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Car companies are racing to build ground-up EV platforms to take advantage of packaging and the efficiencies that come with a platform designed for batteries and electric motors from the ground up. In the interim though stop gap measures like retrofitting EV components to internal combustion platfor...


Car companies are now obliged to sell crucial vehicle service and repair information to Australia’s independent repairers, with an exisiting bill coming into effect today. The law, billed as the first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, compels vehicle manufacturers to provide all service and re...


The tweaked 2023 Jaguar F-Pace range has been priced, with customer deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of 2022. F-Pace prices are up by between $1741 and $4754, depending on the trim level. The 2023 F-Pace range now starts at $82,200 before on-road costs for the R-Dynamic S P250, and extend...


The drip, drip, drip of teasers for the second-generation Volkswagen Amarok continues ahead of the ute’s full debut on July 7, 2022, European time. Overnight the German automaker published photos showing the Amarok’s squared-off front wheel arch, as well as one of the ute’s wheel designs....


Drowsy driving is a killer on our roads, and it’s something that has affected a huge number of Australians. According to research commissioned by dashcam manufacturer Nextbase, one in six Aussies (16 per cent) has fallen asleep behind the wheel. Men are more likely to try and drive through the drow...


Think your new car is safe just because you have the key with you? Think again! New cars are becoming the victims of thefts without the thief even needing to break into your home. What’s the background here? Let me paint you the picture. Alborz had his house broken into and his Jaguar F-Pace stolen...


SsangYong looks to have a new owner… again. Yonhap reports a consortium led by chemical and steel conglomerate KG Group has been approved by the Seoul Bankruptcy Court as SsangYong’s final bidder. It brings the beleaguered company once step closer to having a new owner. The consortium, which inc...


Mercedes-Benz is updating much of its SUV line-up, with the GLA joining the larger GLE and GLS in getting a mid-life refresh. Photographers captured this facelifted Mercedes-Benz GLA prototype testing ahead of a potential debut in 2023. Like the recently spied GLS prototype, there’s camouflage on s...


Authorities raided have eight European properties run by Hyundai and Kia over suspicions the automaker fitted over 210,000 diesel vehicles with emissions testing defeat devices. Led by the Frankfurt state prosecutor’s office, in co-ordination with Eurojust, authorities searched eight properties in G...


Hyundai‘s ongoing teaser campaign for the highly aerodynamic Ioniq 6 electric sedan has reached new heights: in that it has started to actually show off parts of the car. Up until this point Hyundai’s teaser content for the Ioniq 6 has included a stylised video that never actually showed the electr...


New South Wales power company Endeavour Energy’s existing roadside substations will double as “free and fast” public EV chargers, via a new deal with Australian startup JOLT. The deal to connect chargers to the padmount substations is expected to yield more than 230 electric vehicle (EV) charging si...


We knew pretty much all the other details on the new Ford Ranger ute already, and now we have one of the final pieces in the puzzle: fuel efficiency. The Ranger’s claimed fuel economy figures have been uploaded to the Green Vehicle Guide (GVG) website, which is run by the Australian Government. The...


It’s been 10 years since the Nissan Leaf went on sale in Australia, kickstarting the mainstream electric vehicle charge, and the Japanese brand is celebrating. Over the last decade, Nissan has sold more than 2000 examples of the Leaf EV in Australia. Globally more than 600,000 have been sold. This y...


The head of BMW M wants to eke as many years out of the manual gearbox as he can. In what must be music to the ears of traditional three-pedal enthusiasts, the Bavarian brand is putting heart over head – at least under present management. “From a technical viewpoint, there’s little reason to save i...


Toyota’s updated 2022 RAV4 range is being rolled out to eager owners who’ve patiently waited. There has been a well-documented roughly 12-month queue for delivery of the most popular SUV or passenger car in Australia. For 2022 those patient buyers now have the choice of hybrid power across the wh...


In recent years, the Goodwood Festival of Speed has become an ideal opportunity for automakers to debut their latest and greatest vehicles to the public. The 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed hasn’t disappointed with a number of new vehicles being revealed, including the BMW M3 Touring, Ford Electric...


Australian demand for Porsche cars remains strong despite a worsening economic condition and more interest rate rises on the horizon, the company says. Furthermore, while the iconic German sportscar maker is still facing supply issues, it’s starting to see early signs of improvement, which should r...


The next-generation Jeep Cherokee will be “bigger and better than ever”, but don’t expect it to debut this year. That’s according to Jeep’s North American head Jim Morrison in a report from Motor Trend , echoing an earlier report from Automotive News that said a new Cherokee won’t arrive until 2025...


Independent servicing and repair company mycar Tyre Auto, formerly known as Kmart Tyre Auto, is upgrading a number of its stores across Australia to provide services for electric vehicles (EVs). Mycar currently has eight sites around Australia which are billed as EV-ready, but plans to upgrade a fur...


