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Ex-VW boss Winterkorn denies knowing about defeat devices

Jan 20, 2017

Volkswagen’s ex-CEO, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, has told German lawmakers he was unaware of the existence of any defeat devices fitted to 11 million VW vehicles before late August, 2015. Winterkorn, who has since resigned...

Volkswagen negotiates $4.3b deal with U.S. Justice Department

Jan 12, 2017

Volkswagen has negotiated the terms of a criminal and civil settlement with the U.S. Justice Department worth $4.3 billion, according to reports. The settlement, now in a concrete draft format, is still pending approval by...

2017 Volvo V40 D4 Polestar review (video)

Jan 02, 2017

Its revival time for the Scandinavian car maker’s offering in the small luxury hatch segment. First hitting Australian shores in 2013, the mid-life Volvo V40 update has been tweaked with some needed touch ups, and...

2016 Mitsubishi Triton Exceed review: Off-road test (video)

Dec 22, 2016

Having driven all of the popular 4×4 utes available in Australia, we’re convinced the latest Mitsubishi Triton Exceed is the most off-road-capable package on the new-car market. Don’t believe us? We put together a proper...

Volkswagen settles on $1 billion buy-back or fix plan for 3.0 TDI engines in U.S.

Dec 21, 2016

Volkswagen has reached an agreement with U.S. regulators, agreeing to a $1 billion settlement in regard to its 3.0-litre TDI engines embroiled in the dieselgate scandal. The $1 billion settlement includes plans to fix, or...

Volkswagen to contribute $200 million to pollution fund in U.S.

Dec 21, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to contribute as much as US$200 million into a pollution reduction fund in the U.S. in the ongoing aftermath of the dieselgate emissions scandal. A source closely involved on the settlement told...

Volkswagen to spend up to US$1.6b on buy-back plan in Canada

Dec 20, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to a buy-back program in Canada worth some US$1.6 billion in the aftermath of the dieselgate emissions scandal. The deal is said to involve a buy-back, fix or compensation deal for the...

2017 Land Rover Discovery prices & specs for Australia revealed

Dec 19, 2016

Australian prices, specifications and the complete model lineup for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery has been revealed, with three engines and four main trim levels confirmed. According to data on RedBook, Australia will receive TD4,...

2017 Mitsubishi Triton update now on sale in Australia

Dec 16, 2016

Some revisions have been made to the Mitsubishi Triton ute for the 2017 model year update, with added technology and safety for most variants. All 2017 model pick-up models (body tray) come with a reversing...

2016 Jaguar F-PACE 30d vs BMW X3 xDrive30d: comparison (video)

Dec 15, 2016

So it’s an easy win for the new Jaguar F-PACE on the design front when compared with BMW’s ageing and rather uninteresting X3 design. But how does the newcomer from England shape up against one...

2017 Maserati Ghibli on sale in Australia from $138,990

Dec 13, 2016

Maserati has updated the Ghibli for 2017, and it’s now on sale in Australia. It brings more power, more technology, while offering customers more exclusivity. The MY17 is available in two new trim lines called...

2017 BMW 5 Series on sale in Australia from $93,900, arrives March

Dec 12, 2016

BMW Australia has confirmed the pricing of the crucial new G30 5 Series, which arrives in local showrooms in March, 2017. The range opens with the 2.0-litre diesel-powered 520d at $93,900, which represents a $9145...

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