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Audi on Demand smartphone-driven daily rental service launched in San Francisco
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Audi on Demand smartphone-driven daily rental service launched in San Francisco

Audi on Demand, the German luxury marque's smartphone-driven daily rental service has been launched in San Francisco, California. The beta programme allows users to book an Audi for between one and 28 days via a smartphone app. Users can book a variety of vehicles from the A4 up to the R8, as well as specify options, such as child seats, ski or bike racks...


New Nissan GT-R to be powered by 3.0-litre engine from radical Le Mans race car
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New Nissan GT-R to be powered by 3.0-litre engine from radical Le Mans race car

The next Nissan GT-R will reportedly be powered by a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6, which is currently doing service in the company's predominantly front-wheel drive GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans race car. Ben Bowlby, team principal and technical director for Nissan's LMP1 campaign, told Top Gear that the 3...


Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway
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Holden Trax Active special edition from $24,990 driveaway

The special edition Holden Trax Active will spearhead the car maker’s ‘Step Up At Holden’ sale running throughout May and June. Arriving in showrooms soon, the Trax Active builds on the features of the LS, adding unique 17-inch alloy wheels, an electric sunroof, roof racks, chrome exterior door handles and Active badging...


Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series
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Extreme Rallycross: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series

Extreme Rallycross, a brand-new Australian motorsport series, has been previewed this week with the help of our country's most successful rally driver, Chris Atkinson. Expertly sliding a circa-230kW/300Nm custom-built all-wheel-drive machine around a specific course is a task few can handle with ease, and even fewer while smiling almost the entire time...


Tesla Energy batteries headed for homes and businesses
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Tesla Energy batteries headed for homes and businesses

Tesla will move beyond the automotive industry with the launch of an eco-friendly energy storage system for homes, businesses and utilities dubbed Tesla Energy. The Californian car maker claims the battery-based Tesla Energy system aims to foster a clean energy ecosystem and help wean the world off fossil fuels...


2015 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specifications
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2015 Honda Civic hatch pricing and specifications

The 2015 Honda Civic hatch has arrived in Australian showrooms with fresh styling, new technology and extra equipment. The facelifted Civic hatch lands about eight months after it originally broke cover at last year’s Paris motor show. Reshaped headlights with LED daytime running lights and a restyled grille and bumper create a sharper look at the front, while new lower side mouldings muscle up the profile...


2015 Renault Koleos pricing and specifications : Reverse-view camera, sat-nav now standard
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2015 Renault Koleos pricing and specifications : Reverse-view camera, sat-nav now standard

The 2015 Renault Koleos has arrived in local showrooms, bringing a new range structure and added features, including a standard reverse-view camera. The 2015 Koleos line-up is available in three specifications levels: the entry-grade Expression, the mid-tier Bose, and the flagship Bose Premium, the latter of which replaces the previous Privilege model grade...


Mitsubishi Motors Australia says alleged fraud investigations have been concluded as it mourns the death of senior executive
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Mitsubishi Motors Australia says alleged fraud investigations have been concluded as it mourns the death of senior executive

Mitsubishi Motors Australia says investigations into allegations of fraud at the company have been concluded in the wake of the sudden death of one of its most senior executives. The company’s director of sales, Greg Cook, died last Friday. The cause of his death is not believed to be suspicious...


Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro rear end and bonnet teased
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Next-gen Chevrolet Camaro rear end and bonnet teased

The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro has been teased, once again, ahead of its official debut and unveiling next month. Ed Welburn, GM's global design chief, says that the next-gen Camaro features "a more expressive evolution of the Camaro’s iconic character, and one that complements its leaner size and sharper reflexes"...


De Tomaso sold to Chinese company after Luxembourg investors fail to pay up - report
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De Tomaso sold to Chinese company after Luxembourg investors fail to pay up - report

Famed Italian automotive marque De Tomaso has been sold for the second time in just over a month, this time to Chinese firm Consolidated Ideal Team Venture. In March we reported that De Tomaso had been sold to Swiss company L3 Holdings for 2 million euros ($2.8 million). L3 Holdings and its Luxembourg-based financial backers were chaired by Gerard Lopez, the current team principal of the Lotus Formula One team...


Mercedes-Benz GLC spied almost camouflage free
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Mercedes-Benz GLC spied almost camouflage free

Our spy photographers have snapped the new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class SUV almost completely camouflage free ahead of its debut in the coming months. This is far from the first time that the new GLC has been photographed ahead of its debut. Whereas previous prototypes were spotted covered head-to-toe in a layer of swirly and distracting disguise, the car we see here has only a few bits of matte black tape...


Lotus Evora 400 smashes Evora S lap time at Hethel test track
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Lotus Evora 400 smashes Evora S lap time at Hethel test track

The forthcoming Lotus Evora 400 has wiped six seconds off the lap time set by its predecessor around the car maker’s Hethel test track. Launched at the Geneva motor show talking a big game, the Evora 400 has delivered on its promise that it would “exceed expectations” by lapping the Hethel circuit in 1min 32sec...


Tesla to open new showroom and service centre in Richmond
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Tesla to open new showroom and service centre in Richmond

Electric car company Tesla Motors is in the process of building a new showroom and service centre in Richmond, Victoria. Set to open in the coming months, the new showroom will feature a service centre, showroom and lounge for new customers and existing owners. The all-electric car company will also switch on four Tesla superchargers following the opening of the showroom...


2016 Mazda MX-5 weight revealed ahead of August launch
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2016 Mazda MX-5 weight revealed ahead of August launch

The all-new Mazda MX-5 won’t weigh under a tonne when it lands in Australia in mid-August – but it will come mighty close. Mazda Australia today confirmed the fourth-generation MX-5 would tip the scales at 1009kg in its lightest form...


What is the best first car for a new driver?
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What is the best first car for a new driver?

While CarAdvice specialises in reviews and comparisons of cars in all price brackets, it's often important to consider the perfect first car for somebody new to driving. CarAdvice reader Emily e-mailed us wanting to know what car she should buy as a first car. Q: What is the ideal car for someone just getting onto the road? I'm looking for an automatic car under $20,000 that is small to midsize...