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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback has been spied testing on public roads in Spain. Despite the generous quantities of disguise applied to the car, we can see that the new A-Class will feature evolutionary styling and a similar silhouette to today's car...


Ford looks to tequila giant for plastics potential
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Ford looks to tequila giant for plastics potential

Ford has announced an unlikely partnership this week, teaming up with tequila giant Jose Cuervo to explore the use of used-up agave plants to develop a sustainable material for future vehicles...


Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Here's a thing that should make you pause: P-plater drivers have a crash rate 33 times higher than other driver groups, including learners. Here's another: P-platers hold 14 per cent of driver licences in Australia, yet represent a huge 28 per cent of road fatalities. More young people die on the road than from any other cause...


2007-08 Bentley Continental Flying Spur recalled for sunroof fix
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2007-08 Bentley Continental Flying Spur recalled for sunroof fix

Bentley has issued a recall for 12 of its Continental Flying Spur sedans over concerns the optional solar sunroof could come loose. The company reports the solar glass panel is insufficiently bonded to the sliding sunroof frame on affected vehicles. Should the solar glass panel come loose when the vehicle is in motion, this could pose a safety hazard for other road users...


2017 Suzuki S-Cross facelift revealed ahead of Paris debut
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2017 Suzuki S-Cross facelift revealed ahead of Paris debut

The updated 2017 Suzuki S-Cross has been officially revealed in press photos at the model’s Italian launch, ahead of its official public debut at the Paris motor show later this year. After leaked images of the new crossover surfaced earlier this year, the updated S-Cross looks to be on its way to markets around the world, including Australia...


2017 BMW M4 spied
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2017 BMW M4 spied

The facelifted BMW M4 has been spied undergoing evaluation on the streets of Europe. Visually, the changes to the M4 look to be even more minor than what's in store for the rest of the updated 4 Series range, which was spied last week. Up front, the M4 sports new headlight internals, while the front splitter is much more prominent than the one fitted to the today's standard car...


Jaguar Land Rover to use next-generation BMW V8 engine - report
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Jaguar Land Rover to use next-generation BMW V8 engine - report

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are reportedly negotiating a deal that would see the German company supply its next-generation V8 petrol engine to the British luxury car maker. According to Automobile, the deal would see BMW supply its next-generation turbocharged V8 engine for use in various Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover models...


Melbourne's Punt Rd to become permanent clearway - UPDATE: RACV calls for Hoddle St extension
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Melbourne's Punt Rd to become permanent clearway - UPDATE: RACV calls for Hoddle St extension

UPDATE: Victoria's RACV has called for the state government to extend the new clearways right through to the Eastern Freeway. This article has been updated with additional.  One of Melbourne's most dreaded stretches of road will permanently punt parking spaces in a bid to improve traffic flow around the clock...


Mitsubishi Lancer gets full-body ‘Dynamic Shield’ makeover - UPDATE
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Mitsubishi Lancer gets full-body ‘Dynamic Shield’ makeover - UPDATE

Update - An earlier version of this article said a spokesperson from Mitsubishi Australia confirmed this facelifted model is reserved for the Chinese market, however no official announcement has been made. See bottom of article for details. The Mitsubishi Lancer has been given a significant facelift for the Chinese market, sporting a new chrome-heavy face inspired by the latest offerings in the company's wider range...


NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE
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NSW govt cracks down on P-platers: phone use banned for P1 and P2 drivers - UPDATE

A spike in fatal road accidents this year has prompted the New South Wales government to introduce several changes to the Graduated Licensing Scheme for learner, P1 and P2 drivers. Described as an effort to better prepare young drivers for real-world road hazards and reducing the NSW road toll, particularly among P-platers, the changes will gradually take effect between December 2016 and November 2017...


2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out
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2017 Hyundai i30 spied in new detail, inside and out

The all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 has been spied in a new state of undress this week, offering a clearer look at its outside and the best look yet at its cabin. These new shots reveal the upcoming 2017 i30 with a dramatically reduced covering, swapping most of its heavy camouflage panels for a light vinyl wrap...


Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans
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Mercedes-Benz roadmap previews upcoming model plans

Mercedes-Benz has revealed details of its model onslaught for 2017, through a visual timeline included in its half-yearly sales results presentation. No less than 20 new models will be added across the brand’s line-up, including the E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet siblings, facelifts for the GLA and S-Class, along with the highly-anticipated ute which will share numerous components with the current Nissan Navara...


GM and Isuzu end ute collaboration, Holden Colorado to move upmarket
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GM and Isuzu end ute collaboration, Holden Colorado to move upmarket

Late last week General Motors and Isuzu announced the two companies will be not be jointly developing their next-generation utes, which are currently sold in Australia as the Holden Colorado and Isuzu D-Max. In a media statement released to the media, including Reuters, GM said: "Both GM and Isuzu agree that due to unique requirements for each company, joint development of the next-generation midsize pick-up truck for [global] markets is no longer the optimal model for this project"...


Mazda MX-5: next generation could feature carbon-fibre, three-cylinder engines
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Mazda MX-5: next generation could feature carbon-fibre, three-cylinder engines

Despite the fourth-generation Mazda MX-5 only going on sale last year, Nobuhiro Yamamoto, the car's program manager, has revealed some details about the next-generation model. Yamamoto told Autocar that the fifth-generation MX-5, which isn't due until 2021 at the very earliest, will attempt to shed more weight...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 13: Jeep design boss chat, Model X SUV priced, right-lane hogs, and much more

Welcome to episode 13 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, it's Paul Maric and Mandy Turner discussing the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market. As always, expect shenanigans...