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Honda planning dedicated hybrid model to take on Prius, Ioniq, Niro - report
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Honda planning dedicated hybrid model to take on Prius, Ioniq, Niro - report

Honda will launch a new dedicated hybrid vehicle in 2018, and re-enter the space still dominated by the Toyota Prius. Honda forecasts 65 per cent of its sales by 2030 will have an electric drivetrain of some sort, whether it be a pure electric, plug-in hybrid or hybrid setup. According to Car and Driver, Takahiro Hachigo, Honda's CEO, gave a few more clues as to how the automaker will achieve its ambitious target...


2018 Peugeot 3008, 5008: Initial Australian details revealed
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2018 Peugeot 3008, 5008: Initial Australian details revealed

First Australian details of the 2018 Peugeot 3008 and 5008 SUVs have been revealed ahead of the new pair's local launch. While full pricing and specifications are still to be confirmed, the French manufacturer's local arm has divulged that its CX-5 competitor, the 3008, will offer high levels of standard equipment and technology, including a 12...


The Shortlist: Family with a toddler, AWD car up to $40K
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The Shortlist: Family with a toddler, AWD car up to $40K

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car
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79-year-old woman becomes oldest person to drive an F1 car

Irish veteran rally driver, Rosemary Smith, has become the oldest person to drive a Formula One car, at the age of 79. To help celebrate 40 years of Renault Sport, the team put Smith into a 2013 Lotus-Renault E21, with some word of advice from racing driver, Jolyon Palmer...


2018 Porsche Cayenne spied with almost no camouflage
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2018 Porsche Cayenne spied with almost no camouflage

The next-generation Porsche Cayenne has been spied again this week, but this time wearing almost no disguise bar the cartoonish stickers on the head- and tail-lights. The overall design is more of the same from the German marque, but it appears the front of the new SUV draws inspiration from the smaller Macan, while the rear is similar to that of the recently-launched Panamera Sport Turismo wagon...


2017 BMW 520i here in September from $92,200
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2017 BMW 520i here in September from $92,200

The local 2017 BMW 5 Series range has been expanded this week with the introduction of a new entry-level 520i variant, hitting showrooms in September. Starting at $92,900 plus on-road costs, the 520i comes equipped with the Luxury Line styling pack with chrome exterior highlights, 18-inch light alloy wheels, LED headlights and fog-lights, keyless entry and start, 'Dakota' leather upholstery, electric front seat adjustment, Navigation Professional with 10...


TVR teases new 'Griffith' sports car again
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TVR teases new 'Griffith' sports car again

After 12 years of dormancy, reborn British company TVR is closer than ever to releasing its all new car, with yet another teaser photo (above) released on the company's social media over the weekend. The new sports car, which the company claims is more alongside what Aston Martin offers with the Vantage, rather than what Porsche offer with the 911, is likely to resurrect the 'Griffith' or Grif name when it gets its official unveiling at this year’s Goodwood Revival event on September 8...


Honda Civic TCR racer revealed
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Honda Civic TCR racer revealed

The latest entrant in the growing TCR International Series, formed in 2014, has been revealed as the new-generation Honda Civic Type R. Joining other production-based cars like the Golf GTI, Opel Astra, and Kia Cee'd, among others, the Civic TCR car boasts a number of big race-ready modifications...


Hyundai aiming for European domination by 2021
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Hyundai aiming for European domination by 2021

Clearly, it was a big day for Hyundai in Dusseldorf, Germany last Thursday, where it put on a double world premiere with the all-new i30 N Performance hatch, as well a brand-new model in the C-segment, the i30 Fastback...


2018 Renault Megane RS and GT revealed in patent filings
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2018 Renault Megane RS and GT revealed in patent filings

The styling of the next-generation Renault Megane RS has been revealed via filings made with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). These rendered images of Renault's new hot hatch were first published on the WorldScoop forum, and confirm earlier leaks of the car's side and rear to be genuine...


Most popular small cars in 2017
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Most popular small cars in 2017

SUV sales are going through the roof, but it’s the small-car segment that remains the biggest by market-share, sitting at 18.7 per cent for the first half of 2017. This equates to 112,312 sales, down about 5 per cent over 2016. In other words, sales are eroding, but slowly. And three members of this segment remain ensconced in the top-five selling vehicles overall, behind the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger utes...


Beijing tests detection system to penalise indiscriminate honkers
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Beijing tests detection system to penalise indiscriminate honkers

Beijing is reportedly trialling a system that can detect, triangulate and identify drivers who toot their car horns too much. The system is currently being installed and tested at various key areas throughout the Chinese capital, including the Peking Union Medical College Hospital (above)...


Jay Kay's Lancia Delta Integrale goes to auction
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Jay Kay's Lancia Delta Integrale goes to auction

The 1993 Lancia Delta Integrale Evoluzione II Sedici owned by Jamiroquai frontman, Jay Kay, is going up for auction. The Italian hatchback was imported to the UK in 2000, where nine years later, Kay purchased the little red rocket, adding it to his ever-changing car collection. Back then it sold for around AUD $22,000, but it's expecting to fetch up to $58,000 this time around...


Volkswagen Transporter gets tippy truck conversion, and our inner child wants one
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Volkswagen Transporter gets tippy truck conversion, and our inner child wants one

We all love a trusty Volkswagen Transporter. And who doesn't love a tippy truck? Well, a UK firm has developed a new tipper body cab chassis variant of the popular Volkswagen Transporter, uniquely combining two things we have a soft spot for...


2014-16 Audi Q3 recalled for brake light fix
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2014-16 Audi Q3 recalled for brake light fix

Audi has issued a recall for 2598 of its Q3 SUVs built between June 2014 and November 2016 over concerns the emergency brake lights may not function. The German marque reports that the brake lights may fail to illuminate when an emergency braking function is initiated via the electro-mechanical parking brake (EPB) button...