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Passenger car buyers have expensive taste, figures suggest
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Passenger car buyers have expensive taste, figures suggest

It’s no secret that sales of passenger cars — that is to say, vehicles that are neither SUVs, utes or vans — are contracting in market share. But this is not unanimously the case. People are still buying a lot of hatchbacks, sedans, wagons, coupes and convertibles — only an increasing ratio have premium (mostly German) badges affixed to the nose...


2016 Kia Rondo range drops diesel, gets standard sat nav
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2016 Kia Rondo range drops diesel, gets standard sat nav

The Kia Rondo range is now a petrol-only affair following the brand’s decision to drop the diesel engine from the local line-up. The deletion of the two diesel-powered variants coincides with the introduction of the model year 2016 Kia Rondo range. The mid-tier SLi petrol has also been removed, cutting the number of variants available from five to just two...


Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle headed to Australia next month
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Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle headed to Australia next month

The Toyota Mirai will be showcased at the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in Sydney next month. Unveiled for the first time last year, the Mirai is already on sale in Japan and will soon launch in North America and Europe. Australia will be one of the first countries outside these regions to experience the Mirai – the company’s first commercially available hydrogen fuel cell vehicle...


2016 Porsche 911 Carrera pricing and specifications: Turbo revolution begins
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2016 Porsche 911 Carrera pricing and specifications: Turbo revolution begins

The revised and lightly re-styled 2016 Porsche 911 is now out in the open, kicking off with Stuttgart’s quickest and most powerful Carrera and Carrera S models yet. The upgraded 911 brings a number of significant mechanical enhancements and additional equipment, but, with an Australian starting price of $217,800 plus on-road costs - up from $208,200 previously - entry into the range is now noteably more expensive...


2016 Renault Megane revealed in new leaked images
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2016 Renault Megane revealed in new leaked images

The all-new 2016 Renault Megane hatch has been given an unscheduled unveiling, with a set of official marketing shots appearing online overnight. The new Megane, due for an official unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show on September 15, has already been spied in light camouflage, but these new leaked images offer a first clear look at the hatch’s final styling...


Father's Day 2015: Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 papercraft model
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Father's Day 2015: Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 papercraft model

The CarAdvice team think all dads deserve a special gift this Father's Day, and there isn't a gift much more special than a Porsche 911 - a 1972 911 Carrera RS 2.7 to be exact. Albeit a paper one, that, in true Father's Day style, you have to make yourself. Download Papercraft Porsche PDF Here Don't expect a quick tap of Apple-P to have the iconic Rennsport classic roll of the Epson, ducktail spoiler and all - no no...


Tesla Model X Founder Series won by Sydney mum
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Tesla Model X Founder Series won by Sydney mum

A Sydney mum has become the lucky recipient of a 2016 Tesla Model X Founder Series model after winning a referral program run by Tesla Motors in Australia that began in August. The referral program, which was run around the world and divided into three world segments (Asia Pacific, North America and Europe), gave current Tesla owners the opportunity to invite people to receive a $1000 discount on their new purchase through a referral link...


Audi SQ5 TDI Plus revealed
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Audi SQ5 TDI Plus revealed

The Audi SQ5 TDI Plus has been unveiled and detailed ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show, which starts next week. For this new variant, Audi has increased the injection pressure in the SQ5's 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 diesel engine to deliver a dollop of extra performance...


2016 Holden Commodore VFII teased ahead of September 13 debut: “Greatest Commodore ever built”
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2016 Holden Commodore VFII teased ahead of September 13 debut: “Greatest Commodore ever built”

Motoring fans have been given a weekend treat, with a shadowy teaser image for the 2016 Holden Commodore VFII appearing on the company’s Facebook page overnight. Dubbed the “greatest Commodore ever built”, the VFII will make its official debut on September 13...


Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Edition 1 unveiled
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Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Edition 1 unveiled

The limited production Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Edition 1 has been unveiled ahead of its public debut at the Frankfurt motor show. As with previous Edition 1 models, the new C63 coupe version is available with certain styling features that will be unavailable on future production cars. Both the regular C63 coupe and the more powerful C63 S are available in the limited run Edition 1 trim...


Mitsubishi Triton gets the Dynamic Shield styling treatment
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Mitsubishi Triton gets the Dynamic Shield styling treatment

This exclusive digital rendering by CarAdvice shows what could happen if the Mitsubishi Triton adopts the Japanese brand’s bold new styling language. The Mitsubishi Triton debuted earlier this year without the new Dynamic Shield design language that has taken centre stage on the Outlander SUV first and foremost...


Ford Fusion/Mondeo ST spy photos
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Ford Fusion/Mondeo ST spy photos

Our spy photographers has nabbed the first photos of the Ford Fusion ST undergoing testing on public roads. Unlike earlier prototypes that have been spotted on the streets of Detroit, the new performance version of the Fusion is equipped with a sportier alloy wheel design that hides enlarged disc brakes...


Jaguar F-Pace revealed: Image and video of company's first crossover
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Jaguar F-Pace revealed: Image and video of company's first crossover

The production Jaguar F-Pace crossover SUV has been revealed, sans disguise, 10 days before its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show. As the first crossover from the iconic 80-year old British/Indian brand, the Jaguar F-Pace represents a seismic shift in company philosophy...


Weekend deals on wheels: Discounts from Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault and Suzuki
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Weekend deals on wheels: Discounts from Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault and Suzuki

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which looks at four factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. This week’s version has a theme...


BMW's Carbon Core architecture underlines future models
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BMW's Carbon Core architecture underlines future models

The carbonfibre core of the new BMW 7 Series signifies the German brand's expanding expertise and confidence in bringing the high-strength but ultra-lightweight material to more of its models in the near future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the international launch of the new BMW 7 Series in New York today, Florian Schek, BMW’s head of lightweight design and vehicle weight, said he believes BMW is now leading the carbon integration process in the automotive industry...