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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...


2017 BMW 1 Series sedan revealed
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2017 BMW 1 Series sedan revealed

The highly-anticipated 2017 BMW 1 Series sedan has been revealed today, entering the German car maker's range as a clear rival to Audi's A3 sedan and the Mercedes-Benz CLA. The 1 Series sedan has been spied a number of times over the past two years, and last year's 'Concept Compact Sedan' show car - revealed at the Auto Guangzhou event in China - offered the first clear look at what was to come...


Jeep Wrangler Salute concept: brand celebrates Willys MB's 75th birthday
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Jeep Wrangler Salute concept: brand celebrates Willys MB's 75th birthday

The one-off Jeep Wrangler Salute concept celebrates the 75th birthday of the Willys MB, which went into production in 1941. The Salute concept is based on the entry-level two-door Wrangler. Unlike the production car, the Salute concept misses out on doors, B-pillars and a roof frame...


Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss
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Focus RS drift mode: 'no negative feedback', says Ford Performance global boss

Recent media hype about 'drift mode' in the Ford Focus RS — a feature that assists the driver in performing a perfectly-crafted drift — has led Ford Australia to defend its position on enabling the feature on Australian-delivered vehicles...


Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode
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Thank you Ford, for Focus RS Drift Mode

If you ever needed any more evidence that Australia is descending into a nanny state, just look at the coverage media outlets and social commenters are imposing on us this week. It all centres around the new Ford Focus RS. Along with being one of the safest hatches in the world (it comes with a raft of airbags and stability control, amongst other safety features), the Focus RS is built as a car capable of being used on the road and on the race track...


2017 Hyundai Accent possibly spied in China
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2017 Hyundai Accent possibly spied in China

Images of what might be the next-generation Hyundai Accent surfaced online overnight. These photos were sent to and published by Autohome.com.cn, and show a production ready version of the new Hyundai Verna sedan, as the Accent is badged in China. The new Verna/Accent features more mature styling than the model currently in showrooms...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 12: Focus RS drift mode condemned, Pokémon Go, Mazda3 revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 12 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric is joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


Jaguar F-Pace to be brand’s best-selling model
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Jaguar F-Pace to be brand’s best-selling model

The newly released Jaguar F-Pace SUV is expected to become the best-selling model in the British brand's portfolio, as it seeks to capture a slice of the ever-growing SUV segment. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the F-Pace in Byron Bay last week, Jaguar Land Rover Australia CEO, Matt Wiesner, said the SUV will bring an entirely new audience to the brand...


The number plate cover that gives you eyes in the back of your head
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The number plate cover that gives you eyes in the back of your head

A team of former Apple engineers and designers have created the Pearl RearVision - turning your number plate frame and smartphone into a rear-view camera system. For now, however, it's available only in the United States. Pearl’s first product is a wireless camera system that links to your smartphone, bringing older cars up-to-date with high-definition rear vision, along with audible and visual alerts when an obstacle is in your path...


F-Pace unlikely to be the only Jaguar SUV
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F-Pace unlikely to be the only Jaguar SUV

The recently launched Jaguar F-Pace is unlikely to be the only SUV from the British brand, as it seeks to further grow its global market share. The first-ever SUV from Jaguar is also expected to be its best-selling model, meeting global and local demand for such vehicles that is likely to soon outstrip standard passenger cars...


Jaguar Land Rover denies plans to resurrect original Defender
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Jaguar Land Rover denies plans to resurrect original Defender

Jaguar Land Rover has categorically denied that it is planning to, or will allow a third party to, resume production of the Land Rover Defender, which went out of production in January. A report in The Sunday Times claimed that Jim Ratcliffe, a British billionaire who built his fortune in the chemical industry, was hoping to revive production of the storied off-roader...


Nissan Australia launches N-Sport specials: X-Trail, Navara, Juke load up with styling kit
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Nissan Australia launches N-Sport specials: X-Trail, Navara, Juke load up with styling kit

Nissan has launched a new N-Sport Special Edition range for its three most popular models - the Navara, X-Trail and Juke. The company says its N-Sport specials feature a number of locally- and factory-fitted accessories developed with “adventure and style in mind”...


Hyundai Ioniq to take on Toyota for Uber partnership in Europe
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Hyundai Ioniq to take on Toyota for Uber partnership in Europe

Hyundai is looking to entice Uber drivers to its Ioniq electric vehicle (EV) in an effort to take over Toyota’s hold on the ride-sharing service. In May, Toyota announced a partnership with the ride-sharing monolith, establishing a special fleet program to sell Toyota and Lexus vehicles to Uber drivers...