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BMW M2 Convertible ruled out
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BMW M2 Convertible ruled out

There will be no BMW M2 Convertible, because the German brand’s performance arm doesn’t see the need for it. CarAdvice has just been at the launch of the all-new BMW M2 Coupe, where the chief engineer of the model, Frank Isenberg, made it clear that a drop-top model wasn’t on the cards. “We’ve got such a nice M235i Convertible...


Honda airbag recall extends to Legend: More Civic and Jazz models join the list
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Honda airbag recall extends to Legend: More Civic and Jazz models join the list

Honda Australia’s ongoing recall of models equipped with controversially faulty Takata airbags has grown again, with a further 71,856 vehicles added this week. The latest additions include more variants of the previously recalled Civic and Jazz, this time affecting an as-yet unspecified number of vehicles in the 2006-11 Civic and 2012 Jazz lines...


Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard: Benz lobs bomb-proof limo
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Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard: Benz lobs bomb-proof limo

There’s an old saying about how some cars are mechanically “bulletproof”. But in the case of the car you see here, that’s a literalism. The new Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard armoured car is the most bomb- and gun-proof car civilians can buy, according to its German maker...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta revealed through leaked images
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta revealed through leaked images

The updated 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulietta has made its first unofficial appearance today, surfacing online in leaked images ahead a Geneva motor show debut. The facelifted Giulietta first appeared as a camouflaged prototype in October last year, but the update was made official earlier this month when a launch event invitation surfaced online...


2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack pricing and specifications: $49,290 starting point for rugged wagon
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2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack pricing and specifications: $49,290 starting point for rugged wagon

Now into its second generation, Volkswagen Australia has launched the 2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack locally with one engine and one specification. Priced from $49,290, the 2016 Passat Alltrack pricing represents an increase of $1000 over the old model, but comes with more kit to increase the value proposition. The Passat Alltrack launches with one engine, a 2...


2017 Volvo V40 facelift revealed: Australian debut due later this year
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2017 Volvo V40 facelift revealed: Australian debut due later this year

The updated 2017 Volvo V40 facelift has been revealed today, with an official premiere set to occur at the Geneva motor show next week. As expected, the small V40 hatch has been given only a light exterior update for the new model year. With an all-new replacement due in the next couple of years, a more extensive change was never likely...


2019 Ford Bronco rendered: get a load of this
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2019 Ford Bronco rendered: get a load of this

Speculation is rife that the legendary Ford Bronco is poised for a comeback before 2020, giving the Blue Oval a rival to the next-generation Jeep Wrangler. When it comes to under-utilised cult classics, the Bronco badge has to be up there. And given today’s predilection for SUVs of all stripes, a rebirth should surely satisfy the hearts of buyers and the brains of bean-counters alike...


2017 Audi S4 Avant launches in Europe: Australian launch due later this year
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2017 Audi S4 Avant launches in Europe: Australian launch due later this year

The new 2017 Audi S4 Avant performance wagon has been revealed ahead of a Geneva motor show debut next week. The new S4 Avant joins the S4 sedan that debuted at last year’s Frankfurt motor show, and both will join the newly launched 2016 Audi A4 line-up in Australia toward the end of this year. As with its sedan sibling, the new S4 Avant is powered by a direct-injected and turbocharged 3...


2017 McLaren 570GT: most practical McLaren ever to start at $406,800
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2017 McLaren 570GT: most practical McLaren ever to start at $406,800

The McLaren 570GT, the third piece in the McLaren Sports Series puzzle, has been revealed a week out from its Geneva motor show debut. Touted as the most luxurious, refined and practical McLaren built to date, the McLaren 570GT will sit alongside the 570S and 540C coupes – and an already confirmed 570S Spider due to be unveiled in 2017 – in the British company’s ‘entry level’ performance tier...


2016 Subaru Forester pricing and specifications
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2016 Subaru Forester pricing and specifications

The 2016 Subaru Forester update brings a significant revision to the car’s suspension setup, as well as the addition of new features and revised exterior and interior designs. The mid-life update to the fourth-generation Subaru Forester comes at a time when the popular SUV is trailing the Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail in the highly competitive medium-sized segment, at least in the sales race...


2016 Subaru Outback pricing and specifications
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2016 Subaru Outback pricing and specifications

The 2016 Subaru Outback has received minor revisions across the range, with the introduction of the company’s innovative Eyesight active safety technology as standard across the entire automatic line-up. Subaru Australia has added the Eyesight driver assist system to the diesel models of the Outback range, finalising the systems' roll out across the entire range (manual models excluded)...


2016 Subaru Liberty pricing and specifications
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2016 Subaru Liberty pricing and specifications

The 2016 Subaru Liberty launched this week gets minor revisions to its exterior and interior, while it now comes with a revised suspension setup and the company’s Vision Assist active safety technology as standard on the Premium variant. Subaru Australia has added the Vision Assist driver assist system as standard to the Premium variant in the Liberty range, in addition to the already present Eyesight system...


Volkswagen could build EVs in the US as part of dieselgate settlement - report
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Volkswagen could build EVs in the US as part of dieselgate settlement - report

The United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reportedly floated a proposal for Volkswagen to build electric vehicles in the US as part of its settlement for the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. The two parties are currently in discussions regarding fixes for the roughly half-a-million Volkswagen and Audi cars in the States equipped with the affected EA189 2...


2017 Aston Martin DB11 front-end and profile surface online - UPDATE
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2017 Aston Martin DB11 front-end and profile surface online - UPDATE

UPDATE: an additional image, this time showing the DB11's side view, has surfaced online. See below. The front end of the new Aston Martin DB11 coupe has been leaked again, and it gives us our clearest look yet at the successor to the DB9. The photograph you see here was posted on Twitter by user RudyBenjamin13, and seems to have been taken at a customer event...


Lamborghini boss to run Audi quattro GmbH, ex-Ferrari F1 chief taking Lambo reins
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Lamborghini boss to run Audi quattro GmbH, ex-Ferrari F1 chief taking Lambo reins

Audi’s quattro GmbH division, responsible for Audi Sport racing, plus the Audi R8 and RS models, will soon be run by charismatic Lamborghini president and CEO Stephan Winkelmann. Meantime, Lamborghini will in turn be run by former Scuderia Ferrari (Formula One) team principal Stefano Domenicali. An ex-Ferrari executive taking over at Lambo? Now that’s interesting...