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2016 Suzuki S-Cross update spied
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2016 Suzuki S-Cross update spied

The Suzuki S-Cross is nearing that time in its life-cycle when it will get the de rigeur mid-life update. Here are a few early images of this 2016 Series II model, captured by our spy photographers. Suzuki’s small crossover will in all likelihood get the requisite styling tweaks to the headlights, grille and (seemingly more sporty) lower bumpers — the ample cladding is a give-away, given Suzuki clearly has something to hide — and the tail-lights...


2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing and specifications
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2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado pricing and specifications

The updated, 2016 Toyota LandCruiser Prado has arrived on local shores, primed to take on rivals such as the forthcoming, Australian-developed Ford Everest. Headlining the list of changes for the MY16 Toyota Prado is the introduction of a new, downsized 2...


BMW M5 Nighthawk and M5 White Shadow launched
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BMW M5 Nighthawk and M5 White Shadow launched

The BMW M5 Pure announced this week may be getting the headlines, but the Bavarian brand has concurrently launched a pair of limited edition variants called the M5 Nighthawk and M5 White Shadow. A study in cosmetic contrast, each M5 edition gets a handful of extra features and are finished in either Frozen Black/Azurite Black metallic or Frozen White/Brilliant White metallic paintwork to stand out from the pack...


BMW M5 Pure launched at $185k, most affordable M5 in decades
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BMW M5 Pure launched at $185k, most affordable M5 in decades

The price of entry into a BMW M5 super-sedan has been slashed by about $45,000 with the introduction of a new, ‘stripped’ Pure edition this week, making it the cheapest M5 since the E34 of the early 1990s.  Echoing the approach BMW took with the M3 Pure in mid-2013, near the end of that iteration’s life cycle, the M5 Pure loses some luxury items, but also becomes a whole lot more accessible...


Humvee replacement to use GM’s Duramax turbo diesel V8
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Humvee replacement to use GM’s Duramax turbo diesel V8

The next Joint Light Tactical Vehicle that will replace the US Army’s iconic Humvee will be powered by military grade version of the Duramax 6.6-litre V8 turbo diesel used in GM’s large pickups. Wisconsin-based Oshkosh Defence LLC won the contract for the new JLTV over Lockheed Martin and AM General, which could see General Motors' powertrain division deliver up to 55,000 of their Duramax diesel engines...


Volkwagen to return Suzuki shares, but Japanese carmaker not without fault
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Volkwagen to return Suzuki shares, but Japanese carmaker not without fault

An ongoing dispute over the failed alliance between Volkswagen and Suzuki has been settled this week, with a London court handing down a decision that sees the carmakers exit with wins and losses each. The alliance, first announced in 2009, was originally promised to focus on the joint development of “innovative and eco-friendly budget cars”, allowing both companies to expand their presence in emerging markets...


2016 Citroen DS4 Crossback SUV, DS4 hatch facelift revealed in leaked shots
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2016 Citroen DS4 Crossback SUV, DS4 hatch facelift revealed in leaked shots

Citroen’s luxury offshoot DS will soon launch a small new SUV offering, as these leaked images of the 2016 DS4 Crossback reveal. Surfacing in the European press this week alongside images of the newly facelifted DS4 hatch, the DS4 Crossback will join the larger 6WR as the second SUV in the growing DS family...


General Motors Holden puts 37.7-hectare Port Melbourne site up for sale - end of an era
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General Motors Holden puts 37.7-hectare Port Melbourne site up for sale - end of an era

As General Motors Holden continues its transformation into an import-only business, the company has today listed a five-title 37.7-hectare parcel of land for expressions of interest, located at its 241 Salmon Street, Port Melbourne site. The listing of the site signals the end of an era for local manufacturing, with the production of a locally-manufactured Commodore set to end production in 2017...


2016 Kia Sportage spotted in Sydney
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2016 Kia Sportage spotted in Sydney

The all-new 2016 Kia Sportage SUV has been spied on the streets of Sydney this week by an eagle-eyed CarAdvice reader. Only officially revealed in a series of exterior photos last Thursday, the new Sportage was initially set to be unveiled at this year's Frankfurt motor show, but the cat has been well and truly let out of the bag early...


LDV working on new ute for Australia
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LDV working on new ute for Australia

Chinese newcomer LDV is hard at work developing a new ute for the Australian market. The Chinese company – which currently sells the G10 van (pictured) and people-mover and the larger V80 commercial van – is looking to expand its footprint in Australia with a ute model that will no doubt follow a similar formula to the models it currently sells...


Chery not squashed for Australian market yet
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Chery not squashed for Australian market yet

The first Chinese passenger car brand in Australia, Chery, is not quite squashed for the Australian market yet, but is very much on hold. But it’s not as though Chery had no reason for being in the Australian market. For most of the time the brand was present in the market, it was offering the country’s cheapest cars in a few different categories...


Nissan Playstation GT Academy winner Matt Simmons talks about his game plan
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Nissan Playstation GT Academy winner Matt Simmons talks about his game plan

It’s a big step up from driving a beaten-up Toyota courier van for Australia Post to potentially getting a start in some of the best-known racing series on earth, but that was all part of the plan for Nissan Playstation GT Academy winner, Matt Simmons...


Suzuki Vitara pricing revealed in competition fine print
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Suzuki Vitara pricing revealed in competition fine print

Pricing for the all-new Suzuki Vitara compact SUV has been revealed in the fine print of a competition on the car maker’s website. The terms of conditions page of Suzuki Australia’s ‘Win a Vitara’ competition explains the prize on offer is a Suzuki Vitara RX4 with an automatic transmission and metallic paint valued at $32,990...


2016 Toyota Prius photographed completely undisguised before debut
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2016 Toyota Prius photographed completely undisguised before debut

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has been photographed completely undisguised prior to its debut next week. These photos, which seem to have been taken while the next-generation hybrid hatch was strapped in for a trans-oceanic flight, were first published by the Toyota Prius Club of Malaysia...


Volkswagen Golf cabriolet update unveiled
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Volkswagen Golf cabriolet update unveiled

The Volkswagen Golf cabrio has been given a mild visual makeover and upgraded mechanicals, and will debut in the flesh at the Frankfurt motor show next month. On the outside, Volkswagen says that the revised Golf cabrio is "easy to identify by [its] considerably sportier front bumper, the striking side sills and sporty accents on the rear bumper"...