All posts by Sean Thompson

Sean specialises in news and road testing. He's a passionate journalist and currently works for a Sydney metro newspaper. Sean is also a car fanatic at heart and dreads the day Aussie car manufacturing comes to an end.

Fiat to buy the rest of Chrysler for $3.65 billion – report

Jan 03, 2014

Fiat has announced it reached an agreement on Wednesday to purchase the remaining shares of Chrysler for $3.65 billion from the United Auto Workers union. The announcement comes after Fiat increased it’s share in Chrysler...

Audi and Google set to announce partnership – report

Jan 02, 2014

The boffins at Audi and Google are expected to announce a partnership deal at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas next week. The partnership could see the German carmaker develop new infotainment systems...

2014 Holden VF Commodore SV6 review (video)

Dec 19, 2013

Driving the latest iteration of the VF Commodore SV6 not long after Holden announced it would cease manufacturing cars in Australia is a bittersweet moment...

Renault Clio R.S. 200 EDC on sale in Australia from $28,790

Dec 12, 2013

Hot hatch fans will rejoice at news Renault has officially launched its new Clio R.S. 200 EDC in Australia. Starting at just $28,790 for the Sport edition and $36,790 for the Cup Trophy at the...

2014 BMW X1 gets minor updates

Dec 12, 2013

BMW has given the X1 a slight facelift inside and out, which will be available on all new models from next year. The changes include stylish air intake vents for the front apron and daytime...

Toyota looking into wireless charging for electric cars

Dec 10, 2013

Being able to park your electric car in the garage at night and have it fully recharged without actually connecting anything could soon be a reality, with Toyota looking into wireless charging for their electric-powered...

Lexus LF-LC Concept set to replace LFA – report

Dec 10, 2013

A car based on the Lexus LF-LC concept is set to go into production as a replacement for the much-loved LFA, becoming the company’s new “halo” model above the RC F Coupe. The news comes...

Tony Abbott says no more money for Holden – report

Dec 07, 2013

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has all but put the final nail in Holden’s coffin, telling the carmaker he would not provide more government funding to the battling company. According to News Limited, Mr Abbott declared...

Politicians crash 227 cars in past two years – report

Dec 04, 2013

Australian politicians aren’t known for their driving skill, so it’s no surprise to learn they’ve crashed 227 cars, dodged 423 tolls and tallied 177 fines in the past two years. The 227 crashes amount to...

Nissan Xtronic CVT transmission under fire

Dec 04, 2013

Nissan is blaming gearbox supplier Jatco – a company it owns a 75 per cent stake in – for problems with its Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Xtronic gearbox is fitted to many of...

Porsche Cayenne Platinum Edition unveiled

Dec 02, 2013

Fans of Porsche’s heavy-duty Cayenne can now buy the classy SUV in a new Platinum Edition model, which includes a host of new visual features. The Platinum Edition will be available in both the petrol...

Saab is back, 9-3 production to start on Monday

Nov 30, 2013

The once defunct car company Saab is officially back on the map after announcing it will start production of its 9-3 sedan once again on Monday. The move comes after Saab rolled pre-production 9-3s out...