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Tesla Model 3 reservations open in Australia: We interview the first buyers in the world
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Tesla Model 3 reservations open in Australia: We interview the first buyers in the world

The latest must-have item to line up for isn’t a pair of limited-edition sneakers or the new iPhone. It’s the upcoming Tesla Model 3, the mid-sized and more affordable sibling to the popular Model S sedan that launched in Australia in 2014. Tesla founder Elon Musk will unveil the Model 3 at a special event in the US tomorrow, but hopeful buyers have the opportunity to place a $1500 reservation on a car from today...


Electric car for children launching in the UK
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Electric car for children launching in the UK

UK-based company Young Driver claims it has developed a specialised electric car for kids under ten, and it’s no mere toy. Designed for five- to ten-year-old children as a full-featured training vehicle, the little EV is the work of Young Driver, a UK-based organisation that provides driver training to children and teens...


Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’
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Maserati Levante SUV no mortal sin, will attract ‘many, many women’

The brand-new Maserati Levante SUV will stay true to the brand’s ethos, easily be its top-seller, and greatly broaden its audience to younger buyers and women, according to the company’s global head Harald Wester. Speaking to Australian media (including CarAdvice) at last week’s North American reveal of the Maserati Levante in New York, Wester passionately defended the move into SUVs, seemingly without much prompting...


2016 Mitsubishi Triton and Pajero Sport recalled for tow-bar fix
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2016 Mitsubishi Triton and Pajero Sport recalled for tow-bar fix

Mitsubishi Motors Australia has this week issued a nationwide recall on a number of models in its 2016 MQ Triton and QE Pajero Sport lines fitted with a Mitsubishi Genuine Accessory tow-bar kit. The Japanese car maker reports that fastening bolts on the tow-bar may become loose during operation and could lead to the tow-bar becoming detached, presenting a safety hazard to occupants and other road users...


PSA Peugeot-Citroen pick-up mooted, could use HiLux platform
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PSA Peugeot-Citroen pick-up mooted, could use HiLux platform

The PSA Peugeot Citroen group is poised to enter the global pick-up truck market with a ute potentially based on the Toyota HiLux, according to UK reports filed overnight. The company is expected to make an announcement on its group strategy on April 5, where its plans in the commercial vehicle market will be made clearer...


2017 Suzuki Swift: next-generation city car spied
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2017 Suzuki Swift: next-generation city car spied

The next-generation Suzuki Swift has been nabbed by our spy photographers on the streets of Europe. Although this pre-production Swift prototype is shrouded head-to-toe with a clip-on camouflage, we can see some of the design details of the new hatchback. At the top of the front fender we can see a character line running from the top of the headlights over the wheel arch before fading out part way through the front door...


2017 BMW X1 plug-in hybrid spied testing
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2017 BMW X1 plug-in hybrid spied testing

Our spy photographers have snapped the BMW X1 plug-in hybrid undergoing cold weather testing in the north of Europe. With a telltale charging port on one of its front fenders, and a "Hybrid Test Vehicle" sticker along its flanks, there's little debate about what this prototype is...


Porsche Mission E studio video tours the design phase
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Porsche Mission E studio video tours the design phase

Porsche has handed down a special new video that offers an insight into the design process of its new models. In this case, it’s the Mission E concept, revealed at last year’s Frankfurt motor show...


First Jaguar EV due within the next two years - report
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First Jaguar EV due within the next two years - report

British luxury brand Jaguar is reportedly working to have at least one form of electric powertrain on the market by 2018, according to a new report this week. With its new-generation model onslaught in full swing, including the F-Type, XE, XF, and the soon-to-be-released F-Pace SUV, Jaguar is now reportedly less than two years away from offering its first green car...


Lexus RC F coupe joins New South Wales Police fleet
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Lexus RC F coupe joins New South Wales Police fleet

New South Wales Police has unveiled the latest edition to its crime-fighting squad: the V8-powered Lexus RC F. The Japanese high-performance coupe has been provided on loan to NSW Police by Lexus Australia as part of a campaign aimed at promoting safer roads and increasing community engagement...


Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door
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Hyundai files patent for sliding gullwing door

Hyundai has filed a patent application for what looks like the lovechild of a Volkswagen Camper van and Tesla’s new Model X SUV, showcasing a design that offers full access to the second and third row of seating, while also giving access to the boot from the same opening...


Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads
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Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun legal proceedings over Volkswagen's 'Clean Diesel' advertising campaign. Overnight, the FTC filed a complaint against Volkswagen in the US District Court covering San Francisco...


2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed
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2016 Subaru Levorg: Initial Australian details revealed

The 2016 Subaru Levorg will be offered with the same powertrain as the Subaru WRX when the new performance wagon arrives in showrooms later this year. The Subaru Levorg is set to be powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged 'boxer' engine with 197kW of power and 350Nm of torque, though as we've previously reported, there will be no six-speed manual gearbox offered...


2017 BMW M5 spied testing in light camouflage
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2017 BMW M5 spied testing in light camouflage

Spy photos have once again shown a heavily cloaked next-generation 2017 BMW M5 on the streets of Europe. These latest shots show new details not visible the last time CarAdvice published images of the new M5 prototype, including a newly exposed large main intake at the front end. While most details for the new M5 remain unknown, it has been reported that power will come from a modified version of the 4...


Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits
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Mercedes-AMG GLC63 to make use of new E63 drivetrain, will not use C63 bits

There will be a new Mercedes-AMG GLC63 SUV and a Mercedes-AMG GLC63 Coupe, and neither of them will use the same drivetrain as the C63 range. CarAdvice learnt this exclusive detail about the not-yet-revealed high-performance version of the GLC63 in an exclusive one-on-one interview with Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers, who was on hand at the show to unveil the Mercedes-AMG GLC43 model (pictured) that will plug the gap between the regular GLC range and the yet-to-be-revealed, full-fat GLC63...