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2015 Ford Everest spied off-road in readiness for production
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2015 Ford Everest spied off-road in readiness for production

The 2015 Ford Everest has been spied by CarAdvice testing off-road in country Victoria ahead of its local launch during the third quarter of 2015. The Ford Everest shares its basic body-on-frame construction with the popular Ranger ute, which also joined the convoy of Ford Everests we spotted during their drive...


2015 World Car of the Year finalists announced
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2015 World Car of the Year finalists announced

The finalists for this year's World Car of the Year awards have been confirmed ahead of the winners being announced at the 2015 New York motor show. As with last year's awards, there's one main prize (World Car of the Year) and additional gongs for luxury, performance and green vehicles, as well as a design award...


Quant F concept to debut in Geneva with updated 802kW fuel-cell drivetrain
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Quant F concept to debut in Geneva with updated 802kW fuel-cell drivetrain

At this year's Geneva motor show, the Quant F concept car will be the star attraction at fuel-cell developer NanoFlowcell's stand. If the Quant F looks familiar, it's because the 2015 concept car is a re-engineered and redesigned version of the Quant e-Sportlimousine, which took its bow at the 2014 Geneva motor show...


Honda Civic "doing it tough" but massive sales growth needed, says company
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Honda Civic "doing it tough" but massive sales growth needed, says company

Honda Australia says it must turn greater attention to the problem of how to reverse lacklustre sales of its Civic small car, expressing a desire to claw back to about 2000 monthly sales — a figure long-removed from where it sits right now...


Honda HR-V launch: Pricing, specifications and bold targets
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Honda HR-V launch: Pricing, specifications and bold targets

The Honda HR-V small crossover SUV launches this week, and its maker has set some bold targets that would see its monthly sales take it right up to current class luminaries such as the Nissan Qashqai and Mitsubishi ASX. Honda’s high-riding front-wheel-drive hatchback contender launches with a range consisting of three well-equipped specification levels, priced between $24,990 and $33,990 plus on-road costs...


Kia Optima concept to be revealed at Geneva motor show
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Kia Optima concept to be revealed at Geneva motor show

A new concept sedan that is set to form the basis for the next-generation Kia Optima will be uncovered at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. A teaser image of the new model has been released by the brand, with Kia stating the "new D-segment model" - which is the 11th concept car created by Kia’s European design studio in Frankfurt, Germany - offers up "confident, powerful lines that sweep elegantly from Kia’s hallmark ‘tiger-nose’ grille towards the rear of the vehicle"...


Holden Insignia VXR production commences
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Holden Insignia VXR production commences

Production of the Holden Insignia VXR performance sedan has commenced in Russelsheim, Germany, ahead of the arrival of the go-fast four-door in the second quarter of 2015. The new Holden Insignia VXR - which is an updated version of the Opel Insignia OPC that was on sale in Australia for just a matter of months before that brand folded - will sit at the top of the brand's European performance model line, which will also consist of the Astra VXR, Astra GTC and the less sporty Cascada convertible...


2015 Citroen C4 Picasso pricing and specifications
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2015 Citroen C4 Picasso pricing and specifications

The Citroen C4 Picasso is looking to tempt Australians out of the ubiquitous mid-sized SUV, with the stylish French MPV launching locally today from $40,990 plus on-road costs. The five-seat C4 Picasso is the baby brother to the Grand C4 Picasso seven-seater, which went on sale here last year, and is priced $4000 higher...


Rolls-Royce: Mercedes-Maybach "is not a direct competitor"
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Rolls-Royce: Mercedes-Maybach "is not a direct competitor"

  Rolls-Royce says it doesn’t view the newly reinvented positioning of Mercedes-Maybach as a direct competitor to its range of products. Speaking to CarAdvice in Austin, Texas, the head of communication for Rolls-Royce Motor Cars in North America, Gerry Spahn, said Mercedes-Maybach is more a competitor for second hand Rolls-Royce cars than a direct rival...


Wireless Apple CarPlay coming with iOS 8.3 update - report
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Wireless Apple CarPlay coming with iOS 8.3 update - report

If a leak proves to be true, the Apple CarPlay mirroring protocol will soon be available via both wired and wireless connections. Currently the only method for enabling Apple CarPlay's mirroring functionality on a car's entertainment system is via a physical USB cable connection...


Jeep Trailhawk model line-up set to expand
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Jeep Trailhawk model line-up set to expand

There will be more Jeep Trail Rated and Jeep Trailhawk models added to the ranks in the coming years as the brand moves to push its off-road marketing even further. In spite of the Jeep brand already being somewhat synonymous with four-wheel-drive performance, Jeep international product planning chief Adrian van Campenhout told CarAdvice at the launch of the new Jeep Renegade that plans are afoot to expand the Trailhawk model line to further the recognition of the brand’s heritage in light of more SUVs making it to market...


Jeep Grand Wagoneer large SUV to push the brand to a new level, says planning executive
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Jeep Grand Wagoneer large SUV to push the brand to a new level, says planning executive

The much-anticipated Jeep Grand Wagoneer large SUV is set to bring with it better practicality in the form of extra seating, but it will also push into a price level previously unknown to the brand, CarAdvice has learned...


Ford Ranger facelift interior, exterior caught in even greater detail
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Ford Ranger facelift interior, exterior caught in even greater detail

Like the monsoons that Thailand has to endure, undisguised photos of the updated Ford Ranger are raining down thick and fast on the internet. The latest set of photos come courtesy of AutoIndustriya.com and the message board run by Thailand's Headlight Magazine. All the photos you see here are of the top-spec Wildtrak variant of the soon-to-be-released facelifted Ranger...


Next Nissan GT-R confirmed as a hybrid 2+2, not due until at least 2018
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Next Nissan GT-R confirmed as a hybrid 2+2, not due until at least 2018

Key details about the next-generation Nissan GT-R have been confirmed by Shiro Nakamura, Nissan's chief creative officer. Nakamura spoke to Top Gear recently about the next Godzilla and confirmed "it will be a hybrid". To respect the wishes of Kazutoshi Mizuno, the GT-R's former chief engineer and "godfather", the GT-R will "always be a front-engined 2+2-seater coupe"...


Hyundai confident Sonata and i40 can co-exist
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Hyundai confident Sonata and i40 can co-exist

The new Hyundai Sonata sedan launching this week will be sold concurrently with the existing i40, but the company is confident the pair can succeed side-by-side despite continued contraction in the mid-sized vehicle market. Hyundai offers two models in other segments in the form of the Accent/i20 and Elantra/i30, but this strategy better mirrors Honda's approach with the Accord and now-axed Accord Euro...