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Kobe Steel falsification scandal may impact Toyota, Honda, Nissan, other Japanese marques

Kobe Steel, a key supplier to the automakers and other heavy industries, has admitted it shipped products with falsified inspection certificates for at least a year. The certificates are meant to confirm the product in question meets specifications agreed to by both Kobe Steel and the customer...

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport in Australia from first quarter

The 2018 Suzuki Swift Sport has been confirmed for the Australian market, with the company's local arm expecting its new hot hatch in the first quarter of 2018. Sitting above the current GLX Turbo flagship, the Swift Sport is powered by a 1.4-litre 'Boosterjet' turbocharged petrol engine, developing 103kW of power and 250Nm of torque - a 70Nm leap over its predecessor...

Suzuki e-Survivor, xBee concepts revealed for Tokyo motor show

Suzuki has revealed a handful of funky concepts ahead of next month's Tokyo motor show, focusing on the company's theme of making fun and unique small cars. Headlining the charge are three versions of the same vehicle, which is named the xBee (pronounced cross-bee, below)...

Kia Rio, Suzuki Swift get five-star ANCAP ratings

In addition to the MG GS achieving a milestone five-star safety rating this week, the Kia Rio and Suzuki Swift light hatches were also awarded top marks this week by ANCAP, though the latter only applies to certain variants...

Suzuki Australia: Michael Pachota announced as General Manager

Michael Pachota has been announced today as the new General Manager for the automotive division of Suzuki Australia, taking a similar path to his predecessor, Andrew Moore. Both had previously held the post of National Sales Manager before ascending to the top end of the Suzuki brand's automotive arm in Australia...

Renault Australia: Andrew Moore announced as Managing Director

Andrew Moore, only last week confirmed to be leaving his post at the top of Suzuki Australia's automotive branch, has been announced today as Managing Director of Renault Australia. Moore's move to Renault follows the announcement earlier this month that Justin Hocevar had left the French car maker's ranks, without explanation...

2018 Suzuki Swift Sport details

The new Suzuki Swift Sport is on show at the massive IAA in Frankfurt at the moment, giving us our first in-the-metal look at this next-generation Japanese warm hatch. Painted on the stand in both signature canary yellow and in white, the new Swift Sport marks a sizeable step up over the well-liked but dated predecessor model...

CarAdvice podcast 68: New EV infrastructure coming for Australia?

While Mandy heads to the Birdsville Races, Paul Maric is joined this week is Mike Costello, bringing you the latest car news from the past week. This includes the all-new Bentley Continental GT, details on Kia Stinger specifications, the awesome looking Suzuki Jimny, the all-new Porsche Cayenne, plus the BMW i3 revision and Volvo XC60...

2018 Suzuki Vitara facelift spied again

The facelifted Suzuki Vitara has been spied again during development testing, this time with slightly less camouflage. Despite the heavy black and white disguise concealing the front grille and bumper, we can see the facelifted crossover should get revised treatments at the front and rear...

2018 Suzuki Jimny spied testing, design leaked in presentation

A camouflaged prototype believed to be the next-generation Suzuki Jimny has been spied this week for the first time, giving us a first look at the diminutive Japanese off-roader. Meanwhile, leaked images from a Suzuki product presentation unwraps the the design of the next-generation model...

Suzuki Celerio dropped, for now

The little Suzuki Celerio micro hatch has been dropped from the company's local line-up, with the company citing declining demand as the cause. One of the most affordable new cars available in the Australian market, starting at just $12,990 plus on-road costs, the Thai-sourced Celerio develops 50kW of power and 90Nm from its 1...