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Mazda CX-4 will not be sold in Australia
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Mazda CX-4 will not be sold in Australia

The all-new Mazda CX-4 will make its international debut in production guise at the 2016 Shanghai motor show - but it won't be sold in Australia, CarAdvice can reveal. We've already covered the Mazda Koeru concept and we've seen a number of images of the production version in China - see them here - and there is good reason we've only seen it there...


LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you
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LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you

Everyone's favourite kit-car is now a car-kit from LEGO. The LEGO Ideas program providing an official stamp of approval to the Caterham Seven model developed by an avid fan. You may recall back in 2014, we alerted you to the submission of the Caterham kit to the user-generated LEGO Ideas development program...


Mercedes-AMG set to expand global range to 48 models by the end of 2016: 12 dedicated AMG Performance Centres for Australia
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Mercedes-AMG set to expand global range to 48 models by the end of 2016: 12 dedicated AMG Performance Centres for Australia

Even after a record year of global sales in 2015 (68,875 units) Mercedes-AMG is looking to expand the sporting vehicle line up to a staggering 48 models by the end of 2016. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2016 Geneva motor show, Mercedes-AMG Chief Executive Tobias Moers also confirmed that an AMG E43 sedan and C63 Cabriolet would be part of the onslaught of new vehicles...


GM purchases highway autopilot company Cruise Automation
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GM purchases highway autopilot company Cruise Automation

General Motors has acquired San Francisco-based autonomous vehicle technology company Cruise Automation. GM expects the purchase of Cruise Automation to be complete some time during the second quarter. Once all the legal paperwork is complete, Cruise Automation will become an independent part of GM's Autonomous Vehicle Development Team and will continue to be based out of San Francisco...


2017 Holden Barina RS spied testing in Chevrolet form
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2017 Holden Barina RS spied testing in Chevrolet form

The current sixth-generation Holden Barina may be coming in for its first major facelift, five years into the model’s life cycle. These exclusive photos reveal the light Barina hatch in its overseas Chevrolet Sonic form, decked out in full RS kit with large(ish) multi-spoke alloy wheels, sports exhaust tip and a lowered ride height...


Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 rear-wheel-drive coupe unveiled in Australia
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Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 rear-wheel-drive coupe unveiled in Australia

Feast your eyes on this brand new Italian thoroughbred - it’s the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2, and it swaps the usual all-wheel drive system for a livelier two-wheel drive set-up. It’s also the first time we’ve seen it in Australia after its global debut at last year’s Los Angeles auto show. Under the engine cover is the same deliciously boisterous 5...


Deals on wheels — March 11
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Deals on wheels — March 11

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at factory-backed special offers for all you weekend 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. Toyota HiLux WorkMate 4x4 dual-cab Toyota has never really had to discount new-generation HiLuxes much before...


Subaru prototyping mid-engined sports car - report
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Subaru prototyping mid-engined sports car - report

Work has begun on a prototype that could become a new mid-engined successor to the Subaru BRZ, according to a report out of the US this week. The prototype, said to be a response to dealers looking for “something special”, would be worlds away from Subaru’s familiar image. But, then, talk of the BRZ was once viewed in a similar light...


Tesla Model S to go racing in Electric GT World Series, if approved
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Tesla Model S to go racing in Electric GT World Series, if approved

The single-seater Formula E electric racing series could soon be joined by a championship based on real-world production cars, with news that the Electric GT World Series is in the works. The series’ organisers Electric GT Holdings say it will eventually be open to a wide range of track-tweaked EVs, but, for now, it has specified the popular Tesla Model S as the racer of choice...


Jeep Trailcat, Crew Chief 715 and other mean concepts to debut at Easter Safari
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Jeep Trailcat, Crew Chief 715 and other mean concepts to debut at Easter Safari

Jeep will debut seven concept cars at this year's 50th annual Easter Safari at Moab, Utah, which takes place between March 19 and 27. The concept vehicles have been developed for the brand's 75th anniversary and predictably play on the brand's off-road positioning, as well as its military heritage...


2017 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 getting substantial Australian-developed overhauls
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2017 Holden Colorado and Colorado 7 getting substantial Australian-developed overhauls

The Holden Colorado ute and its Colorado 7 seven-seat off-roader sibling are in line for some very substantial mid-life updates for the 2017 model year, to arrive in Australia later this year. We’re already beginning to see spy images and renderings of both Thai versions, but one thing you can expect from the Holden iterations are less garish, market-specific frontal designs...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 4Matic revealed ahead of Australian launch
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 4Matic revealed ahead of Australian launch

Just weeks after the official unveiling of its more everyday E-Class siblings, the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG E43 sedan has been unveiled. Confirmed first with CarAdvice at this month's Geneva motor  show, the new large performance sedan follows the mid-sized C43 and the SLC43 roadster to become the third model offered as part of Mercedes-AMG's re-branding of variants that would have previously worn a '450 AMG Sport' badge...


2017 Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe ready for New York motor show
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2017 Mazda MX-5 Roadster Coupe ready for New York motor show

The anticipated 2017 MX-5 Roadster Coupe name is on track for debut this month, if an official invitation for the New York motor show is anything to go by. The option of a folding hardtop was last seen in the now retired NC MX-5 range, with the all-new ND model currently available only in ragtop form...


2017 Subaru Impreza set for New York motor show, in Australia by December
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2017 Subaru Impreza set for New York motor show, in Australia by December

The next-generation Subaru Impreza will make its global debut at the New York auto show on March 24. Subaru isn't giving much away about the new Impreza, except to say that the small car has a completely redesigned interior and exterior, that it will be more spacious, and will feature the company's latest in-car and safety technology...


Ford patents in-car cinema experience for driverless vehicles
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Ford patents in-car cinema experience for driverless vehicles

Ford has filed a patent in the US for an in-car entertainment system that could one day bring the cinema to the driver’s seat. No, you're not misreading that: the American motor giant recently lodged a patent application for an “autonomous vehicle entertainment system”, complete with its own projector and portable screen...