Honda has shown the interior of its sixth-generation CR-V ahead of the full reveal on July 12. It’s already teased the front and rear ends of its mid-sized SUV, and images have already been leaked out of China. The new CR-V follows the Civic in offering a dashboard with clean lines and a distinctiv...


The launch of the Tesla Model Y has been a long time coming in Australia. Tesla imported three vehicles to the country in November last year for homologation before they were expected to go on sale. The on-sale date was then delayed indefinitely until the brand finally hit the switch last week. Sin...


Hyundai Motor Group and Michelin have signed a memorandum of understanding to research and develop next-generation tyre technologies for “premium” electric vehicles. This renewed partnership was commemorated at a signing ceremony that took place at Hyundai Group’s Namyang Research Centre in South K...


The New South Wales State Government has pledged more funding for electric vehicle chargers in its 2022-23 Budget, to the tune of an additional $38 million. The point of the added funding is to “accelerate the EV revolution across NSW”, according to the office of Treasurer and Minister for Energy Ma...


Australia’s new vehicle lobby welcomed the federal Labor Government’s tougher emissions reduction target – now 43 per cent by 2030 – but wants it to go harder in enforcing CO2 cuts specific to the light vehicle sector. As it has done previously, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) h...


Published 20 June 2022, 12:47 am Volkswagen is recalling 331 examples of its Polo hatchback because of an issue with the rear spoiler. “Due to a manufacturing issue, the roof spoiler may not have been bonded correctly and could become loose and detach from the vehicle,” the company says in...


An Australian startup called Outbound has made a shared mobility app for hourly all-inclusive rentals of Tesla electric cars – starting with guests at a Gold Coast hotel. In so doing, it claims to be “electrifying the Australian tourism industry”. In a nutshell, Outbound wants to install Tesla Model...


In life, if 20 is growing up and maturity arrives in the 30s, then fun begins at 40. That’s something some of my youthful CarExpert colleagues will have to trust me on. Conveniently, BMW’s ranges (particularly with its mid-sized model lines such as the 4 Series) work much the same. The 420i is budge...


The first-generation Subaru BRZ was not a car designed with outright lap times in mind. It was more about the experience, as we saw with the Toyota 86 GTS – currently at the bottom of the CarExpert leaderboard. Not too much grip, not too much power, but an entertaining steer none the less. It’s a ca...


Sony and Honda are officially teaming up to sell “high-value-added electric vehicles” and “provide services for mobility”. The first vehicles from the Sony Honda Mobility Inc. joint venture will roll forth in 2025, with mobility services (likely ride-hailing or car-sharing) set to kick off at the...


Ford has notched a whopping 4000 orders for the new $90,000-plus Ranger Raptor before launch, equal to nearly a quarter of all Ranger pre-orders. Demand is so high that customers who order one today will in all likelihood have to wait approximately nine months to take delivery. As reported separa...


Deliveries of the new Ranger are about to begin, but Ford is warning some customers will be waiting until the new year to take delivery. Customers who have ordered the related Everest may also experience long waits. The longest waits are for the most expensive Ranger variants. Ford says if you order...


Stellantis will introduce Level 3 autonomous driving technology in 2024, utilising LIDAR from French supplier Valeo. The term ‘Level 3’ means drivers can take their hands off the steering wheel and their eyes off the road, though they must be able to take back control of the vehicle at any moment –...


Is McLaren ready to finally bite the bullet and build an SUV? According to a new report from the UK, the answer is yes. Autocar reports the British carmaker is preparing to backtrack on claims it will “never” build an SUV, and is instead gearing up to launch an electric crossover in the second ha...


The Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix will remain at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit until at least 2035, after the inking of a 10-year extension beyond the current agreement. Formula 2 and Formula 3 will also join the event program from 2023, added an accompanying release. Minister for Tourism, Spor...


We are excited to announce a new feature on CarExpert: one page where you can see every single new car deal currently available. That’s in addition to the introduction of our real car pricing reports, which provide you with government registration pricing data so you know exactly what others have pa...


BMW Group has signed an agreement with US-based Our Next Energy (ONE) to incorporate the startup’s battery technology in a BMW iX SUV. The two firms plan to develop a prototype iX with 600 miles, or almost 1000km, of electric range on a single charge. This is more than double the claimed 420km of r...


Ferrari reportedly plans to expand its Maranello plant to include a third production line dedicated to electrified vehicles. As reported by Bloomberg , the Prancing Horse has reportedly acquired land near its Maranello plant and has started clearing space for a new line. The new production line wi...


Arguably more than any other manufacturer, Smart is well known as a city car specialist. Models such as the ForTwo not only beat Mini at its own game, but polarised public opinion, giving the brand increased media attention and the confidence to eventually launch an entire lineup of compact cars mea...


SsangYong has fully revealed the interior and exterior of its mid-sized Torres SUV, though it hasn’t released powertrain information. Korean outlet Autopost , however, has shared government certification documents detailing the Torres’ powertrain. The standard engine will reportedly be a turbochar...


We publish a ton of car news stories during the working week (70-odd as a rule), and it can be tough to keep up with everything – which is the rationale behind this weekend list. In short, here are some key articles from our news desk since Monday of this week summarised, just in case you missed the...


