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2018 Hyundai Veloster spied testing
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2018 Hyundai Veloster spied testing

The next-generation 2018 Hyundai Veloster has been spied testing this week, offering a fresh look at the Korean car maker's next sports hatch. Last year, grainy shots out of the company's homeland delivered the first evidence that a new Veloster was on the way, revealing what is still the clearest view of the new model's rear end...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante revealed: More power, more carbon, less roof - UPDATE
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante revealed: More power, more carbon, less roof - UPDATE

The 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S Volante has been unveiled, bringing revised looks and an uprated engine to the drop-top British supercar. Under the bonnet is the familiar 5.9-litre V12 from the hard-top Vanquish S, developing 444kW of power and 630Nm of torque – 20kW more than the previous model...


Nissan planning electric Juke concept for Tokyo - report
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Nissan planning electric Juke concept for Tokyo - report

The Nissan Juke is set to get electrified at this year's Tokyo motor show in September, with the company planning to reveal a concept inspired by the eye-catching 2015 Gripz show car - according to a new report out of the US. Car and Driver claims the Japanese company will debut the Juke e-Power concept in Tokyo later this year, powered by the range-extender hybrid drivetrain already seen in the Note e-Power that was launched in Japan in 2016...


Nissan Z car, Toyota Supra concepts reported for Tokyo show unveiling
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Nissan Z car, Toyota Supra concepts reported for Tokyo show unveiling

October's Tokyo motor show could be the most exciting in years, with reports this week suggesting we could see previews of the next Nissan Z car and Toyota's reborn Supra. The new-generation Supra has been a popular topic in the rumour mill since before the JZA80 left us in the early 2000s and, as the 370Z's hair turns silver, talk of a new Z has also been building...


Skoda Kodiaq Sportline revealed, Australian launch confirmed
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Skoda Kodiaq Sportline revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The new 2017 Skoda Kodiaq range is filling out, with last week's new Scout variant now joined by a style-focused Sportline model. Confirmed in November last year, the new Kodiaq Sportline's online unveiling comes just weeks out from its Geneva motor show debut...


2018 DS 7 Cross spied testing
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2018 DS 7 Cross spied testing

A heavily-disguised prototype believed to be the new DS 7 Cross SUV has been spied this week during cold weather testing. The swathes of black-and-white camouflage don't give much away in terms of the vehicle's design, but we can make out the general proportions, raised ride height and chunky bumpers common to SUVs...


Biggest challenge for Urus SUV is to guarantee Lamborghini DNA
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Biggest challenge for Urus SUV is to guarantee Lamborghini DNA

The biggest challenge with the coming Urus SUV has been in guaranteeing it will be a fit with decades of familiar 'Lamborghini DNA', according to research and development boss, Maurizio Reggiani. “I am looking forward to your feedback when you eventually drive the Urus, because you must be in no doubt that it is a Lamborghini,” Reggiani said...


2018 Lexus LS500, VW Buzz concept given EyesOn Design awards in Detroit
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2018 Lexus LS500, VW Buzz concept given EyesOn Design awards in Detroit

The recently-revealed 2018 Lexus LS500 limousine has been given the title of best interior design as part of the EyesOn Design Awards at the 2017 Detroit motor show. Designed by the Lexus Design Division in Toyota City, Japan, the LS500 is the fifth generation of the luxury marque's flagship sedan and was designed to "exceed expectations" of the company's customers...


CarAdvice podcast 37: Mustang's 2-star safety, SUVs revealed for Geneva, 1988 Walkinshaw, Tiguan 162 launch and MX-5 Fan Fest!
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CarAdvice podcast 37: Mustang's 2-star safety, SUVs revealed for Geneva, 1988 Walkinshaw, Tiguan 162 launch and MX-5 Fan Fest!

We bring you another podcast from the Melbourne CarAdvice couch, with Mandy, Mike Costello and James Ward. In cars news this week, the Ford Mustang receives a 2-star safety rating, Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV and 2017 Subaru XV is teased ahead of Geneva motor show, 2017 Tickford Ford Mustang GT and EcoBoost warranty-backed power upgrades are unleashed by Tickford, new hero Lambo will top the Aventador SV’s Nurburgring time, Tesla rolls out Enhanced Autopilot and Apple are sued for not ‘locking out’ iPhones while driving...


I'll never drive a Ford Mustang again
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I'll never drive a Ford Mustang again

You can imagine how chuffed I was, painting a set of 11s on the tarmac during my first drive of a manual Ford Mustang GT with its hearty naturally aspirated V8 engine. In fact, it was around this time last year that I was singing its praises on social media. It all culminated at the end of last year when we ran our performance car test at Motorworld...


McLaren 650S successor revealed in 'leaked' photo
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McLaren 650S successor revealed in 'leaked' photo

A single, show-all photo of the new supercar known to its engineers as the P14 and in the press as the McLaren 720S, has surfaced online today. Although reports are describing the photo above as a leak, the presence of snap-happy guests in the background suggests McLaren isn't too fussed about its new second-generation Super Series car appearing early...


Volkswagen Australia wants other hot Tiguans
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Volkswagen Australia wants other hot Tiguans

Volkswagen Australia has just launched a sporty Tiguan derivative that uses the Golf GTI’s powerful turbo engine, but what about a hypothetical ‘Tiguan R’, or even Europe's existing 176TDI diesel range-topper with a mighty 500Nm punch? Neither are on the radar for Australia, despite Volkswagen's local arm expressing its deepest desires to get its hands on one, or both...


New Lada Niva for 2018... Could it be?
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New Lada Niva for 2018... Could it be?

Everyone’s favourite pioneering Russian SUV, the Lada Niva, turns 40 years old this year - making it just about ready for an update. Reports this week suggest that Lada’s parent company, AutoVAZ, is finally looking to move the ‘darling of the field’ (Russian translation for Lada Niva) to a new and more modern platform, for launch in 2018...


Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A previews new compact cars
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Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A previews new compact cars

Mercedes-Benz this week rather portentously revealed rendered images of a concept called the Aesthetics A, previewing the styling of its next generation compact cars. The conceptual sculptures show the general styling cues that will feature across an expanded range of vehicle types, all based on a reworked second iteration of its front-and all-wheel drive MFA (modular front architecture) platform...


Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result
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Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result

ANCAP says it unsuccessfully attempted to secure Ford Mustangs to crash test on several occasions, before encouraging its European sister organisation Euro NCAP to pick up the baton...