• Next-gen Fiat 500 to go electric

    Fiat will keep the 500 badge alive with an all-electric relaunch in Geneva next year, as FCA looks to sacrifice volume in favour of higher profit margins and some green-car credibility.Speaking with Auto Express, Fiat head and FCA marketing chief, Olivier Francois, said the new 500 will be "a new object. Totally electric"."It’s kind of an urban Tesla, with beautiful style," he explained.
  • Audi To Add Q3 Coupe Model To SUV Lineup

    A coupe version of its Q3 SUV will soon be on offer. Read more
  • Kia 'XCeed' to be revealed 'later in 2019'

    Kia Europe has confirmed its upcoming crossover based on the Ceed hatchback will debut later in the year, though hasn't revealed its official name just yet.A new press release accompanied by the above sketch that was published a month ago quotes Gregory Guillaume, Kia Europe's vice president of design."There’s another style, another type of vehicle, that we feel very strongly deserves to be a new member of the Ceed family," he said.
  • 2019 Toyota C-HR gets Apple CarPlay in the USA

    Toyota USA has announced a handful of upgrades for the C-HR crossover for 2019, headlined by a new infotainment system with Apple CarPlay.Fitted as standard across the line-up, the new 8.0-inch media unit introduces the aforementioned smartphone mirroring technologies, and appears to feature the new interface seen in other Toyota models like the Camry and Corolla.Higher-grade models can equip satellite navigation as part of the higher-spec Entune 3.0 infotainment system.
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  • US Government Examines GM Request To Strip Cars of Controls

    Hands-free driving could be closer than you think Read more
  • Aston Martin Vanquish: AMR Pro and Volante variants planned

    The Aston Martin Vanquish will be revived as a mid-engined supercar to take on the likes of Ferrari and McLaren, and the company's boss has already alluded to additional variants that are in the pipeline.Speaking with the UK's Top Gear, Aston Martin CEO, Andy Palmer, said the V6-powered competitor to the F8 Tributo and Huracan Evo will get Volante convertible and track-focused AMR Pro versions to broaden its appeal.
  • Fewer people are looking to buy new cars - Roy Morgan

    New car sales are down in Australia at the moment, and the slowdown doesn't look like turning around any time soon. Research from Roy Morgan says the number of people looking to buy a new car is six per cent lower than the same time 12 months ago, the lowest level since November 2014.According to the latest survey data, a total of 2.125 million people are looking to buy a car in the next four years, down on the long-term average of 2.16 million.
  • Suzuki Jimny 2019 Hardtop Review

    Review: Suzuki's new Jimny Read more
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  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe revealed, here Q4 2019

    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the refreshed GLC Coupe, which has undergone a similar update to its wagon-bodied sibling ahead of its Australian arrival in the fourth quarter of this year.Design-wise there's not any dramatic changes, though the headlights, tail-lights and bumpers have all been revised, as has the front grille. All the changes are in keeping with the design language of the facelifted wagon, bringing the mid-sized crossovers in line with the new GLE.
  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe revealed, here late 2019

    Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the refreshed GLC Coupe, which has undergone a similar update to its wagon-bodied sibling ahead of its Australian arrival in the fourth quarter of this year.Design-wise there's not any dramatic changes, though the headlights, tail-lights and bumpers have all been revised, as has the front grille. All the changes are in keeping with the design language of the facelifted wagon, bringing the mid-sized crossovers in line with the new GLE.
  • BMW's electric model designs point to company future

    We'll see more "super modern" designs from BMW going forward Read more
  • REVIEW: BMW X7 first drive

    it’s taken BMW a while to enter this segment, but as with most things BMW does, it has done so with aplomb.
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  • Dual-cab comparo: Ranger v Hilux v Triton v Colorado v Amarok

    Is the humble dual-cab finally a proper family car? Read more
  • 2019 Mazda CX-8 gets Apple CarPlay, price hike

    Mazda has announced a number of small revisions for its CX-8, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, accompanied by a small price rise across the range.The 2019 version of the CX-8, which slots between the CX-5 and petrol-only CX-9, now gets the G-Vectoring Control (GVC Plus) system as standard, along with tyre-pressure monitoring and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto.
  • 2020 Jaguar F-Pace 300 Sport and Chequered Flag revealed

