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Kia Telluride concept, BMW 5 Series win IDEA design awards
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Kia Telluride concept, BMW 5 Series win IDEA design awards

The Kia Telluride concept, first revealed at last year's Detroit motor show, and the BMW 5 Series, have received bronze medals in the 2017 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA). Achieving the award in the 'Transportation' category, the Telluride jons several previous Kia concepts and production models in winning an IDEA award, including the Soul crossover and GT4 Stinger concept in 2014, along with the Rio light car in 2012...


Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2017 AMG C63 S v 1996 C36 AMG
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Mercedes-AMG Old v New: 2017 AMG C63 S v 1996 C36 AMG

There's never a bad time to taste some old-school performance, but is anything from the 1990s old enough to be retro cool, yet? That's the question we explore here, looking back at a 1996 Mercedes-Benz C36 AMG - right alongside today's hero, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 S. And no doubt, the '90s was a decade to remember...


BMW's biggest plant is in the US
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BMW's biggest plant is in the US

BMW, the quintessentially German luxury car maker, actually makes more vehicles in the United States than any other country. The Bavarian company just marked the 25th anniversary of its US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where it makes X-badged SUV models. Continuous expansions of the plant with extensive additions have made the plant the largest manufacturing facility in the BMW Group production network...


2018 Honda Civic Type R triple exhaust makes the car quieter… wait, what?
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2018 Honda Civic Type R triple exhaust makes the car quieter… wait, what?

One of the talking points of the new-generation 2018 Honda Civic Type R is its three-pipe exhaust system, which you may have thought was just a (further) styling exercise for the Japanese hot-hatch. But there’s more to it than that. The three-tip system has a clever noise-lowering function when the Honda's 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine is hoofing it on the highway...


Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Walter Rohrl says mega power figure was the 'biggest challenge' in development
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Porsche 911 GT2 RS: Walter Rohrl says mega power figure was the 'biggest challenge' in development

When you have driving masters like Walter Rohrl and Mark Webber involved in the development of a sportscar from the outset, you expect a serious weapon by the time the finished vehicle reaches consumers. In the case of the ballistic new 911 GT2 RS, the fastest and most powerful 911 ever, that is very much the reality...


China's Land Airbus scrapped
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China's Land Airbus scrapped

The Chinese Land Airbus, a road-straddling train concept that allows traffic to pass underneath it, has been scrapped - according to new reports. Developed by Transit Explore Bus (TEB), the concept was recently involved in a trial program which included a 300-metre-long test track in the Chinese city of Qinhuangdao in August last year...


2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo gets the M Performance treatment
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2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo gets the M Performance treatment

The recently-revealed 2018 BMW 6 Series Gran Turismo has been the latest recipient of the company's M Performance makeover, with an array of sporty enhancements revealed for the new liftback this week. Available from the vehicle's overseas market launch, which is scheduled for November, the 6 Series Gran Turismo will be offered with numerous cosmetic upgrades and a sports exhaust system...


Victoria Police to trial world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft
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Victoria Police to trial world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft

Victoria Police has announced it will trial the world-first use of GPS tracking devices to reduce car theft in the state. Around 1000 vehicles will be fitted with the technology from September as part of a 12-month program. The trackers will be installed in cars at a higher risk of theft in metropolitan areas that are considered by the National Motor Vehicle Theft Reduction Council (NMVTRC) as "high risk" suburbs...


Tickford '77 Bathurst Mustang: Tuner taking calls on circa-$120,000 special
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Tickford '77 Bathurst Mustang: Tuner taking calls on circa-$120,000 special

Ford-focused tuning company Tickford has revealed details and images of its limited-edition Ford Mustang, the Tickford Bathurst '77 Special, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Moffat Ford Dealer's famous win at Bathurst. Limited to 77 units, Tickford will be using the Mustang GT as a base, adding 20-inch wheels, a high-performance supercharger, along with a near-identical livery to the iconic Ford XC Falcon...


2017 Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional launching in August
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2017 Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional launching in August

The Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional is set to launch next month, with the stripped-out version of G-Wagen, er, wagon joining the single-cab utility at the low-end of the pricing spectrum. The exact price is still to be determined, but it is expected that Mercedes-Benz Australia will position the four-seat wagon variant of the G300 CDI line-up will sit close the cab-chassis model, which is listed from $119,900 plus on-road costs...


Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives
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Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives

Jaguar Australia is determined to plough ahead with its all-electric, all-wheel-driven I-Pace small SUV, no matter how little support EVs are receiving from Australian governments, and will have cars on sale here by the end of next year...


CarAdvice podcast 60: We take you for a track drive in the Civic Type R!
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CarAdvice podcast 60: We take you for a track drive in the Civic Type R!

Broadcasting from nearby Great Ocean Road, at the beachside town of Lorne, join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Find out what we did with the remote-control cars below! In car news, pricing and specs for the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S have been released, Volvo's autonomous tech is having trouble detecting kangaroos, Ford Mustang EcoBoost gets a burnout feature in the US (but Australia misses out), and HSV could swap to the Walkinshaw name next year...


2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed
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2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed

What you're looking at here is the beefed up Holden Colorado that will wear an HSV or Walkinshaw badge from 2018. Trademark images submitted by HSV were exclusively sourced by CarAdvice to build these renders, which indicate that the HSV Colorado will be a big cosmetic step up from the current version offered by Holden...


HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018
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HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018

Rumours within the automotive industry have been building on this topic for some time, and this week further confirmation suggests the HSV brand name will be dropped from 2018. HSV is expected to be rebranded as Walkinshaw from 2018, with all new products modified by the company to wear Walkinshaw branding exclusively...


2018 BMW X2 design revealed in patent filing
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2018 BMW X2 design revealed in patent filing

The design of the BMW X2 has been revealed via leaked drawings submitted to the Japanese patent office. These patent images, which we initially spotted on Carscoops, confirm what we've deduced from disguised prototypes, namely the production X2 will keep most of the details from the 2016 concept car, albeit with roadworthy wing mirrors, and proper door handles...