2017 Toyota Prius Manufacturer image Vehicles Affected: Approximately 192,000 model-year 2016-18 Toyota Prius hybrid hatchbacks The Problem: A portion of the engine wire harness could contact the cover at the connection to the power control unit and wear over time, causing an electrical short circuit, which can generate heat, increasing the risk of fire. The…

PLUS: GLE revealed, Range Rover Sport review, VACC to celebrate centenary, and Deni Ute Muster tickets Mike Costello and Kez Casey join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE has been revealed, 2019 HSV Camaro pricing and specs have been announced, and the Bugatti W16 engine will ‘the last of its…

Now with a 10-speed automatic, revised styling, more power and a nastier exhaust note, the new Ford Mustang tries to be even tougher than it was. Is it? Pros and Cons Pros Exhaust note now befits the muscle car genre Power and torque on offer are more usable than ever before Slightly upgraded safety lifts…

2019 Volkswagen Golf R Manufacturer image Volkswagen is streamlining its trim lineup and limiting its engine offerings on two families of cars for 2019. The Passat is losing its V-6 option, and the Golf and Golf SportWagen will now feature a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine instead of the prior 1.8-liter turbo. Related: StaR Performers: 2018 Honda…

Which compact Volkswagen performance car wins? The new Volkswagen Up! GTI has been hailed as something of a spiritual successor to the Mk1 or Mk2 Golf GTI. It’s light, makes a similar amount of power and, unlike the Polo and Golf GTI in Australia, is offered with a manual transmission. Which is faster, though? With…

Look out China, this tapered-roof crossover is coming your way soon. Australians, don’t hold your collective breath. The images you see here are spy shots of the Skoda Kodiaq GT ‘coupe-SUV’ ready to rock, ahead of an imminent premiere in China. It’s an indication that the practicality-minded Czech brand is continuing to move down a…