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BMW X2 crossover confirmed for Australia
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BMW X2 crossover confirmed for Australia

The slick BMW X2 small crossover is a sure thing to come to Australia to rival the Audi Q2 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, most likely in the first half of 2018.  Previewed last September as a concept car, the X2 will be based on BMW Group’s UKL platform, which currently underpins the Mini Cooper, BMW X1 and the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer...


2017 Honda Civic Type R confirmed for Geneva
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2017 Honda Civic Type R confirmed for Geneva

The hotly-anticipated 2017 Honda Civic Type R has been confirmed for a production debut at this year's Geneva motor show next month. Honda has confirmed this week that it will present the production version of its upcoming hot hatch – not the concept we've already seen – at the Geneva event which runs in early March...


CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review
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CarAdvice podcast 40: 2017 VW Golf GTI review

Right from the CarAdvice Melbourne office couch, Mandy and Mike Costello bring you the latest car news, including the Hyundai i30 N official details revealed, BMW demands Australian government for EV support, 2017 Pagani Huayra Roadster unveiled, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross name confirmed for new ASX companion and GM could sell Opel to PSA...


Great Wall Steed cab-chassis coming
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Great Wall Steed cab-chassis coming

Great Wall Australia is still on track to introduce a cheaper single-cab-chassis version of the Steed ute before the end of 2017. It is expected that the Steed cab-chassis will come in both 110kW/310Nm 2.0-litre turbo-diesel 4x4 and 100kW/205Nm 2.4-litre petrol 4x2 configurations...


Italdesign launches new brand for short run production vehicles
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Italdesign launches new brand for short run production vehicles

Italdesign's new Italdesign Automobili Speciali brand will make its official debut at the Geneva motor show in March. The new brand and logo will be used on future "ultra low series production, aimed at a number of selected collectors". Featuring a stylised bull's head, the logo is a link to the company's roots in the Italian city of Turin, which features four bulls on its flag...


'SUVs' have jumped the shark
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'SUVs' have jumped the shark

When it comes to proliferating the increasingly erroneous notion that SUVs deserve their own category, I’m more culpable than most. But swallowing one’s pride and changing one’s mind is easy, if you want it to be. Guys, we need to consider not separating ‘SUVs’ and ‘passenger’ cars any more, in some cases at least, because the lines are blurred to the point of imperceptibility...


2018 Hyundai Accent sedan revealed  in Toronto
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2018 Hyundai Accent sedan revealed in Toronto

The all-new 2018 Hyundai Accent sedan has been revealed this week at the Canadian motor show in Toronto. Like the current car, the Accent will be offered in both hatchback and sedan bodies, though the new model is longer and wider than its predecessor in both forms, while also offering more space between the axles...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 17, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report
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Kia Niro to get Hyundai Ioniq electric powertrain in 2018 – report

The Kia Niro hybrid SUV sold in the US and Europe is set to get an all-electric variant next year, according to a new report. An article by Dutch publication AutoRai, translated by Carscoops quotes the company's European CEO, Michael Cole, saying the Niro EV will use the running gear of the all-electric version of the Hyundai Ioniq...


Victorian Road Safety Education Complex announced
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Victorian Road Safety Education Complex announced

The Victorian Government, the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and Museums Victoria have announced a new Road Safety Education Complex at the Melbourne Museum in Carlton. Featuring the latest in visual and digital technology, the complex will help students and the wider community understand their own vulnerability and the choices they need to make to be safer on the roads, as part of the Government's $146 million Young Driver Safety package...


Honda City facelift revealed for India, not for Oz
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Honda City facelift revealed for India, not for Oz

The facelifted Honda City has made its debut for the Indian market, sporting a new look, more technology and a more premium interior. Compared to the model sold here, the Indian-market City features a new design at the front which includes revised headlights with integrated LED daytime-running lights, a refreshed bumper design and new chrome trim that runs through the front grille between the headlights...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops heavy disguise, interior spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class drops heavy disguise, interior spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class has been spied again, but this latest prototype has shed all of the false body panels and temporary components used on earlier vehicles. It has also given us a first look at the new hatch's interior. Although it's tough to see too many styling details on this vehicle, we're expecting a gentle evolution of the current car's styling...


2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast revealed
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2017 Ferrari 812 Superfast revealed

The Ferrari 812 Superfast has been unveiled ahead of the car's in-the-flesh debut at the Geneva motor show next month. Launched to celebrate the company's 70th anniversary, the 812 Superfast is a major update of the F12 Berlinetta that was released in 2012. Major design changes include all new body panels, LED headlights, and a quad tail-light setup...


Hyundai ute "now moving forward", ute-based SUV on the cards
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Hyundai ute "now moving forward", ute-based SUV on the cards

Hyundai's commercial division is desperate for a ute, and years of presenting business cases to the company's Korean headquarters have finally paid off: the project is now moving forward. While the Hyundai Santa Cruz concept depicted a lifestyle ute, it's not the vehicle Hyundai has pitched to its global headquarters...


Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12
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Aston Martin AM-RB 001 to get Cosworth V12

Aston Martin has confirmed its Formula One-inspired AM-RB 001 hypercar will feature a naturally-aspirated V12 built by legendary British engine company, Cosworth. The British marque announced some of the technical partners for its hypercar project this week, along with some of the key details of its road-going racer. A high-revving 6...