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Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode
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Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode

If you ever needed any more evidence that Australia is descending into a nanny state, just look at the coverage media outlets and social commenters are imposing on us this week. It all centres around the new Ford Focus RS. Along with being one of the safest hatches in the world (it comes with a raft of airbags and stability control, amongst other safety features), the Focus RS is built as a car capable of being used on the road and on the race track...


2017 Hyundai Accent possibly spied in China
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2017 Hyundai Accent possibly spied in China

Images of what might be the next-generation Hyundai Accent surfaced online overnight. These photos were sent to and published by Autohome.com.cn, and show a production ready version of the new Hyundai Verna sedan, as the Accent is badged in China. The new Verna/Accent features more mature styling than the model currently in showrooms...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 12 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, Paul Maric is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Jaguar F-Pace to be brand’s best-selling model
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Jaguar F-Pace to be brand’s best-selling model

The newly released Jaguar F-Pace SUV is expected to become the best-selling model in the British brand's portfolio, as it seeks to capture a slice of the ever-growing SUV segment. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the F-Pace in Byron Bay last week, Jaguar Land Rover Australia CEO, Matt Wiesner, said the SUV will bring an entirely new audience to the brand...


The number plate cover that gives you eyes in the back of your head
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The number plate cover that gives you eyes in the back of your head

A team of former Apple engineers and designers have created the Pearl RearVision - turning your number plate frame and smartphone into a rear-view camera system. For now, however, it's available only in the United States. Pearl’s first product is a wireless camera system that links to your smartphone, bringing older cars up-to-date with high-definition rear vision, along with audible and visual alerts when an obstacle is in your path...


F-Pace unlikely to be the only Jaguar SUV
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F-Pace unlikely to be the only Jaguar SUV

The recently launched Jaguar F-Pace is unlikely to be the only SUV from the British brand, as it seeks to further grow its global market share. The first-ever SUV from Jaguar is also expected to be its best-selling model, meeting global and local demand for such vehicles that is likely to soon outstrip standard passenger cars...


Jaguar Land Rover denies plans to resurrect original Defender
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Jaguar Land Rover denies plans to resurrect original Defender

Jaguar Land Rover has categorically denied that it is planning to, or will allow a third party to, resume production of the Land Rover Defender, which went out of production in January. A report in The Sunday Times claimed that Jim Ratcliffe, a British billionaire who built his fortune in the chemical industry, was hoping to revive production of the storied off-roader...


Nissan Australia launches N-Sport specials: X-Trail, Navara, Juke load up with styling kit
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Nissan Australia launches N-Sport specials: X-Trail, Navara, Juke load up with styling kit

Nissan has launched a new N-Sport Special Edition range for its three most popular models - the Navara, X-Trail and Juke. The company says its N-Sport specials feature a number of locally- and factory-fitted accessories developed with “adventure and style in mind”...


Hyundai Ioniq to take on Toyota for Uber partnership in Europe
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Hyundai Ioniq to take on Toyota for Uber partnership in Europe

Hyundai is looking to entice Uber drivers to its Ioniq electric vehicle (EV) in an effort to take over Toyota’s hold on the ride-sharing service. In May, Toyota announced a partnership with the ride-sharing monolith, establishing a special fleet program to sell Toyota and Lexus vehicles to Uber drivers...


2018 Holden Commodore spied without false body panels
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2018 Holden Commodore spied without false body panels

The next-generation Opel Insignia, which is widely believed to be sold down under as the new Holden Commodore, has been spied testing again on the streets of Europe. Unlike earlier prototypes, this vehicle has shed most of its false body panels, although there's still a few small pieces hiding the fog light treatment in the front bumper, and covering up the design of the C-pillar area...


Ford completes trial of collaborative robots in Germany
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Ford completes trial of collaborative robots in Germany

Ford has completed a limited trial with a series of collaborative robots, or co-bots, at its factory in Cologne, Germany. These new co-bots straddle the line between the large, mainly autonomous, machines that are a standard part of modern car factories, and the smaller hand-held power tools used by workers...


Mercedes-Benz C350e, GLE500e, S500e plug-in hybrids on sale in Australia
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Mercedes-Benz C350e, GLE500e, S500e plug-in hybrids on sale in Australia

Mercedes-Benz has released a trio of plug-in hybrid (PHEV) models in Australia this week - the C350e sedan and estate, GLE500e SUV and the S500e limousine. Following the debut of the S500 Plug-in Hybrid nearly three years ago and the C350 Plug-in Hybrid’s Detroit motor show reveal in January 2015, the three PHEV models are available to order now in Mercedes-Benz dealerships...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 15

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...


Jaguar's next XJ could rival Porsche Panamera in design and performance
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Jaguar's next XJ could rival Porsche Panamera in design and performance

Jaguar looks to have commenced work on the next generation XJ, with a source close to Jaguar suggesting the brand is in the process of confirming drivetrains and styling for the car ahead of a launch date around 2019 or 2020. The current Jaguar XJ, which has been on sale since 2009, pushed the brand forward in terms of technology — and especially in body construction...


2017 BMW 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid detailed
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2017 BMW 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid detailed

Full details for the new BMW 740e iPerformance plug-in hybrid sedan have been handed down overnight, following its unveiling at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. Although the 740e iPerformance was the first model in the new iPerformance range to be revealed, it was beaten to market by the 330e and X5 xDrive40e models...