Land Rover is currently in the process of overhauling its upper-end SUV lineup, with all-new versions of both the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport revealed, as well as an extended-length, eight-seat version of the new Defender, known as the Defender 130. While the Range Rover has a long history tha...


The long-awaited Tesla Model Y will finally hit customer hands from August this year, with a starting price that puts it beyond the threshold for various State rebates. The base Tesla Model Y kicks off at $68,900 before on-road costs including GST, with more details available in our price and specs...


Ford is going to be revealing an 'electrifying' commercial vehicle at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Is this a new Supervan? Previous News Published 10 June 2022, 2:01 pm Ford has a long history with one-off, high-performance vans using racecar p...


SsangYong has revealed the interior of its upcoming Torres SUV, a crucial model for the brand which is working to secure a new owner. A series of teaser images revealed on the brand’s social media channels shows a cleanly styled and modern cabin. There’s a digital instrument cluster, a 12.3-inch to...


Audi says its pilot of a modular, lounge-like electric vehicle charging station has been successful, and it’s looking at rolling out more in Germany. It opened an initial charge hub in Nuremberg, Germany late last year, targeted at electric vehicle owners who couldn’t charge at home. Audi has confi...


Plug-in hybrids get a bit lost among the sales success of Toyota hybrids and the high-tech excitement of pure-electric vehicles, but carmakers haven’t abandoned them entirely. Later this year, Mitsubishi will bring a new version of its pioneering Outlander PHEV to Australia, while MG now offers two...


Hyundai Motor Group will pilot a futuristic rideshare service in Seoul’s famous Gangnam district, using two modified Ioniq 5s with “in-house developed level 4 autonomous driving technology” and a backup safety driver. The ‘RoboRide’ pilot is dubbed the first car-hailing service with self-driving ve...


Buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids in the Northern Territory will be able to access a range of incentives from July 1, 2022. There’s a new grant scheme for electric vehicle chargers, in addition to the registration and stamp duty reductions announced last year which are about to take ef...


The European Union is one step closer to prohibiting the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines (ICE) from 2035. Overnight the European Parliament — which consists of elected members from all EU nations — approved the proposed ban by 339 votes in favour to 249 against with 24 abstentions....


Cupra has given us clearer look at its upcoming entry-level electric UrbanRebel, set to launch in production form by 2025. The UrbanRebel was one of three concepts shown by Cupra overnight, the other two of which were the Terramar plug-in hybrid (PHEV) large SUV and Tavascan medium electric SUV. Bu...


Jaguar has just revealed a limited edition version of the high-performance F-Pace SVR SUV –with 20 examples set to be available in Australia. Dubbed the Jaguar F-Pace SVR Edition 1988, this limited edition model pays homage to the XJR-9 racer which won the 1988 24 Hours of Le Mans. A total of 394 ex...


MG has confirmed increased pricing for 2022 model year vehicles, as its dealers exhaust last year’s stock. After announcing a price increase in February for remaining MY21 stock, it’s now increased prices again for MY22 vehicles. The MG 3, ZS, ZST and HS have all received price increases, with most...


Hyundai Australia has detailed the updated Palisade range ahead of its launch during the third quarter of 2022. The revised line-up will only come in two trim levels, familiarly called Elite and Highlander, with the base variant to be discontinued. This means, almost certainly, increases to the pri...


The next step in CarPlay's evolution? Deeper integration into new cars, from the driver display to the climate controls. Previous News Published 7 June 2022, 9:07 am Forget about iPhone vs Android, the next battle between Apple and Google will be played out in th...


Don’t expect to see it here before mid-2023, but already the Subaru Solterra has notched up thousands of expressions of interest from brand enthusiasts and those keen to buy into Subaru’s first all-wheel drive EV. At least, that’s according to Subaru Australia managing director Blair Read, who gave...


The top-selling Kia Carnival is tipped to finally offer the full gamut of technology and convenience features from 2023 model-year production, after being promised since this generation launched nearly two years ago. Kia Australia’s product planning boss, Roland Rivero, said the lengthy list of Ca...


Electric vehicle sales are spiking in Australia, albeit from a very low base, with all States and Territories now offering purchase incentives in various shapes and sizes. Lack of customer choice is a problem for those wanting to get a new EV, however. Buyers in Europe, North America and much of As...


Toyota has detailed upgrades for the 2023 Toyota Corolla range in Europe, offering a first look at some of the changes likely to hit Australia later this year. Changes for Europe include a new 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with cloud-based navi...


Published 3 June 2022, 12:42 pm Porsche Australia is recalling a total of 405 examples of its all-electric Taycan due to an issue with the front seat wire harnesses which may get damaged when moving the seat. This recall affects regular Taycan sedan, as well as Taycan Cross Turis...


Ford Motor Company is once again splashing its cash, as it pledges to invest US$3.7 billion ($A5.09 billion) in manufacturing in the US. The announcement includes confirmation Ford will be building the seventh-generation Mustang, codenamed S650, at its Flat Rock assembly plant in Michigan. Up until...


