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Mazda confident of overtaking Holden in 2015
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Mazda confident of overtaking Holden in 2015

Mazda is confident of overtaking Holden this year to become the second highest selling vehicle manufacturer in Australia – and it has no intentions of slowing down in the future. Mazda Australia sold a record number of vehicles in the first seven months of this year (65,947 sales), and while Toyota remains dominant (118,554), Mazda’s strong performance puts it more than 6000 sales clear of Holden (59,632) and more than 7000 ahead of next-best Hyundai (58,610) with just five months to go...


2018 Ford Mustang facelift may sport 10-speed auto - report
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2018 Ford Mustang facelift may sport 10-speed auto - report

A report claims that the Ford Mustang is due for a facelift in 2017, with a 10-speed automatic a possibility for the revised car. According to Automotive News, a facelift for the Ford Mustang coupe and convertible is due in time for the 2018 model year, which in the US typically means a debut during the 2017 calendar year...


Volkswagen Tiguan to gain "coupe" variant - report
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Volkswagen Tiguan to gain "coupe" variant - report

Sources are claiming that the second-generation Volkswagen Tiguan will spawn a third variant, a five-door five-seat "coupe". Anonymous informants have informed Autocar that the new Volkswagen Tiguan will offered in three distinct body styles. The first of these is a five-seat standard-wheelbase model, which will have a body that's around 30cm longer than today's car...


2016 Mazda 2 hatch gets equipment boost
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2016 Mazda 2 hatch gets equipment boost

The Mazda 2 hatch has received a specification update coinciding with the launch of the new Mazda 2 sedan. The entry-level Mazda 2 Neo gains cruise control and rear parking sensors for no extra cost, with prices remaining unchanged at $14,990 plus on-road costs for the manual and $16,990 for the auto...


2016 Mazda 2 sedan pricing and specifications
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2016 Mazda 2 sedan pricing and specifications

The 2016 Mazda 2 sedan has arrived in Australia, bolstering the brand’s top-selling light car line-up with a second body style. The pint-sized sedan matches the $14,990 plus on-road costs starting price of the Mazda 2 hatch, making it one of the cheapest sedans on the market...


Study identifies seven painfully familiar driver types in all of us
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Study identifies seven painfully familiar driver types in all of us

A new ongoing study into social psychology on the road has identified seven distinct types of drivers, based on common behaviours encountered on the daily commute. Motorists come in all shades, of course. Last year, CarAdvice identified 11 types, from the Fast Lane Hog and the Tailgater, to the Swerver and the Dozy Dawdler...


2016 Hyundai Elantra previewed by sporty rendering - UPDATE 2, NEW TEASERS
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2016 Hyundai Elantra previewed by sporty rendering - UPDATE 2, NEW TEASERS

A fresh new set of teaser illustrations for the next-generation 2016 Hyundai Elantra has surfaced, with a new batch of images appearing on the carmaker's facebook page today. These latest images show the new Elantra wearing its Korean-market Avante name, but, as with the current model, we can expect the Australian model to wear largely identical styling...


2015 Hyundai Accent pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Accent pricing and specifications

The Hyundai Accent light-car range has been repositioned with $2000 price cuts, as the company seeks to cover the loss of the outgoing i20 from within its remaining stable. Hyundai Australia announced a range of revisions to its “re-imagined, respecified and reinvigorated“ Accent line-up today, with the headline act being a reduction in the starting price to a Mazda 2-matching $14,990 plus on-road costs (down from $16,990)...


Audi RS4: 331kW performance wagon joins NSW police force
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Audi RS4: 331kW performance wagon joins NSW police force

The New South Wales Police Force has taken delivery of a powerful new patroller this week, adding one brand-new Audi RS4 Avant to its fleet. On loan to the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command (LAC), the V8-powered Audi RS4 wagon will serve as an interest-generating promotional tool in the force’s work with community and youth engagement programs...


Peugeot planning “dynamic and authentic” concept for Frankfurt motor show
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Peugeot planning “dynamic and authentic” concept for Frankfurt motor show

Peugeot has confirmed it will reveal a new concept at next month’s Frankfurt motor show that promises to be both “dynamic and authentic”. If you’re hoping for more details or a teaser image, you’re out of luck - for now, at least - but you might extract a hint or two from the company’s short quote...


Tesla lowers production forecast, sells US$500m-plus in stock
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Tesla lowers production forecast, sells US$500m-plus in stock

Earlier this month when Tesla Motors announced it was reducing its production volumes for 2015 from 55,000 to anywhere between 50,000 and 55,000 cars, the stock fell 12 per cent...


2016 Volvo XC90 recalled over airbag deployment concern
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2016 Volvo XC90 recalled over airbag deployment concern

Volvo Australia has recalled its all-new 2016 XC90 SUV this week, following news in overseas markets of a fault that could affect airbag deployment. Confirmed earlier this month, the fault centres on a trim panel that covers the internal side of the SUV’s broad D-pillar. It is believed that the panel's design could interfere with proper deployment of the curtain airbag where it extends into the third seating row...


Ford Australia boss says new Toyota HiLux pricing is “not a concern”
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Ford Australia boss says new Toyota HiLux pricing is “not a concern”

The boss of Ford Australia has defended the increased pricing of the 2016 Ford Ranger PX Series II model, claiming he is not concerned about whether the all-new Toyota HiLux will be cheaper or not. Ford Australia president and CEO, Graeme Whickman, made the statement at the launch of the 2016 Ford Ranger in Victoria this week, where it was brought to his attention that numerous ute brands – including Toyota – had been offering discounted driveaway deals that Ford hadn’t been able to match...


2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe revealed
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2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe revealed

Here it is, the 2016 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe, revealed in full ahead of its world premiere at the Frankfurt motor show in a few weeks and slated Australian launch in mid-2016. The absolute pinnacle of the newly revealed Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe range serves as a two-doored counterpoint to the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan and wagon models just rolling into Australia now...


Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible spy photos
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Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible spy photos

The new high performance Jaguar F-Type SVR convertible has been spotted by our photographers on the Nurburgring track. When it's launched, the F-Type SVR convertible will be the open-air complement to the coupe that our spies spotted last month. Like the coupe, the SVR convertible features a more aggressive aerodynamics kit with a revised front bumper incorporating larger air intakes and prominent front splitters...