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2017 Audi A3: Australian line-up detailed
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2017 Audi A3: Australian line-up detailed

It seems a done deal that the 2017 Audi A3 range will bring with it a three-cylinder option as a price leader when it launches here later this year. The current Audi A3 range is headlined by the 1.4 TFSI model, which will be dropped as part of the updated range. That leaves a gap for a new model to fill the role of the most affordable A3… enter the new 1...


Haval H9 gets 'surprise' four-star ANCAP rating
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Haval H9 gets 'surprise' four-star ANCAP rating

Crash safety watchdog ANCAP this week awarded the Haval H9 large SUV a four-star rating, a score that has surprised and disappointed the new-to-market Chinese company. The four-star result came from local testing — the first independent safety rating of the H9 in the world...


2016 Renault Grand Scenic revealed, Australian launch under consideration
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2016 Renault Grand Scenic revealed, Australian launch under consideration

The new 2017 Renault Grand Scenic people-mover has been unveiled today, joining the smaller Scenic that was revealed earlier this year at the Geneva motor show. Today's unveiling also brings reaffirmation that Renault Australia is exploring the Grand Scenic's potential for a local launch, although a decision is still to be made...


2016 BMW 4 Series pricing and specifications: New engines, sharpened pricing
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2016 BMW 4 Series pricing and specifications: New engines, sharpened pricing

Australian pricing and details for the updated 2016 BMW 4 Series range have been announced today, bringing new engines, more standard equipment and significant price cuts to echo recent changes to the accompanying 3 Series range. Available in Australian dealerships later this month, the refreshed 4 Series range starts with the familiar 420i and 420d models, and is now joined by new 430i and 440i variants - which replace the 428i and 435i offered previously...


2017 Kia Cerato pricing and specifications
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2017 Kia Cerato pricing and specifications

The facelifted third-generation 2017 Kia Cerato hatch and sedan line-up has launched in Australia this week, complete with a fresh look, more standard equipment and the addition of active safety features on upper-spec variants. For the 2017 model year, the Cerato retains its four-strong model range, consisting of S, S Premium, Si and SLi variants, in both hatch and sedan body styles...


2017 Kia GT a strong chance for Australia, Stinger on the wish list
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2017 Kia GT a strong chance for Australia, Stinger on the wish list

The chief operating officer of Kia's Australian arm, Damien Meredith, has confirmed that the upcoming 2017 Kia GT is a strong chance for a local launch. The rear-wheel-drive GT has been a long time coming. Revealed first as a concept in 2011, the big four-door coupe has remained a hot topic in the rumour mill in the years since...


Mercedes-Benz developing four new EVs for launch by 2020 - report
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Mercedes-Benz developing four new EVs for launch by 2020 - report

With German government's announcement last week of incentives for EVs, Mercedes-Benz is reportedly preparing to launch four new uniquely styled electric vehicles by 2020. To take advantage of the government's rebate scheme, as well as countering moves by BMW and Audi, Mercedes-Benz is said to be stepping up its investment in electric vehicles...


40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport
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40 years of M: a quick look at the history of BMW Motorsport

For the past 40 years, the letter M has signified something special beneath the blue and white BMW badge. And now, with the addition of the M2, BMW’s M-car range is at its most diverse ever. But, what makes these tri-colour road warriors so special? Established in 1972 to support BMW’s motorsport activities, the M division initially turned its attention to the iconic E9 3...


Drivers travelling through roadworks faster than they believe they should: study
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Drivers travelling through roadworks faster than they believe they should: study

Drivers are travelling around 10km/h faster than they think they should in roadworks zones, according to a study by Queensland University of Technology’s Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety (CARRS-Q). QUT’s Dr Ashim Debnath said more than 400 drivers were shown images of roadwork zones without speed limit signs and asked to nominate the speed they deemed safe...


Nissan Qashqai could get upmarket variant, 2017 facelift to gain driverless tech - report
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Nissan Qashqai could get upmarket variant, 2017 facelift to gain driverless tech - report

Japanese manufacturer Nissan is looking to introduce a flagship Qashqai variant that would take on the likes of the BMW X1 and Audi Q3, according to a new report out of the UK. Previewed by the Qashqai Premium concept at the Geneva motor show in March, the premium variant of Nissan’s popular SUV could be on European roads by around 2017 or 2018...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied almost without camouflage
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 spied almost without camouflage

The new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 performance SUV has been spotted near the Nurburgring by spy photographers. As CarAdvice revealed earlier this year, the new GLC63's drivetrain will be derived from the one that will be used underneath the upcoming E63 sedan and wagon, rather than the one used in the existing C63...


2017 Peugeot 3008 revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Peugeot 3008 revealed, Australian launch due next year

The all-new, larger, and now distinctly more SUV-styled 2017 Peugeot 3008 has been revealed tonight ahead of an Australian debut set for next year. The model's transformation from a small and quirky high-riding hatch into a 'proper' mid-sized SUV has been anticipated for sometime, with spy photos over the past year and leaked imagery in recent weeks offering a clear look at what buyers should expect...


2016 Subaru Forester tS: $54,990 STI special in Australia from June
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2016 Subaru Forester tS: $54,990 STI special in Australia from June

The new limited-edition 2016 Subaru Forester tS special will be priced in Australia from $54,990 plus on-road costs, the company's local arm has confirmed. Revealed in late 2014 for the Japanese market, the special STI-tuned Forester tS was confirmed for an Australian launch during last year's international first drive of the new Levorg wagon...


CarAdvice Survey: winners announced
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CarAdvice Survey: winners announced

In April, we asked you, our readers and viewers, to take a few moments for our survey. The goal was to learn more about our audience, so that we can best understand what you want from CarAdvice. We asked what you like about CarAdvice, and the response was overwhelmingly positive...


2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X: diesel joins Australian range
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2016 Suzuki Vitara RT-X: diesel joins Australian range

The 2016 Suzuki Vitara small SUV range is now available with a diesel engine, complementing the just-introduced S Turbo petrol variant and rounding out the line-up. The new flagship Suzuki Vitara RT-X diesel variant gets a 1.6-litre DDiS direct-injected turbo-diesel engine with 88kW of power at 3750rpm and 320Nm at 1750rpm — 100Nm more than the 1...