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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on sale in Australia
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe on sale in Australia

The all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class coupe is now on sale in Australia, joining the sedan and wagon variants that landed locally in 2014. The new 2016 C-Class coupe was first revealed in August last year, with the hero Mercedes-AMG C63 model debuting a week later. The months since have also seen the new C-Class Cabriolet revealed, making its first appearance at the Geneva motor show earlier this year...


Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports
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Fiat Chrysler and Google close to deal on autonomous car technology - reports

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) and Google are reportedly very close to signing a deal related to self-driving car technology. Sources have told both Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal that FCA and Google are in the late stage of negotiations, with the technology giant responsible for the supply of autonomous vehicle technology, while the Italian-American car maker will provide the automotive platform and manufacturing capability...


Volkswagen reveals more efficient new 1.5 TSI engine
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Volkswagen reveals more efficient new 1.5 TSI engine

Volkswagen AG has unveiled the first of its more efficient new-generation EA211 turbo-petrol engines, a 1.5-litre TSI that will replace the 1.4 TSI used in models such as the Golf, Skoda Octavia and Audi A3. Revealed overnight at the annual Vienna Motor Symposium, this new unit trickle into a range of VW products from the end of 2016...


Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival on this weekend
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Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival on this weekend

The first right-hand-drive Porsche models built in 1951 will be on show together at the Porsche Rennsport Australia Motor Racing Festival at Sydney Motorsport Park this weekend. The early ‘split-screen’ 356 models – a Maroon Coupe (Chassis No. 10770) and a Fish Silver Grey Cabriolet (Chassis No. 10110) were also the first two Porsches to arrive in Australia almost 65 years ago...


Dodge Journey will soldier on until at least 2018 - report
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Dodge Journey will soldier on until at least 2018 - report

The current-generation Dodge Journey will reportedly soldier on for a few more years at least. A source within Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has told Automotive News that the Journey will keep its JC platform code at least until the US 2018 model year, production of which is slated to begin at the end of July 2017...


You can have my fog lights when you pry my cold dead fingers off the button
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You can have my fog lights when you pry my cold dead fingers off the button

Confession time. I occasionally drive along with my fog lights on, rain hail or shine… and I love it. There’s no accidental knock of the switch or a ‘what does this button do’ moment (looking at your rear foggy, Hyundai Excel owners…). It is always a measured, intentional action. I know it's frowned upon. I know it is (for the most part) illegal...


Porsche trademarks ‘960’ name, supercar rumours grow - report
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Porsche trademarks ‘960’ name, supercar rumours grow - report

Rumours that a new Porsche supercar is on the way are beginning to gain traction after the German car maker recently secured the trademark ‘960’. According to Car Magazine, the company was granted the trademark last September, implying that those rumours could soon be a reality...


Lamborghini looking to Huracan LP580-2 for sales growth before Urus launch
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Lamborghini looking to Huracan LP580-2 for sales growth before Urus launch

Italian supercar marque Lamborghini is hoping its latest creation, the Huracan LP580-2, will attract a new breed of customer to the raging bull badge. Andrea Baldi, General Manager Lamborghini Asia Pacific told CarAdvice he expects the new entry-level Huracan variant to create more demand for the brand, including customers who haven’t previously owned a Lamborghini...


Honda and Hitachi unveil breathalyser small enough for a smart key
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Honda and Hitachi unveil breathalyser small enough for a smart key

Earlier this month Honda and Hitachi demonstrated a new, small, tamper-proof breathalyser that can be incorporated into future smart keys. The prototype device features a sensor that's only around five square millimetres in size. This small detector can not only determine ethanol concentrations as little as 0...


Volvo ‘Drive Me London’ trial puts regular drivers in driverless cars
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Volvo ‘Drive Me London’ trial puts regular drivers in driverless cars

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has announced a new autonomous driving trial in the UK, called ‘Drive Me London’. Touted by the company as the UK’s “largest and most ambitious autonomous driving trial”, it's hoped that the Drive Me London program will help to speed up the introduction of driverless technology...


Honda unveils 'revolutionary' Cell Production assembly line system
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Honda unveils 'revolutionary' Cell Production assembly line system

Japanese car maker Honda has unveiled its new mass-production system this week, designed around what it calls a "flowing cell" layout. Dubbed the Assembly Revolution Cell (ARC) line, the system is said to improve production efficiency, and has already been installed in Honda’s brand-new Prachinburi plant in Thailand...


Jaguar design boss: reports of wagon death greatly exaggerated
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Jaguar design boss: reports of wagon death greatly exaggerated

Jaguar’s design director, Ian Callum, has declared via social media this week that he was misquoted in a recent article that claimed he had ruled out the manufacturer launching any new wagon models. Contrary to a report in industry journal Automotive News - which suggested that the ongoing boom in SUV sales had moved Jaguar to rule out new wagons - Callum said in a tweet that he had only confirmed there wouldn’t be an XE-based wagon...


2017 Hyundai Elantra SR unveiled in South Korea - UPDATED
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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR unveiled in South Korea - UPDATED

UPDATED (26/7/2016): The images in this article are new, higher resolution versions sourced from the US market Elantra Sport. Overnight, the Hyundai Avante Sport was launched in South Korea. The heated up sedan will serve as the basis of the Hyundai Elantra SR, which will go on sale locally from August or September 2016...


Pirelli P Zero and Dragon Sport Review: Pushing new tyres to the limit at the Shanghai F1 Circuit
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Pirelli P Zero and Dragon Sport Review: Pushing new tyres to the limit at the Shanghai F1 Circuit

If I told you that it was genuinely hard work to test a new tyre with a bunch of supercars at a world famous Formula 1 circuit, you probably wouldn't believe me. Well, it's true. It is actually hard work. With these types of events, there's no reference tyre available, nor is there a method of quantifying tyre performance...


2016 Isuzu D-Max AT35 unveiled: ready to tackle the Arctic, but not Australia
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2016 Isuzu D-Max AT35 unveiled: ready to tackle the Arctic, but not Australia

Arctic Trucks and Isuzu's UK arm have teamed up to create the Isuzu D-Max AT35, a ute that's been toughened up for some serious off-road work. The AT35 rides on 17-inch alloy wheels fitted with huge 35-inch 315/70 Nokian Rotiiva AT off-road tyres. The suspension setup has been thoroughly reworked and includes high performance Fox shock absorbers...