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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR pricing and specifications: $289,590 start for fastest F-Type ever
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2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR pricing and specifications: $289,590 start for fastest F-Type ever

The hot new 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR models are now available to order in Australia, two weeks before the coupe and convertible pair make their global debut at the Geneva motor show. As the first-ever production Jaguar models to be given a going-over by the company’s Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) arm, the F-Type SVR twins also come with the distinction of being the fastest of the breed...


2016 Holden Spark pricing and specifications: $13,990 hatch lands in April
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2016 Holden Spark pricing and specifications: $13,990 hatch lands in April

The all-new 2016 Holden Spark will hit Australia in April with a starting price of $13,990 plus on-road costs, the lion brand has confirmed today. Revealed first as the overseas Chevrolet Spark in April last year, the Spark was quickly confirmed as a replacement for the local Barina Spark model...


2017 Lotus Elise Cup 250 unveiled
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2017 Lotus Elise Cup 250 unveiled

The Lotus Elise Cup 250 has been unveiled, and Lotus claims that it is the fastest road-going Elise yet. Replacing the Cup 220, the Elise Cup 250 has more power and less weight. Weight saving measures mean that the Cup 250 has shed 21 kilograms compared to its forebear. The Cup 250's diet includes a new lithium-ion battery (10kg saving), carbonfibre seats (6kg saving), and forged alloy wheels (1...


BYD E6: Chinese electric vehicle could be coming to Australia
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BYD E6: Chinese electric vehicle could be coming to Australia

The Chinese BYD E6 all-electric vehicle could be on its way to Australia in the near future, if a recent registration with a government regulatory website is a preview of things to come. The registration details suggest that Chinese car maker BYD Automotive could be within a year of launching a vehicle in Australia - potentially through Sydney-based distributor Ateco, which also distributes Chinese brands Great Wall, Chery and LDV...


2017 Skoda 'Kodiak' SUV rendered ahead of concept debut in Geneva
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2017 Skoda 'Kodiak' SUV rendered ahead of concept debut in Geneva

A speculative rendering of Skoda’s coming new SUV has appeared this week, ahead of a Geneva motor show debut for the company’s VisionS concept. Talk of a dedicated SUV in the Skoda range has been circulating for some time, and while executives have been willing to discuss the model, few details have been shared...


Alpine Vision concept unveiled
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Alpine Vision concept unveiled

Renault’s reborn sports car subsidiary Alpine has confirmed it will reveal its mid-engined, lightweight, turbocharged sports coupe before the end of 2016, with European sales to commence from April next year and the rest of the globe to swiftly follow...


2017 Ford Focus mule spy photos
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2017 Ford Focus mule spy photos

A mule for the next-generation Ford Focus has been spied by our photographers in the snow covered land that is northern Sweden. While the chassis and running gear may be from Ford's next-generation Focus, this mule, named after the recently departed lead singer of Motorhead, offers no clues as to the design of the company's important world car...


Queensland Police issue more speeding tickets than ever; road toll unaffected
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Queensland Police issue more speeding tickets than ever; road toll unaffected

Queensland Police have issued an additional 2695 speeding tickets in the first quarter of this financial year compared with the same period last year, bringing in at least $423,000 of additional revenue. The main change in policing speed has been the removal of warning signs indicating the presence of a speed camera on Queensland roads from July 2015 (the same time that speeding fines also increased in price)...


2017 Lexus LC500h hybrid revealed ahead of Geneva debut
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2017 Lexus LC500h hybrid revealed ahead of Geneva debut

It wouldn’t be a Lexus if there weren’t a hybrid variant to go with it, and so now we have this: the Lexus LC500h hybrid sports coupe. But, apart from its new blue finish - the same trick last played with the LF-LC concept that preceded the LC500 - there’s little to know about this new hybrid variant’s power package...


Ssangyong SIV-2 hybrid concept and Tivoli XLV to debut in Geneva
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Ssangyong SIV-2 hybrid concept and Tivoli XLV to debut in Geneva

The lengthened Ssangyong Tivoli XLV and the new Ssangyong SIV-2 concept will be the Korean car company's headline acts at this year's Geneva motor show. Based on the XLV Air concept, which made its debut the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, the Tivoli XLV will soon go into production. Riding on the same 2600mm wheelbase as the regular five-door Tivoli, the XLV features a 235mm longer body...


Police prejudice towards certain cars, is it real?
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Police prejudice towards certain cars, is it real?

I travel a lot. In 2015 I flew 238 times. I am also of Middle Eastern origin (Persian), though very much Australian. So the running joke in the CarAdvice office is that, since I'm strip-searched for what seems to be every single one of those flights, I may as well be a stripper. Though I suspect my career potential may be limited in that capacity...


2016 Fiat 500, 500C pricing and specifications: Styling refresh, new tech, price shuffle
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2016 Fiat 500, 500C pricing and specifications: Styling refresh, new tech, price shuffle

The newly updated 2016 Fiat 500 hatch and 500C convertible make their Australian market debut this week, bringing lightly revised styling, a handful of key technology upgrades and notable changes to the model spread and pricing...


2017 Infiniti Q30 could start below $30,000
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2017 Infiniti Q30 could start below $30,000

The all-new 2017 Infiniti Q30 will go on sale in the third quarter of this year, and there’s a chance the brand will attack the small premium car class with a sub-$30,000 price tag to gain sales traction. Officially, Infiniti Australia says it’s “too soon to say” whether the starting price of the new Q30 small crossover hatchback will creep below the $30,000 mark...


Jaguar E-Pace mule spy photos
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Jaguar E-Pace mule spy photos

Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly working on a second SUV, said to be known as the Jaguar E-Pace, and our spy photographers have nabbed what they believe to be the first visual proof. Although this mule wears a Range Rover Evoque body, our spies believe that it's an early mule for the new Jaguar E-Pace SUV...


2016 Peugeot 308 GTi launches in Australia
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2016 Peugeot 308 GTi launches in Australia

Just 18 months ago, the Peugeot 308 GTi was merely a concept car, yet this week marked the official media launch of the all-new French hot hatch in Australia. The new Peugeot 308 GTi is the latest instalment in Peugeot Sport’s line of go-faster cars, like the RCZ-R and the 208 GTi 30th Anniversary – both of which delivered outstanding performance from a small displacement engine...