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McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood
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McLaren P1 LM revealed: street-legal P1 GTR debuts at Goodwood

British company Lanzante has revealed the McLaren P1 LM, a road-going version of the extra-hyper McLaren P1 GTR track special. Following reports last year that it would create a version of the P1 GTR for the road, Lanzante has finally come through with a street-legal vehicle that wears a race-ready look...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: six variants for Australia, AMG 43 and 63 confirmed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe: six variants for Australia, AMG 43 and 63 confirmed

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed that it will roll out six iterations of its sport-stylised mid-sized SUV, the new 2017 GLC Coupe. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the GLC Coupe, Mercedes-Benz Australia’s Senior PR Manager, David McCarthy, revealed that four variants will hit local showrooms around November or December this year...


Petrol cars to dominate Australian market in 2030 - study
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Petrol cars to dominate Australian market in 2030 - study

The Queensland University of Technology (QUT) has published a study predicting that in 15 years time, petrol-powered vehicles will continue to dominate the Australian market. Despite the drive to adopt electric or electric-assisted vehicles to cut emissions and reliance on fossil fuels, the study suggests that in Australia, the number of battery-powered vehicles on local roads will continue to trail petrol cars in 2030...


2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2017 Subaru Levorg gets five-star ANCAP safety rating

The newly-launched 2017 Subaru Levorg range has been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating from independent crash tester, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). In its announcement this week, ANCAP praised the new Levorg wagon range for being among the few models offered locally with autonomous emergency braking as standard on all variants...


Ford Kuga Vignale special joins European line-up
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Ford Kuga Vignale special joins European line-up

Ford’s European arm has confirmed a premium Kuga Vignale variant based on the concept car that appeared at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. While not confirmed for Australia, the new Ford Kuga Vignale is scheduled to go on sale in Europe later this year, joining the Mondeo Vignale, Edge Vignale and S-Max Vignale in Ford’s luxury sub-brand range...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...


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...