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2016 Toyota RAV4 facelift in Australia from December: New looks, features, dynamics
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2016 Toyota RAV4 facelift in Australia from December: New looks, features, dynamics

A refreshed 2016 Toyota RAV4 has been revealed for Australia today, ahead of a local launch set to occur in December. Tweaks promised for the new model year include new safety technologies, new infotainment features, improved ride and comfort, and a light styling makeover...


Toyota C-HR SUV concept sequel revealed in Frankfurt: Final version due for Geneva show
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Toyota C-HR SUV concept sequel revealed in Frankfurt: Final version due for Geneva show

Toyota has unveiled a sequel to the 2014 C-HR SUV concept at the Frankfurt motor show today, with this latest version wearing the same name - and very similar looks. Shouting ‘anything you can do, I can do better’ in the direction of Nissan’s compact and quirky Juke, Toyota has also confirmed that a final production version of the C-HR will debut at March’s Geneva motor show...


Mazda Koeru crossover concept revealed
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Mazda Koeru crossover concept revealed

The (rather gorgeous) Mazda Koeru has been outed at the Frankfurt motor show, previewing the company’s next-generation CX-5 and, more interestingly, signposting a bold move into the premium ‘crossover’ market. The Koeru — a name that translates to “exceed” or “go beyond" in Japanese — is a sporty concept SUV with “awe-inspiring” proportions and an “intriguing form”...


Chevrolet Corvette firms as Holden's new V8 sports car
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Chevrolet Corvette firms as Holden's new V8 sports car

The man in charge of General Motors in our region has given the best indication yet that the Chevrolet Corvette is the V8 sports car destined to fly the performance flag for the company post-Commodore...


Volkswagen MultiVan PanAmericana teased for Frankfurt motor show
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Volkswagen MultiVan PanAmericana teased for Frankfurt motor show

Volkswagen will reveal a new spin on its latest-generation T6 Transporter van this week, dubbed Multivan PanAmericana. Unveiled in April, the new ‘T6’ van range will again be offered in Transporter, Caravelle and Multivan forms, and it’s that latter variant that forms the basis of this new concept...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class coupe and cabriolet models mooted for next-generation model
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class coupe and cabriolet models mooted for next-generation model

A drop-top and two-door coupe version of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class could eventuate - but not until the next-generation model comes around, according to company honchos. Dr Dieter Zetsche, head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, suggested to CarAdvice at a media event on the eve of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that such models are a good chance of making it into the line-up when the next-generation A-Class arrives...


2015 Frankfurt motor show: LIVE feed
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2015 Frankfurt motor show: LIVE feed

Follow us LIVE at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Tweets about Frankfurt 2015 Motor Show from CarAdvice (@car_advice) //...


Mercedes-Benz G500: Brabus 4x4² revealed
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Mercedes-Benz G500: Brabus 4x4² revealed

Brabus has unveiled a tuned version of the Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4², which will be displayed at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Under the bonnet, Brabus has fitted its B40-500 PowerXtra performance kit to the standard car's 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine. The package includes a new control module that modifies the car's boost pressure control, and mapping for injection and ignition...


Volkswagen global CEO says "new era" coming
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Volkswagen global CEO says "new era" coming

The "reinvention of Volkswagen" is upon us, with Europe's biggest auto-making group set determinedly on a path of expanding its programs into electrification, digitisation and vehicle autonomy. These were the words of Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn, speaking tonight on the eve of the world’s biggest motor show in Frankfurt at the annual Group Night, showing the latest and greatest from Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Skoda, Seat, Lamborghini, Bentley and all other subsidiaries...


Jaguar F-Pace sets world record with 19.08m loop in production car
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Jaguar F-Pace sets world record with 19.08m loop in production car

Jaguar has today officially taken the wraps off the 2016 Jaguar F-Pace and to launch the latest model with a bang, the company decided to set a world record, using a production F-Pace vehicle to perform a 19.08m high loop in front of a crowd. The stunt, taking place in Frankfurt, Germany ahead of the Frankfurt Motor Show almost didn't go ahead due to rain, which would make the stunt unsafe for both the driver and spectators...


Porsche Mission E revealed, hints at all-electric Tesla rival
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Porsche Mission E revealed, hints at all-electric Tesla rival

Porsche has taken a swing at American electric-vehicle dynamo Tesla, unveiling its hotly anticipated Mission E concept at this week’s Frankfurt motor show. Billed as Stuttgart’s first-ever all-electric four-seat sports car, the 440kW Mission E follows the dramatic 918 Spyder hypercar as the latest step in Porsche’s plan to rapidly embrace future technologies for both performance and efficiency gains...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior previewed by Concept IAA show car
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior previewed by Concept IAA show car

The interior of the stunning Mercedes-Benz Concept IAA show car gives a good hint as to what to expect from the next-generation Mercedes-Benz E-Class due in 2016, the company's chief has confirmed. The head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, Dr Dieter Zetsche, said at the unveiling of the Concept IAA on the eve of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that “you’re going to see elements of this design again soon in a new Mercedes-Benz sedan”...


Renault Clio RS Australian sales form nearly one-tenth of global total
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Renault Clio RS Australian sales form nearly one-tenth of global total

We always knew the Renault Clio RS was popular in Australia — you may recall the long-term loaner we had in our Melbourne office — but here’s a statistic that puts it into perspective. This week we popped by Renault’s small plant in the coastal city of Dieppe, where Clio bodies-in-white are transported and turned into RS hot hatches, with their new drivetrains (made by Nissan Japan), cabins, suspension and body add-ons...


Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder unveiled
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Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder unveiled

The new Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 Spyder has made its official debut just hours before the start of the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. In order to enable alfresco motoring there's a electro-hydraulically operated soft top that raises or lowers itself in 17 seconds at speeds up to 50km/h, as well as pop-up rollover guards, removable wind guards and moveable fins that are visible when the top is down...


Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept unveiled
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Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept unveiled

The Volkswagen Tiguan GTE Concept has been unveiled on the night before the 2015 Frankfurt motor show. Based on the just revealed second-generation Tiguan, the new GTE Concept features a plug-in hybrid drivetrain with a total system output of 160kW of power and overall fuel consumption rated at 1.9L/100km. Under the bonnet there's a 115kW turbocharged 1...