2018 Kia Rio GT-Line revealed, but it's not for Oz
The Kia Rio GT-Line has been revealed ahead of its debut at the Geneva motor show in March, ahead of a European introduction in the coming months.
Headlining the new variant is an array of sport-themed styling and equipment upgrades inside and out, along with the debut of lane-keep assist in the Rio range - which will be available to European customers from the third quarter of 2018.
Toyota Australia welcomes Matthew Callachor as new CEO
Toyota Australia has announced Matthew Callachor as its new president and CEO this week, shortly after Lexus's local arm announced its new boss.
Callachor, 56, has a 36-year career with Toyota, including stints in the US and Japan.
For the last 18 months Callachor served as the company's local vice president, where he was responsible for sales, marketing, product planning, corporate services and finance divisions.
Jaguar Land Rover recalls several models for digital instrument fix
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for the F-Pace, XE, XF, XJ, Range Rover and Range Rover Sport lines over concerns the virtual instrument cluster could go blank when in use.
The British marque says affected models fitted with the virtual instrument cluster could see the display go blank intermittently and/or reset while driving.
Wealthy? You'll jump on the autonomous cars wagon first
Analysis of the Australian market suggests those living in the nation's most affluent areas will likely be the first to adopt autonomous car technology.
As with the slow-but-sure introduction of electric vehicles, vehicles capable of advanced autonomous driving will carry a high price tag for some time before the technology filters down through the market.
2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk recalled for recovery straps
The 2014-18 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is affected by a recall involving recovery straps that do not comply with the labelling requirements of Australian law.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), parent company of Jeep, reports that the incorrect labelling could lead consumers using the strap in an "unsafe manner".