Motoring News

Wed 21 Nov 2018

Just quietly...the new Mercedes-Benz GLE sounds amazing

Just quietly...the new Mercedes-Benz GLE sounds amazing

THE new luxury SUV from Mercedes-Benz has a ground-breaking feature to help protect a surprising body part during an accident.

TESTED: Check out the radical 2019 model Toyota RAV4

TESTED: Check out the radical 2019 model Toyota RAV4

USUALLY vanilla family SUV spices up its image with sporty design and driving dynamics, but there’s a bigger addition under the bonnet.

Tue 20 Nov 2018

USED CAR: Why the Mazda CX-5 is Australia’s favourite SUV

USED CAR: Why the Mazda CX-5 is Australia’s favourite SUV

THE Mazda CX-5 is AUstralia’s most popular SUV, but if you are buying a used one make sure you look out for these potential issues.

What Aussies really think of driverless cars

What Aussies really think of driverless cars

CAR companies are telling us that we need autonomous vehicles but do we really want them on our roads? The results are telling.

Skoda promises new models with fireworks and a light show

Skoda promises new models with fireworks and a light show

Skoda’s Scala hatch is tipped to be a slightly slimmer version of the Vision RS Paris show concept.

'We're all brothers': Change in attitude needed on roads

premium_icon 'We're all brothers': Change in attitude needed on roads

While a heated debate about road safety has sparked a divide between Coast drivers and cyclists, there are still those who can see the issue from both sides.

Mon 19 Nov 2018

Tested: Audi’s Lamborghini twin

Tested: Audi’s Lamborghini twin

AUDI’S most expensive model might not look and feel as brash as its rampaging cousin but underneath there are lots of similarities.

In urban SUVs, the front-wheel drive version is all you need

In urban SUVs, the front-wheel drive version is all you need

CHEAPER to buy and service, a front-drive SUV will be thriftier and easier on brakes than an AWD.

Bold change to world’s favourite car - Toyota Corolla sedan

Bold change to world’s favourite car - Toyota Corolla sedan

TOYOTA details new four-door variant of popular hatch with revamped dimensions to make it sportier than ever.

Korea's Kia Optima v Japan's Toyota Camry: who wins?

Korea's Kia Optima v Japan's Toyota Camry: who wins?

Top-spec medium sedans, a lacklustre segment, pack safety gear, comfort items and brisk performance

Perils of school 'pick-up panic'

Perils of school 'pick-up panic'

A select few take 'pick-up panic' to a level that leaves many in disbelief.

Sun 18 Nov 2018

MAJOR RECALL: Car doors may unlatch and open while driving

MAJOR RECALL: Car doors may unlatch and open while driving

A product safety recall has been issued affecting a major car brand, after it was discovered a faulty latch could mean doors can swing open while driving.

Sat 17 Nov 2018

Big changes to parking fines

Big changes to parking fines

IF you’ve ever copped a parking fine for staying a few minutes longer than you’d paid for, this new rule will come as good news.

Driverless cars will be used for sex and nobody is surprised

Driverless cars will be used for sex and nobody is surprised

NO doubt, autonomous vehicles will change a lot of things. But also our sex lives? Researchers say all that extra free time will lead to … the back seat.

Academic says road safety is 'everybody's responsibility'

premium_icon Academic says road safety is 'everybody's responsibility'

'The person riding is a mum or a dad or a friend, somebody that you should just go around instead of being frustrated at.'

ROAD TEST: Nissan Qashqai is a small SUV big on value

ROAD TEST: Nissan Qashqai is a small SUV big on value

Packed with the latest safety kit and as well as high-end Nappa leather-covered seats, the Nissan Qashqai Ti grade starts from $37,990 plus on-roads.

Fri 16 Nov 2018

New Renault Koleos delivers sharp value for families

New Renault Koleos delivers sharp value for families

IT has a European badge and a premium design but comes with a bargain basement price. Here’s why the Renault Koleos is one of the most under-rated SUVs.

The dual-cab ute ad deemed too racy for television

The dual-cab ute ad deemed too racy for television

FORD has been forced back to the drawing board after censors decided its new ad for the Ranger Raptor was unsuitable for television.

'I don't know if you're going to come home in a body bag'

premium_icon 'I don't know if you're going to come home in a body bag'

A Sunshine Coast cyclist wants to remove the divide between drivers and cyclists, and show riders aren't just "traffic hazards".

Four-year fight against 'dud cars' sees breakthrough

premium_icon Four-year fight against 'dud cars' sees breakthrough

They said he was crazy, said it would never work, but Ashton Wood's consumer advocacy campaign against "dud" cars has broken through.

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