Showing posts in the category of Australia

New Mad Max Trailer Hits the Road and it's Packed with Crazy Rides


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Automotive mayhem was always at the epicenter of the Mad Max franchise and the trailer for the next installment named "Mad Max: Fury Road" does not disappoint.

That's Some Scary Sheetz; Lightning Strikes Down Tree on Car


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Lightning is one of nature's greatest shows, but at the same time, it's also one of the most deadliest and unpredictable weather phenomena.

Angry Ram Denies Trespassing to Subaru, Forces Driver to Reverse


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Apparently rams don’t discriminate against vehicles: they hate cars as much as they hate motorcycles.

The latest video of a vehicle-hating ram comes from Australia, where the driver of a Subaru faced the wrath of a stubborn ram while going uphill on a dirt road.

Workers Use Fork Lift to Illegally Move Legally Parked Ford


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What can you do when a parked car obstructs your work? Under normal circumstances, not much. But when you have a fork lift at your disposal, ideas may spring to mind.

X-Men Kia Sorento Has Wolverine's Claws Up Its Butt


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Why on earth would someone graft Wolverine's adamantium claws on the back of a 2016 Kia Sorento? We’ll, they're actually up front too and the reason for that is purely promotional.

Future Cars: A Modern Take On Aussie Ford Falcon Coupe


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When people think muscle cars, generally, icons of America’s most noteworthy V8’s come to mind - Camaro, Mustang and Challenger to just name a few. However down under in Australia, where most things that crawl into your shoes will try and bite you; there are two RWD V8 arch rivals. Holden’s Commodore and Ford’s long-serving Falcon.

Sadly for our Aussie fans, both are a dying breed; Ford is stopping local vehicle production in 2016 and Holden in 2017. In Ford’s case it means killing the Falcon nameplate (one of the longest running in automotive history) and bringing an end to the blue oval’s last RWD V8-powered sedan.

Obituaries aside, what if Ford reversed their decision and even better still, revived Mad Max’s most favoured drive - the Ford Falcon Coupe? Great you say? So let's illustratively explore with a proposal I’ve put together:

All-New Ford Everest Off-Road SUV Unveiled [w/Videos]


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Ford has unveiled the all-new Everest seven-seat SUV ahead of its debut at the Guangzhou Auto Show next week. Based on the Ford Ranger pickup truck, the Everest is described as an off-road SUV, as it features a body-on-frame construction, four-wheel drive, an active transfer case with Torque on Demand and a Terrain Management System.

Ford's New Everest SUV to Debut on Nov. 13 [w/Video]


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Ford's Asia Pacific arm has dropped one last video teaser announcing the premiere of the all-new Everest SUV on November 13.

Does an HSV V8 Version of Cadillac's CTS Make Sense?


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This is an artist's impression of what a Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) edition of a V8-powered Cadillac CTS could look like – if they ever made one, that is.

Honda to Kill Euro Accord Next Year, No Replacement Planned


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A Honda executive has confirmed that the Euro-spec Honda Accord will be terminated globally in 2015 without a direct replacement on the horizon.

Holden Updates VF Commodore for 2015 Model-Year


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Having been around for almost a year and a half, the Holden VF Commodore doesn’t change much for 2015.

It receives paddle shifters, some new rims for the sporty SS V Redline model as well very light sprinkling of tech and two new colors. The latter also exclusively features a Jet Black inside “with optional titanium interior highlights.”

This is Why Both Dashcams and Helmets Are Life Savers


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A little girl riding her bike at a caravan park gave herself and a motorist a nasty surprise when she slammed into the car's hood.

Aussie 1972 Ford Fairmont XA Coupe for $75k is a Tough Sale


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Australian fans of the Valiant Charger and Holden Monaro may disagree, but for the rest of the world, Ford's 1970s Falcon and its derivatives is the most well-known two-door muscle car from Down Under. That's mostly because of its role in the Mad Max franchise.

Mercedes-AMG Performance Studio Crafts Unique C63 AMG Edition 507 for Australia


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Mercedes-AMG’s Performance Studio has released photos of an exclusive model built for Mercedes-Benz Australia, a one-off C 63 AMG Edition 507.

Sweet Karma for Driver Pulling a Reckless U-Turn in Front of Unmarked Police Car


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Watch the moment a pickup truck driver almost caused an accident by making a rash U-turn in front of a grey Toyota sedan, which turned out to be an unmarked police car.

This Bird Could Be the Biggest Troll Ever


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Have you ever seen a bird troll a cyclist? Now you will in this footage provided by an Australian bicyclist who was harassed by a magpie on at least two separate occasions.

Ford Shares New Details and Photos on 2015 Falcon Facelift


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Just before the revised Falcon FG X goes on sale in November, Ford Australia released some new photos and information on the series that includes six sedans and five pickup truck versions.

New Holden HSV GTS Maloo is Mad; Has 577 HP


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HSV, Holden’s sporty vehicle arm, decided that it was a good idea to transfer the 577 / 740 Nm (545 lb-ft) V8 from the Holden HSV Gen-F GTS into the Maloo ute body shell. It resulted in the HSV GTS Maloo, probably the maddest and fastest vehicle of its type ever.

Subaru Gives BRZ a Striped Special Edition with STI Goods for Australia


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Offering additional extras on a car at a reduced price is a tried and tested way to get buyers into showrooms – just don't expect any performance upgrades from Subaru's special BRZ.

Jeremy Clarkson in GT-R Races Racy Aussie Hurdler Michelle Jenneke


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Jeremy Clarkson hopped in a Nissan GT-R and challenged Australian hurdler and 2010 Youth Olympics silver medalist Michelle Jenneke during the Top Gear Festival in Sydney.