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Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs
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Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs

The chairman of the Volkswagen Group has denied the company is planning to sell off some of its brands to help pay for costs related to the Dieselgate emissions cheating saga. According to Reuters, Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of Volkswagen's supervisory board, has told Boersen-Zeitung that the company is "not thinking of selling parts of our brands"...


2017 Kia Rondo pricing and specs: Refreshed MPV gets sharpened pricing, streamlined range
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2017 Kia Rondo pricing and specs: Refreshed MPV gets sharpened pricing, streamlined range

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Kia Rondo range have been revealed, bringing a simplified line-up and lightly revised look to the small MPV. For the new model year, the Rondo Platinum variant has been deleted, bringing the number of grades to two. Both variants are powered exclusively by a 122kW/213Nm 2...


2017 BMW 5 Series to be unveiled this week, interior revealed in video
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2017 BMW 5 Series to be unveiled this week, interior revealed in video

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series will be revealed on October 13, the company has confirmed. On its Twitter page, BMW has posted a series of teaser videos for the upcoming luxury sedan, dubbed “#5reasonsforsuccess”, each showcasing features or traits of the new car...


2018 Opel Corsa sedan spied
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2018 Opel Corsa sedan spied

The next-generation Opel Corsa sedan has been spied just days after the first pictures of the next-generation hatch arrived in our inbox. Like the earlier hatch prototype, it's hard to make out too many of the final car's styling details due to the extensive camouflage and numerous false body panels...


Audi, Volkswagen recall 280,000 vehicles in US for fuel leaks: Australian impact unclear
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Audi, Volkswagen recall 280,000 vehicles in US for fuel leaks: Australian impact unclear

Three Volkswagen Group notices in the US have seen more than 280,000 vehicles recalled for fuel leaks. Models affected include the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3, A6, A7, Q5 and Q7. Largest of the three notices is one concerning 143,214 examples of the Audi Q5 and Q7 SUVs, produced from 2009 to 2012 and 2007 to 20012 respectively...


2018 Ford Edge Australian pricing and details revealed
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2018 Ford Edge Australian pricing and details revealed

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the 2018 Ford Edge will go on sale in Australia from 2018 with a starting price of $49,990, featuring seven seats, a single diesel engine offering and a range-topping Titanium Plus model with a $75,000 asking price. Four model range (Trend, Sport, Titanium, Titanium Plus) Priced from $49,990 to $75,000 Single 2...


2017 Volvo S90 launched in Australia from $79,900
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2017 Volvo S90 launched in Australia from $79,900

The 2017 Volvo S90 range has officially launched Down Under, giving the Swedish marque a rival to the German duo of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series. Starting at $79,900 plus on-road costs for the entry-level T5 Momentum and topping out at $98,900 plus on-road costs for the flagship T6 Inscription all-wheel drive variant, the S90 undercuts the recently-launched E-Class range by a margin between $10,000 and $40,000 depending on the variant...


German upper house calls for petrol, diesel cars to be banned by 2030
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German upper house calls for petrol, diesel cars to be banned by 2030

The Bundesrat or Federal Council, effectively the upper house of the German parliament, has passed a resolution calling for petrol and diesel powered cars to be banned by 2030. According to Der Spiegel, the resolution calls for the EU Commision to "evaluate the past tax and duty practices of the [European] Member States on their effectiveness with regard to the promotion of emission-free mobility...


Driverless car acceptance growing in Australia, but further community education needed
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Driverless car acceptance growing in Australia, but further community education needed

Before the first self-driving car has even gone to market, a new study suggests a significant proportion of buyers will be ready to make the leap into hands-free motoring. The research, carried out by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI) - a venture coordinated by independent roads and transport research company ARRB Group - is described as "the first comprehensive national study" into the Australian commuter's views on driverless vehicles...


Rinspeed Oasis revealed ahead of CES 2017 debut
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Rinspeed Oasis revealed ahead of CES 2017 debut

The futuristic Rinspeed Oasis concept car has been revealed ahead of its debut at next year's CES. The tuning and design firm has yet to provide many concrete details about the concept, although we can discern a few details from the supplied images and its target audience in Las Vegas...


2017 Kia Soul pricing and specs: $24,990 drive-away price for refreshed hatch
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2017 Kia Soul pricing and specs: $24,990 drive-away price for refreshed hatch

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Kia Soul have been detailed, with the boxy hatch sporting a lightly refreshed look, an updated interior and a sharper price. For the new model year, the Soul now kicks off at $24,990 drive-away for the single-variant range, down from the previous price of $26,990, which did not include on-road drive-away costs...


Subaru rolls out mobile servicing vans
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Subaru rolls out mobile servicing vans

Subaru has commenced the wider rollout of its new mobile service vans in New South Wales, giving customers the option of having their vehicle serviced at home or at work. First trialled earlier this year, the Subaru mobile service van initially operated in the Sydney suburb of Narellan, and is now servicing the areas around several other Subaru Sydney retailers...


Toyota tops brand value list again, Tesla breaks in
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Toyota tops brand value list again, Tesla breaks in

For the 13th year running, Toyota has been named the most valuable brand on the world automotive scene. Hanging onto 1st place in the 17th annual Interbrand survey of global brand value, Toyota ranked 5th overall, again behind Apple (1), Google (2), Coca-Cola (3) and Microsoft (4). The Japanese car maker's 2016 result is one better than last year, however, with IBM dropping from fifth to sixth behind Toyota...


Mystery AMG C63 spied at the Nurburgring - video: New 'R' or Black Series model coming?
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Mystery AMG C63 spied at the Nurburgring - video: New 'R' or Black Series model coming?

The 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 S Coupe is already a tyre-shredding menace, but there could be an even hotter ‘R’ version on the way if this prototype doing rounds at the Nurburgring circuit is anything to go by...


Hyundai SR future models under a cloud of uncertainty
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Hyundai SR future models under a cloud of uncertainty

The warmed-up Hyundai SR variants on sale today may not be around forever, CarAdvice can reveal. The brand is seemingly weighing up whether the SR sub-brand will have a future in Australia when the more hardcore Hyundai N division’s wares become available, despite having just launched the new Elantra SR...