• Bugatti Chiron recalled for airbag fix

    It appears even the ultra-rich are affected by manufacturing defects... The Bugatti Chiron has been recalled for faulty side airbag inflators, and you'll be interested to know how the marque plans to conduct the repairs.According to the NHTSA's Safety Recall Report, just two examples of the quad-turbo hypercar have been recalled, both based on the US, due to improperly-installed heat shields for the side airbags.
  • New Ford Focus line-up revealed

    Wagon and sporty ST-Line specs confirmed for Australia Read more
  • Lamborghini Aventador SVJ teased

    Italian brand set to challenge Nurburgring recordRead more
  • Supra to come with four-pot engine

    Reborn Supra to buck convention with four-cylinder drivetrain Read more
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  • Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari boss steps down

    Health concerns for Marchionne trigger FCA shake-up Read more
  • Porsche Cayman T and Panamera GTS coming soon

    US data reveals future model plans Read more
  • Hyundai i30 N-Line revealed

    Hot-hatch-like i30 shown off Read more
  • Ford Focus Active coming next year

    Blue oval set to add Subaru XV rival Read more
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  • Around the Tracks: Tesla Model 3 Performance, SuperUtes and getting old

    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?
  • Mitsubishi adding value to Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

    Mitsubishi is a minnow compared to alliance mates Renault and Nissan, but that doesn't mean it has nothing to add in the arrangement.Speaking with media at the opening of a Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance warehouse in Melbourne, Kent O'Hara, senior vice president for after sales at the Alliance, said there were lessons for Renault/Nissan in the way Mitsubishi, comfortably the smallest member of group, goes about its business.
  • Detroit motor show moving to June from 2020

    The long-running Detroit motor show will be moved from January to June in 2020, as its organisers seek to make it relevant amid falling interest and participation.The new-look North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) will kick off on the week of June 8, right in the middle of summer, and seeks to encourage "dynamic exhibits and experiential opportunities outside of the show's four walls for attending journalists, industry members and consumers".
  • Poll: 2018 Ariel Atom narrowly shades BAC Mono

    The new Ariel Atom, complete with an engine from the Honda Civic Type R, has narrowly pipped the BAC Mono for British track-car supremacy in our latest poll.Although it looks similar to the Atom we've come to know and love, the Type R-powered car pictured here really is all new. It shares just the clutch, brake pedal and fuel filler cap with the model it replaces, with Simon Saunders, Ariel managing director, describing it as the "biggest change to the car" since it was released in 1999.
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  • 2019 Toyota Supra is as rigid as an LFA - Tetsuya Tada

    Toyota's chief engineer, Tetsuya Tada, has touted the capabilities of the upcoming Supra sports car, six years after he started the project.During a company-produced interview for Toyota's UK blog, Tada reiterated how big of a deal the new 'A90' Supra is for the Japanese brand, while also hinting at what to expect."Akio [Toyoda] has always said that as a company he would like to have Three Brothers, with the GT86 in the middle and Supra as the big brother," he said.
  • Here’s your chance to be a motoring journalist for a day

    Ever wondered what it would be like to attend a car launch? Would you like to drive some of the country’s finest driving roads? Read on to find out more.At CarAdvice we have a very active community of readers, who love to get involved in our content. We love having reader involvement as well – it’s a great way to get opinions and input from our valued community, and feedback from you on the vehicles we're testing.
  • McLaren 720S tops 320km/h on the autobahn - video

    No McLaren is slow, but the 720S is comfortably the biggest, baddest 'mainstream' production car in the British brand's range. Naturally, it's well qualified for a flat-out run on the autobahn.With 527kW/770Nm on tap from its twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8, it'll hit 100km/h in 2.9 seconds, 200km/h in 7.8 seconds and keeps pulling to 343km/h if given enough room. There's not quite enough room for this driver to nudge its V-max, but they get pretty close, touching 320km/h at one point.
  • 2018 Ford Mondeo Titanium EcoBoost v Mazda 6 Atenza turbo comparison

