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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 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...


Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report
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Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report

The Kia Niro hybrid SUV sold in the US and Europe is set to get an all-electric variant next year, according to a new report. An article by Dutch publication AutoRai, translated by Carscoops quotes the company's European CEO, Michael Cole, saying the Niro EV will use the running gear of the all-electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq...


Victorian Road Safety Education Complex announced
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Victorian Road Safety Education Complex announced

The Victorian Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Museums Victoria have announced a new Road Safety Education Complex at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Featuring the latest in visual and digital technology, the complex will help students and the wider community understand their own vulnerability and the choices they need to make to be safer on the roads, as part of the Government's $146 million Young Driver Safety package...


Honda City facelift revealed for India, not for Oz
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Honda City facelift revealed for India, not for Oz

The facelifted Honda City has made its debut for the Indian market, sporting a new look, more technology and a more premium interior. Compared to the model sold here, the Indian-market City features a new design at the front which includes revised headlights with integrated LED daytime-running lights, a refreshed bumper design and new chrome trim that runs through the front grille between the headlights...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops heavy disguise, interior spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops heavy disguise, interior spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been spied again, but this latest prototype has shed all of the false body panels and temporary components used on earlier vehicles. It has also given us a first look at the new hatch's interior. Although it's tough to see too many styling details on this vehicle, we're expecting a gentle evolution of the current car's styling...


2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast revealed
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2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast revealed

The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been unveiled ahead of the car's in-the-flesh debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Launched to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary, the 812 Superfast is a major update of the F12 Berlinetta that was released in 2012. Major design changes include all new body panels, LED headlights, and a quad tail-light setup...


Hyundai ute "now moving forward", ute-based SUV on the cards
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Hyundai ute "now moving forward", ute-based SUV on the cards

Hyundai's commercial division is desperate for a ute, and years of presenting business cases to the company's Korean headquarters have finally paid off: the project is now moving forward. While the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept depicted a lifestyle ute, it's not the vehicle Hyundai has pitched to its global headquarters...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12

Aston Martin has confirmed its Formula One-inspired AM-RB 001 hypercar will feature a naturally-aspirated V12 built by legendary British engine company, Cosworth. The British marque announced some of the technical partners for its hypercar project this week, along with some of the key details of its road-going racer. A high-revving 6...


Hindustan sells Ambassador brand to Peugeot
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Hindustan sells Ambassador brand to Peugeot

Hindustan Motors has sold the Ambassador brand to the PSA Group, the parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS. The deal was closed at the end of last week, with the PSA Group paying the CK Birla Group, owner of Hindustan Motors, 800 million rupees ($16 million) for the Ambassador brand...


BMW i8 roadster spied for the first time
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BMW i8 roadster spied for the first time

A prototype for the BMW i8 roadster has been spied for the first time undergoing testing in Europe, giving us a first look at the drop-top hybrid sports car. While the vehicle is covered in swirly black-and-white camouflage, the open-top sports car in the images is easily distinguishable as an i8, while the lack of a metal roof is fairly obvious as well...


McLaren's gen-two Super Series' V8 teased
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McLaren's gen-two Super Series' V8 teased

British supercar brand McLaren Automotive has again teased the imminent 650S/675LT successor that'll make its world premiere next month in Geneva. Turns out the second-generation McLaren 'Super Series' model will sport a new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that'll hurl the supercar from 0-200km/h in 7.8 seconds...


Isuzu MU-X update teased
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Isuzu MU-X update teased

An updated version of the Isuzu MU-X off-road wagon has been teased. Slated to be launched in March, probably in Thailand where it is manufactured, the MY17 update appears set to bring a new nose design, slicker rear LED tail-lights and a decidedly less utilitarian cabin treatment...


Hyundai product onslaught to commence with Santa Fe, Veloster, Sonata and new small SUV
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Hyundai product onslaught to commence with Santa Fe, Veloster, Sonata and new small SUV

Hyundai is set to kick off a busy 18-month product onslaught with the launch of the all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 in April. The new i30 is set to replace the successful GD model and will be joined this year by a significant Sonata reveal and the brand's all-new small SUV...


2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied with less camouflage
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2017 Volkswagen Touareg spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Volkswagen Touareg has been spied again, this time during cold weather testing. It appears the large SUV is beginning to shed some of its disguise, with black-and-white camouflage replacing the thick black sheets that adorned previously-spotted prototypes, however, the second prototype does wear the thick black disguise...


2017 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 set to make a permanent return
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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe V6 set to make a permanent return

Hyundai Australia says the success of its limited edition Hyundai Santa Fe 30 Special Edition means it's slated for a permanent return to the Santa Fe range. Speaking to media at the launch of the 2017 Hyundai i30, Hyundai Australia chief operating officer, Scott Grant, said the success of a petrol V6 in Santa Fe shows that buyers enjoyed the power on tap from the naturally aspirated V6...