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2016 Toyota Prius revealed, Australian launch set for early next year
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2016 Toyota Prius revealed, Australian launch set for early next year

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius is now officially out in the open, revealed at a special event in Las Vegas today ahead of an Australian launch set to occur early next year. Today’s unveiling comes after what has quite literally been years of rumours, reports, speculative renderings and, most recently, a series of leaked images...


2016 BMW 3 Series pricing and specifications
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2016 BMW 3 Series pricing and specifications

The first-ever three-cylinder BMW 3 Series will cost $54,900 plus on-road costs when it arrives in Australian showrooms towards the end of this year. Powered by the 100kW/220Nm 1.5-litre three-cylinder turbo petrol engine familiar from the 2 Series Active Tourer and the Mini Cooper, the BMW 318i sedan will land in November, a few weeks after the rest of the overhauled line-up that launches locally next month...


Honda Project 2&4 concept revealed as MotoGP-powered open-wheeler
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Honda Project 2&4 concept revealed as MotoGP-powered open-wheeler

Honda has shown off its new MotoGP V4-powered Project 2&4 concept this week ahead of an unveiling at the Frankfurt motor show. Revealed as the winning design of a Global Design Project held across Honda’s styling offices, the Project 2&4 is presented as a compact open-wheeled racer...


Bentley Bentayga revealed, late 2016 debut likely for Australia
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Bentley Bentayga revealed, late 2016 debut likely for Australia

The all-new Bentley Bentayga has been given a digital unveiling, revealed online today ahead of its world premiere at this month’s Frankfurt motor show. Named for the Roque Bentayga, one of the largest rock formations on the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands, Bentley’s first-ever SUV promises opulent touring and, as an earlier teaser video suggests, some amount of off-road ability...


Hyundai Sonata recalled over braking, stability control concerns
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Hyundai Sonata recalled over braking, stability control concerns

Hyundai Australia has issued a recall on models in its all-new Sonata range, over a potential fault with its stability control system. The concern centres on an incorrect fitment of brake tubing or a seal ring on the brake booster system, which the carmaker says could increase the risk of braking problems when electronic stability control is activated...


2016 Opel Meriva spy photos
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2016 Opel Meriva spy photos

Our spy photographers have captured the next-generation Opel Meriva out testing on public roads in Europe. Thanks to the prototype vehicle's extensive disguise, it's hard to make out too many design details about the new Meriva, but we can see that the next-generation car will ditch its people mover heritage and morph into a crossover vehicle...


2016 Audi A8L Security upgraded to VR9 standard
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2016 Audi A8L Security upgraded to VR9 standard

The Audi A8L Security has been given an upgrade for 2016 and is now said to be more secure than ever before. Audi says that the revised A8L Security has an upgraded safety cell that now includes aramide fabric, hot-formed steel armour and new special aluminium alloys. These changes lower the car's weight, but also bring the vehicle up to the VR9 ballistic protection standard...


Rolls-Royce Dawn unveiled
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Rolls-Royce Dawn unveiled

The new Rolls-Royce Dawn convertible has been unveiled just ahead of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. A vehicle that Torsten Mueller-Oetvoes, CEO of Rolls-Royce Cars, describes as the "sexiest Rolls-Royce ever built"...


Lexus has no plug-in hybrid plan yet
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Lexus has no plug-in hybrid plan yet

The luxury brand that once lead the hybrid race, Lexus, has no current plan to plug-in to the latest petrol-electric trend. The brand’s most popular SUV model, the Lexus RX, has just been launched internationally with no plug-in hybrid option, at a time when almost every one of its competitors has such technology available...


Lexus diesel models could be in the pipeline
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Lexus diesel models could be in the pipeline

Lexus is a brand that has built its name upon hybrid powertrains for the most part, but CarAdvice has learned that diesel isn’t necessarily off the table. For luxury brands, big-growth markets involving SUVs sees diesel make up the majority of sales...


Lexus RX seven-seat SUV is in demand, says chief engineer
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Lexus RX seven-seat SUV is in demand, says chief engineer

There’s been talk of a new-generation, seven-seat version of the Lexus RX for years, and dealers have been crying out for it for even longer. A new seven-seat Lexus SUV may bear a new name, too. Rather than being sold as the RX with seven seats as an option, there are rumours the vehicle will be called the TX, because the body of the car will need significant modification to get to that usability...


2016 Lexus RX : Preliminary specifications announced
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2016 Lexus RX : Preliminary specifications announced

The new 2016 Lexus RX will take a three-pronged approach to the large luxury SUV segment when it arrives in Australia in November this year. The brand has confirmed it will offer the entry-level RX200t, mid-spec RX350 and top-end RX450h when the car launches here, which makes Australia one of just three markets to take three different drivetrains globally...


Ford Mustang production kicks off for Australia as local orders top 3000
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Ford Mustang production kicks off for Australia as local orders top 3000

Production of the Ford Mustang for the Australian market has kicked off in the US ahead of its long-awaited arrival on local shores in December. The news comes as Ford confirms it has now taken more than 3000 pre-orders for the pony car in Australia – more than any other right-hand-drive market in the world...


2016 Ford Kuga bound for Frankfurt show: Sync 2, larger display to join spied facelift
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2016 Ford Kuga bound for Frankfurt show: Sync 2, larger display to join spied facelift

An updated 2016 Ford Kuga will debut at this month’s Frankfurt motor show with key new features, the American carmaker has revealed today. Full details on the update are still to come, although Ford has confirmed that the relatively new Sync 2 infotainment system will make its Kuga debut at the show, running through a new 8.0-inch display...


Volkswagen Amarok could be manufactured in Asia
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Volkswagen Amarok could be manufactured in Asia

A growing number of local utes are now being manufactured in Thailand, and now Volkswagen Australia has intimated that lower production costs could soon see the Volkswagen Amarok built in the Asia Pacific region. CarAdvice recently sat down with Volkswagen Australia director of commercial vehicles, Carlos Santos to find out whether manufacturing in Thailand or other parts of Asia could influence the cost and specification of future Amarok models...