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Rezvani Tank: 373kW off-roader revealed
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Rezvani Tank: 373kW off-roader revealed

The Rezvani Tank has been revealed this week, becoming the second model in the small-volume American company's line-up. Pitched as an Xtreme Utility Vehicle (XUV), the Tank is a military-inspired off-roader that looks like it belongs in a Transformers movie...


2015-17 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled for stalling fix
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2015-17 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled for stalling fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 931 examples of its GLE SUV sold between June 2015 and June 2017 over concerns the engine may stall at low speeds. The manufacturer reports that the engine of affected models may turn off when braking at low speed - for example, when braking for a traffic light - or after an ECO start if the vehicle is "accelerated slowly under a high load"...


2016-17 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, S-Class, GLC recalled for seatbelt fix
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2016-17 Mercedes-Benz C-Class, S-Class, GLC recalled for seatbelt fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 306 vehicles across its C-Class, S-Class and GLC model lines over concerns the seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy correctly. The German marque reports that affected models may have an incorrect propellant mixing ratio in the passenger seatbelt pretensioners, which could cause them to not deploy as intended...


2018 Hyundai Kona pricing and specs
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2018 Hyundai Kona pricing and specs

The long-awaited Hyundai Kona small crossover will launch next week with a starting price of $24,500 before on-road costs - $2500 cheaper than the base Toyota C-HR and on par with a Mazda CX-3 Maxx. Hyundai's newest model - which sits below the Tucson - finally gives the company a rival not just to the C-HR and CX-3, but other top-sellers such as the Mitsubishi ASX, Subaru XV, Nissan Qashqai and Honda HR-V in a segment that has about 10 per cent total market share...


Toyota GR HV Sports Concept is an open-topped 86 hybrid
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Toyota GR HV Sports Concept is an open-topped 86 hybrid

Toyota's stand at the Tokyo motor show later this month will feature a concept car called the GR HV Sports Concept - and we have a few questions... The company calls the matte black sports car a "dramatic open-top sports-car concept inspired by the company's involvement in endurance racing and its legendary Supra and Toyota Sports 800"...


2018 Alpina B3 S, B4 S BiTurbo pricing and specs
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2018 Alpina B3 S, B4 S BiTurbo pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the upgraded Alpina B3 S and B4 S BiTurbo range have been detailed this week, with the powered-up range bringing significant price cuts. Headlining the updates is a revised engine, with the twin-turbo 3.0-litre straight six fitted to all models now developing 324kW (up from 301kW) thanks to new turbochargers and an updated cooling system...


2018 Nissan Patrol pricing and specs
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2018 Nissan Patrol pricing and specs

Australian pricing and details for the 2018 Nissan Patrol have been handed down today, marking its first major change since the middle of 2015. Back then, the biggest change was in the accounting books, with a huge $23,400 cut from the newly entry-level Ti model for a new $69,990 number, while the top-spec Ti-L benefited from an even bigger $27,500 cut to $86,990...


2018 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs
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2018 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs

Details of the updated 2018 Toyota RAV4 range have been announced this week, with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and satellite navigation now standard across the line-up. The major changes are had in the entry-level GX variant, which now gets the aforementioned AEB technology, along with lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and automatic high beam as standard...


CarAdvice podcast 73: The fifth-storey Las Vegas car collection
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CarAdvice podcast 73: The fifth-storey Las Vegas car collection

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Paul Maric and Mike Stevens, keeping you up-to-date with the latest in car news. We talk about the Ford Ranger being the number one vehicle in September, GM is strongly committed to Holden for the long-term, Toyota Australia’s Altona factory closes, and the 2018 Renault Clio RS Trophy pricing and specs have been released...


Mazda patents new retractable wing design
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Mazda patents new retractable wing design

Mazda has patented a new retractable wing design, and its filing may provide clues about a future concept or production vehicle, or not. The patents were filed with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and were found by AutoEvolution. The original application was made by Mazda on October 20, 2016, and approved March 24, 2017, before being published late last month...


Polestar teases new car ahead of October 17 reveal
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Polestar teases new car ahead of October 17 reveal

Polestar has begun teasing a new vehicle, which will be unveiled on October 17. The newly independent marque has been teasing its first solo branded vehicle on Instagram ahead of its launch in a few weeks time. Polestar has been posting numbered close-up photos of its new car on the social media website, although the individual images don't reveal too much about the new vehicle...


Holden OnStar review
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Holden OnStar review

What happens when someone steals your car? Or you forget the keys? Worst of all, what happens when you have a serious car accident? For most of us, that last reality has thankfully never eventuated so the thought of consequent actions has been unnecessary. Sure, we probably assume or hope that passers-by will call an ambulance if we are unable to, and we also hope that emergency services can find us quickly...


Holden confirms OnStar coming in 2019
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Holden confirms OnStar coming in 2019

  Holden has confirmed that from 2019 it will begin fitting its models with the OnStar in-car system that utilises a full suite of connectivity and safety features that take the idea of a connected car to the next level. OnStar, which is a General Motors platform of in-car technologies, was first launched in North America in 1996...


GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability
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GM expert: Elon Musk is ‘full of crap’ on Tesla’s autonomous driving capability

The director of autonomous integration at General Motors says claims by Tesla of its cars being able to conduct full level five SAE-certified autonomous driving are entirely false. Speaking to the Australian media in Detroit today, Scott Miller, GM's director of autonomous vehicle integration, said Elon Musk is "full of crap" when it comes to claims of the level five capability of current and upcoming Tesla vehicles...


Mitsubishi e-Evolution shows off SUV styling
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Mitsubishi e-Evolution shows off SUV styling

The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept has been teased again this week, with the Japanese automaker also releasing more details of its all-electric crossover. Interestingly, the vehicle to be presented at the Tokyo motor show in the coming weeks is now being touted as an all-electric vehicle (EV), as opposed to the hybrid powertrain originally mentioned with the first teaser image...