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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class revealed

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class replaces the current-generation M-Class, but there's more to the new model than a name change and a facelift. The new-look Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class - which will be revealed at next week's 2015 New York motor show - sees plenty of changes compared with its M-Class predecessor, including a heavily revised front-end with reshaped lights, bumper and grille, while the rear also sees new LED lights and a restyled bumper with reshaped exhausts...


Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes
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Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes

Unveiled to the world at this week's Bangkok motor show in Thailand, the 2015 Ford Ranger brings an unprecedented level of equipment to the pick-up category. With technology that, until recently, was only available in premium brand vehicles, the new Ranger's specification boost is driven largely by demand for the higher trim level vehicles in all markets...


2016 Kia Optima revealed in first official image
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2016 Kia Optima revealed in first official image

The 2016 Kia Optima has shown its face for the first time just days out from its official unveiling at next week’s 2015 New York auto show. The new-generation Optima represents a design evolution, building on the styling of the current model that kicked off Kia’s uprising in 2010...


Skoda Octavia RS 230 confirmed for Australia in 2016
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Skoda Octavia RS 230 confirmed for Australia in 2016

The Skoda Octavia RS 230 will take the Czech brand to new heights in Australia when it reaches our shores next year. Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer this week confirmed the fastest ever Octavia, the flagship RS 230 that debuted at the Geneva motor show earlier this month, is locked in for our market for 2016...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed

The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu range will include a conventional hybrid version using bits of technology from the new Volt plug-in. As we know, Chevrolet’s all-new mid-sized staple premieres in regular petrol form in New York next week. The petrol-electric version will be the US market’s efficiency leader. Under the bonnet is a new direct-injection 1...


2016 Citroen C4 here in Q3
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2016 Citroen C4 here in Q3

The 2016 Citroen C4 is scheduled for an Australian launch in the third quarter of this year, sporting a revised look as well as a new transmission and engine choices. The update to the Citroen C4 includes the introduction of the Peugeot-Citroen group’s 1.2-litre petrol turbo that delivers 96kW of power and 230Nm of torque...


Skoda Octavia RS production doubled to cut nine-month local lead times
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Skoda Octavia RS production doubled to cut nine-month local lead times

Production of the Skoda Octavia RS has been doubled to meet unexpectedly high demand for the performance model and to help ease local lead times that have blown out to nine months. Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer confirmed Octavia RS production at the car’s Mlada Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic has been boosted from 350 to 700 vehicles per week to attempt to satisfy global hunger for the sporty mid-sized sedan and wagon models...


Fiat dual-cab ute spied: Italian brand's rival to Toyota HiLux spotted for the first time
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Fiat dual-cab ute spied: Italian brand's rival to Toyota HiLux spotted for the first time

An all-new Fiat pick-up has been spotted for the first time ever by CarAdvice's spy photographers in northern Europe. The new Fiat ute may appear more like an SUV than a pick-up truck to rival the likes of the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger, but the bulky camouflage at the rear of the vehicle is simply a ruse...


Ford S-Max debuts automatic speed limiting technology that reads road signs
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Ford S-Max debuts automatic speed limiting technology that reads road signs

The Europe-only Ford S-Max people mover will be offered with a new system dubbed Intelligent Speed Limiter. In the S-Max, the Intelligent Speed Limiter effectively marries together two existing technologies: the driver adjustable speed limiter and road sign recognition...


Jeremy Clarkson sacked by BBC, Top Gear to be retooled for 2016, full report published - UPDATED
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Jeremy Clarkson sacked by BBC, Top Gear to be retooled for 2016, full report published - UPDATED

The BBC has just announced that it has let go of Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after a "fracas" with a producer earlier this month. Director general of the BBC, Tony Hall, announced the news overnight and published the full findings of the corporation's internal investigation into the incident...


Isuzu D-Max X-Runner limited edition launches in Australia, limited to 360 units
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Isuzu D-Max X-Runner limited edition launches in Australia, limited to 360 units

Isuzu Ute Australia has announced the launch the limited edition Isuzu D-Max X-Runner, which is subject to a 360-unit production cap. Priced at $51,990 driveaway, the Isuzu D-Max X-Runner is based on the D-Max 4x4 LS-Terrain...


Isuzu Ute launches the I-Venture Club
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Isuzu Ute launches the I-Venture Club

Isuzu Ute Australia has announced the launch of the I-Venture Club, a customer oriented four-wheel drive club designed to help customers get the most out of their Isuzu vehicles. The I-Venture Club has been announced following interest from customers wanting the opportunity to push their Isuzu four-wheel drives to the limits in a safe environment under professional tutelage...


Range Rover Evoque Convertible spied in Sweden, on Nurburgring
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Range Rover Evoque Convertible spied in Sweden, on Nurburgring

The upcoming Range Rover Evoque convertible has been spotted by our spy photographers on the Nurburgring and undergoing cold weather testing in Sweden. Just prior to the Geneva motor show, at the beginning of this month, Range Rover confirmed that the Evoque Convertible will enter production soon and go on sale across the world from 2016...


Hyperloop Technolgies Inc gears up in LA’s Arts District
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Hyperloop Technolgies Inc gears up in LA’s Arts District

The company behind the conceptual high-speed transportation system known as Hyperloop is setting up shop in LA’s Arts District after agreeing to lease up to 38,000 square-feet of industrial space in the area. The hyperloop system works by pushing specifically designed capsules or pods through a steel tube maintained at a partial vacuum...


2015 Nissan Navara spotted in Melbourne ahead of local launch
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2015 Nissan Navara spotted in Melbourne ahead of local launch

CarAdvice has spotted the 2015 Nissan Navara in Melbourne ahead of its local launch in May. The orange Nissan Navara NP300 will be the first all-new version of the ute to launch in Australia since the the D40 debuted locally a decade ago. The ute seen in these pictures is believed to be an engineering assessment vehicle...