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Tesla Autopilot update initially rolled out to 1000 cars
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Tesla Autopilot update initially rolled out to 1000 cars

Tesla has announced the activation of Autopilot features for its latest fleet of cars fitted with the 'Hardware 2' camera and sensor set. The Hardware 2 camera and sensor set was announced late 2016 and all vehicles produced from October 2016 were fitted with the new equipment. The Hardware 2 equipment includes eight cameras, one radar, ultrasonic sensors and a new supercomputer...


Swiss watchmaker Swatch pioneers new electric vehicle battery technology
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Swiss watchmaker Swatch pioneers new electric vehicle battery technology

Swiss watchmaker Swatch is diversifying its brand with a huge step forward in advanced battery technology, eventually destined for electric vehicles. The Swiss watchmaker owns a 51 per cent stake in Belenos Clean Power, a company formed in 2008 that is dedicated to technologies used within the clean energy chain, with a division focussing specifically on new battery technology...


2017 HSV ute and sedan range spotted during production
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2017 HSV ute and sedan range spotted during production

HSV's range of 2017 models has been spotted at what appears to be the brand's production facility in Clayton, Victoria. Images posted to the Club VF Facebook group depict a number of lightly camouflaged sedan and ute variants undergoing final production...


Kia's big RWD sports sedan revealed further in new teaser clip
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Kia's big RWD sports sedan revealed further in new teaser clip

The fourth and final instalment in the teaser video series heralding next week's unveiling of Kia's long anticipated four-door coupe has been released, offering a close-up view of its finer details. Based on the GT concept revealed all the way back in 2011, the new sports sedan is known to share its platform with Hyundai's Genesis G80...


Profitable Lotus to expand range, SUV still in the plan
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Profitable Lotus to expand range, SUV still in the plan

Lotus boss Jean-Marc Gales has reaffirmed plans for a raft of new product - including a potential SUV - in the future of a company buoyed by profitability and a successful launch into the US market in 2016...


Genesis G70 rendering takes a punt at what's to come
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Genesis G70 rendering takes a punt at what's to come

If recent spy photos have left you unexpectedly pumped for Hyundai's upcoming 2017 Genesis G70 sedan, this new speculative rendering might help to tide you over. The latest addition to the Korean manufacturer's new spin-off premium line isn't expected to be revealed for a little while yet, but a prototype spied in September revealed more than a few key details for what we can expect from the potential 3 Series rival...


Infiniti's slow-burn start in Australia was necessary, local boss says
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Infiniti's slow-burn start in Australia was necessary, local boss says

The head of Infiniti in Australia believes that offering a mostly ageing line-up through a small handful of dealers since the brand's Australian launch in 2012 was a necessary phase before launching a broader spread of all-new models...


The Hits and Misses of 2016
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The Hits and Misses of 2016

You could call 2016 a lot of things, but dull isn’t one of them. The world has been a busy place, and even in our little corner of it, CarAdvice has had the biggest year on record, in many ways. But let us just turn our attention to new car reviews, where we saw an increase of almost 10 per cent in published content, to 506 in total...


The CarAdvice stories you talked about most in 2016: News, reviews, opinion pieces and more
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The CarAdvice stories you talked about most in 2016: News, reviews, opinion pieces and more

Here at CarAdvice we love getting you, our readers, involved in our stories. In fact, we sometimes have little jibes at one another if a story doesn't engage as many commenters as we'd hoped. Some stories, however, are like honey to the bee. The comments go on and on, sometimes spiralling out of control - we have moderators if things get a little bit out of hand, and they do sometimes, but generally we appreciate the feedback we get...


Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black
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Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


Infiniti QX50 concept revealed for Detroit
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Infiniti QX50 concept revealed for Detroit

A first official look at the coming new Infiniti QX50 has been handed down today, although regular readers might feel a sense of déjà vu with this one. Infiniti openly describes the QX50 concept as an "evolution" of the QX Sport Inspiration concept revealed in April. But, at first glance, little has changed...


CarAdvice podcast special: Top 10 'most clicked' car news of 2016!
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CarAdvice podcast special: Top 10 'most clicked' car news of 2016!

Join Mandy Turner and James Wong as they count down the top 10 'most clicked' car news content of 2016! What do you think was the biggest car news story of the year? Tell us in the comments below! Subscribe to the CarAdvice podcast: iTunes | Pocket Casts (Android, iOS, web) | Omny | Stitcher You can also view a detailed list and description of episodes at caradvice...


Caterham still keen on 'practical sports car' plan, despite Alpine deal collapse
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Caterham still keen on 'practical sports car' plan, despite Alpine deal collapse

Caterham is still keen on a new, more conventional model to flesh out its model range. In an interview with Autocar, Graham MacDonald, CEO of Caterham, has admitted that the small British sports car maker is still eager to have a fully enclosed 'practical' sports car, despite its joint venture with Renault falling through in 2014...


Subaru BRZ STI Sport concept revealed
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Subaru BRZ STI Sport concept revealed

It isn't perhaps the STI version of the Subaru BRZ that we've all longed for - instead, or more correctly again, the automotive world will be treated to another stylised concept version of the two-door coupe: the Subaru BRZ STI Sport concept...


Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016
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Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...