    Medium-sized passenger cars, like many other ‘traditional’ segments, are on the nose with Aussie buyers as SUVs continue to star in the sales charts.That makes buyers of cars like the Ford Mondeo and Mazda 6 real winners, with once humdrum medium sedans pushing into near-premium territory as a play to gain buyer attention.
  • Volkswagen I.D. R's record-breaking Pikes Peak run - onboard video

    Volkswagen set a new record at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb a whole month ago, but onboard footage of Romain Dumas' full run in the I.D. R is only just surfacing.The all-electric racer annihilated Sebastien Loeb's record up the famous Colorado course, completing it in just 7:57.148 – and apparently it could have gone faster, had the high-altitude hillclimb not been cloaked in soupy fog.
  • 2019 Lynk & Co 03 teased

    Lynk & Co has teased its upcoming 03 sedan with a set of official 'spy images' this week, ahead of a full debut later this year or early next.Set to become the new Chinese brand's third model when it goes on sale, the Lynk & Co 03 will share its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) platform with its 01 and 02 stablemates, along with the Volvo XC40.
  • 2019 Porsche 911 spied undisguised

    The 2019 Porsche '992' 911 has been snapped without camouflage for the first time, revealing an evolutionary rear end in keeping with the new Panamera and 718 Cayman. Surprise surprise, right?We already had an idea the new 911 would look similar to the current car, which itself looks similar to the car it replaces, which looks like... you get the idea. The rear-engined Porsche is part of the automotive furniture, and it didn't get that way through rapid year-on-year reinvention.
  • 2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI review: The Polo grows up

    On singular merit, the Polo remains very impressive, offers broad appeal, and doesn't really exhibit shortcomings of major concern in any critical areas.What this latest test has further anchored is the growing belief around the CarAdvice traps that this new generation has lobbed as the most mature offering in the compact class, and looks to maintain its class-act status for overall goodness.
  • 2018 Volkswagen Polo 85TSI Comfortline review

    "Substance and depth" is how we described the all-new Volkswagen Polo range at its Aussie launch. "A city car for grown-ups."
  • Lamborghini: No fourth model line until mid-2020s - report

    Italian supercar specialist – and now performance SUV-maker – Lamborghini is looking to introduce a fourth model line to its range, however it won't happen until at least 2025, according to a new report out of the UK.Speaking with Autocar, the company's boss, Stefano Domenicali, was rather frank about the Raging Bull's future product plans, with the new model believed to be either be a four-door GT or an additional mid-engined supercar.
  • BMW launches Uber rival in the US

    BMW has updated its ReachNow app to offer both car-sharing and ride-hailing, although the latter is only available in Seattle right now.In what's claimed to be an industry first, residents of Microsoft's home town can now hire a car or ask for a ride "from a professional driver" all within the same smartphone application.With the new service, dubbed ReachNow Ride, users can hail a ride immediately, or schedule a driver to arrive any time between 20 minutes and seven days in advance.
  • Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne replaced suddenly due to ill health

    After an emergency board meeting Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has appointed Mike Manley, previously head of Jeep and RAM, as its acting CEO effectively immediately.In a statement overnight, the company announced with "profound sorrow that during the course of this week unexpected complications arose while Mr Marchionne was recovering from surgery and that these have worsened significantly in recent hours", and as a result the outspoken CEO "will be unable to return to work".
  • The week's top news stories: July 22, 2018

    The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks.To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here. Check them out, and let us know what caught your eye.
  • Configurator Challenge: McLaren 600LT

    Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our configurator challenge, we let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model.For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect McLaren 600LT.Let us know what you think in the comments, and which cars you’d like to see next!
  • Goodwood Festival of Speed: A podcast special (with some very special guests)

    What a year it's been for the Goodwood Festival of Speed. It was the event's 25th anniversary and Porsche's 70th, with countless debuts and reveals.Take a journey to one of the world's most desirable car festivals as we wander through the pit area, first glance, and supercars paddock, and talk to the likes of David Brabham, Walter Rohrl, Amanda McLaren, and Oli Webb.Click the link below to listen!MORE: 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed reviewMORE: Photo gallery
  • 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ confirmed, teased

