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Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way
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Volvo patents hint at compact and electric models: Polestar EVs could be on the way

Volvo has filed several trademark applications for new models in the US and Europe. First picked up by website swedespeed, it appears the Swedish manufacturer is preparing to introduce compact V20 and V30 models in the US, while the European application includes the names P5, P6, P8, P9 and P10...


2018 BMW Z5 spied
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2018 BMW Z5 spied

The upcoming sports car from BMW has been spied again during cold weather testing in Europe. Compared to the prototype spied at the Nurburgring last September, this tester has dropped some of its camouflage from the front bumper, production tail-lights (though still partially concealed under the disguise) and a new rear diffuser that features squared-off tail-pipes...


Suzuki Kizashi retires
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Suzuki Kizashi retires

Some seven years after first launching in Australia, the Suzuki Kizashi has been retired. The news was brought to our attention by CarAdvice reader Michael, who noticed the small mid-sized sedan had disappeared from the company's local website. A call to Suzuki Australia general manager Andrew Moore confirmed the news. "Yes, it has left us," Moore said...


There's life in the big V12 yet, Lamborghini boss says: Aventador successor will retain 12 count
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There's life in the big V12 yet, Lamborghini boss says: Aventador successor will retain 12 count

Previous Lamborghini boss Stephan Winkelmann told CarAdvice more than once that the Italian manufacturer ‘would have to consider turbo charging in the future’, but it seems new boss Stefano Domenicali is a little less enthusiastic for the end of Lamborghini’s long line of high-revving, naturally aspirated V12 engines...


Ford GT power and performance figures revealed
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Ford GT power and performance figures revealed

If you can't handle suspense, waiting to learn power and performance figures for the new-generation Ford GT supercar must've really done a number on you. In the mother of all teaser campaigns, Ford has now revealed outputs and the top speed for its V6-powered hero, a full two years since it was first revealed. Initially, Ford had confirmed only that the twin-turbo 3...


New Mazda CX-5 to gain seven-seat option - report
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New Mazda CX-5 to gain seven-seat option - report

The 2017 Mazda CX-5 that will launch in Australia in the coming months could well be joined by a seven-seat variant, if reports out of Japan are to be believed. Japanese site LiveDoor claims that a seven-seat version of the new-generation Mazda CX-5 will be offered in that market by the end of 2017, because Mazda doesn't sell the larger CX-9 seven-seater in its home market...


2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 unveiled
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2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 unveiled

The 2017 Volkswagen Caddy Edition 35 has been unveiled, with the new-generation stylised model offered as a panel van and MPV in some markets. The new Edition 35 model bears a few notable differences to the standard Volkswagen Caddy short-wheelbase van and five-seater models upon which it's based...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R to make Australian debut at Bathurst 12 Hour
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R to make Australian debut at Bathurst 12 Hour

The manic Mercedes-AMG GT R will make its first Australian appearance at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour Race next month. After joining the supercar elite by lapping the famed Nurburgring circuit in 7 minutes and 10.9 seconds, the flagship Mercedes-AMG will take on Mount Panorama piloted by five-time DTM champion, Bathurst 12 Hour winner and AMG brand ambassador, Bernd Schneider...


Great Aussie driving songs: Your Australia Day mixtape sorted
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Great Aussie driving songs: Your Australia Day mixtape sorted

Regardless of how you celebrate Australia Day, we encourage everyone to take the time to pause for a moment in honour of some great Aussie bands and awesome driving songs. If you're kicking around having a barbie or driving to visit relatives, throw on the CarAdvice.com Great Aussie Driving Songs playlist and rock out...


Ford Mustang gets two-star ANCAP crash rating
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Ford Mustang gets two-star ANCAP crash rating

The massively popular Ford Mustang GT V8 Fastback coupe has received a disastrous two-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), based on testing conducted by sister organisation Euro NCAP, and more than a year after its local launch...


Toyota details new engine for Yaris, no-go for Australia
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Toyota details new engine for Yaris, no-go for Australia

The updated Toyota Yaris will debut a new engine when it hits European showrooms later this month, which will meet new Euro 6c emissions standards and give the little hatch a decent power bump. Replacing the current 63kW/121Nm 1.3-litre mill currently offered in European models, the new 1.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine develops 82kW of power and 136Nm of torque - a 19kW and 15Nm gain...


Volkswagen Australia keen on EVs and plug-ins
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Volkswagen Australia keen on EVs and plug-ins

Volkswagen is embarking on a massive global push into electrification, but the company’s Australian subsidiary is still weighing up what its EV range will look like here by 2020. What we do know is that the production versions of the Golf-sized I.D hatch and I.D. Buzz retro people-mover concept cars are as good as locked-in for Australia within a few years time, shortly after their worldwide launches...


AAA urges government to revise road safety strategy
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AAA urges government to revise road safety strategy

Peak motoring authority, the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), has released a statement calling on the Australian Government to fund an inquiry into the country's rising road toll. The AAA says that no progress has been made in reducing road deaths since the National Road Safety Strategy was agreed to by all Australian governments in 2011...


Urus SUV will pave the way for turbocharging and electrification at Lamborghini
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Urus SUV will pave the way for turbocharging and electrification at Lamborghini

Manufacturers like Porsche, Ferrari and McLaren have broadly embraced turbocharging, but it seems, for now at least, Lamborghini will persist with its legendary atmo V12. “It is true, that at some point in the future, we will need to think to change to turbocharging [for flagship models], but for this moment, a large capacity, naturally aspirated engine is for us,” Lamborghini R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani told Australian media in Spain at the launch of the latest V12 super sportscar, the Aventador S...


Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV for Geneva motor show
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Mitsubishi previews new compact SUV for Geneva motor show

Mitsubishi has handed down a shadowy preview for its first all-new offering since the big Pajero Sport hit the stage over a year ago. Believed previously to be a replacement for the ASX, the model shown here will actually sit alongside Mitsubishi's ageing small SUV as a more sports-styled offering...