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2017 Shanghai motor show: What to expect
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2017 Shanghai motor show: What to expect

Just like the Chinese automotive market itself, the middle kingdom's motor shows are quickly becoming a dominant force on the international calendar. And, as more Western brands look to establish market share in China, these shows are becoming more important on the global scene. This year's big show for China is again in Shanghai, after Beijing hosted last year's main event...


Tesla Semi truck to debut in September, ute within two years
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Tesla Semi truck to debut in September, ute within two years

Elon Musk has confirmed the Tesla Semi, most likely in concept form, will be unveiled this September. In a tweet last week, the Tesla CEO said: "Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September. Team has done an amazing job. Seriously next level...


Audi e-tron Sportback Concept teased before Shanghai reveal
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Audi e-tron Sportback Concept teased before Shanghai reveal

The Audi e-tron Sportback Concept has been sketched out, rendered and teased ahead of its debut at the Shanghai motor show this week. Although the concept bears the Sportback tag, the teasers released by Audi indicate it will be a high-riding crossover 'coupe' in the mould of the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe...


Lynk & Co 03 concept sedan revealed ahead of Shanghai
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Lynk & Co 03 concept sedan revealed ahead of Shanghai

The Lynk & Co 03 concept sedan has been unveiled ahead of its debut at the 2017 Shanghai motor show. Although this vehicle bears the tag 'concept', it doesn't seem a world away from being production-ready. But, while the company has revealed the look of the concept car, it hasn't released any details about the vehicle...


Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?
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Is my new car economical? How does a Mazda 3 compare to other small cars?

No surprise: Fuel consumption is a key consideration for many Australian new car buyers, primarily because it tends to directly affect your weekly budget and spend. And fair enough. If you think of a car which averages 10L/100km, driven 15,000km a year and filling up at $1.25 per litre, it will cost you about $1875 per year...


Kia surprised by scale of growth in Australia
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Kia surprised by scale of growth in Australia

Kia Australia’s massive sales growth over the past few years, which has seen it become our market’s ninth-selling brand overall, has taken even company management by surprise. The Korean brand was up 35 per cent to 12,873 units over the first quarter of 2017, pushing it past Subaru and into ninth spot...


Infiniti Australia keen on Q60 performance hero
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Infiniti Australia keen on Q60 performance hero

Infiniti Cars Australia has voiced its desire for a high-end performance flagship version of its Q60 coupe to take on the heavy-hitters from BMW's M division and Mercedes-AMG. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the flagship Q60 Red Sport this week, Bernard Michel, product planning manager for Infiniti's local arm, said despite previous comments that there would be no rival for the Mercedes-AMG C63 or BMW M4 anytime soon, the company would really like such a model in Australia...


Geely teases MPV concept ahead of Shanghai debut
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Geely teases MPV concept ahead of Shanghai debut

Chinese manufacturer Geely has released a teaser image of a concept car that will preview its first people mover, ahead of its official reveal at the Shanghai motor show next week. The new Geely MPV concept is the company's first foray into the people-mover segment, and is claimed to wear an evolution of Chinese design elements the brand has become known for...


Kia Australia has long wait for a ute
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Kia Australia has long wait for a ute

Kia Australia continues — alongside other markets — to lobby its Korean parent hard to produce a full range of vans and utes, to take its sales to another level. However, you’re not going to see anything from the fast-growing brand on that front, this side of 2020. For now, the little trucks it makes for Korea aren’t suitable for Australian regulations and tastes...


Power play: Which medium SUV offers the most 'go' for your dollar?
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Power play: Which medium SUV offers the most 'go' for your dollar?

Bang for your buck. Bounce for your ounce. It's an equation as old as time, where value for money is compared, peer against peer. And while the money part is self-explanatory, what defines value? Context changes everything, but for our example today, the value is power. Pure, measurable, power...


Infiniti Australia pushing for performance SUVs
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Infiniti Australia pushing for performance SUVs

Infiniti's local arm has confirmed it is looking into introducing performance-oriented Red Sport versions of other models in the range, including its SUV range. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Australian launch of the new Q60 Red Sport coupe this week, Bernard Michel, product planning manager for Infiniti's local arm, said "every possibility is being explored"...


2018 Buick Enclave revealed in New York, Avenir luxury badge debuts
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2018 Buick Enclave revealed in New York, Avenir luxury badge debuts

The 2018 Buick Enclave has been revealed at the New York motor show this week, also launching the General Motors subsidiary's Avenir premium sub-brand. Compared to the model before it, the Enclave has taken on a more conventional and handsome crossover design rather than its MPV-like predecessor, while also introducing a suite of new infotainment and driver assistance technologies...


Volkswagen recalls several models for safety fix
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Volkswagen recalls several models for safety fix

Volkswagen has issued a recall for several models lines across the 2016 and 2017 model years over concerns the airbags and seatbelt tensioners may not deploy correctly in an accident. The 340 vehicles affected include the popular Golf, Tiguan and Passat, along with commercial models like the Multivan and Amarok...


Audi teases new concept for Shanghai
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Audi teases new concept for Shanghai

Audi has teased a new e-tron concept which will make its debut at the Shanghai motor show next week, complete with an array of LED lighting. It appears the use of LED technology will be so extensive on the new show car that even Audi's four-ringed logo will be an illuminated decoration rather than a physical badge...


Toyota FT-4X concept is '75 per cent' production ready
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Toyota FT-4X concept is '75 per cent' production ready

Ian Cartabiano, chief designer of the Toyota FT-4X and studio chief design at Toyota's Calty studio in California, confirmed to CarAdvice the concept crossover isn't far shy of being production ready. Speaking to the media after the official unveiling of the FT-4X, Cartabiano said: "We always design [Calty's concepts] to be at the 75 per cent stage...