3-point safety belt turns 50 this year

Posted on January 27th, 2009

The 3-point safety belt turns 50 years old in 2009 after first being fitted to a Volvo back in 1959. It has been estimated safety belts have saved more than a million lives so far Read More

Cadillac no longer coming to NZ

Posted on January 23rd, 2009

If you thought the global economic slowdown currently affecting the automotive couldn’t reach us down here in NZ, you thought wrong. Luxury American brand Cadillac is no longer coming to New Zealand and Australia as Read More

Mazda 3 gets stop-start technology

Posted on January 23rd, 2009

Even brands with sporty pretensions are becoming concerned with their fuel economy and emissions, a point that is currently evidenced by Mazda’s intent to launch start-stop technology on its newest 3. The 3 has proven Read More

Porsche releases latest GT3 RSR

Posted on January 23rd, 2009

Porsche has unveiled the latest iteration of its GT2-class racing car, the GT3 RSR. Visually, the biggest difference for ’09 is up front, with a substantially louvered bonnet. It’s there because the Porsche’s radiator ductwork Read More

Hamann creates the X6 Tycoon

Posted on January 23rd, 2009

German tuner Hamann seems to love using cheesy names for its over-tweaked vehicles. There’s the Volcano based on the McLaren SLR, the 911 Turbo dubbed Stallion, the Cayenne-based Cyclone, and even an F430 called the Read More

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Posted on January 23rd, 2009

Sign up to receive the Car and SUV e-newsletter, and be in to win a digital camera. Fancy winning yourself a Ricoh digital camera with 2GB memory card and rechargeable battery kit worth over $250? Read More

Open-source car to debut at Geneva Motor Show

Posted on January 22nd, 2009

What is an open-source car you could ask? According to German design firm EDAG, it’s a concept car for the future that any firm is able to refine as it sees fit. Still make no Read More

Proton to take Subaru’s WRC place?

Posted on January 22nd, 2009

Subaru was once an automotive minnow but determined rallying efforts helped to put it on the map, Subaru has recently decided to ditch the WRC this season. So another little-known Asian automaker may be ready Read More