Car News

Toyota 86 – The Drift King; Australian ad featuring Keiichi Tsuchiya

Jul 02, 2012

Toyota Australia has put together a cool new advertising campaign for the just-released Toyota 86, featuring ‘Drift King’ Keiichi Tsuchiya. In the new ad, Tsuchiya demonstrates the car’s agility and fun handling characteristics by carving...

Audi A1 Sportback now on sale in Australia

Jul 02, 2012

Audi Australia has expanded its A1 range with the introduction of the new Audi A1 Sportback. The A1, previously only available in three-door hatch form, now comes in larger five-door guise. The Audi A1 is...

FPV “business as usual”, new ‘GTHO’ model coming

Jul 02, 2012

FPV boss Bryan Mears has confirmed to PerformanceDrive that the rumours surrounding the sale of FPV are not true. Mears also confirmed the launch of a new V8 model later this year. Late last week,...

BMW and Toyota to co-develop new sports car

Jul 02, 2012

BMW and Toyota bosses meet up for a major press conference leading into the weekend, with the two companies looking to work together to develop new technologies. The most interesting news to come from the...

2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrack now on sale in Australia

Jul 01, 2012

Ford Australia has launched the tough new 2012 Ford Range Wildtrack ute. It’s the last variant to be launched in the new rough and ready range, featuring added equipment, and aggressive exterior styling. There’s now...

2013 Ford Mustang GT350 revealed

Jun 30, 2012

Ford and Shelby have pulled the wraps of the new 2013 Ford Mustang GT350. The updated model features interior and exterior revisions, and an optional supercharged V8 engine. Power comes from a 5.0-litre naturally aspirated...

Video: McLaren 12C Spider previewed ahead of July 3 debut

Jun 29, 2012

McLaren has revealed a bit of a preview to the upcoming McLaren 12C Spider, the drop-top version of the McLaren MP4-12C. The new car comes exactly one year after the coupe went on sale. With...

Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake leaked online UPDATE: Official

Jun 29, 2012

An official image of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake has been leaked online, showing the full detail of the sleek new CLS four-door coupe-based wagon. The CLS Shooting Brake debuts in two different turbo-diesel...

Toyota renews its call to remove the luxury car tax (LCT)

Jun 29, 2012

Toyota has expressed more disinterest in Australia’s luxury car tax, and has altered the price of one of its vehicles so that it falls below the new threshold. The Australian Tax Office will increase the...

TRD Toyota GT 86 to debut at 2012 Goodwood Festival

Jun 29, 2012

The hotly anticipated TRD Toyota GT 86 will make a debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. The factory-tuned model features various performance upgrades over the standard GT 86. Simply called the...

Mercedes-Benz SLC ‘baby SLS’ 911 rival on hold – report

Jun 29, 2012

Mercedes-Benz executives have apparently put development of the upcoming Mercedes-Benz SLC on hold as the company reassesses its costs. The new model is set to rival the Porsche 911. (Image rendered speculation only) Pitched as...

Range Rover Evoque R to get the 3.0 supercharged V6 – report

Jun 29, 2012

The sporty new Range Rover Evoque is Australia’s most popular medium SUV in the over $60,000 category. To spice things up even more, Land Rover is believed to be working on an Evoque R or...