25 Jun 2021

Haval Big Dog looks a firm favourite for Australia

New Haval Big Dog could arrive sooner rather than later as an adventurous SUV with styling on par with the likes of the Ford Bronco Sport. Haval is nearing the end of its evaluation period on the Big Dog, a mid-size SUV based on the Haval H6 but with much

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25 Jun 2021

GWM Tank 300 could arrive next year

GWM Haval Australia could soon be selling the Tank 300 as a rival to the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Bronco. GWM Haval is moving quickly on expansion plans for Australia and absolutely nothing is off the table when it comes to potential new models. One of the strong contenders is

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25 Jun 2021

GWM Ute upgraded, two new cut-price models coming

Refreshed brand GWM is bringing improvements and even cheaper variants to its lineup. GWM is rolling out upgrades to its Ute dual-cab utility models and introducing two new variants for even sharper pricing. The upgrades improve throttle response and suspension tuning and are fast, sweeping changes made by the Chinese

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24 Jun 2021

New Honda Civic Hatch to arrive with hybrid power

All-new Honda Civic unveiled, confirmed for Australian launch late-2021. Honda Australia has confirmed that the new generation Civic hatchback will arrive in Australia later this year along with an all-new hybrid drivetrain. The first hybrid Civic to be offered in Australia, the ‘coupe-like’ new 11th generation Civic hatch was unveiled

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23 Jun 2021

Jeep Gladiator gets payload upgrade and new equipment

Upgrades arrive for Jeep Gladiator as the range is consolidated with a new model. Jeep Australia has introduced a revised Gladiator lineup with increased payload for the ute plus more equipment with a slight bump in price. The double variant lineup consists of the Gladiator Rubicon and Night Eagle, with

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18 Jun 2021

Mazda launching 10 hybrids and three EVs

Mazda has confirmed a sweeping new range of hybrid and electrified vehicles will arrive in showrooms by 2025. Japanese brand Mazda has been cautious compared to some other rival manufacturers in adopting electric vehicles, with the new MX-30 the first such model. However, it has announced a full offensive of

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17 Jun 2021

Ineos Grenadier prototype gets it first independent test

The all-new Ineos Grenadier has been put through its paces in prototype form. Ineos has opened the doors at its partner’s testing facility in Austria for a select few journalists to test the upcoming Grenadier four-wheel drive in as a prototype review. Not yet launched and not yet finalised for

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17 Jun 2021

Honda finishing Odyssey production along with Legend and Clarity

Production plant closure sees the end of popular Odyssey MPV, Legend sedan and Clarity eco-vehicle. Honda’s Odyssey people mover and the Legend sedan are finishing production, along with the lesser-known Clarity hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), according to Nikkei Asia. Production will stop in March 2022 for the Odyssey which

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17 Jun 2021

Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior revealed ahead launch

Nissan’s Navara rival to the Ford Ranger FX4 Max, Toyota Hilux Rugged X and Mazda BT-50 Thunder has been shown ahead of its official launch. Nissan is on the cusp of launching its new Navara PRO-4X Warrior, revealing images of the production model ahead of its official debut. Finalising validation

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16 Jun 2021

Singer’s remodeled Porsche 911s arrive at Zagame

Singer, the world’s most famous Porsche 911 restoration company, partners with Melbourne-based Zagame Automotive Group Famous for exquisite and expensive Porsche 911 restorations and ‘re-imaginings’, California-based Singer Group has now expanded its global footprint by partnering with the Zagame Automotive Group of Melbourne. Zagame’s empire already includes brands such as

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16 Jun 2021

Mitsubishi Pajero Final Edition to see out iconic model

Only 800 units of specially trimmed and badged 4×4 to be offered in Australia. Mitsubishi is farewelling the Pajero, announcing on 14 May that a ‘Final Edition’ will bring an end to the nameplate in Australia. After a production run stretching almost 40 years, including the fourth generation that’s been

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15 Jun 2021

Subaru Forester facelift brings new safety tech

A surprisingly vigorous update to Subaru’s popular SUV arrives in time for 2022. A facelift to Subaru’s fifth-generation Forester is coming down under, with the updated model shown already to the Japanese market. It brings a revised look upfront with some further changes underneath and updates inside, including revised suspension

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15 Jun 2021

Avida Busselton Motorhome Walkthrough

We look at the Avida Busselton motorhome, including a full walk-around of the kitchen, sleeping and bathroom areas. Sponsored content We look at the Avida Busselton motorhome, a fully self-contained option with kitchen, rear or mid bathroom, and built on the rear wheel drive Iveco chassis. Available as a C

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11 Jun 2021

Isuzu MU-X nears launch, orders open

All-new version of seven-seat SUV promises new tech and sumptuous interior with four-wheel drive credibility. Isuzu UTE Australia has presented the first images and initial details of the next-generation MU-X SUV, with the order books open ahead of its local release later this year. Described as all-new, the upcoming MU-X

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11 Jun 2021

Ford Bronco wins design award

Retro-inspired 4×4 praised for its “pragmatic, emotional design” at annual design award presentation. Ford’s all-new Bronco has won a design “gold award,” presented by the German-based iF International Forum Design GmbH. From 10,000 entries across multiple categories (architectural, industrial, packaging, user interface, user experience and service design, to name a

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