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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 22

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...


2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied
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2017 BMW 4 Series coupe facelift spied

The BMW 4 Series facelift has been on public roads in Germany. From these photos, we can see that, superficially at least, the 4 Series update will be limited to a few tweaks to the front and rear bumper design, and new graphics for the both the headlamps and tail-lights. Under the skin, the 4 Series should receive the same upgrades that were applied to the 3 Series range last year...


Isuzu D-Max gets pumped up with help from Iceland's Arctic Trucks
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Isuzu D-Max gets pumped up with help from Iceland's Arctic Trucks

Dig 4x4s? Dig the standard Isuzu D-Max? Then say hello to the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35. The result of a collaboration between Isuzu and Arctic Trucks – the latter being a company founded in Iceland, boasting 25 years experience developing 4x4 vehicles built to tackle “the most gruelling terrains and conditions” – the Isuzu D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 is a proper off-roader...


2016 BMW M5 Competition Edition revealed
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2016 BMW M5 Competition Edition revealed

A new BMW M5 Competition Edition special has been revealed this week, likely representing the last offering in the powerful sedan's current generation. Spy photos published in recent months have confirmed that we can expect to see an all-new M5 very soon, alongside the new-generation 5 Series sedan expected to debut later this year...


2017 Nissan Micra spied with less camouflage
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2017 Nissan Micra spied with less camouflage

The next-generation Nissan Micra has been spotted in southern Europe doing a spot of hot weather testing. This latest prototype has shed all of the earlier car's bubble-like disguise elements, giving us a much clearer look at the car's design. Gone is the cutesy styling that has been a hallmark of the Micra for much of its lifespan...


Tesla's master plan, part two: solar power, pick-up trucks and more
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Tesla's master plan, part two: solar power, pick-up trucks and more

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has this week revealed ambitious plans for more models, fully-autonomous mobility - and huge expansion outside of the automotive world. Following a tweet last week where Musk hinted that he was planning 'the next big thing' from the American electric brand, the Tesla boss has finally published 'Part Deux' of his master plan - a decade after the first installment...


2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe spied
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2018 Range Rover Sport Coupe spied

The new Range Rover Sport Coupe has been spotted in and around the Nurburgring. Although this prototype has fake panels coming out of the tailgate, we can see that the Sport Coupe has a much faster rake for the rear windscreen. When it goes on sale, the Sport Coupe will be targeted at the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe...


Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle
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Meet Graham, the brick outhouse designed to survive collision with a vehicle

Victoria's Transport Accident Commission has been getting more creative with its safety awareness campaigns in recent years, but Graham here takes the cake. The entire cake. He might look like that cousin you don't talk about, but Graham here is science's best guess at the sort of evolutionary street we'd need to turn down if we're going to keep getting hit by cars...


2017 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications: Better rubber, more kit, higher prices
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2017 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications: Better rubber, more kit, higher prices

Australian pricing and details for the newly updated 2017 Hyundai Sonata have been released today, with the new range in showrooms right now. Although too early in the Sonata's lifetime for a styling update, Hyundai's mid-sizer picks up a number of enhancements for the new model year, including improved tech and a higher grade of rubber at each corner...


McLaren F1 supercar could be resurrected in 2018 - report
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McLaren F1 supercar could be resurrected in 2018 - report

The iconic McLaren F1 could be reimagined for the 21st century very soon, according to a new report out of the UK. After the original F1 with its three-seater layout, $1 million price tag and claim to fame as the fastest car in the world in the 1990s, rumour has it that McLaren could be working on a modern interpretation of the original hypercar by the turn of the decade...


2015-16 Mazda 2 recalled for fuel leak fix
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2015-16 Mazda 2 recalled for fuel leak fix

Mazda has issued a recall for 1248 of its current-generation 2015-16 ‘DJ’ Mazda 2 hatchback, over concerns a fuel leak could pose a fire risk. The manufacturer reports the welding between the fuel tank and rollover valve (ROV) may peel off over time, causing a fuel leak. A fuel leak poses a fire risk, which is a safety hazard for occupants of the vehicle and other road users...


BMW M3 30 Years Edition: pricing and details for small-batch birthday special
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BMW M3 30 Years Edition: pricing and details for small-batch birthday special

Although a fitting number, just 30 buyers in Australia will be able to take home the new BMW M3 30 Years special-edition model, the company has confirmed today. BMW Australia notes that this is the same number of vehicles allocated to the UK market, out of a total worldwide number of 500 units...


DS E-Tense concept spied on the roads of Paris
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DS E-Tense concept spied on the roads of Paris

The DS E-Tense electric coupe concept has been spied on the roads of Paris this week, stoking talk of a potential leap to production. Revealed for the Geneva motor show earlier this year, the DS E-Tense is a showcase of technology and design for PSA Peugeot Citroen’s premium brand...


2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications
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2017 BMW 1 Series pricing and specifications

The incoming 2017 BMW 1 Series range has been detailed for Australia, bringing new engines with added performance and improved efficiency across the line-up. Headlining the minor refresh are the aforementioned engine upgrades, along with a new top-spec M140i variant replacing the previous M135i...


Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report
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Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...