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Hyundai N Performance cars 'must be track going', two variants to launch with i30
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Hyundai N Performance cars 'must be track going', two variants to launch with i30

Hyundai's new performance engineering boss says N Performance cars must be track going, with the brand confirming two levels of Hyundai i30N performance vehicles for buyers. Speaking exclusively with members of the Australian media, Hyundai head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann said that the brand would release two versions of the i30N and that both would have a track requirement...


Audi's driverless future is coming sooner than you think
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Audi's driverless future is coming sooner than you think

The next-generation Audi A8 luxury sedan will feature autonomous driving and is due in Australia in 2018, the company has confirmed. Audi board member Dr Dietmar Voggenreiter told CarAdvice the brand is marching ahead with autonomous driving technology, despite government legislation around the world yet to catch up with the new tech...


Porsche Panamera two-door coupe 'definitely has a market'
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Porsche Panamera two-door coupe 'definitely has a market'

There’s a chance that a two-door Porsche Panamera coupe could be produced to take on the likes of the Ferrari GTC4 Lusso T and Bentley Continental. Such a model has been predicted from the German sports car brand for a while, as a potential third family member of the Panamera range alongside the sedan(ish) model that launched recently, and the confirmed Sport Turismo wagon due in the coming years...


'Pay How You Drive' is here and could save you $$$
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'Pay How You Drive' is here and could save you $$$

Your car's connectivity, and how you drive, could impact on your insurance premiums in the future - according to senior Renault connectivity guru, Benoit Joly. With modern cars increasingly connected to the outside world and sending and receiving live updates to and from any number of sources, Joly believes insurance companies could offer lower premiums to those drivers who agree to share their driving data with them...


Volkswagen diesel emissions saga: Company claims its culture has changed, as EV focus intensifies
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Volkswagen diesel emissions saga: Company claims its culture has changed, as EV focus intensifies

Volkswagen says the diesel emissions scandal that has savaged the company over the past year has been a catalyst for greatly-needed internal change, and fast-tracked its drive to be the undisputed world leader in electric cars...


2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part 3
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2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part 3

  Well the 2016 Paris Motor Show is done and done. Here's the final gallery of images. Stay tuned to hear what the team thought with our Hits and Misses of the show...


No plans for Mitsubishi Pajero successor
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No plans for Mitsubishi Pajero successor

The SUV-strong line-up at Mitsubishi Motors seems unlikely to retain one of its stalwart models, the Mitsubishi Pajero, when production of that car eventually winds up. The Mitsubishi Pajero has been the flagship offering in the brand’s ranks for some time, and in its current generation it has been around for a decade, having been tweaked and massaged almost annually with more kit and pricing changes to keep things fresh...


CarAdvice podcast 23: 2017 Holden Astra pricing, Name Your Car Day, Paris Motor show, VW boss, plus more!
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CarAdvice podcast 23: 2017 Holden Astra pricing, Name Your Car Day, Paris Motor show, VW boss, plus more!

Welcome to episode 23 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, Mandy Turner is joined by a CarAdvice podcast first, James Wong, to talk all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world...


Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept could spawn coupe-style SUV
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Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept could spawn coupe-style SUV

The divisive Mitsubishi GT-PHEV concept shown at the 2016 Paris motor show could well spawn a production crossover coupe, according to the company’s chief designer. Tsunehiro Kunimoto, corporate general manager of Mitsubishi Motors’ design office, spoke with CarAdvice at the unveiling of the bulky GT-PHEV concept SUV, where he was keen to point out that the show car was a styling exercise first and foremost...


2016 Infiniti Q50 pricing and specs: 298kW twin-turbo V6 tops updated line-up
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2016 Infiniti Q50 pricing and specs: 298kW twin-turbo V6 tops updated line-up

A new twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre V6 petrol engine headlines a revised, and dearer, 2016 Infiniti Q50 range, with a 298kW/475Nm Red Sport model presenting buyers with a new rear-wheel-drive performance flagship from the luxury Japanese marque. Joining the existing turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol and 2.2-litre diesel four-cylinder engines, and 3...


Skoda working on smaller crossover to sell alongside Kodiaq and new Yeti
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Skoda working on smaller crossover to sell alongside Kodiaq and new Yeti

Skoda doubled the size of its SUV range this week with the global launch of the Kodiaq seven-seater, but it won’t stop there, with the Czech brand revealing plans to offer a new urban crossover to rival the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V...


Nissan's takeover of Mitsubishi close to completion
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Nissan's takeover of Mitsubishi close to completion

The Renault Nissan Alliance’s takeover of Mitsubishi should be completed by the end of the year, according to the alliance’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn. Ghosn revealed at the Paris motor show this week that the Alliance was in the due diligence phase and that he expected the deal to be finalised by the end of the year...


Hyundai boss confirms testing already commenced on 280kW hot hatch
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Hyundai boss confirms testing already commenced on 280kW hot hatch

Hyundai has confirmed to a group of Australian journalists that the company has commenced working on a 280kW hot hatch set to rival the likes of Ford's Focus RS, Audi's RS 3 and Meredes-AMG's A45 in terms of power and torque. Hyundai head of vehicle test and high performance development, Albert Biermann told CarAdvice that he has already driven a road going prototype version of the brand's RN30 concept vehicle and he is very impressed...


2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part two
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2016 Paris Motor Show Gallery - part two

Well, the media days for the 2016 Paris Motor Show are nearly done, but there is still plenty to see! Here's another gallery of images from the show floor...


2017 Mazda CX-5 brings upgraded safety, revised pricing for Australia
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2017 Mazda CX-5 brings upgraded safety, revised pricing for Australia

Australia's 2017 Mazda CX-5 has been given a key safety boost over the 2016 range, making a number of its i-ActiveSense features standard for the new model year. When the CX-5 was last updated in April 2015, the i-ActiveSense Safety Pack was made available across almost the entire range, adding blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and Smart City Brake Support (forward collision and warning)...