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Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim
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Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim

In new litigation this week, three US states have accused Volkswagen of trying to cheat its way past diesel emissions testing since 1999. The attorney generals of New York, Maryland and Massachusetts have filed new lawsuits with evidence stating that Volkswagen has been working on emissions testing defeat devices since 1999...


Bentley Bentayga goes fly fishing - UPDATE
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Bentley Bentayga goes fly fishing - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from Bentley's local arm has confirmed the availability of the Fly Fishing by Mulliner package in Australia. See bottom of article for details As if the Bentley Bentayga wasn’t niche enough already, the British car maker’s bespoke coachbuilding division, Mulliner, has created the Bentayga Fly Fishing by Mulliner...


2017 Nissan Juke to be more refined, hybrid variant on the cards - report
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2017 Nissan Juke to be more refined, hybrid variant on the cards - report

The next-generation Nissan Juke is set to arrive next year with cleaner engines, a hybrid option, more tech and a new platform, according to a report out of the UK. Bursting onto the scene at the 2010 Geneva motor show, the first-generation Nissan Juke won plenty of fans in Europe, but has never been a top-selling model in Australia...


Italdesign looking for US clients outside Volkswagen Group - report
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Italdesign looking for US clients outside Volkswagen Group - report

The boss of Italdesign, the legendary design house now owned by the Volkswagen group, has gone on record saying he would like to expand the company’s clientele beyond the European giant’s umbrella. More, he would like to extend the studio's expertise beyond the traditional automotive industry client base, eyeing the likes of Google and Apple in particular...


Mitsubishi teases 'crossover MPV' concept ahead of August debut
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Mitsubishi teases 'crossover MPV' concept ahead of August debut

Mitsubishi will unveil yet another SUV concept next month, inspired again by the new styling language that first appeared with the GR-HEV concept in 2013. Apart from its recently facelifted Outlander and an even milder refresh for the compact ASX in overseas markets, Mitsubishi has yet to bring its new look to market...


Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits
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Melbourne's M80 Western Ring Road to get world-first adaptive speed limits

Motorists in Victoria will be the first in the world to trial an Adaptive Variable Speed Limit system, which adjusts speed limits based on the amount of traffic detected. The 38-kilometre M80 Western Ring Road services 160,000 drivers every day, linking the northern and western suburbs to other Victorian urban and rural freeways - including the M31 Hume Freeway...


Ford calls for developers to dive into Sync 3 app creation, Aussies welcome
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Ford calls for developers to dive into Sync 3 app creation, Aussies welcome

Ford has released new emulator software designed to encourage developers to create and test apps for compatibility with its latest infotainment system Sync 3 - including Australians...


First-aid training should be compulsory for all drivers
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First-aid training should be compulsory for all drivers

I’ve been driving for over half my life, the majority of which has been on the roads of Melbourne. Over those hundreds of thousands of kilometres, I’ve seen and done many things. Sometimes good things, sometimes ‘good stories to tell another day’ things. But until recently, there was something I had thankfully never experienced...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

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...


2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied
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2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied

The BMW 4 Series facelift has been on public roads in Germany. From these photos, we can see that, superficially at least, the 4 Series update will be limited to a few tweaks to the front and rear bumper design, and new graphics for the both the headlamps and tail-lights. Under the skin, the 4 Series should receive the same upgrades that were applied to the 3 Series range last year...


Isuzu D-Max gets pumped up with help from Iceland's Arctic Trucks
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Isuzu D-Max gets pumped up with help from Iceland's Arctic Trucks

Dig 4x4s? Dig the standard Isuzu D-Max? Then say hello to the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35. The result of a collaboration between Isuzu and Arctic Trucks – the latter being a company founded in Iceland, boasting 25 years experience developing 4x4 vehicles built to tackle “the most gruelling terrains and conditions” – the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is a proper off-roader...


2016 BMW M5 Competition Edition revealed
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2016 BMW M5 Competition Edition revealed

A new BMW M5 Competition Edition special has been revealed this week, likely representing the last offering in the powerful sedan's current generation. Spy photos published in recent months have confirmed that we can expect to see an all-new M5 very soon, alongside the new-generation 5 Series sedan expected to debut later this year...


2017 Nissan Micra spied with less camouflage
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2017 Nissan Micra spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Nissan Micra has been spotted in southern Europe doing a spot of hot weather testing. This latest prototype has shed all of the earlier car's bubble-like disguise elements, giving us a much clearer look at the car's design. Gone is the cutesy styling that has been a hallmark of the Micra for much of its lifespan...


Tesla's master plan, part two: solar power, pick-up trucks and more
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Tesla's master plan, part two: solar power, pick-up trucks and more

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has this week revealed ambitious plans for more models, fully-autonomous mobility - and huge expansion outside of the automotive world. Following a tweet last week where Musk hinted that he was planning 'the next big thing' from the American electric brand, the Tesla boss has finally published 'Part Deux' of his master plan - a decade after the first installment...


2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe spied
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2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe spied

The new Range Rover Sport Coupe has been spotted in and around the Nurburgring. Although this prototype has fake panels coming out of the tailgate, we can see that the Sport Coupe has a much faster rake for the rear windscreen. When it goes on sale, the Sport Coupe will be targeted at the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe...