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Ford Australia sales headquarters to shift from Broadmeadows mid-2015
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Ford Australia sales headquarters to shift from Broadmeadows mid-2015

Ford Australia is about to split the headquarters of its local operations, with its sales, marketing and service teams to move to the inner-Melbourne suburb of Richmond from mid-2015. The new white collar HQ in Richmond will house about 200 staff. Located close to Melbourne's CBD and associated amenities, Ford says the new base will bring obvious benefits to employee satisfaction...


2015 Volkswagen Jetta from $21,990 driveaway in introductory pricing offer
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2015 Volkswagen Jetta from $21,990 driveaway in introductory pricing offer

The newly released 2015 Volkswagen Jetta will be even cheaper than originally thought, starting from $21,990 driveaway as part of a special introductory offer. The best savings apply to the entry-level Jetta 118TSI Trendline variants. The six-speed manual gets the eye-grabbing $21,990 driveaway sticker, which is down on its regular price of $22,790 before on-road costs – a price that’s already $2200 cheaper than the pre-facelifted model...


2015 DS 5 facelift revealed ahead of Geneva motor show
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2015 DS 5 facelift revealed ahead of Geneva motor show

Citroen's luxury offshoot DS has revealed a facelifted version of its crossover-style hatchback, the DS 5. The new-look DS 5 dumps all references to its parent brand, losing the chevron badge in favour of a bold DS icon centrally positioned on the updated car's grille...


2015 Audi R8 teased with laser headlights
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2015 Audi R8 teased with laser headlights

The first official teaser of the 2015 Audi R8 has been revealed ahead of the car's debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. And it's got frickin' lasers. The mid-engined Audi R8 will be offered with laser high-beam lights, with the German brand describing the new illumination system — which has been seen previously on the Audi R8 LMX (pictured below) as "the first of a number of technology highlights of the top sports car"...


Alfa Romeo to address reliability concerns
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Alfa Romeo to address reliability concerns

Alfa Romeo says it will attempt to address any potential customer concerns with the reliability of its vehicles with a new approach to customer service and experience. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the Alfa Romeo 4C in Sydney, newly appointed boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia Pat Dougherty admitted that Alfa hasn’t always delivered the aftersales experience customers expect of the brand but promised the future would be different...


Alfa Romeo dealers to go standalone
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Alfa Romeo dealers to go standalone

Alfa Romeo will seek to become a standalone brand in Australia as it starts a new chapter in its 105-year history. Speaking with CarAdvice at the local launch of the Alfa Romeo 4C in Melbourne this week, recently appointed boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia Pat Dougherty discussed the company’s plans to restructure the current dealer setup and take Alfa Romeo upscale...


2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class pricing and specifications
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2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class pricing and specifications

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz B-Class has arrived in Australia with fresh styling, an expanded equipment list, and standard all-wheel drive for the flagship B250 variant. Prices of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class have increased between $500 and $3800 across the range, which now starts at $41,400 in B180 specification, though Mercedes-Benz public relations senior manager David McCarthy says the addition of new features to each variant means overall value is up by $800 to $2500 depending on the variant...


Citroen C4 Cactus firms for 2015 launch
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Citroen C4 Cactus firms for 2015 launch

The Citroen C4 Cactus is on track to arrive in Australia during the final quarter of this year. Citroen Australia general manager John Startari confirmed the scheduled arrival timing of the quirky sub-compact crossover with CarAdvice during last week’s C4 Picasso launch in Sydney. “At this stage we’re looking at Q4,” Startari said...


Mystery Apple van caught on video in Silicon Valley
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Mystery Apple van caught on video in Silicon Valley

Over the weekend, an eagle eyed Silicon Valley resident spotted and filmed a mystery van, believed to belong to Apple, roaming the streets not too far from the company's HQ. The video (above) of a Dodge Grand Caravan — a Chrysler Grand Voyager with a crosshair grille — making a u-turn was submitted to MacRumors by reader Jonathan Shiu...


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander to debut at New York auto show
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander to debut at New York auto show

Expect big changes when the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander SUV is revealed at the 2015 New York auto show in April. The heavily facelifted model - which was presaged by the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept S at last year's Paris motor show - is said to bring significant changes, including new front and rear designs, as well as a new interior...


2016 Range Rover Evoque headlights teased
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2016 Range Rover Evoque headlights teased

An image teasing the headlights of the 2016 Range Rover Evoque has been released ahead of its Geneva motor show unveiling next month. The 2016 model represents the first major upgrade for the hugely successful compact luxury SUV, arriving a little less than four years after Evoque production kicked off in 2011...


2015 HSV Senator SV special edition launches from $83,990
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2015 HSV Senator SV special edition launches from $83,990

The team at Holden Special Vehicles has injected an extra dose of aggression into its luxurious Senator Signature to create the special edition 2015 HSV Senator SV. Production of the stealthily styled HSV Senator SV begins this month, with 50 confirmed for Australian enthusiasts, priced from $83,990 before on-road costs (identical to the regular Senator Signature on which it’s based), and two headed to New Zealand...


2015 Ford Mondeo will feature Wi-Fi hotspot as standard
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2015 Ford Mondeo will feature Wi-Fi hotspot as standard

The next-generation Ford Mondeo will feature Wi-Fi hotspot capability as standard thanks to its Sync 2 infotainment system. Ford has confirmed that the new Mondeo will be the third model in its lineup, after the FG X Falcon and SZ Mark II Territory, to offer Wi-Fi hotspot functionality. The Wi-Fi hotspot feature will be standard on all Mondeo models coming to Australia...


Apple working on an electric vehicle - report
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Apple working on an electric vehicle - report

According to a report there are currently several hundred Apple employees are working on a top-secret electric car project. Anonymous sources have told The Wall Street Journal that the car project was approved a year ago, with Steve Zadesky, vice president for product design, put in charge. Prior to helping to the lead the iPod and iPhone teams, Zadesky was an engineer at Ford...


Audi Prologue Avant concept for Geneva show previews aggressive future design
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Audi Prologue Avant concept for Geneva show previews aggressive future design

The Audi Prologue Avant concept to be premiered at the Geneva motor show in March previews the stylistic direction for the company’s mainstream passenger cars going forward under new(ish) design chief Marc Lichte. Continuing with a theme commenced at the LA motor show last November with the two-door Prologue Coupe concept, the Prologue Avant lays down the aggressive direction the Ingolstadt marque appears keen to head in with future wares...