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Lexus imagines a 'SkyJet' spaceship for upcoming sci-fi flick Valerian
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Lexus imagines a 'SkyJet' spaceship for upcoming sci-fi flick Valerian

Not content with doing slightly better than daydreaming about hoverboards, Lexus has turned its attention back to the silver screen. This latest turn, the 'SkyJet', was designed for the upcoming sci-fi film Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, by French writer and director, Luc Besson (The Professional, The Fifth Element, Lucy)...


CarAdvice podcast 29: New Commodore teased, RAV4 reviewed, Model S goes to the outback - and win tickets to the WRC!
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CarAdvice podcast 29: New Commodore teased, RAV4 reviewed, Model S goes to the outback - and win tickets to the WRC!

This week, Mandy and Paul are joined by James Wong, with the promise that there'll be none of the shenanigans (well, fewer) of last week! First up: Want to know how you can be an honorary member on the CarAdvice podcast panel in Melbourne, and on location at MotorWorld Sydney? Listen in...


2018 Ford EcoSport facelift bound for LA motor show
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2018 Ford EcoSport facelift bound for LA motor show

The Ford EcoSport is set to receive a significant update for Los Angeles motor show next week. This week, the company's head office tweeted that the "all-new" EcoSport would be headed for a three-day event called "Go Small. Live Big", and will be introduced by rapper DJ Khaled via social media platform Snapchat...


2017 Volkswagen Golf: What's changed? New technology detailed
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2017 Volkswagen Golf: What's changed? New technology detailed

The facelifted seventh-generation Volkswagen Golf has just been unveiled. Given that it doesn't look that different to the car that's currently in showrooms across the world, we'll take a dive into the differences between the pre- and post-facelift models. Exterior Visually, the Mark 7.5 facelift is a delight for trainspotters...


American muscle takes on Australian compliance rules: Noise, speedo and brakes tested at the drags
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American muscle takes on Australian compliance rules: Noise, speedo and brakes tested at the drags

There's no mistaking either the 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat or 2016 GMC Sierra 3500 Denali HD on the road. Despite their rarity in Australia, American muscle cars and pick-up trucks are legendary and when they are spotted, they turn heads and put smiles on faces. There's just something about them...


2016 Los Angeles motor show: What to expect
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2016 Los Angeles motor show: What to expect

This year's Paris motor show is only a month behind us, but our editorial engines are now firing up for next week's 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. Held annually, California’s big auto show is one of the largest on the calendar for North America, alongside the New York International Auto Show and the biggest, Detroit’s North American International Auto Show...


Honda WR-V: Jacked-up Jazz revealed for South America
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Honda WR-V: Jacked-up Jazz revealed for South America

The 2017 Honda WR-V has been revealed this week at the Sao Paulo motor show, becoming the smallest model in the Japanese company's SUV line-up. First teased in a designer sketch last month, the WR-V has been designed and developed in Brazil for the South American market...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 11, 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...


2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"
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2017 Ram Power Wagon: US pricing announced, but not on local radar "at the moment"

Although US President-elect Donald Trump will have to wait until January 2017 to be officially sworn in as America’s 45th President and move into the White House, American off-road enthusiasts can get their hands on the 2017 Ram Power Wagon later this year...


AC Cobra 378 enters production, more modern car in the works
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AC Cobra 378 enters production, more modern car in the works

The new old AC Cobra 378 has just entered production at AC Cars' factory in Germany. Based on the MkIV Cobra, the newish Cobra 378 is powered by a 6.2-litre (378 cubic inch) V8 in both naturally aspirated and supercharged trims. The former version will have around 330kW of power, while the supercharged V8 will be good for 410kW...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: Diesel engine for Australia, petrol not confirmed
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk: Diesel engine for Australia, petrol not confirmed

At the launch of the updated 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk in Las Vegas this week, CarAdvice learned that while the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine has been confirmed for Australia early next year, the petrol option is less certain. At this stage, we should see the new Grand Cherokee arrive in Australian showrooms late in the first quarter of 2017 or early in the second quarter...


2017 Holden Astra pricing and specs
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2017 Holden Astra pricing and specs

The all-new 2017 Holden Astra is here, but it isn’t going for a cut-throat, cut-price position in the busy small car class. That role, previously filled by the Holden Cruze, has been eschewed in favour of a more “premium” positioning for the new European-sourced Astra hatchback...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe pricing and specs: Sports-styled SUV makes local debut
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe pricing and specs: Sports-styled SUV makes local debut

Local pricing and specifications have been announced for the new 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe range, becoming the second swoopy SUV in the company's line-up alongside the larger GLE. Kicking off at $77,100 plus on-road costs for the entry-level GLC22od Coupe - about $12,000 more than the GLC wagon - all models come standard with nine airbags, blind spot monitoring, an active bonnet and 360-degree camera system as standard equipment...


2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German
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2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' revealed: Mid-year launch for tech-boosted German

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf 7.5 has been revealed overnight, accompanied by the bold declaration that it is the "most technically sophisticated affordable car yet seen". Due in Australia from the middle of 2017, the popular hatch sees the addition of numerous tech and safety features intended to keep it one or two steps ahead of the small-car pack...


Skoda working on resale value concerns, perceived and genuine
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Skoda working on resale value concerns, perceived and genuine

Skoda says it's actively working on improving its perceived and actual resale value to offer buyers greater confidence in choosing the Czech brand over more established Japanese and European rivals. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Octavia RS230 in Sydney yesterday (review), the head of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer, said that the perception that Skoda has poor resale isn’t reflective in reality these days...