    From September two special edition models will be added to the Jaguar F-Pace range: the Chequered Flag, and the 300 Sport.According to Jaguar, all F-Pace models will now be fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring as standard.The 300 Sport begins at $93,015 before on-road costs. Distinguished by badges at both ends, the 300 Sport is fitted with satin grey detailing for the grille, window surrounds and wing mirror caps.
  • Toyota Australia excited by hybrid sales, 'won't apologise' for lack of EV

    Toyota Australia’s vice-president of sales and marketing Sean Hanley, who spearheaded the launch of the first Prius here 18 years ago, really wants to tell the world how successful petrol-electric hybrid vehicles have become.
  • 2020 Nissan Juke spied

    The second-generation Nissan Juke has been spied undergoing warm weather testing in southern Europe.Like the polarising first-generation car, the new model will have a two-tier headlight setup, prominent wheel arches, and disguised rear door handles.While the overall shape of the Juke looks unchanged, the second-generation vehicle will have the company's V-motion grille, and the strip of driving lights seems to the thinner and less bulbous.
  • Peugeot family ready to back further acquisitions

    The PSA Group, which currently owns the Peugeot, Citroen, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands, is open to acquiring a few more marques for its portfolio, and it has the backing of one of its biggest shareholders.At the recent Geneva motor show, Carlos Tavares, CEO of the PSA Group, said he would "love to [have discussions] with people who are looking for deals".Jaguar Land Rover and Fiat Chrysler are seen as PSA's most likely partners.
  • 4x4 Driving Tips: Water Crossings

    Water crossings aren’t to be taken lightly when you're off-road. If you don’t absolutely have to go through water, best not. The risks are high. Just a little water in the engine could mean a sleepover in the bush, an expensive retrieval and an even more expensive engine rebuild. The electronics in modern 4WD vehicles do not take kindly to water either, and your vehicle could turn into a hotbed of electrical gremlins for life.
  • Toyota Australia announces multi-million dollar hydrogen filling station at Altona

    Toyota and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) are co-funding a $7.4 million Hydrogen Centre at the company’s old manufacturing site in Altona, west of Melbourne.Existing manufacturing infrastructure will be repurposed into “Victoria's first integrated hydrogen site”, complete with an electrolyser, commercial-grade hydrogen refuelling station and an ‘education centre’ with live demonstrations of how the tech works.
  • Time Machine Tuesday: 19 March, 2019

    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 March 19 in years past.Advanced aero combined with fresh air thrillsSo many Lambos, so little time
  • Mitsubishi Triton: Jacked-up concept truck teased

    Mitsubishi is preparing a rough-and-tough Triton for the Bangkok motor show, but don't hold your breath for a Ranger Raptor rival just yet.Although it looks the part, the as-yet unnamed show car hasn't been confirmed for production. Cross your fingers and toes, then.Details about the jacked-up Triton dual-cab are thin on the ground, beyond the fact it'll have an orange-highlighted bash plate, plenty of silver highlights around the nose, and spotlights on the roof.
  • Volkswagen to delay new Golf, denies technical issues

    The high tech-offering is reportedly delayed by tech issues Read more
  • 2020 Chevrolet Tracker leaked, is this the new Holden Trax?

    The all-new 2020 Chevrolet Tracker has been leaked alongside the 2020 Buick Encore in a series of images out of China, giving us a first look at GM's new compact crossover.First teased during a product presentation in January, these new images posted to Carscoops and GM Authority show the new Tracker and Encore, which are both longer and wider than the current Trax.
  • CarAdvice on YourMoney, 20 March 2019: What's on this week's show?

