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Mercedes-Benz X-Class/Z-Class ute concept rumoured for Paris motor show
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class/Z-Class ute concept rumoured for Paris motor show

The highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz ute could make its concept debut at the 2016 Paris motor show in October, a new report out of the UK suggests.  Expected to be known as the X-Class or Z-Class, the German marque’s answer to compatriot Volkswagen and its Amarok ute will share much of its architecture and components with the new Nissan Navara range...


Bugatti willing to consider sedan and electrification, but not an SUV
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Bugatti willing to consider sedan and electrification, but not an SUV

The CEO of Bugatti has said that the brand is open to the idea of a sedan or an electrified vehicle, but that an SUV is strictly off the table. Wolfgang Duerheimer, CEO and chairman of Bugatti, told Bloomberg at the recent Geneva motor show that he "can't get the idea for a [Bugatti] four-door limousine out of my head" and that it's one of the options that the company will look at when planning out future models...


2016 Skoda Superb pricing and specifications
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2016 Skoda Superb pricing and specifications

The 2016 Skoda Superb liftback and wagon range has finally arrived in Australia, as the harbinger of a new era for the fast-growing Czech brand. The third-generation B8 Skoda Superb is new from the ground up — platform, powertrain, technology — and offers an array of brand-first features. It’s also even bigger inside than the gargantuan previous version, itself quite a feat...


Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe joins Victoria Police patrol fleet
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Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe joins Victoria Police patrol fleet

Victoria Police has today unveiled the latest vehicle to enter its fleet, the muscly and brand-new Mercedes AMG GLE63. The $198,900 machine was brought on to do the rounds primarily for promotional purposes, but Victorian drivers may also see lights in their rear-view mirror, with the menacing Mercedes also set for service as an operational highway patrol vehicle...


Skoda Rapid not yet a priority model
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Skoda Rapid not yet a priority model

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback is not a big focus for the Czech company’s Australian division, and likely won't become one until the next-generation model arrives in 2018/19. This is according to Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer, who we spoke to this week at the launch of the new Superb flagship model...


2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA updates revealed, Australian launch due in third quarter
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA updates revealed, Australian launch due in third quarter

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA and 2016 CLA Shooting Brake mid-life updates arrive in Australia around August this year with a host of tweaks to keep it sharp against compact premium rivals such as the Audi A3. Stylistically, the new-look CLA gets different bumpers, a diamond radiator grille and revised alloy wheel designs, plus a new cavansite blue metallic hero colour...


2017 Honda Civic hatch revealed in patent images
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2017 Honda Civic hatch revealed in patent images

Patent images said to be of the tenth-generation Honda Civic hatchback have been posted online overnight. Honda gave a very clear indication of the five-door's style with the Civic Hatchback Prototype at the recent Geneva motor show, but it wasn't entirely obvious how many of the show car's styling elements would carry over into the production version...


2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint gallery
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2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint gallery

The Ford Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint models have been launched in Australia and while we settle down to drive the last Ford Falcon ever today, we wanted to share this image gallery with you. The range starts at $54,990 plus on-road costs for the Falcon XR6 Sprint, which features a 4.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produces 325kW of power and 576Nm of torque — up 55kW and 43Nm...


New Toyota Prius concept or variant teased ahead of New York reveal
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New Toyota Prius concept or variant teased ahead of New York reveal

A new Toyota Prius concept or variant will be revealed at next week's New York auto show, but no-one outside the company is quite sure what it will be. Overnight, Toyota's American arm issued a short statement about the upcoming car. The Japanese automaker says that the Prius concept will feature "stand-out style, intelligent eco-tech" and will be "the next mechanical marvel in the Prius lineup"...


Nissan pilots its vision for 'Intelligent Mobility'
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Nissan pilots its vision for 'Intelligent Mobility'

Nissan has unveiled its “Intelligent Mobility” vision this week, with the goal of zero vehicle emissions and zero road fatalities set firmly in its sights. Showcasing the vision in the above video, Nissan foresees the fuel station of the future as not being a fuel station at all...


Honda Accord update coming within months, hybrid to be axed
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Honda Accord update coming within months, hybrid to be axed

There will soon be an updated 2016 Honda Accord in Australia, but as part of the update the overpriced Honda Accord Hybrid Sport model will be axed. The Accord Hybrid Sport launched in June 2015 at $58,990 plus on-road costs, and was widely met with question marks over its price despite its clever hybrid drive system...


Honda HR-V diesel still on the cards for Australia
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Honda HR-V diesel still on the cards for Australia

With the next-generation Honda Civic set to miss out on diesel power, buyers in the small car segment will miss out. But small SUV shoppers could soon have the option of a diesel-powered Honda HR-V. A new Earth Dreams 1.6-litre turbo diesel model with 88kW and 300Nm is the engine we’re talking about, and it may come with the choice of six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmissions...


2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 160kW pricing and specifications: New entry model joins popular SUV range
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2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 160kW pricing and specifications: New entry model joins popular SUV range

The already successful 2016 Audi Q7 now has a new entry point into the range, in the form of a 160kW 3.0 TDI V6 model. This new model variant now leads the way for buyers wanting a seven-seat (standard) Audi SUV. The 3.0 TDI 160kW Audi Q7 is priced from $96,300 plus the usual on-road costs. Despite generating 160kW between 3250-4750rpm and 500Nm between 1250-3000rpm, the 3...


2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne
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2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne

The 2016 Formula One season begins this Thursday, when the 81st Australian Grand Prix kicks off at Albert Park in Melbourne on March 17. But what's new for 2016? Who's driving for who this year? And which teams will be vying for the championship? Read on… Rule changes – Engines Following the 2014 debut of the electrically-assisted turbocharged 1...


Lamborghini Urus SUV to be "well accepted" in Australia
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Lamborghini Urus SUV to be "well accepted" in Australia

Lamborghini believes its upcoming SUV will be a hit in Australia when it goes on sale in 2018. Speaking to CarAdvice at the unveiling of the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 in Brisbane today, the brand’s country manager for Oceania, Eginardo Bertoli, said he expects the new supersport SUV to be received well in Australia...