• Ford isn't winning the self-driving car race, but that's okay - Roadshow

    Join us for a trip to Miami where Ford and Argo AI are demonstrating the current state of their self-driving cars. They're not ready for prime-time, but Ford CEO Jim Hackett is okay with that.
  • Lexus SC430: Takata recall initiated

    Lexus Australia has initiated its recall for the old-generation SC430 sports car as part of the ongoing Takata campaign ahead of schedule.Initially slated for July or December 2019, the company's local division says recall work will commence during the first quarter of 2019, when replacement parts are expected to be available.
  • Tesla Australia to add CCS chargers to support Model 3

    Tesla Australia has announced it will upgrade its Supercharger network with Combined Charging System (CCS) plugs, in order to support the upcoming Model 3 sedan.Unlike the Model S and Model X, the Model 3 will come with a CCS port, which combines Type 1 and Type 2 connectors – the larger two are currently produced with only a Type 2 port.The company has confirmed it will also offer a CCS adapter to current and new Model S/X owners so they can access third-party CCS charging solutions.
  • Volkswagen adds Siri integration to Car-Net app

    Volkswagen has added Siri capability to its Car-Net smartphone application, allowing owners to use their voice for functions like locking, unlocking and honking the horn.Owners need to be running iOS12 on their device, and can then just say things like "Hey Siri, lock my car" to make the Car-Net integration work. Along with the iPhone, you're able to control your car using an Apple Watch, for a proper Get Smart vibe in your Volkswagen.
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  • Ford Explorer dropped from various export markets

    Ford has announced it will be dropping the Explorer from numerous low-selling markets in a bid to maximise its profits, ahead of the new-generation model's launch in the second half of next year.Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Joe Hinrichs, Ford's president of global operations, said: "The cost of doing business there wasn't worth the trip for less than 100 vehicles".
  • Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America

    Cadillac has pulled the plug on its flagship CT6 plug-in hybrid, having debuted the car at the 2015 Shanghai motor show.Speaking with GM Authority, the company said it would focus on "the launch of the comprehensive 2019 mid-cycle and the first-ever V-Series variant of the top-of-range sedan" for 2019.
  • SEMA 2018: The hall of rubber

    If you've ever wondered where all the world's tyre manufacturers get together to promote their wares, it's the wheel and tyre hall of SEMA.Here you'll find brands that you've heard of, like Nitto, Mickey Thompson and Michelin, but you'll also come across brands you've never heard of, trying to break into the US market.
  • Subaru WRX STI Diamond Edition revealed for South Africa

    Subaru South Africa has announced the WRX STI Diamond Edition to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Subaru Technica International (STI).Developed by the South African division, the Diamond Edition is the most powerful version of the WRX STI offered globally, retuned to deliver a meaty 349hp (260kW) and 342lb-ft (464Nm).Subaru claims the Diamond Edition will hit 100km/h in 5.03 seconds (compared to 5.76 seconds in the standard car), on its way to a top speed of 255km/h.
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  • Maserati

    Maserati Australia keeps diesel alive – for now
  • BMW 1 Series Shadow Editions announced

    BMW Australia has announced the new 118i and 125i Shadow Editions, which bring sporty dark-themed appointments without any extra spend.The 118i and 125i Shadow Editions will be priced from $39,900 and $49,900 drive-away – no more than the models on which they're based – when they touch down in showrooms early in 2019.“The BMW 1 Series remains a wonderful driver’s car in its segment,” said BMW Australia CEO, Vikram Pawah.
  • Suzuki Jimny vs Toyota Prado off-road – video

    If you're anything like us, the arrival of a new Suzuki Jimny is exciting news. With a cute, retro face and proper off-road chops, it's the antidote to the average soft-roader.But just how capable is it when the going gets really, really tough? To find out, Autocar put the flyweight Suzuki head-to-head with a proper heavyweight, in the form of the Toyota Prado three-door utility – known as the LandCruiser Utility in the UK.
  • Ford partners with Walmart to bring autonomous deliveries to Miami - Roadshow

    The two companies are working with delivery app Postmates to set up self-driving grocery deliveries.
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  • SEMA 2018: Performance car hall

    Trent tours the Performance car hall of the 2018 SEMA show.
  • SEMA 2018: Touring the performance car hall

