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CarAdvice Podcast episode 8: Parallel imports, Jag and Audi reviews, local Tiguan details, and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 8: Parallel imports, Jag and Audi reviews, local Tiguan details, and more

Welcome to episode 8 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 leads the way while regular co-host Mandy Turner wrestles a cold, but Mikes Costello and Stevens are on-board to hold his hand...


Land Rover Discovery Sport tows 108-tonne train
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Land Rover Discovery Sport tows 108-tonne train

The Land Rover Discovery Sport has flexed its muscles, towing a train 60 times its own weight over 10 kilometres, despite its 2500kg maximum tow rating...


Nissan puts a Qashqai through the dishwasher - video
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Nissan puts a Qashqai through the dishwasher - video

Car makers normally work to keep their development processes top secret, but, in the interests of proving the merits of the Qashqai SUV, Nissan has offered some insight into its techniques. The dishwasher test is a benchmark test of how watertight a car is, and Nissan subjects every new model in its range to the assessment several times during engineering development...


2017 Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid to feature wireless charging
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2017 Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid to feature wireless charging

When the facelifted Mercedes-Benz S500e plug-in hybrid is unveiled next year it will be one of the first production vehicles with wireless charging. The inductive charging system will become available on the options list of the S500e when the facelifted car debuts in 2017...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 makes its Australian debut
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 makes its Australian debut

The Aston Martin DB11 has made its debut in Australia, unveiled in Sydney yesterday. Pricing has also been announced, with the DB11 priced from $428,032 before on-road costs. Deliveries to Australian buyers will start around October. Australia and New Zealand regional manager Kevin Wall said the DB11 is essentially carrying the weight of the future of the Aston Martin brand on its shoulders...


Jeep Renegade Hell's Revenge concept unveiled
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Jeep Renegade Hell's Revenge concept unveiled

The Jeep Renegade Hell's Revenge concept has been unveiled for the 25th European Harley Owners Group (HOG) Rally in Slovenia. Jeep is again the title sponsor of the event, so, in addition to the usual splash of corporate branding and hospitality, Fiat Chrysler's SUV brand has teamed with Garage Italia Customs to create a one-off vehicle...


Volkswagen to launch 30 electrified models by 2025
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Volkswagen to launch 30 electrified models by 2025

Volkswagen has outlined its goals to become a world leader in sustainable mobility, detailing a new ‘Together - Strategy 2025’ plan this week. The German automotive giant - which owns various other brands like Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche and Skoda - has shifted its focus to battery-powered electric vehicles (BEVs), with the company announcing it aims to release more than 30 new electric and electric-assisted vehicles by 2025...


Lego Volkswagen Beetle revealed for Creator series
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Lego Volkswagen Beetle revealed for Creator series

Toy company Lego has released a Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 set for its ‘Creator’ line. Made up of 1167 pieces, the 1960s Azure Blue Beetle model measures 29cm long, 12cm wide and 15cm long...


Haval details plug-in hybrid future
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Haval details plug-in hybrid future

SUV maker Haval has presented its new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system, which the Chinese company claims will sip less than three litres per 100 kilometers. After only recently declaring that diesel engine technology has “reached its zenith”, the company has handed down fresh details of the plug-in hybrid powertrain that drives its new HB-02 SUV concept...


Deals On Wheels for June 18: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers
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Deals On Wheels for June 18: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


2017 Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement spied inside and out
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2017 Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement spied inside and out

The crossover that will replace both the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot has been spied again. This time around the photographers managed to snag some photos of the new car's interior. This latest prototype has a smidgen less camouflage than earlier versions. Despite the profusion of swirls, we can see that the new SUV will have crisp character lines along the flanks, with bulges emphasising its wheel arches...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 17

  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...


Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte recalled for wheel alignment fix
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Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte recalled for wheel alignment fix

Maserati has issued a recall for 776 vehicles from its Ghibli and Quattroporte sedan lines over concerns loose screws could throw out the car’s wheel alignment. The Italian car maker reports that the screws of the rear toe-in adjustment rods may loosen, which could lose the correct wheel alignment...


Ford Australia offering free map updates
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Ford Australia offering free map updates

Ford Australia will offer free annual Sync 2 satellite-navigation updates at scheduled services (from participating dealers) from July 1. The new initiative, a global Ford first, saves owners about $79 per year over a total period of seven years. Australia has a rapidly changing road infrastructure with more than 120,000 kilometres of roads added annually, almost 23,000 road name changes and around 2000 roundabout changes...


2018 Land Rover Defender SVX, SVAutobiography models under consideration
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2018 Land Rover Defender SVX, SVAutobiography models under consideration

With Land Rover Defender production recently ending, the brand is now looking ahead to its replacement, which is due to be revealed in 2018. The Defender has a cult following amongst its fans - fans that were disappointed with a recent report that suggested the new model will be delayed by a year while the brand gets things right to ensure it will appease buyers...