• Tesla Cybertruck: Yes, this is it! On sale in US now from $39,900, Australian plans uncertain

    Do not adjust your eyes. This is not something from Mad Max or any other science fiction movie.This is the Tesla Cybertruck and it’s fair to say no-one expected it to look like this.Tesla claims it will be the toughest pick-up truck in the world, with a stainless steel body that can handle a 9mm bullet or a hit from a sledge hammer, and comes with super-strength glass.
  • Lexus UX300e revealed with 400km of range

    Lexus has revealed its first-ever pure-electric vehicle, the UX300e, aimed squarely at the EV-friendly Chinese and European markets.With a 54.3kWh lithium-ion battery pack good for a claimed 400km of range on the more lenient NEDC test cycle, the 300e is powered by an electric motor making 150kW and 300Nm.Lexus claims the car will take 50 minutes to charge from empty on a fast charger, and around seven hours on a home wall connection.
  • 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric long-term review: Tyre upgrade

    For all the good things about our long-term Hyundai Kona Electric, and there are plenty, we have one major complaint. The standard-fit tyres are a bit below par, to put it lightly.Rather than opting for rubber capable of properly harnessing the impressive torque (395Nm) available from standstill, Hyundai fits Nexen N Fera SU1 tyres measuring 215/55R17.
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  • Automotive Industry Insights podcast: New models hit or misses

    Joining Mandy Turner this week is Trent Nikolic and Curt Dupriez.We discuss the logistics and behind-the-scenes of Drive Car of the Year, with the winner being announced this week.Scott Collie reviews the 2020 Renault Kadjar.Curt talks about his experience at the BMW M Festival, and how motor show popularity is beginning to fade.We give the thumbs up or down to the Ferrari Roma, Aston Martin DBX, McLaren Elva, and Ford Mustang Mach E.
  • 2020 Ssangyong Korando pricing and specs

    There was a time when a then-fledgling Hyundai and Kia had some of the lowest prices, longest feature lists and most generous warranties in the business. Now, they’ve got some cutthroat competition from a crosstown competitor – Ssangyong.The Korean-built Ssangyong Korando range is now available with petrol power and an entry price $6,000 lower than the initial diesel-powered Launch Edition models.
  • 2020 Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 revealed

    Daimler's top-shelf Mercedes-Maybach brand has revealed its long-promised ultra-luxury SUV in Stuttgart and Guangzhou, showing the world its competitor to the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Range Rover and Bentley Bentayga.The Mercedes-Maybach GLS600 joins the existing Maybach-badged S-Class limo at the top of the Mercedes range, and will be available for a small group of prosperous Australians from the third quarter of 2020.
  • Toyota RAV4 Hybrid wins Drive Car of the Year

    The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid has won the Car of the Year award by our sister publication Drive – the first time a petrol-electric vehicle has taken out top prize.It was unanimously voted the winner from a record field of 89 contenders and 57 finalists across 20 categories.Reflecting Australia’s changing taste in cars, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid is a family SUV with frugal fuel economy, previously regarded as an impossible double-act.
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  • Every category winner in Drive Car of the Year 2020

    UPDATE: The Toyota RAV4 has now been announced as the overall winner of Drive Car of the Year 2020. To read the full story, visit Drive.com.au here.
    Another Drive Car of the Year program has just about wrapped up, with only the overall winner left to be announced. That will happen later this morning, so be sure to head to Drive.com.au.Until then, here is every winner in this year's awards. What do you think of the selection?(Above: the contenders!)
  • 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC priced at $137,900

    Mercedes-Benz’s first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in Australia, the EQC 400, will hit showrooms on December 9, ahead of deliveries to those who’ve made deposits from early 2020.The company today announced a price of $137,900 before on-road costs for the single specification offering, placing it in line with the mid-range Jaguar I-Pace SE ($135,400), and between the Tesla Model X Long Range ($131,900) and Performance ($141,100).
  • 2018-19 Mercedes-Benz SL recalled

    Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2018-19 SL, over concerns the front passenger airbag may not have been sewn correctly.According to the company, the front passenger airbag mightn't have been sewn in accordance with company specifications. If the airbag is triggered, there could be a a crack in the seam of the airbag, potentially impacting its ability to restrain the passenger in an accident.A total of four cars are included in the campaign – a VIN list is attached here.
  • Every category winner in Drive Car of the Year 2020, powered by BP

    Another Drive Car of the Year program has just about wrapped up, with only the overall winner left to be announced. That will happen later this morning, so be sure to head to Drive.com.au.Until then, here is every winner in this year's awards. What do you think of the selection?(Above: the contenders!)Read the article here at Drive.com.auRead the article here at Drive.com.auRead the article here at Drive.com.auRead the article here at Drive.com.au
  • Faraday Future FF91 interior revealed

