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2013 Detroit Motor Show

Detroit 2013

GM mulls affordable sports car

TOBY HAGON If the planets align Holden could soon have a rear-drive sports car to compete with the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ.

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Detroit 2013

Gesture controls in cars signalled to get the go-ahead

Hyundai HCD-14

MATT CAMPBELL Get ready for eye-tracking, hand-sensing camera-based technologies such as those seen in Hyundai's HCD-14 concept car.

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Lexus hints at LFA replacement

Lexus LFA

MATT CAMPBELL Japanese luxury brand's ultra exclusive supercar model could get a successor - but buyers will need to wait.

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Detroit 2013

Lexus sports cars under consideration

Lexus LF-CC hybrid

MATT CAMPBELL Japanese luxury brand planning a pair of new two-door sports models.

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Detroit 2013

No new Honda MDX... yet

Detroit Motor Show: MDX SUV

MATT CAMPBELL Honda rules out next-generation version of the new seven-seat MDX SUV.

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Detroit 2013

Tesla hints at new small model

Tesla Model S

MATT CAMPBELL Electric car brand set to add a new smaller model due in 2017.


Detroit 2013

Free fuel for the rest of your life

2013 Detroit Motor Show: Tesla Model X

MATT CAMPBELL Electric car maker Tesla says it will offer free charge points to buyers, with Australian stations in the pipeline.

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Detroit 2013

Cadillac uncovers plush coupe

Cadillac ELR

MATT CAMPBELL Hybrid focuses on style and substance, with high-tech efficiency on the side.

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Detroit 2013

Fiat, Alfa Romeo to slash prices

Fiat 500

TOBY HAGON Renewed focus on Italian brands expected to bring significant sales boost and more models.

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Detroit 2013

Resonance concept previews new Murano

Nissan Murano

TOBY HAGON There’s a futuristic flavour to the Nissan concept car that point to the look of the 2015 Murano.


Detroit 2013

Lexus confirms new mini SUV

Lexus RX

MATT CAMPBELL Exclusive: Japanese brand to show off new small SUV concept at the 2013 Tokyo motor show.

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Detroit 2013

Next NSX may go right-hand-drive

Honda NSX

MATT CAMPBELL Supercar from Honda's luxury arm Acura could be viable for a local launch.

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Detroit 2013

Commodore could have life beyond 2016

Holden VF Commodore takes shape: An artist’s impression of how the 2013 VF Commodore could look.

TOBY HAGON While the current Commodore is due to end production in 2016 Holden is prepared to continue smaller production if demand is there.

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Detroit 2013

Mercedes racing to self-driving car

Autonomous cars

TOBY HAGON The race is on to be the first out with an autonomous car – and Mercedes-Benz believes it is in the best position.

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Detroit 2012

Mini's model onslaught continues

Mini Paceman John Cooper Works.

MATT CAMPBELL More models to wear the Mini badge, with a replacement Cooper due in 2014.


Detroit 2013

Six-cylinder AMG could be revived

Mercedes CLA

TOBY HAGON V8s are still important in the future of Mercedes-Benz performance arm AMG, but don’t rule out a V6.

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Detroit 2013

Cadillac could be on again

Cadillac ATS

TOBY HAGON It was on then suddenly off, but American luxury brand Cadillac is again on the agenda for Australia.

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Detroit 2013

Volkswagen's big SUV plans

Volkswagen Cross Blue

MATT CAMPBELL CrossBlue concept SUV just one of many new SUVs for VW in the coming years.

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Detroit 2013

Audi mulling mini off-roader

Audi Q2

MATT CAMPBELL A potential new Q1 mini SUV could be part of Audi's future plans, says head of product development.

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Detroit 2013

Baby CR-V previewed with Concept SUV

Honda SUV Concept.

Toby Hagon Honda will soon have a smaller version of its popular soft-roader when a production version of the Detroit motor show concept comes to fruition in 2014.

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Detroit 2013

Hyundai concept car previews new four-door coupe

The new V8-powered HCD-14 Genesis Concept was unveiled at the Detroit Motor Show.

MATT CAMPBELL South Korean brand's HCD-14 concept sedan set to take the brand to a new level for design and technology.

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Detroit 2013

Expect delays: Infiniti's four-cylinder Q50


MATT CAMPBELL Infiniti global boss says four-cylinder versions of the new Q50 sedan are still years away from production.


Hyundai's new design chief

Peter Schreyer

MATT CAMPBELL Kia design boss now in charge of Hyundai's models, too.

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Detroit 2013

Toyota Corolla Furia concept previews new sedan

Toyota Corolla Furia

MATT CAMPBELL Sporty looks and a focus on the youth market for next-generation version of the world's highest selling car.

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Detroit 2013

Volkswagen CrossBlue concept revealed

Volkswagen Cross Blue Concept

Greg Kable New seven-seat SUV previews upcoming Toyota Kluger rival for US market.

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Detroit 2013

Audi unleashes 305km/h RS7 Sportback

Audi RS7

Greg Kable Detroit motor show unveiling for latest Audi RS model.

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Detroit 2013

Corvette: 'there is no plan'


TOBY HAGON Senior General Motors executive rules out the Chevrolet Corvette for Australia, saying the numbers don't add up and work has not begun.

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Corvette revives the Stingray

Corvette revives the Stingray

Stephen Ottley and David McCowen All-new Chevrolet sports car breaks cover in Detroit.

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CLA the new Mercedes-Benz baby sedan

Detroit Motor Show: Mercedes-Benz CLA

Greg Kable New A-Class-based CLA sedan to bring youth-oriented four-door to expanding Mercedes-Benz range.

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Updated Grand Cherokee heads upmarket

Refreshed Jeep Grand Cherokee

TOBY HAGON Revised new Jeep Grand Cherokee brings more equipment and better performance.

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Lexus unveils new sedan

Lexus IS

David McCowen New IS revealed ahead of Detroit debut.

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Mercedes sports cars revealed

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class cabriolet

Greg Kable E-Class coupe and cabriolet unveiled ahead of Detroit motor show.

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First drive: Maserati Quattroporte

Maserati Quattroporte

DAVID MORLEY The Italian stallion is bigger and brawnier, but easier on the planet.

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Full details: Mercedes-Benz E-Class

New Mercedes-Benz E-Class range

Greg Kable The updated sedan and wagon drop quad headlight design and bring new engines - including a diesel hybrid - for heavily revised E-Class.

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BMW unwraps four-door M6

BMW M6 Gran Coupe

Greg Kable New 412kW M6 GranCoupe to get Detroit motor show debut.

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BMW confirms new 4-Series coupe

BMW 4-Series Coupe

Greg Kable Thinly veiled concept will replace 3-Series coupe and convertible.

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Maserati unveils flagship

2013 Maserati Quattroporte

David McCowen Italian maker reveals the new Quattroporte.

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New cars of 2013

Cars of 2013

David McCowen Drive previews the A-V of new cars due to hit our shores in 2013.

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New luxury cars of 2013

Aston Martin DB9

David McCowen High-end buyers will be spoilt for choice in 2013 with a range of luxury models due in the next year.

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New convertibles of 2013

Audi RS5

David McCowen The next twelve months promise to be an exciting time for drop-top lovers, with a range of exotic machines set for roofless treatment.

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Driven: Audi's sporty SUV

Audi SQ5

Peter McKay Can a diesel softroader qualify as a sports model?

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Details: Infiniti's new small car

Infiniti badge

MATT CAMPBELL Japanese luxury brand's compact will share components with Mercedes-Benz A-Class.

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