Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days

Paul Maric

Senior Road Tester

Latest Posts

Audi Foundation kicks off with R8 supercar raffle

Most Recent news

Audi Foundation kicks off with R8 supercar raffle

In an effort to help give back to the communities where Audi Australia currently operates, and likely also as something of a brand-building project, the Australian arm has launched a not-for-profit foundation with a specific focus on maximising the success of charitable donations...

Recent Posts
2017 Audi RS3 sedan review
Rating: 910 /10
Read Review

2017 Audi RS3 sedan review

There's a new heart and a new body, but the formula remains the same. Does the 2017 Audi RS3 sedan have the goods to tackle the meanest hatch and sedan combo from Mercedes-AMG and BMW?


2018 Ford Ranger and Everest spied testing: AEB and new tech coming
20
Comments

2018 Ford Ranger and Everest spied testing: AEB and new tech coming

Ford Australia is busy working on an update for the Ford Ranger and Everest, which is expected to launch locally in 2018. CarAdvice can reveal these exclusive images of the 2018 Ford Ranger XLT, Ranger Wildtrak and Everest undergoing testing in Victoria, showing a host of technology changes expected to place the Ranger ahead of the dual-cab ute pack in Australia...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!
129
Comments

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!

Brace yourselves, folks! We've just spied Ford's craziest and most powerful Ranger yet, the Ford Ranger Raptor. As exclusively revealed by CarAdvice in June 2015, Ford is working on a powerful, off-road-focused Ranger with an overhauled the ride and handling setup, expected to be released in 2019...


Tesla to offer a year of free charging for Model S and X customers
55
Comments

Tesla to offer a year of free charging for Model S and X customers

Tesla Australia has announced an initiative to give customers free electricity through AGL for a year if they buy a Model S or X before July 31. Beginning June 9, any customer that purchases a Model S or Model X will be signed up to AGL's Electric Car Plan and given unlimited charging for a period of one year...


2018 Holden Commodore racer revealed for Australian Supercars Championship
108
Comments

2018 Holden Commodore racer revealed for Australian Supercars Championship

Holden has taken the wraps off the 2018 Holden Commodore V8 supercar, revealing computer-generated images of its next-generation racer for the Australian Supercars Championship. The 2018 season will see Holden continue using its current naturally-aspirated V8 engine, which has been a huge success for Holden teams...


Tesla Model X to issue airbag software fix over the air
53
Comments

Tesla Model X to issue airbag software fix over the air

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that Tesla will issue a proactive recall this morning for all right-hand drive Tesla Model X vehicles, following the discovery of an airbag software fault. The passenger airbag control module and associated software, which is supplied by Bosch, was subject to routine inspection when an anomaly in the supplier software was discovered...


2018 BMW M5 revealed in Need for Speed game front cover
20
Comments

2018 BMW M5 revealed in Need for Speed game front cover

The 2018 BMW M5 has inadvertently been revealed by the creators of the video game Need for Speed, as part of an email promotion for the upcoming game. Need for Speed Payback isn't due for release until November, but a teaser email sent out to fans of the game has accidentally revealed the front-end design of the all-new BMW M5, which is yet to be released...


Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon to form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020
90
Comments

Opel Astra Sports Tourer wagon to form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the Opel Astra Sports Tourer will form part of Holden's 24 new cars by 2020 and will wear the Holden Astra wagon, or Holden Astra Tourer badge when it arrives later this year. We understand the two model range will consist of the Holden Astra LS wagon and the Astra LT wagon...


Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE
208
Comments

Renault Zoe: Australian launch hinted at as new government approval details surface — UPDATE

UPDATE 31/05: We heard back from Renault Australia and the latest is that there is no confirmation of the model for Australia. Renault Australia insists that it's pro-EV, but the local market isn't EV friendly at the moment. We are still under the impression that wasting money on a vehicle registration wouldn't be beneficial unless there was a serious intent to launch the product locally...


Toyota Yaris v Mazda 2 comparison
70
Comments

Toyota Yaris v Mazda 2 comparison

Light cars are a strange category in Australia. While sales are on the nose, buyers still flock to this segment in the hunt for a first, or last car. With both models recently benefitting from an update, we lined up two favourites to see which is most worthy of your hard-earned dollar. It’s the Mazda 2 Genki head-to-head against the Toyota Yaris ZR...


BMW M8 ute and Gran Coupe - so much want for a fast pickup truck
66
Comments

BMW M8 ute and Gran Coupe - so much want for a fast pickup truck

Our mouths collectively dropped when BMW revealed images of the BMW Concept 8 Series, late last week. Prepare to drop your mouths even further with this awesome rendering of what could one day be the world's fastest ute. That's pickup truck for our international readers. This brilliant concept was designed by X-Tomi Design and shows a Commodore-style ute with a single piece side...


Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure
9
Comments

Maserati forging ahead with Levante plug-in hybrid, but not at expense of driving pleasure

The Maserati brand name is associated with speed, performance and noise, but the brand understands a need to move toward fuel-efficient technologies to remain relevant in the current market. Last year former Maserati CEO, Harald Wester, confirmed that Maserati would develop a plug-in hybrid version of the Levante for overseas market...


Maserati Levante was almost a Jeep Grand Cherokee with bling
22
Comments

Maserati Levante was almost a Jeep Grand Cherokee with bling

If it wasn't for a ballsy intervention by FCA boss Sergio Marchionne, Maserati's first SUV would have been based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Levante development had commenced on the Grand Cherokee platform, with over a year of progress before work was halted...


2017 Holden Commodore SS review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

2017 Holden Commodore SS review

Production of the iconic Holden Commodore draws to an end in October, and they've saved the best 'til last. The SS Commodore has been an Aussie performance staple for decades, but does it still hold up?

Priced At
$47,490