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Jeep Cherokee recalled for air-conditioning hose issue
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Jeep Cherokee recalled for air-conditioning hose issue

Fiat Chrysler Australia has recalled the current ‘KL’ Jeep Cherokee SUV, over a potentially hazardous installation of the vehicle’s air-conditioning hose. The carmaker reports that the hose may have been misrouted during production, which could lead to contact with the engine exhaust manifold...


Toyota 86 Blackline on sale in Australia: $37,990 TRD special celebrates 86 Racing Series
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Toyota 86 Blackline on sale in Australia: $37,990 TRD special celebrates 86 Racing Series

Fans of the racer look have been given a treat this week, with the local launch of the Toyota 86 Blackline Edition. The 86 Blackline arrives as a limited-edition offering, with availability restricted to 250 in manual form and 200 with an automatic shifter. Based on the top-shelf GTS trim grade, the Blackline is priced from $37,990 for the manual and $40,490 for the auto, marking a premium of $2000 over their regular counterparts...


US authorities investigating Bosch's role in Volkswagen "dieselgate" scandal - report
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US authorities investigating Bosch's role in Volkswagen "dieselgate" scandal - report

Bosch, the tier one German automotive parts supplier, is reportedly under investigation in the USA for its potential role in Volkswagen's dieselgate scandal. Unnamed sources have told Reuters that the US Department of Justice is currently examining whether the automotive supplier knew of or participated in Volkswagen's scheme to cheat its way past emissions testing for some of its diesel engined cars...


Abarth 695 Biposto Record unveiled
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Abarth 695 Biposto Record unveiled

The Abarth 695 Biposto Record limited edition model has been unveiled in the UK. Each Biposto Record is painted an eye catching shade of yellow dubbed "Modena Yellow", and fitted with grey trim pieces, enamelled badging, a special startup animation in the instrument panel, a cargo net, unique numbered plates, and an aluminium bonnet...


Tesla Supercharger now open in Gundagai
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Tesla Supercharger now open in Gundagai

A new Tesla Supercharger station in Gundagai has now opened, giving owners another opportunity to stop and top up on their way from Sydney to Melbourne (or the reverse). A Facebook post by Tesla Motors stated: "The Gundagai Supercharger Station is open! The final piece to the connection between Sydney and Melbourne, allowing for free long distance travel for our owners...


Volvo Concept 26 previews autonomous vehicle interior
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Volvo Concept 26 previews autonomous vehicle interior

The Volvo Concept 26 gives a realistic impression of how its vehicle interiors could evolve as autonomous driving technology advances over the coming years. Volvo says Concept 26’s name reflects the average daily commute time of 26 minutes – time the Swedish car maker says could be spent doing something more meaningful than crawling through peak-hour traffic...


2016 Mitsubishi ASX, Mirage facelifts revealed: Mirage here next year, ASX under consideration
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2016 Mitsubishi ASX, Mirage facelifts revealed: Mirage here next year, ASX under consideration

The newly updated 2016 Mitsubishi Mirage light car and ASX SUV have touched down at this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show. Both models have been facelifted for the US market, and it’s the ASX - known there as the Outlander Sport - that has been given the most attention...


Geely announces plan to cull traditional engines by 2020
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Geely announces plan to cull traditional engines by 2020

Chinese manufacturer Geely Automotive has announced that it plans to phase out conventional internal combustion engines by 2020, with the vision of a line-up purely consisting of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. The Blue Geely Initiative, as it's known, was announced at the Guangzhou auto show overnight, and Geely says it will be implemented from 2016 to 2020...


No MPS models or luxury sub-brand on the cards for Mazda
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No MPS models or luxury sub-brand on the cards for Mazda

Despite the alphabetic growth of AMG, F, M, N, RS and SVO performance sub-brands, Mazda will not be adding another letter to their lineup At this week's 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, CarAdvice spoke with Masamichi Kogai, president and CEO of Mazda Corporation, who again confirmed that MPS fans will continue to go without for the foreseeable future...


Toyota Australia action forces recall of asbestos brake pads
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Toyota Australia action forces recall of asbestos brake pads

An investigation into the sale of counterfeit brake pads containing the banned substance asbestos has lead to an online supplier recalling the parts in Australia. The news follows an earlier announcement from Toyota Australia that warned owners of its popular HiLux and HiAce vehicles that the counterfeit pads were being advertised on eBay as genuine Toyota parts...


Rolls-Royce Dawn debuts in Australia with $749,000 price tag
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Rolls-Royce Dawn debuts in Australia with $749,000 price tag

The Rolls-Royce Dawn has debuted in Australia in the most fitting way: at dawn on the back of a luxury boat on Sydney harbour. The Dawn becomes the fourth nameplate in Rolls-Royce’s expanding range, joining the flagship Phantom, ‘compact’ Ghost, and the Wraith coupe, on which the new ‘drophead’ model is based...


Subaru Impreza sedan concept unveiled at Los Angeles auto show
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Subaru Impreza sedan concept unveiled at Los Angeles auto show

The hatchback came first, and now there's a new-generation Subaru Impreza Concept sedan foll0wing the show car's unveiling at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Following on from the unveiling of the stylish Subaru Impreza hatch concept car at the 2015 Tokyo motor show in October, the sedan model has been shown in the US as that's the more popular bodystyle in the North American market...


2016 Hyundai Elantra makes LA debut: Australian launch set for early next year
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2016 Hyundai Elantra makes LA debut: Australian launch set for early next year

The new 2016 Hyundai Elantra has made its North American debut today, following an unveiling as the Korean-market Avante in September. Today’s premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show represents our first look at Hyundai’s new small sedan in Elantra form, and an Australian market launch is scheduled for the first quarter of 2016...


2016 Mazda CX-9: An unorthodox but effective development program
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2016 Mazda CX-9: An unorthodox but effective development program

Mazda’s all new second-generation CX-9 made its world debut this week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring what Mazda describe as the ‘grandest expression’ of the Kodo design language, a new 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a completely revised interior, you could be forgiven for thinking this new CX-9 is simply what comes from countless hours of cold, computer-modelled development...


Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport unveiled in LA - UPDATE
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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport unveiled in LA - UPDATE

The track-only Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport has been unveiled and detailed at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Based on the street legal Cayman GT4, the Clubsport features a naturally aspirated 3.8-litre horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine behind the passenger cell...