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Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A previews new compact cars
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Mercedes-Benz Aesthetics A previews new compact cars

Mercedes-Benz this week rather portentously revealed rendered images of a concept called the Aesthetics A, previewing the styling of its next generation compact cars. The conceptual sculptures show the general styling cues that will feature across an expanded range of vehicle types, all based on a reworked second iteration of its front-and all-wheel drive MFA (modular front architecture) platform...


Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result
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Ford resisted Mustang testing, ANCAP alleges: A deep-dive into this week’s shocking two-star crash test result

ANCAP says it unsuccessfully attempted to secure Ford Mustangs to crash test on several occasions, before encouraging its European sister organisation Euro NCAP to pick up the baton...


Why I bought a Tesla
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Why I bought a Tesla

Doing what I do for a living has a few perks. Apart from being the coolest job in the world in general, I get to drive around, or be driven around, in a lot of exciting cars. I also get exposed to future technologies, giving me an insight into what the car industry is doing for decades to come...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for January 27, 2017

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...


Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever
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Volvo has three best Euro NCAP scores ever

Volvo has lived up to its reputation, with the new S90 sedan and V90 wagon netting five stars in Euro NCAP’s brand new 2017 testing regime. Moreover, both cars eclipsed the previous record score, attained by… another Volvo, the XC90 crossover...


Skoda Kodiaq Scout revealed, Australian launch under consideration
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Skoda Kodiaq Scout revealed, Australian launch under consideration

If the big new Skoda Kodiaq SUV looks a little too 'soft-roader' for your liking, the Czech marque has a new offering that might pique your interest: the Kodiaq Scout. Wearing the same badge seen on smaller jacked-up Skoda models, the Kodiaq Scout adds underbody engine protection, along with wide skid plates at both ends for extra protection and a toughened, if sleekly chromed, look...


Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way
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Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way

Volvo has filed several trademark applications for new models in the US and Europe. First picked up by website swedespeed, it appears the Swedish manufacturer is preparing to introduce compact V20 and V30 models in the US, while the European application includes the names P5, P6, P8, P9 and P10...


2018 BMW Z5 spied
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2018 BMW Z5 spied

The upcoming sports car from BMW has been spied again during cold weather testing in Europe. Compared to the prototype spied at the Nurburgring last September, this tester has dropped some of its camouflage from the front bumper, production tail-lights (though still partially concealed under the disguise) and a new rear diffuser that features squared-off tail-pipes...


Suzuki Kizashi retires
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Suzuki Kizashi retires

Some seven years after first launching in Australia, the Suzuki Kizashi has been retired. The news was brought to our attention by CarAdvice reader Michael, who noticed the small mid-sized sedan had disappeared from the company's local website. A call to Suzuki Australia general manager Andrew Moore confirmed the news. "Yes, it has left us," Moore said...


There's life in the big V12 yet, Lamborghini boss says: Aventador successor will retain 12 count
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There's life in the big V12 yet, Lamborghini boss says: Aventador successor will retain 12 count

Previous Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann told CarAdvice more than once that the Italian manufacturer ‘would have to consider turbo charging in the future’, but it seems new boss Stefano Domenicali is a little less enthusiastic for the end of Lamborghini’s long line of high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engines...


Ford GT power and performance figures revealed
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Ford GT power and performance figures revealed

If you can't handle suspense, waiting to learn power and performance figures for the new-generation Ford GT supercar must've really done a number on you. In the mother of all teaser campaigns, Ford has now revealed outputs and the top speed for its V6-powered hero, a full two years since it was first revealed. Initially, Ford had confirmed only that the twin-turbo 3...


New Mazda CX-5 to gain seven-seat option - report
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New Mazda CX-5 to gain seven-seat option - report

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 that will launch in Australia in the coming months could well be joined by a seven-seat variant, if reports out of Japan are to be believed. Japanese site LiveDoor claims that a seven-seat version of the new-generation Mazda CX-5 will be offered in that market by the end of 2017, because Mazda doesn't sell the larger CX-9 seven-seater in its home market...


2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 unveiled
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2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 unveiled

The 2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 has been unveiled, with the new-generation stylised model offered as a panel van and MPV in some markets. The new Edition 35 model bears a few notable differences to the standard Volkswagen Caddy short-wheelbase van and five-seater models upon which it's based...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R to make Australian debut at Bathurst 12 Hour
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R to make Australian debut at Bathurst 12 Hour

The manic Mercedes-AMG GT R will make its first Australian appearance at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour Race next month. After joining the supercar elite by lapping the famed Nurburgring circuit in 7 minutes and 10.9 seconds, the flagship Mercedes-AMG will take on Mount Panorama piloted by five-time DTM champion, Bathurst 12 Hour winner and AMG brand ambassador, Bernd Schneider...


Great Aussie driving songs: Your Australia Day mixtape sorted
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Great Aussie driving songs: Your Australia Day mixtape sorted

Regardless of how you celebrate Australia Day, we encourage everyone to take the time to pause for a moment in honour of some great Aussie bands and awesome driving songs. If you're kicking around having a barbie or driving to visit relatives, throw on the CarAdvice.com Great Aussie Driving Songs playlist and rock out...