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2018 Jeep Wrangler ute spied
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2018 Jeep Wrangler ute spied

The new Jeep Wrangler ute has been spied for the first time ahead of its debut some time next year. Visually, the new Wrangler will be evolutionary. As far the ute goes, it looks a lot like the five-door Unlimited, which was spied back in May, but with a tray tacked onto the end. Judging by these photos, the ute will probably have a longer wheelbase than its Unlimited sibling...


Utes or trucks - what's in a name?
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Utes or trucks - what's in a name?

Strewth! There’s been a lot of noise the last week or so in the automotive world surrounding some seemingly not-so-patriotic language creeping into our local dealer showrooms. CarAdvice first flagged the issue some 12 months ago, but it seems only now the rest of Australia, including sections of the motoring media, is catching on...


Audi wants 25 percent of sales to be EVs by 2025 - report
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Audi wants 25 percent of sales to be EVs by 2025 - report

Like its parent company, Audi is reportedly planning to invest heavily in electric vehicles as it pivots away from diesel cars. Sources within Audi have told Reuters that the luxury automaker is planning for electric vehicles to account for a quarter of its sales by 2025. In 2015, Audi sold about 1.8 million vehicles worldwide...


Germany will require autonomous cars to have black boxes - report
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Germany will require autonomous cars to have black boxes - report

The German government will soon require autonomous vehicles to be equipped with an on-board black box data recorder. Sources within German's ministry of transport have told Reuters that the government is preparing legislation that will require cars with self-driving functionality to have a black box on-board...


Ford Australia partners up on car-sharing and free airport parking
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Ford Australia partners up on car-sharing and free airport parking

Ford owners in Australia now have an advantage when it comes to saving money on airport parking,  thanks to a newly announced partnership with car-sharing service Carhood. Carhood currently operates in Melbourne and Brisbane, and has just launched in Sydney, offering a potentially lucrative solution for car owners that includes renting out your car while you're abroad...


2017 Porsche Panamera infotainment system detailed
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2017 Porsche Panamera infotainment system detailed

Details of the 2017 Porsche Panamera’s all-new infotainment system have been revealed, which will eventually feature across the brand’s line-up. Depending on the market, the new Porsche Connect system will offer a number of connected mobile services and apps, along with satellite navigation and a WiFi hotspot...


Washington DC might use taxi, Uber cars to handle some 911 cases
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Washington DC might use taxi, Uber cars to handle some 911 cases

Washington DC's government is considering employing taxis and Uber vehicles to handle non-emergency calls to its 911 hotline in order to reduce the workload on its ambulance and fire crews. Gregory Dean, chief of the city's fire and emergency medical services, told the local NBC affiliate: "We are working with the health department to find other ways to transport people, such as using a contract taxi cab or Uber...


Audi Q2 wears a look inspired by gridiron and the iconic Audi quattro
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Audi Q2 wears a look inspired by gridiron and the iconic Audi quattro

Anyone thinking the all-new Audi Q2 is just a scaled-down version of the Q3 couldn’t be more wrong. With the newest member of Audi’s high-riding Q stable, the designers have clearly broken from the matryoshka-style practice of serving up the same design in different sizes...


Hyundai i30 N crackles and growls in new sound bite
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Hyundai i30 N crackles and growls in new sound bite

If there's not too much audio fakery in this short new video - and you just know there'll be a little - the Hyundai i30 N hot hatch is going to deliver some serious aural delight when it launches in the year ahead...


2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon spied
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2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon spied

The regular E63 range hasn't even been released yet, but the Mercedes-AMG E63 Black Series wagon has already been spied enjoying a bit of summer sunshine in the south of Europe. Compared to the E63 and E63 S, which have been spied in both sedan and wagon forms, the Black Series prototype seen here features a wider track with flared wheel arches at both ends of the vehicle...


Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report
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Toyota Supra firming for 2018 launch - report

The long-awaited successor to the Toyota Supra is looking good to hit the road as soon as 2018 - or 'as late as 2018', depending on how long you've been waiting - according to a new report out of the UK. A fortnight ago it was reported that Toyota’s upcoming performance flagship will be powered by a BMW engine paired with a Toyota-developed hybrid system...


Audi Q2 here early 2017, priced from around $40,000
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Audi Q2 here early 2017, priced from around $40,000

The all-new Audi Q2 launched to a gathering of international press in Switzerland last week, but Australian buyers will have to wait until early 2017 for the chance to drive Audi’s newest and smallest SUV. With the arrival of the Q2, Audi enters a brand-new vehicle segment; small premium SUVs – the fastest growing sector in the entire market and one that includes rivals like the new BMW X1 and Mercedes-Benz GLA, both volume sellers for those German luxury carmakers...


2017 Lamborghini Aventador facelift spied
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador facelift spied

The facelifted Lamborghini Aventador has been spied doing a spot of hot weather testing in southern Europe. Visually, the revised Aventador features reshaped lower air intakes in the front bumper. There's also a redone set of side sills. Around the back, the chromed frame around the exhaust tips has been reshaped to be taller and narrower...


2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed
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2017 Tesla Model X 60D: Australian launch pricing confirmed

Initial Australian pricing for the 2017 Tesla Model X SUV has been announced today, starting with the Model X 60D. That entry model will be joined by more powerful variants that will include the 75D, 90D, P90D and P90D with Ludicrous Mode. As with the existing Model S sedan, those numbers and letters represent battery energy capacity, all-wheel drive (D for 'dual motor', one at each axle) and P for performance...


AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars
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AM-RB 001 could be first of many mid-engine Aston Martin hypercars

The AM-RB 001 being developed by Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing will likely be the first in a series of mid-engine road-legal hypercars. Marek Reichman, Aston Martin's chief creative officer, told The Drive: "Everything we do in Special Projects is in part a foretelling of something to come. We never do something and then forget it...