    The cabin of the Faraday Future FF91 crossover has been revealed at its hometown motor in Los Angeles.Billed as a "third internet living space" to sit between the home and work or learning environment, the FF91's interior is equipped with three 4G LTE modems — one for car diagnostics and software updates, and the other two for passenger connectivity.According to Faraday Future the multiple modem setup allows for video streaming to continue even in areas where mobile reception is weak.
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  • Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid not for Australia just yet

    The new Toyota RAV4 plug-in hybrid – the most powerful and quickest RAV4 to date – will go on sale in the US by the middle of next year, but Australian customers will need to wait a little longer.While Toyota is the clear market leader for regular petrol-electric hybrid cars – which charge their onboard battery pack during normal driving, but only offer a limited electric boost – the company is yet to introduce a plug-in hybrid locally despite the technology being availab
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC, Toyota Corolla sedan score 5 star ANCAP ratings

    The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC has followed the Hyundai Kona Electric and Nissan Leaf in achieving a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP.The mid-sized EQC SUV, which will go head-to-head with the Audi E-Tron Quattro and Jaguar I-Pace, equalled the best-ever score for child protection. It also fared well when it came to adult occupant protection, with a 96 per cent rating.
  • Mustang could become a Ford sub-brand – report

    Mustang is arguably Ford’s most iconic and well-known nameplate, globally. Now Ford's considering on capitalising on the equity in that name and expanding the Mustang stable.Murat Gueler, the design chief for Ford Europe, told Autocar, “We’ve talked about building a family.”For those already concerned about the scope creep of an electric crossover bearing the Mustang name, rest assured there are no plans for a wide range of Mustang EVs in different sizes.
  • 2020 Renault Megane RS Trophy-R review

    The pioneering master of creating lightweight race cars was Colin Chapman, who painstakingly worked power-to-weight ratios to uncork winning pace for his Lotus formula cars.It won him world championships, but the philosophy was not always terrific for some of his drivers, who enjoyed the competitiveness while being less thrilled about the prospect of the machinery failing. Just ask Jim Clark.On second thoughts, don’t bother…
  • Maserati mule heralds arrival of new engine ahead of full reveal in 2020

    Darcy Foster • Maserati has released photos of a test-mule running the firm’s all-new '100 per cent Maserati' engine.Reports suggest that this powertrain will underpin Maserati’s incoming sports car due to be unveiled in Modena in May next year.Whether that’s the new GranTurismo or a smaller offering more closely-resembling the 2014 Alfieri concept, we aren’t sure.
  • FCC chairman Pai proposes splitting automakers' V2V wireless frequency for Wi-Fi - Roadshow

    The plan would seek to ease congestion on the increasingly packed 2.4 and 5.0 GHz bands.
  • Volkswagen ID Space Vizzion points to next VW Passat wagon

    Volkswagen’s massive rollout of electric cars continues apace with the VW ID Space Vizzion concept unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show today.It is the seventh pure electric concept car unveiled by the German giant in the past three years – and while Australia is not likely to get this one, we will get a vehicle that looks like it.
  • 2020 Mini JCW GP priced from $63,900

    Mini has revealed the JCW GP will be priced from $63,900 before on-road costs when it arrives in Australia.That's $12,500 more than a conventional two-door Mini JCW, and and a whopping $22,200 more than a Cooper S.It's also more expensive than conventional hot hatches like the Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R, although it manages to undercut the pared-back Renault Megane RS Trophy-R by $11,090.
  • Hyundai working on “crazy” sports-car, due 2020

    Hyundai is working on a “crazy” sports car that has largely been kept under wraps until now – and it’s likely to have hybrid or pure electric power.Speaking at the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, the global boss of research and development for Hyundai, Albert Biermann, told CarAdvice there was “something special” coming next year in the performance-car space.
  • Hyundai i30 N to get more power and eight-speed auto but not until 2021

    Hyundai’s i30 N hot hatch is set to get a power bump and a high-performance eight-speed automatic before this generation bows out.A senior executive at the company has also confirmed the Hyundai i30 N has been so successful that it is already working on the next generation.In the meantime, the current Hyundai i30 N has about three years left to run.
  • Ford Mustang Mach E electric car ready for Australia

    The Ford Mustang Mach E electric SUV could come to Australia – the only barrier is price, and how many local buyers might want one.A Ford representative in the US confirmed to CarAdvice at the Los Angeles Auto Show overnight that the Mustang Mach E will be made in right-hand-drive.So far, the UK is the only right-hand-drive market announced to take the vehicle, however Australia is likely to follow soon after given there is no technical impediment and no emissions tests to meet.
  • Hyundai Vision T plug-in hybrid concept previews next Tucson

