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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...


2015 Hyundai Accent pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Accent pricing and specifications

The Hyundai Accent light-car range has been repositioned with $2000 price cuts, as the company seeks to cover the loss of the outgoing i20 from within its remaining stable. Hyundai Australia announced a range of revisions to its “re-imagined, respecified and reinvigorated“ Accent line-up today, with the headline act being a reduction in the starting price to a Mazda 2-matching $14,990 plus on-road costs (down from $16,990)...


Audi RS4: 331kW performance wagon joins NSW police force
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Audi RS4: 331kW performance wagon joins NSW police force

The New South Wales Police Force has taken delivery of a powerful new patroller this week, adding one brand-new Audi RS4 Avant to its fleet. On loan to the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command (LAC), the V8-powered Audi RS4 wagon will serve as an interest-generating promotional tool in the force’s work with community and youth engagement programs...


Peugeot planning “dynamic and authentic” concept for Frankfurt motor show
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Peugeot planning “dynamic and authentic” concept for Frankfurt motor show

Peugeot has confirmed it will reveal a new concept at next month’s Frankfurt motor show that promises to be both “dynamic and authentic”. If you’re hoping for more details or a teaser image, you’re out of luck - for now, at least - but you might extract a hint or two from the company’s short quote...


Tesla lowers production forecast, sells US$500m-plus in stock
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Tesla lowers production forecast, sells US$500m-plus in stock

Earlier this month when Tesla Motors announced it was reducing its production volumes for 2015 from 55,000 to anywhere between 50,000 and 55,000 cars, the stock fell 12 per cent...


2016 Volvo XC90 recalled over airbag deployment concern
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2016 Volvo XC90 recalled over airbag deployment concern

Volvo Australia has recalled its all-new 2016 XC90 SUV this week, following news in overseas markets of a fault that could affect airbag deployment. Confirmed earlier this month, the fault centres on a trim panel that covers the internal side of the SUV’s broad D-pillar. It is believed that the panel's design could interfere with proper deployment of the curtain airbag where it extends into the third seating row...


Ford Australia boss says new Toyota HiLux pricing is “not a concern”
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Ford Australia boss says new Toyota HiLux pricing is “not a concern”

The boss of Ford Australia has defended the increased pricing of the 2016 Ford Ranger PX Series II model, claiming he is not concerned about whether the all-new Toyota HiLux will be cheaper or not. Ford Australia president and CEO, Graeme Whickman, made the statement at the launch of the 2016 Ford Ranger in Victoria this week, where it was brought to his attention that numerous ute brands – including Toyota – had been offering discounted driveaway deals that Ford hadn’t been able to match...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe revealed
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe revealed

Here it is, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, revealed in full ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in a few weeks and slated Australian launch in mid-2016. The absolute pinnacle of the newly revealed Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe range serves as a two-doored counterpoint to the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan and wagon models just rolling into Australia now...


Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible spy photos
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Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible spy photos

The new high performance Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible has been spotted by our photographers on the Nurburgring track. When it's launched, the F-Type SVR convertible will be the open-air complement to the coupe that our spies spotted last month. Like the coupe, the SVR convertible features a more aggressive aerodynamics kit with a revised front bumper incorporating larger air intakes and prominent front splitters...


2016 Toyota Prius to debut on September 9 in Vegas
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2016 Toyota Prius to debut on September 9 in Vegas

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will make its global debut at a media event in Las Vegas on September 8 (September 9, AEST). Ryo Sakai, a spokesman for Toyota, confirmed the launch to Bloomberg, although he declined to elaborate on when the new Prius will enter production or when it will go on sale...


Audi e-tron quattro pure EV concept set for Frankfurt show
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Audi e-tron quattro pure EV concept set for Frankfurt show

This is the Audi e-tron quattro concept set to premiere in the metal at the Frankfurt motor show next next month. It “provides an outlook” on Audi’s first series production pure-electric car — a large SUV with a driving range above 500km. Expected to be called Q6 e-tron, the new SUV will lay down the gauntlet to the imminent Tesla Model X when Audi puts it into production in 2018...


2016 Ford Ranger launches : "Illogical" not to expect sales growth, Blue Oval says
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2016 Ford Ranger launches : "Illogical" not to expect sales growth, Blue Oval says

After a long build-up, the largely Australian-engineered and designed 2016 Ford Ranger light commercial line-up launches in Australia this week, and its maker is confident of even greater sales.  The mid-life updated Ford Ranger load-lugger is tasked with keeping the Blue Oval near the top of the light commercial sales charts, and arms Ford against the imminent all-new Toyota HiLux due to launch at the end of September...