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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 3

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...


New car sales figures May 2016
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New car sales figures May 2016

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of May 2016. For a detailed market analysis, click here...


Skoda Australia posts record sales
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Skoda Australia posts record sales

Skoda Australia sold a record-breaking 440 vehicles in May, its biggest month to date. The strong month was principally driven by the just-launched Superb (58 sales, up 176 per cent) and the entry Fabia (84 sales, up 127 per cent). Skoda’s traditional best-seller, the Octavia mid-size sedan, wagon and Scout crossover derivative, found 195 buyers...


Deals On Wheels for June 4: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers
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Deals On Wheels for June 4: 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. Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum The lauded Volvo XC90 is already the subject of factory-backed deals...


BMW 8 Series returning, 6 Series to rival 911 - report
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BMW 8 Series returning, 6 Series to rival 911 - report

BMW has added to rumours of a planned resurrection for the 8 Series after the company reportedly registered a number of trademarks relating to the range-topping line-up. According to British website Auto Express, the company applied to gain control of a number of 8 Series-related names in March - including 825, 830, 835, 845, 850, 860 and M850...


McLaren 688HS leaked online - report
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McLaren 688HS leaked online - report

Images of a new model purported to be known as the McLaren 688HS have surfaced online this week, potentially hinting at a more powerful version of the 675LT. The images were first published by Dutch car blog Autogespot, described as "official photos by McLaren"...


2017 Audi A5 Coupe, S5 Coupe revealed: Australian launch due first-half next year
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2017 Audi A5 Coupe, S5 Coupe revealed: Australian launch due first-half next year

The all-new 2017 Audi A5 and 2017 Audi s5 have been launched at an event in Germany, ahead of an Australian debut set for the first half of next year. As expected, the second-generation A5's styling follows an evolutionary path. But, as with its sibling the 2016 A4, Audi's mid-sized coupe is hiding an all-new architecture...


2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country spied
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country spied

A prototype of the new Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon has been spied undergoing testing in sunny Spain. Currently, journalists from around the world are having their first drives of the new Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon. Meanwhile, Volvo is prepping a new addition the 90-Series range, a Cross Country variant for the V90, which will serve as a replacement for the XC70...


Hyundai RM16 N racing concept gives Veloster a new look
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Hyundai RM16 N racing concept gives Veloster a new look

Hyundai has unveiled the latest instalment in what has become an annual tradition, revealing its new Veloster-based RM16 N racing concept today. As with its RM14 and RM15 predecessors - named for the years of their debut - the RM16 is a Veloster reimagined, switching out its front-engined front-wheel-drive design for a midship rear-wheel-drive configuration...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Australian pricing revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Australian pricing revealed

UPDATE: New E-Class Estate revealed Australian pricing for the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has been announced today, ahead of a local market launch set for July. The new E-Class, revealed to the world in January and driven by CarAdvice in March, will debut locally in three grades, with a starting price of $89,990 plus on-road costs...


2017 Honda NSX aerodynamics detailed
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2017 Honda NSX aerodynamics detailed

Now that the first production Honda NSX has been ushered out the door of its specialist factory in Ohio, Honda has detailed some of the work it has put into optimising airflow around its hybrid supercar. Dubbed the 'total airflow management' concept by Honda, the goal for the aerodynamicists and designers working on the NSX was to simultaneously optimise downforce, reduce drag, maximise cooling, and figure out how best to get rid of excess heat...


Ferrari wins International Engine Of The Year, Ford triumphs again
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Ferrari wins International Engine Of The Year, Ford triumphs again

Italian marque Ferrari has received multiple honours at this week’s International Engine of the Year awards, with praise heaped on its 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8. The engine - found in the 488 GTB, 488 Spider and California T - took the top prize for 2016, edging out last year’s winner: BMW’s 1.5-litre plug-in-hybrid powertrain from the i8...


Dodge Charger: next-gen muscle car to lose weight, gain turbo four – report
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Dodge Charger: next-gen muscle car to lose weight, gain turbo four – report

The next-generation Dodge Charger could shed around 225 kilograms and add a small turbocharged petrol engine to the roster, according to a new report this week. Industry journal Automotive News cites an unnamed source with knowledge of the company’s product plan, claiming that the new Charger will ride on a version of the FCA ‘Giorgio’ platform that underpins the new Alfa Romeo Giulia...


Introducing the CarAdvice Radio Show: Mondays at 9pm AEST
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Introducing the CarAdvice Radio Show: Mondays at 9pm AEST

We are excited to announce that CarAdvice.com is launching a new radio show in partnership with Macquarie Media. Starting next week, the show will air on Monday nights at 9pm AEST, on 2GB Sydney, 3AW Melbourne, 4BC Brisbane and over 30 regional stations (see below). The CarAdvice show is hosted by Steve Price and runs during his number-one rated evening program Nights With Steve Price...


Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities
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Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities

Fiat Chrysler is suspected of installing an emissions testing defeat device on diesel versions of the Fiat 500X crossover. According to the Bild am Sonntag, the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA) believes that the device allows the car's emissions control system to work optimally for around 22 minutes before shutting off...