    The Lamborghini Aventador SVJ has been teased blasting around the Nurburgring, confirming one detail, but leaving so many others up in the air.Many have speculated the Italian marque would bring the Jota name back for a hardcore version of the Aventador, which has been spied multiple times during development.The teaser video's title and end tag, "Aventador SVJ meets the Nurburgring", confirms the rumour, as J is pronounced "jota" in Spanish.
  • BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S, Porsche Panamera head-to-head - video

    Everyone loves a good drag race, especially when there are three big sedans – okay, two sedans and one 'four-door coupe' – involved. Over in the UK, Autocar has sent the BMW M5, Mercedes-AMG E63 S and Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid into battle, to find out which ultra-exec is quickest off the line.
  • Tesla's Autopilot has driven 1.9b kilometres - report

    Tesla customers have driven over 1.2 billion miles (1.9b kilometre) with the company's semi-autonomous Autopilot systems engaged, a new report says.First covered by Electrek, a team from MIT Human-Centered AI has produced (and is still updating a report) estimating the distance covered by Tesla vehicles operating with Autopilot turned on.
  • 2018 Lexus LX450d review

    There’s a strange kind of brutal beauty to the 2018 Lexus LX450d. It’s not to everyone’s taste, but there’s no denying it makes a statement on the road. It’s the first diesel-powered LX to make its way to Australia, joining the petrol LX570 in the Japanese luxury brand’s upper-large SUV stable.
  • Waymo hits 8 million self-driven test miles - Roadshow

    CEO John Krafcik says the company is now amassing 25,000 miles of autonomously driven test miles every day.
  • BMW Z4M: Waiting on another? Don't count on it

    While Toyota fanboys set the internet on fire speculating about the huge gaps in the publicly disclosed information about the new Supra, BMW has been much more forthright about its sister car, the forthcoming BMW Z4.We’ve already driven a prototype version of the Z, and been told by the BMW team engineering it that the Toyota will share all of its major components including the same engines.
  • Ford recalls 550,000 Escapes and Fusions in North America, Oz models not affected

    Ford has issued a recall for approximately 550,000 Escapes and Fusions in North America this week, over concerns about automatic transmissions that may not shift into the selected gear.The Blue Oval reports the bushing connecting the shifter cable to the transmission may detach, allowing the transmission to be in a "gear state different than the gear shift position selected by the driver".
  • BMW M will electrify everything, division boss says

    BMW has recently said it thinks up to 40 per cent of the cars it produces by 2025 may be powered by some form of pure electric or hybrid powertrain, and now we have confirmation that M Division is set to get in on the act."For sure, all M vehicles will be electrified by the end of the next decade," Frank Van Meel, M's boss, told Australian journalists at the launch of the updated BMW M2 and new M5 Competition in Spain.
  • It's time for brighter headlight controls, carmakers

    This opinion piece was originally going to be called 'turn on your lights, you absolute dimwit', but my editor deemed that too much of a rant. Go and think about it a bit more, nail down the idea behind it, and come back with something more rounded, he said.
  • Holden singing GMC praises, trumpeting US connection with new Acadia

    You could never find the Opel name in Holden's announcements for the new Commodore and Astra. Never even for the rebadged Insignia OPC, already known locally as an Opel product.Of course, with an earlier attempt to launch the lightning-bolt brand falling on its face, it's no surprise Holden would want to avoid any further association in buyers' minds.
  • 2019 Suzuki Jimny goes off-road - video

    The Suzuki Jimny is well-known for being one of the most capable off-roaders for its size and price, and the new-generation model due in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 should be no different.While claims and marketing campaigns can tell you whatever they like, there's nothing like seeing it to believe it.
  • 2019 Ford Focus: Initial details for Australia

