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Nissan Navara EnGuard rescue concept bows in Hanover
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Nissan Navara EnGuard rescue concept bows in Hanover

Nissan has offered a look at what could easily be considered a rival to the tough-looking Ranger Wildtrak, unveiling its new Navara EnGuard concept. Revealed at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, Germany, the Navara EnGuard was conceived as a rescue vehicle for "harsh and extreme environments"...


Audi all-electric SUV in Australia by 2020, entire line-up to get electrified
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Audi all-electric SUV in Australia by 2020, entire line-up to get electrified

Audi is looking to introduce several electrified models in Australia by the end of the decade, including a fully-electric vehicle (EV) likely to be released around 2019. Speaking to CarAdvice at the preview of the all-new Q2 SUV in Sydney, Anna Burgdorf, general manager for corporate communications at Audi Australia, confirmed the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Q7 e-tron will arrive locally within the next year, while an EV model is expected before the end of the decade...


MotorWorld Sydney tickets on sale now, ahead of December opening
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MotorWorld Sydney tickets on sale now, ahead of December opening

Tickets for Australia’s newest motoring festival, MotorWorld Sydney, have gone on sale today following an official media launch for the event on Monday. MotorWorld Sydney was officially announced back in February. Promising to deliver “Australia’s biggest drive experience”, the event is aimed at connecting car buyers, enthusiasts and industry members with everything car related...


Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute
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Volkswagen Australia chief not fazed by incoming Mercedes-Benz ute

The Volkswagen Amarok has forged a position in the market as one of the premium utility vehicles, a bit of a foreman’s truck rather than a rough-and-tumble work vehicle. And with competition soon to come in the form of the new Mercedes-Benz utility – which will be based on the same underpinnings as the Nissan Navara and Renault Alaskan through a collaboration between those three makers – there’s an expectation that VW won’t necessarily be the Euro ute of choice anymore...


That 'good deal' feel at the dealership is fleeting: JD Power sales satisfaction survey
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That 'good deal' feel at the dealership is fleeting: JD Power sales satisfaction survey

A new survey of Australian new-car buyers by international marketing information firm JD Power has found that many motorists do themselves a disservice by not properly researching their dealer of choice. Six factors were considered in the survey, focusing on buyers' experiences with the new-car salesperson, the deal itself, delivery timing, delivery process, dealer facilities, and sales initiation...


Rip Curl-themed Citroen C4 Cactus comes to Australia
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Rip Curl-themed Citroen C4 Cactus comes to Australia

When it was first announced, the Rip Curl Citroen C4 was, oddly, earmarked exclusively for a European launch. But, fittingly, the compact surf-themed SUV is now on its way to the label's homeland. As part of the Citroen’s newly-formed alliance with the iconic Aussie surf brand, the special-edition SUV will be limited to just 15 examples Down Under, starting at $28,790 plus on-road costs...


Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia
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Volkswagen Up! could make a surprise return to Australia

We all loved the Volkswagen Up! (emphasis theirs). It was a car that almost deserved to have silly punctuation in its name, it was that good a thing in a dull part of the market. But, like buyers, many reviewers were left flabbergasted by the lack of an automatic transmission option in Australia...


Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg
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Volkswagen SUV range to nearly triple by 2019: New small and large models to join Tiguan and Touareg

Talk about a turnaround. Volkswagen Australia will go from having an old small SUV and an ageing large five-seater to a family of five or more high-riding models in the next two-and-a-half years. The news came at the local launch of the all-new Volkswagen Tiguan in Australia, with the five-seat model launching first up...


2017 Audi Q2 here in February: $41,100 starting price for new baby SUV - UPDATE
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2017 Audi Q2 here in February: $41,100 starting price for new baby SUV - UPDATE

Update - The original version of this article didn't include claimed European fuel consumption figures for the 1.4 TFSI model, and didn't mention the inclusion of Cylinder-on-Demand (COD) technology for the entry-level variant. See article for details The 2017 Audi Q2 will become the company’s “most attainable” SUV model when it arrives in Australia in February next year, starting at $41,100 plus on-road costs...


2017 Jaguar F-Pace 'SVR' spied
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2017 Jaguar F-Pace 'SVR' spied

A hot new SUV, possibly the Jaguar F-Pace SVR, has been spotted by spy photographers doing hot laps of the Nurburgring Nordschleife. Alternatively the car seen here could just be an R version of the F-Pace crossover, rather than an SVR variant being developed by Jaguar Land Rover's SVO arm. If the car seen here is indeed the F-Pace SVR, it will likely feature a version of the 5...


McLaren denies Apple takeover talks
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McLaren denies Apple takeover talks

Reports overnight suggested technology giant Apple had moved to purchase part or all of McLaren, but the British luxury sports car maker has moved quickly to deny any such talks have occurred. Three anonymous sources with inside knowledge have told The Financial Times that Apple has approached McLaren Technology, which owns around 80 per cent of McLaren Automotive, about a possible takeover of, or a strategic investment in, the British automaker...


2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel revealed and detailed
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2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel revealed and detailed

The Bentley Bentayga Diesel, the first ever compression ignition model from the luxury marque, has been unveiled ahead of the 2016 Paris motor show. Under the bonnet, the Bentayga Diesel features a 4.0-litre V8 engine assisted by two sequential twin-scroll turbochargers and an electric supercharger running off a 48V power system...


Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing
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Lamborghini thrilled with Australian sales, not so thrilled with Aventador SV pricing

With a range of vehicles starting from $378,900 (plus on-road costs), Lamborghini is thrilled with its Australian sales results, with numbers up by over 60 per cent. Andrea Baldi, head of Lamborghini Asia Pacific, spoke with CarAdvice last week at a Lamborghini event in Japan, saying that he is amazed with the numbers, especially when it came to the brand's most expensive models, the Lamborghini Aventador SV and SV Roadster...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain revealed ahead of Paris debut: Rugged wagon due second half of 2017
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain revealed ahead of Paris debut: Rugged wagon due second half of 2017

The 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the Paris motor show next month. Using the same recipe adopted by Audi with its A4 and A6 Allroads and Volvo's recently-revealed V90 Cross Country, the E-Class All-Terrain combines the elevated toughness of an SUV with the spaciousness of a wagon...


2017 Audi Q5 teased: confirmed for Paris motor show debut
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2017 Audi Q5 teased: confirmed for Paris motor show debut

The next-generation 2017 Audi Q5 will be revealed at the Paris motor show on September 29, the company has confirmed. Scheduled to be unveiled at precisely 1:45pm CEST, the next-gen Q5 will replace the ageing current car that is now seven years old...