    Call me a little biased, but I've been coming to SEMA since 2006 and from that very first year, the biggest highlight for me was always this hall, the aftermarket performance, hot-rod, rat-rod, resto-mod, classic cruiser, pick-up truck, muscle car - call it whatever you like - hall.It's evolved over the years, too, incorporating everything from pick-up trucks, to Japanese cars, electric propulsion and everything else in between.
  • Ford and Walmart to work on autonomous delivery vehicles

    Ford, Walmart and Postmates will work together to develop and trial a delivery service using autonomous vehicles.The companies have revealed the trials will take place in Miami-Dade county in Florida, but haven't announced when it will begin operation.Ford has previously stated it wants its autonomous delivery vehicles to start commercial service around 2021. It expects to invest around US$4 billion ($5.6 billion) in autonomous development over the next five years.
  • Kia Picanto X-Line revealed

    Special edition Kia for Australian OpenRead more
  • Toyota TRD Camry teased

    Hotter Camry to debut at LARead more
  • 2020 Jeep Gladiator leaked

    The new Jeep Gladiator has surfaced online ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show, offering an unimpeded view of its Wrangler-based design.The Jeep Gladiator Forum has procured and published photos of the upcoming ute, which will go on sale in the United State next year.In addition to press photos, the forum managed to secure a summary sheet from the press package, revealing the Gladiator will be powered exclusively by a 3.6-litre V6 at the start of its production run.
  • 2019 Kia Soul teased

    The third-generation Kia Soul have been teased ahead of its debut at the Los Angeles motor show later this month.The teaser image gives us a glimpse of the car's hindquarters, revealing the side of the new hockey-stick taillights, end of the roof rails, fuel filler cap, and part of the rear wheel arch.We can also see the Soul-branded plastic element visually linking the rear quarter windows with the tail-lights.
  • Kia Picanto

    Kia serves up three special-edition variants
  • Toyota Avalon, Camry TRD revealed ahead of LA debut

    Toyota USA has given a first look at the new Avalon TRD and Camry TRD on social media, ahead of a full reveal at the Los Angeles motor show later this month.Unveiled as part of a '#TRDtakeover' Facebook video series, the TRD-fettled sedans appear to be more or less styling and suspension packages, including body kits, wings, wheels, and sportier interior trims.
  • Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 race parts revealed

    Chevrolet has revealed its answer to the Ford F-150 Raptor, with a raft of race-ready upgrades for its Colorado ZR2 pickup truck.Developed by Chevrolet Performance engineering, as part of a collaboration with Multimatic and Hall Racing, the parts are designed to make the ZR2 ready to tackle the Baja 1000 desert race.There are a number of options, allowing owners to add as much (or as little) off-road capability to their dual-cab pickup as they'd like. Most expensive of the
  • CarAdvice on YourMoney, 14 November 2018: What's on this week's show?

    On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric go over BMW's all-new X5 SUV, Volkswagen's success with brand loyalty, and a sales slump in China.One of BMW's most popular models, the big X5 SUV, has been renewed for a new generation. We've got pricing and details right here, and a review here too.Say what you will about Volkswagen's transgressions in recent times, the brand knows how to keep fans on side – as this brand loyalty survey appears to prove.
  • Kia Australia announces 2019 AO Editions

    Kia Australia has announced a new trio of Australian Open Special Editions for the upcoming 2019 tennis grand slam, including the local debut of the crossover-styled Picanto X-Line.Introduced after unprecedented demand for the micro hatch, the Picanto X-Line trades the sporting look of the GT-Line for a more adventurous aesthetic, donning 15mm raised suspension, contrasting plastic cladding with skid plate-style treatments at the front and rear, along with unique 16-inch alloy wheels.
  • Hyundai Veloster N priced for the US

    Hyundai Motor America has confirmed pricing for the 2019 Veloster N hot hatch, with the entry-level version to start from US$26,900 ($37,266) in the US.By comparison, a standard Volkswagen Golf GTI starts at US$26,415 ($36,594), though the Hyundai is well-equipped, with standard features including LED headlights, 18-inch alloys, keyless entry with push-button start, an 8.0-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, adaptive suspension, and alloy sports pedals.
  • Why December is the perfect time to buy a new car

