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Not A G'Day For VW Down Under

Almost 100,000 diesel-powered personal and commercial vehicles will get checked out by VW in Australia as part of global scandal.


An Australian report claims that the Ford GT is getting carbon fiber wheels from Carbon Revolution, the same supplier as the Shelby Mustang GT350R. Ford says that there's no final decision whether to offer them... yet.


An alleged car thief in Australia ran out of road and eventually land while running from police Wednesday afternoon. Officers ended up having to apprehend him from the ocean.


With the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership unveiled, we're now seeing the potential impact the free-trade deal would have on the auto industry.


The addition of the 6.2-liter LS3 V8 makes the VF Series II the quickest, most powerful version of the Holden Commodore yet in the 37-year history of the line.


Australian Solar Car Could Keep Going, And Going, And Going

EVX Ventures, from Australia, is proposing the Immortus solar EV, which could technically drive forever on solar power. You'll need to go slow, though.


There's still hope for a more powerful version of the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata, and while a turbo is possible, that might not be the only avenue.


Some cars make our hearts beat faster. This particular Lexus RC F takes it a step further by displaying our heart rate on the outside with special electroluminescent paint.


Toyota rolls out its all-new Fortuner in Australia and Thailand, based on the HiLux pickup and with a slightly smaller form to the 4Runner we know in America.


The Stella Lux is a solar-powered EV created by a group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands that can sit four people and is taking on the World Solar Challenge in Australia in October.


US Automaker Had Nothing To Do With Shady Larosa Holdings

Australian authorities are investigating a company for allegedly stealing investor's money by promising to buy Tesla stock and not following through. The equivalent of over $1.78 million might have been lost by people across the country.


Ford has trademarked the name Ranger Raptor in Australia, and the company has been spied testing an off-road-ready version of the pickup with a snorkel, fender flares, and a brush bar.


Three months after Ford revealed the updated Ranger in the Asia Pacific region, it's rolling out the new, more rugged flagship Ranger Wildtrak as well.


A former managing director of Fiat Chrysler Australia is accused of misappropriating the equivalent of $23.1 million. He bought yachts, held lavish Christmas parties, and supported friends' businesses.


Australia's Quantum Performance Vehicles reveals the GP700, an extreme machine packing 700 horsepower, weighing 1,500 pounds, and capable of a 2.6-second 0-62 time.


A man from Australia became an internet sensation after he received a speeding ticket for going exactly the speed limit last month.


HiLux is one Toyota's top-selling nameplates and the most popular in Australia. The truck has just been replaced with an all-new, eighth-generation model that's tougher, more capable, safer, and more comfortable than the model it replaces.


The Scion FR-S is rumored to get a refresh next year with updated styling, an improved suspension, and slightly more power from its 2.0-liter engine.


Holden is bringing over the Opel/Vauxhall Astra GTC and VXR three-door hatchbacks along with the Cascada convertible down to Australia for the first time.


Holden will join Opel, Vauxhall and the rest of Europe in losing access to GM's plug-in hybrid Volt after disappointing sales dating back to its 2012 debut.


Australia and New Zealand will get to experience some of America's big pickups starting in October when exports of the Ram 2500 and 3500 from the US will begin there. The local importer will convert them to right-hand drive before they go on sale.

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