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2016 Chery New Cars
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2016 Chery New Cars

Chery’s Australian importer Ateco Automotive says there’s nothing new on the horizon for the Chinese brand in 2016. As it was for much of 2015, the brand remains “paused” in Australia for the foreseeable future until new product emerges that is available in right-hand drive and suitable for our market...


2016 BMW New Cars
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2016 BMW New Cars

Details of the new and updated BMW models launching in Australia in 2016.   750i/750iL – March BMW will start 2016 in style by introducing the flagship variants in its new-generation 7 Series range. The 750i and 750Li inject some twin-turbocharged 4.4-litre V8 grunt into the luxury German limousine to the tune of 330kW and 650Nm, launching the duo from 0-100km/h in 4...


2016 Bentley New Cars
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2016 Bentley New Cars

Details of the new and updated Bentley models launching in Australia in 2016.   Bentley Bentayga - late 2016 Bentley’s big new SUV, the Bentayga, is expected to make its way to Australia in 2016. Revealed at September’s Frankfurt motor show, the Bentayga is Bentley’s first-ever SUV...


2016 Audi New Cars
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2016 Audi New Cars

Details of the new and updated Audi models launching in Australia in 2016.   Audi A4 sedan - February 2016 Audi A4 Avant wagon - March/April 2016 Audi S4 sedan and Avant wagon - late 2016 Audi Australia’s most important new model in 2016 will be the all-new A4 sedan and A4 Avant wagon, revealed in June...


2016 Aston Martin New Cars
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2016 Aston Martin New Cars

Details of the new and updated Aston Martin models launching in Australia in 2016.   Aston Martin DB11 - late 2016 Aston Martin has so far revealed only that its replacement for the DB9 will be named DB11, skipping the DB10 badge worn by the special model that appeared in the 2015 James Bond film, Spectre...


2016 Alfa Romeo New Cars
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2016 Alfa Romeo New Cars

Details of the new and updated Alfa Romeo models launching in Australia in 2016.   Alfa Romeo Giulietta – Q3 An updated version of the Alfa Romeo Giulietta will go on sale here in the third quarter of 2016. We don’t know much about it, but the spy shots of the car we published earlier this year clearly indicate a subtle styling update at the front and rear of the car...


2016 Abarth New Cars
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2016 Abarth New Cars

Details of the new and updated Abarth models launching in Australia in 2016.   Abarth 500, Abarth Competizione, Abarth Turismo – Q1 The updated Abarth model line-up will launch in the first quarter of 2016, bringing with it a new base model car at a price point never before seen for the brand, and new power outputs across the range...


Elon Musk: full self-driving technology is two years away
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Elon Musk: full self-driving technology is two years away

Elon Musk may be busy celebrating the historic upright landing of his SpaceX venture’s Falcon rocket this week, but the billionaire entrepreneur has plenty of other futuristic visions on his mind. One of them is the autonomous driving technology he hopes to offer through his Tesla Motors marque...


Victoria to motivate young drivers with free licence offer
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Victoria to motivate young drivers with free licence offer

Young motorists in Victoria could soon be in line for free driver and motorcyclist licences, thanks to a new safety program launching in February. The Free Licence Scheme, proposed in August, will see young probationary drivers and motorcyclists with spotless driving records rewarded with a free three-year licence when they graduate to a full licence...


Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV revealed
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Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV revealed

Indian carmaker Mahindra has launched the latest offering in its growing SUV range, unveiling the compact new KUV100 this week. Joining the large XUV500 and the only recently launched TUV300, the KUV100 - which stands for “Kool Utility Vehicle”, by the way - will go on sale in India early next month. Power in the KUV100 will be provided by Mahindra’s new 1...


Corvette E-Ray trademark surfaces: hybrid hero coming?
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Corvette E-Ray trademark surfaces: hybrid hero coming?

General Motors may be preparing to join its European rivals in developing an electrified sports hero, according to records discovered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Audi has been prototyping an all-electric R8-inspired e-tron supercar since 2009, and Mercedes-Benz revealed the special SLS AMG E-Cell in 2011...


Land Rover Discovery 4 recalled over glass roof risk
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Land Rover Discovery 4 recalled over glass roof risk

Jaguar Land Rover Australia has announced a recall on the fourth-generation Discovery 4WD, over safety concerns for models fitted with a panoramic glass roof. The carmaker reports that, on certain models, the primer that bonds the glass to the roof assembly “may not have been to the correct specification”...


Ford to build Google’s driverless car - report
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Ford to build Google’s driverless car - report

The question of whether Google will build its upcoming driverless vehicles directly or partner with an existing carmaker appears to have been answered, with reports this week that the company has struck a deal with Ford. Google has been remarkably open about its ongoing development of self-driving vehicle technology, with the company's logo appearing on prototype vehicles since 2012...


Volkswagen Amarok's image building: MY17 update to arrive in November next year
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Volkswagen Amarok's image building: MY17 update to arrive in November next year

Volkswagen Commercial still has a little way to go before its Amarok attains the tough image and “street cred” of rivals such as the HiLux, admits its local boss Carlos Santos. But with its recent success in moving the range ‘downward’ by offering base entrants such as the properly work-focused Volkswagen Amarok Core, the company is gradually gaining traction among some of the market’s toughest buyers...


Ford XR6 Turbo Sprint, XR8 Sprint confirmed:  More power, unique build numbers
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Ford XR6 Turbo Sprint, XR8 Sprint confirmed: More power, unique build numbers

Ford Australia has finally announced one of the worst kept secrets in the industry and one that CarAdvice exclusively revealed earlier in the year: Falcon XR Sprint performance models are coming. The new specials will be available in limited numbers and, while Ford hasn't revealed just how limited availability will be, it confirmed that the nameplate will feature on both XR6 Turbo and XR8 variants...