Lexus eyes a pair of sporty coupes

Lexus LF-CC hybrid

Matt Campbell Japanese luxury brand planning a pair of new two-door sports models.

Lexus IS F undercuts German rivals


Richard Blackburn Lexus has announced sharp pricing for its first venture into the performance car market.


Everyone wants a little luxury

little luxuries

Andrew Maclean Small prestige cars aren't new but they're more popular than ever.


Fake it to make it more faux luxurious

Andrew Maclean Saving money and weight without sacrificing prestige feel is the name of this game.


Luxury cars coming our way

Andrew MacLean and David McCowen There is plenty to look forward to at the top end of the motor market in a bumper 2014.


The battle of the budget

Matt Campbell Four entry-level luxury sedans do battle for budget-conscious buyers with top-end tastes.


A new Alfa Romeo for $5000

Matt Campbell Two wheels, instead of four, for super bike inspired by the radical 4C supercar.


Audi shrinks the SUV - again

Audi Q2

Greg Kable Prestige German brand joins growing league of city-based off roaders with tiny Q1.

New models

Maserati model explosion

2013 Maserati Levante SUV

Toby Hagon More dealers, cheaper models as brand plans ten-fold increase in sales.

Record sales

Boomtime for sports cars

EMBARGOED 2012 Jaguar F-Type  Paris Motor Show

Toby Hagon and Richard Blackburn The next breed of fuel efficient sports cars is set to capitalise on record sales of cars designed more for fun than practicality.


New-look Mercedes-Benz E-Class spied


David McCowen A top secret prototype of the upcoming drop-top has been spotted in the wild.


The fast and the spurious


David McCowen Australians' love affair with high performance continues apace, even if they can't use it.

Luxury auto

The $700,000 chrome car

$700,000 car covered in chrome

Super car An owner of one of just 10 Lexus supercars coming to Australia – and only 500 in the world – has had his $700,000 car covered in chrome.


Infiniti Emerg-E hybrid supercar

Infiniti Emerg-E hybrid supercar

Toby Hagon Top secret car design sketches of Hybrid supercar break cover ahead of 2012 Geneva motor show.

Women better at parking than men, says study

Female driver generic

Martha Linden Women are better at parking than men, according to new research from Britain.

Custom cruiser

Cargo vans take a lavish turn

New York

Steve Kantor admits that he likes to travel in style. He is an affable investment banker, concerned about flaunting his wealth, but he drives around Manhattan in what looks like a simple black...

Drive life

10 things your next car might not have

Barry Park There are some classic pieces of motoring machinery that are not long for this world.

Entry level

Mercedes-Benz goes downmarket

Mercedes-Benz will introduce an entry-level version of its E-Class, the E200 Elegance.

Bruce Newton The E-Class sedan will soon have a more affordable four-cylinder entry-level model.

Top quality cars revealed


Steve Colquhoun Lexus leads, Volkswagen struggles as technology causes headaches.

Fast wheels

BMW, Toyota to co-develop sports car

Toyota Supra illustration

Greg Kable German and Japanese giants announce a partnership to build a new sports car that could revive the Celica or Supra.