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Seven mean Jeep concepts revealed
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Seven mean Jeep concepts revealed

Jeep has shown off seven concept vehicles based on its regular road-going range but given a dose of extra flair, designed partially to market various Mopar and Jeep Performance parts. The septuplet has been created for the 49th annual Easter Jeep Safari on the trails of Moab, Utah, attended by thousands of off-road and Jeep enthusiasts...


Tesla Model S update 7 to enable auto steering mode on highways
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Tesla Model S update 7 to enable auto steering mode on highways

Due later this year, software update 7.0 will allow the Tesla Model S electric sedan to steer itself on the highway. In a press call yesterday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk detailed software update 6.2, which will be delivered over-the-air to the Model S in the coming weeks...


Lexus RX teased ahead of New York debut
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Lexus RX teased ahead of New York debut

The next-generation Lexus RX SUV has been previewed via a teaser image prior to its official unveiling at the New York motor show at the beginning of April. In the shadowy image of the car's flanks (above) it seems as though Lexus has given its crucial SUV its most radical redesign yet, with an interesting roof design, a new side window interpretation and the heavy use of contrasting surfaces...


Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased
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Ford Falcon XR8 demand surges, production increased

Ford Australia says it will more than double its planned production run for the brutal new Falcon XR8. Initially expecting to produce about 1200 units, Ford now says its Broadmeadows plant in Melbourne is on track to crank out 2800 of these “future classics” before its local factory is slated to close in late 2016...


Peugeot Partner, Expert vans dropped in Australia - for now
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Peugeot Partner, Expert vans dropped in Australia - for now

Peugeot Australia has suspend sales of the only two commercial vehicles in its local line-up - the Peugeot Partner and Peugeot Expert vans. The company has removed both vehicles from its Australian websites, with a notice to consumers that states: "The Peugeot range of light commercial vehicles, including the Partner and Expert, are no longer available for sale in Australia"...


BMW gets half its power needs from renewable sources
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BMW gets half its power needs from renewable sources

It’s an oft-used counter-argument to green vehicle production — the fact that that things aren’t always green right up the supply chain. After all, in many contexts, an electric car may be produced in plants powered — or charged through a grid fed — by fossil fuels...


Renault Fluence dropped from Australian range
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Renault Fluence dropped from Australian range

The slow-selling Renault Fluence has been dropped from the French car maker’s local line-up. Renault Australia corporate communications manager Emily Fadeyev this week confirmed that the company has “stopped ordering the current variant of the Fluence sedan”...


Jaguar XE E-Performance diesel spied with new blue E badge
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Jaguar XE E-Performance diesel spied with new blue E badge

CarAdvice’s spy photographers have snapped the entry-level Jaguar XE E-Performance diesel for the first time on public roads in the UK. Shots of the black sedan’s blue E boot badge sent the online rumour mill into overdrive last night with speculation that Jaguar was developing an electric version of its new C-Class-rivalling mid-sized model...


Tesla free to open direct-sale stores in New Jersey following government backflip
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Tesla free to open direct-sale stores in New Jersey following government backflip

Fast-moving electric car company Tesla Motors has scored a major win in New Jersey, US, with Governor Chris Christie signing a bill that permits the Palo Alto-based carmaker to open up to four stores in the Garden State. The backflip comes almost a year after New Jersey passed regulation that effectively banned Tesla from selling its fully electric cars direct to customers rather than through traditional third-party dealerships...


Fiat 500X preliminary Australian specifications
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Fiat 500X preliminary Australian specifications

Our first international drive of the all-new Fiat 500X has given us an early impression of how the baby crossover will be specified when it arrives in Australian showrooms later this year. While Fiat Chrysler Australia is yet to finalise every detail of its 500X range, the preliminary specifications announced at the car’s international launch give a good idea of how the local line-up will shape up...


BMW X5 plug-in hybrid confirmed for 2016 Australian launch
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BMW X5 plug-in hybrid confirmed for 2016 Australian launch

BMW will launch its first plug-in hybrid model (beyond its niche ‘i’ sub-brand) into Australian showrooms from 2016. Earlier this week, the Bavarian brand premiered the X5 xDrive40e, a petrol-electric version of its top-selling large SUV that looks just like the regular 30d version you see in school zones everywhere...


Richard Branson reveals Virgin engineers are working on electric cars
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Richard Branson reveals Virgin engineers are working on electric cars

Billionaire, entrepreneur and lover of fast forms of transport Richard Branson says his Virgin empire could one day take on Tesla with an electric car of its own. Speaking with Bloomberg from the garage of the Formula E Virgin Racing team in Miami, Branson suggested the idea of a Virgin EV wasn’t as far-flung as it may seem...


Next-gen Volkswagen Transporter teased ahead of April 16 unveiling
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Next-gen Volkswagen Transporter teased ahead of April 16 unveiling

The next-generation Volkswagen Transporter van has been teased in a new sketch ahead of its official unveiling in April. Known by a multitude of names — including Multivan, Caravelle and Transporter — depending on the layout and specification, the next-generation van will carry the internal designation T6...


Tesla Model S update 6.2 adds Range Assurance, blind spot monitoring, automated braking
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Tesla Model S update 6.2 adds Range Assurance, blind spot monitoring, automated braking

Overnight Tesla Motors announced an over-the-air software update for its Tesla Model S, which adds a slew of new features to the all-electric sedan. With its new Trip Planner and Range Assurance functions, Tesla is hoping to "end range anxiety" for both current and potential Model S owners...


Tesla CEO foresees a world where autonomous cars are common, human driving may be illegal
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Tesla CEO foresees a world where autonomous cars are common, human driving may be illegal

Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, told an audience at the South by Southwest (SXSW) conference that, in the future, humans may be banned from driving cars for safety reasons. Musk spoke on stage at the South by Southwest conference with Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of graphics chip maker Nvidia...