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Torana to make a comeback?
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Torana to make a comeback?

The internet is abuzz with rumours (again) that the Torana is back on track for production. In a document leaked onto the web, the US United Auto Workers union (UAW) listed future General Motors production schedules. Included were Zeta-based products, and most intriguingly, global Alpha-based products...


Instant Carma
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Instant Carma

Carma is the result of four design students being let loose on a Porsche at the exclusive Institute of Superior Design in France. The project's aim was to produce a more slippery, aerodynamically effective Porsche by utilising existing aerodynamic fundamentals, basic physics, and some classic French verve to reduce the vehicle's overall drag co-efficient...


Exotic auction in Melbourne
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Exotic auction in Melbourne

Typically speaking car auctions conjure unpleasant thoughts of ex-rentals, thrashed company cars and white goods lease vehicles you wouldn't let your dog be seen in. Not all auctions are the same. This beautiful Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder is just one of the amazing exotics up for grabs at the upcoming Melbourne Summer Auction...


Toyota Celica coming back in 2009
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Toyota Celica coming back in 2009

Toyota has cautiously told the automotive world the Celica will make a European comeback in 2009. Markus Schrick, vice president of Toyota Deutschland was speaking to Automobilwoche about the possibility of speed restrictions on the autobahn before breaking the news. Mr Schrick said Toyota plans to introduce a replacement for the Celica sport coupe in Europe in 2009...


Volkswagen and  Porsche sitting in a tree...
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Volkswagen and Porsche sitting in a tree...

Now that Porsche is a significant shareholder in Volkswagen Group, the two companies have become the best of friends. Part of their new found friendship will include sharing technology, platforms and pretty much everything else as well. Although many expected Porsche to be rushing to VW for technology, it appears to be the other way around...


Pontiac wants VE Ute and Sportwagon
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Pontiac wants VE Ute and Sportwagon

General Motors has announced plans to expand its family of rear-wheel-drive vehicles for its subsidiary brand Pontiac. The Pontiac G8 range, better known as the VE Commodore, will go on sale beginning with the sedan (Commodore) and expand to include the VE Ute and Sportwagon...


Hyundai Genesis sedan spied
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Hyundai Genesis sedan spied

Hyundai employees have forgotten to cover up the company's latest model - the Genesis sedan - during road testing in South Korea. Lucky for us, there was someone around with a camera phone. Set for an official début on the 29th of December (Hyundai's 40th birthday), the Genesis will initially go on sale in Korea only, with the rest of the world getting their hands on the car mid-2008...


2008 Ford Fiesta Sedan revealed
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2008 Ford Fiesta Sedan revealed

Following the news yesterday of the Mazda2 sedan (or Demio in Japan) comes news of Ford's Verve sedan, known to us here as Fiesta. The Mondeo-esque sedan is destined at this stage for the Asian market and is unlikely to make an appearance here in Australia...


2008 Mazda2 Sedan revealed
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2008 Mazda2 Sedan revealed

The exquisite Mazda2 broke the mold when it proved a micro hatch could be both attractive and practical, achieving the impossible to be recognised as Car of the Year in Japan. Following its success, Mazda has released a preview of the Mazda2 sedan in anticipation for its official debut at the 2007 Guangzhou Motor Show in China this week...


Chrysler kills the PT Cruiser
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Chrysler kills the PT Cruiser

After Daimler sold nearly 80 percent stake in Chrysler to Cerberus Capital Management LP earlier this year, Chrysler has seen some major changes. The company has started by axing poor performing models. So far the Dodge Magnum, the Chrysler PT Cruiser convertible, Chrysler Pacifica and Chrysler Crossfire have already seen the end...


Mitsubishi releases 380 Platinum Edition
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Mitsubishi releases 380 Platinum Edition

Following our review earlier this month of the under rated 380 VRX comes news from Mitsubishi of the Series III Platinum Edition. Offering even more value over what is already an exceptionally well packaged family car, numbers are strictly limited to 1000 units...


Aussie muscle auction
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Aussie muscle auction

Okay, this is CarAdvice. Current cars, reviews, news, I know this. But like so many of our devotees, I too love Aussie Muscle and just thought I'd give our more nostalgic readers a very quick heads-up on an upcoming auction that may be of interest. The Shannons Melbourne Summer Auction will take place on Monday the 26th of November with five special vehicles from the golden age of Aussie muscle to go under the hammer...


Touareg bumps up the power
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Touareg bumps up the power

Volkswagen has announced a power upgrade for its Touareg 3.0 TDI. Despite no change in its price, the $74,990 diesel 4WD will be available early next year with  more power and torque. Up 11kW and 50Nm, the new motor now stands at a respectable 176kW and a stump pulling 550Nm, eclipsing its cousin, the Q7...


New Mazda2 wins Car of the Year
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New Mazda2 wins Car of the Year

Mazda have taken out top honours at this years Automotive Researchers’ and Journalists’ Conference of Japan (RJC), with the stylish Mazda2 named Car of the Year. Known as the Mazda Demio in Japan, the new Mazda2 beat a field that included the Honda Jazz not due in Australia until next year, and the just-launched Subaru Impreza...


Chrysler introduce HEMI Hybrid range
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Chrysler introduce HEMI Hybrid range

Chrysler and Dodge have introduced two new vehicles to their line up which continue the trend of shattering the hybrid car stereotype. First came the V8-Hybrid Lexus LS 600hL, and now the Chrysler Group have joined two of the most unlikely motoring technologies together to form the new Chrysler Aspen HEMI Hybrid and Dodge Durango HEMI Hybrid...