25 Sep 2020

Lack of auto rules out Ford Puma ST for Australia

Ford has finally shown us the production Puma ST hot crossover but it will not come to Australia. UPDATE: Ford Australia has told us that the new Puma ST, while potentially appealing to Australians, won’t make it here because it is not offered with the choice for an automatic transmission:

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24 Sep 2020

Peugeot’s new 508 Sport Engineered debuts

Peugeot introduces a new performance sub-brand and hot new 508 performance duo. French brand Peugeot has revealed an all-new performance drivetrain – it’s most powerful for a production car – and an all-new performance brand. Peugeot Sport Engineered, the equivalent to AMG, M and the like, will debut with the

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24 Sep 2020

Lottery to decide Honda Civic Type-R Limited Edition buyers

The new Honda Type-R Limited Edition looks set to become instantly more expensive than its retail price thanks to hot demand. UPDATE: The lottery is open to anyone and not only those who registered interest already: “Although registering your interest is not a pre-requisite to participate in the lottery, those

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24 Sep 2020

New Ford Puma safety tested

Full five-star rating awarded to new Ford Puma in ANCAP assessment. Ford’s all-new Puma SUV launches in Australia with a five-star ANCAP rating, thanks to a safe body structure and safety assistance technology. Announced this morning, the Australiasian New Car Assessment Program confirmed that the Puma would carry over the

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23 Sep 2020

2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line heading to Australia

New Hyundai Sonata N-Line coming soon. The expanding Hyundai N stable will soon include a new model, the South Korean manufacturer showing us images of the Sonata N-Line that’s set to arrive in Australia later this year. Following Hyundai’s aggressive new styling stance, the Sonata N-Line has a gaping grille

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22 Sep 2020

Toyota LandCruiser 300 rumours…again

LandCruiser bingo continues as a new engine rumour (about the fifteenth on our count) enters the arena. It wouldn’t be another month without a murmur somewhere in the globe on what engine/spec/ability the new LandCruiser ‘300 Series’ has. In fact, there should not be any rumours left, as Toyota was

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22 Sep 2020

2021 Mazda BT-50 pricing and specs revealed

Mazda’s new ute is ready to battle with the best in the segment, which justifies a jump in price for the BT-50. Mazda has unveiled pricing for its all-new dual-cab ute which will be available to buy in dealers next month from October 1, and the increase in pricing over

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21 Sep 2020

New Nissan Z looked like a 240, but the idea was dropped

Combining decades of wildly differing Z design into one car isn’t easy, explains Nissan’s head designer. “I’m just waiting for it wink at me when I walk past,” says one of our readers about the new Z Proto. Indeed, cars have always encompassed anthropomorphic attributes, and research tells us it’s

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21 Sep 2020

Toyota’s new dynamic GR white goods

Forget everything you thought about Toyota because the Japanese brand has re-discovered its motorsport heritage in showroom style. While we’re only just getting ready for the all-new Yaris GR to be upon us November this year, Toyota is now beginning to bring its all-new supercar (yes, a Ferrari-beating weapon) to

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18 Sep 2020

New Nissan Patrol might go retro as a Bronco rival

Nissan says work is underway on a new Patrol and that it could be styled as a retro throwback, much like the popular new Ford Bronco. Nissan has confirmed it is working on the new generation Patrol and told us that it’s considering a design that includes throwbacks to the

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18 Sep 2020

Raptor-inspired Ford Ranger FX4 Max

Tough new ute joins the Ranger lineup with a unique set of towing and off-road abilities from factory. It’s official – Ford Australia has revealed the FX4 Max for Australia, a much-anticipated model that was expected to be a ‘mini-Raptor’, and it is. But it’s also more than that. This

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17 Sep 2020

GMSV to offer V8 Cadillac as Camaro/Commodore replacement?

485kW of supercharged V8 power through a six-speed manual might just be headed our way. Moves are happening to bring the Cadillac brand to Australia under the new GM Specialty Vehicles umbrella, with the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing tipped to be the hero. While the Blackwing model remains unconfirmed officially,

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17 Sep 2020

No changes: 400Z design you see now is final

What you see is what you get. While we’re reading mixed reactions to Nissan’s new Z design, anyone who is down on it suggests that this couldn’t be the final design, surely not, it will be different once production starts…but this is indeed the final design. What Nissan is doing

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16 Sep 2020

What’s the new Ranger Tremor/FX4 Max all about?

It’s the mini Ranger Raptor that anyone who needs to tow and carry and go off bush really wants. Ford Australia has officially confirmed that a new Ranger model is on its way, showing what appears to be a homegrown version of the Ranger Tremor released to the North American

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16 Sep 2020

Yaris GR priced at $50k in Australia, promo pricing at launch

Toyota has announced pricing for its hot little Yaris GR, which will hit Aussie roads in November. In one week, Toyota will open up order books for the Yaris GR hot hatch, which is priced at a recommended retail price of $49,500 though introduced at a more palatable $39,950 driveaway

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