, Tucson, Santa Fe

Hyundai has added Android Auto compatibility to the majority of its line-up this week, joining Apple CarPlay as part of a quick software update. Like its fruit-branded counterpart, Android Auto allows drivers to get directions, make phone calls, send and receive messages, set reminders, play or stream multimedia, and more, without needing to touch their phone...


2017 Kia Rio detailed ahead of Paris premiere
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2017 Kia Rio detailed ahead of Paris premiere

Key details of the new 2017 Kia Rio have been revealed for the European market, giving an indication of what we can expect when the new hatch arrives Down Under early next year. The all-new Rio was first revealed a fortnight ago, adopting a more premium, less cutesy look than its predecessor...


2017 Audi Q3 update and S Line Competition unveiled
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2017 Audi Q3 update and S Line Competition unveiled

The first-generation Audi Q3 has been given one final refresh before an all-new model goes on sale later this decade. Unveiled overnight, the update includes a raft of visual changes to the Q3's front fascia, but doesn't alter the car's available equipment, nor are there any drivetrain tweaks. For the Sport trim line, the fake air intakes on either side of the grille have grown in size...


2017 Renault Clio RS 16 spied
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2017 Renault Clio RS 16 spied

The Renault Clio RS 16 seems like it will soon be heading into production, if these spy photos are anything to go by. Compared to the Clio RS 16 concept that made its debut just before the Monaco Grand Prix, this prototype seems to be missing a few items, including flared wheel arches, 19-inch alloy wheels, chequered flag-style driving lights, and squared off exhaust tips...


2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country revealed: High-riding Swede bound for Australia
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country revealed: High-riding Swede bound for Australia

The all-new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country, a high-riding company to the fresh V90 wagon, has been revealed today ahead of Australian sales debut next year. As expected, and in the spirit of the now retired XC70 before it, the V90 CC arrives as a jacked-up variant of the regular V90 but with the requisite assortment of ruggedised features...


2017 Audi A4 Allroad pricing and specs
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2017 Audi A4 Allroad pricing and specs

Audi Australia has revealed pricing and specifications today for the 2017 Audi A4 Allroad, with a lower starting price than its predecessor, priced from $71,400 (plus on-road costs). For the first time ever, Audi will launch the A4 Allroad in Australia within two engine options, a four-cylinder petrol and diesel. The latest-generation A4 Allroad comes with either a 2...


2017 Mazda 6 pricing and specs: Subtle tweaks and new G-Vectoring Control join range
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2017 Mazda 6 pricing and specs: Subtle tweaks and new G-Vectoring Control join range

Australian pricing and specifications have been released for the 2017 Mazda 6 range today - and, while you can read our 2017 Mazda 6 launch review for the full picture, it’s fair to say the changes made in this update are subtle. Model grades and pricing for the revised range are listed below. There’s a 2.5-litre petrol engine, along with a 2...


HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017
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HSV future unclear with no Holden deal beyond 2017

The future of Holden's performance arm, Holden Special Vehicles (HSV), is unclear with no agreement struck between Holden and HSV beyond 2017. Premoso Pty Ltd, the company that operates HSV in Australia, filed documents with ASIC in May this year that show profits for financial year 2015 had dropped from a little over $5.7 million in 2014 to just over $3...


2017 Land Rover Discovery gets wrapped in children’s drawings
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2017 Land Rover Discovery gets wrapped in children’s drawings

The 2017 Land Rover Discovery has been teased again this week, ahead of its official reveal later this month, wrapped in a disguise covered in children’s drawings. Dubbed ‘Kids Camouflage’, the special disguise features drawings by children aged between five and nine, depicting their favourite days out...


Grand Theft Auto V used by researchers to train self-driving software
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Grand Theft Auto V used by researchers to train self-driving software

Grand Theft Auto V and other open world computer games are being used by researchers to train artificial intelligence systems that could one day power computers responsible for self-driving cars. Commercially available assisted driving systems, as well as most prototype autonomous vehicle technologies, work best in closed environments, such as freeways and motorways, where the number of variables that need to accounted for by the computer are limited...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet cuts back the camouflage
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet cuts back the camouflage

The upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet has been spied again, this time wearing slightly less camouflage. Gone is the false ‘whale tail’ spoiler that adorned the bootlid of the prototype spied in April, as are the bulky rear bumper add-ons and the stickers surrounding the front grille, though the swirly black and white wrap remains...


Subaru BRZ replacement: still no word on second-generation sports coupe
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Subaru BRZ replacement: still no word on second-generation sports coupe

Will there be a second-generation Subaru BRZ? There’s no word either way, just yet, according to the Japanese brand. The two-door sports coupe co-developed and produced by Toyota and Subaru is a few years into its lifecycle now, with a mid-term facelift just a few months away from launching in Australia...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster revealed: New powered-up ragtop to sit below GT R
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster revealed: New powered-up ragtop to sit below GT R

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster has been revealed, giving the previously coupe-only supersports car some open-top style. Teased earlier this week in an online video, the new roadster is available in two grades: GT and GT C, joining the GT, GT S and GT R coupes in the company's flagship performance line-up...


2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio shown by accident in company video
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2017 Alfa Romeo Stelvio shown by accident in company video

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio, the brand's first SUV, has been shown with less disguise during an official company video. Yesterday Fiat Chrysler posted a mini-documentary, on its YouTube account, about the construction of the Giulia at the company's factory in Cassino, Italy. Just over a minute into the video there's a shot of a pre-production version of the Stelvio SUV making its way through the factory...