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2017 Lamborghini Aventador facelift spied
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador facelift spied

The facelifted Lamborghini Aventador has been spied doing a spot of hot weather testing in southern Europe. Visually, the revised Aventador features reshaped lower air intakes in the front bumper. There's also a redone set of side sills. Around the back, the chromed frame around the exhaust tips has been reshaped to be taller and narrower...


2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed
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2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed

Initial Australian pricing for the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV has been announced today, starting with the Model X 60D. That entry model will be joined by more powerful variants that will include the 75D, 90D, P90D and P90D with Ludicrous Mode. As with the existing Model S sedan, those numbers and letters represent battery energy capacity, all-wheel drive (D for 'dual motor', one at each axle) and P for performance...


AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars
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AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars

The AM-RB 001 being developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing will likely be the first in a series of mid-engine road-legal hypercars. Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's chief creative officer, told The Drive: "Everything we do in Special Projects is in part a foretelling of something to come. We never do something and then forget it...


Mercedes-Benz Future Bus debuts semi-autonomous City Pilot system
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Mercedes-Benz Future Bus debuts semi-autonomous City Pilot system

The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus and its semi-autonomous City Pilot driving system have tackled a 20km route in the Netherlands. The Future Bus features a new semi-autonomous driving system known as City Pilot, which, as its name suggests, is able to work in urban environments with pedestrians and traffic lights...


Peugeot 208 gets Apple CarPlay in new special: Drive-away deals on 208, 308, 2008, 4008
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Peugeot 208 gets Apple CarPlay in new special: Drive-away deals on 208, 308, 2008, 4008

A new sales campaign for a handful of Peugeot models in Australia has brought the popular Apple CarPlay connectivity platform to the French brand's local range for the first time. Announced with the limited-run 208 Active Special Edition, CarPlay is joined by other upgrades that include MirrorLink connectivity and a reversing camera...


2015 Holden Malibu recalled for seatbelt fix
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2015 Holden Malibu recalled for seatbelt fix

Holden is recalling 35 vehicles in its 2015 Malibu sedan line, over concerns the rear-seat seatbelt buckles could detach. The car maker reports the pivot pin inside the twin buckle assembly for the rear right-hand side and centre seats may translate sideways due to a manufacturing fault. If the fault occurs, the seatbelt buckles of these seats may detach from their anchor plate...


Samsung to purchase stake in electric car maker BYD - reports
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Samsung to purchase stake in electric car maker BYD - reports

Samsung will reportedly purchase a 4 percent stake in Chinese electric car maker BYD. According to Reuters, Samsung confirmed late last week that it was in talks about purchasing a holding in Chinese automaker BYD. The Korean company will purchase its stake through a share offering that BYD is using to raise around US$2.4 billion ($3.2 billion) in cash...


2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix
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2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, CLA, GLA recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 14 vehicles from its A-Class, CLA and GLA lines over concerns a fracture in the transmission could result in a loss of drive. The German brand reports that a welded seam in the dual-clutch transmission’s assembly may fracture over time. If the fault occurs, a loss of drive poses an accident hazard to the vehicle’s occupants and other road users...


2017 Porsche 911 GT3 spied with manual transmission
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2017 Porsche 911 GT3 spied with manual transmission

The facelifted Porsche 911 GT3 has been spied doing hot weather testing in southern Europe. These latest photos seemingly confirm a report last year claiming that the new 911 GT3 would re-introduce the option of a manual transmission. According to the spy photographers, this development vehicle was spotted in a fleet of GT3 prototypes...


Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race
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Emily Duggan wins Hyundai endurance race

Up and coming Australian racing personality – and friend of CarAdvice – Emily Duggan, has won the weekend’s Series X3 New South Wales endurance race event at Wakefield Park. After recording the fastest-ever lap time for a Hyundai Excel X3 race car around the 2...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan pricing and specifications

The 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan will hit Australian showrooms in September priced from $31,990 plus on-road costs. The new point of entry is $3000 higher than the outgoing car's RRP, though the new-generation version is significantly larger and better-equipped. Kicking off the new Volkswagen Tiguan range is the Trendline 110TSI with a 1...


2012-2013 Infiniti M35 hybrid sedan recalled
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2012-2013 Infiniti M35 hybrid sedan recalled

A small batch of Infiniti's 2012-2013 M35 hybrid sedan, later renamed Q70, has been recalled in Australia over concerns a water pump could fail. The car maker reports that a fault in the electric pump, which forms part of the hybrid drive powertrain's cooling system, could lead the device to fail...


Land Rover reveals on- and off-road autonomous vehicle tech
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Land Rover reveals on- and off-road autonomous vehicle tech

Land Rover has previewed a handful of new technologies that will allow its vehicles to drive autonomously, both on-road and off. The company revealed its plans to create a fleet of more than 100 research vehicles by the end of the decade to test a range of ‘Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV)’ technologies...


2016 Suzuki Baleno: Australian details revealed
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2016 Suzuki Baleno: Australian details revealed

A number of key equipment details for the incoming 2016 Suzuki Baleno hatch have surfaced on the company's Australian website, ahead of its local launch in the coming weeks. The page details two equipment levels - GL and GLX - along with some headlining features that will come with the new hatchback...


2018 Renault Megane RS spied testing
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2018 Renault Megane RS spied testing

A development mule of the next-generation 2018 Renault Megane RS has been spied undergoing testing in southern Europe ahead of the car's expected world reveal next year. As we already know, the next iteration of the French hot hatch will be a significant departure from the current model...