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Jaguar SVR badge not limited to V8s: Smaller engines and EVs all possible
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Jaguar SVR badge not limited to V8s: Smaller engines and EVs all possible

Jaguar says that its performance brand, Special Vehicle Operations, will not be limited to just V8 engines as improving engine technology and ever-tightening emissions regulations make a solid case for smaller engines. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the Jaguar F-Pace in Europe this week, Jaguar’s director of public relations, Richard Agnew, confirmed that SVO will turn its attention to other engine types in the future...


2017 Mazda CX-4 teasers leaked ahead of Beijing debut
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2017 Mazda CX-4 teasers leaked ahead of Beijing debut

The upcoming Mazda CX-4 SUV has been teased again before its official debut at the 2016 Beijing motor show, after more images of the new SUV were leaked on Mazda’s Chinese media website today. Pitched as a more coupe-like companion to the popular CX-5 SUV, in much the same vein as BMW's X3/X4 and X5/X6 pairs, the CX-4 is described by Mazda as an “exploring coupe”...


2016 Iveco Daily 4x4: rigorous outback testing completed ahead of local launch
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2016 Iveco Daily 4x4: rigorous outback testing completed ahead of local launch

One of the country's most hardcore off-road utility vehicles, the 2016 Iveco Daily 4x4, has concluded its Australian testing ahead of its launch in the coming months. The local testing regimen included 13,000 kilometres of testing at "almost full GVM" (4495 kilograms), and saw the Iveco Daily 4x4 encounter temperatures of 48° Celsius...


Queen Elizabeth II’s Bentley Mulsanne goes on sale
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Queen Elizabeth II’s Bentley Mulsanne goes on sale

If you’re not satisfied with the current stock of British Royal Family memorabilia, you could now get your hands on a 2012 Bentley Mulsanne once owned by Queen Elizabeth II. The car is listed by a dealership in Surrey, England on car-trading website Auto Trader, for just under 200,000 pounds ($374,400)...


Autonomous and human-driven trucks head into European platooning challenge
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Autonomous and human-driven trucks head into European platooning challenge

The European Truck Platooning Challenge is under way with participants scheduled to arrive in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, tomorrow. Six truck manufacturers are taking part in the European Truck Platooning Challenge, which is being run by the current president of the European Council. Among the truck makers taking part are Scania, Mercedes-Benz and Iveco...


2016 Jaguar XE and XF sedans recalled for fuel-hose fix
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2016 Jaguar XE and XF sedans recalled for fuel-hose fix

Jaguar Australia has recalled a number of its 2016 XE and XF sedans over fears a fuel-hose issue may cause the engine to stall unexpectedly. According to Jaguar, a low-pressure fuel-feed hose may detach from the fuel filter, causing fuel to leak into the engine bay, increasing the likelihood of the engine stalling...


Jeep Wrangler ute confirmed for Australia
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Jeep Wrangler ute confirmed for Australia

The iconic Jeep Wrangler is getting in on the ute sales boom and, with the next generation, will be available as a dual-cab pick-up in Australia. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, FCA Australia marketing and product manager, Zac Loo said that the anticipated Wrangler ute would be a logical extension of the model line-up, particularly for the Australian market...


2016 BMW X5 adds 'Innovations' equipment pack as standard
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2016 BMW X5 adds 'Innovations' equipment pack as standard

BMW has announced that the 'Innovations' package will now be available as a no-cost option on all X5 models. This brings the top-selling luxury SUV in-line with the updated Mercedes-Benz GLE range in offering more safety- and technology-centric equipment as standard...


Volvo XC90 Excellence under consideration for Australia
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Volvo XC90 Excellence under consideration for Australia

A high-end, even more luxurious version of the Volvo XC90 appears to be on the cards for Australia. The local arm of the Chinese-owned Swedish brand has confirmed it is considering adding the Volvo XC90 Excellence to its ranks as a flagship model for the range, which currently tops out with the XC90 T8 R-Design plug-in hybrid model at $122,950 plus on-road costs...


2016 Mazda CX-9: initial Australian details revealed
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2016 Mazda CX-9: initial Australian details revealed

The all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 seven-seat SUV will be offered in four grades when it launches later this year. The Japanese brand has confirmed that the new CX-9 will be offered in Sport, Touring, GT and Azami model lines, with all four variants to be offered with front- or on-demand all-wheel drive...


2017 Audi A3 revealed ahead of Australian launch: New engines, upgraded tech on-board
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2017 Audi A3 revealed ahead of Australian launch: New engines, upgraded tech on-board

The refreshed 2017 Audi A3 has been revealed today ahead of an Australian launch confirmed for later this year. First launched in 2012, the third-generation Audi A3 has been given a midlife makeover, with refreshed looks at both ends, upgraded technology in the cabin and new engines under the bonnet...


Lada Kalina NFR revealed as company’s fastest production car
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Lada Kalina NFR revealed as company’s fastest production car

Lada has revealed details of its latest creation, the Kalina NFR, heralded as the Russian manufacturer’s fastest-ever production vehicle. While Lada currently flexes its performance muscles in the World Touring Car Championship (WTCC) with a racing version of the Lada Vesta, the car maker is not exactly renowned for producing road cars with impressive performance...


Ford Australia the fast riser in 2016 sales race
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Ford Australia the fast riser in 2016 sales race

Ford Australia grew its sales over the first quarter of 2016 more than any other brand, March VFACTS industry sales figures have revealed. The Blue Oval brand’s local arm sold 18,641 units between January and March, up 13.7 per cent. This is also 2239 more vehicles than it sold over the same period in 2015, a differential matched by no other brand...


Tesla Model X production hampered by ‘hubris', admits company
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Tesla Model X production hampered by ‘hubris', admits company

Production of the Tesla Model X has been hampered by what the company claims is “hubris” and cramming “far too much new technology” into a new vehicle. Despite the hype and apparent enthusiasm of Tesla loyalists, there aren’t many Model X crossovers on the road today. In the last four months of 2015 just 208 Model X crossovers were delivered to customers...


Faraday Future zooms in on new EV model teaser
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Faraday Future zooms in on new EV model teaser

Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has handed down a new teaser image for the first of its upcoming production models, offering a closer look at a vehicle previewed in November last year. At the time, Faraday Future had been shrouded in mystery, with little to no official word on the company’s management or backing...