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Mercedes-Benz E-Class reversal: Autonomous tech coming to Australia from launch after all
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class reversal: Autonomous tech coming to Australia from launch after all

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan looks like it will launch in Australia around June with the full, comprehensive range of Drive Pilot autonomous driving technology after all. At this week’s global E-Class reveal in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz Australia said some autonomous tech would not be allowed in our market until 2017, because it needed to demonstrate the technology to get government approval to sell the cars...


2016 Kia Cerato hatch facelift hits Detroit auto show
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2016 Kia Cerato hatch facelift hits Detroit auto show

The US-market version of the 2016 Kia Cerato hatch and sedan has surfaced at this week’s Detroit auto show, ahead of the Australian model’s debut in the coming months. Today’s debut in the US - where the Cerato is known as the Forte - follows the December debut of the sedan body in South Korea, where it is sold with K3 badges...


Hyundai N Performance: i30 AWD hot hatch likely to open range in two years
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Hyundai N Performance: i30 AWD hot hatch likely to open range in two years

The first Hyundai N Performance model is expected to be a hotted-up, all-wheel drive version of the next-generation Hyundai i30 hatch. How do we know? CarAdvice spoke with Albert Biermann, Hyundai’s recently-appointed head of vehicle test and high performance development, who made it fairly clear that Europe is the target for the first-ever N Performance car...


Australia sets global standard for Mercedes-Benz: Daimler AG board member
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Australia sets global standard for Mercedes-Benz: Daimler AG board member

When Mercedes-Benz Cars’ marketing and sales chief Ola Källenius wants to chide an underperforming region somewhere around the globe, he points to the Australian operation as something to aspire to. Swedish-born Källenius, 46, who also serves as a board member for Daimler AG and has been rumoured as the replacement for current Daimler AG chairman Dieter Zetsche from 2019, spoke glowingly this week on the Australian region...


Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle ute confirmed, says US boss
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Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle ute confirmed, says US boss

No official announcement has been made yet, but it appears clear that a production version of the Hyundai Santa Cruz lifestyle utility is on its way. CarAdvice spent some time at the 2016 Detroit auto show with Hyundai Motor America president and chief executive Dave Zuchowski, who didn’t mince words about the potential for the Tucson-based utility vehicle to hit showrooms...


Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup
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Ford Mustang and Raptor to join LEGO Speed Champions lineup

The 2016 Detroit Auto Show isn't just about big cars for big kids - Ford has announced it will also unveil two new LEGO kits at the show. Speed Champion sets ('Minifig' size) featuring the new 2016 Ford Mustang GT and 2016 Ford F150 Raptor will join Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren as licensed vehicles depicted by the world's most popular toy set...


2016 Chevrolet Bolt electric hatch Revealed at CES, Detailed in Detroit - UPDATE
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2016 Chevrolet Bolt electric hatch Revealed at CES, Detailed in Detroit - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article was originally published on January 7. Chevrolet has now detailed the Bolt's power and performance figures. General Motors has used this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to unveil the final production version of the Chevrolet Bolt electric hatch...


Kia Niro hybrid SUV teased ahead of February debut - UPDATE
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Kia Niro hybrid SUV teased ahead of February debut - UPDATE

Kia has handed down a new pair of teaser images for the 2016 Kia Niro compact SUV - or "Hybrid Utility Vehicle" - ahead of an official debut at next month's Chicago auto show. These new images follow the release in December of two streamlined sketches, which offered the first clear look at what we can expect from Kia’s long-overdue small SUV...


Genesis Coupe set for a big change, convertible on the wish list
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Genesis Coupe set for a big change, convertible on the wish list

The next-generation Hyundai Genesis Coupe is not likely to be a sports car, but a luxury model. In its previous life the Hyundai Genesis Coupe was a sporty two-door model that seemingly sat at odds with its luxury-focused Genesis sedan stablemate...


Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew: Baja-inspired dual-cab debuts in Detroit
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Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew: Baja-inspired dual-cab debuts in Detroit

One year after the reveal of the hardcore 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCab, the US company has premiered the stretched SuperCrew dual-cab version. The premiere of the 2017 F-150 Raptor SuperCrew took place at this year’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit — Motor City. In an era of head-turning utes, it’s hard to think of one that does it better...


Genesis G70 sedan expected to be first N Performance model for luxury brand
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Genesis G70 sedan expected to be first N Performance model for luxury brand

The long-awaited Hyundai range of N Performance models will stretch to the Korean brand’s newly established luxury arm, Genesis – and the most likely candidate will be the new G70 sedan. Hyundai North America reaffirmed the name of the new model that will rival the highly successful Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the likes of the Lexus IS, Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series, labelling the car the “G70 sport sedan” during a presentation to global media...


Kia Telluride: 298kW hybrid SUV concept hits Detroit show
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Kia Telluride: 298kW hybrid SUV concept hits Detroit show

Kia has unveiled the Telluride SUV concept at this week’s Detroit auto show, where it will gauge audience reactions before deciding on a potential market launch. Green in more ways than one, the big Telluride packs a hybrid drive system that sees a 3.5-litre petrol V6 matched with an electric motor to produce a combined 298kW...


Audi h-tron quattro concept unveiled - UPDATE
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Audi h-tron quattro concept unveiled - UPDATE

The Audi h-tron quattro concept has been unveiled on the first day of the 2016 Detroit auto show. Design-wise, the new h-tron quattro looks to be a lightly remixed version of the e-tron quattro that made its debut the Frankfurt motor show towards the end of 2015. Externally, the clearest sign that you're looking at the new h-tron variant is the SUV's eye-catching yellow paint work and its new set of turbine-style alloy wheels...


2017 Infiniti Q60 revealed, Australian debut later this year
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2017 Infiniti Q60 revealed, Australian debut later this year

The big new 2017 Infiniti Q60 has been given a world premiere at this week’s Detroit auto show, revealed as just the latest in a run of promising new models for the Japanese luxury marque. Returning to the venue where it first appeared as a striking concept in 2015, the new Q60 is revealed today in its final production form ahead of an Australian debut set to occur later this year...


Lexus LC500 Coupe revealed - UPDATE
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Lexus LC500 Coupe revealed - UPDATE

UPDATE, June 23 2016: Lexus has released a new video clip (above) for the LC that showcases its sonorous V8 engine. No, that’s not another version of the LF-LC – it’s the all-new Lexus LC500 Coupe, which looks a heck of a lot like the showcar that preceded it way back in 2012...