    On this week's episode of CarAdvice, Trent Nikolic and Paul Maric talk about fast BMWs, cycling lanes, and modifying off-roaders.First up, Alpina has revealed the B7 xDrive, a BMW 7 Series capable of hitting 330km/h when faced with a long enough stretch of road.The RACV has suggested bicycle superhighways could slash congestion in Melbourne. A total of 10 have been proposed, including Chapel and Church St in Richmond/South Yarra.
  • Nvidia developing an 'autonomous car driver's license' based on its tech - Roadshow

    The company is working on standardized "driver's license" testing for self-driving cars based on a new open-source algorithm.
  • Tesla drops Model 3 Mid Range battery

    Tesla has continued playing musical chairs with its range, dropping the mid-range Model 3 from the line-up after just five months on sale.The option has been removed from Tesla's online configurator in markets where the new entry-level model is available, leaving the Standard Range, Long Range and dual-motor Performance for North American and Mexican buyers.
  • Aston Martin's First EV To Feature In Upcoming Bond Film

    Bond's wheels will be an Aston Martin Rapide E. Read more
  • Audi's engineers want to save TT, R8

    Despite internal enthusiasm for the Audi TT and Audi R8, the company's technical director admits their futures have yet to be decided."We engineers want them and our sales colleagues want [the TT and R8], but it is a question of whether we can afford them," Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler, Audi's head of technical development, told Automotive News Europe last week.According to Rothenpieler, his engineering team believe the TT and R8 are a core part of the brand's DNA.
  • 2020 Karma Revero teased

    Karma Automotive is bringing the Revero back, teasing the next-generation model ahead of its reveal at the Shanghai motor show next month.It'll be shown alongside the all-electric Vision concept, and a car developed alongside Pininfarina, all of which will feature some form of electrification.With that in mind, Karma is promising a vehicle that's "faster, smarter, and even more stunning in design than its predecessor".
  • 2019 Kia Picanto X-Line review

    The Kia Picanto has rightly been credited with revitalising the so-called 'micro car' segment, as its remarkable 69 per cent market share in 2018 shows.While rival brands such as Nissan (Micra), Holden (Spark) and Suzuki (Celerio) have all been compelled to axe their pint-sized competitors due to paltry sales, Kia has found a way to make its smallest car compelling to local buyers.
  • Unity Technologies brings Nvidia RTX ray-tracing 3D tech to automotive design - Roadshow

    The two companies show how gaming tech can enhance car design with an extremely realistic 3D render of the 2019 BMW 8 Series coupe.
  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe teased

    Mercedes-Benz has published a short teaser video of the facelifted GLC Coupe on its Instagram account, ahead of a likely reveal within the next week.The clip shows the updated front and rear light signatures of the updated model, which are in line with the refreshed GLC wagon unveiled a few weeks ago.
  • Why Formula E matters

    I grew up with motorsport, lived and breathed it all my life, a passion that culminated in working in the sport for two decades. I’ve been lucky enough to travel the world to watch motor racing, report on its heroes, covering everything from grassroots club racing to Formula 1. And everything in between.My passion knew, still knows, no boundaries. If it has an engine, and men and women strap themselves in in the pursuit of speed and the chequered flag, then colour me a fan.
  • Ford Fiesta ST gets 165kW Mountune upgrade

    Tuning firm Mountune has announced a new upgrade package for the Ford Fiesta ST, which can be installed via a smartphone app.Dubbed m225, the flash tune bumps the three-cylinder hot hatch's outputs up to 165kW and 340Nm, up from the standard version's 147kW and 290Nm.Mountune claims the upgrade drops the Fiesta ST's 0-100 time to "below the 6 second mark", and shaves a full second from the 31-62mph (50-100km/h) in-gear acceleration claim.
  • Mercedes-Maybach GLS to be built in Alabama

    Mercedes-Benz has confirmed the upcoming Maybach version of the new-generation GLS SUV will be built at its Alabama facility in the US.Speaking with industry journal Automotive News, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO, Dietmar Exler, confirmed the news, describing the upcoming SUV flagship as a "halo car"."The Maybach brand "stands for luxury," he told the publication, "It will help build the Mercedes brand, no question."
  • 2020 Porsche Taycan teased again

    The Porsche Taycan has been teased for the second time in as many weeks, this time with a set of actual photos in place of the sketches.In the latest series of artfully shot and camouflaged photos, the sports car maker has been keen to highlight all the similarities between its upcoming electric sedan and the iconic 911 coupe.
  • 2020 Bentley Continental GT V8 unveiled