Sales of new vehicles in Australia fell by 6.4 per cent in May, to 94,383 units – something the car brands are blaming on continued lack of supply. It wasn’t a bad May for all car companies though: Kia posted a stunning result, finishing second overall for its best-ever finish. Market leader Toyota...


Published 3 June 2022, 4:29 pm Kia Australia is recalling 31,074 vehicles across its Sorento and Sportage lines as a software issue could lead to a vehicle fire. “Due to a software issue, the Heater Core Element may operate at a higher than intended temperature causing damage to connector,”...


Little hot hatches are in vogue at the moment. From the Fiesta ST to the Hyundai i20 N, there are more options than ever for keen drivers on a budget. Then there’s the Volkswagen Polo GTI . Like the rest of the Polo range, it’s been given a makeover for 2022 with fresh looks, more interior technol...


Mercedes-Benz has revealed its vital, second-generation GLC mid-sized SUV, with a range of electrified powertrains and styling that draws from the new C-Class. The first Australian arrivals of the new Mercedes-Benz GLC are expected in the first half of 2023. More details about the local range, incl...


Can the Toyota GR Corolla be any more bonkers? Of course it can. Enter a new two-seat variant, known as the Morizo Edition overseas. The lighter, torquier, two-seat GR Corolla will arrive in Australia in 2023. Toyota Australia plans to open the order book for both the regular four- and two-seat GR...


A new model, to be known as the Peugeot 408, will join the lion brand’s range, and muddy the distinction between crossovers and liftbacks. Overnight Peugeot announced the new car “combines the characteristic codes of SUVs with a dynamic fastback silhouette”, and issued a teaser showing off the 408’s...


Lexus has revealed its fifth-generation RX large SUV – built on the latest company GA-K platform, with an entirely redesigned exterior and interior, and a new selection of engines including various hybrids. The company’s latest competitor to the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE is confirmed for Austra...


Less than a day before its reveal, Lexus has given us another brief look at the fifth-generation RX SUV in a series of shadowy short looping teaser videos. As previously confirmed, Lexus plans to globally unveil the new RX on June 1, at 10AM AEST. Unlike a previous cropped teaser image, one of these...


Toyota Motor Corp. has improved its position over Volkswagen Group in the race to be 2022’s biggest automaker – with four months of sales results in the calendar year recorded and counted.  At the end of April 2022, Toyota – including Lexus, Daihatsu and Hino trucks – claimed 3,429,636 sales worldw...


The tortured development of Mercedes-AMG's road-going Formula 1 car is almost over. The One will debut this week. Previous News Published 31 May 2022, 8:40 am The Mercedes-AMG One is finally ready to hit public roads. After being unveiled in 2017 and delayed mul...


When we say that life as an auto-maker in the era of semiconductor shortages and COVID shutdowns brings new challenges on a daily basis, this is what we mean. Toyota has cut its expected June production levels again, three days after making a similar announcement. This will not help it fix ongoing s...


The Kia Sorento seven-seat SUV offers the most diverse powertrain line-up in the country; with the familiar petrol and diesel models now joined by two hybrids and a plug-in hybrid. We have already tested the PHEV model here. Now it’s turn for the Sorento ‘regular’ hybrid, which offers fuel-sippin...


Maserati is one of the most storied Italian brands, with a history of producing stunning cars that nevertheless fail to live up to the potential of the hallowed trident brand. Under the stewardship of FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles), the Maserati marque arguably suffered from the latter. With FCA i...


Mercedes-Benz is gearing up to say goodbye to manual transmission. According to a report from German publication Automobilwoche , Mercedes-Benz will phase out production of vehicles with manual transmission from 2023. “With increasing electrification, we see that customer demand is shifting toward...


As Performance Editor, the first thought that jumps to my mind is: “where would this Lamborghini sit on the CarExpert Leaderboard?” The Lamborghini Huracan Evo Fluo Capsule is inevitably one of those that should jump directly to the top, but alas, a track test was off the cards this time. Maybe th...


The first examples of the 2022 Ford Fiesta ST have arrived in Australia missing their branded sound system, leaving Ford to offer customers one of three offers as a remedy. “Unfortunately, the first 73 new MY22 Fiesta ST vehicles for Australia were built with a non-branded, 6 speaker audio system in...


Ford has opened the door for more versions of the F-150 pickup truck to come Down Under, including the electric Lightning. First reported by Ford Authority and confirmed by CarExpert, the Blue Oval filed with IP Australia on May 11, 2022 for a range of trademarks, including F-150 Lightning and F-...


The current state of global affairs means it’s no sure thing electric vehicles will continue to get cheaper in the near future, reports the International Energy Agency (IEA). Its most up-to-date 2022 Global EV Outlook report states the prices of raw materials commonly used in batteries such as cobal...


