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Honda Australia expects 20 per cent sales increase in 2017
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Honda Australia expects 20 per cent sales increase in 2017

Honda Australia says it’s expecting at least 20 per cent growth this year over 2016, as it gears up to launch new variants of the popular Civic as well as a new version of the CR-V. Honda Australia, which has 107 dealers nationally, is seeking a return to the form it enjoyed before the global financial crisis, and expects to grow volume substantially this year on the back of these two new product launches...


Next Nissan Leaf coming to Australia, despite loss on current model
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Next Nissan Leaf coming to Australia, despite loss on current model

Despite the current first-generation model not being a sales hit here, the new 2018 Nissan Leaf will come to Australia after its global debut next year. Along with Mitsubishi's i-MiEV, Nissan arguably pioneered the electric vehicle movement in Australia with the the Leaf - and it still remains the best-selling electric vehicle here, by volume...


2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four models, 162kW flagship - UPDATE
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2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four models, 162kW flagship - UPDATE

Update - MG has released weights and power/torque rev bands for the GS. See article for details Official pricing and specifications for the 2017 MG GS range have been announced this week, with the first SUV from the Chinese-owned British brand starting at $23,990 before on-road costs...


2018 BMW M6, M8 or 6 Series M Sport spied
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2018 BMW M6, M8 or 6 Series M Sport spied

The next-generation BMW M6 or BMW 6 Series M Sport has been spied doing laps of the Nurburgring Nordschelife. This latest prototype has a different front fascia with larger lower air intakes compared to earlier prototypes. It also wears larger alloy wheels, and seems to be riding on lower suspension and utilising bigger brakes...


2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spotted without camouflage
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2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class facelift spotted without camouflage

The facelifted Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been photographed completely undisguised. The photos you see here were originally sent to and published by SaudiShift. Up front, the revised S-Class has a cleaner front bumper design with a chrome bar running across the width of the lower air intake area...


Audi Australia names Paul Sansom as new managing director
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Audi Australia names Paul Sansom as new managing director

Current Audi Australia managing director Andrew Doyle will head to the United Kingdom in April, where he will take over as director of Audi UK. Paul Sansom has been announced as Doyle's successor at Audi Australia, coming to the role after working as managing director of Audi South Africa since 2014...


Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for Takata airbag fix
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Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for Takata airbag fix

The diminutive Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car has been recalled in Australia as part of the ongoing global Takata airbag scandal. This latest Takata recall, which affects 177 GA and GB i-MiEV vehicles in Australia, joins earlier Lancer and Triton recalls announced for the same problem...


Volvo not interested in hydrogen
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Volvo not interested in hydrogen

Hakan Samuelsson, CEO of Volvo, has confirmed that the Swedish automaker isn't interested in hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles. Talking with Wards Auto at the recent Geneva motor show, Samuelsson said that "battery electrification is what we believe in". He went on to say: "With hydrogen you would require all new infrastructure once more, so I think there is a limit to what people will invest in...


2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS won't be offered with V8 option - report
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2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS won't be offered with V8 option - report

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz CLS will reportedly not be offered with a V8 engine option because AMG is planning to launch its own 'four-door coupe'. According to Autocar, the CLS replacement will be powered by a range of turbocharged four- and six-cylinder engines, but will do without V8 motivation. The new car's range will be topped by an AMG CLS50 variant powered by a 3...


Kia E: Badge trademark filing points to potential EV sub-brand
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Kia E: Badge trademark filing points to potential EV sub-brand

A patent filing by Kia for a new E-based badge possibly points the way to a new sub-brand for the company's future electric vehicles. AutoGuide has discovered a filing by Kia at the European Union Intellectual Property Office for a new badge and logo based around the letter E. Currently, the Kia Soul EV, sold only in select markets, is the brand's sole pure electric offering...


2018 Audi RS4 Avant spied outside the Nurburgring
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2018 Audi RS4 Avant spied outside the Nurburgring

The Audi RS4 Avant has been spied again, this time on public roads around the Nurburgring. The next-generation high performance wagon will once more sport a wider track, and flared front and rear wheel arches. Lowered suspension, all-wheel drive, and subtly aggressive front and rear bumpers will also part of the deal...


Mitsubishi developing sportier dual-motor AWD
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Mitsubishi developing sportier dual-motor AWD

Mitsubishi Motors has long stated that any future performance models would almost certainly utilise a form of its multiple-motor plug-in hybrid-based AWD technology, and last week we finally got to sample a prototype of just such a development...


Nissan Australia sales "a little off the pace", Wildtrak rival under consideration
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Nissan Australia sales "a little off the pace", Wildtrak rival under consideration

Nissan Australia has admitted that its local sales performance is "a little off the pace", with a month-on-month improvement required to bring the brand back to target. But, speaking exclusively with CarAdvice at the recent Navara SII and Pathfinder launch, Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery suggested that while the company is behind on sales, it's not overly concerned...


Volkswagen Touareg Adventure limited edition on sale from $79,990
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Volkswagen Touareg Adventure limited edition on sale from $79,990

The 2017 Volkswagen Touareg Adventure special edition is now on sale in Australia, priced from $79,990 before on-road costs. Based on the V6 180TDI variant, the Touareg Adventure is powered by - as the name suggests - a 180kW550Nm 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission, and is pitched at buyers who want an SUV that's as at home "in the high street as the high country"...


Chery files trademark claim against Mercedes-Benz EQ
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Chery files trademark claim against Mercedes-Benz EQ

Chinese automaker Chery has filed a trademark claim against Mercedes-Benz, aimed at stopping the German marque from launching the EQ electric vehicle sub-brand in the world's largest automotive market. Last week, a spokewoman for Chery told to Reuters that the company had lodged a formal complaint with the Trademark Office of the State Administration for Industry and Commerce...