    The hunt for a new car was once a very different process. Go back 15 or 20 years, and you would have bought a magazine or a newspaper that would hopefully have a test on the vehicle you’re interested in, and you'd probably locate a dealer through the same medium.These days, it’s essentially all digital.
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell deliveries begin

    Mercedes-Benz has put the GLC F-Cell, a plug-in fuel-cell hybrid vehicle, into production, delivering the first examples to a number of German hydrogen agencies.Unlike regular plug-in hybrid vehicles, there's no internal-combustion engine backing the 13.5kWh battery pack and 50km all-electric range. Instead, the F-Cell relies on a hydrogen fuel-cell good for around 430km.
  • 2019 Alpine A110 review: Targa High Country

    Any review of the latest interpretation of the A110 must surely begin with a bit of history about the brand, such is the connection between past and present surrounding this storied marque.It’s been 41 years since we last saw a new A110 from the French master of agility Alpine, but for many, including yours truly, it’s been well worth the wait.
  • 2019 Alpine A110 review: Australian launch at Targa High Country

    Make no mistake, the new Alpine A110 is first and foremost an enthusiast’s car. Fast, light and extremely agile. But, it’s also a car that can be driven as a daily, not even fast, mind, but enjoyed all the same, by anyone.I’d go further and issue a warning to those keen enough to try it out – make sure you’ve got the coin for an on-the-spot purchase, because this thing is also thoroughly addictive and fast acting to boot.
  • Aston Martin DBX SUV revealed with official camo set

    The Aston Martin DBX will look exactly as one would expect, and blessedly very little like the jacked-up coupe concept unveiled in 2015.As these official 'spy photos' show, Aston Martin's long anticipated SUV will boast a silhouette that could almost be mistaken for an F-Pace or Levante – with, perhaps, the exception of that peculiar duckbill at the rear.
  • 2019 Subaru Forester 2.5i-S review

    When you think about this whole ‘SUV’ and crossover fad that is now dominating the market, Subaru was one of the first brands to really get on board. It wasn’t a simple passenger-car company that envisioned this new segment, rather it was an evolution of its range and history.
  • 2020 BMW M340i revealed: xDrive for us, RWD option for USA

    The new 2019 BMW M340i xDrive has been revealed tonight ahead of its Australian debut, properly positioned as an AMG C43 rival – and with the glittery grille bling to match.This follows a basic detailing at last month's Paris motor show, where BMW confirmed its key points: 275kW of power, 500Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds.By comparison, the outgoing, rear-wheel-drive 340i lists 240kW, 450Nm, and 5.2 seconds. A fair improvement, then.
  • 2020 BMW M340i revealed: xDrive for us, RWD option for US

    The new 2019 BMW M340i xDrive has been revealed tonight ahead of its Australian debut, properly positioned as an AMG C43 rival – and with the glittery grille bling to match.This follows a basic detailing at last month's Paris motor show, where BMW confirmed its key points: 275kW of power, 500Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds.By comparison, the outgoing, rear-wheel-drive 340i lists 240kW, 450Nm, and 5.2 seconds. A fair improvement, then.
  • 2020 BMW M340i revealed, Australian debut due late next year

    New 2019 BMW M340i and M340i xDrive models have been revealed tonight ahead of their Australian debut, properly positioned as an AMG C43 rival – and with the glittery grille bling to match.This follows a basic detailing at last month's Paris motor show, where BMW confirmed its key points: 275kW of power, 500Nm of torque, and a 0-100km/h time of 4.4 seconds in the xDrive model. (A sprint time for the rear-spinner still hasn't been offered.)
  • Driver distraction in the spotlight with new advertising campaign

    A new advertising campaign aimed at curbing driver distraction will hit screens shortly, with research showing the number of people caught using the phones illegally on the roads has climbed 20 per cent in the last four years.According to research from NRMA Insurance, a whopping 41,809 people were caught using their phones during FY2017/18, up from 35,370 in FY14/15.
  • General Motors not keen on electric or autonomous pickups

    General Motors is planning to introduce 20 new electric cars over the next five years, but an electric pickup truck isn't part of the plan.Mike Abelson, GM vice president of global strategy, told The Detroit Free Press the company believes it will "lead the industry" in electric vehicles at some point in the next decade. Despite that, he categorically said there won't be any autonomous or electric trucks.
  • 2019 Mitsubishi Triton review

