Motoring News

Tue 19 Jun 2018

Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III sets muscle car mark at $1m-plus

Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III sets muscle car mark at $1m-plus

A Ford Falcon GTHO Phase III — once the world's fastest four-door car — sets an Aussie muscle car auction record.

First ride in Mercedes-Benz’s Tesla-beater

First ride in Mercedes-Benz’s Tesla-beater

Mercedes-Benz is readying a family of its EQ electric Tesla-beaters. We join the engineers on a first ride in virtually production-ready examples

Audi boss Rupert Stadler arrested over ‘dieselgate’ scandal

Audi boss Rupert Stadler arrested over ‘dieselgate’ scandal

The chief executive of Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been detained on suspicion of fraud in connection with Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” emissions cheating scandal.

Skoda Kodiaq Sportline has seven-seat SUV smarts

Skoda Kodiaq Sportline has seven-seat SUV smarts

Don't get grizzly, just bear with me ... dad jokes aside the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline proves a sporty addition to the family.

Mon 18 Jun 2018

Tesla starts shooting flames while driving

Tesla starts shooting flames while driving

Tesla is investigating what it called an “extraordinarily unusual occurrence” after US actress Mary McCormack saw her husband’s car turn into a flamethrower.

Supercars passenger, Moto GP pillion and ‘massive revhead’

Supercars passenger, Moto GP pillion and ‘massive revhead’

Behind the wheel or at the microphone, host of Fox Sports V8 coverage Jessica Yates thrives on life in the fast lane.

Subaru BRZ gets gritty makeover with tS model

Subaru BRZ gets gritty makeover with tS model

The Subaru BRZ tS has a heap of go-fast bits to improve its ability when the going gets twisty.

New and improved Porsche Cayenne delivers power dressing

New and improved Porsche Cayenne delivers power dressing

Porsche was ahead of the curve with its Cayenne luxury SUV. Its third generation looks just like its predecessor but is new from the ground up.

Fri 15 Jun 2018

Ricciardo’s racy romance revealed

Ricciardo’s racy romance revealed

Daniel Ricciardo’s attempts to hide his private life have failed. A report claims he’s secretly dating a Red Bull colleague.

Awesome EOFY clearance sales: what to pay for new cars

Awesome EOFY clearance sales: what to pay for new cars

Dealers are overstocked with new vehicles and some are ready to trim prices to new lows. Here’s where to find the deals

Why the Mazda CX-5 is Australia's favourite SUV

Why the Mazda CX-5 is Australia's favourite SUV

The people have spoken and they’re right. You can’t really go wrong with a Mazda CX-5, which has the blockbuster mix of size, style, price and features.

Thu 14 Jun 2018

REVEALED: Awesome deals on luxury cars ahead of June 30

REVEALED: Awesome deals on luxury cars ahead of June 30

Soft demand for prestige cars has meant that some big brands are overstocked. Here are the best of the discounts

New Mazda seven-seat CX-8 chases luxury buyers

New Mazda seven-seat CX-8 chases luxury buyers

Japanese brand takes on the prestige Europeans with an up-market seven-seater that carries a premium price tag, called the Mazda CX-8.

ROAD TEST: Qashqai SUV is a mid-roader

ROAD TEST: Qashqai SUV is a mid-roader

Big inside and compact outside, Nissan’s sharply styled Qashqai SUV adds Japanese brand quality and reliability. The dynamics don’t match the look

VW fined $1.5 billion in ‘Dieselgate’

VW fined $1.5 billion in ‘Dieselgate’

Volkswagen has agreed to a $1.5 billion fine from German prosecutors for installing emissions cheating software in 11 million cars.

Skoda's car of the year winner given a makeover

Skoda's car of the year winner given a makeover

Skoda has added some visual flair to its award-winning Kodiaq seven-seater.

Wed 13 Jun 2018

WATCH: Dramatic footage of tricycle rider hit by car

WATCH: Dramatic footage of tricycle rider hit by car

IT IS the moment a car abruptly slams its brakes before colliding with a tricycle — leaving people divided over who is to blame for the accident.

WATCH: Don't do this at night

WATCH: Don't do this at night

IT WAS just a normal night for truck driver Craig Dunn when a ute and caravan pulled out in front of him to do a u-turn.

Tue 12 Jun 2018

Yank tank to take on Toyota HiLux

Yank tank to take on Toyota HiLux

Born in the USA and re-designed for Australia, the massive RAM 1500 pick-up truck has landed. And it’s not cheap.

Mobility scooters: Are they a menace or necessary?

Mobility scooters: Are they a menace or necessary?

TALKBACK radio listeners have backed calls for speed limits and tougher restrictions on mobility scooter users, describing them as a menace on our footpaths.

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