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2018 McLaren 720S: Local pricing and specs for three-tier supercar range, revealed

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2018 McLaren 720S: Local pricing and specs for three-tier supercar range, revealed

Less than two weeks after the all-new 2018 McLaren 720S made its international debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show, local pricing and specifications for the supercar's three-tier range have been revealed...

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2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3: Manual back but customers still choosing PDK

Last week's 2017 Geneva motor show debut of the updated 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 signalled availability of a manual gearbox to the enthusiast-focussed model for the first time since the 997.2 GT3. Now though, it seems, despite the reintroduction of a manual option, buyers are still favouring Porsche's self-shifting PDK transmission...


2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement
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2018 McLaren 720S: 400 orders already taken for all-new 650S replacement

Like the look of the all-new McLaren 720S revealed for the first time at the 2017 Geneva motor show? Well it seems plenty do, with the UK supercar maker confirming it’s already taken some 400 orders for the car that succeeds the already blisteringly fast 650S in McLaren’s Super Series performance tier...


Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati
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Kia Stinger: ‘a modern Gran Turismo’ inspired by Maserati

Apart from being “probably the sportiest production car” Kia’s chief designer has ever penned, Gregory Guillaume says the Kia Stinger is also very much a modern interpretation of iconic Gran Turismo models from the 1970s. Speaking to Australian media at the Geneva motor show this week, Guillaume said that while building a traditional, two-door sports car would be a fun project, he’s smitten with the four-door, rear-drive Kia Stinger...


McLaren 720S Spider years away, 570S Spider a matter of months
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McLaren 720S Spider years away, 570S Spider a matter of months

With the smoke barely cleared from the unveiling of the 2018 McLaren 720S at this week's 2017 Geneva motor show, the UK performance car brand has revealed a convertible Spider version of its latest Super Series car is in the pipeline. A previously confirmed drop-top version of the 570S Sports Series flagship will beat it into showrooms, however...


Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, says local division
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Kia Stinger pricing and positioning crucial for success, says local division

The much-anticipated Kia Stinger is due to arrive in local showrooms later this year, but Kia Australia says the model's success is far from guaranteed. Speaking with Australian media ahead of the kick-off for this week’s 2017 Geneva motor show, Kia Australia chief operating officer Damien Meredith, said care needs to be taken to ensure the sports-slanted ‘saloon liftback’ succeeds on the Australian market...


2018 BMW X3 teased during winter testing
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2018 BMW X3 teased during winter testing

BMW has previewed its next-generation X3 SUV in a series of images, showing a heavily-disguised prototype tearing up the white powder in North Sweden. With the current model now in its seventh year, the new X3 is expected to be revealed sometime later this year - though BMW is remaining tight-lipped as to when its all-new crossover will make its debut...


BMW i8 roadster spied again
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BMW i8 roadster spied again

The upcoming BMW i8 roadster has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. For the first time we get a proper look at the drop-top hybrid performance coupe, though the likeness to the coupe doesn't present any major surprises despite the heavy disguise...


2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift sketches go official - UPDATE
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2018 Hyundai Sonata facelift sketches go official - UPDATE

UPDATE: Hyundai Australia has released the same sketches and confirmed the reveal of the next Sonata for next month. See bottom of article for details. The facelifted 2018 Hyundai Sonata has been teased in sketches that have been leaked online, giving a closer look at what the updated sedan will look like when it gets revealed later this year...


BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed
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BMW M140i Performance Edition confirmed

The ultra-exclusive BMW M140i Performance Edition hot hatch will be offered here in the second-quarter of the year. Only 60 units — 45 with an eight-speed automatic gearbox, and 15 with a purist-friendly six-speed manual — will come, priced at $71,900 plus on-road costs, or $7000 more than the regular M140i...


Tata Tamo Futuro mid-engined sports car bound for Geneva
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Tata Tamo Futuro mid-engined sports car bound for Geneva

Indian car maker Tata has teased the first vehicle from its new sub-brand Tamo, expected to be a mid-engined two-seater sports car concept, which will debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show in March - according to a new report...


Alpine reveals more details of upcoming 'A120' sports car
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Alpine reveals more details of upcoming 'A120' sports car

Reborn French sports car firm Alpine has released more details of its upcoming sports car this week, mainly to do with its "remarkable" aerodynamics. Expected to be named the 'A120', the new Alpine sports car will feature a flat floor and rear diffuser that will help it to achieve "significant downforce" and "excellent stability"...


2017 Mini JCW Countryman revealed: Most powerful Mini ever, here in second quarter
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2017 Mini JCW Countryman revealed: Most powerful Mini ever, here in second quarter

The 2017 Mini John Cooper Works (JCW) Countryman has been revealed this week, with the hot SUV the most powerful model ever produced by the German-owned British brand. Under the bonnet is a 170kW/350Nm (the latter available between 1450 and 4500rpm) turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine driving all-four wheels, propelling the biggest Mini from 0-100km/h in 6...


Alpine 'A120' teased with new aluminium chassis
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Alpine 'A120' teased with new aluminium chassis

The upcoming Alpine sports car, believed to be known as the A120, has been teased ahead of its anticipated reveal at the Geneva motor show in March. According to the accompanying release, the so-called A120 will feature a bespoke all-aluminium platform and upper body, which the company says ensures lightweight and "agile handling"...


2017 Toyota Yaris facelift revealed alongside WRC-inspired 157kW hot-hatch: Here in March but no hot hatch for Australia
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2017 Toyota Yaris facelift revealed alongside WRC-inspired 157kW hot-hatch: Here in March but no hot hatch for Australia

The facelifted Toyota Yaris has been revealed this week, along with the first images of the much-anticipated hot hatch variant ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Known as the Vitz in its home market of Japan, the new Yaris sports revised front and rear treatments, including a nose with less chrome, new LED daytime-running lights and tail-lights, along with new bumpers at both ends that help to give the light hatch a lower and wider stance...


2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February
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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February

The Skoda Superb range will be bolstered by a sporty new flagship next month, with the stylish Sportline trim confirmed for the Australian market from February. Based on the current range-topper – the 206TSI – the Skoda Superb Sportline is essentially a cosmetic kit a-la BMW M Sport or Volkswagen R-Line, adding a subtle bodykit and gloss-black highlights throughout the exterior...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace leaked in overseas press
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace leaked in overseas press

Images of the upcoming 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, or Tiguan L in markets like China, have been leaked online ahead of the SUV's debut at the Detroit motor show next month. After being teased in sketches last week, these images published on autonocion.com, the images show the Chinese version, badged Tiguan L, with a longer wheelbase - which has been stretched by 110mm - and rear doors...


2017 Suzuki Ignis: Initial Australian pricing revealed in online competition
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2017 Suzuki Ignis: Initial Australian pricing revealed in online competition

Initial pricing for the 2017 Suzuki Ignis has been revealed in the terms and conditions of a competition designed to help promote the new model. Suzuki is currently holding an online competition where entrants can win an Ignis specified to their liking, which, according to the terms and conditions, is valued $21,750 including on-road costs...


2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch
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2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch

More Australia details for the 2017 Toyota C-HR range have been revealed ahead of the little SUV's launch in the first quarter of next year, thanks to a brochure on the company's Australian website. A two-tier range will be offered in Australia, and it seems both will be highly specified and offer several exterior personalisation options...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of Australian debut
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe revealed ahead of Australian debut

The new 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe has been revealed ahead of its European launch in the first quarter of next year. It's no surprise that the E-Class coupe looks very much like the smaller C-Class and larger S-Class Coupes, though the mid-sizer does have some unique features...