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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe teased ahead of debut this week
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe teased ahead of debut this week

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe has been revealed, at least in part, in a teaser video ahead of its official debut on December 14 (European time). Shown in the above video, along with earlier spy photos, the new E-Class coupe looks set to feature all of the same styling cues already seen on the C-Class and S-Class coupes, including lozenge-shape headlights, thin tail-lights, and a familiar side profile...


Jeep Grand Wagoneer could be delayed by cash, factory problems - report
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer could be delayed by cash, factory problems - report

Development of the new Jeep Grand Wagoneer has reportedly stalled, with the company said to be refocusing its efforts on more important models. Supplier sources have told Automotive News' Fiat Chrysler (FCA) correspondent that development Grand Wagoneer has been put on hold. Many believe that the new Grand Wagoneer, as currently envisioned, will share its platform with the next-generation Grand Cherokee...


Holden plant flagged as site for medical marijuana crop
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Holden plant flagged as site for medical marijuana crop

A group lobbying for medical marijuana to be legalised in South Australia has suggested the Holden car plant there be established as the location for a proposed large-scale medical cannabis plantation when it shutters in late 2017...


Victorian govt confirms North East Link: Ringwood to Tullamarine non-stop
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Victorian govt confirms North East Link: Ringwood to Tullamarine non-stop

Victoria will get a new $10 billion North East Link to bridge the gap between the Greensborough end of the Metropolitan Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway, the Andrews government has confirmed. Announcing the plan today, Premier Daniel Andrews said it will initiate a $35 million business case study in 2017, with consultation and route selection to be completed by 2018...


Alpine 'A120' now available for order in Europe
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Alpine 'A120' now available for order in Europe

Orders for the first Alpine 'A120' coupes are now being taken by the revived sports car brand. Overnight, Alpine announced that it had begun taking orders, via a smartphone app available on both major platforms, for a limited run of 1,995 Premiere Edition models of its new mid-engine sports car...


2018 Renault Megane RS mule spied with flares
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2018 Renault Megane RS mule spied with flares

A development mule that we believe is the next Renault Megane RS has been spied at a pretrol station in Sweden accompanied by a Golf R hatchback. The vehicle seen here uses the body shell of the new Renault Megane GT hatch, but has a few clear signs of its sporting intent. Unlike an earlier development vehicle spotted in July, this latest car has boasts temporary wheel arch extensions...


Honda Australia fixing 7000 Takata airbag inflators a week, still going
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Honda Australia fixing 7000 Takata airbag inflators a week, still going

Honda Australia’s service department is working overtime to replace 600,000 of its potentially faulty airbag inflators made by external supplier Takata, but still has the best part of a year to go before all relevant vehicles get new components...


BMW Individual brings high-end style and colour personalisation within reach
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BMW Individual brings high-end style and colour personalisation within reach

We’ve all heard the stories, one-off special build cars made for Sheiks, Sultans and Rock Stars. Unobtainable personalisation for those who yield unobtainable wealth. But did you know that you could have your very own, one-of-one build, without extending too far from the brochure list price? BMW Individual is a program that allows an expanded array of paint and trim options to be applied to a number of models within the BMW range...


CarAdvice podcast 33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG-E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!
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CarAdvice podcast 33: November car sales, CEO of Jet Charge, Mercedes AMG-E63 review and Sydney to Melbourne in the Audi S1!

While Paul is driving Bentleys in Spain, Mike Costello and James Wong join Mandy for this week's show. We bring you the latest in car news, including the 2018 Holden Commodore reveal, Honda Civic sedan sells up a storm, Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix, Opel Insignia Grand Sport is revealed for Europe, Mercedes-AMG sales at record levels, and Mazda is not working on a larger sports car...


How Chinese brands are faring in Australia
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How Chinese brands are faring in Australia

Chinese car brands have come and gone in Australia for the better part of a decade, though only one — Great Wall Motors — could claim to have gained significant market share so far. With the Australian market more fragmented than ever before, housing more than 60 brands competing for a tick under 1...


Genesis appoints Bugatti Chiron creator as chief designer
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Genesis appoints Bugatti Chiron creator as chief designer

Hyundai's new luxury sub-brand, Genesis, has hired former Bugatti designer Alexander Selipanov as its chief designer at the Global Genesis Advanced Studio in Europe. Selipanov, also known as Sasha, is responsible for the exterior design of the stunning Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo concept, and more recently the Bugatti Chiron hypercar...


'Hyperfast' EV charging to become a reality thanks to Israeli start-up - report
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'Hyperfast' EV charging to become a reality thanks to Israeli start-up - report

A start-up company from Israel is developing a new battery for electric vehicles that can be recharged in under five minutes - and it could be available as early as 2020, according to a new report. In an article by US website The Drive, StoreDot's upcoming battery packs should help to speed up the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs)...


2017 Honda Civic Type R will cost around $50k in Australia
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2017 Honda Civic Type R will cost around $50k in Australia

The 2017 Honda Civic Type R hatch will launch in Australia from the third quarter of next year priced at about $50,000, matching its rivals, the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R. Honda’s long-awaited hot hatch, the first Type R version sold here since 2011, is being touted as a massive return to form for a brand that admits it has been rather beige and listless of late...


Fiat Chrysler chooses CES over Detroit for techy new debut - report
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Fiat Chrysler chooses CES over Detroit for techy new debut - report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will stage a big unveiling at next month's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a new report suggests, instead of the following week's Detroit motor show - the biggest motor show on America's calendar...


Gone fishin' with the Land Rover Discovery
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Gone fishin' with the Land Rover Discovery

When someone throws you the keys to a Land Rover, your initial thoughts are 'where shall I take it'? In the case of the Land Rover Discovery, the answer is anywhere you like really. The fourth-generation vehicle we're driving, which features the brand's familiar boxy shape, is a much awarded and capable 4WD and tourer...