    If you think this dramatic concept vehicle looks like something from the future, you’d be right.The Hyundai Vision T plug-in hybrid might only have been built as a display model for the 2019 Los Angeles Auto Show, however it is in fact a large clue about the future design direction for the Korean brand.As Hyundai designer, SangYup Lee, unveiled the car at the show he said the Vision T is a “core vehicle that will take us to the next level in SUV design”.
  • Volkswagen to offer long-wheelbase Amarok 'XL' and 'XXL' conversions

    Volkswagen is about to bridge the size gap between the most popular types of double cab ute in Australia and the full size pick-ups from the USA.Volkswagen Australia is poised to introduce a factory-approved conversion that significantly lengthens the wheelbase and tray of its Amarok ute.
  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLS, GLE63 S revealed with mild-hybrid V8

    Darcy Foster • Mercedes-AMG has unveiled the GLE63 S and GLS63 S at the 2019 Los Angeles motor show, complete with hybrid power for the first time in an AMG V8.The performance versions of Mercedes-Benz’s two largest SUVs are both powered by Mercedes-AMG’s familiar 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, backed for the first time by mild-hybrid power.Previously the EQ Boost system has been used on AMG 53 models with an inline-six, but never a V8.
  • 100 years per hour – Speed dating Citroen’s most iconic models

    In 2019, French car maker Citroen is celebrating its centenary with a series of events around the world. Australia, although not a key market for the French brand, didn’t miss out either.At Melbourne’s recent Motorclassica concours, Citroen celebrated 100 years by taking a look back at some of its most iconic models from the past. The Royal Exhibition Centre played host to a static display of DS, SM, 2CV, AMI, 5CV, and H Van models, amongst others.
  • Mercedes-Maybach GLS teased ahead of Guangzhou debut

    Mercedes-Benz has been watching Bentley, Range Rover and Rolls-Royce take up the ultra-luxury SUV mantle. Now, it's time for a German-badged entry into the segment.Mercedes has teased the next Mercedes-Maybach model, a posher, plusher version of the GLS the company is calling “the new face of ultimate luxury”. It’s set to debut this month, not at the Los Angeles motor show but instead at the Guangzhou motor show on 21 November.
  • Aston Martin DBX: Andy Palmer on why it matters

    Times are tough at Aston Martin. The English sports car maker’s share price has fallen by two thirds since it floated on the UK stock market last year, hit by both the uncertainties of Britain’s chaotic Brexit from the European Union and slipping demand for its traditional sports cars.
  • 2020 Aston Martin DBX revealed: Australian launch due next year

    Nearly five years since it was first previewed in concept form, the covers have finally come off next year's Aston Martin DBX SUV, destined for Australia with a $357,000 price tag.When the DBX concept was unveiled, there was no Rolls-Royce Cullinan, no Bentley Bentayga, and no Lamborghini Urus. Now, with all three in the game, along with the trendsetting Porsche Cayenne, the time appears right for Aston Martin to step onto the field.
  • Audi e-tron Sportback revealed, here 'second half' of 2020

    Audi has whipped the covers from the second member of its e-tron battery-electric family, which is unsurprisingly a coupe-style crossover SUV called the Sportback.Given it's been revealed a few days after Ford's hyped new Mustang Mach-E – a conceptually similar offering if ever there was one – it's hard not to draw parallels.
  • 2020 Lexus LC500 Convertible revealed, confirmed for Australia

    Lexus has unveiled just the third drop-top car in its 30 year history, the LC500 Convertible, ahead of its arrival in Australia during the second half of next year.Although its first two attempts – the SC430 and IS Convertible – weren't exactly showstoppers, the LC500 Convertible hits all the right notes on paper.
  • 2020 Audi RSQ8 revealed! Hypo sports-luxury SUV

    The range-topping Audi RSQ8 has finally been revealed, with power from a hulking V8 engine and Volkswagen Group's active anti-roll technology.MORE: Nürburgring Lap
  • 2020 Audi RSQ8 revealed

    Darcy Foster Audi Sport has revealed its all-new RSQ8, sitting above the SQ8 as the most hardcore version of its flagship SUV.The engine is the same one found in the new RS6 Avant and RS7, a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 unit producing 441kW of power and 800Nm of torque.Power is put to the road through Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive system and an eight-speed automatic gearbox, able to direct up to 70 per cent of drive to the front wheels and 85 per cent to the rear wheels.
  • 2020 Mini JCW GP: Auto-only hot hatch revealed

    Mini's hottest ever hatch has been revealed. The new JCW GP has just two seats, packs 225kW... and is only available with an automatic gearbox.This is the third Mini JCW GP. Like its predecessors, it's significantly more focused than the regular Mini line-up – the rear seats are gone, the body has been stiffened up, and there are bespoke mounts for the engine, transmission and suspension.
  • 2020 MG HS: Chinese Mazda CX-5 rival priced from $30,990

