Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
FOLLOW US
2017 BMW M550i xDrive: M5-beater detailed, but don't get your hopes up
15
Comments

2017 BMW M550i xDrive: M5-beater detailed, but don't get your hopes up

BMW has handed down fresh details of its new M550i xDrive, the flagship (for now) of the new G30 5 Series range, ahead of its European launch in March next year. That flagship status won't apply to Australia, however, with the M550i xDrive confirmed as yet another all-wheel-drive BMW sedan that won't be offered in right-hook form...


Hands-free phone use as distracting as hand-held - study
41
Comments

Hands-free phone use as distracting as hand-held - study

A new study by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has found that using a hands-free mobile phone system is just as distracting as using the device in your hand, when behind the wheel. QUT's Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q) recently measured the effects of mobile phone use on driver safety including reaction time and driving performance, using its own in-house driving simulator...


Gifts of Christmas Past: The classic presents we'll never forget
21
Comments

Gifts of Christmas Past: The classic presents we'll never forget

With the year drawing to a close and the excitement and anticipation building ahead of Christmas, we found ourselves getting a bit nostalgic and reminiscing about the best presents we at CarAdvice ever received. Of course, and no surprise, they're all car-related! We thought we'd invite you to take a trip down memory lane with us, so here are some of our favourites...


2017 BMW 6 Series updates revealed, Australian timing to be confirmed
4
Comments

2017 BMW 6 Series updates revealed, Australian timing to be confirmed

The BMW 6 Series has seen the addition of numerous new equipment and trim options for 2017 for both the exterior and interior, revealed this week initially for the European market. Available across all three versions of the Bavarian grand tourer - coupe, convertible and four-door Gran Coupe - BMW says the new options help to "showcase the sporting character" of the 6 Series range...


Melbourne's Eastlink preparing tech upgrades for autonomous driving by 2018, tests planned
6
Comments

Melbourne's Eastlink preparing tech upgrades for autonomous driving by 2018, tests planned

A trial of autonomous driving technology will be carried out on Melbourne's tolled Eastlink motorway from the second half of 2017, the Victorian state government has confirmed. The news follows confirmation just days ago that Victoria's Andrews Labor Government would also carry out autonomous technology tests on the Monash-Citylink-Tullamarine corridor...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace leaked in overseas press
27
Comments

2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace leaked in overseas press

Images of the upcoming 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, or Tiguan L in markets like China, have been leaked online ahead of the SUV's debut at the Detroit motor show next month. After being teased in sketches last week, these images published on autonocion.com, the images show the Chinese version, badged Tiguan L, with a longer wheelbase - which has been stretched by 110mm - and rear doors...


2017 Suzuki Swift design and details revealed via leaked Japanese brochure
12
Comments

2017 Suzuki Swift design and details revealed via leaked Japanese brochure

Details about the next-generation Suzuki Swift have been leaked online thanks to a Japanese brochure that's escaped into the wild. The brochure you see here was posted by user ganbaremmc on their LiveDoor blog. Although the resolution and quality of these photos aren't the best, we can make out basic details about the Japanese Swift range...


2017 Mazda CX-5 and CX-3 sport their Custom Style in Tokyo
37
Comments

2017 Mazda CX-5 and CX-3 sport their Custom Style in Tokyo

The soon-to-be released 2017 Mazda CX-5  and strong-selling Mazda CX-3 have been given light sporty makeovers for next month's Tokyo Auto Salon. Following the pair of MX-5 concepts revealed this week, the two SUVs have been given the 'Custom Style' treatment, which adds a subtle body kit and larger alloy wheels to give a sporty and premium look...


2014-2016 Lexus NX200t and NX300h recalled for brake hold fix
3
Comments

2014-2016 Lexus NX200t and NX300h recalled for brake hold fix

Lexus has issued a recall for 6856 of its 2014 to 2016 NX200t and NX300h SUVs over concerns the brake hold function may not operate as intended. According to the Japanese marque, the parking brake in affected vehicles may not automatically apply in certain situations - like when the driver's seat belt is unfastened - due to improper programming - which could cause the vehicle to roll unexpectedly, posing an accident hazard...


2017 Suzuki Ignis: Initial Australian pricing revealed in online competition
60
Comments

2017 Suzuki Ignis: Initial Australian pricing revealed in online competition

Initial pricing for the 2017 Suzuki Ignis has been revealed in the terms and conditions of a competition designed to help promote the new model. Suzuki is currently holding an online competition where entrants can win an Ignis specified to their liking, which, according to the terms and conditions, is valued $21,750 including on-road costs...


2014 Ssangyong Stavic recalled for front shock absorber fix
14
Comments

2014 Ssangyong Stavic recalled for front shock absorber fix

The 2014 Ssangyong Stavic has been recalled by local distributor Ateco Automotive, over concerns 113 vehicles could be fitted with faulty front shock absorbers. According to the notice issued this week, affected vehicles could have shock absorbers that become damaged if driven in specific "extreme" conditions for extended periods of time...


2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch
46
Comments

2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch

More Australia details for the 2017 Toyota C-HR range have been revealed ahead of the little SUV's launch in the first quarter of next year, thanks to a brochure on the company's Australian website. A two-tier range will be offered in Australia, and it seems both will be highly specified and offer several exterior personalisation options...


Mazda reveals two MX-5 specials for Tokyo Auto Salon
12
Comments

Mazda reveals two MX-5 specials for Tokyo Auto Salon

Another pair of special Mazda MX-5 show cars have been revealed ahead of their debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January. First of the two roadsters is the MX-5 RF Custom Style (above), which appears to be based on the MX-5 RF RS that is already on sale in Japan...


2017 Lamborghini Aventador S revealed, Australian pricing confirmed: Facelifted hero gets more power, four-wheel steering
32
Comments

2017 Lamborghini Aventador S revealed, Australian pricing confirmed: Facelifted hero gets more power, four-wheel steering

The updated Lamborghini Aventador S has been unveiled, and it sports the first four-wheel steering system for a series production vehicle from the house of the rampaging bull. The new model replaces the current LP700-4 as the core offering in the Aventador line. Behind the driver and passenger is the company's naturally aspirated dry-sump 6...


Self-driving Chrysler Pacifica revealed by Google's Waymo and FCA
15
Comments

Self-driving Chrysler Pacifica revealed by Google's Waymo and FCA

The autonomous Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid developed by Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has been revealed. These first images of the new autonomous Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, released overnight, come just over seven months after Google and FCA announced that they would team up to develop a fleet of 100 self-driving vehicles for the search giant's on-going research and development...