Pricing and specifications for the facelifted Skoda Karoq range have been announced, ahead of first deliveries in July. Skoda says both grades of Karoq offer over $4000 of extra standard equipment compared to the outgoing line-up, however prices are also up by $3000 for both models – you can’t get...


Big luxury sedans seem like the perfect candidates for electrification. These segments are often associated with quietness and plushness. So it seems like a no brainer that part of the Genesis electrification strategy includes electrifying its big G80 sedan. While this isn’t a bespoke EV platform,...


Alfa Romeo’s leader says the company is benchmarking Lexus when it comes to the build quality of its new models, led by the Tonale small SUV. While a star when it comes to design appeal, dynamics and a certain type of brand cachet, the Italian marque’s products aren’t always regarded as top of the...


Sportier styling could be coming to the Volkswagen Golf GTI in Australia, but don’t hold your breath for more power. Volkswagen product manager for passenger vehicles, Todd Ford, has confirmed the 180kW GTI currently sold in Australia won’t be joined by the 221kW Clubsport offered in Europe. The G...


The new-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class has, unsurprisingly, been awarded the maximum five-star crash rating from Australian safety tester ANCAP. Both variants of the ‘W206’ series C-Class on sale – the C200 and C300 petrol four-cylinder sedans – received full marks, based on tests conducted by si...


The first official pictures of the sixth-generation Honda CR-V were revealed overnight ahead of the crossover’s full launch during the third quarter of 2022. These first teasers reveal the new CR-V’s headlight and grille treatment. The car pictured here seems to be a sporty variant will a blacked ou...


Mercedes-Benz Australia has quietly discontinued the plug-in hybrid A250e sedan locally as it gears up for an electric vehicle onslaught. “I can confirm that orders have closed for the A250e Sedan in Australia after rationalisation of the line-up,” said a Mercedes-Benz Australia spokesperson. “We w...


MG, Australia’s second biggest-seller of electric vehicles in 2021 behind Tesla, is getting ready to expand its EV range. The MG 4, teased earlier this year, has been largely revealed in an image from the floor at SAIC Motor’s Ningde plant, which produces the MG 5, HS and Pilot. We’ve contacted MG A...


Volkswagen’s funky new electric people mover – high on VW Australia’s wishlist –has been priced in its home market, and it won’t come cheap. Orders are open in Germany for the ID. Buzz, which is priced from €54,270 in base Pro guise or €64,581 including value added tax (VAT). That works out to be A...


Rolls-Royce on Friday revealed the second of three Boat Tail convertibles, part of the British ultra-luxury automakers return to coachbuilding. The Boat Tails are the product of the Rolls-Royce Coachbuild division, and are being shown off to the public to demonstrate the division's capabilities. The...


Mercedes-Benz has given us a first look at its upcoming Maybach SL roadster concept, part of a move to broaden its range of high-end vehicles. An image of the concept was shared by Mercedes-Benz chief designer Gorden Wagener on his Instagram account. The image shows a sliver of the Maybach SL’s f...


Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen took home victory on Sunday at the 2022 Formula 1 Spanish Grand Prix, after Ferrari's Charles Leclerc was forced to retire from power unit troubles after comfortably leading for most of the race. Fellow Red Bull driver Sergio Perez finished second some 13 seconds bac...


The newly elected Peter Malinauskas-led South Australian Labor government has moved to repeal the state’s controversial proposed electric vehicle (EV) mileage charge. In so doing, it follows through on a campaign commitment. The previous SA government’s $22.7 million EV support and reform package p...


One of two 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupes has sold for 135 million euros ($143 million at current exchange rates), making it the most expensive car of all time, Mercedes said Thursday in a press release. The gullwing coupe came from Mercedes' own collection and was bought by an unnamed...


Polestar will cut its global sales target for 2022 by almost 25 per cent due to prolonged COVID-19 lockdowns in China. Previously set at 65,000 vehicles, the Swedish-Chinese electric vehicle (EV) brand now indicates it has a goal to sell a total of about 50,000 vehicles globally this year. It’s unc...


General Motors recently filed a patent application for a dual charge port setup that could help get the most out of Ultium battery system in the automaker's electric pickup trucks. GM has developed a double-layer battery pack that's already being used in the GMC Hummer EV, and is slated for the fort...


Audi‘s large, three-row Q7 SUV has entered the 2022 model year largely unchanged following its facelift in 2021, apart from a new, petrol-powered SQ7. As previously reported in February 2022, Audi Australia increased the before on-road asking price for the core Q7 range by between $4000 and $4200 a...


We drove the 2023 Nissan Z, Trans Am Worldwide revealed a Chevelle throwback, and the 2023 Lexus RX received a reveal date. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority . We had our first stint behind the wheel of the 2023 Nissan Z both on the street and the track. The verdict? The...


California-based Quality Coachworks has turned the Cadillac Escalade into a very luxurious armored vehicle. The latest in the company's series of AddArmor vehicles, the 2022 B6 Escalade features lightweight B6 AR 500 bullet-resistant material in every body panel that offers B6-level protection, plus...


