A Ranger EV? Internal combustion still the right choice for most customers, says Ford

Photos / David Linklater, supplied Ford’s global executives have reaffirmed that the Blue Oval doesn’t just intended to persist with diesel and petrol-powered Rangers in its International Markets Group (which includes New Zealand) in the years ahead – it’s ...

2024 Volkswagen ID.4 electric car: Australian pricing, timing and everything else we know so far

Here’s everything we know so far about VW’s long-awaited ID.4 SUV in Australia. (Image credit: Tom White) Volkswagen is a little late to the electric car party in Australia, despite fielding an impressive suite of models in its home ...

“There’s more to cutting emissions than simply buying an electric car”

Deputy editor John McIlroy recently visited BMW’s innovation centre and found out how the German company plans to clean up more than just exhaust emissions

“There’s more to cutting emissions than simply going electric”

Deputy editor John McIlroy recently visited BMW’s innovation centre and found out how the German company plans to clean up more than just exhaust emissions

Volvo XC90's electric successor confirmed as the EX90, due for reveal Nov. 9

Volvo is working on an electric successor to its popular XC90, and on Wednesday the automaker provided the first details and confirmed the vehicle’s debut for Nov. 9. The new SUV will go by the name EX90, and will ...

New Xpeng G9 electric SUV arrives with claimed 436-mile range

The new Xpeng G9 electric off-roader boasts plenty of advanced tech, and could potentially go on sale in Europe next year

New Volvo EX90 to be revealed on 9th November 2022 with advanced safety tech

Swedish firm’s new flagship EX90 electric SUV will replace the Volvo XC90 and come loaded with next-generation safety and driver assistance systems

Entry-level BMW i1 & i2 EVs could launch by decade-end

Both EVs will be manufactured in Germany and are expected to be in production till 2035. According to a media report, BMW could be working on introducing two all-new entry-level offerings to their global EV line-up. Reports suggest that ...

Malaysia Targets 38% EV Market Share Growth By 2040

Malaysia is set to grow its overall EV market share to 38% by the year 2040 under the newly-launched Low Carbon Aspiration 2040 initiative. Unveiled by our beloved prime minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob, this new initiative will be ...

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Photos / David Linklater Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo 4S 452km Range $224,500 Price 4.1 sec 0-100 kmph 446l Boot Pros Even sexier than the sedan Virtuouso performance/handling Can tear up gravel big-time  Cons Still snug in the rear Loadspace ...

Who will win? Kia and Hyundai sales race remains close with more cars to come in 2022

New models from Hyundai and Kia both look to turn the tide on the sibling brands’ sales battle. The sales figures between sibling brands Kia and Hyundai are almost neck and neck, with little more than 1000 units separating ...

How Genesis is targeting Kia and Hyundai buyers to become a genuine rival for BMW and Mercedes-Benz

The Genesis Studio in Melbourne is only one of two in Australia – the other is located in Sydney’s CBD. Fast-growing premium brand Genesis is on a mission to steal sales from other upmarket brands, but also usher people ...

Renault Captur? Almost, it's the new 2023 Mitsubishi ASX, but Australian plans are absent

Familiar? The 2023 Mitsubishi ASX is effectively a rebadged Renault Captur for the European market. The enduringly popular Mitsubishi ASX small SUV has lasted for more than a decade on its first generation, but now there’s a new one. ...

Jeep's Aussie assault! Recon and Wagoneer S electric cars, box-fresh Cherokee, and more on the way

The Jeep Recon promises to combine off-road ability with an all-electric powertrain, but will it be a success in Australia? Jeep has confirmed it will launch a fresh assault on the Australian market, led by its new wave of ...

Kiwi prices for VW's ID.4 EV announced: yes, you can have that $8625 rebate

Photos / Supplied Volkswagen New Zealand’s new ID.4 will join the Clean Car Discount club with a drive-away starting price of $79,990 in entry-level Pro specification – just $10 shy of the $80k cap, but sufficient to get buyers ...

2023 Renault Trafic E-Tech Electric revealed in Europe as next electric van after Mercedes-Benz eVito, Ford E-Transit Custom

The Renault Trafic Van E-Tech Electric is joined by a bizarrely named version of the Kangoo, the Hippie Caviar Motel. Renault has joined the slew of new electric vans being revealed this week with the 2023 Renault Trafic E-Tech ...

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Better than any current electric car, hybrid or PHEV: Why the coming all-new Mercedes-Benz EQC might be the best attainable luxury EV in the world

All change: the next-gen EQC SUV and Sedan expected from 2024 might share design elements with the striking Vision EQXX concept. Mercedes-Benz is developing a next-generation medium-sized luxury SUV and sedan spinoff that might prove to be the benchmark ...

GAC's Aion EV brand unveils 1,200-hp hypercar

China’s GAC may have given up on its ambitions to enter the U.S., but the automaker is rapidly expanding elsewhere and in 2020 established the new brand Aion devoted to electric vehicles. Aion currently operates exclusively in China, where ...

