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Infiniti to continue building dealer network in Australia
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Infiniti to continue building dealer network in Australia

Japanese premium marque Infiniti remains committed to the expansion of its dealer network in Australia, with an eleventh showroom to open its doors later this year. The brand's initial launch in 2012 saw Infiniti Centres open in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Since then, there are now dealerships in Perth, Canberra and Adelaide, along with South West Sydney, the Gold Coast, Castle Hill and Newcastle...


Electric vans will work in Australia, says Mercedes-Benz
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Electric vans will work in Australia, says Mercedes-Benz

Commercial vehicles will be a key to growing Australia’s sluggish electrified vehicle adoption rate, believes the local division of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Daimler will begin series production of EV vans from the end of 2018, with mid-sized Vito and larger Sprinter iterations to be available — first in Europe, but eventually elsewhere...


2017 Toyota LandCruiser Altitude on sale
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2017 Toyota LandCruiser Altitude on sale

Toyota’s venerable off-road workhorse, the LandCruiser 200 Series, has been given a lift this week with the release of its annual Altitude special edition. Based on the GXL turbo-diesel, the off-roader receives a swag of extra kit. Limited to 600 vehicles, the Altitude scores leather-accented seats which are now electrically adjusted for the front seat occupants...


Ford Fusion Police Responder Hybrid: First 'pursuit-rated' hybrid car revealed
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Ford Fusion Police Responder Hybrid: First 'pursuit-rated' hybrid car revealed

The just-unveiled Ford Police Responder Hybrid sedan is claimed to be the first hybrid vehicle with a 'pursuit-rating' from law enforcement agencies across the US. The Ford Police Responder Hybrid is based on the Ford Fusion Hybrid, which features a 105kW/175Nm Atkinson-cycle 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 35kW electric motor fed by a 1...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc spied almost without disguise
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc spied almost without disguise

The Volkswagen T-Roc crossover has been spied in Europe with a very minimal level of disguise. Volkswagen has done away with the full-body camouflage used on earlier prototypes, with this car's disguise limited primarily to gobs of deliberately obfuscating chrome around the grille, headlights, sills, and driving lights...


2017 New York motor show: What to expect
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2017 New York motor show: What to expect

The New York International Auto Show, although not the largest in the world – or even in the United States – lays claim to being one of the world's oldest automobile exhibitions. First opening its doors in 1900, the New York motor show is beaten only by its Paris (1898) and Frankfurt (1897) counterparts, two of the largest in the world...


Dodge Demon revealed ahead of New York motor show debut
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Dodge Demon revealed ahead of New York motor show debut

We’ve been teased, we’ve been taunted and we’ve been Demonised. We've gasped at the sheer size of the 'Air Grabber' bonnet scoop. And we've calculated the tyre-shredding costs of those bespoke ‘Demon Branded’ 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R tyres. But now, the forthcoming Dodge Demon has been released into the wild ahead of its public debut at this week’s New York motor show...


Mazda Australia projects another sales record in 2017
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Mazda Australia projects another sales record in 2017

Mazda Australia expects another record sales year in 2017, with the market’s number-two brand projecting it will move about 119,000 units. This figure would give the company market share of around 10 per cent, and supplant the all-time full importer record it set last year of 118,217 units...


Chevrolet to reveal plug-in FNR-X SUV concept in Shanghai
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Chevrolet to reveal plug-in FNR-X SUV concept in Shanghai

Chevrolet has released a teaser image of a new SUV concept, the FNR-X, which will make its public debut at the Shanghai motor show later this month. Following the wild FNR concept of two years ago, the slightly more conventional FNR-X is set to form the basis of a new plug-in hybrid electric SUV...


2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition and 'Copzilla' revealed for New York - UPDATE
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2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition and 'Copzilla' revealed for New York - UPDATE

Update - The Nissan GT-R Track Edition is already on sale in Australia, see bottom of article for details The limited-run 2018 Nissan GT-R Track Edition has been revealed for the US market ahead of the New York motor show next week, along with a one-off Copzilla police car...


Automatic number plate recognition in detail: We go on patrol with Queensland police
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Automatic number plate recognition in detail: We go on patrol with Queensland police

Driving dodgy in the digital age? You're caught already. As in most Australian states, Queensland Police are now actively operating the next-generation of crime fighting technology: Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). In Queensland alone, the tech has been used to accurately scan number plates over 23 million times in the last 15 months...


Six biggest improvers in 2017
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Six biggest improvers in 2017

New vehicle sales are tracking a few per cent below last year’s record after one quarter of 2017, but there are many success stories to be found. Here we look at the six vehicles that grew the most in volume relative to Q1, 2016. The caveat is that we won’t count new nameplates — the model (in current or previous generation) must have been available over both periods...


Suzuki Ignis proving that 'weird' can sell
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Suzuki Ignis proving that 'weird' can sell

Everyone like a left-field success story, and on first impression the new Suzuki Ignis fits the bill. Launched in the middle of January this year, the retro-cool Suzuki city car attracted signifiant attention for its unusual design and crossover ground clearance. But the real question was whether anyone would actually buy something resembling a Pokémon on wheels...


2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition revealed for New York motor show
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2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition revealed for New York motor show

The 2018 Nissan 370Z Heritage Edition has been revealed this week ahead of its debut at the coming New York motor show. Featuring enhancements that will be introduced as part of a 2018 model-year update (for US models at least), the 370Z Heritage Edition honours the 50th anniversary of the Z car, which will take place at the end of the decade - yes, Nissan is celebrating the milestone a couple of years early...


Subaru recalls 33,000 vehicles for Takata airbag replacement
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Subaru recalls 33,000 vehicles for Takata airbag replacement

Subaru has issued a recall for 33,228 vehicles across a range of model lines, as part of the ongoing Takata airbag saga. Affected vehicles include 11,234 units of the 2008-2011 Impreza and WRX, 12,313 of the 2009-2012 Forester, 1817 of the 2004-2009 Liberty and Outback, and 673 2009-2010 Tribeca vehicles...