Mercedes-AMG on Thursday unveiled an electric sedan concept previewing the performance division's first dedicated EVs due in 2025. Dubbed Vision AMG, the concept uses the AMG.EA architecture, one of three EV-specific architectures Mercedes plans to launch in 2025. The automaker plans to use these ar...


BMW has confirmed the long awaited and limited-edition M4 CSL for the Australian market but is tight-lipped on exactly how many will find their way to Australian shores. Not since 2003 when BMW launched its E46 M3 CSL have we seen the hallowed ‘Competition Sport Lightweight’ moniker apply to a high...


The next-generation Kia Niro is just months away from an Australian launch, but it looks like the family could be missing a member. According to Kia Australia’s local preview page for the all-new Niro, the company says the new-generation crossover will be “available in two, distinct identities – a...


We drove the 2022 Lexus LX 600 F Sport and found it to be a perplexing choice. The three-row, body-on-frame SUV finally catches up with the competition on interior technology. While it's easier to drive because it's smaller than rivals, some of that technology is disjointed, the F Sport package does...


Round six of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship is on this weekend at Spain's Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The Spanish Grand Prix is one of the classics on the F1 calendar, and as has often been the case in previous seasons, the race this year will see several teams introduce upgrades based on...


Like almost the entire Audi range, the small Q3 SUV and its hot RSQ3 sibling are more expensive for 2022. The range now opens at $50,300 before on-road costs for the Q3 35 TFSI, up $2700 as part of a range-wide price increase announced in February. Though Q3 and RSQ3 prices are up by between $2100 a...


The first question I asked Ford Bronco Vehicle Engineering Manager Jamie Groves was, “What broke?” “Nothing,” Groves said. 2022 Ford Bronco Wildtrak with Hoss 3.0 package at Mexican 1000 Ford ran a stock 2022 Bronco Wildtrak with the Hoss 3.0 suspension upgrade in the Mexican 1000 to test the...


Plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEVs) have to this point largely failed to make substantial inroads into the Australian market – certainly to the same degree as regular hybrids or electric vehicles (EVs). But as the list of options grows, expect public awareness and subsequent demand for these potential...


The quickest BMW (to date) around the Nürburgring has been revealed, but it's unclear if you can even buy it. On Thursday, the 2023 BMW M4 CSL broke cover. When production begins in July, only 1,000 units will be built, each for a price of $140,895. BMW wouldn't comment on whether the M4 CSL is alre...


Mercedes-Benz on Thursday confirmed plans for a Maybach SL-Class as part of a shift toward high-end luxury vehicles. The automaker has focused on building up its entry-level compact lineup in recent years, but that will change under a new strategy that aims to make Mercedes "the world's most valuabl...


If you weren't one of the 106 people privileged enough to get a new McLaren Speedtail, a low-mileage example is heading to auction with Mecum May 20 at the company's Indianapolis auction. This 2020 McLaren Speedtail has just 275 miles on the odometer, according to the auction listing. That's partial...


BMW has announced a raft of running changes, including new versions of the 2 Series Coupe and 4 Series Gran Coupe confirmed for Europe – though it’s unclear whether they’ll be coming to Australia. From July 2022, the European 2 Series Coupe range will gain a new entry-level 218i engine variant,...


It won’t be too long before we’ll get to see the full range of ARB “Ford Licensed Accessories” for the upcoming 2022 Ford Ranger. Ford and Australian off-road accessory company ARB held a dealer event on May 18, where they showed modified Ranger utes, a brand new unmodified Everest SUV, as well as t...


The next step in the evolution of Pagani has been teased, and will be revealed in September at an event in Milan. Previous News Published May 19, 2022, 11:30 AM The successor to the Pagani Huayra has been teased. Pagani has confirmed the C10 hypercar will debut...


McLaren Racing will enter Formula E by purchasing the Mercedes-EQ team, McLaren confirmed in a press release. McLaren will join Formula E for Season 9, which is scheduled to run from late 2022 into 2023. The company signed an option for this in January 2021, while Mercedes announced it was quitting...


Mercedes-Benz‘s upcoming all-electric G-Class will use new, energy-dense electric vehicle battery technology that should help keep the off-roader’s weight down. The German automaker has confirmed the electric G-Class will be optionally available with silicon-based electric vehicle (EV) battery tech...


BMW has been spotted testing prototypes for an updated X5 that should be hitting the market soon. The updates pegged for the popular mid-size SUV will constitute a mid-cycle update for the current fourth-generation X5 which arrived in 2018 as a 2019 model. Look for the updated version to arrive in 2...


Ken Block will race at the 2022 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (PPIHC) in a purpose-built Porsche 911 called "Hoonipigasus." Built by BBi Autosport, the latest Hoonigan vehicle is mid-engined, all-wheel drive, and boasts 1,400 hp, according to a press release from Block's Hoonigan Racing Divisi...


The new Competition packages for the Audi RS4 and RS5 promise improved handling, better performance, stealthier looks, and more noise. The 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine is unchanged, though, and is rated at 331kW and 600Nm. It’s hooked up to an eight-speed automatic transmission with revise...


