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2017 BMW 7 Series adds remote parking tech for Australian range
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2017 BMW 7 Series adds remote parking tech for Australian range

The updated 2017 BMW 7 Series range lands in Australia in October, bringing the company's 'Remote Parking' function, along with a new air-cleaning air conditioner as standard across the range. Already available in overseas markets, the autonomous self-parking system was previously disabled due to government legislation that requires a person to be in the vehicle while it is being operated...


2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition set for September
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2017 Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition set for September

The Ford Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition will go on sale in Australia next month as the blue oval brand steps up its very achievable mission of overtaking the once-unconquerable Toyota HiLux in the sales race. The limited-run Ford Ranger XLS Special Edition adds a factory sports bar, 3500kg-capable tow bar, side steps, and bed-and tailgate-liners, equating to a claimed $4900 of extra value when fitting costs are factored in...


A $300,000 Peugeot 205?
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A $300,000 Peugeot 205?

Could this car be the most expensive production Peugeot ever? With a sticker price of £175,000 (AUD$300,000), this 1984 Peugeot 205 T16 presents a compelling case. One of just 200 homologation specials built in order for the French carmaker to compete in the World Rally Championship, the transverse mid-mounted 1...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept leaked ahead of debut
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept leaked ahead of debut

Official images of the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept have leaked out a day before its full reveal at the 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The images you see here were first posted on Facebook overnight, and give us a good look at Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6's interior and exterior...


2017 Ford Fiesta three-door hatch spied
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2017 Ford Fiesta three-door hatch spied

The next-generation Ford Fiesta three-door hatch has been spied for the first time undergoing testing on public roads. Compared to the five-door hatches that have been already spied in both regular and ST guises, the new three-door seems to feature the same front end design, with the tailgate and tail-lights carried as well...


2016 Dodge Journey recalled for transaxle fix
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2016 Dodge Journey recalled for transaxle fix

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia has issued a recall for 60 of its 2016 model-year Dodge Journey SUVs over concerns that a faulty transaxle could see the vehicle lose power while driving. The American manufacturer reports the transaxle oil pump could experience a loss of hydraulic oil pressure due to a manufacturing fault...


Ford could beat Uber to driverless taxi fleet with 2021 plan
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Ford could beat Uber to driverless taxi fleet with 2021 plan

No steering wheel, no accelerator, no brake pedal: this is Ford's plan for a driverless vehicle fleet it aims to launch in just five years.  Personal transport upstart Uber has made no secret of its plans to swap human drivers for driverless cars, but Ford has stepped up as the first car maker to declare its own assault on the 'Johnny Cab' market...


2017 Range Rover Sport pricing and specifications: New engine, new tech added
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2017 Range Rover Sport pricing and specifications: New engine, new tech added

The updated 2017 Range Rover Sport range has been announced for Australia, headlined by a new 'Ingenium' engine, updated infotainment systems and more colour choices for the luxury SUV. Getting into a Range Rover Sport is now more affordable than before, with the new SD4 S variant kicking off at $90,900 before on-road costs - $900 less than the outgoing TDV6 S which has been dropped from the line-up...


Four special-edition Volkswagen models here by November
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Four special-edition Volkswagen models here by November

Volkswagen Australia is preparing to launch no fewer than four special-edition models before the end of 2016, following in the wheel tracks of the just-launched Golf GTI 40 Years edition. Kicking things off is the Volkswagen Beetle Classic Final Edition due to arrive in September. It’ll be the last opportunity for people to buy a Beetle before the iconic model is axed from the local line-up...


Volkswagen Australia aspires to premium brand status
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Volkswagen Australia aspires to premium brand status

Volkswagen Australia wants people to perceive its brand as semi-premium, placing it below the high-end German luxury offerings from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz but a cut above the mainstream Japanese and Korean contenders in the market. The company's mission, encapsulated by the corporate slogan 'premium for the people', is being led by managing director Michael Bartsch, now almost a year into the job and set on shifting the company's culture...


BMW 9 Series coming to fight Maybach - report
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BMW 9 Series coming to fight Maybach - report

A big new BMW 9 Series is reportedly in the works for a 2020 debut, aimed squarely at the new Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. According to AutoBild, the 9 Series will be based on a stretched version of the 7 Series's platform, and will have a unique body inspired by the Vision Future Luxury concept, which was unveiled at the 2014 Beijing motor show...


SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia
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SAIC Motor announces MG plans for Australia

The largest automotive company in China, SAIC Motor, has announced it has established an Australian subsidiary that represents "a vital opportunity in strengthening connections and cooperation between the Australian and Chinese automotive industries"...


Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen's brand-new small SUV spied, confirmed for Australia

The vital new Volkswagen small SUV rival for top-selling models such as the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V has again been spied undergoing development testing in disguise. The new little sibling to the Tiguan medium SUV will likely share much with the next-generation Polo hatch, meaning it'll probably utilise a version of the ubiquitous MQB matrix architecture...


Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe teased ahead of Pebble Beach - UPDATE
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Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 coupe teased ahead of Pebble Beach - UPDATE

UPDATE, August 15: Mercedes-Benz has released a second teaser, this time previewing the front-end styling. This article has been updated to reflect the latest release. UPDATE, August 17: A short new video teaser has revealed that the big coupe will feature a gullwing door design, a look for which the Mercedes brand is famous...


Volkswagen Passat 206TSI coming soon
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Volkswagen Passat 206TSI coming soon

A new Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line 4Motion performance leader will hit Australian showrooms in October this year, giving the company’s local arm a spiritual successor to the cult Passat R36. The hotted-up Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon derivative will top the range, with its 206kW/350Nm 2...