A new brand logo for Mini

Redesigned badges are going to adorn every Mini built from March 2018 onwards. In what is the first change since 2001, the marque’s familiar emblem will be depicted in two rather than three dimensions.

2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class interior first view

Ahead of its public dĂ©but at next month’s North American International Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz has released some details about the new G-Class’s cabin.

UK prices for the Lexus LS 500h announced

With deliveries of the 2018 LS due to begin early next year, Lexus has confirmed the on-the-road prices for its all-new flagship model.

NEVS begins electric 9-3 production in China

In 2012, Chinese-owned National Electric Vehicle Sweden acquired the assets of bankrupt Saab Automobile. Eighteen months later, as an interim measure, the new proprietors built a few more examples of the already aged petrol-fuelled Saab 9-3.

Mazda MX-5 Z-Sport limited edition unveiled

Although deliveries won’t begin until March next year, Mazda has already revealed details about the MX-5 Z-Sport. This new arrival – which is based on the existing 2.0 litre Sport Nav model – is going to be offered exclusively in the UK.

Holden Colorado SportsCat by HSV introduced

A series of cosmetic changes and some chassis upgrades mark out the 2018 Colorado SportsCat and SportsCat+. Developed by HSV, these new pick-up variants are intended to offer a better on-road driving experience while maintaining their off-road abilities.

2018 Formula One calendar confirmed

Next year's FIA Formula One World Championship schedule has been ratified by the World Motor Sport Council.

2018 Polo GTI R5 rally car revealed

Provided that the homologation process goes to plan, customer rally teams should be able to take delivery of the new Volkswagen Polo GTI R5 from next summer.

Morgan teases the limited edition Aero GT

Ahead of an official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show next March, Morgan has released some details about the new Aero GT.

The Golf GTI TCR is getting a facelift for 2018

Volkswagen Motorsport has unveiled a slightly revised Golf GTI TCR. The only significant change is at the front, where a redesigned nose is intended to provide a closer visual link between the race car and its road-going equivalent.

GMC has built a snow-ready concept truck

A set of Mattracks 150 Series tracks is a pretty obvious indicator that the All Mountain concept isn’t a normal pick-up. Its primary purpose is to traverse snow-covered rough ground in all weather conditions, hence the lack of ordinary wheels.

Future Toyota Adventure Concept unveiled

Short overhangs, a generous ground clearance, substantial skid plates, large 20” wheels and all-terrain tyres signal that the Future Toyota Adventure Concept is aimed at intrepid drivers.

2018 NACTOY finalists

It seems that the jurors who get to vote for the North American Car of the Year, Truck of the Year and Utility Vehicle of the Year awards aren’t currently enamoured with American brands.

2018 European Car of the Year nominees

A first vote by sixty European Car of the Year jurors has determined the seven models that could win the 2018 title. Clearly some rather peculiar thought processes were followed, because a few seemingly strong contenders haven’t made the cut.

McLaren announces the 720S GT3 race car

Privateer motorsport teams might already be tempted by the McLaren 720S GT3, but they're in for rather a long wait. That's because deliveries aren't due to begin until 2019.

Two types of Mini for the 2018 Dakar Rally

From 2012 to 2015, Mini was victorious in the car category of every Dakar Rally. Then, ignoring the received wisdom that asserted all-wheel drive would be necessary for success, Peugeot won in 2016 and 2017 using the rear-wheel drive 2008 DKR and 3008 DKR.

Mercedes-Benz eVito electric van unveiled

With a growing number of cities threatening to penalise or even ban combustion-engine vehicles, more urban deliveries will have to be completed using zero-emissions alternatives.

Kymco launches the Xciting S 400 maxi scooter

Kymco is hoping that its latest offering will appeal to customers who want a scooter for both leisure use and daily commuting. Accordingly, the new Xciting S 400 is claimed to have decent high-speed stability and manoeuvrability, thanks to features such as a more rigid double-braced front fork and a stronger rear hanger axle.

Fiat 500X S-Design special edition unveiled

Fiat has added the stylish S-Design trim grade to its 500X range. This new special edition, which has been on display at the Dubai Motor Show, has a “young, metropolitan public” target market.

2018 Infiniti QX80 first view

Infiniti has given its QX80 full-size SUV another facelift. The most obvious changes are at the front, where a raised headlight position, a larger grille and a flatter bonnet profile form a more imposing presence.

Vespa launches the Elettrica electric scooter

Thanks to typical Vespa styling and a zero-emissions powertrain, the new Elettrica is a perfect blend of tradition and innovation.

BMW introduces the K 1600 Grand America

As its name suggests, the new K 1600 Grand America should appeal mainly to riders in North America. This full-dress tourer, which is based on the existing K 1600 B, has been designed to cover long distances in relaxed comfort.

2018 Lotus Exige Cup 430 revealed

It's a replacement for the Exige Cup 380 (a limited edition) that uses the supercharged 3.5 litre V6 engine from the Evora GT430 (another limited edition). However, Lotus says the Exige Cup 430 is a proper series-production model.

2018 Honda CRF1000L Africa Twin launched

Two years after its introduction, Honda has updated the CRF1000L Africa Twin and added an Adventure Sports version to the range.

Bentley unveils an all-new Continental GT3

Following the launch of its next-generation Continental GT at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September, Bentley has announced the arrival of a racing version.

BMW adds the C 400 X to its scooter range

A mid-size scooter is joining BMW Motorrad's line-up. Called C 400 X, the new arrival slots in beneath the existing C 650 GT and C 650 Sport maxi scooters.

Some more W463 G-Class run-out editions

Mercedes-Benz has launched a trio of G-Class Limited Edition models in Germany. They might be the last special releases based on the current W463-generation Geländewagen, which is due to be replaced next year.

A Toyota C-HR with 600 horsepower

California-based tuner DG-Spec has created the one-off Toyota C-HR R-Tuned, which could be the world's fastest crossover.

The GSX-R125 gains a Sports Pack option

Suzuki has introduced some accessories for the GSX-R125, its recently-launched baby sports bike that combines a 14.7 bhp (11.0 kW / 15.0 PS) single-cylinder engine with a kerb weight of just 134 kg (295 lbs).

Sayonara to the Subaru WRX STI

Over time, the WRX STI has become a brand icon for Subaru, so the decision to drop it from the range is audacious. However, the moribund model will apparently “inform future developments” (whatever that actually means).