    A midlife update usually brings some design tweaks to the grille and bumper, but Mitsubishi has gone a few steps beyond this with its MY19 Triton ute that arrives less than four years into the current version’s life cycle.The company has completely redesigned the front, adding its familiar ‘dynamic shield’ face and making the side-view more bluff. It’s prouder, bolder and more macho, which is exactly what ute buyers want.
  • VW plan to build 50 million electric vehicles

    Volkswagen and Ford could share vehicle platforms Read more
  • Jaguar F-Type rally car revealed

    British brand build gravel-ready duo Read more
  • Ford 'Baby Bronco' accidentally leaked by automaker

    The upcoming Ford "Baby Bronco", a new Focus-based model, has been revealed ahead of schedule thanks to images displayed at a recent conference in Las Vegas.Usually when images of a new model leaks early, it's either because of sneaky individuals taking pictures when they're not supposed to or publications accidentally pressing the "Publish" button a bit ahead of schedule.
  • 2019 Mazda 3: Design and interior spied in testing

    Revealing new spy photos of the imminent 2019 Mazda 3 have surfaced ahead of its LA motor show debut, offering the best look yet at the hatch style's final design.As expected, and as recent teasers have hinted, the new Mazda 3 small car will take much of its inspiration from the muscular Kai concept unveiled at last year's Tokyo motor show.
  • Time Machine Tuesday: 13 November 2018

    People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews.Here’s a look at what happened on the week of November 13 in years past.Read the article here once you've watched the clipWould you pay $600k for this?Watch above for supercharged V8 goodness, and click here for the full reviewRead the fu
  • How self-driving cars will change... sex

    Self-driving cars are promising change the way our cities are laid out, how we commute, and how car manufacturers sell their products. According to a report from the USA, they're also going to change sex.Speaking with Fast Company, Scott Cohen, deputy director of research of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of Surrey, said autonomous vehicles will "provide new forms of competition for hotels and restaurants" when they arrive.
  • Mitsubishi expected to lead Alliance's pickup development

    It looks like Mitsubishi Motors (MMC) will take a lead role in developing the pickup/ute platform used across the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance on the next-generation Triton (L200), Navara and Alaskan.We already know this ute trio will share a common architecture in (potentially) different states of tune, wearing different designs and with different cabins, but we now know MMC expects to be the Alliance member chosen to run the project.
  • Ford Ranger Raptor campaign falls foul of advertising standards

    Ford's current Ranger Raptor commercial has joined the list of advertisements banned for showing reckless driving.The news comes just two weeks after Volkswagen had its tongue-in-cheek 'Too Powerful for TV' campaign banned by the Advertising Standards Bureau.According to the board, the Raptor advertisement features driving that would "constitute unsafe driving" and contained "reckless" practices.
  • 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV : 100km electric range the target

    The second-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, due around 2020/21, will have a significantly longer zero-emissions electric range than the current model, sufficient to make it an electric vehicle ‘95 per cent of the time’ for the average commuter.
  • 2019 Porsche Macan Turbo spied sans camouflage

    The facelifted Porsche Macan Turbo has been spied devoid of any camouflage, giving us a clear look at the upcoming performance hero ahead of an anticipated reveal before the end of the year.Not much really distinguishes this vehicle from the standard facelifted Macan revealed in July, though there's a larger cutout spanning the width of the front bumper, along with the large squared-off tailpipe finishers sticking out of the rear.
  • Design review: Lancia Fulvia Coupe Concept

    Kicking off a new 'design review' series, I decided to look at a missed opportunity of reviving one of the most beautiful car shapes of the ’60s, which could possibly have kept a legendary company alive. But let’s leave the emotionally charged introductions and have a look at the inspiration instead.
  • 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series spied at the 'Ring

    A prototype believed to be a more extreme 'Black Series' version of the Mercedes-AMG GT has been spied again, this time during performance testing at the Nurburgring race track in Germany.Compared to the prototype snapped in September, this vehicle is sporting a more aggressive aerodynamic setup, including a more pronounced front bumper and splitter with incorporated flics, and a larger rear wing.
  • 2018 Kia Sorento pricing and specs - UPDATE

    Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Kia Sorento range have been announced this week, bringing a range of technology and equipment additions to the company's flagship SUV.

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