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2018 Nissan Leaf: Volume sales still a hard road
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2018 Nissan Leaf: Volume sales still a hard road

The new 2018 Nissan Leaf was styled to attract a wider audience, packed with a bigger battery to wipe out range anxiety, and blessed with a chassis design that the company reckons will make it a more exciting drive. Good start. But, Nissan admits there are still two significant hurdles to increasing sales: infrastructure and incentives...


2018 Bentley Continental GT revealed: Here in Q2 2018 - UPDATE
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2018 Bentley Continental GT revealed: Here in Q2 2018 - UPDATE

UPDATE: Bentley's local arm has indicated the new Continental should arrive in Australia during the second quarter of 2018. Pricing, meanwhile, will be revealed closer to launch. The new-generation 2018 Bentley Continental GT has been revealed overnight, bringing a new look, the availability of high-end technology and even more power...


The Shortlist: $18k commuter car with camera and sensors
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The Shortlist: $18k commuter car with camera and sensors

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating
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Mazda CX-5, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet score five-star ANCAP rating

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet have been awarded the maximum five-star safety rating by ANCAP this week, while the Kia Picanto micro car only managed four. Scoring 36.48 out of 38 for adult occupant protection (95 per cent), the CX-5 performed well in physical tests and comes with all three (City, Interurban, Pedestrian) levels of autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard equipment...


2017 Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition arrives from $41,150
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2017 Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition arrives from $41,150

The Toyota Camry Commemorative Edition has been announced this week, marking 54 years of Australian manufacturing for the Japanese manufacturer before factory doors close in October. Limited to just 54 units - one for each year Toyota has built vehicles in this country - the limited-edition Camry is based on the top-spec Atara SL Hybrid variant, priced from $41,150 plus on-road costs...


2018 Mini Clubman pricing and specs
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2018 Mini Clubman pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the upgraded 2018 Mini Clubman range have been announced this week, bringing more technology and equipment to the funky six-door wagon. Headlining changes include the standard inclusion of the Driver Assist package across the range - which includes active safety tech like autonomous emergency braking (AEB), highbeam assist and traffic sign recognition - along with the Mini Connected infotainment package and Navigation System Business...


Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut
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Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut

Mini is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Monte Carlo Rally success with the unveiling of the Mini John Cooper Works GP Concept at next week’s Frankfurt motor show. The company is calling the concept, without a hint of irony, “the maximum Mini”. Rauno Aaltonen and Henry Liddon won the gruelling event in a Mini Cooper S, the last of three wins for the tiny rocket at Monte Carlo...


Kia Picanto X-Line revealed for Frankfurt
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Kia Picanto X-Line revealed for Frankfurt

Kia has unveiled the crossover-styled Picanto X-Line ahead of next-week's Frankfurt motor show, bringing a tougher look to the Korean micro car that's bound to appeal to SUV-obsessed buyers...


2018 Kia Sorento detailed for Europe: Australian update due in coming months
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2018 Kia Sorento detailed for Europe: Australian update due in coming months

The facelifted 2018 Kia Sorento has been detailed for the European market, hinting at the possible updates to the Australian version, which is due to arrive by year's end. Like the Korean version - which was revealed in July - the Euro-spec Sorento picks up a range of visual and technology upgrades for the new model year, along with a new eight-speed automatic transmission...


2018 Nissan Leaf revealed
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2018 Nissan Leaf revealed

The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf electric hatch has been revealed in Japan today, at a giant tech-centric gala event inside the old Tokyo motor show venue. The Leaf's unveiling brings only limited surprises, having already been partly revealed and detailed through the usual media leaks...


Ducati not for sale, says Volkswagen - report
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Ducati not for sale, says Volkswagen - report

Ducati is staying under the Volkswagen Group umbrella - at least that’s according to a report by Bloomberg, which cites ongoing opposition from the German company's powerful labour unions as the reason why the motorcycle company's ‘for sale’ sign has been temporarily removed...


Holden Commodore name here to stay: 'Calais' spotted testing in Victoria
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Holden Commodore name here to stay: 'Calais' spotted testing in Victoria

Despite the negative feedback on Holden's decision to retain the Commodore name for the next-generation European sourced Commodore, Holden will stick to its guns. Further confirming Holden's plans to keep Commodore alive, CarAdvice reader Ryan sent through this image of a next-generation Commodore testing on the streets of Melbourne with a Holden badge and 'Calais' badge...


Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal
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Toyota C-HR 'Hy-Power' concept teased ahead of Frankfurt reveal

Toyota has teased the C-HR Hy-Power concept ahead of its reveal at the Frankfurt motor show next week. A single image released by the Japanese manufacturer shows a partial shot of the front of the car, which very closely resembles the production model. The company has labelled it as a "design study", and the vehicle has been created by Toyota's European Design Centre...


Ford Mustang maintains sports car sales lead for 20th straight month
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Ford Mustang maintains sports car sales lead for 20th straight month

The Ford Mustang is still selling strongly even with an updated model coming next year, finishing August as the nation's favourite sports car for the 20th month running. While the 748 units that found homes last month are merely a shadow of the 1351-strong effort the company achieved in May, the continued popularity of Ford's pony car has put Australia at number one globally for right-hand drive Mustang markets...


Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta to go under the hammer for the children
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Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta to go under the hammer for the children

As part of Ferrari’s 70th anniversary year, it will auction a ‘one-of-a-kind’ LaFerrari Aperta, with the proceeds going to long-standing NGO charity fund, Save the Children. On December 3, 2016, a LaFerrari was auctioned off for a staggering US$7 million (8.7 million), making it the most expensive car of the decade ever sold at auction...