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Jeremy Clarkson suspended over "fracas", Top Gear removed from BBC schedule - UPDATED
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Jeremy Clarkson suspended over "fracas", Top Gear removed from BBC schedule - UPDATED

The BBC has suspended Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, as well as removing the TV show from its schedule, at least temporarily. At 4.42pm GMT, the BBC issued a simple two paragraph press release: "The BBC has today released the following statement regarding Jeremy Clarkson/Top Gear. Following a fracas with a BBC producer, Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended pending an investigation...


Bentley Bentayga SUV spied nearly free of camouflage
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Bentley Bentayga SUV spied nearly free of camouflage

Our spy photographers have caught the Bentley Bentayga SUV in a parking lot wearing only small amounts of disguise. Unlike previous spy photos of the SUV, the Bentayga isn't wearing any prosthetic lumps and bumps to help disguise its shape. That said, this vehicle does seem to be wearing a secondary front bumper that masks out some of the design cues applied to the SUV's front end...


Apple CarPlay destined for "more than 40" new vehicles this year
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Apple CarPlay destined for "more than 40" new vehicles this year

Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system will appear in “more than 40” new vehicles before the end of this year as the technology giant continues its integration into the automotive world. At the company’s ‘Spring Forward’ announcement today, at which the Apple Watch was detailed, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed every “major” vehicle manufacturer has now signed on to feature CarPlay in its future models...


2015 Mini John Cooper Works pricing and specifications
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2015 Mini John Cooper Works pricing and specifications

Pricing and specification details for the 2015 Mini John Cooper Works hatchback have been announced, with the range-topping go-fast model to start below $50K. Mini JCW pricing kicks off at $47,400 plus on-road costs for the six-speed manual, or $49,950 for the six-speed automatic version...


BMW Z4 : Chief engineer hopeful of successor before 2020
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BMW Z4 : Chief engineer hopeful of successor before 2020

BMW’s chief engineer is hopeful of launching a successor to the BMW Z4 before 2020 despite global demand for two-seat sports cars declining. Asked at last week’s Geneva motor show about the timing of the replacement of the almost-seven-year-old, second-generation Z4, BMW development boss Klaus Froehlich told Automotive News Europe he would “like to see a Z4 successor in this decade”...


Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure
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Government shelves $500 million funding cut to car industry, wards off spectre of early closure

The Coalition government today shelved plans to cut $500 million in assistance to the Australian car industry between now and 2017. It is ostensibly a bid to ensure the three local car-makers do not shutter their factories earlier than planned in 2016/17, though detractors are calling for more and questioning the purpose of proposing the controversial cuts in the first place...


Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image
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Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro, Malibu teased in leaked promotional image

A promotional image from General Motors has been leaked and published online, and it gives us our best view yet of the next-generation Chevrolet Camaro and Chevrolet Malibu. The leaked image, which promotes all of the new passenger car models that Chevy will debut this year in the US, comes hot on the heels of official info from GM about the next-gen Malibu and Barina Spark...


Skoda seven-seat SUV spied during testing
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Skoda seven-seat SUV spied during testing

CarAdvice's spy photographers have spotted a mule of Skoda's new large SUV undergoing testing in Europe. The prototype vehicle is clothed in panels borrowed from the Yeti. The new car's larger dimensions are evident through the use of sizeable wheel arch extensions, lengthened rear doors and tall sill panels...


"Ban all cars" policy of UK Green Party likely to be scrapped
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"Ban all cars" policy of UK Green Party likely to be scrapped

The Green Party of England and Wales has suggested it may be forced to scrap a controversial policy to "ban all cars". A report from British newspaper The Mirror suggests the party currently has a policy in place that could potentially see nearly all cars currently available to buyers in that country be banned as they can travel at speeds higher than the signposted limits...


Chevrolet Spark teased ahead of New York, Seoul reveal
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Chevrolet Spark teased ahead of New York, Seoul reveal

The next-generation Chevrolet Spark has been teased ahead of its official debut at the New York and Seoul motor shows. Although framed by shadow and darkness, the GM-issued teaser image confirms the authenticity of the undisguised photos that CarAdvice published at the beginning of February...


Finnish driver fined $76K for speeding
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Finnish driver fined $76K for speeding

A Finnish millionaire has been fined 54,024 euros ($76,100) for speeding, according to reports. Reima Kuisla copped the fine as a result of being caught doing 14 miles per hour (22km/h) over the posted speed limit - in this case, 64 miles per hour in a 50 zone (103km/h in an 80km/h area)...


Renault medium sedan spied : Laguna, Latitude replacement testing in Europe
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Renault medium sedan spied : Laguna, Latitude replacement testing in Europe

CarAdvice’s spies have captured the first images of Renault’s all-new medium-large sedan ahead of its scheduled unveiling later this year. Spotted undergoing testing on public roads in Europe, the heavily camouflaged prototype gives us our first look at the new D-segment sedan that will replace the slow-selling Europe-only Laguna and Asian-made Latitude models in Renault’s showrooms around the world...


2015 Toyota 86 : Extra tech for GT, better value across range
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2015 Toyota 86 : Extra tech for GT, better value across range

Base versions of the Toyota 86 now come standard with a touchscreen display and reverse-view camera, while the price of most variants in the line-up has been reduced following the introduction of Australia’s free trade agreement with Japan. The 86 GT gains the 6.1-inch touchscreen display and camera from the high-grade GTS...


2015 Ford EcoSport revealed - UPDATED
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2015 Ford EcoSport revealed - UPDATED

The 2015 Ford EcoSport has been unveiled, with the mini SUV showing off a range of changes at the 2015 Geneva motor show. The revised model is said to "deliver significant styling, drive dynamics and equipment upgrades", including being offered for the first time without the cumbersome rear-door-mounted spare wheel, which is currently standard...


Ford Falcon Ute : Potential high-power variant spied testing — UPDATED
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Ford Falcon Ute : Potential high-power variant spied testing — UPDATED

Update: Ford Australia has confirmed that the vehicle pictured is not the high-powered Falcon ute fans were dreaming of — nor does it exist. It is in fact just a tow vehicle used exclusively at Ford's Lara proving ground that features a mix of different wheels, interior and body parts...