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Volkswagen tops 2016 global sales chart despite Dieselgate scandal
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Volkswagen tops 2016 global sales chart despite Dieselgate scandal

Volkswagen finished 2016 as the world's number one automotive company, edging out Toyota, which has just reported its global sales numbers for last year. Both companies are expected to finish well ahead of General Motors, which should take out the final podium spot. Earlier this month, the Volkswagen Group announced that it had sold a total 10,312,400 cars and trucks throughout the 2016 calendar year, a 3...


2017 Citroen C4 Cactus range gains petrol six-speed auto option - UPDATE
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2017 Citroen C4 Cactus range gains petrol six-speed auto option - UPDATE

The 2017 Citroen C4 Cactus is set to appeal to a whole lot more buyers than ever before in Australia, with the announcement that the French brand is adding a conventional six-speed automatic gearbox to its petrol-powered offering. The news is out of the UK, and as such the new six-speed auto version of the C4 Cactus will be offered in right-hand drive...


Did Ford just drop a hint of the 2018 Mustang's power figures?
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Did Ford just drop a hint of the 2018 Mustang's power figures?

The 2018 Ford Mustang may have hinted at its upgraded power figures, if images of its new digital instrument cluster are anything to go by. Observed by website Carscoops, two images of the new Mustang's driver display could potentially tease the facelifted model's power outputs - 455 and 755 - along with numerous Easter eggs paying tribute to the pony car's heritage...


We built a Hyundai Tucson from scratch in the Czech Republic, and we brought it home
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We built a Hyundai Tucson from scratch in the Czech Republic, and we brought it home

When you walk into a Hyundai dealership to check out a Hyundai Tucson, you likely don't think of much work goes into building it in the Czech Republic before you write a cheque and drive out the door. Okay, fine, enough with the check, cheque and Czech puns. Last year, CarAdvice jetted off to the Czech Republic to visit Hyundai's giant $2...


Volvo 'ute' spied in XC90 clothing
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Volvo 'ute' spied in XC90 clothing

An odd-looking Volvo XC90 prototype has been spied in Europe, sporting a very long wheelbase and scaffolding over the tailgate. The red prototype features a rear axle that is noticeably further back than the standard XC90, with photographers estimating the wheelbase on this vehicle has been stretched by nearly 250mm – for reference, the XC90 has a 2984mm wheelbase...


Alpine reveals more details of upcoming 'A120' sports car
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Alpine reveals more details of upcoming 'A120' sports car

Reborn French sports car firm Alpine has released more details of its upcoming sports car this week, mainly to do with its "remarkable" aerodynamics. Expected to be named the 'A120', the new Alpine sports car will feature a flat floor and rear diffuser that will help it to achieve "significant downforce" and "excellent stability"...


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...