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Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV six-speed manual made specially for Australia
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Alfa Romeo Giulietta QV six-speed manual made specially for Australia

Alfa Romeo’s Australian division has managed the rather impressive feat of talking its Italian parents into making a manual version of the updated Giulietta QV just for the local market. The revised Giuletta Quadrifoglio Verde hot hatch was launched this week, headlined by the addition of a lighter, re-worked version of the existing 1...


2015 Peugeot 208 revealed with minor styling tweaks - UPDATE
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2015 Peugeot 208 revealed with minor styling tweaks - UPDATE

The new-look, 2015 Peugeot 208 has been revealed ahead of the brand's most popular model making its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The Peugeot 208 has received its mid-life facelift, with the French maker the car has been "finessed in many key areas", including "more assertive new styling, fresh exterior colour choices"...


Infiniti QX30 Concept teaser reveals rear of new baby SUV
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Infiniti QX30 Concept teaser reveals rear of new baby SUV

A new teaser image of the Infiniti QX30 Concept has given away plenty about how the Japanese luxury brand's showcar will look when it makes its international debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The high-riding hatchback presages a production model that will wear the QX30 nameplate and will be based on the Q30 small car, sharing its underpinnings and some major components with the Mercedes-Benz A-Class...


2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-AMG C63 pricing and specifications

Following its international unveiling at last year’s Paris motor show, pricing and specifications have been announced for the much-anticipated 2015 Mercedes-AMG C63. Mercedes-Benz Australia has made the decision to forgo the standard AMG 63 model, instead, deciding to launch exclusively with the AMG C63 S sedan priced from $154,900 (plus on-road costs) and the Estate version from $157,400...


Volvo ‘way ahead’ of Google and Audi’s ‘gimmicks’ in autonomous driving
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Volvo ‘way ahead’ of Google and Audi’s ‘gimmicks’ in autonomous driving

Volvo says it has one of the most advanced autonomous driving projects in the world and leads its automotive and technology rivals. Speaking to the Australian media at the launch of the Volvo XC90, the company’s communications manager, Trevor O’Rourke, confirmed the company’s ambitious plans for autonomous cars...


New Volvo XC90 wouldn't be possible under Ford ownership
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New Volvo XC90 wouldn't be possible under Ford ownership

The all-new Volvo XC90 wouldn’t have been possible under Ford ownership, according to those high up in the Swedish brand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new XC90 in Spain, the model’s product manager, Lars Lagstrom, said the perils of Ford ownership would not have allowed the XC90 to be the car it is today...


2015 Audi TT Coupe pricing and specifications
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2015 Audi TT Coupe pricing and specifications

The 2015 Audi TT Coupe has arrived in Australia, almost 20 years after the first ever version of the German brand's compact coupe went on sale. Priced from $71,950 plus on-road costs, the all-new Audi TT Coupe comes in considerably more affordable than CarAdvice was lead to believe at the international launch of the car, yet still a touch dearer than the model it replaces...


Former GM CEO advises Apple not to enter car making business
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Former GM CEO advises Apple not to enter car making business

Former GM CEO, Daniel Akerson, has spoken on the record about Apple's rumoured plans to build an electric car. In the wake of news that Apple has reportedly setup a top secret car development project, Akerson told Bloomberg Business: "I think somebody is kind of trying to cough up a hairball here. If I were an Apple shareholder, I wouldn’t be very happy...


Lexus claims 2014 Australian automotive customer satisfaction award
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Lexus claims 2014 Australian automotive customer satisfaction award

Lexus owners are the most satisfied of any car brand in Australia, according to the results of a leading study into customer satisfaction. Lexus claimed its second Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award this week, topping the industry as it did in 2011 in the inaugural year of the awards...


2016 Honda Pilot large SUV revealed, ruled out for Australia
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2016 Honda Pilot large SUV revealed, ruled out for Australia

The all-new 2016 Honda Pilot eight-seat SUV has been revealed in the US, but there's bad news for buyers in Australia hoping for an SUV larger than the CR-V. The new-look Honda Pilot - which essentially serves as a larger alternative to the popular CR-V - mirrors the styling of the smaller model, but stretches longer and can accommodate more passengers or luggage thanks to its sizeable boot and lengthy 4...


McLaren P1 GTR revealed ahead of Geneva debut
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McLaren P1 GTR revealed ahead of Geneva debut

After a lot of teasing, and the odd concept vehicle, the invitation only McLaren P1 GTR track car has been revealed. The new vehicle will make its public debut at the upcoming Geneva motor show alongside the 675LT. Compared to the road going P1, the GTR features an 80mm wider front track, retuned suspension that sits 50mm lower to the ground, and Pirelli slicks wrapped around centre-locking 19-inch alloy wheels...


2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack unveiled
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2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack unveiled

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack has been uncovered ahead of its debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. The second-generation version of the rugged, all-wheel-drive Passat Alltrack wagon (which is based upon the eighth-generation Passat) follows a familiar theme, with off-road-inspired body cladding, heavy duty bashplates on the bumpers, and suspension that's raised by 27...


Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman revealed
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Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman revealed

The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class Pullman has been revealed, half a century after the German car maker launched its original ultra-luxury limousine, the Mercedes-Benz 600. The new S-Class Pullman flagship measures an intimidating 6.5 metres from nose to tail, making it more than a metre longer than the ‘regular’ Mercedes-Maybach S-Class...


Peugeot won't follow Citroen with six-year warranty, says local boss
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Peugeot won't follow Citroen with six-year warranty, says local boss

The boss of Peugeot Australia says there are no plans to extend the company’s standard new car warranty to match sister brand Citroen’s six-year, unlimited-kilometre cover. Managing director of Peugeot and Citroen in Australia John Startari told CarAdvice extending Peugeot’s basic three-year/100,000km warranty was not a priority based on the brand’s current standing in the market...


2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum now on sale
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2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum now on sale

The 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Platinum has arrived in Australia, priced from $78,000 plus on-road costs. The new luxury flagship model in the Jeep Grand Cherokee range features a host of "sophisticated exterior styling" highlights, not to mention "premium equipment levels" according to the US off-road specialist brand, which is pitching it as an alternative to luxury German offerings...