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2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne
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2016 Infiniti Q30 snapped in Melbourne

The 2017 Infiniti Q30 hatchback has been spied in local specification ahead of the model’s Australian launch next month. Spied by a switched-on CarAdvice reader, two of the the Infiniti Q30s (black and red) appear to be lower-spec models, with limited badging and more conservative front and rear bumpers, likely to be circa-$30,000 entry-level variants...


Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor
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Holden Colorado flagship performer could come to tackle Ranger Raptor

A more extreme off-road or performance-oriented version of the 2017 Holden Colorado could be on the cards, if buyers want it, the car maker has admitted. Speaking at the launch of the new Colorado, Holden chairman and managing director, Mark Bernhard, told CarAdvice that customer demand would dictate which editions they build...


2017 Alpina B5 Touring spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Alpina B5 Touring spied at the Nurburgring

A sporty 2017 BMW 5 Series wagon prototype, believed to be the new Alpina B5 Touring, has been snapped doing laps around the famed Nurburgring circuit. The Bavarian brand hasn’t offered an M5 Touring since the ‘E61’ generation that debuted in 2007, meaning the company lacks a competitor to the likes of the Audi RS6 Avant and Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon...


2017 Honda Civic hatch spotted undisguised at the docks
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2017 Honda Civic hatch spotted undisguised at the docks

The next-generation Honda Civic hatchback has been spied completely undisguised in the UK. These photos, originally posted on the CivicX.com forums, show the new hatch heading to or at the docks about to board a ship bound for the US. Americans will be able to buy a Civic hatch for the first time in two generations...


2017 Mazda 6 update launches in the US, due in Australia by year's end
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2017 Mazda 6 update launches in the US, due in Australia by year's end

A mildly-updated 2017 Mazda 6 has been revealed in the US, bringing the company’s new G-Vectoring Control system and interior enhancements to the medium sedan and wagon. Revealed in the States alongside the newly-refreshed Mazda 3 that has already launched Down Under, the new Mazda 6 looks identical to its predecessor – which was just updated early last year – with all the changes happening in the cabin and under the skin...


Audi unveils energy recuperating shock absorbers
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Audi unveils energy recuperating shock absorbers

Audi has announced that it is currently working on a new electromechanical rotary damper concept, or eROT for short, that can recover otherwise wasted energy. At present, the eROT setup is only available for the rear wheels. The prototype system ditches the usual upright shock absorbers in favour of a lever arm connected to a series of gears and a compact horizontal electric motor...


2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe priced from $77,100 - UPDATE
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe priced from $77,100 - UPDATE

Update: In addition to the information below, Mercedes-Benz has now confirmed the GLC Coupe is available to order now ahead of a scheduled November 'on sale' date. Australian pricing and specifications for the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe have been revealed ahead of its local arrival in November...


2017 Range Rover updated for Australia: New safety tech, infotainment, SVO sports variant
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2017 Range Rover updated for Australia: New safety tech, infotainment, SVO sports variant

The updated 2017 Range Rover has been announced, with new safety technology, an updated infotainment system, and a sporty new SVAutobiography model added to range. When the updated line-up goes on sale early next year, the 2017 Range Rover will kick off at $183,300 plus on-road costs...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq teased again, September 1 debut confirmed: video
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq teased again, September 1 debut confirmed: video

Skoda has teased its upcoming Kodiaq SUV once again, this time in a short video and a set of tightly cropped images. The Czech brand says the seven-seat Kodiaq will make its global debut on 1 September in Berlin, Germany, ahead of the previously-speculated debut at the Paris motor show in October...


2017 Holden Colorado range lands five-star ANCAP safety upgrade
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2017 Holden Colorado range lands five-star ANCAP safety upgrade

The massively overhauled 2017 Holden Colorado range has been upgraded to a full five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) this week. For the new model year, the Colorado gains revisions to its front structure, airbag configuration and restraint system...


2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video
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2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video

We've seen it in camouflage, and now the first official images and video of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai i30 have been released, just weeks out from the new model's world premiere. Confirmed for a September 7 unveiling in Korea ahead of a wider debut expected to occur at October's Paris motor show, the new i30 should hit markets around the world in the first half of 2017...


2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range
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2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range

Volkswagen has released updated 2017 model-year pricing and specifications for its passenger car range, bringing varied price rises depending on model and variant. At the entry point of the German brand’s range is the Polo hatch, which now starts at $17,190 plus on-road costs (ORC) for the 66TSI Trendline equipped with the five-speed manual transmission...


2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing
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2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing

You may need to look closely, but what you're seeing right here is the all-new 2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV. The CX-5 was the first car to debut with Mazda's new "Kodo" styling themes, debuting in 2011 after first being previewed by the well-received Minagi concept at that year's Geneva motor show...


2016 Range Rover Evoque recalled for fuel leak, 1640 vehicles affected
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2016 Range Rover Evoque recalled for fuel leak, 1640 vehicles affected

Land Rover is recalling 1640 of its 2016 model-year Range Rover Evoque SUVs fitted with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine over fuel-leak concerns. The company reports that under-bonnet fuel hoses can chafe against noise suppressing materials on the underside of the engine top cover. Over time, the fuel hoses may wear through the protective sleeve and the hose itself, which would lead to a diesel fuel leak...


2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016
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2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016

Australian pricing and specifications have been revealed for the new 2017 BMW 740e iPerformance today, ahead of a late 2016 market launch. Revealed at the Geneva motor show earlier this year, the 740e iPerformance succeeds the old ActiveHybrid 7 and debuts as BMW's assault on the Mercedes-Benz S500e...