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2015 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications
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2015 Hyundai Sonata pricing and specifications

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata mid-sized sedan has returned to Australian shores with a starting price of $29,990 plus on-road costs and rivals such as the Mazda 6 and new Subaru Liberty firmly in its proverbial crosshairs...


Tesla Model S : Software update to make P85D even quicker; Turnbull tours factory
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Tesla Model S : Software update to make P85D even quicker; Turnbull tours factory

An over-the-air software update is about to make the Tesla Model S even quicker off the mark than it already is. Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted just a few hours ago that the 0-60mph (0-96.6km/h) acceleration of the flagship Model S P85D will “improve by ~0.1 second” thanks to an update to the inverter algorithm that is coming “soon”...


2015 Lexus NX200t pricing and specifications
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2015 Lexus NX200t pricing and specifications

Pricing for the 2015 Lexus NX200t has been announced, with the Japanese brand's first turbocharged model coming in cheaper than the NX300h hybrid. CarAdvice brought you the news that the Lexus NX200t - which is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo petrol engine - could be positioned as the most affordable model in the range back in July 2014...


Kia Soul concept to gain electric AWD system, off-road styling at Chicago show
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Kia Soul concept to gain electric AWD system, off-road styling at Chicago show

The Korean company will unveil an off-road concept,based on the Kia Soul, at the upcoming Chicago motor show in early February. Kia isn't saying too much about the concept car at this stage, except that it will sport an "advanced and capable electric all-wheel drive" system...


Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow fitted with tracks to tackle Lapland
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Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow fitted with tracks to tackle Lapland

Some may cast aspersions as to the Juke's off-road ability, but the just unveiled Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow has been designed to tackle some of the harshest driving conditions that winter can dish up. Car Advice spoke to Joshua Clifton, a spokesman for Nissan USA, who told us that the Juke Nismo RSnow was created as a support vehicle for an ice driving event that will be held in Lapland, Finland...


Spyker rescued from bankruptcy, plans to merge with electric aircraft maker
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Spyker rescued from bankruptcy, plans to merge with electric aircraft maker

Spyker, Dutch speciality car maker and one-time owner of Saab, has been handed a lifeline out of bankruptcy and is now looking forward to a mooted merger with an aircraft manufacturer. Back on December 18, 2014, Spyker, in its current form, looked dead and buried when the company officially filed to have its status changed from bankruptcy protection to bankrupt, as the "committed bridge funding did...


Ford Fiesta RS a possibility; petrol Focus ST automatic problematic - reports
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Ford Fiesta RS a possibility; petrol Focus ST automatic problematic - reports

A senior engineer has given hope to those hanging out for a Ford Fiesta RS, but cautioned that a self-shifting petrol Focus ST was a technical challenge. Tyrone Johnson, senior vehicle engineer at the newly merged Ford Performance division, spoke to members of the British press about the company's plans to grow its performance portfolio...


Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon to debut in Geneva
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Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon to debut in Geneva

The latest hot Golf variant, the Volkswagen Golf GTD wagon, will make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Although the GTD nameplate has been used by the company since 1982, this is the first time it's been affixed to a Golf wagon. Like the GTD hatch, the wagon is powered by a 2...


Volkswagen lifts Polo, Golf, Beetle, CC prices
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Volkswagen lifts Polo, Golf, Beetle, CC prices

Volkswagen Australia says exchange rate and inflationary pressures have forced it to increase the price of a number of models across its passenger car range. The increases, which range from $200 to $1000, apply to the majority of variants in the Polo, Golf hatch and wagon, Beetle and CC model lines...


Chrysler 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour special edition launches from $60,000
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Chrysler 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour special edition launches from $60,000

The special edition Chrysler 300 SRT Core Satin Vapour has joined the American brand’s muscle car line-up in Australia. Limited to 130 units, the Satin Vapour is based on the stripped-out 300 SRT Core variant and, at $60,000 before on-road costs, is positioned midway between the base Core ($56,000) and the fully equipped 300 SRT8 ($66,000)...


Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Polestar added to ACT Police fleet
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Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Polestar added to ACT Police fleet

A new Volvo S60 T6 R-Design Polestar sedan has been added to the ACT Police fleet for evaluation purposes. The high-performance Volvo S60 T6 R-Design isn't the full-blown Volvo S60 Polestar model, but still boasts a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder producing 242kW of power and 480Nm of torque...


Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan model-sharing deal foundered on currency, sales projections - report
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Mitsubishi, Renault-Nissan model-sharing deal foundered on currency, sales projections - report

Earlier this week we reported that an agreed model-sharing plan between Mitsubishi and Renault-Nissan had faltered. Now, thanks to sources on both sides, we're beginning to find out why. Over the weekend, Mitsubishi North America executive vice president Don Swearingen told a dealers' conference that plans to base two future Mitsubishi models on platforms from the Renault-Nissan alliance had stalled, but refused to elaborate on the reasons...


McLaren 675LT to debut in Geneva with 496kW V8
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McLaren 675LT to debut in Geneva with 496kW V8

Woking-based supercar maker McLaren will take the covers off the McLaren 675LT at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. Adhering to McLaren's current naming convention, the new 675LT will feature a 496kW (675PS) version of the company's 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine...


Alpine Vision Gran Turismo previews some styling cues of 2016 Renault sports car
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Alpine Vision Gran Turismo previews some styling cues of 2016 Renault sports car

Renault has unveiled the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo, which not only celebrates the brand's 60th anniversary, but also bares some hallmarks of the upcoming Alpine production car. According to the car's designer, Victor Sfiazof, the Alpine Vision Gran Turismo has a front end that's inspired by the A110 (bottom image, foreground), which is arguably Alpine's most famous model to date...


2015 Mini Clubman spied, rendered
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2015 Mini Clubman spied, rendered

The imminent six-doored 2015 Mini Clubman has been captured wearing less camouflage - and illustrated in a new computer-generated image -  by our European spy photographers, as the countdown to the new wagon's premiere later this year approaches its climax...