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Isuzu D-Max production ramps up again after temporary shutdown

Production of the new Isuzu D-Max is ramping back up again after a parts shortage temporarily interrupted supply of Australian models. Earlier this month, Isuzu Ute Australia issued an urgent bulletin to dealers and wrote to customers to apologise for an unexpected delay in production at its Thailand factory due to a critical component not being...

Iconic Holden dealer switches to Ford

One of Australia’s biggest and longest serving Holden dealers has switched to Ford, in a showroom swap that would have once been unthinkable. The former Suttons Holden dealership in the Sydney suburb of Homebush will soon start selling new Ford cars after a dealer agreement was finalised last week. The new name – Suttons Ford – may not roll...

A modern Lancia 037 Stradale? Yes please!

It remains one of the most iconic rally cars in history, the last rear-wheel drive car to win the World Rally Championship against a horde of four-wheel drive rivals. With rally royalty Walter Röhrl and Markku Alen behind the wheel, the Lancia 037 propelled the Italian manufacturer to the WRC Manufacturers’ title in 1983, against the might of Audi and...

Formula One’s Romain Grosjean escapes fiery crash during Bahrain Grand Prix

French Formula One driver Romain Grosjean walked away from a horrific crash during last night’s Bahrain Grand Prix, escaping with just superficial burns to the hands and feet. The Haas driver – who is without a seat for the 2021 season – hit an Armco barrier at approximately 220km/h, tearing a hole through the escape road fencing, splitting his...

2020 Hyundai Venue Elite long-term review: City living

Let me paint a picture of my street for you: it’s narrow, it’s one-way, it’s located five minutes from the city, and it’s close to two major train stations in a busy little enclave. Cars can park on both sides of the road, and because my suburb is constantly in the grips of ongoing construction, the majority of vehicles are huge utes or vans....

Victoria to fine non-electric car owners who park in designated EV spots

Victoria is the first state to implement fines for non-electric car owners occupying designated electric car charging and parking spots, under new amendments to the state's road rules. In effect from December 1, 2020, the changes standardise the signs and symbols used on electric car parking areas and give councils and other parking operators...

2021 Toyota C-HR GR Sport price and specs: Sportier alternative to Koba trim

The 2021 Toyota C-HR GR Sport has landed, providing our first look at the company's performance-oriented sub-brand. Only available as a hybrid, Toyota has positioned the new C-HR variant as a sportier alternative for buyers, with the new model sitting alongside the range-topping C-HR Koba. A number of updates were made to the C-HR line-up...

BMW shifts factory production to electric vehicles – report

BMW is retooling its factories in Germany to focus on electric vehicles (EVs). All petrol and diesel combustion engines will be produced at the company's plants in England and Austria, while its German factories are converted to build EVs and related components, news outlet Reuters reports. In July 2020, BMW announced it was shifting towards...

Tesla Model S loses its roof in China, Tesla responds

Footage of a Tesla Model S allegedly losing its roof on a freeway has been captured by a dashcam in China, making it the second Tesla vehicle in two months (that we know of) to lose the crucial element while on the road. In the latest video – which was originally posted to Chinese social networking site Weibo before being shared on Reddit – a...

2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 online ordering goes live this week

The 2021 Volkswagen Amarok W580 will go on sale online from midday this Thursday, with the first 30 customers treated to an all-expenses-paid “money can’t buy” experience, including a V8 Supercar track day. One of Australia’s most powerful utes – and soon the only one with a turbo diesel V6 and constant all-wheel-drive once the Mercedes X-Class...

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