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BMW M4 GT4 spied at the Nurburgring
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BMW M4 GT4 spied at the Nurburgring

Photographers have snapped a hardcore BMW M4 development vehicle wearing an extensive aero package near the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. From the front, the prototype doesn’t look too different from the ‘regular’ M4, with the exception of the deeper front splitter - reminiscent of the recently-revealed M4 GTS...


CarAdvice podcast episode 18: Megane RS retired, new Golf spied, Q30 launched, and much more
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CarAdvice podcast episode 18: Megane RS retired, new Golf spied, Q30 launched, and much more

Welcome to episode 18 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, regular hosts Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Lifestyle Editor, Tegan Lawson, to talk all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world...


Ford Sync 3 rollout confirmed
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Ford Sync 3 rollout confirmed

The new Ford Sync 3 media system will be rolled out incrementally across a range of models over the coming months. Ford's updated media system offers better connectivity options, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring, as well as improved mapping and menu layouts...


Renault Clio RS 16 could soon go into limited production - report
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Renault Clio RS 16 could soon go into limited production - report

The Renault Clio RS 16 concept revealed earlier this year could make it to production, albeit in limited numbers, a new report claims. According to French website Caradisiac, Renault will make an official announcement at the Paris motor show in October...


Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE
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Chris Atkinson returns to Subaru for foray into Global Rallycross - UPDATE

After exclusively confirming his potential move into the world of Global Rallycross with CarAdvice back in late 2014, it's now official, with Subaru of America announcing that former World Rally Championship (WRC) driver Chris Atkinson will join its ranks to compete in the 2016 Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) series...


Volkswagen to debut new EV in Paris - report
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Volkswagen to debut new EV in Paris - report

Volkswagen is set to reveal the first of its 30 upcoming electric vehicle (EV) models at the Paris motor show in October, according to new reports. A new article published by German magazine Wirtschafts Woche claims that Volkswagen’s CEO, Hebert Diess, confirmed the company will reveal a Golf-sized electric prototype, which will make it to production around 2018-2019...


2017 Audi Q2 makes Australian debut at Hamilton Island Race Week
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2017 Audi Q2 makes Australian debut at Hamilton Island Race Week

The first 2017 Audi Q2 in Australia has begun a tour down the east coast ahead of its official launch in February next year. Making its debut at the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in Queensland, the Q2 has been soaking up some Aussie sun and giving locals a first look at the new SUV before it hits showrooms...


2016 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline too cool to ignore
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2016 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline too cool to ignore

A new Sportline variant of the latest T6 Volkswagen Transporter has been released for overseas markets, transforming the humble light-commercial vehicle into an uber-cool people-mover. Based on the 2016 Volkswagen Transporter kombi Highline variant, the new Volkswagen Transporter Sportline is said to combine “sporty” design features with additional equipment to “give driver and passengers an even more comfortable and engaging ride”...


2017 Peugeot 3008 confirmed for Australia, due Q1 next year
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2017 Peugeot 3008 confirmed for Australia, due Q1 next year

The all-new 2017 Peugeot 3008 SUV will hit Australian showrooms early next year, the French brand has confirmed. Peugeot has also confirmed the new 3008 will be offered with its latest Euro 6 powertrains, with a 1.6-litre turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel available on “selected models”, though outputs are yet to be revealed...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

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...


Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV
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Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV

The full Australian-market configurator for the Tesla Model X all-wheel-drive pure electric crossover is now live, revealing more information on arguably the market’s most eagerly anticipated SUV. The celebrate the occasion, Tesla flew two US-spec cars to Australia this week for an early preview, inviting hundreds of prospective buyers to get a feel for the car...


World's first public autonomous taxi trial begins in Singapore
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World's first public autonomous taxi trial begins in Singapore

Nutonomy has begun what it claims to be the world's first public self-driving taxi trial, beating Uber to the punch. At present only "select Singapore residents" will be able to use Nutonomy's smartphone app to book themselves a free taxi ride in a Renault Zoe or Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which has been kitted out with the company's suite of detection and processing hardware, and self-driving software...


2012-15 Fiat Freemont recalled for spare wheel fix
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2012-15 Fiat Freemont recalled for spare wheel fix

Fiat has issued a recall for 4221 of its 2012 to 2015 model-year Freemont SUVs over concerns the spare wheel and tyre do not comply with Australian Design Rules. The car maker reports that the tyre placard may have been printed with incorrect information regarding the spare wheel and tyre size...


Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon likely for Australia
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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon likely for Australia

A five-door wagon version of the new Porsche Panamera is expected to join the lineup in the near future as the German brand seeks to expand its product offering. Expected to be called Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, the wagon version of the car is expected to make its debut at this year’s Paris motor show, with a predicted on sale date some time in 2017...


Mazda RX-9: successor to RX-7 hero due in 2020 - report
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Mazda RX-9: successor to RX-7 hero due in 2020 - report

The Mazda RX-9 and an accompanying next-generation rotary engine, dubbed SkyActiv-R, has reportedly been approved for production by the Japanese company's board. Japanese magazine Holiday Auto claims that in 2017 Mazda will debut a successor to the RX-7, which went out of production in 2002...