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2017 Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country on sale in Australia: Updated range from $36,500
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2017 Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country on sale in Australia: Updated range from $36,500

The lightly updated 2017 Volvo V40 range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a freshened look and lower prices for the Swedish brand’s small hatch. For the new model year, the 2017 V40 comes a step closer to the company's updated face, including the 'Thor's Hammer' LED daytime-running light signature already seen on the XC90 SUV and S90/V90 sedan and wagon twins...


Nissan Z crossover still seems likely
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Nissan Z crossover still seems likely

Nissan is not denying persistent rumours that the next iteration of the famed Z car — to replace the tired 370Z — will be a higher-riding crossover. When it whipped the covers from the slinky Gripz concept a little over one year ago, Nissan made its proposal quite clear...


2012-13 Ford Falcon FG II ute recalled over rear axle fix: 3000 vehicles affected
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2012-13 Ford Falcon FG II ute recalled over rear axle fix: 3000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 3492 of its FG II Falcon utes over concerns a faulty rear axle could cause the wheel and axle assemblies to separate. The Blue Oval reports that the rear axle housing weld may crack, resulting in an oil leak and potentially causing the partial or full separation of the wheel assembly from the axle assembly...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016

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...


Mark Webber announces retirement from racing
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Mark Webber announces retirement from racing

One of Australia’s most decorated international motorsport stars, Mark Webber, has announced his retirement from racing. Webber will hang up his helmet at the end of the 2016 season, signalling an end to a glittering career that started in his hometown of Queanbeyan in 1991...


2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo on sale in Australia from $28,990 - UPDATE
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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo on sale in Australia from $28,990 - UPDATE

Update - Hyundai's local arm has confirmed pricing for the optional 18-inch wheel package. See bottom of article for details. The sporty 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo has officially launched in Australia, starting at $28,990 plus on-road costs. Sitting atop the Elantra range, the SR Turbo borrows its turbocharged 1...


2017 Renault Megane on sale in Australia from $22,490
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2017 Renault Megane on sale in Australia from $22,490

The all-new 2017 Renault Megane has officially launched in Australia, taking on the likes of the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf. Replacing the ageing third-generation model that first debuted in 2008, the new Megane MkIV is offered with two turbocharged petrol engines. A 97kW/205Nm ‘TCe 130’ 1...


2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift to appear in November
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2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift to appear in November

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf will debut next month with a much anticipated styling and technology makeover, the company has confirmed this week. As recent spy photos of the revised Golf R wagon, as well as leaked renderings, have revealed, the update will include a mild facelift for the evergreen small car range...


Toyota and Suzuki to investigate green vehicle, safety, IT partnership
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Toyota and Suzuki to investigate green vehicle, safety, IT partnership

Yesterday, the heads of Toyota and Suzuki announced that the two car makers will begin investigating a new partnership focusing on safety, green cars and information technology. According to the two companies, the automotive industry is "changing drastically and rapidly in an unprecedented fashion"...


2017 Honda CR-V unveiled in the US
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2017 Honda CR-V unveiled in the US

The fifth-generation Honda CR-V has been unveiled in the US, ahead of its debut in Australia likely to be sometime next year. Stylistically, the new CR-V isn't as big or as bold a departure from the previous model as the generational change recently undertaken by the related Civic...


Deutsche Post DHL snubs Volkswagen by revealing its own electric delivery van
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Deutsche Post DHL snubs Volkswagen by revealing its own electric delivery van

German logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL has designed and produced its own electric delivery van. According to Reuters, the new vans will replace the company's conventional Volkswagen vans, as demand grows for e-commerce deliveries without adding pollution to Germany’s cities...


2017 Maserati Quattroporte pricing and specs: Tweaked looks and more kit for primo Italian sedan
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2017 Maserati Quattroporte pricing and specs: Tweaked looks and more kit for primo Italian sedan

The facelifted 2017 Maserati Quattroporte range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a new look, added equipment, and new technology to the sporty Italian limousine. Kicking off at $210,000 plus on-road costs for the entry-level Quattroporte Turbo Diesel and topping out at $349,990 plus ORCs for the flagship Quattroporte GTS GranLusso, the 2017 update now tops out nearly $20,000 higher than before, though the price of entry remains the same...


Jeep not a ‘cute, funny, luxury or pretentious’ brand: New CEO planning image makeover
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Jeep not a ‘cute, funny, luxury or pretentious’ brand: New CEO planning image makeover

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia is set to change the brand direction of Jeep locally as it seeks to go back to its brand roots and original values, ditching any association with being a funny or luxury brand...


Incoming new Alfa Romeos comparable to Maserati product, boss claims
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Incoming new Alfa Romeos comparable to Maserati product, boss claims

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia says the upcoming revolution of Alfa Romeo will see the brand compete head-to-head with the likes of BMW and Mercedes-Benz, with its future offerings more akin to Maserati than Alfa models of old...


2017 Abarth 124 Spider: Sharp launch pricing thanks to last-minute local finishing plans
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2017 Abarth 124 Spider: Sharp launch pricing thanks to last-minute local finishing plans

The all-new Abarth 124 Spider has gone on sale with a $43,500 drive-away price, but it took the timely application of some last-minute common sense for the Japanese-built Italian car to be positioned at such a sharp point. Originally, all Abarth 124 Spiders were destined to leave the Mazda factory in Hiroshima, Japan (the 124 is based on the Mazda MX-5) and head to Turin, Italy for final tuning and modifications, before then being sent all the way back to Australia...