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2017 Volkswagen Crafter unveiled, arrives in Australia late next year
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2017 Volkswagen Crafter unveiled, arrives in Australia late next year

The next-generation Volkswagen Crafter has been unveiled ahead of its debut in Australia late next year. Available in three different lengths and with the choice of three roof heights, the new van uses a new platform and, unlike the current van, is unrelated to the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Under the bonnet, the next-generation Crafter uses a new 2...


Lotus Elise Race 250 revealed: track-only special could come to Aus
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Lotus Elise Race 250 revealed: track-only special could come to Aus

Lotus has revealed the Elise Race 250, a track-only version of its entry-level sports car, and it could be coming to Australia. Billed as the fastest and most focused Elise the company has produced, the Elise Race 250 was specifically developed by the Lotus Motorsport division. Powering the track-special Elise is a supercharged 1...


Bristol Bullet revealed to celebrate 70-year anniversary
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Bristol Bullet revealed to celebrate 70-year anniversary

The anticipated new Bristol Bullet speedster, the British luxury car maker’s first new model since 2003, has been revealed this week to mark the company’s 70th anniversary. Known for its hand-built luxury cars, Bristol Cars is the last remaining descendent of the Bristol Aeroplane Company, which was a major aircraft manufacturer founded in the early 1900s...


Bugatti Chiron roadster ruled out
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Bugatti Chiron roadster ruled out

Unlike the Chiron, which was officially unveiled earlier this year. Brungs did not mention why Bugatti isn't pressing ahead with an al fresco variant, but it might have to do with belt tightening in the wake of the Dieselgate affair. The automaker is pivoting away from diesel engines to electric drivetrains, and recently agreed to a US$14...


Subaru XV Hybrid tS gets STI tweaks and a homeland launch schedule
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Subaru XV Hybrid tS gets STI tweaks and a homeland launch schedule

Subaru Technica International (STI) has opened order books for the Subaru XV Hybrid tS in Japan, but, fellow Aussies, don’t get excited - it won't be coming here. Revealed earlier this year, the XV Hybrid tS gains a host of STI enhancements over its XV Hybrid donor car - which also won’t make it to Australia...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster spied
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster spied

The Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster has been spied doing testing on public roads in Europe. Unlike earlier spy photos of the AMG GT convertible, this latest set shows the company's pre-production prototypes in all their high definition glory. Not just that, but we get to see the upcoming roadster from all angles...


2016 Suzuki Baleno pricing and specifications
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2016 Suzuki Baleno pricing and specifications

The all-new 2016 Suzuki Baleno is now on sale in Australia, starting at a sharp $16,990 drive-away for the base GL manual variant. After the model's initial details were teased last week, Suzuki has finally released full pricing and specifications data for its new model, which slots somewhere between the light and small hatch segments...


2016 Renault Koleos pricing and specifications
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2016 Renault Koleos pricing and specifications

Full Australian pricing and details for the all-new 2016 Renault Koleos have now been released, following the initial details handed down earlier this month. As promised, the new Koleos will kick off from $29,990 plus on-road costs for the entry-level Life 4x2 model...


2016 Mazda 3 pricing and specifications
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2016 Mazda 3 pricing and specifications

The current-generation Mazda 3 sedan and hatch range this week received its first significant update since launch in January 2014, bringing minor cosmetic changes outside and in, along with significant improvements in active safety and dynamism. As before, the Mazda 3 range is available in Neo, Maxx, Touring, SP25, SP25 GT and SP25 Astina variants, all in hatch and sedan body-styles...


Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint 1/750 raises $92,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund
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Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint 1/750 raises $92,500 for Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund

Ford Falcon XR8 Sprint build 1 of 750 was auctioned off for $92,500 this week - $30,000 more than its original list price - to raise funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF). The car was donated to the JDRF earlier this year for the auction, with the funds raised going towards its Artificial Pancreas Project, which aims to automate insulin pumps and provide a ‘technological cure’ for type 1 diabetes (T1D)...


2017 Alpine coupe will be powered by 1.8-litre turbo - report
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2017 Alpine coupe will be powered by 1.8-litre turbo - report

The new Alpine coupe, possibly badged as the A120, will reportedly be powered by a 1.8-litre turbocharged engine. Sources have told Autocar that the new coupe will be powered by a stroked version of the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine used in the Clio RS. For the Alpine, the motor's capacity will be increased to 1.8 litres...


New Suzuki Grand Vitara no closer
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New Suzuki Grand Vitara no closer

Suzuki appears no closer to introducing a replacement for its ageing Grand Vitara SUV, which has been on the stage in its current generation since 2005. But, despite the lack of an all-new offering on the horizon, the head of Suzuki's local arm remains upbeat about the current model's sales pace...


Audi planning three EVs by 2020, autonomous car in the pipeline - report
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Audi planning three EVs by 2020, autonomous car in the pipeline - report

Audi is looking to an electrified future, with the luxury marque’s CEO revealing it aims to have three fully-electric models on the market by the end of the decade. Last week a source within Audi told Reuters the company is planning for electric vehicles (EVs) to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025...


Suzuki Ignis still on wish list for Australia
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Suzuki Ignis still on wish list for Australia

The funky new Suzuki Ignis is still on the radar for a potential Australian launch, according to the company’s local arm. Andrew Moore, general manager of Suzuki Australia, told CarAdvice today that while the model is still not confirmed for our market, he’d like to see the Ignis join the brand’s SUV range alongside the current S-Cross, Vitara and Grand Vitara...


Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck beats Tesla to the electric freight game
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Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck beats Tesla to the electric freight game

Tesla's Elon Musk may have plans of his own on the electric freight front, but there's a trucking specialist out there that now has that end of the game covered: Mercedes-Benz. Revealed overnight, the Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck is a pure electric hauler with a claimed range of up to 200 kilometres, designed for intra-city goods delivery or "short radius distribution"...