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2017 Mini Countryman could spawn new Paceman, with a twist - report
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2017 Mini Countryman could spawn new Paceman, with a twist - report

The Mini Paceman could make a return using the recently-revealed Countryman as a base, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Auto Express, the BMW Group’s design boss, Adrian van Hooydonk, said the company is considering a five-door coupe-styled SUV companion for the new Mini Countryman - differing from the three-door layout of the previous Paceman...


Five reasons you must go to Rally Australia this year
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Five reasons you must go to Rally Australia this year

Kicking off next week, WRC Rally Australia 2016 is one of the most anticipated motorsport events of the calendar year. And if you've never been, here are five good reasons to go...


2017 BMW M760Li xDrive detailed for Australia: $419,000 starting price for sporty flagship limousine
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2017 BMW M760Li xDrive detailed for Australia: $419,000 starting price for sporty flagship limousine

The sport-luxe BMW M760Li xDrive has been confirmed for the Australian market this week, and will start from $419,000 plus on-road costs when it arrives in showrooms from the second quarter of next year. Powered by a massive twin-turbocharged 6.6-litre V12, the flagship BMW 7 Series produces 448kW and 800Nm and sprints from 0-100km/h in just 3...


Hemi V8 going nowhere, but Challenger and Charger no closer to Oz launch
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Hemi V8 going nowhere, but Challenger and Charger no closer to Oz launch

The global boss of Mopar has rebuffed rumours that the Hemi V8 engine is set to end production in 2019. Various US media outlets have speculated that production of the Hemi V8 was destined to wind up, as tighter emissions targets and a renewed focus on fuel consumption, put large-capacity V8 engines in danger...


Volkswagen: Dieselgate defeat device legal in EU, NOx isn't harmful
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Volkswagen: Dieselgate defeat device legal in EU, NOx isn't harmful

Volkswagen has responded to the rising political, social and, potentially, legal pressure that's been building on it to compensate European owners of cars fitted emissions testing defeat devices. In a statement to Reuters, the company stated: "The software contained in vehicles with a EA189 engine in the view of Volkswagen represents no unlawful defeat device under European law...


Mazda Australia says current range is "best line-up" for target customers
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Mazda Australia says current range is "best line-up" for target customers

Look at the sales charts and, overall, Mazda Australia and its current eight-vehicle line-up is hitting the mark with buyers, helping the local division lay claim to the title of second-highest-selling brand in the country, and more than 10 per cent market share. But it's so far done so with only one commercial model – the Mazda BT-50...


2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence available in Australia: $172,200 starting price for super-luxe SUV
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2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence available in Australia: $172,200 starting price for super-luxe SUV

The 2017 Volvo XC90 Excellence is now available to order in Australia, starting at $172,200 plus on-road costs. Volvo's uber-luxe SUV is the new flagship model in the XC90 family, which previously topped by the T8 R-Design variant, which kicks off at $122,950 plus on-roads...


Nissan Tsuru v Nissan Versa: Global NCAP crash test demonstrates concerns in developing markets
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Nissan Tsuru v Nissan Versa: Global NCAP crash test demonstrates concerns in developing markets

International crash-testing authority Global NCAP has conducted its car-to-car crash test between two equivalent models from the US and Mexican markets - and the results are alarming. From the States is the 2016 Nissan Versa (formerly sold here as the Almera), the most affordable Nissan sedan sold in the US...


2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom spied without false body panels
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2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom spied without false body panels

The next-generation Rolls-Royce Phantom has been spied again doing testing on public roads in Germany. Although it’s wrapped head to toe in camouflage, this latest prototype doesn’t feature the false body panels, or temporary head- and tail-light units, that were attached to earlier development vehicles, including the car spotted back in June...


Subaru parent FHI kills industrial business to focus on automotive
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Subaru parent FHI kills industrial business to focus on automotive

We had our first hint when the company changed its name earlier this year, but now it's official: Subaru’s parent company Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced it will kill off its industrial products business in order to focus on the Japanese car brand...


Mercedes-AMG GT sedan coming to rival Panamera - report
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Mercedes-AMG GT sedan coming to rival Panamera - report

Mercedes-AMG is planning to reveal a new performance sedan as part of its 50th birthday celebrations next year, a new report out of the UK suggests. According to Autocar, the new ‘Vision’ concept will debut at a series of events next year, and will spawn a new four-door sports car dubbed ‘GT 4’ due for release in 2019...


Jaguar F-Pace bringing more female buyers to the brand
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Jaguar F-Pace bringing more female buyers to the brand

Jaguar Australia says the introduction of its first-ever SUV, the F-Pace, has seen a major shakeup of its traditionally male-dominated ownership structure for the British brand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new and also female-buyer-friendly Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the boss of Jaguar Land Rover Australia, Matt Wiesner, said the F-Pace has done exactly as the brand had hoped it would...


CarAdvice podcast 28: 2018 Toyota Camry spied, Mercedes AMG CLA45 review, MotorWorld, and be on the CarAdvice podcast panel!
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CarAdvice podcast 28: 2018 Toyota Camry spied, Mercedes AMG CLA45 review, MotorWorld, and be on the CarAdvice podcast panel!

Paul, James and Dave bring you the latest in the world of car news this week! With a trio like that, we apologise in advance if it's the worst episode you've ever heard. The team talk about the 2018 Toyota Camry being spied this week, M...


Ten cars that flew off dealer lots in October
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Ten cars that flew off dealer lots in October

It was a bit of a flat sales month in October according the latest VFACTS data, a comprehensive CarAdvice dissection of which you can read here. But there were a number of models that had massive sales success compared to October 2015, be it a result of discounting, marketing, updates/new-generation launches or a combination of each...


Volvo S90 Excellence, S90 L revealed in China
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Volvo S90 Excellence, S90 L revealed in China

Swedish manufacturer Volvo has revealed two new versions of its S90 sedan aimed at the Chinese market, the uber-luxe S90 Excellence and long-wheelbase S90 L. Both models will be built at the company’s manufacturing facility in Daqing, China, and exported globally. Volvo says the new S90 models showcase the company’s credentials as a premium car maker...