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One crucial change to the 2016 Infiniti QX50 (formerly known as the EX35) may have just made the company’s smallestcrossover suddenly relevant. So how does one add appeal to an eight-year-old model, without any significant cosmetic or powertrain updates? By addressing its biggest flaw head-on: size. For the 2016 model year, Infiniti has stretched the QX50’s wheelbase by 3.2 inches, and the crossover is now 4.5 inches longer overall. In addition to a roomier cabin – 8.3 cubic feet more to be exact – there’s one number...Continue reading »

The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final ratings for the long-awaited Tesla Model X.There are just two versions of the 2016 Tesla Model X listed so far, the Model X P90D and the Model X 90D.The EPA rated the 90-kilowatt-hour Model X with as much as 257 miles range. The Model X range ratings are just slightly lower than their Model S counterparts. MPGe figures are available below: Interior volume is reported as identical to the Model S. All vehicles are estimated at 94 cubic feet passenger volume and 26 cubic feet...Continue reading »

If the Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe Concept from this year’s Shanghai Motor Show caught your eye, we’ve got good news. The company confirmed that this model will enter production, and we should see the road-going model early next year, probably at the New York Auto Show. Dr. Gunnar Güthenke, Mercedes’ G-Class boss, confirmed this during an event following this week’s Frankfurt Motor Show. He’s particularly proud of how Mercedes has expanded its crossover and SUV lines, and the addition of the BMW X4-fighting...Continue reading »

A new version of the Toyota C-HR Concept compact crossover makes its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, marking a further step towards a production model that will be revealed in Geneva next spring. Toyota designers have created this new, five-door study following the warm reception given to the original concept when it was revealed at last year’s Paris motor show. The aim is to gauge reaction from target customer groups and obtain feedback that will help the project team in their work to deliver a full production version. The...Continue reading »

Hyundai Motor presents the ‘Vision G’ Coupe Concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, an evolution of its design language that will inspire a family of future premium products. The concept demonstrates Hyundai’s passion for performance and luxury, while also showcasing advanced connectivity and future control technologies. “Vision G is the first high-end premium coupe by Hyundai Motor. Despite its bold and powerful styling, the concept is purposefully understated, creating a balance of opulence and elegance that will resonate...Continue reading »

Nissan today reinforced its European growth strategy whilst firmly holding its position as the top-selling Asian brand in Europe. Nissan also confirmed its commitment to be the most desirable Asian car manufacturer by 2020. Crossover, electric vehicles (EVs) and autonomous drive technology are central to this aspiration and Nissan will continue to defend and grow its leadership of these areas. With the launch of nine new models in Europe since the beginning of 2014, Nissan sets the mark in the crossover segment with new versions of the...Continue reading »

Passing the physical test is undoubtedly the proudest moment of anybody’s driving life. However, it isn’t the most satisfying. This comes when you drive off the forecourt in your own car for the very first time. Nobody forgets their first car. Even if it’s a battered old banger, the motor will always hold a special place in your heart. Nonetheless, it’s imperative that you choose the best car that you can afford. There’s a strong chance that that this will be one of the biggest financial decisions of your life. Getting it wrong...Continue reading »

Flow-enhanced design with a drag coefficient of 0.25; a powerful, all-electric e-tron quattro drive with up to 370 kW – Audi is presenting the Audi e-tron quattro concept at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Audi e‑tron quattro concept uses the power of three electric motors: One electric motor drives the front axle, the two others act on the rear axle. Total output is 320 kW. The driver can even mobilize 370 kW and over 800 Nm (590.0 lb-ft) of torque temporarily while boosting. The concept study thus performs like a sports car....Continue reading »

Mercedes-Benz is being coy about the IAA Concept you see above. The Germany automaker admits its name is short for Intelligent Aerodynamic Automobile, but isn’t letting out much more. In a very short statement, Mercedes describes the IAA as “two cars in one: an aerodynamics world champion and a four-door coupé embodying irresistible design.” Does that mean the IAA points the way forward for the next version of the brand’s shapely CLS, which it also refers to as a four-door coupe? Probably, but we’re not...Continue reading »

Holden has taken the covers off the quickest, most powerful, most advanced Commodore ever built, the Commodore VFII.VFII introduces a new 6.2-litre LS3 engine to all V8 models, along with numerous upgrades including bi-modal exhaust, mechanical sound enhancer and all-new styling cues. Making its debut at a special, custom-built Commodore Gallery at the brand’s headquarters in Port Melbourne, Holden today celebrated 37 years of  Commodore by bringing together more than 30 Commodores, from one of the very first 1978 VB Commodores, to...Continue reading »