Uber Turned on Surge Pricing for People Fleeing Sydney Hostage Scene

In the midst of a hostage situation in downtown Sydney, Australia, Ayn Rand's favorite car service, Uber, turned on its wildly expensive surge pricing for customers trying to get away from the armed siege. And lest you think this was the fault of an insensitive algorithm that detected high demand, the company tweeted » 12/15/14 11:44am 12/15/14 11:44am

VW Touareg R50 Looking To Take On Porsche Cayenne?

Volkswagen just announced plans to release the new Touareg R50 — the third in VW's series of R-labeled vehicles — at the Australian Motor Show next week. We're told it'll come with a retuned V10 TDI capable of producing more than 313 HP and 553 lb-ft of torque. Although VW hasn't yet released specific power details,… » 10/04/07 8:15am 10/04/07 8:15am

Mitsubishi Evo X to Make Show Debut in Australia

Following its launch in Japan this week, the new Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, to be dubbed Lancer Evolution in the states, will make its show debut in upside-down world. The new Evo will be unveiled at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney next week, alongside the Toyota Land Cruiser 200 and Lotus Exige Sport… » 10/02/07 11:15am 10/02/07 11:15am

Ford Falcon XR Sedan, Ute Swoop In From Down Under

Ford Australia just revealed details on the new Ford Falcon XR range before the new lineup's public reveal at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney next week. The newly revised XR sedan includes a new bodykit, revised mirrors and a bunch of other prettiness on the outside. In addition to the sedan, Ford's… » 10/01/07 10:20am 10/01/07 10:20am

Sydney Auto Show: Toyota Land Cruiser to Debut

It's been a favorite of Colombian drug lords, Saudi sultans and ladies who lunch alike. We're already seen its luxe Lexus cousin. And truth be told, we've also seen the new face of the 2008 Toyota Land Cruiser. But now we know the company plans to officially reveal the new visage at the Australian International Motor… » 9/18/07 11:10am 9/18/07 11:10am