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CarAdvice podcast 34: What to expect in Detroit, Astra review, Nismo Festival, a V10 E30 M3, and... car Christmas gifts!
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CarAdvice podcast 34: What to expect in Detroit, Astra review, Nismo Festival, a V10 E30 M3, and... car Christmas gifts!

On the last episode of the year ('best of' eps still to come!), Mandy and James Wong cover the big car news of the week. What happened? We've got a 'what to expect' list for the 2017 Detroit motor show, the Toyota Yaris hot hatch confirmed, and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe was revealed...


2018 BMW 3 Series spied with M Sport package
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2018 BMW 3 Series spied with M Sport package

The next-generation BMW 3 Series sedan has been spied again, this time fitted with the M Sport package. Compared to earlier prototype vehicles, this latest prototype features a small boot lip spoiler, sits slightly lower to the ground, and rides on a larger alloy wheels and lower profile tyres...


Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace seven-seater teased ahead of Detroit debut
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Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace seven-seater teased ahead of Detroit debut

There'll be a new, larger version of the Volkswagen Tiguan shown off at the 2017 Detroit motor show - and it'll be called the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. The longer Allspace version of the Volkswagen Tiguan will see the mid-sized SUV offered with up to seven seats, with a release from Volkswagen stating that the new model will be known as Allspace in Europe, but simply as Tiguan in China and America...


Volkswagen Arteon range could expand to include 'shooting brake' wagon
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Volkswagen Arteon range could expand to include 'shooting brake' wagon

If the Volkswagen Arteon 'coupe' sedan is a success, it could be joined by a shooting brake wagon part way through its lifecycle. Elmar-Marius Licharz, the man in charge of Volkswagen's full-size vehicle range, told Autocar that as far as Arteon derivatives go "a shooting brake is absolutely the sort of car that could work"...


2017 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs: New models, more standard features
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2017 Mitsubishi Triton pricing and specs: New models, more standard features

The 2017 Mitsubishi Triton update has been announced today, bringing more standard equipment and some minor design tweaks, as well as additional optional equipment available across the expanded range. That expansion comes courtesy of the addition of a new variant, the Club Cab Chassis with automatic transmission to the base GLX range...


Uber ordered to stop autonomous car tests in California, caught running red light
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Uber ordered to stop autonomous car tests in California, caught running red light

California has ordered Uber to stop trialling self-driving cars in the state, as it does not have necessary permits to do so. Earlier this week, Uber announced that it would be bringing a small number of autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs to its home town. Some of these vehicles will be assigned to pick up and drop off customers who request an UberX car...


BMW HoloActive Touch system previewed ahead of CES debut
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BMW HoloActive Touch system previewed ahead of CES debut

The BMW HoloActive Touch system will be demonstrated at CES 2017, which takes place at the beginning of January in Las Vegas. The German luxury car maker says that the system consists of a "free-floating" display, its "virtual" touchscreen controlled by finger gestures...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

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...


2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way –  report
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2019 Mercedes-Benz SL to share platform with AMG GT: SL coupe and GT Black Series on the way – report

The seventh-generation Mercedes-Benz SL sports car will be based on the same underpinnings as the hardcore Mercedes-AMG GT supercar in order to endow the big roadster with greater performance – according to a new report out of the UK. An article by Autocar says sales of the SL are in decline, so Mercedes-Benz is looking to its AMG tuning arm to give the big roadster a performance boost and hopefully a sales boost as well...


Volkswagen Kombi to be reborn as a three-row electric MPV - report
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Volkswagen Kombi to be reborn as a three-row electric MPV - report

The Volkswagen Kombi could make a return as an all-electric people mover. Sources have told Autocar that the German automaker is planning to revive the Microbus, commonly referred to as the Kombi in Australia. Instead of using a four-cylinder boxer engine, the new model will be based on the company's flexible MEB electric car architecture...


2018 BMW X7 spied
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2018 BMW X7 spied

The BMW X7 has been spied undergoing testing ahead of its sales debut in 2018. Although we can see the overall shape and size of the X7, we can't make out too many of its finer styling details as BMW has fitted false body panels to the fenders, doors and bonnet of this prototype. We can see, though, that the new SUV will feature a set of tall kidney grilles...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan recalled for front seat fix
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan recalled for front seat fix

The 2017 model-year Volkswagen Tiguan has been recalled over concerns the front seat backrests may be faulty, with 707 vehicles affected. According to the notice issued by the German manufacturer, the laser-welded seam on the front seatbacks may not have been configured correctly during production, which may impact on the connection strength...


2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled for seatbelt arm fix
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2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class recalled for seatbelt arm fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 41 of its 2015 to 2016 S-Class limousines over concerns the little arm that hands you your seatbelt may not retract once you hit the road. According to the manufacturer, incorrect software coding within the rear control unit may result in the seatbelt handover arm not retracting when the vehicle is moving...


Nissan sports car plan "not yet fully cooked"
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Nissan sports car plan "not yet fully cooked"

Despite Nissan Silvia production ending in 2002, the GT-R debuting in 2007, and the 370Z first launching in Japan in 2008, the man in charge of Nissan Asia-Pacific, says the Japanese car maker is still "intensively discussing" its future sports car strategy...


BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition confirmed for Australia: 10 units heading Down Under
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BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition confirmed for Australia: 10 units heading Down Under

The motorsport-themed BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been confirmed for the Australian market this week, with only 10 of the 200 global units allocated to our market. Essentially another version of the limited-edition M4 GTS launched earlier this year, the M4 DTM is even more exclusive, and celebrates the company's 2016 drivers' championship win in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM)...