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Mercedes-AMG GT: Australia to get three variants, New 'Black Series' also rumoured
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Mercedes-AMG GT: Australia to get three variants, New 'Black Series' also rumoured

Local AMG GT range to expand to three models Black Series name to return with new R-topping GT variant AMG GT Roadster in the works Mercedes-Benz Australia will expand its range of flagship Mercedes-AMG GT range from one variant to three in the coming 12 months, with its current GT S to be joined by the 'regular' GT and just-debuted GT R variants...


Kia tops US J.D. Power quality survey: Soul, Sportage the big winners
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Kia tops US J.D. Power quality survey: Soul, Sportage the big winners

Korean car maker Kia has become the first non-premium brand in 27 years to top the Initial Quality Survey conducted by J.D. Power in the United States. Now in its 30th year, the J.D. Power IQS is an annual survey that analyses responses from vehicle owners in 26 segments, evaluating driving experience, engine and transmission performance, and a broad range of quality-related problems within the first 90 days of ownership...


Meet the Blackbird, an adjustable driving rig used for filming car scenes... without the car
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Meet the Blackbird, an adjustable driving rig used for filming car scenes... without the car

Requiring an actual car for automotive commercials and films could now be a thing of the past, thanks to the new Blackbird car rig that can be adjusted to re-create almost any vehicle in computer-generated images (CGI)...


2017 Renault Megane sedan revealed in manual leak
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2017 Renault Megane sedan revealed in manual leak

The look of the new Renault Megane sedan has been revealed via a leaked copy of the car's manual. These images taken of a Czech owner's manual were originally obtained and published by Rnews.cz. As you can see above, the Megane sedan will be roughly the same size as the Fluence that it replaces. Overall length has only grown by 8mm to 4630mm, while the wheelbase is up 9mm to 2711mm...


Skoda Kodiaq seven-seater here August next year, 12 months ahead of new Yeti
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Skoda Kodiaq seven-seater here August next year, 12 months ahead of new Yeti

The highly anticipated 2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV will arrive in Australia around August next year, following on from its world premiere at this October’s Paris motor show. The new Skoda range-topper is being targeted at the Toyota Kluger, Hyundai Santa Fe and brand new Mazda CX-9. You can get a fair idea of the design of the largest Skoda SUV offering based on our spy images here...


Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report
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Mercedes-Benz considering dedicated EV brand - report

Mercedes-Benz may soon launch a new marque for its upcoming range of pure electric vehicles. Anonymous sources have told Handelsblatt that Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and Smart, is planning on launching a new brand dedicated to electric vehicles. A final decision on whether to go ahead with the plan will be made at a board meeting scheduled for July 20...


Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage celebrates 50 years
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Lamborghini Aventador Miura Homage celebrates 50 years

Lamborghini continues to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its iconic Miura supercar, revealing the Aventador Miura Homage special edition this week. Celebrating the forefather of all V12 Lamborghini supercars, 2016 marks the Miura’s 50th birthday...


2017 Skoda Octavia Scout pricing and specifications: 135TDI variant not available for now
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2017 Skoda Octavia Scout pricing and specifications: 135TDI variant not available for now

The updated Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 range launched in Australia this week, with significantly more equipment added, but the popular 135TDI variant is temporarily missing from the line-up. Heading the list of changes to the MY17 Skoda Octavia Scout range is the extra equipment added...


Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut
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Mercedes-AMG GT R revealed ahead of Australian debut

The wraps have come off the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R, revealed early this morning ahead of an Australian debut that will occur in July next year. Spied numerous times in recent months, the GT R's coming was long known, as was its name and the fact that it would enter as a successor to the hero Black Series model that ruled the roost in the now retired SLS AMG line...


Mazda G-Vectoring system promises better control, that you probably won't notice
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Mazda G-Vectoring system promises better control, that you probably won't notice

Mazda invited CarAdvice to Laguna Seca Raceway in California this week to experience firsthand its all-new - and market-first - G-Vectoring Control (GVC) technology. Mazda North America vehicle development engineer Dave Coleman says the clever technology is the result of a distinct focus on driver behaviour behind the wheel...


Deals On Wheels - tradie special
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Deals On Wheels - tradie special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


Deals On Wheels - European brand special
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Deals On Wheels - European brand special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...


BMW i8 EV under development - report
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BMW i8 EV under development - report

A pure electric version of the BMW i8 is reportedly being developed by the German automaker, and could one day be put into production. Sources have told Autocar that the company is working on a version of the i8 coupe that junks the current plug-in hybrid drivetrain in favour a three-motor electric layout...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24

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...


Mazda G-Vectoring Control: what is it?
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Mazda G-Vectoring Control: what is it?

If you’re not technically inclined, or at least a keenly mystified observer of engineered wizardry, turn away now. This could get a little boring for you. But, even if not knowingly, you'll soon be glad this new system exists...