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Hyundai boss confirms testing already commenced on 280kW hot hatch
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Hyundai boss confirms testing already commenced on 280kW hot hatch

Hyundai has confirmed to a group of Australian journalists that the company has commenced working on a 280kW hot hatch set to rival the likes of Ford's Focus RS, Audi's RS 3 and Meredes-AMG's A45 in terms of power and torque. Hyundai head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann told CarAdvice that he has already driven a road going prototype version of the brand's RN30 concept vehicle and he is very impressed...


2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part two
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2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part two

Well, the media days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show are nearly done, but there is still plenty to see! Here's another gallery of images from the show floor...


2017 Mazda CX-5 brings upgraded safety, revised pricing for Australia
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2017 Mazda CX-5 brings upgraded safety, revised pricing for Australia

Australia's 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been given a key safety boost over the 2016 range, making a number of its i-ActiveSense features standard for the new model year. When the CX-5 was last updated in April 2015, the i-ActiveSense Safety Pack was made available across almost the entire range, adding blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and Smart City Brake Support (forward collision and warning)...


2017 Hyundai Elantra SR pricing and specs: Souped-up sedan hits Australia
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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR pricing and specs: Souped-up sedan hits Australia

The powered-up new 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR sports sedan is now on sale in Australia, following its Korean debut in April. News that the new Elantra would join Hyundai Australia's sporting SR range was first confirmed earlier this year, and the first example was spied in its home market a few months later...


Green means go... or else!
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Green means go... or else!

I’ve got a plan to help with our climbing road toll. A brave plan, perhaps, but they say you can’t make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, and I do love an omelette. If you spend any time on the roads here in Australia, particularly in our capital cities, I think you’ll agree that driving behaviour in general has become worse over the past few years...


2015-16 Lexus RX200t, RX350, RX450h recalled for airbag fix
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2015-16 Lexus RX200t, RX350, RX450h recalled for airbag fix

Luxury marque Lexus has issued a recall for its 2015 to 2016 model-year RX200t, RX350 and RX450h SUVs over concerns the front passenger airbag may not deploy correctly. According to the manufacturer, the front passenger airbag inflator may have been improperly welded and/or misassembled...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 30, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Ram Rebel TRX concept debuts with detuned Hellcat V8 engine
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Ram Rebel TRX concept debuts with detuned Hellcat V8 engine

The Ram Rebel TRX concept with a supercharged V8 engine has been unveiled at the 2016 State Fair of Texas. Under the bonnet, the Rebel TRX concept uses a version of the company's 6.2-litre supercharged V8 engine with 429kW of power, which is down from the 527kW/880Nm it makes in the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Challenger SRT Hellcat...


Renault Alaskan ute no certainty for Australia
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Renault Alaskan ute no certainty for Australia

Australian buyers will have to wait to get their hands on Renault’s first entry into the competitive ute segment with senior management confirming at the Paris motor show the eagerly-anticipated Alaskan pick-up has not been confirmed for Australia. Yet. Gilles Normand, Renault’s Asia-Pacific chairman admitted it was being considered for local release but stressed no decision had been made...


2017 Renault Zoe removes last "psychological barrier" to electric vehicles
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2017 Renault Zoe removes last "psychological barrier" to electric vehicles

Renault's all-electric city car, the Renault Zoe, has been relaunched at the Paris motor show with double its range, thanks to a newly developed 'ZE.40' battery. The new unit has added 200km to the Zoe's range, meaning it now has a total range of 400km. But don't expect it to hit Australian roads any time soon...


2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car unveiled
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2017 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car unveiled

The new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup has been unveiled at the 2016 Paris motor show ahead of the 2017 racing season. The new GT3 Cup features a naturally aspirated 4.0-litre flat-six engine out the back that generates 357kW of power. According to Porsche, the engine has been tweaked to deliver "better durability" and "reduced maintenance costs" with rigidly mounted rocker arms, a central oil feed, an oil centrifuge, and a more rigid crankshaft...


Ssangyong LIV-2 concept will make production debut in 2017
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Ssangyong LIV-2 concept will make production debut in 2017

The Ssangyong LIV-2 concept SUV will become a reality in 2017. The new Ssangyong LIV-2 SUV, which seems to blend good design highlights from several competitor cars into a complete and attractive package (we can see hints of Ford Everest, Kia Sorento, Mazda CX-9 and more in there), was described by the brand at the 2016 Paris motor show as an important new model at its unveiling at If you're unsure of the LIV-2 name, LIV stands for Limitless Interface Vehicle, and the 2? Well, clearly it's the second such show car that presages a production vehicle on its way (check out the LIV-1 here)...


2017 Audi RS3 sedan revealed with TT RS five-pot - UPDATED
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2017 Audi RS3 sedan revealed with TT RS five-pot - UPDATED

The Audi RS3 sedan has been unveiled at the 2016 Paris motor show with a new, more powerful five-cylinder engine. Under the bonnet, the the RS3 sedan features the company's latest 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine, which made its debut in the TT RS. The new five-pot mill generates 294kW of power, as well as 480Nm of torque between 1700 and 5850rpm...


2017 Audi Q5 revealed ahead of Australian debut
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2017 Audi Q5 revealed ahead of Australian debut

The second-generation Audi Q5 crossover made its world premiere at today’s Paris motor show, ahead of an Australian launch in the second half of 2017. This new iteration of Audi’s vital mid-sized SUV (the Q5 is number three in sales for Australia behind the A3 and Q3) is said to combine the sportiness of a sedan with the cabin flexibility of a crossover, wrapped in an evolutionary body design...


Jaguar XF Sportbrake confirmed, arriving in Australia in 2017
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Jaguar XF Sportbrake confirmed, arriving in Australia in 2017

It seems the love of wagons is still strong at Jaguar, with the British brand confirming it will add an XF Sportbrake wagon to its ranks soon. The new station wagon variant of the Jaguar XF will bring extra practicality, but there’s an argument that the F-Pace sort of had that part of the market tied up...