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Tesla Solar Roof mimics traditional tiles, Powerwall 2 boosts capacity
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Tesla Solar Roof mimics traditional tiles, Powerwall 2 boosts capacity

Tesla has revealed its new solutions for sustainable energy over the weekend, starring a boosted second generation of its Powerwall battery pack and a new solar roof system that mimics the look of roof tiles. The company detailed three different products that it says can help address climate change, and allow owners to generate and store electricity, while also powering their homes and electric cars...


2017 Subaru BRZ pricing and specs: Facelifted sports car available from $32,990
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2017 Subaru BRZ pricing and specs: Facelifted sports car available from $32,990

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Subaru BRZ range have been revealed, bringing price cuts, more power and extra kit to the Toyota 86 twin. Now starting at $32,990 plus on-road costs for the BRZ manual ($34,990 auto), the 2017 model is $1230 cheaper than its predecessor in manual form and $1735 less with the automatic...


Important: Uber delivers beer with self-driving truck
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Important: Uber delivers beer with self-driving truck

If your goal is to win people over to the idea of driverless cars, this could prove a clever strategy. Otto, a self-driving technology company acquired by Uber in July, made the world's first commercial beer delivery in an autonomous truck earlier this month...


Faraday Future teases EV SUV ahead of CES 2017 debut
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Faraday Future teases EV SUV ahead of CES 2017 debut

Faraday Future has released a short video teaser of an all-electric SUV, which we believe will be its first production vehicle. Earlier this month, the company confirmed on Twitter that it's first production vehicle will make its debut at CES 2017, which takes place at the beginning of January in Las Vegas...


Ford Focus RS500 hero hatch on the rocks - report
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Ford Focus RS500 hero hatch on the rocks - report

The hotter version of one the hottest hatches you can buy - the Ford Focus RS500 - may never see the light of day, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Autocar, the circa-295kW hyper-hatch is currently around a 30 per cent chance of entering production (according to unnamed sources), because there isn’t a strong business case for such a model...


Honda restores first N600, celebrates N360’s 50th birthday
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Honda restores first N600, celebrates N360’s 50th birthday

Honda has revived two historic nameplates this week, fully restoring the “Serial One” N600 along with celebrating the tiny N360’s 50th anniversary. Honda N600 ‘Serial One’ restored First up is the 1967 N600, which was Honda’s first venture into selling cars in America...


Ford Australia announces 2016 Driving Skills for Life program
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Ford Australia announces 2016 Driving Skills for Life program

Ford Australia has announced its 2016 Driving Skills for Life program, aimed at helping young people becoming safer drivers on the road. This year’s program - which was first established in 2003 - will be delivered in partnership with the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) to Melbourne, Geelong, Canberra and Sydney...


2017 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 has been snapped again, this time doing high-speed testing around the iconic Nurburgring racetrack. While it doesn’t look very different from its predecessor (as is the Porsche way), trainspotters will notice the revised front and rear bumpers, along with the repositioned air outlet at the rear...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be offered as a dual-cab only
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be offered as a dual-cab only

There won’t be single-cab or space-cab versions of the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class, it has been revealed. The new model – presaged by the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class models shown in Stockholm, Sweden this week – will be offered solely as a dual-cab model. The news was confirmed by Dr Klaus Benzinger, head of strategic product project for the mid-size pick-up at Mercedes-Benz...


CarAdvice podcast 27: 2018 Commodore, Mercedes X-class ute, LandCruiser review and a Sandown lap in the Clubsport R8!
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CarAdvice podcast 27: 2018 Commodore, Mercedes X-class ute, LandCruiser review and a Sandown lap in the Clubsport R8!

Join Mandy, Paul and Mike C this week as we give you the latest on the Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute concept and find out what the 2018 Holden Commodore was like when Paul got behind the wheel. Also, Mike reviews the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series, Mandy drops in to Motorclassica where she finds out how the Mercedes-Benz 300SL got its Gullwing doors, and strap yourselves in as Dave Zalstein gives you a lap around Sandown Raceway in the HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition...


Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe revealed: The world’s first all-electric mobile office
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Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe revealed: The world’s first all-electric mobile office

Nissan has revealed the product of its partnership with UK-based design workshop Studio Hardie - the e-NV200 WORKSPACe - which the company says is the world’s first all-electric mobile office...


2017 Jaguar F-Pace recalled for wiring fix: 36 vehicles affected
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2017 Jaguar F-Pace recalled for wiring fix: 36 vehicles affected

Jaguar has issued a recall for 36 of its 2017 F-Pace SUVs equipped with the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, over concerns a wiring fault could lead to a fire risk. The British manufacturer reports that the routing of the starter motor cable could come into contact with the engine mounting...


Mercedes-Benz Sprinter EV coming in 2018
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter EV coming in 2018

An electric version of the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter is due to be produced in 2018, and Mercedes-Benz Vans Australia is going to bring it Down Under. The electric model will make up part of the all-new, third-generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter range that will be revealed in 2017, and styling of the new model has been presaged by the Mercedes-Benz Vision Van concept (pictured throughout this story)...


2016 Toyota Camry Atara S gains standard navigation, optional on Altise
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2016 Toyota Camry Atara S gains standard navigation, optional on Altise

The 2016 Toyota Camry has seen the addition of satellite navigation as standard equipment on the Atara S grade, albeit for a minor price increase, while the system is also now optionally available on the entry-level Altise variant. For a $700 bump the Atara S petrol (now $30,190) and hybrid (now $33,190) are fitted with a 7...


Ford says Australians care more about fuel economy than power
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Ford says Australians care more about fuel economy than power

The company that sells V8 Mustang muscle cars by the boatload says that a significant number of new car buyers regret not opting for a more efficient vehicle, even if many of them have little idea how to make their cars use less juice. Ford Asia Pacific commissioned a buyer survey* of 9500 people across 11 markets — including Australia — and found that buyers here rank fuel efficiency as their top priority when purchasing a new vehicle...