VW has only just updated its logo and Audi has never dared touch its, but hard times around the globe see both pull their logos apart. LIKE ALL industries, the automotive sector is preparing to be hit hard this year as the financial and health-related toll from the COVIS-19 coronavirus
You don’t need to be worried about towing, driving long distances and offroad ability when it comes to a hybrid LandCruiser. QUELLING ANY thoughts that a hybrid Toyota LandCruiser could be too soft for the land down under, Toyota Australia says that it has ‘considerable input’ on what the new
MAZDA HAS updated its CX-5 mid-size SUV range with improvements to technology, safety, and ride comfort, though also seeing a slight lift in prices for 2020. All-wheel drive models in particular gain an ‘off-road’ mode setting, enabling an electronically locked rear differential setup with torque control on each wheel to
According to leaked images from a Toyota event, we now have timing on when the new 86 will arrive. THE NEXT-GENERATION Toyota 86 coupe will land in the US mid-2021, and likely in Australia not long after. Revealed in a secret Toyota dealer presentation in the US, a leaked image
Honda has announced reforms to its business model in Australia which will downsize operations, and the AADA says the timing couldn’t be worse. HONDA AUSTRALIA has confirmed that it will streamline its showroom lineup and consolidate operations in Australia in a bid to find improved operating efficiencies as an expected
Could Nissan beat Ford to build Australia’s first V8 dual-cab ute, or make a monster of its Z sports car? NISSAN SAYS its Warrior program isn’t just about building off-road vehicles, and that it has a lot of options ahead of it for what the next Warrior will look like.
Vale the Toyota LandCruiser’s thumping diesel V8, for the new model will apparently shrink the current diesel engine in half. THE NEXT-GENERATION Toyota LandCruiser is reported to eschew the current 4.5-litre diesel V8 turbo for a smaller 2.8-litre four-cylidner turbo oiler. Originating from reports in Japan, bestcarweb claims that sources
Despite sweeping changes to business operations in Australia, car dealers say that they will continue to welcome buyers. THE AUTOMOTIVE industry will do its best to keep doors open at dealerships and new model cars entering the local market while Australia begins a staged lockdown of some services. With new
Nissan’s upcoming 300kW Fairlady 400Z swan song is ready for Australia, suggests recent filings. NISSAN JAPAN has registered its new trademark for the upcoming Nissan Z sports car, the model which will replace the 370Z on showroom floors, and in good news for lovers of classic Z cars, it will
Guaranteed future values on new Mazdas will be better for some customers and might help the Japanese brand lift private sales. MAZDA AUSTRALIA will add peace of mind to customers with its new Mazda Assured program, locking in a guaranteed value on any new car purchase when using Mazda Finance.
Baby Bronco’s specs and engine details hit the internet ahead of the car’s official launch. FORD’S UPCOMING Bronco Sport – the baby to the bigger Bronco – will be powered by a choice of 1.5 and 2.0-litre engine options, according to a leak. Posted on the Full Size Bronco forum,
A few light changes and nicer ST-grade equipment arrive to Nissan’s trusty Navara ute before an expected facelift. NISSAN HAS introduced some changes to its MY20 Navara, improving comfort across the dual-cab ute range and livening up its ST model grade. Underpinning structural changes are improved NVH (noise, vibration, and
A comprehensively updated rival to the large seven-seat SUV segment is soon to arrive. KIA HAS finally unveiled its new Sorento in full, detailing changes to its fourth-generation seven-seat SUV. Growing in size (10mm longer, 5mm wider and 35mm longer in the wheelbase), the redesigned interior offers more room than
This new model in Hyundai’s lineup could help the brand claim even more sales. HYUNDAI’S NEW i30 sedan will deliver a sharp new competitor to the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3 sedans in Australia. Making its digital debut online from the US, the seventh-generation Hyundai Elantra will land in Australia
Volkswagen has begun spurring anticipation for its new Amarok ute, teasing a sketch during an annual meeting. THIS IS the first official glimpse at the 2022 VW Amarok ute. Shown during VW’s Annual Media Conference in Germany overnight, the sketch of the German car maker’s second-generation model was shown. While