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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...


2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over fire risk
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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class recalled over fire risk

Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled five vehicles from the current W205 series C-Class line. The small handful of vehicles sold between August 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014, are being recalled over concerns of a fire risk as a result of faulty battery wiring. Mercedes-Benz reports that an isolated manufacturing fault may have deviated the threaded connection of the battery’s ground line...


2019 Audi R8 to gain 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 variant - report
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2019 Audi R8 to gain 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 variant - report

A new report indicates that a V6-powered entry-level Audi R8 model will debut in early 2018, with overseas sales beginning in the middle of the year. According to sources who have spoken to Car and Driver, the Audi R8's new entry-level engine will be a more powerful version of the direct-injection 3.0-litre turbocharged V6 that's currently doing service under the bonnet of the new Audi S4...


2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Toyota Kluger facelift unveiled, Australian launch due next year

The facelifted Toyota Kluger crossover has been revealed ahead of its official debut at the New York auto show next week. Under the bonnet, the post-facelift Kluger — or Highlander as its known in North America — will be available with a 3.5-litre direct-injection V6, which is mated exclusively to a more compact eight-speed "direct shift" automatic transmission...


2018 Kia Sorento facelift spied
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2018 Kia Sorento facelift spied

The 2018 Kia Sorento could bring with it a heavily revised new look to bring it more in line with the brand's smaller models, if these images are anything to go by. Our spy photographers have caught a prototype version of the updated Kia Sorento being sent to undergo winter testing in Sweden, and despite heavy camouflage around the car it is clear that it sports a new front-end design which is similar to the likes of the smaller Sportage and Niro models...


Skoda Octavia RS sales steamrolling along
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Skoda Octavia RS sales steamrolling along

The Skoda Octavia RS, dubbed by many as a kind of 'clever person’s practical performance car', is no longer one of the Australian car market’s best-kept secrets. That’s because Skoda Australia shared some of its internal sales figures with us today, with the key standout being the fact that the hotted-up petrol and diesel versions of the Octavia were its single top-selling models...


Mazda CX-4 will not be sold in Australia
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Mazda CX-4 will not be sold in Australia

The all-new Mazda CX-4 will make its international debut in production guise at the 2016 Shanghai motor show - but it won't be sold in Australia, CarAdvice can reveal. We've already covered the Mazda Koeru concept and we've seen a number of images of the production version in China - see them here - and there is good reason we've only seen it there...


LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you
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LEGO Caterham Seven set coming soon to a store near you

Everyone's favourite kit-car is now a car-kit from LEGO. The LEGO Ideas program providing an official stamp of approval to the Caterham Seven model developed by an avid fan. You may recall back in 2014, we alerted you to the submission of the Caterham kit to the user-generated LEGO Ideas development program...


Mercedes-AMG set to expand global range to 48 models by the end of 2016: 12 dedicated AMG Performance Centres for Australia
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Mercedes-AMG set to expand global range to 48 models by the end of 2016: 12 dedicated AMG Performance Centres for Australia

Even after a record year of global sales in 2015 (68,875 units) Mercedes-AMG is looking to expand the sporting vehicle line up to a staggering 48 models by the end of 2016. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2016 Geneva motor show, Mercedes-AMG Chief Executive Tobias Moers also confirmed that an AMG E43 sedan and C63 Cabriolet would be part of the onslaught of new vehicles...


GM purchases highway autopilot company Cruise Automation
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GM purchases highway autopilot company Cruise Automation

General Motors has acquired San Francisco-based autonomous vehicle technology company Cruise Automation. GM expects the purchase of Cruise Automation to be complete some time during the second quarter. Once all the legal paperwork is complete, Cruise Automation will become an independent part of GM's Autonomous Vehicle Development Team and will continue to be based out of San Francisco...


2017 Holden Barina RS spied testing in Chevrolet form
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2017 Holden Barina RS spied testing in Chevrolet form

The current sixth-generation Holden Barina may be coming in for its first major facelift, five years into the model’s life cycle. These exclusive photos reveal the light Barina hatch in its overseas Chevrolet Sonic form, decked out in full RS kit with large(ish) multi-spoke alloy wheels, sports exhaust tip and a lowered ride height...


Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 rear-wheel-drive coupe unveiled in Australia
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Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 rear-wheel-drive coupe unveiled in Australia

Feast your eyes on this brand new Italian thoroughbred - it’s the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2, and it swaps the usual all-wheel drive system for a livelier two-wheel drive set-up. It’s also the first time we’ve seen it in Australia after its global debut at last year’s Los Angeles auto show. Under the engine cover is the same deliciously boisterous 5...