    Bentley has unveiled a new Continental GT variant, with power from a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 tuned to deliver 405kW of power and 770Nm of torque.A rear-biased all-wheel drive system, electric power steering, automatic engine stop/start, and cylinder deactivation are all standard.According to the luxury marque, the V8 is capable of whisking the coupe from 0-100km/h in 4.0 seconds, while the convertible is able to complete the same metric in 4.1 seconds. Top speed is said to be 318km/h.
  • Cadillac CT5 revealed for the US

    Cadillac has revealed the all-new CT5 sedan, which will replace the ageing CTS in the brand's line-up.Scheduled to make its public debut at the New York motor show next month, the CT5 sports a mini-me design drawing upon the larger CT6 – which will be retired at the end of the year – and will compete with the likes of the BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
  • Around the Tracks: Formula 1, Tesla and Lotus

    When we're not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.Here's a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
  • Maserati Levante Vulcano on sale from $184,990

    Maserati has secured a limited allocation of the Levante Vulcano, which is on sale now for $184,990 before on-road costs.Just 150 examples of the special-edition SUV will be produced globally, with seven headed Down Under.The Vulcano is based on the GranSport specification, distinguished by its Grigio Lava matte paint finish along with the choice of Pieno Fiore leather in either red or black, both with contrasting stitching.
  • 2018 Volkswagen Polo long-termer review: Introduction

    Last year, we welcomed a perky little new-generation Volkswagen Polo Launch Edition to the CarAdvice.com garage.Note: At the time of shooting, some features were unavailable for the Australian Polo range. Since then options like navigation and the Active Info Display have become available on select variants in the line-up. 
  • 2015-16 Audi A4, A5 recalled

    Audi Australia has issued a recall for the previous-generation 2015 and 2016 model-year A4 and A5 fitted with V6 petrol engines, over concerns of a fire risk.The German luxury marque reports affected vehicles feature the 3.0 TFSI V6 'EA837 Evo' engine, which can experience fuel escaping from one or both fuel rails on the low-pressure side.
  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe sketched

    A designer sketch believed to be of the upcoming Porsche Cayenne Coupe has surfaced online this week, ahead of a full reveal in the coming weeks.Published by Carscoops, the drawing shows a fastback-styled Porsche crossover, that features a sharply raked tailgate and slim tail-light clusters joined through the middle by a plastic strip.
  • 2014-14.5 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV recalled

    Mitsubishi has recalled the MY2014 and MY2014.5 Outlander PHEV, over concerns about an airflow sensor in the internal-combustion engine.According to the company, the airflow sensor in the petrol engine could fail. If the problem occurs, the car's performance will be diminished, causing the EV warning lamp to come on.The petrol engine could stop when the EV warning lamp comes on, which means the battery won't be charged and the car mightn't start.
  • 2017-19 Porsche Panamera recalled

    Porsche has recalled the 2017-19 Panamera, over concerns about the brake wear warning light.According to the company, an issue with the car's software can mean the red brake wear warning light doesn't illuminate when the pads are worn out. Instead, only a yellow warning light will be shown, and can be dismissed by the driver.If the message is constantly ignored, drivers could be driving around with worn brake pads, putting them and other road users at higher risk of an accident.
  • Ford Sheds (At Least) 5,000 Jobs in Europe

    5,000 jobs to go from Ford's German facilities. Read more
  • Ford confirms 5000 European job losses, UK cuts to follow

    Ford has confirmed it'll cut more than 5000 jobs in Germany and an as-yet undisclosed number in the United Kingdom, launching a voluntary redundancy program for employees."Through these programmes and other initiatives, Ford of Germany expects to reduce its headcount in excess of 5000 jobs, including temporary staff," the company said in a statement.
  • Fisker teases Tesla Model Y competitor

    Fisker, the car company founded by designer Henrik Fisker, has released a teaser image of an affordable all-electric crossover to be revealed later this year.Said to feature a "futuristic, elegant muscular look", the new electric SUV has a prominent lower grille and a glass plate for the radar system where a traditional upper grille would normally reside.

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