    Ford Australia has revealed preliminary specifications for the upcoming 2019 Focus range, ahead of its November on-sale date.Headlining the announcement is the availability of the Focus wagon for the first time in Australia, along with the sport-themed ST-Line trim level (pictured in blue).As previously reported, the Focus line-up will be fitted as standard with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection, along with lane-keep assist.
  • BMW M may withhold top M badge from front-drivers

    While the prospect of a part-electrified future M3 or M4 is an interesting one, the question that is seeing more heads scratched in Munich is that of how M Division will cope with the move of the next generation of smaller BMWs to a native front-drive architecture, with the list set to include the next 2 Series.
  • Ford Ranger Raptor to miss out on critical safety technology

    Ford has confirmed  the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor will miss out on AEB, a critical safety technology, despite it being available in other, cheaper Ranger models.Carrying a price tag of $74,990 (before on-road costs), CarAdvice can reveal the Ranger Raptor won't get Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) or radar cruise control.
  • Hyundai Kona Ironman production car revealed for Comic-Con

    Iron Man might drive an Audi R8, but that hasn't stopped Hyundai from trying to cash in on Tony Stark's popularity, revealing the production Kona Iron Man ahead of Comic-Con in San Diego.The new Kona Iron Man has a unique front-lighting signature, with a unique daytime-running light setup designed to match the face mask and eye shape of, you guessed it, Iron Man.
  • Autonomy will kill BMW M manuals

    The manual gearbox might be living on a serious time overdraft in many parts of the world, but BMW’s M Division has no plans to stop offering it any time soon.When we spoke to boss Frank Van Meel at the launch of the M2 and M5 Competition earlier this week, he said we can expect to still have the option of a stick shift, even as the company moves to its new, modular fifth-generation architecture.
  • Polestar 1 will be "thrilling" - chief test driver

    Polestar's chief test driver, Joakim Rydholm, says the upcoming Polestar 1 sports car is "exciting", "engaging" and "thrilling".After driving the plug-in hybrid coupe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rydholm, had high praise – though we reckon his comments may be a little biased.
  • CarAdvice podcast 112: How vibrations can make a driver drowsy

    Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Kez Casey join you this week.In car news, Holden has announced Dave Buttner as managing director, the 2019 Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 are getting a four-cylinder engine, and the Volkswagen Caddy Beach Camper is coming to Australia.Also, studies have found half of new car buyers don't prioritise safety, and the majority of buyers are keen on hybrids.
  • 2019 BMW M8 roars around the Nurburgring - video

    The BMW 8 Series has already been revealed, but the high-performance M8 remains under (partial) wraps at this stage.So far we know it'll feature a twin-turbo V8, and a rear-biased M xDrive all-wheel drive system, but as far as the final design touches and model-specific equipment it gets over the 'standard' 8 Series? We're none the wiser.
  • Ferrari patents electric turbo four-cylinder engine

    Ferrari has patented a new hybrid four-cylinder powertrain with an electric turbocharger.AutoGuide found the intriguing patent filing from Ferrari at the European Patent Office.The filing describes a new engine featuring a turbine in the exhaust duct, but instead of directly driving a compressor, it powers an electric generator which then stores the energy.
  • Waze for Android Auto now works on your smartphone's display - Roadshow

    Drivers who prefer to use Android Auto on their phone's display can now choose Waze for navigation.
  • 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Touring the grounds

    If you have a strong passion for cars and haven't been to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, what have you been doing?It's one of the most celebrated car events in the world, where vehicles with a strong racing history have the chance to race down the Duke of Richmond’s (formerly Lord March, courtesy of the Royal Family's peculiar naming structure) driveway with the stunning Goodwood House as a backdrop, while more than 200,000 people watch on.
  • 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: Gallery

    As another Goodwood Festival of Speed wraps up, we take a look through some of the best cars on show for 2018.We were treated to lots of reveals this year, including the McLaren 600LT, Porsche 911 Speedster concept, and Aston Martin DBS Superleggera.The Toyota Supra was popular, even still in camouflage, with its Chief Engineer on hand to answer any questions.

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