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Pininfarina set to unveil concept at 2016 Geneva motor show
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Pininfarina set to unveil concept at 2016 Geneva motor show

Italian design and production firm Pininfarina has released an image, teasing a concept to be unveiled at this year's Geneva motor show. The design depicts what looks to be the nose of a sports-coupe, complete with aerodynamic vanes flanking the iconic Pininfarina badge...


Should I leave traction control on when driving off-road?
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Should I leave traction control on when driving off-road?

Anyone that has been off-road knows that traction control systems can sometimes battle the car's ability to deliver torque to its wheels. CarAdvice reader Ben contacted us to see whether he should leave traction control on, or deactivate it while driving off-road. Q: I own a Toyota Prado and enjoy driving off road...


Bentley Bentayga's conservative design justified, says British brand
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Bentley Bentayga's conservative design justified, says British brand

Bentley says it didn’t want the new Bentayga to represent two wholly new concepts for the brand at once, which is why its first-ever SUV relies heavily on a set of predetermined exterior designs. Speaking to CarAdvice this week at the Bentayga's global launch in California, Darren Day, the company’s head of interior design, admitted it was too great a risk to create the brand’s first SUV and a new design language to go with it...


Bentley Bentayga is no hint of a new SUV obsession
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Bentley Bentayga is no hint of a new SUV obsession

With the new Bentley Bentayga SUV expected to become the most popular model in the British brand’s lineup, the company has dismissed concerns that it will become SUV-oriented. Bentley sold more than 10,000 cars worldwide in 2015, making it the third year in a row that it has passed the 10k mark...


Bentley Bentayga 'coupe' in development, possibly ready by 2019
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Bentley Bentayga 'coupe' in development, possibly ready by 2019

Preliminary work has begun on a Bentley Bentayga "coupe" and it could be on the market by 2019. Wolfgang Duerheimer, CEO of Bentley, told Automotive News that the company has already begun preliminary design and engineering work of a "coupe" version of Bentayga. Duerheimer said that design-wise, it was best to "imagine the EXP 10 [Speed 6 coupe concept] as an SUV — it doesn’t look 'old Bentley'"...


Bentley Bentayga to carry world's most expensive in-car option
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Bentley Bentayga to carry world's most expensive in-car option

The new Bentley Bentayga SUV will be available with the world’s most expensive in-car option, thanks to a Breitling Mulliner Tourbillon watch available for the centre console - priced at just over $300,000 (150,000 pounds). That makes it about three quarters the price of the Bentley Bentayga, which will begin arriving in Australia from April with a starting price of $420,000...


2017 Fiat 500X Abarth spied testing
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2017 Fiat 500X Abarth spied testing

The long-anticipated 2017 Abarth 500X sports SUV has been spied out and about this week, ahead of a debut that could occur later this year. Talk of an Abarth version of the new Fiat 500X surfaced in 2014, when Fiat designer Roberto Giolito hinted that the small SUV would be a perfect platform for the scorpion brand’s sports tuning program...


Tesla Model 3 will be revealed in March... but not detailed
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Tesla Model 3 will be revealed in March... but not detailed

Electric vehicle fans will have to be patient for a proper understanding of the upcoming Tesla Model 3, following a reminder this week from CEO Elon Musk that its unveiling will be a drawn-out affair. Speaking at an event at Tesla’s base in Chambourcy, France, Musk confirmed Tesla would take a drip-feed approach to the unveiling, beginning in March - much akin to the Model X SUV’s introduction...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan to introduce seven-seat, 'coupe' models - report
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan to introduce seven-seat, 'coupe' models - report

An expanded range of the newly revealed 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan is on its way, according to reports out of Europe today. The new second-generation Tiguan range will reportedly see the standard five-seat model joined by a longer wheelbase variant with a third row of seating on offer. A more sports-styled model with a tapered coupe-like roofline is expected to follow...


Kia planning rear-wheel-drive premium sports sedan - report
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Kia planning rear-wheel-drive premium sports sedan - report

Kia is reportedly planning on launching its first rear-wheel-drive model in the mid-sized sedan market sometime in 2017. The new offering, dubbed a 'sports sedan' by business paper Reuters, is expected to be built in South Korea, after American-market production of the light Rio is moved to the company's new Mexico plant next year...


On the screen: more angry car movies, and Joey joins Top Gear
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On the screen: more angry car movies, and Joey joins Top Gear

First up, Furious 9 and 10. Yes, the eighth film in the Fast & Furious franchise is still something like 14 months away, but star and producer Vin Diesel has now confirmed we’ll see (or straight-up skip, since this writer has yet to see the seventh) a full two decades worth of his aging vigilantes wreak havoc on the road...


Blogger has Tesla Model X order cancelled by Elon Musk
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Blogger has Tesla Model X order cancelled by Elon Musk

Tesla's CEO, Elon Musk, has personally cancelled a "super rude" customer's order for a Tesla Model X after a scathing blog post. Stewart Alsop, a frequent blogger and commenter on Medium, wrote a post titled "Dear @ElonMusk: You should be ashamed of yourself" on September 30 criticising the company's launch event for the Model X...


2017 Audi RS Q3 Performance revealed, Australian debut later this year
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2017 Audi RS Q3 Performance revealed, Australian debut later this year

The 2017 Audi RS Q3 Performance has been unveiled with, as you'd expect, more power and torque than the regular RS Q3. Under the bonnet there's a different version of the RS Q3's 2.5-litre turbocharged five-cylinder engine, which now boasts 270kW of power, as well as 465Nm of torque available between 1625 and 5500rpm...


Opel Mokka X facelift unveiled
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Opel Mokka X facelift unveiled

GM's European arm has revealed the Opel Mokka X, a facelifted and heavily revised version of the brand's smallest crossover, which made its debut back in 2012. Although the only body panels that have been altered are the bonnet and front wings, the exterior makeover has significantly altered the vehicle's looks...


Mahindra Thar hardcore off-roader could be coming to Australia
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Mahindra Thar hardcore off-roader could be coming to Australia

When it comes to rugged vehicles, they don't get much more rugged than the Mahindra Thar and there's a hot chance that it will be coming to Australia in 2016. Mahindra Australia is investigating the option of importing the Thar under a low-volume import licence. This would mean that the vehicle could never be registered or driven on a public road...