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Porsche reveals new twin-turbo V8 for Panamera, Audi and Bentley to follow
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Porsche reveals new twin-turbo V8 for Panamera, Audi and Bentley to follow

Porsche has used the the Vienna Motor Symposium to unveil a new twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine that will power future versions of its Panamera Turbo and Cayenne Turbo models. The new powerplant is part of a range of modular V6 and V8 engines developed by Porsche and Audi, and will soon feature in numerous other Volkswagen Group models from Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini...


Haval HB-02, HR-02 SUV concepts preview future styling
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Haval HB-02, HR-02 SUV concepts preview future styling

Chinese SUV brand Haval has unveiled a pair of new concepts, intended to preview the company’s future styling direction. The show cars, dubbed HB-02 and HR-02, appear to feature different stages of production readiness, with the white HR-02 wearing a look more in-line with the brand’s current styling...


2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW M3, M4 Competition pricing and specifications

Pricing and specifications have been announced today for the new 2016 BMW M3 Competition sedan, along with the M4 Competition coupe and convertible. Arriving in local showrooms from mid-May, the new Competition versions of the M3 and M4 include a host of added features and performance improvements. Headlining the Competition upgrades is a 14kW power bump for the 3...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 2: Sales figures, Hyundai N, Tesla and more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 2: Sales figures, Hyundai N, Tesla and more

Welcome to episode 2 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed our very first episode last week, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier article here. We must also extend a big thanks to you all: the response to our first episode was just staggeringly positive, and you've already helped see the CarAdvice...


McLaren wants to triple sales by 2022, commits to hybrid future
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McLaren wants to triple sales by 2022, commits to hybrid future

Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, has gone on the record about how the sports car maker plans to introduce 15 new vehicles and triple its sales by 2022. Speaking to Automotive News Europe, McLaren's CEO laid out the company's ambitious agenda. After selling 1654 sports cars in 2015, Flewitt expects the company to sell 3000 vehicles this year, and between 4500 to 5000 annually by 2022...


Toyota 86 head keen for BMW M brand rival, successors to icons
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Toyota 86 head keen for BMW M brand rival, successors to icons

The lead engineer behind the Toyota 86, Tetsuya Tada, has revealed a goal to create a performance brand rival to challenge Audi’s quattro GmbH, BMW’s M and Mercedes-Benz’s Mercedes-AMG divisions, while personally dreaming of not only a Toyota Supra successor but also a new version of the iconic Celica GT-Four...


2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio joins Carabinieri fleet
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2016 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio joins Carabinieri fleet

Two Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio sedans were presented this week to the Carabinieri, Italy's military police force. The two high-performance sedans will be used by the Carabinieri in Rome and Milan to transport organs and blood, as well as for special operations such as acting as a police escort during events and ceremonies...


2017 Kia Sorento adds safety features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for US market
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2017 Kia Sorento adds safety features, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for US market

A lightly updated 2017 Kia Sorento has been revealed for the US market this week, bringing a number of safety enhancements and support for the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity platforms. With the South Korean car maker ushering in the updated Sorento - this particular version bound for the US - it has also been revealed that the SUV will be available to order with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


TVR coupe previewed with shadowy teaser, revealing artwork
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TVR coupe previewed with shadowy teaser, revealing artwork

British specialty car maker TVR has released the first teasers for its new coupe, expected to make its official debut in 2017. These new teasers, in the form of a shadowy side-profile image and an artwork, suggest the British marque is moving closer to revealing its first offering in 10 years, after production on the unique sports cars seized in 2006...


Will the Tesla Model 3 ever actually launch?
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Will the Tesla Model 3 ever actually launch?

Lining up for a product you don't know anything about or have never seen seems a bit strange, right? It's stranger still, when you consider it's a product that, locally, will be priced well in excess of $50,000. And when you can't be certain that the company you've left a deposit with can even get the manufacturing program in full swing..


Toyota 86 future bright, says global chief engineer: Turbo unlikely, convertible still a dream
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Toyota 86 future bright, says global chief engineer: Turbo unlikely, convertible still a dream

The man responsible for the Toyota 86 says the model's future is bright, with enough ideas and concepts under development to keep existing fans interested and potentially attract new fans to the already popular model. In Australia for the country’s third Festival of 86 event, Toyota 86 global chief engineer Tetsuya Tada told CarAdvice he and his team have “plenty of ideas, but we’re always looking for the very best ideas”...


ANCAP nets $2.2 million in govt funding over next two years
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ANCAP nets $2.2 million in govt funding over next two years

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has secured $2.2 million in government funding to be delivered over the next two years. This matches the $2.2m it received over the past two years. Australia’s independent crash test watchdog independently tests cars in Australia, but also runs data gathered by Euro NCAP through its own set of criteria...


Skoda Kodiaq name confirmed for seven-seat SUV
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Skoda Kodiaq name confirmed for seven-seat SUV

Overnight, Czech car maker Skoda confirmed that its first-ever seven-seat SUV will be known as the Kodiaq. The SUV is said to be named after the Kodiak bear, around 3,500 of which live on Kodiak Island, off the coast of Alaska alongside around 14,000 human inhabitants. According to Skoda, in the native language of the Alutiiq people, the Kodiak bear is called Taq uka 'aq...


Next-generation Audi A8 might gain coupe and ultra-LWB variants
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Next-generation Audi A8 might gain coupe and ultra-LWB variants

Coupe and extra-long-wheelbase variants are reportedly under consideration for the next-generation Audi A8. Dr Stefan Knirsch, technical director at Audi, told AutoExpress recently that the company is considering expanding the number of variants available in the next-generation Audi A8 range. The current-generation A8 is offered solely as a sedan in both standard- and long-wheelbase forms...


2017 Holden Trailblazer SUV confirmed, Colorado 7 badge to be axed
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2017 Holden Trailblazer SUV confirmed, Colorado 7 badge to be axed

The rebranded 2017 Holden Trailblazer rugged off-roader, previewed here by the just-revealed South American Chevrolet version, will arrive in Australia in the latter half of this year as a replacement for the slow-selling Colorado 7. The adoption of the Trailblazer nameplate brings Holden into line with the global offering, and lends this more upmarket updated version some differentiation from its Colorado ute source car...