    The 2020 MG HS will launching Australia priced from $30,990 drive away for the price-leading Vibe variant, with the range-topping Excite priced from $33,990 drive away.The MSRP for those two models are $29,990 and $32,990 respectively, and the HS replaces the previous GS that Australian buyers will be familiar with.Danny Lenartic, MG marketing and product director, is positive about where the brand is headed in Australia.
  • 2020 Renault Trafic automatic now on sale

    Renault has finally added an automatic transmission to its big-selling Trafic van, reflecting a growing trend towards commercial buyers ditching three-pedal setups.The six-speed EDC (efficient dual-clutch) transmission is lifted from none other than the Megane RS hot hatch, which seems a counterintuitive choice. Then again, it's clearly designed for high-torque applications in both vehicles.
  • 2019 Alpina XD3 review

    So a 'regular' BMW X3 is too mainstream for you? Well, the guys and girls at Alpina could have the perfect car for you.Meet the 2019 Alpina XD3, a bahn-storming twin-turbo diesel version of the Bavarian marque's mid-sized luxury crossover, pitched as the "perfect everyday companion for every lifestyle".The XD3 starts at $109,900 before on-road costs, which is a cool $9000 more than the BMW X3 M40i ($100,900), though this is a very different beast.
  • 2019 Volvo XC90 R-Design: FAREWELLING our long-termer | CarAdvice

    The Volvo XC90 is fast becoming a bit of an oldie in the large luxury SUV segment, but we think it's still a goodie.
  • Karma SC2 Vision concept, Revero GTS unveiled

    The Karma SC2 Vision concept and hotter Revero GTS sedan have been unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles motor show.A follow up to the SC1 concept unveiled in July, the SC2 is a coupe with articulated hinge-winged doors.The pure electric SC2 is said to have four electric motors making up to 800kW of power and an eye-watering 14,000Nm of torque. Pedal to the metal, the SC2 has a claimed 0-60mph (97km/h) time of 1.9 seconds.
  • 300 SRT Pacer: Chrysler Valiant tribute special revealed

    Chrysler has cranked up the nostalgia on its 300 SRT Core, revealing a Pacer tribute paying homage to to the 1969 Chrysler Valiant Pacer.At the moment it's only a tribute, but Chrysler will actually put a version of the Pacer into production for Australia – it'll be a "limited edition" and "released soon", but no further details have been revealed.
  • 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia and Stelvio updates revealed

    The refreshed Alfa Romeo Giulia and Alfa Romeo Stelvio have been unveiled at the 2019 Los Angeles motor show.The biggest changes to Alfa's flagship models have taken place in the cabin. As an earlier leak indicated, both the Stelvio and Giulia now have a heavily revised infotainment system, which not only features a larger 8.8-inch display, but also touchscreen functionality.
  • Time Machine Tuesday: November 19, 2019

    Darcy Foster • 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.Now doesn’t this just warm you heart? On this day twelve years ago, Chrysler finally killed the hot-rod inspired PT Cruiser, following the Pacifica and Crossfire. We hope its grave was deep.Very. Deep.
  • Car News Podcast: Your daily download

    Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word.Today's download:LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcastMORE: All CarAdvice podcasts
  • BMW 'i7' spied

    A prototype electric vehicle wearing the latest BMW 7 Series body has been spied on a trailer full of BMWs.While BMW may be preparing an electric version of the current 7 Series sedan, it hasn't appeared as part of the company's announced electric car roster, which includes the 2020 iX3 crossover, 2021 i4 four-door "coupe" and the production version of the iNext.
  • Nissan Pathfinder: More than 6000 cars recalled over fire risk

    Nissan has recalled more than 6000 Pathfinder large SUVs in Australia, as part of a wider global campaign involving more than 450,000 vehicles.A faulty oil seal in the antilock braking system (ABS) assembly could cause a brake fluid leak in affected Pathfinders, which can create an electrical short that, in extreme cases, leads to a fire.
  • 2019 Volkswagen Crafter 35 TDI410 4Motion review

    Volkswagen is leaving nothing on the table with its new Crafter van. While the old Crafter was a re-badged, re-engined Mercedes Sprinter, this ground-up new design is all Volkswagen.Getting this new Crafter designed, built and onto showroom floors is not a cheap exercise: 10 billion Euros. Volkswagen is banking on this new van selling strongly and making all of that money back as it grows market share.
  • Jaguar Land Rover not considering smaller vehicles – report

    Don’t hold your breath waiting for a Jaguar XD or a sub-Evoque Land Rover or Range Rover.Jaguar Land Rover’s chief commercial officer, Felix Bräutigam, has told Autocar the company won’t be entering any smaller segments. He said, “We should not and will not drive down into segments just to get economy of scale.”

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