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2016 Kia Carnival gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2016 Kia Carnival gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The Kia Carnival has at last attained an important five-star ANCAP rating after Australia's safety watchdog tested the upgraded version. It’s almost a year since the new Kia Carnival scored a surprise four-star ANCAP rating, chalked up at the time partly to “excessive movement of the park and foot brake pedals and significant footwell deformation”...


Ford Falcon Sprint team used car forums for critical user feedback
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Ford Falcon Sprint team used car forums for critical user feedback

Ford Australia was keen to ensure its final ever Ford Falcons, the Falcon XR6 Sprint and Falcon XR8 Sprint, were the best they could be by getting feedback from car forums and user comments online. While car forums and user comment sections (CarAdvice included) can be full of useful information, there is often a lot of commentary to wade through...


Ford Mustang waiting list out to 2017 with over 6000 orders
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Ford Mustang waiting list out to 2017 with over 6000 orders

Ford Australia is facing a unique dilemma with the Ford Mustang, with orders now backlogged for almost two years. When Ford launched the Mustang locally earlier in the year, the company reported 4000 Mustang orders on its books. This also meant a waiting list of almost a year for any orders placed after launch...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed, promises to best all-comers
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 revealed, promises to best all-comers

The monstrous new 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has been revealed. GM isn't holding its ego in check for this one, either, declaring that the new hero coupe is “designed to excel at everything”. Set to go on sale in the US later this year, the 2017 Camaro ZL1 is claimed to feature “unprecedented levels” of technology, refinement, acceleration and track capability...


2017 Holden Colorado: GM previews tough Chevrolet concept for Bangkok show
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2017 Holden Colorado: GM previews tough Chevrolet concept for Bangkok show

A shadowy teaser has been handed down this week for one of two new Chevrolet-badged Colorado concepts that will appear at next week’s 2016 Bangkok motor show. General Motors has cleverly blacked out most of the show car’s details, although it is clear that off-roading fans can expect to see a strong focus on new heavy-duty accessories...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe spied in cold-weather testing
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe spied in cold-weather testing

Spy photos have once again revealed details of the upcoming 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe, ahead of an Australian debut likely to occur later this year or early in 2017. Last year, CarAdvice published similar photos of the Coupe in its testing phase, however, these latest photos reveal a number of key new details that show just how close the GLC Coupe's final styling will come to its concept progenitor...


McLaren 570S GT4, Sprint: track-only V8-turbo twins expand Sports Series range
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McLaren 570S GT4, Sprint: track-only V8-turbo twins expand Sports Series range

Two new track-only variants of the McLaren 570S have been unveiled, expanding the Woking-based company's 'entry-level' Sports Series performance range to five models. Based on the already brisk 420kW/600Nm McLaren 570S road car, the 570S GT4 and 570S Sprint are intended to provide a more affordable, more accessible way into McLaren GT-level racing, sitting below the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour-winning McLaren 650S GT3...


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...