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CarAdvice podcast 64: We talk to Holden after ACCC investigation
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CarAdvice podcast 64: We talk to Holden after ACCC investigation

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and James Wong join you this week for an episode full of new-model details, and a talk about Holden's run-in with the ACCC. The new-gen SUV Peugeot 3008 touches down, Honda Jazz gets an update inside and out, a new engine option for Subaru Levorg, the Renault Clio RS receives a facelift, and the Hyundai Santa Fe gets standard safety features...


2018 Honda Jazz pricing and specs: Updated styling, more standard features
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2018 Honda Jazz pricing and specs: Updated styling, more standard features

UPDATE: Honda has now officially announced its updates to the Jazz range. This article has been revised to reflect the latest details and manufacturer's list pricing. July 31, 2017: The facelifted 2018 Honda Jazz is now on sale in Australia, with a lightly revised exterior matched to a mildly updated interior, along with a number of equipment updates...


Mercedes-Benz design boss teases upcoming concept on social media
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Mercedes-Benz design boss teases upcoming concept on social media

The design boss for Mercedes-Benz has teased an upcoming concept car set to debut in the coming months, in a new video posted on Instagram. Chief design officer, Gorden Wagener, shared a short video with his team talking about a new concept, that will be a "big surprise"...


2018 Nissan Leaf to feature improved aerodynamics, zero lift
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2018 Nissan Leaf to feature improved aerodynamics, zero lift

The teaser campaign for the new Nissan Leaf continues apace, even after the second-generation electric hatchback's design was outed in undisguised, but grainy, photos earlier this week. The new Leaf, Nissan claims, benefits from a greatly improved aerodynamics...


2018 Lexus LX Superior: More aggressive model revealed in Russia
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2018 Lexus LX Superior: More aggressive model revealed in Russia

The Lexus LX Superior has been unveiled in Russia with sportier and more aggressive styling. According to Drive Russia, the new Superior variant of the LX570 will begin arriving in Russian showrooms from October this year. Exclusive features include a new black web-like insert for the grille, black wing mirror covers, and sporty-looking extensions for the front and rear bumpers...


Holden commits to new customer service guarantees after ACCC investigation
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Holden commits to new customer service guarantees after ACCC investigation

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken action against another car company, with Holden the latest in the regulator’s crosshairs. Holden has accepted the findings of an ACCC investigation into the company's dealings with unhappy customers, this week committing to "court enforceable" custom guarantee obligations...


2018 Lexus ES spied testing, could replace GS in future line-up
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2018 Lexus ES spied testing, could replace GS in future line-up

A new prototype, draped in the usual camouflage but unmistakable in identity, has been spied testing in the US this week. These photos are very likely our first look at the next-generation 2018 Lexus ES in its final body. Clearly inspired by the big new LS limo unveiled in Detroit earlier this year, the new ES will wear the same expansive 'spindle' grille that has famously polarised punters for years now...


July 2017 VFACTS new vehicle sales
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July 2017 VFACTS new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales in Australia grew 1.6 per cent in July over the same month in 2016, to a record 92,754 units - enough to keep the market on record year-to-date (YTD) pace. It was the fourth month of record sales for 2017, with July the third month in succession where the feat was achieved...


Millions of German diesel vehicles to gain emissions cutting software upgrade
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Millions of German diesel vehicles to gain emissions cutting software upgrade

After an event billed as the National Diesel Forum, involving Germany's top political leaders, the Volkswagen Group, BMW, Opel and Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz) have agreed to upgrade millions of diesel vehicles to cut their pollution output...


2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 spied
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2019 Mercedes-AMG A45 spied

The Mercedes-AMG A45 hatch has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. While the next-generation A-Class has been spied on multiple occasions, most recently in June when the A-Class' interior was revealed, this is the first time our spy photography agency has spotted the A45...


Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix
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Ram 1500, 2500, 3500 recalled for safety fix

Local importer and conversion company American Special Vehicles (ASV) has issued a recall for six vehicles across its Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 model lines over concerns a faulty occupant sensor could cause the airbags to not deploy in an accident. Affected vehicles were built in 2014, 2015 and 2016...


2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: Local pricing announced for November launch
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake: Local pricing announced for November launch

Australian pricing and initial details for the 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake range have been revealed ahead of its local launch on November 1, with the new luxury wagon priced from $90,400 before on-road costs. Four versions of the XF Sportbrake will be offered, which includes three different engine choices - one petrol and two diesels...


Maserati Levante PHEV coming in 2019, Alfieri EV in 2020 - report
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Maserati Levante PHEV coming in 2019, Alfieri EV in 2020 - report

Maserati is set for electrification from 2019, starting with a plug-in hybrid version of the Levante, and the production version of the Alfieri concept - according to a new report. Britain's Autocar reports that Sergio Marchionne, CEO for parent company Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), said in a conference call with investors the move is part of the group's push to have more than half of its range using some form of electric power by 2022...


Aston Martin releases 2018 Vantage photos
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Aston Martin releases 2018 Vantage photos

New images of the 2018 Aston Martin Vantage have gone official, giving us the best look yet at what to expect from the German-powered British sports car when it makes its debut later this year. Despite the heavy black and yellow disguise - with a bit of advertising in the mix - the next-generation Vantage prototype is clearly wearing its production body in these latest images, as opposed to borrowing a modified version of the larger DB11's sheetmetal...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GT pricing: Roadster joins local line-up
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT pricing: Roadster joins local line-up

Australian pricing for the new 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT Roadster, unveiled in September last year and driven by CarAdvice in March just gone, has now been revealed. The newest soft-top AMG, which Mercedes reckons will attract "a very different" type of buyer to those drawn by the legendary SL badge, had initially been expected to land with a price tag below $350,000...