Based in Melbourne, Australia, Scott grew up with a passion for cars and a love of writing. He now combines the two by covering all things automotive for Gizmag. When he’s got a spare moment, you can usually find him freezing himself silly in search of fresh powder to ski.
Last month, Hyundai revealed it was going upmarket with its new Genesis sub-brand and provided a teaser of the flagship G90 model. Now the automaker has taken the wraps off the car, revealing a new semi-autonomous driving system, as well as over-the-top comfort features like super-ergonomic seats that have been given the tick of approval by a German association devoted to preventing backache.
If you're the sort of driver who eschews creature comforts for driver focused fun, your range of options always seems to be expanding. Following on from the E10 and E10 S track cars, Zenos has cranked up the power with the new 2.3-liter turbocharged E10 R.
McLaren has sometimes been criticized for designing its cars with too much focus on aerodynamics and science; for not tugging at the heartstrings like Ferrari, or offering something crazy like Lamborghini. Not so the new 675 LT Spider. This convertible thing of beauty has shot straight to the top of our list of stylish supercars. Just look at those gorgeous wheels!
Having debuted the lightweight S-FR concept at this year's Tokyo Motor Show, Toyota has turned to in-house racing company Gazoo to pump up its styling ahead of Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 next month, further raising speculation this concept could make the jump to production.
Volvo has taken another step away from its boxy, boring past with the release of the new S90 sedan. Armed with a high-tech hybrid powertrain and a face that borrows its handsome square jaw from the XC90, the S90 leads Volvo into battle against the upcoming Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series, both of which promise to be technological powerhouses.
For a brand with a history as long and illustrious as Roll-Royce, the launch of a new car is big news. It's no surprise, then, that Rolls-Royce didn't hold back when it came time to take the wraps off the new Dawn in Australia. After taking the car on a tour of Sydney Harbour at sunrise, it was on to Melbourne's Royal Exhibition Building where Gizmag was on the ground to take a closer look at the new convertible and have a chat with the car's global product manager, Jonathan Shears.
In the world of tuning, there's no such thing as too much power. BMW's 560-hp (418-kW) M5 is already an absolute powerhouse, but Alpina has decided that there's a market for a more powerful and luxurious 5 Series in the form of the B5 Biturbo.
When people think of Kei-cars, they tend to think of boxy wagons and quirky hatchbacks designed only for the Japanese market. With tiny 660 cc engines that qualify them for cheap tax and insurance, the Kei-car platform doesn't seem like a natural place to start when designing a sports car. That didn't deter Honda from creating a mid-engine, rear-drive sports car to fit the strict yellow-plate rules. Gizmag spent some time behind the wheel of the fantastic Honda S660 during our recent trip to Tokyo.
Having become the world's largest market back in 2009, China is an established superpower in the automotive world. BMW is chasing the growth potential for premium compacts in this market with its Concept Compact Sedan.
Mazda might have stolen the show in Tokyo with its gorgeous RX-Vision Coupe, but it's back to business as usual for the Japanese brand in Los Angeles. Instead of launching a slinky rotary concept, Mazda has taken the covers off its new CX-9 SUV. Designed to ferry the kids to school in style, the CX-9 will be powered by a 2.5-liter engine debuting new turbo technology that cuts down on lag.