Motoring News

Mon 16 Jul 2018

READER QUESTIONS: Why do I have to wait months for a car?

READER QUESTIONS: Why do I have to wait months for a car?

Many car brands charge you extra for active safety gear, but the optional extras may mean you have to wait months for your car.

OPINION: Fatal distraction putting people in line of fire

OPINION: Fatal distraction putting people in line of fire

Distraction is a major safety issue for drivers and pedestrians.

Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna reveals motoring loves

Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna reveals motoring loves

Matildas striker Lisa De Vanna knows how to spot an opening but our top-scoring female soccer player can’t stand drivers who won't let others merge.

Hatch at the top of its game: Used car VW Polo 2010-17

Hatch at the top of its game: Used car VW Polo 2010-17

VW’s Polo hatch stands out in the compact class. It’s pleasing and talented to drive with mature styling and decent fit and finish.

Aston Martin creates world’s craziest hot hatch

Aston Martin creates world’s craziest hot hatch

British brand creates a hot hatch straight out of an environmentalist’s nightmare.

Fri 13 Jul 2018

Mini confirms first plug-in hybrid for Australia

Mini confirms first plug-in hybrid for Australia

British brand is showing its greener side with new efficient version of its largest car.

Updated Mini Cooper range goes big on gadgets

Updated Mini Cooper range goes big on gadgets

Mini maintains its niche appeal with a concierge to assist drivers and yet more custom options to add to the price

Secret files reveal regular problems with our popular utes

Secret files reveal regular problems with our popular utes

Documents have revealed true extent of faults with some of Australia’s top-selling utes, and the truth is downright disturbing.

Car industry’s secret scrutiny

Car industry’s secret scrutiny

To avoid buying a lemon, you need accurate data on vehicle quality and reliability. Australia’s car brands collect this information — but won’t share it.

Thu 12 Jul 2018

Car finance versus car sharing - better to buy or rent?

Car finance versus car sharing - better to buy or rent?

We crunch the numbers to find out if it’s cheaper to buy a car or subscribe to a car-sharing scheme.

Italy auto workers strike over $300m-plus Ronaldo deal

Italy auto workers strike over $300m-plus Ronaldo deal

Workers would rather see the reported $300m-plus contract and transfer fee spent on improving the company’s portfolio of vehicles.

First drive of monster utes arriving in Holden showrooms

First drive of monster utes arriving in Holden showrooms

It's as wide as a Kenworth and dwarfs Toyota HiLux utes. We take the Chevrolet Silverado three-and-a-half tonne beast on a two-hour test drive.

BMW adds cheaper luxury hatch to Australian line-up

BMW adds cheaper luxury hatch to Australian line-up

German brand adds a more affordable variant to its oddball 6-Series Gran Turismo range.

Are you driving around with a damaged car?

Are you driving around with a damaged car?

Most of the time it's just a slight graze and we head off without a second thought.

New Holden Commodore earns its police stripes

New Holden Commodore earns its police stripes

Police in South Australia to trial the imported Holden Commodore for general duties and highway patrol suitability.

Bugatti reveals ultra-exclusive machine worth $11m-plus

Bugatti reveals ultra-exclusive machine worth $11m-plus

This French missile might even be too much for those living in the fast lane — it will be even dearer than the Chiron stablemate.

Elderly woman trapped as car rolls 150m down embankment

Elderly woman trapped as car rolls 150m down embankment

MULTIPLE emergency services crews worked together to free an elderly woman from her car after the vehicle rolled 150m down an embankment.

Wed 11 Jul 2018

Updated 2019 model Kia Sportage elevated on best SUV list

Updated 2019 model Kia Sportage elevated on best SUV list

Another week, another new SUV — but here’s why the just updated Kia Sportage should make your shortlist.

Tue 10 Jul 2018

The $1.4m Nissan 'monster' breaks the bank

The $1.4m Nissan 'monster' breaks the bank

Japanese brand is preparing one of the world’s most hardcore machines with looks straight out of a sci-fi movie.

Cars won’t look the same again

Cars won’t look the same again

AUDI’S radical new SUV will be different in more ways than one, as the global car giant rolls out its latest hi-tech gadget.

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