The seventh-generation 3-Series has been tweaked and upgraded to keep up with the newer competition. On Tuesday, the 2023 BMW 3-Series was revealed with larger screens, revised styling, and a new place or origin for U.S. models when they arrive in July. Pricing has yet to be announced. BMW said ever...


BMW has been spotted testing prototypes for an updated version of the X6 for the first time. Prototypes for an updated version of the related X5 have been out and about for well over a year, and we should see both refreshed SUVs hit the market in the near future. They should go on sale later this ye...


Volkswagen has told us a little more about its eagerly anticipated new Amarok ute shortly ahead of its full reveal, and before it rolls into showrooms around the start of next year. Much of the design and engineering for the second-generation Volkswagen ute was handled in Australia, which is a stro...


The redesigned Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class will debut on June 1, the automaker announced Monday. Mercedes-Benz confirmed that the 2023 GLC-Class will be electrified with hybrid and plug-in hybrid powertrains. Expect base models to feature a turbo-4 with 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque paired with mild-hy...


The Hyundai Sonata could be on borrowed time. Korean outlet Chosun reports word from a source inside Hyundai that no next-generation Sonata is in the works. Development of such a model should theoretically be in full swing, with each Sonata generation usually having a lifecycle of around five year...


Ferrari Formula One driver Chalres Leclerc crashed one of three-time champion Niki Lauda's Ferrari F1 cars during a demonstration run at the 2022 Monaco Historic Grand Prix on Sunday. Leclerc was on his third lap in the 1973 Ferrari 312B3 when, owing to a suspected brake failure, he lost the rear en...


We spotted the 2023 Dodge Hornet undergoing testing in what appeared to be production-ready form. The small crossover SUV will be a reskinned plug-in hybrid Alfa Romeo Tonale when it's revealed this summer. Teaser for modern Scout electric SUV and pickup VW announced it will revive the Scout na...


Mercedes-AMG on Thursday unveiled another "Edition 55" model celebrating AMG's 55th anniversary, this time based on the CLA. The 2023 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 Edition 55 lands in the U.S. later this year, with production limited to just 55 units. Changes for this limited edition start with an AMG Aerodyna...


Before you are two range-topping mid-sized SUVs with turbo-petrol power, but between them is a sizeable gulf in price. The CX-5 is Mazda’s best seller in Australia, and the nameplate first appeared here in 2012. It’s so popular, it’s outsold by only one other mid-sized SUV: the Toyota RAV4. The Hava...


The sprawling Mazda 3 range gained yet another model at the start of 2022. Along with the 2.0-litre G20, the 2.5-litre G25, and the clever 2.0-litre X20 engines, the hatchback and sedan range gained the 2.0-litre G20e mild-hybrid from the MX-30. That sounds like alphabet soup, but it means there...


Fisker on Thursday announced it will source an electric vehicle from a former General Motors plant in Lordstown, Ohio, which was acquired last fall by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Foxconn—yes, the same company that builds iPhones for Apple. The vehicle in question is an urban runabout code-named...


Volvo Cars is on an electrified push. It wants 50 per cent of its global sales to be plug-in hybrid or electric vehicles by 2025, and plans to be all-electric by 2030. Volvo Car Australia wants to achieve the latter target even sooner, too. Its order bank as of April 30 is made up of 60 per cent...


We drove the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning, the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Sport broke cover, and VW announced the revival of the Scout. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority . We had our first stint behind the wheel of the 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning and found the electric picku...


Growing demand for electric vehicles in Europe may see General Motors return to the market, according to CEO Mary Barra. “We are looking at the growth opportunity that we have now, because we can reenter Europe as an all-EV player—I'm looking forward to that,” Barra said during the Milken Global Con...


Did you think BMW’s M division was going to celebrate 50 years with only an SUV? BMW Blog reports the division is working on a special M4 inspired by the 2015 CSL Hommage concept, with a reveal set before the end of the year to coincide with M’s 50th anniversary. It’ll be one of a series of produ...


Android Auto is getting a significant usability upgrade with its first significant visual update since 2019. The update will be rolled out in the northern summer, so between June and August of 2022. While the graphics still have a familiar look, a split-screen layout is now available across all scr...


Honda has a busy year ahead as it plans to launch redesigned versions of its CR-V, HR-V and Pilot crossovers. The automaker previewed the new HR-V in April and now we have our first look at the new CR-V. These leaked photos were discovered by Motor1 on the website of China's Ministry of Industry a...


Are more affordable electric vehicles on the way from Ford with cheaper-to-produce batteries? During a recent QA session, CEO Jim Farley indicated Ford is working on implementing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) batteries in its first-generation of electric vehicles (EVs), which include the Mustang Mach...


Google is giving Android Auto a refresh, incorporating a revised split-screen view and more flexibility for different sized touchscreens. The split-screen view allows users to access multiple features—such as navigation and messages—at once. It was previously available only on certain vehicles, but...


