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2017 BMW X1 plug-in hybrid spied testing
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2017 BMW X1 plug-in hybrid spied testing

Our spy photographers have snapped the BMW X1 plug-in hybrid undergoing cold weather testing in the north of Europe. With a telltale charging port on one of its front fenders, and a "Hybrid Test Vehicle" sticker along its flanks, there's little debate about what this prototype is...


Porsche Mission E studio video tours the design phase
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Porsche Mission E studio video tours the design phase

Porsche has handed down a special new video that offers an insight into the design process of its new models. In this case, it’s the Mission E concept, revealed at last year’s Frankfurt motor show...


First Jaguar EV due within the next two years - report
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First Jaguar EV due within the next two years - report

British luxury brand Jaguar is reportedly working to have at least one form of electric powertrain on the market by 2018, according to a new report this week. With its new-generation model onslaught in full swing, including the F-Type, XE, XF, and the soon-to-be-released F-Pace SUV, Jaguar is now reportedly less than two years away from offering its first green car...


Lexus RC F coupe joins New South Wales Police fleet
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Lexus RC F coupe joins New South Wales Police fleet

New South Wales Police has unveiled the latest edition to its crime-fighting squad: the V8-powered Lexus RC F. The Japanese high-performance coupe has been provided on loan to NSW Police by Lexus Australia as part of a campaign aimed at promoting safer roads and increasing community engagement...


Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door
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Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door

Hyundai has filed a patent application for what looks like the lovechild of a Volkswagen Camper van and Tesla’s new Model X SUV, showcasing a design that offers full access to the second and third row of seating, while also giving access to the boot from the same opening...


Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads
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Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun legal proceedings over Volkswagen's 'Clean Diesel' advertising campaign. Overnight, the FTC filed a complaint against Volkswagen in the US District Court covering San Francisco...


2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed
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2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed

The 2016 Subaru Levorg will be offered with the same powertrain as the Subaru WRX when the new performance wagon arrives in showrooms later this year. The Subaru Levorg is set to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged 'boxer' engine with 197kW of power and 350Nm of torque, though as we've previously reported, there will be no six-speed manual gearbox offered...


2017 BMW M5 spied testing in light camouflage
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2017 BMW M5 spied testing in light camouflage

Spy photos have once again shown a heavily cloaked next-generation 2017 BMW M5 on the streets of Europe. These latest shots show new details not visible the last time CarAdvice published images of the new M5 prototype, including a newly exposed large main intake at the front end. While most details for the new M5 remain unknown, it has been reported that power will come from a modified version of the 4...


Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits
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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits

There will be a new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV and a Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe, and neither of them will use the same drivetrain as the C63 range. CarAdvice learnt this exclusive detail about the not-yet-revealed high-performance version of the GLC63 in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who was on hand at the show to unveil the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 model (pictured) that will plug the gap between the regular GLC range and the yet-to-be-revealed, full-fat GLC63...


Genesis less interested in volume than establishing luxury credentials
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Genesis less interested in volume than establishing luxury credentials

Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis, will initially have its focus set on achieving its status as a provider of luxury cars than hitting sales goals, says the brand’s general manager in the US. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Genesis stand during last week’s New York motor show, Erwin Raphael, the newly appointed boss of Genesis in the US, admitted that the brand has enormous challenges ahead and that its initial goal will be about brand building and establishment, rather than volume...


Jeep Compass compact SUV replacement to premiere around August
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Jeep Compass compact SUV replacement to premiere around August

The next-generation Jeep compact SUV replacement for the Compass, and to some degree the Patriot, is still well on track and will be released globally in the third quarter of 2016, says company head Mike Manley. This comment, which he gave to Australian media including CarAdvice at this week’s New York motor show, comes in response to the fact it did not premiere in the Big Apple as was widely expected...


Next Renault Clio to go hybrid - report
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Next Renault Clio to go hybrid - report

The next-generation Renault Clio could feature hybrid technology drawn from the new Euro-market Scenic MPV - but it won’t be a plug-in, according to a UK report. The current fourth-generation Clio, which debuted in 2012, is only available with turbocharged petrol engines in Australia, while European markets also get turbo-diesel options...


Nissan shelves IDx sports car again - report
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Nissan shelves IDx sports car again - report

A production future for the sporty Nissan IDx concepts looks to have been written off once again, according to a new report out of the UK this week. The Nissan IDx concepts caused quite a stir among enthusiasts when they made their debut at the 2013 Tokyo motor show, combining retro styling with rear-wheel-drive dynamics...


Range Rover preparing BMW X6 rival for 2017 - report
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Range Rover preparing BMW X6 rival for 2017 - report

Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly prepping a Range Rover "coupe" SUV to take on the BMW X6 and Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Anonymous sources have told Autocar that the Tata-owned luxury car maker is working on an all-new model for the Range Rover lineup. The new model, potentially named Range Rover Sport Coupe, is slated to go on sale before the end of 2017, at least in overseas markets...


Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer
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Evolutionary design changes 'dangerous', says Hyundai and Kia's Peter Schreyer

The head of design for Kia and Hyundai says that the big changes to the look of each brand's cars from one generation to the next are a necessity for both, and that continuing a slow evolutionary design path like some other automotive manufacturers would be dangerous...