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BMW i5 patent renderings point to new electric family car
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BMW i5 patent renderings point to new electric family car

Patent images, which seem to be of the upcoming BMW i5, have been discovered and published online. These renderings were found and originally published by AutoGuide. According to the website, these images come from a Japanese patent filing that was submitted by BMW in April, but were only recently made available publicly...


Tickford Ranger ute marks return of familiar tuning badge for Australia
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Tickford Ranger ute marks return of familiar tuning badge for Australia

The Tickford name has returned to Australia with the launch of a personalised Ranger offering styling enhancements and performance upgrades. The Tickford name has been absent locally since 2001, when the brand featured tuned versions of the Falcon. Fast forward to today and Tickford has been relaunched by Prodrive Racing (Australia), and will begin enhancements on both the Ford Ranger and Mustang...


Nismo Australia rollout finally on track, 370Z to follow in GT-R's tracks
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Nismo Australia rollout finally on track, 370Z to follow in GT-R's tracks

Nissan Australia is finally ready to roll out its performance-honed Nismo sub-brand locally, after a few years of talk but not much in the way of publicly visible action. As we reported yesterday, first off the mark will be the Nissan GT-R Nismo supercar, a $299,000 monster with GT3 racing turbos, carbon-fibre construction elements and a 0-100km/h sprint time of around 2...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43, GLE43 pricing and initial details revealed
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43, GLE43 pricing and initial details revealed

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 and GLE43 lines have been announced this week, adding four new models to the company’s growing performance range. The GLC43 and GLC 43 Coupe now sit atop their respective ranges, priced from $101,400 for the wagon and $108,900 for the coupe...


BMW EV range to include electric 3 Series, X3, X4, Mini models - reports
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BMW EV range to include electric 3 Series, X3, X4, Mini models - reports

The BMW X3, X4, 3 Series, and Mini hatch, will be among the company's mainstream vehicles to gain pure-electric drivetrains from 2019. Harald Krueger, BMW's CEO, has told Bloomberg the company will begin offering EV variants in its mainstream vehicle lines beginning in 2019 with an electric Mini hatchback...


2017 Suzuki Ignis confirmed for Australia, launching first quarter next year
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2017 Suzuki Ignis confirmed for Australia, launching first quarter next year

Suzuki Australia has at last confirmed it will introduce the funky Ignis SUV in early 2017. First revealed at last-year’s Tokyo motor show, the little Ignis has been under a cloud of doubt for Australia until this week. The company hopes to build on the 4...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hits the Nurburgring - UPDATE
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hits the Nurburgring - UPDATE

Update - Photographers have spied a similar A-Class prototype, however subtle differences point to a hotter AMG variant. See bottom of article for details. Spy photographers have snapped the next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class during performance testing at the famed Nurburgring race track in Germany...


Victorian government shoots down Melbourne congestion charge proposal
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Victorian government shoots down Melbourne congestion charge proposal

The Victorian government has rejected any potential for charging motorists a 'congestion' fee when driving into Melbourne's inner suburbs and CBD, as proposed this week by independent advisory body Infrastructure Victoria...


Nissan GT-R Nismo: Australian launch confirmed, priced at $299,000
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Nissan GT-R Nismo: Australian launch confirmed, priced at $299,000

The vicious Nissan GT-R Nismo supercar will hit Australian showrooms in February 2017, the company’s local arm has confirmed. The amped-up 2017 Godzilla flagship will hit showrooms priced at $299,000 plus on-road costs, $72,000 more than the GT-R Track Edition and $110,000 more than the ‘regular’ MY17 GT-R Premium...


The 2016 Paris motor show breakdown: Unveilings, interviews, videos and galleries
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The 2016 Paris motor show breakdown: Unveilings, interviews, videos and galleries

That's it, another big motor show wrapped up - well, the press days, at least. If you happen to be heading for the city of love, you've got until October 16 to drop in and get a look at the best the 2016 Paris motor show has to offer. CarAdvice was represented on the floor by Alborz Fallah, James Ward, Paul Maric, Matt Campbell, Mike Costello and Rob Margeit...


BMW Connected update adds Android compatibility, coming to Australia soon
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BMW Connected update adds Android compatibility, coming to Australia soon

The BMW Connected personal mobility companion smartphone application has been updated and showcased during the Paris motor show, bringing compatibility with Android devices, and will be rolling out in markets including Australia very soon...


Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 fuel-cell prototype to be assessed by US Army
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Chevrolet Colorado ZH2 fuel-cell prototype to be assessed by US Army

The Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, which was unveiled overnight at a meeting of the Association of the United States Army, is part engineering prototype, part aggressively styled concept car. Developed in collaboration with the US Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC), the Colorado ZH2, is based on the North American Chevrolet Colorado ute...


Hyundai i30 N to be produced in Czech Republic, production capacity to grow 10 per cent
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Hyundai i30 N to be produced in Czech Republic, production capacity to grow 10 per cent

Hyundai's first N Performance model, the i30 N, will be produced at its Czech Republic plant, which will increase production capacity to cater for the extra demand. Speaking exclusively with CarAdvice, Petr Vanek, public relations director for Hyundai motor manufacturing Czech, told CarAdvice that plant production will increase by 10 per cent in line with the new model coming online...


Renault Australia aiming to triple sales, looking to growth in passenger market
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Renault Australia aiming to triple sales, looking to growth in passenger market

Renault is aiming to triple its sales volumes in Australia, with the company’s Asia-Pacific boss, Gilles Normand, telling CarAdvice he would like to see the Australian market reflect the brand’s global share of new cars sales. Currently, Renault Australia enjoys a market share of around 1.0 per cent. Normand is targeting an ambitious 3...


Hyundai completes development on eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with N Performance potential
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Hyundai completes development on eight-speed dual-clutch transmission with N Performance potential

Hyundai has finished development work on an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission that it says works in front-wheel drive applications and could feature within the brand's N Performance range. Speaking at the Paris motor show, Hyundai's head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann, told Australian media that development work has finished on the brand's first eight-speed dual-clutch gearbox...