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Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen collaborate on EV warning system for pedestrians
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Nissan, Renault, Peugeot, Citroen collaborate on EV warning system for pedestrians

Four automakers, the European Commission and other collaborators have spent the last three years working together on a system that can warn other road users about an approaching electric vehicle. The system, known eVADER, uses a windscreen-mounted camera to detect pedestrians, cyclists and other road users...


2018 Holden Commodore captured?
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2018 Holden Commodore captured?

Here are the first spy images of the 2017 Open Insignia, a car tipped by many to be the basis for the forthcoming, first fully-imported Holden Commodore. The new Opel Insignia, which our spy photographers predict will premiere in September 2017 at the Frankfurt motor show but which could easily appear as early as 2016, is set to grow significantly over the current version, sold here in hot VXR AWD turbo guise...


Weekend deals on wheels: Big discounts on new cars
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Weekend deals on wheels: Big discounts on new cars

It’s time for the latest installment 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...


All-new Volvo XC90 flying out showroom doors
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All-new Volvo XC90 flying out showroom doors

The all-new, 2016 Volvo XC90 family SUV is the subject of hot global demand in the wake of its long-awaited launch, with the Swedish company’s plant running overtime to keep up. Furthermore, says Volvo, an overwhelming 76 per cent of early orders have been for the top-spec XC90 Inscription variant, something it claims entrenches its positioning as a prestige brand...


Lamborghini to launch Veneno successor at Geneva 2016 - report
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Lamborghini to launch Veneno successor at Geneva 2016 - report

A successor to the small-run, super-exclusive Lamborghini Veneno will reportedly be launched at the next Geneva motor show, which takes place in March 2016. According to Yahoo Autos, the car was shown to prospective buyers, in hologram form, no less, at a private event during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance that ran over the weekend...


Ford Australia stands by optional safety stance for Ranger
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Ford Australia stands by optional safety stance for Ranger

The new 2016 Ford Ranger PX Series II model has arrived, and only one model in the range gets a reverse-view camera as standard. The 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak gets the potentially-life saving safety technology as standard, and buyers can option it in the XLT model (which starts from $46,690 plus on-road costs), but no other models have a camera fitted or even available as a factory-fitted option...


Daihatsu FX SUV concept revealed for Asia: Toyota badge possible for Australia?
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Daihatsu FX SUV concept revealed for Asia: Toyota badge possible for Australia?

Daihatsu may be long gone from Australian showrooms, but Japan’s oldest carmaker is still going strong overseas with a number of compact passenger and commercial vehicles on offer. The carmaker’s most recent launch was the new-generation Copen roadster, but other models familiar to Australian buyers - the Terios and the Sirion - are also still available in overseas areas...


Mazda Koeru SUV "an interesting thought-starter", says local division
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Mazda Koeru SUV "an interesting thought-starter", says local division

The Mazda Koeru SUV concept will be “an interesting thought-starter” when it debuts at next month’s Frankfurt motor show, says the brand’s local marketing chief. The Japanese car maker released a teaser sketch of the swoopy, coupe-inspired Koeru crossover concept earlier this month, sending the automotive rumour mill into overdrive about the car and its production potential...


Mazda confident of overtaking Holden in 2015
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Mazda confident of overtaking Holden in 2015

Mazda is confident of overtaking Holden this year to become the second highest selling vehicle manufacturer in Australia – and it has no intentions of slowing down in the future. Mazda Australia sold a record number of vehicles in the first seven months of this year (65,947 sales), and while Toyota remains dominant (118,554), Mazda’s strong performance puts it more than 6000 sales clear of Holden (59,632) and more than 7000 ahead of next-best Hyundai (58,610) with just five months to go...


2018 Ford Mustang facelift may sport 10-speed auto - report
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2018 Ford Mustang facelift may sport 10-speed auto - report

A report claims that the Ford Mustang is due for a facelift in 2017, with a 10-speed automatic a possibility for the revised car. According to Automotive News, a facelift for the Ford Mustang coupe and convertible is due in time for the 2018 model year, which in the US typically means a debut during the 2017 calendar year...


Volkswagen Tiguan to gain "coupe" variant - report
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Volkswagen Tiguan to gain "coupe" variant - report

Sources are claiming that the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan will spawn a third variant, a five-door five-seat "coupe". Anonymous informants have informed Autocar that the new Volkswagen Tiguan will offered in three distinct body styles. The first of these is a five-seat standard-wheelbase model, which will have a body that's around 30cm longer than today's car...


2016 Mazda 2 hatch gets equipment boost
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2016 Mazda 2 hatch gets equipment boost

The Mazda 2 hatch has received a specification update coinciding with the launch of the new Mazda 2 sedan. The entry-level Mazda 2 Neo gains cruise control and rear parking sensors for no extra cost, with prices remaining unchanged at $14,990 plus on-road costs for the manual and $16,990 for the auto...


2016 Mazda 2 sedan pricing and specifications
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2016 Mazda 2 sedan pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mazda 2 sedan has arrived in Australia, bolstering the brand’s top-selling light car line-up with a second body style. The pint-sized sedan matches the $14,990 plus on-road costs starting price of the Mazda 2 hatch, making it one of the cheapest sedans on the market...


Study identifies seven painfully familiar driver types in all of us
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Study identifies seven painfully familiar driver types in all of us

A new ongoing study into social psychology on the road has identified seven distinct types of drivers, based on common behaviours encountered on the daily commute. Motorists come in all shades, of course. Last year, CarAdvice identified 11 types, from the Fast Lane Hog and the Tailgater, to the Swerver and the Dozy Dawdler...


2016 Hyundai Elantra previewed by sporty rendering - UPDATE 2, NEW TEASERS
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2016 Hyundai Elantra previewed by sporty rendering - UPDATE 2, NEW TEASERS

A fresh new set of teaser illustrations for the next-generation 2016 Hyundai Elantra has surfaced, with a new batch of images appearing on the carmaker's facebook page today. These latest images show the new Elantra wearing its Korean-market Avante name, but, as with the current model, we can expect the Australian model to wear largely identical styling...