Australian

Top 10 cars to look forward to in 2012 in Australia

Jan 28, 2012

A number of very interesting and highly-anticipated vehicles will make their way to local shores this year. Here’s a list of what we think is the top 10 cars to look forward to in 2012...

Toyota Australia to cut about 350 jobs at Altona plant

Jan 23, 2012

Toyota Australia is cutting about 350 jobs at its Altona production facilities in Victoria due to recent pressures to its operations, low sales and subsequent low production volumes. The strong Aussie dollar is also making...

2012 Holden Calais V VE Series II V6 review – quick spin

Jan 18, 2012

The Holden Calais has been an Aussie icon for almost three decades now, since being introduced in 1984. Does the 2012 Holden Calais V VE Series II V6 live up to the nameplate and the...

Summernats 25 one of the biggest ever, not without incident though

Jan 12, 2012

At last weekend’s Summernats 25, just over 90,000 car enthusiasts flocked to Canberra’s Exhibition Park to check out some of the finest street machines Australia has to offer, with beers, boobs and burnouts aplenty. There...

Ford Falcon future secure until 2016, Holden Commodore future pending

Jan 10, 2012

There’s been a bit of nervous tension lately surrounding the future of Australian-made vehicles, with declining sales of icons such as the Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore only making the tension more unsettling. At the...

Walkinshaw Performance for Holden Cruze, Captiva and Barina

Jan 09, 2012

Holden tuning specialist Walkinshaw Performance has announced a range of new upgrade packages for the Holden Barina, Holden Captiva and Holden Cruze. The upgrades are developed in conjunction with Irmscher. Walkinshaw says that is not...

Holden Commodore loses top spot in Australian sales for 2011

Jan 05, 2012

The Mazda3 has overtaken the Aussie Holden Commodore as Australia’s most popular vehicle, according to official 2011 VFACTS figures. The Commodore has been the country’s best-selling vehicle for the past 15 years. Holden made 40,617...

Summernats 25 starts today with reintroduced Citycruise event

Jan 05, 2012

Just a friendly reminder to all the street machine and four and rotary enthusiasts out there, Summernats 25 kicks off today! In case you forgot. Summernats will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, kicking...

2012 Holden Calais V Series II preview

Jan 04, 2012

PerformanceDrive is preparing its quick spin review of the new 2012 Holden Calais V Series II, fitted with the revised 3.6-litre SIDI V6 engine. The 2012 Calais features the least update changes of all the...

Video: BMW 1 Series involved in carjack and police chase

Dec 15, 2011

A couple has been arrested after fleeing police in the Hunter region of NSW. The couple were involved in a police chase after carjacking a BMW 1 Series hatch earlier today. According to the reports,...

We don’t need another hero: Police testosterone reaches anabolic new level

Dec 09, 2011

Do you ever get the feeling the Government just keeps telling you what to do? Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Eat more bananas. Exercise now, but don’t exercise now. Support the mining industry (even though it’s...

HSV Clubsport R8 SV-R Queensland Police vehicles unveiled

Dec 06, 2011

In conjunction with the Queensland Police Fleet Management Branch, Queensland Police Service has unveiled four HSV ClubSport R8 SV-R (Special Vehicle Response) vehicles. They feature power boosts and will be used for highway patrol duties...