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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country spied
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country spied

A prototype of the new Volvo V90 Cross Country wagon has been spied undergoing testing in sunny Spain. Currently, journalists from around the world are having their first drives of the new Volvo S90 sedan and V90 wagon. Meanwhile, Volvo is prepping a new addition the 90-Series range, a Cross Country variant for the V90, which will serve as a replacement for the XC70...


Hyundai RM16 N racing concept gives Veloster a new look
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Hyundai RM16 N racing concept gives Veloster a new look

Hyundai has unveiled the latest instalment in what has become an annual tradition, revealing its new Veloster-based RM16 N racing concept today. As with its RM14 and RM15 predecessors - named for the years of their debut - the RM16 is a Veloster reimagined, switching out its front-engined front-wheel-drive design for a midship rear-wheel-drive configuration...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Australian pricing revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Australian pricing revealed

UPDATE: New E-Class Estate revealed Australian pricing for the all-new 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has been announced today, ahead of a local market launch set for July. The new E-Class, revealed to the world in January and driven by CarAdvice in March, will debut locally in three grades, with a starting price of $89,990 plus on-road costs...


2017 Honda NSX aerodynamics detailed
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2017 Honda NSX aerodynamics detailed

Now that the first production Honda NSX has been ushered out the door of its specialist factory in Ohio, Honda has detailed some of the work it has put into optimising airflow around its hybrid supercar. Dubbed the 'total airflow management' concept by Honda, the goal for the aerodynamicists and designers working on the NSX was to simultaneously optimise downforce, reduce drag, maximise cooling, and figure out how best to get rid of excess heat...


Ferrari wins International Engine Of The Year, Ford triumphs again
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Ferrari wins International Engine Of The Year, Ford triumphs again

Italian marque Ferrari has received multiple honours at this week’s International Engine of the Year awards, with praise heaped on its 3.9-litre twin-turbo V8. The engine - found in the 488 GTB, 488 Spider and California T - took the top prize for 2016, edging out last year’s winner: BMW’s 1.5-litre plug-in-hybrid powertrain from the i8...


Dodge Charger: next-gen muscle car to lose weight, gain turbo four – report
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Dodge Charger: next-gen muscle car to lose weight, gain turbo four – report

The next-generation Dodge Charger could shed around 225 kilograms and add a small turbocharged petrol engine to the roster, according to a new report this week. Industry journal Automotive News cites an unnamed source with knowledge of the company’s product plan, claiming that the new Charger will ride on a version of the FCA ‘Giorgio’ platform that underpins the new Alfa Romeo Giulia...


Introducing the CarAdvice Radio Show: Mondays at 9pm AEST
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Introducing the CarAdvice Radio Show: Mondays at 9pm AEST

We are excited to announce that CarAdvice.com is launching a new radio show in partnership with Macquarie Media. Starting next week, the show will air on Monday nights at 9pm AEST, on 2GB Sydney, 3AW Melbourne, 4BC Brisbane and over 30 regional stations (see below). The CarAdvice show is hosted by Steve Price and runs during his number-one rated evening program Nights With Steve Price...


Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities
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Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities

Fiat Chrysler is suspected of installing an emissions testing defeat device on diesel versions of the Fiat 500X crossover. According to the Bild am Sonntag, the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA) believes that the device allows the car's emissions control system to work optimally for around 22 minutes before shutting off...


Paris bans all cars registered before 1997 to combat smog
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Paris bans all cars registered before 1997 to combat smog

In its ongoing bid to combat an increasing smog problem, French capital Paris will ban all cars registered before 1997 from its city center during weekdays. The plan to ban older cars is expected to come into effect from July, following a 2014 proposal by the city's Socialist Party mayor, Bertrand Delanoe...


Volvo CEO believes hybrids will replace diesels
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Volvo CEO believes hybrids will replace diesels

The head of Volvo believes that by the next decade hybrid drivetrains will supplant diesel engines throughout much of the world, including Europe. Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson, recently spoke to Car and Driver, and other American publications, about the company's three-cylinder plug-in-hybrid T5 drivetrain that will be offered for the first time in the next-generation 40-Series vehicles...


2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso to attract first-time customers, says local chief
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2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso to attract first-time customers, says local chief

Ferrari is confident that it’s newly released GTC4 Lusso offers a unique blend of super sport performance, tailored luxury and a level of practicality that will be enough to lure buyers away from other brands. Ferrari competes in the super-sport luxury segment, along with brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche (with its 911 Turbo and 911 Turbo S) and McLaren, and according to Herbert Appleroth, CEO, Ferrari Australia, the market is stronger than ever...


Possible Porsche Panamera coupe spied
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Possible Porsche Panamera coupe spied

A shortened Porsche Panamera mule has been spotted by spy photographers and it hints at a possible new front-engined, rear-wheel-drive coupe for Porsche. This isn't the first time an engineering mule has been spotted wearing a modified body from the next-generation Panamera and sporting a shorter wheelbase...


2017 Opel Zafira facelift unveiled
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2017 Opel Zafira facelift unveiled

The updated 2017 Opel Zafira has been revealed this week, with a refreshed face that brings the MPV in line with the new Astra hatchback and other upcoming Opel and Vauxhall models. With GM’s local arm Holden looking to European-sourced models for at least one third of its line-up by 2020, the new Zafira could be a starter in Australia in the coming years to take on the likes of the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso and Kia Rondo...


Volkswagen core brand's profit plunges in wake of diesel emissions issue
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Volkswagen core brand's profit plunges in wake of diesel emissions issue

Volkswagen Passenger Cars’ operating profit plunged 86 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 (year-on-year) in the wake of the diesel emissions cheating scandal, though the wider VW Group posted far more robust figures. Volkswagen Group’s core brand suffered a 1.3 per cent dip in worldwide deliveries to 1...


Ferrari designer says ‘no way’ to Ferrari SUV
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Ferrari designer says ‘no way’ to Ferrari SUV

On his first visit to Australia to launch the new Ferrari GTC4 Lusso, Flavio Manzoni, Ferrari’s senior vice president of design, has also said there is no chance that Ferrari will produce an SUV...