Skoda Australia has already broken its all-time annual sales record with a month of 2017 remaining.
The Czech brand's local arm moved just over 5000 cars to the end of November, growing 16 per cent despite a drop in sales from its Octavia staple.
This decline was offset by growth from the Superb flagship and Fabia entry car, as well as the new Kodiaq family SUV - apparently restricted by supply.
The next-generation BMW M3 sedan has been spied for the first time, with the car undergoing testing on public roads in Germany.
Spotted (completely by chance) by the head of our spy photography agency, he only managed to snag some photos of the new high-performance sedan from the rear.
We can see the car's puffed up front and rear wheel arches, although the units at the front look to be a temporary hack job. Naturally, the new M3 rides on wide, low-profile rubber at both ends.
You could never accuse Rinspeed of playing by the rules. Past concepts have played around with amphibious technology, drones and, in one case, been able to shrink at the push of a button.
It should come as no surprise, then, the latest car to roll forth from the company's workshop in Switzerland isn't what you'd call 'conventional.'
Electric-vehicle (EV) startup Uniti has unveiled its crowdfunded city car at its factory in Landskrona, Sweden.
The bubble-shaped commuter, dubbed the One, offers a 300km range from its 22kWh battery. A DC fast charger can add 200km of range in just 3o minutes if required, too.
Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, has been sentenced to seven years jail for his role in the Dieselgate emissions cheating scheme.
Schmidt agreed to a plea deal in October this year, and was officially given the maximum penalty this week: a seven year jail term and a US$400,000 ($525,000) fine. At his sentencing hearing in Detroit, his lawyers had argued for a more lenient punishment.