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Mazda MX-5 a "very important car for the future" says brand's sports car guru
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Mazda MX-5 a "very important car for the future" says brand's sports car guru

The man behind the development of all but the very first Mazda MX-5 has declared the sports car's importance to the brand and its importance to the brand's future...


Mazda MX-5 Generations: We drive every generation, from NA to ND
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Mazda MX-5 Generations: We drive every generation, from NA to ND

I never had posters of the Mazda MX-5 on my bedroom walls as a kid. I had a Ferrari F40, Lamborghini Diablo, and McLaren F1, but no MX-5. Somehow, though, without supercar looks or performance, this humble little Japanese convertible has captured the hearts of many across the world...


BMW expands Australian availability of iDrive 5 infotainment upgrades
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BMW expands Australian availability of iDrive 5 infotainment upgrades

The new fifth generation of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system is now available across more models, after previously being reserved for the flagship 7 Series limousine. Now offered across the majority of the Bavarian marque’s line-up, iDrive 5 brings a more app-based interface that is similar to a smartphone...


2018 BMW 6 Series spied: Talk of 911-rivalling 6er could be shot through
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2018 BMW 6 Series spied: Talk of 911-rivalling 6er could be shot through

A sporty prototype believed to be the next-generation 2018 BMW 6 Series has been spied testing on public roads this week. Despite numerous reports earlier this year that the 6 Series would be turned into a Porsche 911 fighter - with its sport-luxe GT spot taken by the anticipated 8 Series - it appears the new 6 Series will continue on the same path as the current model...


Toyota Camry RZ returns with more kit, higher price
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Toyota Camry RZ returns with more kit, higher price

The Toyota Camry RZ special edition is back, this time with more equipment and a slightly higher price tag. Now available with satellite navigation, the upgraded Camry RZ is limited to just 700 units nationally and is priced $29,190 plus on-road costs – $2700 more than the Altise grade on which it’s based and $700 more than the sold-out RZ special edition offered earlier this year...


Foiled: Plan to use Facebook user data for car insurance premiums, killed
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Foiled: Plan to use Facebook user data for car insurance premiums, killed

Admiral, one of the largest insurance companies in the UK, has been forced by social media giant Facebook to scrap its scheme that involved analysing customer's Facebook posts and likes to set the price of its car insurance premiums...


New Ford models will feature more region-specific tailoring
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New Ford models will feature more region-specific tailoring

Ford will loosen its One Ford policy, with some next-generation models set to feature more differentiation across markets. Moray Callum, Ford's head of global design, has told Autocar that product uniformity under the One Ford policy "has peaked" and that future models will be “more tailored to each region”...


2017 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed further, RS performer rendered
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2017 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed further, RS performer rendered

One of this year's more polarising debuts, the newly facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia, has been detailed further in new images today...


Mopar integral to FCA customisation, but not for Alfa Romeo
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Mopar integral to FCA customisation, but not for Alfa Romeo

With Mopar parts being utilised across the Fiat Chrysler universe, it's worth asking whether we'll see Mopar-branded parts fitted to very Italian Alfa Romeos. After all, we've driven an MX-5-based Abarth 124 Spider recently, and if you look closely at the Abarth 595, for example, you'll see Mopar stamping. Same goes for the car on which it is based, the Fiat 500...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for engine stall fix: 198 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz E-Class recalled for engine stall fix: 198 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 198 previous-generation E-Class vehicles over concerns a faulty fuel pump could cause the engine to stall. The German marque reports that the fuel pump wiring harness may come in contact with the frame of the rear seat base...


Nissan e-POWER range-extender electric drivetrain revealed
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Nissan e-POWER range-extender electric drivetrain revealed

Nissan has developed a new range-extender electric drivetrain called e-POWER, a hybrid system similar to that used in the BMW i3 and a development of what it used in last year’s slick Gripz concept. The Japanese-made e-POWER system comprises an electric motor to drive the wheels, sourcing power from battery cells via an inverter...


Kia reveals four wild autonomous concepts at SEMA 2016
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Kia reveals four wild autonomous concepts at SEMA 2016

Kia has unveiled four new hand-built and heavily-customised concepts to this year’s SEMA show, exploring active and diverse lifestyles ranging from sports entertainment to business travel. Each concept is designed to give a glimpse into the future of ‘The Autonomous Life’, where vehicles will not only drive themselves but will also be tailor-built to suit our lifestyles...


2017 Kia Sorento pricing and specs: GT-Line flagship arrives, AEB added to Platinum
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2017 Kia Sorento pricing and specs: GT-Line flagship arrives, AEB added to Platinum

A new 2017 Kia Sorento GT-Line variant has debuted as part of the large SUV's new model-year update, with the sports-styled model priced from $58,490 (plus on-road costs). Headlining the 2017 Kia Sorento updates, the GT-Line (we wonder what Renault thinks of the name) sits above the Platinum and gets extras such as autonomous emergency braking (AEB) and 19-inch chrome wheels...


Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution, RK Kuro concepts revealed for SEMA - UPDATE
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Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution, RK Kuro concepts revealed for SEMA - UPDATE

Update: This article originally showed only teaser images of both concepts. Mazda has now revealed the MX-5 Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro at the 2016 SEMA show. See bottom of article for details. October 30: The Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution will make its debut at SEMA 2016. Ahead of its in-the-flesh debut Mazda has released a teaser image and some details about the concept car...


Mopar concepts star at SEMA along with new Hemi crate engine packages
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Mopar concepts star at SEMA along with new Hemi crate engine packages

CarAdvice was at a special preview of Chrysler and Mopar’s unique SEMA concept vehicles in Las Vegas this week, ahead of their public unveiling at the SEMA show. It follows a Chrysler tradition of building heavily-modified show vehicles to celebrate automotive expos and events across the USA...