The Porsche 718 Cayman spawned the hardcore GT4 RS variant for the 2022 model year, and soon its 718 Boxster sibling will spawn its own hardcore variant. Our spy shots capture a prototype for the hardcore 718 Boxster which features the unique Spyder body. It should arrive early next year as the new...


Porsche engineers are out testing prototypes for an updated 911 range, and a new one has been spotted. Previously we brought you spy shots of prototypes for the updated 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S, and today we have spy shots and video of a tester for what's likely to be the updated 911 Carrera. The c...


Remember the International Harvester Scout? It's making a comeback with electric power at Volkswagen Group. The German auto giant, which owns the rights to the Scout name, plans to develop a modern Scout SUV and pickup truck in the U.S., and build them here, too. Rolls-Royce has updated the Phantom...


The overdue, delayed new-generation Nissan Qashqai will now hit Australian showrooms in the fourth quarter of 2022 to challenge to Mazda CX-30, Kia Seltos, Honda HR-V and co. European-designed and UK-made, the third-generation of Nissan’s small SUV staple is a substantial update on its predecessor...


BMW will use the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on later this month on the shores of Italy's Lake Como to present the long-awaited M4 CSL, the first modern CSL car in almost two decades. However, according to a new report there's also a special Hommage version of the car coming to really celebrate...


Goodbye Levorg, hello WRX Sportswagon . Subaru has done away with the short-lived (and largely unloved) Levorg name for Australia, but it hasn’t abandoned the idea of a performance-oriented wagon entirely. Although the car you see here is called a Levorg in Japan, it’s being launched in Australi...


Valtteri Bottas waits out a brief rain shower at the inaugural Miami Grand Prix, May 8, 2022. He goes on to finish seventh, after Verstappen and Perez’s pair of Red Bulls, the Ferraris of Leclerc and Sainz, and a Mercedes duo of Russell and Hamilton. It’s the biggest racing series on the planet, w...


Volkswagen engineers have been spotted testing a battery-electric sedan that will likely replace the Arteon in the automaker's lineup. The sedan is a production version of 2018's ID.Vizzion concept car, and it should eventually spawn a wagon version inspired by 2019's ID.Space Vizzion. The prototype...


Is this the Mulsanne successor you were expecting? After countless rumours and spied prototypes, Bentley has officially revealed the stretched Bentayga Extended Wheelbase (EWB) that literally builds upon the second-generation Bentayga ultra-luxury SUV. This new model has a 180mm longer wheelbase whi...


BMW is set to launch a redesigned X1 this fall, and shortly after the compact crossover's arrival will be the addition of a new electric variant to the lineup. To be called the iX1, the electric X1 has just completed its final round of winter testing near the Arctic Circle, alongside a plug-in hybri...


It’s the middle of November and I’ve been told to pack warm clothes – we were expecting snow, just two weeks out from the start of summer. We were heading into the Victorian High Country to join a group of Ford engineers returning from a 10-day evaluation trip with the all-new Ford Everest, Ranger...


Before it launches its first electric vehicle in 2024, Dodge will dip its toe into the electrification waters with a plug-in hybrid. Set to revive the Hornet name, the plug-in hybrid has just been spotted and confirmed to be a twin to the Alfa Romeo Tonale. Another vehicle out testing is hardcore Fe...


The future of Mercedes-Benz AMG is electric, and we'll get a taste of what that future will be like later this month with the reveal of a new concept. A teaser reveals the concept as a sports car, and underpinning the concept is expected to be a new dedicated EV platform developed exclusively for AM...


Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Toyota Australia has confirmed an updated LandCruiser 70 Series is arriving in Australia in November 2022, with both safety and payload upgrades. All models will include autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, the first pie...


While the likes of Toyota, General Motors and Daimler Trucks are still out testing semi-trailer trucks powered by hydrogen, Hyundai already has one in production in the form of the Xcient Fuel Cell. The Xcient Fuel Cell was unveiled in 2020, and the first batch (a total of 46 trucks) started a trial...


Mercedes-Benz may be dumping one or more of its entry-level products in the not-too-distant future. According to Autocar , Ola Källenius, the automaker’s CEO, told attendees at the Future of the Car Summit hosted by the Financial Times: “We will talk more next week, but it’s not our goal to be a c...


Mercedes-Benz AMG, long known for its tire-shredding V-8 and V-12 engines, is well on its way toward an electric future, a preview of which will come as early as week with the reveal of the Vision AMG concept. Mercedes design chief Gordon Wagener on Monday posted a teaser sketch of the concept to so...


Looking at a Subaru Forester ? You’re out of luck, at least for now, with the 2022 model-year allocation sold out. The update was first spotted on the brand’s local consumer site, then confirmed by Subaru Australia who indicated customers interested in securing an MY23 example should contact their...


Ferrari this week revealed the latest one-off creation resulting from its Special Projects program. The new car is called the SP48 Unica, and it's based on the F8 Tributo. 2023 Ferrari Purosangue spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien Ferrari also made headlines this week with the annou...