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2017 Honda Civic hatch revealed in patent images
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2017 Honda Civic hatch revealed in patent images

Patent images said to be of the tenth-generation Honda Civic hatchback have been posted online overnight. Honda gave a very clear indication of the five-door's style with the Civic Hatchback Prototype at the recent Geneva motor show, but it wasn't entirely obvious how many of the show car's styling elements would carry over into the production version...


2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint gallery
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2016 Ford Falcon XR6 Sprint and XR8 Sprint gallery

The Ford Falcon XR6 and XR8 Sprint models have been launched in Australia and while we settle down to drive the last Ford Falcon ever today, we wanted to share this image gallery with you. The range starts at $54,990 plus on-road costs for the Falcon XR6 Sprint, which features a 4.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder engine that produces 325kW of power and 576Nm of torque — up 55kW and 43Nm...


New Toyota Prius concept or variant teased ahead of New York reveal
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New Toyota Prius concept or variant teased ahead of New York reveal

A new Toyota Prius concept or variant will be revealed at next week's New York auto show, but no-one outside the company is quite sure what it will be. Overnight, Toyota's American arm issued a short statement about the upcoming car. The Japanese automaker says that the Prius concept will feature "stand-out style, intelligent eco-tech" and will be "the next mechanical marvel in the Prius lineup"...


Nissan pilots its vision for 'Intelligent Mobility'
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Nissan pilots its vision for 'Intelligent Mobility'

Nissan has unveiled its “Intelligent Mobility” vision this week, with the goal of zero vehicle emissions and zero road fatalities set firmly in its sights. Showcasing the vision in the above video, Nissan foresees the fuel station of the future as not being a fuel station at all...


Honda Accord update coming within months, hybrid to be axed
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Honda Accord update coming within months, hybrid to be axed

There will soon be an updated 2016 Honda Accord in Australia, but as part of the update the overpriced Honda Accord Hybrid Sport model will be axed. The Accord Hybrid Sport launched in June 2015 at $58,990 plus on-road costs, and was widely met with question marks over its price despite its clever hybrid drive system...


Honda HR-V diesel still on the cards for Australia
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Honda HR-V diesel still on the cards for Australia

With the next-generation Honda Civic set to miss out on diesel power, buyers in the small car segment will miss out. But small SUV shoppers could soon have the option of a diesel-powered Honda HR-V. A new Earth Dreams 1.6-litre turbo diesel model with 88kW and 300Nm is the engine we’re talking about, and it may come with the choice of six-speed manual or nine-speed automatic transmissions...


2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 160kW pricing and specifications: New entry model joins popular SUV range
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2016 Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 160kW pricing and specifications: New entry model joins popular SUV range

The already successful 2016 Audi Q7 now has a new entry point into the range, in the form of a 160kW 3.0 TDI V6 model. This new model variant now leads the way for buyers wanting a seven-seat (standard) Audi SUV. The 3.0 TDI 160kW Audi Q7 is priced from $96,300 plus the usual on-road costs. Despite generating 160kW between 3250-4750rpm and 500Nm between 1250-3000rpm, the 3...


2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne
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2016 Formula One season preview: Everything you want to know before the lights go out in Melbourne

The 2016 Formula One season begins this Thursday, when the 81st Australian Grand Prix kicks off at Albert Park in Melbourne on March 17. But what's new for 2016? Who's driving for who this year? And which teams will be vying for the championship? Read on… Rule changes – Engines Following the 2014 debut of the electrically-assisted turbocharged 1...


Lamborghini Urus SUV to be "well accepted" in Australia
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Lamborghini Urus SUV to be "well accepted" in Australia

Lamborghini believes its upcoming SUV will be a hit in Australia when it goes on sale in 2018. Speaking to CarAdvice at the unveiling of the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 in Brisbane today, the brand’s country manager for Oceania, Eginardo Bertoli, said he expects the new supersport SUV to be received well in Australia...


UK to begin public road trials of autonomous vehicles this year - reports
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UK to begin public road trials of autonomous vehicles this year - reports

The British government is poised to allow testing of self-driving vehicles on public roads this year. Bloomberg and other sources have indicated that the change in policy will be officially announced as part of the Conservative government's 2016 budget, which will be delivered on Wednesday, UK time...


Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon spied testing
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Mercedes-AMG E63 wagon spied testing

New spy photos this week have confirmed that, as expected, the incoming E-Class line-up will feature a wagon version of the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63. Last year CarAdvice brought you similar photos of the new E-Class sedan getting the same AMG enhancements, with little doubt that the wagon would soon follow. Now, here it is, in all its (camouflaged) glory...


Ariel renews exclusive engine supply agreement with Honda
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Ariel renews exclusive engine supply agreement with Honda

Ariel has renewed its exclusive engine supply agreement with Honda. Since 2003, Ariel has offered the Atom with Honda's high-revving 2.0-litre K20Z4 four-cylinder engine, used in earlier iterations of the Civic Type R. In the Atom, the normally aspirated engine develops, with the help of an Ariel-tuned ECU and exhaust, 183kW in standard trim...


2017 Honda Civic details revealed
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2017 Honda Civic details revealed

The all-new 2017 Honda Civic sedan will arrive in Australia before the middle of this year, while the hatchback version is set to hit showrooms early in 2017. It has been revealed that the Japanese company’s vital new small car offering will be offered in five specification levels across both the regular sedan and hatchback ranges, and that the new-generation Civic Type R will also arrive before the end of next year...


2017 Honda NSX to be priced "at the very premium end" of the market
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2017 Honda NSX to be priced "at the very premium end" of the market

Australian pricing for the 2017 Honda NSX hybrid sports coupe is yet to be confirmed, but buyers who are expecting a bargain from the Japanese brand had better think again. The Honda NSX’s advanced drivetrain includes a longitudinally mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine producing 373kW and 550Nm behind the seats...


Honda Australia wishing for ute and large SUV, may have to settle for seven-seat CR-V
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Honda Australia wishing for ute and large SUV, may have to settle for seven-seat CR-V

A seven-seat version of the next-generation Honda CR-V could form an important pillar for Honda Australia, as the brand has confirmed it is unable to secure a large SUV or dual-cab utility vehicle in the near future. At a business meeting this week with media, Honda Australia director Stephen Collins gave the best indication to date that Australians could get the next-generation Honda CR-V – likely due in 2017 – with three rows of seating...