Mullen Five RS coming with Tesla Plaid performance

Fresh from its acquisition of Bollinger earlier in September, fellow U.S. electric vehicle startup Mullen last week announced plans for a version of its upcoming Five crossover with performance to rival Plaid versions of Tesla’s Model S and Model ...

WATCH: How far can electric cars really go?

In our latest video, we drive 10 new electric cars until they die to see how close they can get to their official ranges in near-ideal conditions...

Bugatti cautious on more practical vehicle for second model line

Bugatti has been toying with the idea of a second, more practical model line for more than a decade, with the company even previewing a potential sedan in 2009 with the Galibier 16C concept. Under the reign of former ...

Volkswagen ID. Buzz: prices, specs and conversions

Volkswagen’s all-electric ID. Buzz MPV is now available to order in the UK, with three variants and up to 258 miles of range

New Renault Hippie Caviar Motel electric adventure van makes public debut

Built around the Kangoo E-Tech Electric, the Hippie Caviar Motel showcases what a sustainable zero-emissions campervan could look like

Is it worth waiting for Kia EV6 or Tesla Model Y when you could possibly have a Subaru Solterra sooner?

Currently there is a five-month wait for the entry-grade Tesla Model Y in Australia. Next year is shaping up to be a massive year for electric vehicle launches in Australia, with some major brands set to finally enter the ...

Ford says it ‘learned a lot’ from Tesla

Photo / Supplied A senior Ford executive has admitted the brand has learnt from Tesla’s approach to selling electric vehicles. Lisa Drake, Ford’s vice president for EV industrialisation, said the brand would follow Tesla’s lead by concentrating on a ...

Jeep to go after Range Rover, Mercedes-Benz and Lexus with new range of luxury Wagoneer models in Australia

The Jeep Wagoneer S will be the first of the brand’s ultra-premium offerings in Australia. Jeep has committed to a right-hand drive future and has big plans for the Australian market. And they don’t come much bigger than chasing ...

2023 Mercedes-Benz eVito pricing and specs: New electric van rival to Ford E-Transit Custom arrives

Mercedes-Benz introduces two eVito electric vans for the Australian market. Two new electric vans join the Australian market thanks to Mercedes-Benz, one a commercial vehicle and one for passengers, both under the eVito nameplate. Both electric vans feature different ...

Better looking than a Hyundai Staria Load? 2023 Ford Transit Custom makes public debut as box-fresh box van due in Australia late next year

Though Ford is yet to detail exact powertrain specifications, the 2023 Transit Custom will be offered with a diesel engine. Ten years after the debut of the current-generation Transit Custom, Ford has given its all-new replacement its first public ...

More details for all-new Ford Transit Custom revealed

Photo / Supplied Ford recently showcased its all-new electric Transit Custom at the IAA Transportation Show for 2022 in Hannover, Germany.   This is the latest commercial vehicle from the automaker, and it shares a platform with the upcoming Volkswagen ...

Electric cars: A comprehensive guide to understanding all the basics

EVs are most efficient between 50-80 km/h. If you’re doing highway runs, don’t expect anything more than 7 km/kWh at triple-digit speeds. BHPian carmayogi recently shared this with other enthusiasts. It’s mid-2022 and EVs are all the buzz. Globally, ...

ChargeNet launches Rotorua’s first hyper-rapid EV charging site

Photo / Supplied Range anxiety will soon be a thing of the past for Rotorua’s EV owners, with the launch of new hyper-rapid EV chargers that provide an improved, quicker charging experience, and double Rotorua’s EV charging capacity. The ...

Take your supercar camping! Porsche unveils rooftop tent for 911, Taycan, Macan, Cayenne, and Panamera

A roof tent is quite attention-grabbing, especially on top of a Porsche 911. If you thought owning a sports car, say a Porsche 911, meant limiting your outdoor adventures, Porsche wants to try and prove you wrong. The latest ...

MG ZS EV 2023 review

Better in every way? The MG ZS EV better be! There are LED tail lights. (image credit: Tom White) There are LED headlights. (image credit: Tom White) The ZS EV wears 17-inch alloy wheels. (image credit: Tom White) The ...

MG ZS EV vs Hyundai Kona Electric: 2022 twin test review

Entry-level electric SUVs from MG and Hyundai are put through their paces to find the penny-pinching champion

Will Ford fall behind MG waiting for the new Mustang?

The Ranger is Ford’s best seller, but with long wait times, MG could pounce on the Blue Oval’s current position. What will make it to Australia first – the new Ford Mustang or an expanded MG line-up? It may ...

Why is the car industry standing in the way of this option for car buyers? | Opinion

Would you consider buying an import if it meant less waiting for a new car? The end of 2022 is now in sight, Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You should start playing at your local supermarket ...

Lightyear 0 achieves record low drag coefficient

Dutch electric vehicle startup Lightyear is edging closer to realizing production of its sleek 0 sedan which is being developed to be as efficient as possible. This efficiency drive extends to the aerodynamics where Lightyear was able to achieve ...

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