This week, a pair of seven-seat family haulers go head-to-head. Alpine Australia managing director, Andrew Moore, made no bones about the fact the new A110 is targeted directly at the Porsche 718 Cayman. If our latest poll is any guide, the reborn French brand has its work cut out taking on the four-cylinder, mid-engined Porsche.…

Ralf Speth commits to making the next-generation Defender a forward-looking showpiece. Land Rover will launch its next-generation Defender next year, 71 years after founder of The Rover Company, Maurice Wilks, created the iconic first-generation car. The company showed the DC100 concept (pictured) at the 2011 Frankfurt motor show, but went back to the drawing board after being…

Upcoming Taycan to get high-riding wagon derivative with identical all-electric powertrain. Porsche has confirmed the Mission E Cross Turismo will be going into production, creating 300 new jobs at its Zuffenhausen headquarters in the process. A derivative of the all-electric Taycan – previously known as the Mission E – the Cross Turismo is a high-riding sportswagon…

Cheaper variant to have less range, rear-wheel-drive only – but it still doesn’t cost US$35,000 Tesla have commenced sales of its mid-range Model 3, priced from US$45,000 ($63,400). The previously-unannounced Model 3 will sit between the current Long Range and Performance models, and the yet-to-be-released entry-level model. The new variant comes in at US$9,000 ($12,650)…

One of the world’s most closely guarded secrets is when the next Land Rover Defender might appear and what it will look like. No-one seems to know anything, not a single solitary thing. Not when, what, where or how. Nothing. For years, it’s been a total information lockdown, as if Britain’s domestic spy agency, MI5,…

But it’s not clear whether Ford is showing us an electrified take on the GT Fastback, or something else entirely. Ford has teased a new electrified Mustang model of some kind, but whether it’s the rumoured ‘Mach 1’ SUV or a proper electric-boosted take on the current coupe remains to be seen. Whatever the car…

Chinese premium start-up confirms 2019 TCR motorsport entry alongside 373kW road car concept. Lynk & Co has confirmed it will enter the FIA World Touring Car Cup in partnership with Cyan Racing, revealing a 500hp (373kW) road car concept based on its new 03 sedan. When it hits the track in 2019, the Lynk & Co…

The plans are 5 or 10 per cent cheaper than the existing offerings, depending on how long you select. Volkswagen has announced new three- and five-year service plans across its range, helping lower costs by five and 10 per cent respectively. The new program, inventively dubbed Volkswagen Service Plan, replaces the current Assured Service Price…

The top-spec Peugeot 308 offers an upmarket look and feel with a dash of French flair. Pros and Cons Pros Classy looks Premium cabin finishes Smooth, characterful engine Refined drive experience Large boot area It’s not a Golf or Mazda 3 Cons No adaptive cruise control Ride can be firm on optional 18s Unrealistic fuel…