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2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara
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2016 Toyota HiLux versus Ford Ranger, Mitsubishi Triton, Nissan Navara

Today’s global unveiling of the 2016 Toyota HiLux already has us excited about throwing the all-new iteration of the country’s favourite ute into a comparison with its key rivals. The new-generation Mitsubishi Triton has just launched in Australia, while the new Nissan Navara launches next week and the updated Ford Ranger arrives in the third quarter of this year, just weeks before the launch of the eighth-gen HiLux in October...


2016 Toyota HiLux suspension developed in Australia for the world's toughest terrain
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2016 Toyota HiLux suspension developed in Australia for the world's toughest terrain

New-generation Toyota HiLux pick-ups sold in some of the world's toughest environments such as Russia, South Africa and South America will feature rugged suspension setups developed by Toyota Australia engineers in our own backyard...


2016 Toyota HiLux details, October launch in Australia
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2016 Toyota HiLux details, October launch in Australia

The 2016 Toyota HiLux has been revealed at last, ahead of its arrival in Australian showrooms in early October. The new generation of Australia's top-selling commercial vehicle was unveiled simultaneously at a special event in Sydney as well as in Bangkok, Thailand — where the reveal was also broadcast across several public television networks...


Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know - LAST UPDATE DECEMBER 2016
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Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know - LAST UPDATE DECEMBER 2016

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 53 million vehicles and more than a dozen car makers around the world. Among those are more than half a million vehicles in Australia, including more than 410,000 recalled by Honda, Nissan and Toyota over the past week...


2016 Toyota HiLux global reveal — LIVE
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2016 Toyota HiLux global reveal — LIVE

CarAdvice is attending the global reveal of the 2016 Toyota HiLux in Sydney today. The car will be shown both in Sydney and Bangkok with an international embargo lifting at 2:30pm AEST. Join Paul Maric at 2:30pm AEST for a live Periscope session. Simply monitor the feed below for the link to the Periscope stream as it happens...


Next-generation Jeep Wrangler will not have an all aluminium body
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Next-generation Jeep Wrangler will not have an all aluminium body

The next-generation Jeep Wrangler will not have an all aluminium body as had previously been speculated. In comments to Automotive News, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler, said: "A large portion of that vehicle [the new Wrangler] will be aluminium. It will not be all aluminium...


Maserati Levante design revealed via patent drawings
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Maserati Levante design revealed via patent drawings

Drawings, claimed to be from a patent filing, for the Maserati Levante have been leaked and published online. The patent drawings seen here were obtained by AutoGuide. The American website claims that these design drawings were submitted to the Australian patent office on April 8 and were recently granted registered status...


Renault Kwid sub-compact hatch launched in India
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Renault Kwid sub-compact hatch launched in India

The high-riding, SUV-like Renault Kwid sub-compact hatchback was officially launched in India overnight. Measuring just 3.68 metres long and 1.58 metres wide, the Kwid has seating for five people. By way of comparison, the Kwid is around 90mm longer than the rear-engine, rear-wheel drive Euro-focussed Renault Twingo...


Ford Transit recalled for faulty fuel injectors
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Ford Transit recalled for faulty fuel injectors

Ford has recalled 138 Ford Transit and Ford Transit Custom vans in Australia over potential fuel injector faults. Some injectors may have a defective valve which, if it fails, could result in a loss of fuel pressure causing the engine to stall. The recall affects vans fitted with the 114kW/385Nm 2.2-litre Duratorq diesel engine...


Tesla Model S prices rise due to Australian currency struggles
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Tesla Model S prices rise due to Australian currency struggles

Prices for the Tesla Model S have risen for the second time this year - and the US-based company claims it all comes down to the weak Australian dollar. According to the Australian arm of Tesla, the new higher pricing for the Model S has been driven by a "change in the exchange rates between Australian Dollar and US Dollar", and there have been increases across the four models currently available...


2016 Toyota HiLux to be unveiled globally on May 21, 2:30pm AEST — follow it live
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2016 Toyota HiLux to be unveiled globally on May 21, 2:30pm AEST — follow it live

Toyota is set to officially take the wraps off the 2016 Toyota HiLux tomorrow during two simultaneous global unveilings in Sydney and Bangkok, Thailand. While the media will be let in to see the car earlier, the official embargo lifts at 2:30pm AEST on May 21. As reported yesterday, images of the HiLux have been leaked ahead of the reveal, but we expect Australia-specific information and more technical details to be revealed...


Tesla opens new showroom and service centre in Richmond
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Tesla opens new showroom and service centre in Richmond

Tesla Motors has officially taken the wraps off a new showroom in Richmond, Victoria. The huge site was unveiled in front of a strong crowd of owners, prospective customers, members of parliament and VIPs, heralding a big step forward for the all-electric US car company. The site, located on Church Street in Richmond, includes a showroom, customer lounge, pre-delivery area and a service centre...


Takata admits airbag inflators are defective; recall now one of the biggest in history
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Takata admits airbag inflators are defective; recall now one of the biggest in history

Japanese component manufacturer Takata has acknowledged that its airbag inflators fitted to millions of vehicles around the world are defective – an announcement that has forced one of the largest product recalls in history. Takata has almost doubled the number of vehicles recalled in the US over a defect with the passenger-side airbag inflators to 33...


Bentley goal to be seen as standalone luxury brand rather than luxury car maker
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Bentley goal to be seen as standalone luxury brand rather than luxury car maker

Iconic British manufacturer, Bentley Motors, is seeking to draw from its near one hundred year history building luxury vehicles, to be seen as a standalone luxury brand in its own right. This positioning would see Bentley mentioned in the same breath as names like Bottega Veneta and Hermes, where in the eyes of the buyer, the aspiration of ownership is second only to actual ownership...


2016 Porsche 911 facelift spy photos from the Nurburgring
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2016 Porsche 911 facelift spy photos from the Nurburgring

Car Advice's spy photographers have snapped pictures of what, we believe, is a prototype of the facelifted Porsche 911. The current-generation Porsche 911 was unveiled in 2011, so the timing is about right for us to be seeing developmental versions of a facelifted model running around on public roads and on the Nurburgring...