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World's first public autonomous taxi trial begins in Singapore
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World's first public autonomous taxi trial begins in Singapore

Nutonomy has begun what it claims to be the world's first public self-driving taxi trial, beating Uber to the punch. At present only "select Singapore residents" will be able to use Nutonomy's smartphone app to book themselves a free taxi ride in a Renault Zoe or Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which has been kitted out with the company's suite of detection and processing hardware, and self-driving software...


2012-15 Fiat Freemont recalled for spare wheel fix
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2012-15 Fiat Freemont recalled for spare wheel fix

Fiat has issued a recall for 4221 of its 2012 to 2015 model-year Freemont SUVs over concerns the spare wheel and tyre do not comply with Australian Design Rules. The car maker reports that the tyre placard may have been printed with incorrect information regarding the spare wheel and tyre size...


Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon likely for Australia
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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon likely for Australia

A five-door wagon version of the new Porsche Panamera is expected to join the lineup in the near future as the German brand seeks to expand its product offering. Expected to be called Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, the wagon version of the car is expected to make its debut at this year’s Paris motor show, with a predicted on sale date some time in 2017...


Mazda RX-9: successor to RX-7 hero due in 2020 - report
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Mazda RX-9: successor to RX-7 hero due in 2020 - report

The Mazda RX-9 and an accompanying next-generation rotary engine, dubbed SkyActiv-R, has reportedly been approved for production by the Japanese company's board. Japanese magazine Holiday Auto claims that in 2017 Mazda will debut a successor to the RX-7, which went out of production in 2002...


2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch a crucial fresh start
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2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch a crucial fresh start

Infiniti has launched its long-awaited Q30 ‘crossover’ in Australia with sharp pricing and what it claims is a 'competitive level of standard specification'. For instance, Infiniti claims its entry-level GT model has standard kit that places it more as a mid-spec model. Three engine variants will be available, all models are FWD and all feature a seven-speed dual clutch transmission...


Jeep 75th Anniversary Limited Edition specials hit Australia
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Jeep 75th Anniversary Limited Edition specials hit Australia

Jeep will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a raft of limited-edition special models, all paying homage to the military history of the Jeep nameplate. Say hello to the new 75th Anniversary variants of the Renegade, Cherokee, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. Across those models, there will be unique green exterior colours, satin bronze wheels, bronze and orange exterior accents and 75th Anniversary badging...


Nine ways to spoil your dad on Father's Day: An eclectic CarAdvice gift guide
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Nine ways to spoil your dad on Father's Day: An eclectic CarAdvice gift guide

Father's Day is just around the corner, but there's still time to get your ol' man the best gift ever. Skip the socks and jocks routine, that's boring and even though he'll likely pretend to like it – he doesn't want any new ones. Your dad probably thinks those holey ones have years left in them yet! So for the man who loves cars, here's nine very different ideas, with something for every kind of dad – from budget to blow-out...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S spied at the Nurburgring

A beefy Aston Martin Vanquish prototype has been spied doing rounds near the Nurburgring racing circuit in Germany. It’s likely this model will be called the Vanquish S when it makes it to production, seeing out the current-generation car’s life-cycle until a new DB11-based supercar launches in a couple of years' time...


Volvo's 1790kW Iron Knight shatters records - video
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Volvo's 1790kW Iron Knight shatters records - video

The fact that truck speed records are even a thing is glorious in itself, but this latest run from Volvo Trucks is straight-up epic. The Swedish manufacturer's load-hauling arm is no stranger to setting records in this field, either, having done so in 2007 with the Wild Viking, 2010 with NH D16, and both 2011 and 2012 with Mean Green...


2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Holden Trailblazer revealed, scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

The new Holden Trailblazer has been revealed today, accompanied by confirmation of top five-star safety rating with the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Adopting the new face from its substantially-updated sibling, the Colorado ute, the Trailblazer also takes the long-serving nameplate from sister company Chevrolet...


Abarth/Fiat 124 coupe under development - report UPDATE
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Abarth/Fiat 124 coupe under development - report UPDATE

Update - This article originally stated the Abarth 124 Spider would be released in Australia in October 2017, however the local launch is scheduled for October 2016. See article for details The Abarth/Fiat 124 Spider could be joined by a fixed-roof coupe variant in as little a year’s time, according to a new report out of the UK...


Faraday Future electric SUV spied in Los Angeles - report
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Faraday Future electric SUV spied in Los Angeles - report

A heavily-disguised prototype believed to be one of the new models from electric startup company Faraday Future has been spied in sunny Los Angeles this week. It appears the prototype in the photo is the same vehicle that was teased by Faraday Future earlier this year, believed to be an all-electric large SUV to take on the Tesla Model X...


Hyundai Australia waits on HiLux rival, green-lit Santa Cruz pickup unlikely
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Hyundai Australia waits on HiLux rival, green-lit Santa Cruz pickup unlikely

Hyundai Australia has reiterated that the forthcoming production-ready pickup, under development for the US, is not a high priority here. Instead, the Korean brand’s local arm is waiting for the now seemingly inevitable HiLux-rivalling commercial ute due around 2020...


Lamborghini to double output by 2019, cap supercar production
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Lamborghini to double output by 2019, cap supercar production

Thanks to a new SUV, Lamborghini expects to see its production increase dramatically in the coming years. Stefano Domenicali, CEO of Lamborghini, told Reuters that the sports car maker expects to at least double output to 7000 cars per year by 2019. Most of this growth will be fuelled by the brand's new SUV, which is expected to go on sale in 2018 and may take the Urus name from a crossover concept that debuted in 2012...


2017 Kia Rio previewed ahead of Paris debut: Australian debut set for early next year
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2017 Kia Rio previewed ahead of Paris debut: Australian debut set for early next year

A set of fresh new teaser sketches for the upcoming 2017 Kia Rio has been handed down today, just hours after revealing spy photos first hit the wire. As those earlier shots hinted and these new sketches confirm, the face of the new 2017 Rio will borrow design cues from its larger Optima stablemate...