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Citroen SpaceTourer minibus, Hyphen 4WD concept detailed ahead of Geneva
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Citroen SpaceTourer minibus, Hyphen 4WD concept detailed ahead of Geneva

The 2017 Citroen SpaceTourer was first revealed in December, but now the French car maker has revealed new images and details - and a special new concept version - ahead of its premiere at next month's Geneva motor show. The 2016 SuperTourer will have three different wheelbases available, 4600mm, 4950mm and 5300mm, with a boot volume of 1978 litres, 2381L and 2932L respectively...


SUVs almost outsold passenger cars in January
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SUVs almost outsold passenger cars in January

The day when SUVs become the new default vehicle appears more imminent than ever after a quick scan of January’s VFACTS registration data. According to the figures, passenger cars made up 35,214 of the total market’s 84,373 sales, enough for 41.7 per cent market share. This represents a fall, compared to January 2015, of 6.7 market share percentage points...


Chrysler 300 prices increased by $6000
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Chrysler 300 prices increased by $6000

Fiat Chrysler Australia has increased the recommended retail price of its Chrysler 300 and 300 SRT range by $6000 across the board. The pricing adjustments take the entry price of the 300C to $55,000 plus on-road costs, and the 300C Luxury to $60,000. Meanwhile the SRT8 Core climbs to $65,000, and the flagship SRT climbs to $75,000...


GM's latest platforms could last for 12 years or more
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GM's latest platforms could last for 12 years or more

The lifespan of the latest-generation of GM platforms could be stretched out to a dozen years or more under a recently announced new cost reduction plan. Dan Ammann, president of GM, has told Reuters that the platform that underpins the second-generation Chevrolet Cruze could last for 12 years or even longer...


Mahindra Pik-Up replacement on the way: Pik-Up to feature new front and interior
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Mahindra Pik-Up replacement on the way: Pik-Up to feature new front and interior

Mahindra Australia will replace the current Pik-Up with a revised model, which, according to a local official, is due in Australia by the second quarter of 2017. The Mahindra Pik-Up was built as a ute version of the Mahindra Scorpio, which isn't available for sale locally. The Scorpio was recently updated with a revised front-end and interior, which will be used for the brand's global export ute, the Pik-Up...


Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally?: Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car
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Camaro or Corvette to take on Mustang locally? Chevrolet exec tight-lipped on Holden's new V8 sports car

The Ford Mustang, only recently launched in Australia, is already subject to huge waiting lists. With the market's interest in the new Mustang now patently clear, we wanted to compare two potential options for Holden's rear-wheel drive sports car, post Commodore. This week, we saddled up with the Chevrolet Camaro SS and Corvette Stingray, checking out both models at the 2016 Delhi motor show...


Land Rover enjoying Australian sales boom
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Land Rover enjoying Australian sales boom

Land Rover is riding the crest of the wave in Australia’s SUV boom, after posting another month of significant sales growth here last month. The iconic British-based brand posted 1173 registrations in January, up 34 per cent over the same month in 2015. Every model in its range, including those from its Range Rover sub-brand, posted a sales upswing...


Pininfarina set to unveil concept at 2016 Geneva motor show
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Pininfarina set to unveil concept at 2016 Geneva motor show

Italian design and production firm Pininfarina has released an image, teasing a concept to be unveiled at this year's Geneva motor show. The design depicts what looks to be the nose of a sports-coupe, complete with aerodynamic vanes flanking the iconic Pininfarina badge...


Should I leave traction control on when driving off-road?
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Should I leave traction control on when driving off-road?

Anyone that has been off-road knows that traction control systems can sometimes battle the car's ability to deliver torque to its wheels. CarAdvice reader Ben contacted us to see whether he should leave traction control on, or deactivate it while driving off-road. Q: I own a Toyota Prado and enjoy driving off road...


Bentley Bentayga's conservative design justified, says British brand
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Bentley Bentayga's conservative design justified, says British brand

Bentley says it didn’t want the new Bentayga to represent two wholly new concepts for the brand at once, which is why its first-ever SUV relies heavily on a set of predetermined exterior designs. Speaking to CarAdvice this week at the Bentayga's global launch in California, Darren Day, the company’s head of interior design, admitted it was too great a risk to create the brand’s first SUV and a new design language to go with it...


Bentley Bentayga is no hint of a new SUV obsession
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Bentley Bentayga is no hint of a new SUV obsession

With the new Bentley Bentayga SUV expected to become the most popular model in the British brand’s lineup, the company has dismissed concerns that it will become SUV-oriented. Bentley sold more than 10,000 cars worldwide in 2015, making it the third year in a row that it has passed the 10k mark...


Bentley Bentayga 'coupe' in development, possibly ready by 2019
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Bentley Bentayga 'coupe' in development, possibly ready by 2019

Preliminary work has begun on a Bentley Bentayga "coupe" and it could be on the market by 2019. Wolfgang Duerheimer, CEO of Bentley, told Automotive News that the company has already begun preliminary design and engineering work of a "coupe" version of Bentayga. Duerheimer said that design-wise, it was best to "imagine the EXP 10 [Speed 6 coupe concept] as an SUV — it doesn’t look 'old Bentley'"...


Bentley Bentayga to carry world's most expensive in-car option
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Bentley Bentayga to carry world's most expensive in-car option

The new Bentley Bentayga SUV will be available with the world’s most expensive in-car option, thanks to a Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon watch available for the centre console - priced at just over $300,000 (150,000 pounds). That makes it about three quarters the price of the Bentley Bentayga, which will begin arriving in Australia from April with a starting price of $420,000...


2017 Fiat 500X Abarth spied testing
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2017 Fiat 500X Abarth spied testing

The long-anticipated 2017 Abarth 500X sports SUV has been spied out and about this week, ahead of a debut that could occur later this year. Talk of an Abarth version of the new Fiat 500X surfaced in 2014, when Fiat designer Roberto Giolito hinted that the small SUV would be a perfect platform for the scorpion brand’s sports tuning program...


Tesla Model 3 will be revealed in March... but not detailed
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Tesla Model 3 will be revealed in March... but not detailed

Electric vehicle fans will have to be patient for a proper understanding of the upcoming Tesla Model 3, following a reminder this week from CEO Elon Musk that its unveiling will be a drawn-out affair. Speaking at an event at Tesla’s base in Chambourcy, France, Musk confirmed Tesla would take a drip-feed approach to the unveiling, beginning in March - much akin to the Model X SUV’s introduction...