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Nissan Australia planning for next-gen Leaf
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Nissan Australia planning for next-gen Leaf

Nissan is biding its time before launching a renewed assault on Australia's fledgling electric car market, with the next-generation 2018 Leaf green-lit for a local launch. The second iteration of Nissan's pioneering EV is expected to premiere in 2017, with the drip-feed of information likely to start trickling out of Japan around April...


Volkswagen Varok concept: HSV-inspired ute created by French duo
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Volkswagen Varok concept: HSV-inspired ute created by French duo

As far as school design projects go, this one is right up there. A pair of French students have created the Volkswagen Varok concept, a crossover-styled ute that was directly inspired by the Australian-made HSV Maloo. While it isn't an official concept from the German automotive giant, the project was undertaken by Valentin Fuchs and Pierre Joveneaux during their internships with the company...


2017 Kia Picanto spied
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2017 Kia Picanto spied

Images of the upcoming 2017 Kia Picanto have surfaced online, including shots of the new micro car's interior. Published on Korean website motorgraph the images show two heavily-disguised prototypes, but they do give an indication of the new Picanto's size and shape - especially when compared to the current-generation...


Look out, Latvia's Dartz has a new SUV: Whales of the world would be crossing their legs, if they could
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Look out, Latvia's Dartz has a new SUV: Whales of the world would be crossing their legs, if they could

From the Latvian coach builder Dartz, who famously offered whale penis leather trim on their 2009 Prombron Monaco, comes a new model, promising to put the O.G. back into Oligarch. The Dartz PRVY 'Black Alligator' is based on the Mercedes-AMG GLS63, although the exterior renderings show headlamps that look borrowed from a Jeep Grand Cherokee...


European Commission wants autonomous safety technology to be mandatory - report
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European Commission wants autonomous safety technology to be mandatory - report

The European Commission is reportedly considering making up to 19 safety technologies standard on all new cars sold across the European Union. According to Autocar, the Commission wants to cut the number of deaths on European roads to 15,000 per year by 2020. In 2015, 26,120 people died in Europe due to motoring accidents...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan to join next-generation range in 2018 - report
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan to join next-generation range in 2018 - report

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class range will reportedly include a formal sedan in addition to a redesigned hatchback. Sources have told Autocar that Mercedes-Benz is planning to expand the number of body styles built off the next-generation front- and all-wheel drive MFA platform...


Where did you film that?: CarAdvice video shoot location details
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Where did you film that? CarAdvice video shoot location details

One of the most frequent questions we get asked about our car review, comparison and feature videos is where we film them. YouTube user cjdacka asks: Q: I wish CarAdvice wrote where they drove in their reviews. I'd like to check out some of these country roads. A: Our video production teams are based in Sydney and Melbourne, but regularly travel to Brisbane as in the case of the Ferrari 488 video...


Caterham refreshes Seven range pricing for Australia
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Caterham refreshes Seven range pricing for Australia

The change to currency exchange rates following the Brexit announcement has enabled Caterham Australia to revise pricing of the ultra-light sports car range for 2017 to make the enthusiast sports car more affordable. Prices now start from $64,000 (plus options and on road costs) for the entry level Caterham Seven 275...


Best of the CarAdvice podcast: Part 1
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Best of the CarAdvice podcast: Part 1

Over the last 34 episodes, we've enjoyed talking all things cars, to you. Listen to part 1 of just some of the best car reviews, reader comments and interviews of 2016. Part 2 is coming soon! Subscribe to the CarAdvice podcast: iTunes | Pocket Casts (Android, iOS, web) | Omny | Stitcher You can also view a detailed list and description of episodes at caradvice...


Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione officially detailed with F12 TdF heart
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Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione officially detailed with F12 TdF heart

Ferrari has released details of its F12-based bespoke SP275 RW Competizione this week, after it was revealed at an event at Daytona earlier this month. The bright yellow supercar was created by a cashed-up buyer and Ferrari's Special Program division, and is based on the already manic F12. Under the bonnet is the uprated version of the 6...


Volkswagen ID Kombi concept bound for Detroit
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Volkswagen ID Kombi concept bound for Detroit

A new Volkswagen ID concept will make its debut at the Detroit motor show in January, and this one will be yet another modern take on the iconic Kombi. The automaker has released three teaser images for its forthcoming Detroit concept car, which will be a follow up to the ID Concept unveiled at the Paris motor show this year...


Honda and Google's Waymo in discussions for self-driving tech
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Honda and Google's Waymo in discussions for self-driving tech

Honda has confirmed it is in discussions with Google parent Alphabet Inc for self-driving technology developed by its recently re-branded Waymo company. The news that Google's autonomous vehicle team would be spun off into the new Waymo brand came earlier this month, just one week before the company revealed a self-driving Chrysler Pacifica developed in partnership with the American/Italian car maker...


The oldest 'new' cars on sale today
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The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...


CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped-up for Christmas
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CarAdvice News Desk: All wrapped-up for Christmas

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. Not this time, though...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R revealed with new looks, more power
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R revealed with new looks, more power

The updated 2017 Volkswagen Golf '7.5' range has been joined this week by the anticipated 2017 Golf R flagship models, not revealed with the wider range in November. As expected, the R hatches (which still includes a three-door option in Europe) and wagon pick up the same styling tweaks gifted to the rest of the line-up, including new bumpers and updated LED lighting at both ends...