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'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift
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'Mad' Mike's original MadBul RX-7 gets old-school facelift

If you're a fan of the mighty Mazda RX-7, you've not doubt heard of New Zealand drifter 'Mad' Mike Whiddett, and surely seen – or indeed heard – his ear-melting quad-rotor Mazda RX-7. Well, after 10 years in his possession, and more than a handful of rebuilds, the professional Kiwi skidder has treated the car to another refresh...


2018 Lamborghini Urus spied, name and details confirmed
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2018 Lamborghini Urus spied, name and details confirmed

The Lamborghini Urus crossover has been spied twice this week. The photos you see here of the Urus' front come courtesy of our spy photography agency, while the image of the car's rear was captured by a reader of Pro-Street, a Danish automotive website. The overall design of the production Urus seems to stay true the shape and overall shape of the original concept car...


Be first, go big: Range-topper makes up half of new Porsche Panamera orders
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Be first, go big: Range-topper makes up half of new Porsche Panamera orders

The all-new second-generation 2017 Porsche Panamera sedan has arrived in Australia, the first two of a five-model line-up landing locally this week. The 324kW/550Nm 2.9-litre twin-turbo V6 Panamera 4S, and range-topping 404kW/770Nm 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 Panamera Turbo will be the first to grace showrooms...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R: track-ready terror teased in tasty-looking sketch
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R: track-ready terror teased in tasty-looking sketch

As if the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 wasn't tough enough, the US brand has just released a sketch of the race-only 2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R… and it looks good. Set to go racing in the US and around the world later this year, the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro GT4...


North America's 2018 Hyundai Accent teased
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North America's 2018 Hyundai Accent teased

An all-new 2018 Hyundai Accent will make its world premiere at next week's Canadian motor show in Toronto, the Korean car maker has confirmed today, but it won't be coming our way. Although Australia's current model first launched here in 2011 and will undoubtedly be due for replacement in the next 12 to 18 months, Hyundai Australia has confirmed we won't see this one...


Volvo XC40 launch confirmed for 2017, EV coming in 2019
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Volvo XC40 launch confirmed for 2017, EV coming in 2019

The new Volvo XC40 crossover will be launched this year, as will a replacement for the XC60. Henrik Green, Volvo's research and development boss, has confirmed to Autocar that the new XC40 crossover will make its debut this year. The XC40 will be the first model in the fourth-generation 40-Series range, and will also be the first Volvo to use the company's new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA)...


2018 Audi RS3 Sportback: Faster, lighter, more powerful
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2018 Audi RS3 Sportback: Faster, lighter, more powerful

Audi’s manic hot hatch, the RS3 Sportback, just got a whole lot more mental, with more power, more torque and a lighter, sleeker body. Due to be launched at next month’s Geneva motor show, Audi is claiming the refreshed RS3 Sportback 0-100km/h sprint time of just 4.2 seconds. That’s remarkable performance from its 2...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 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...


That sucks: Dodge Demon gets massive "Air Grabber" bonnet scoop
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That sucks: Dodge Demon gets massive "Air Grabber" bonnet scoop

The upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will boast what the car maker has declared the largest functional bonnet scoop ever cut into a production car's engine lid. To celebrate its enormity, the scoop even gets its own name and badge: Air Grabber. Not since "freezer" has an object's name and function been so perfectly aligned...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class spied

The Mercedes-Benz X-Class has been spied doing a spot of cold weather testing ahead of its anticipated debut later this year. The X-Class shares its platform with the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan, although it will have a wider track than both of those vehicles. Other unique features will include a five-link rear suspension, Mercedes-Benz engines, and a strengthened chassis...


2017 Audi S4 pricing and specs
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2017 Audi S4 pricing and specs

The 2017 Audi S4 sedan and Avant wagon have arrived in Australia, eight months after the global launch, bringing improvements to every area and a $6000 sharper price point than ever before – starting under $100,000 for the first time...


2017 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs: Updated engine and more kit
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2017 Isuzu D-Max pricing and specs: Updated engine and more kit

It may not look very different, but the 2017 Isuzu D-Max ute has seen some significant changes under the skin. The most significant chance is a re-worked version of the brand’s 3.0-litre turbo diesel truck engine, which is now Euro 5 compliant. It retains the same 130kW of power but now has 430Nm of torque (from 2000-2200rpm)...


2016.5 Isuzu MU-X pricing and specs: D-Max twin gets engine upgrade, more features
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2016.5 Isuzu MU-X pricing and specs: D-Max twin gets engine upgrade, more features

The 2016.5 Isuzu MU-X has arrived in Australia, and, yes, '2016.5' is an unusual model year designation. The updated model doesn’t gain the same cosmetic adjustments as the Isuzu D-Max ute, but it does get the brand’s newly developed 3.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine. In fact, Australia is the first in the world to get an MU-X with the new drivetrain...


2017 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner limited edition ute revealed
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2017 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner limited edition ute revealed

The updated 2017 Isuzu D-Max range may already have a staggering 23 variants available, but apparently there’s room for one more – the 2017 Isuzu D-Max X-Runner. This limited edition model is based on the 4x4 Isuzu D-Max model features the updated 3.0-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine with 130kW/430Nm, and it comes exclusively with the newly-developed Aisin six-speed automatic gearbox...


Toyota HiLux Tonka concept teased
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Toyota HiLux Tonka concept teased

Last year's locally-developed 86 Shooting Brake obviously gave Toyota Australia a taste for the fantastic, because the company's designers are now preparing to roll out another concept fit for the big kid in you...