GM and Holden’s announcement yesterday that they’ll cease their Australian operations in 2017 could put the Australian automotive industry in jeopardy. Continue Reading...
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General Motors’ Holden unit has confirmed that it will cease its Australian manufacturing operations in 2017. Continue Reading...
Volvo could be the next marque to begin competing in the Australian V8 Supercars racing series. Continue Reading...
Ford Australia has confirmed that it’ll be shutting down its operations from October 2016, costing nearly 1,200 jobs in Victoria. Continue Reading...
With whacky choices like the Holden Commodore Maloo available, it might take more than a powerful V8 to catch an Australian customer’s attention. Continue Reading...
Boasting over 535 hp, a modified limited edition Ford Falcon GT is now the most powerful highway patrol car to ever roam Australian roadways. Continue Reading...
A trademark Lexus filed in Australia might hint at the production version of its LF-CC coupe first seen in Paris earlier this year. Continue Reading...
You know there’s trouble in paradise when the newly-appointed Australian CEO of Mistubishi calls his company’s products overpriced and wonders why anyone buys them. Continue Reading...
Making Lexus luxury more affordable in the crossover segment, the RX270 is expanding to new markets, though don’t look to find it at your local dealer – yet. Continue Reading...
Straight from the other side of the world, Chevrolet announced its SS Performance sedan today: a rebadged next-generation Holden VF Commodore, as expected. Continue Reading...
The latest rumblings from Down Under are suggesting that GM subsidiary Holden will soon announce its plan to export the V8 Commodore to the American market as the Chevrolet SS Performance sedan. Continue Reading...
When it comes to hero cars, Batman and his bat mobiles or James Bond and his Aston Martins don’t have anything on Mad Max and the devilish rides he and the lawless motor tribes drive. Thanks to leaked images from the set of the latest Mad Max: Fury Road, we get a sneak peek to see… Continue Reading...
Mercedes-Benz drag cars are pretty rare. But how about a Mercedes-Benz minivan drag car? Down in Australia, one enthusiast was determined to go big, go bold and be different, and to do so he got his hands on a Vito van and turn it into a complete drag car. From there, it was gutted and… Continue Reading...
The Lexus LX 570, set to debut at next month’s Detroit Auto Show, will look different but remain almost identical beneath the skin, as Lexus spokesperson said in an interview with Autoblog.com. Bill Kwong, Lexus Communications Specialist, said the LX 570 and Toyota Land Cruiser will feature an updated body style, but that the interior and drivetrain… Continue Reading...
Between 250 and 300 engineering jobs in Australia may disappear in the next two years if Holden stops producing its Commodore at home. If the decision becomes final, it means a big change considering the company has designed, engineered and built the Commodore on Australian shores for 64 years. In an interview with OptusZoo News,… Continue Reading...
An Australian teenager ended his driving exam in disastrous manner, when he drove into his mother. The kid confused the gas pedal for the brake in his Toyota Hilux pickup truck and careened into his mother, who was sitting in front of the motor vehicle registry. The mother was pinned against the wall and thankfully… Continue Reading...
Ford’s Australian high performance FPV division Black Concept sedan has been given the green light for production after their a concept version was unveiled last month at the 2011 Australian Auto Show. Following the excitement and positive feedback received at the show, the company decided to produce the car. The concept is based on FPV’s existing Falcon-based muscle sedan…. Continue Reading...
And not the steakhouse either, where suburban G-Wagens are usually sighted. No, Mercedes-Benz is launching a rescue mission deep into the heart of Australia’s outback, where six of its off-roaders have been stranded. Five standard G-Class models and one “military-spec” example are stuck somewhere along the Canning Stock Route, where they blew their shock absorbers… Continue Reading...
A man in Sydney, Australia nearly got away with a stolen Mitsubishi Lancer—if he hadn’t left his driver’s license behind. D’oh! Snidely Whiplash here had his license photocopied by the sales manager prior to driving the 2007 Lancer with a salesman. On the road, the salesman pulled over to allow the man to take the… Continue Reading...
Police have impounded five high performance Nissan Skyline’s after a YouTube video was shot of six cars racing through Adelaide’s Heysen Tunnel in Southern Australia. The sixth car involved was a light-coloured Skyline, and is still at large, but police are confident they will find the driver. The five men arrested, aged 21 to 34… Continue Reading...
Move over NASCAR, some new V8 racing cars are coming to town, to show whose the new boss. We are talking about the possible introduction of the Australian V8 Supercar series to North America. Over the last decade, this Aussie racing series has expanded beyond its island home, having staged races in China, New Zealand… Continue Reading...
Mazda is very excited to show off its Freestyle Cab version of its BT-50 pickup at the upcoming Australian International Motor Show that will be held in Melbourne on July 1st-10th. The BT-50 receives Mazda’s now infamous Freestyle door configuration that was first revealed on the RX-8. By utilizing the unique door configuration, the BT-50… Continue Reading...
The famous Australian V8 Supercars series may be making the Trans-Pacific voyage to North America. Many world-renowned racing drivers like Dario Franchitti, Helio Castroneves, Jacques Villenueve and Sebatian Bourdais have moved to compete in the V8 racing. Furthermore, the international coverage of the series has grown immensely, prompting many international companies to invest in the… Continue Reading...
Forget the Hummer, the Chevrolet Suburban or the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor. The Toyota Land Cruiser is bar none the off-roader. Whether it’s serving UN peacekeepers in far-flung conflict zones, traversing the Australian Outback or ferrying American kids to grade school, the Land Cruiser has done it all, and we salute its six decades of… Continue Reading...