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Honda unveils 3D-printed cookie delivery van in Japan
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Honda unveils 3D-printed cookie delivery van in Japan

Honda unveiled a 3D printed electric urban delivery van at the CEATEC electronics trade show last week. Developed by Kabuku, a 3D printing company, for the Toshimaya, a cookie shop based in the city of Kamakura, where the narrow winding streets prove to be a real challenge for company's home delivery vans...


2018 Volvo XC60 to hit Australia late next year: All-new medium SUV on the way
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2018 Volvo XC60 to hit Australia late next year: All-new medium SUV on the way

The much anticipated next-generation 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV is expected to arrive on local shores late next year, the company's Australian arm has confirmed with CarAdvice. The XC60 badge hit local showrooms in 2009, after first appearing as a concept in 2007. Its global debut occurred at the 2008 Geneva motor show, and Australian buyers got their first up-close look during the Sydney motor show (RIP) later that year...


Renault Australia putting French stigmas to bed
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Renault Australia putting French stigmas to bed

The stigma that French cars are expensive to own and run is dead and buried, says Renault Australia, which now offers superior aftersales care to many better-known Japanese brands. Since 2010, Renault Australia has spent millions of dollars upgrading its dealer network, and pouring money from its steadily increasing sales (up six-fold since 2010, peaking at 11,500 units last year) into the back end of its business...


2017 BMW 5 Series surfaces online in leaked images
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2017 BMW 5 Series surfaces online in leaked images

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been given an unscheduled debut today, just hours out from its official world premiere tomorrow morning. Full details on the big new sedan are still to come, although BMW has handed down no shortage of clues and preliminary details in recent weeks...


Tesla Model X 60D dropped globally, entry price climbs $13,000
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Tesla Model X 60D dropped globally, entry price climbs $13,000

The entry-level Tesla Model X 60D has been dropped only months after the all-electric SUV went on sale locally, significantly raising the entry price. When the Australian-market configurator went live at the end of August, the Model X 60D was priced at $111,900 plus on-road costs...


Ford Mustang production halted as US slows
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Ford Mustang production halted as US slows

Ford Mustang sales are still booming in Australia, but the Pony Car has come off the boil in its US home market, prompting a temporary halt of the factory in Michigan. Production at the Flat Rock line is to be idled for one week, and will resume on October 17, according to US industry site Automotive News...


Melbourne's most infuriating 'Redspot' congestion points ranked
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Melbourne's most infuriating 'Redspot' congestion points ranked

The 10 points in Melbourne's roads network most likely to have motorists seeing red have been ranked this week, with the release of the latest RACV Redspot survey. No surprise for locals, Melbourne’s north-east hosts a massive six of the top ten ‘Redspots,’ located in the corridor from Clifton Hill to Greensborough and Templestowe...


BMW Motorrad's Vision Next 100 is a self-balancing, augmented-reality motorbike
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BMW Motorrad's Vision Next 100 is a self-balancing, augmented-reality motorbike

The BMW Motorrad Vision Next 100 motorcycle, revealed today, is the fourth vehicle in a series of concepts designed to celebrate the company's centenary. Said to be inspired by the company's first motorcycle, the R32, the shape of the Vision Next 100's frame is said to provide as much protection from wind and rain as a regular full-size fairing...


Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs
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Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs

The chairman of the Volkswagen Group has denied the company is planning to sell off some of its brands to help pay for costs related to the Dieselgate emissions cheating saga. According to Reuters, Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of Volkswagen's supervisory board, has told Boersen-Zeitung that the company is "not thinking of selling parts of our brands"...


2017 Kia Rondo pricing and specs: Refreshed MPV gets sharpened pricing, streamlined range
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2017 Kia Rondo pricing and specs: Refreshed MPV gets sharpened pricing, streamlined range

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Kia Rondo range have been revealed, bringing a simplified line-up and lightly revised look to the small MPV. For the new model year, the Rondo Platinum variant has been deleted, bringing the number of grades to two. Both variants are powered exclusively by a 122kW/213Nm 2...


2017 BMW 5 Series to be unveiled this week, interior revealed in video
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2017 BMW 5 Series to be unveiled this week, interior revealed in video

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series will be revealed on October 13, the company has confirmed. On its Twitter page, BMW has posted a series of teaser videos for the upcoming luxury sedan, dubbed “#5reasonsforsuccess”, each showcasing features or traits of the new car...


2018 Opel Corsa sedan spied
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2018 Opel Corsa sedan spied

The next-generation Opel Corsa sedan has been spied just days after the first pictures of the next-generation hatch arrived in our inbox. Like the earlier hatch prototype, it's hard to make out too many of the final car's styling details due to the extensive camouflage and numerous false body panels...


Audi, Volkswagen recall 280,000 vehicles in US for fuel leaks: Australian impact unclear
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Audi, Volkswagen recall 280,000 vehicles in US for fuel leaks: Australian impact unclear

Three Volkswagen Group notices in the US have seen more than 280,000 vehicles recalled for fuel leaks. Models affected include the Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3, A6, A7, Q5 and Q7. Largest of the three notices is one concerning 143,214 examples of the Audi Q5 and Q7 SUVs, produced from 2009 to 2012 and 2007 to 20012 respectively...


2018 Ford Edge Australian pricing and details revealed
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2018 Ford Edge Australian pricing and details revealed

CarAdvice can exclusively reveal that the 2018 Ford Edge will go on sale in Australia from 2018 with a starting price of $49,990, featuring seven seats, a single diesel engine offering and a range-topping Titanium Plus model with a $75,000 asking price. Four model range (Trend, Sport, Titanium, Titanium Plus) Priced from $49,990 to $75,000 Single 2...


2017 Volvo S90 launched in Australia from $79,900
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2017 Volvo S90 launched in Australia from $79,900

The 2017 Volvo S90 range has officially launched Down Under, giving the Swedish marque a rival to the German duo of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and BMW 5 Series. Starting at $79,900 plus on-road costs for the entry-level T5 Momentum and topping out at $98,900 plus on-road costs for the flagship T6 Inscription all-wheel drive variant, the S90 undercuts the recently-launched E-Class range by a margin between $10,000 and $40,000 depending on the variant...