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Volkswagen's global range to have 19 SUVs by 2020
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Volkswagen's global range to have 19 SUVs by 2020

The Volkswagen brand plans to rapidly and substantially grow its stable of crossover vehicles in the coming three years. During the brand's 2017 annual session, Herbert Diess, head of the Volkswagen marque, said, "By 2020, we will expand our worldwide SUV model portfolio from two to 19...


Toyota LandCruiser with more than 1500kW claims unofficial world's fastest SUV title
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Toyota LandCruiser with more than 1500kW claims unofficial world's fastest SUV title

A heavily modified Toyota LandCruiser has unofficially claimed the title of world's fastest SUV. The Land Speed Cruiser was created by the company's Motorsports Technical Center, and made its debut at the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas. On camera, the Land Speed Cruiser hit a GPS verified top speed of 370...


2016-2017 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport recalled for seatbelt fix
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2016-2017 Range Rover, Range Rover Sport recalled for seatbelt fix

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has issued a recall for 132 units of the 2016 and 2017 Range Rover and 1718 examples of the 2016 and 2017 Range Rover Sport sold between May 2016 and December 2016, over concerns the seatbelt assembly may not lock in the event of an accident...


Australian Genesis G80 to benchmark E39 BMW 5 Series' handling
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Australian Genesis G80 to benchmark E39 BMW 5 Series' handling

The reworked Genesis G80 large sedan - an update of what is currently sold in Australia as the standalone Hyundai Genesis - will get a substantial local suspension re-work ahead of its September launch to make it more dynamically adept. And Hyundai's local team based in Sydney (read our deep-dive of their operations) has benchmarked the car against what's generally regarded as one of the best-handling large sedans ever made: the E39 BMW 5 Series...


Nissan Micra, Note potential fits for Australia - CEO
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Nissan Micra, Note potential fits for Australia - CEO

The Nissan Micra and Note light cars could be potential future candidates for the Australian market, according to the company's local CEO. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch drive of the updated 2017 X-Trail range, Nissan Australia's managing director and CEO, Richard Emery, said the two small models could possibly be offered locally in the future should the business case stack up...


Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, PHEV and EV expected by early 2018
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Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, PHEV and EV expected by early 2018

Hyundai Australia (HMCA) wants the new Ioniq range to storm our fledgling electrified vehicle market, eventually comprising a portfolio of regular petrol hybrid, plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and fully electric (EV) derivatives by early 2018...


2018 Renault Megane RS rear leaked
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2018 Renault Megane RS rear leaked

The rear of the new Renault Megane RS has been leaked online ahead of its debut later this year. If this photo, originally posted on the Ferd Facebook page, is on the money, the RS will retain the tail-lights used on the less powerful hatchback models. The rear fascia, though, is all new, with thin vertical vents at each corner, a centrally mounted rear exhaust, and a prominent diffuser-style element...


Nissan Australia still committed to passenger cars, new Pulsar sedan coming
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Nissan Australia still committed to passenger cars, new Pulsar sedan coming

Despite Nissan Australia currently offering just SUVs and sports cars, the company has stated it remains committed to offering passenger cars locally for the foreseeable future. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch of the updated 2017 X-Trail range, Nissan Australia chief, Richard Emery, said the company will offer passenger cars again soon...


Ferrari posts global sales record
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Ferrari posts global sales record

Ferrari shipped more than 2000 cars globally over the first quarter of 2017, up 121 units over the same period last year, driven in part by a 50 per cent increase in V12s. First-quarter figures from Maranello show that 1034 of these sales were to the Europe, Middle East and Africa region (EMEA), 545 were to the Americas and 161 were to China, Hong Kong and Taiwan...


Hyundai i30 N fastback coming to Australia with 205kW punch
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Hyundai i30 N fastback coming to Australia with 205kW punch

The 205kW Hyundai i30 hot hatch - to arrive in Australia from about November - will eventually be joined by a sleeker five-door fastback version in Australia. The sportier body style, which vaguely echoes the Audi A5 Sportback, will give Hyundai a point of difference in the affordable hot hatch stakes when it arrives, probably some time in 2018...


Hyundai's HiLux rival coming... eventually
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Hyundai's HiLux rival coming... eventually

Hyundai Australia is keeping its eye on development of the prized Toyota HiLux- and Ford Ranger-rivalling ute range that its Korean parent is finally committed to developing. Hyundai is the third most popular brand by sales in Australia, but has little chance of catching Mazda or Toyota without a proper ute to complement its hugely popular iLoad van — considering around one-in-six new vehicles sold here are pickups...


2017 Honda CR-V: Five-seat and seven-seat confirmed for Australia, here in July
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2017 Honda CR-V: Five-seat and seven-seat confirmed for Australia, here in July

Initial details for the all-new 2017 Honda CR-V range have been confirmed this week, with the Japanese SUV to feature seven seats and turbo petrol power for the first time. The fifth-generation SUV will offer the company's 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, developing 140kW of power and 240Nm of torque, mated to a continuously-variable transmission (CVT)...


2017 Peugeot 308 facelift goes official with new tech, engines and transmission
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2017 Peugeot 308 facelift goes official with new tech, engines and transmission

The updated 2017 Peugeot 308 has been officially revealed and detailed, though only in a single image at this stage, bringing new driver assistance technologies and a new eight-speed automatic transmission for the sporty GT diesel. Design changes have been extended to all six trim versions that are available globally; including the Access, Active, Allure, GT Line, GT and GTi...


Skoda Octavia Scout on Australian hiatus
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Skoda Octavia Scout on Australian hiatus

The high-riding AWD Skoda Octavia Scout won't be joining the rest of the newly updated Octavia range any time soon, unless enough fans out there stamp their feet. For now, the higher-riding and slightly rugged crossover cousin to the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack will make way for the new Kodiaq crossover in the Czech brand's small dealer network...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 5, 2017

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...