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2018 Hyundai i30 N tackles the mountain: Video
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2018 Hyundai i30 N tackles the mountain: Video

Hyundai has at last released official details and footage of the upcoming 2018 Hyundai i30 N's competition debut at the iconic Mount Panorama race track in Bathurst, New South Wales. As part of the new hot hatch's engineering development for Australia, the i30 N participated in the Nulon Hill Climb and Super Sprint events last month, with Hyundai WRC test driver, Brendan Reeves, behind the wheel...


Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan - UPDATE
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Toyota Prius C gets crossover update in Japan - UPDATE

Update - Toyota's local arm has given details of an upcoming update to the Prius C range in Australia. See bottom of article for details The Toyota Prius C has been given another makeover in its home market of Japan, including the more significant addition of a crossover-style variant...


2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’
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2018 Ford Ranger to build on ‘excellence in the segment’

The updated 2018 Ford Ranger will seek to build on its current position in the market with a focus on offering ‘excellence’ in the segment, according to Ford Australia’s chief. Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia president and CEO, told CarAdvice this week that, while he can’t discuss anything about the new model, he has hopes it will retain, and build on, the current standard set by the Ranger model...


Ford ‘may have missed the elevator’ in the small SUV segment
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Ford ‘may have missed the elevator’ in the small SUV segment

The Ford EcoSport was one of the early arrivals in the now-booming small SUV segment, and that may well be the reason it has struggled for relevance, according to the company’s local chief. Ford Australia president and CEO, Graeme Whickman, told CarAdvice at the launch of the 2017 Ford Transit Custom that the booming small SUV segment is becoming even more important than it was in the past...


Jaguar E-Pace: Sub-$50k SUV teased ahead of July 13 reveal - UPDATE
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Jaguar E-Pace: Sub-$50k SUV teased ahead of July 13 reveal - UPDATE

Update - The side profile of the Jaguar E-Pace has been revealed in an additional teaser image The upcoming 2018 Jaguar E-Pace has been teased this week in a pair of images, ahead of its official debut on July 13 and Australian launch early next year. While full details are still to come, Jaguar Australia says we can expect the E-Pace to land locally below $50,000 - before on-road costs...


Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too
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Ford Fiesta’s future in Australia unclear, Focus cloudy too

The future of the Ford Fiesta in Australia remains under a cloud of uncertainty, with the brand clearly considering whether it makes economic sense to bring the next-gen model Down Under. And now the Ford Focus could be in the firing line, too. CarAdvice spoke with Graeme Whickman, president and CEO of Ford Australia at the updated Ford Transit Custom launch this week, where the question of the Fiesta’s fate was raised...


Audi Foundation kicks off with R8 supercar raffle
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Audi Foundation kicks off with R8 supercar raffle

In an effort to help give back to the communities where Audi Australia currently operates, and likely also as something of a brand-building project, the Australian arm has launched a not-for-profit foundation with a specific focus on maximising the success of charitable donations...


2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spied at the Nurburgring
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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe spied at the Nurburgring

The next-generation Hyundai Santa Fe has been spied this week doing rounds at the famed Nurburgring circuit. Like the prototype spied in April, the Santa Fe we see in these latest images is heavily camouflaged, though some design details show through the black cladding and flat body panels...


Volkswagen ID Buzz: Electric Kombi approved for production
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Volkswagen ID Buzz: Electric Kombi approved for production

The on-again-off-again spiritual successor to the Volkswagen Kombi is on again, with the brand's boss confirming the ID Buzz concept will head into production. Herbert Diess, chief of the Volkswagen brand, told AutoExpress, "Emotional cars are very important for the brand"...


2019 Audi S6 spied
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2019 Audi S6 spied

The next-generation Audi S6 has been caught testing on and around the Nurburgring. Compared to the images of the regular A6 model spied in February during cold weather testing in northern Europe, these images are significantly clearer, giving us a better look at the car's detailing and surfacing. Audi, though, has kept the same level of camouflage on this latest prototype...


2018 Kia Stonic revealed, not coming to Australia
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2018 Kia Stonic revealed, not coming to Australia

The Kia Stonic crossover has been revealed not long after official photos were leaked online. Designed in Europe, the Stonic is Kia's first competitor in the European B-segment SUV class, which the company says accounts for 1.1 million sales in Europe or around seven per cent of the overall market. This segment, Kia forecasts, will grow to around two million cars by 2020...


Alfa Romeo Giulietta inspires high-performance… suit?
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta inspires high-performance… suit?

Italy's Alfa Romeo Giulietta has apparently inspired a British suit company to develop an "all-weather high-performance" suit. Yup, a suit. Designed and manufactured by UK tailor Hawes & Curtis, the uniquely tailored digs – referred to, at this stage anyway, as a “concept suit” – is said to blend Italian wool with a water-resistant finish, providing its wearer with a claimed ‘all-weather’ suit...


2018 Kia Stonic leaked online
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2018 Kia Stonic leaked online

UPDATE: The Stonic has now been officially revealed. Details and images here. The upcoming 2018 Kia Stonic has been leaked online by Spanish media this week, giving us a first look at the company's first compact SUV - though don't expect to see it in Australia anytime soon. Autodato...


Jaguar I-Pace production already underway, Frankfurt debut mooted
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Jaguar I-Pace production already underway, Frankfurt debut mooted

British luxury marque Jaguar has already commenced the production of its I-Pace electric crossover, with the first examples to land in European showrooms before the end of the year. Industry journal Automotive News reports the upcoming Tesla Model X competitor is being built by independent vehicle manufacturer, Magna Steyr, in Austria - the same facility that built the first Aston Martin Rapides...


Audi mulling new electric supercar - report
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Audi mulling new electric supercar - report

Audi's new development boss has hinted at an upcoming all-electric supercar, according to a new report out of the US this week. Speaking with Car and Driver at the recent Formula E race in Berlin, Peter Mertens - who previously was the head of research and development at Swedish marque, Volvo - dropped a few clues as to what the German company's plans are for its next generation of performance vehicles...