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2017 Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional launching in August
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2017 Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional launching in August

The Mercedes-Benz G300 CDI Professional is set to launch next month, with the stripped-out version of G-Wagen, er, wagon joining the single-cab utility at the low-end of the pricing spectrum. The exact price is still to be determined, but it is expected that Mercedes-Benz Australia will position the four-seat wagon variant of the G300 CDI line-up will sit close the cab-chassis model, which is listed from $119,900 plus on-road costs...


Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives
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Jaguar I-Pace a sure thing for Oz, with or without incentives

Jaguar Australia is determined to plough ahead with its all-electric, all-wheel-driven I-Pace small SUV, no matter how little support EVs are receiving from Australian governments, and will have cars on sale here by the end of next year...


CarAdvice podcast 60: We take you for a track drive in the Civic Type R!
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CarAdvice podcast 60: We take you for a track drive in the Civic Type R!

Broadcasting from nearby Great Ocean Road, at the beachside town of Lorne, join Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, Mike Stevens and Matt Campbell. Find out what we did with the remote-control cars below! In car news, pricing and specs for the Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S have been released, Volvo's autonomous tech is having trouble detecting kangaroos, Ford Mustang EcoBoost gets a burnout feature in the US (but Australia misses out), and HSV could swap to the Walkinshaw name next year...


2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed
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2018 HSV/Walkinshaw Colorado: HSV's new ute exposed

What you're looking at here is the beefed up Holden Colorado that will wear an HSV or Walkinshaw badge from 2018. Trademark images submitted by HSV were exclusively sourced by CarAdvice to build these renders, which indicate that the HSV Colorado will be a big cosmetic step up from the current version offered by Holden...


HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018
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HSV could swap to Walkinshaw name in 2018

Rumours within the automotive industry have been building on this topic for some time, and this week further confirmation suggests the HSV brand name will be dropped from 2018. HSV is expected to be rebranded as Walkinshaw from 2018, with all new products modified by the company to wear Walkinshaw branding exclusively...


2018 BMW X2 design revealed in patent filing
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2018 BMW X2 design revealed in patent filing

The design of the BMW X2 has been revealed via leaked drawings submitted to the Japanese patent office. These patent images, which we initially spotted on Carscoops, confirm what we've deduced from disguised prototypes, namely the production X2 will keep most of the details from the 2016 concept car, albeit with roadworthy wing mirrors, and proper door handles...


France to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars, Australia's EV Council calls for urgent action - UPDATE
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France to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars, Australia's EV Council calls for urgent action - UPDATE

France will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040, the government of recently elected French president Emmanuel Macron has announced. Launching the French government's plan to meet its obligations under the Paris climate treaty, Nicolas Hulot, France's ecology minister, said, "We are announcing an end to the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2040"...


2018 Skoda Superb pricing revealed: September bringing more tech, price bump
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2018 Skoda Superb pricing revealed: September bringing more tech, price bump

Australian pricing and details for the updated 2018 Skoda Superb have been released today, ahead of the revised liftback and wagon's September launch. First revealed in June and initially intended for an August launch, the updated range will feature a 9.2-inch 'Columbus' display - up from 8...


June 2017 VFACTS: New vehicle sales records tumble
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June 2017 VFACTS: New vehicle sales records tumble

New vehicle sales hit a monthly record high of 134,171 units in June, an increase of 4.4 per cent over the previous high - achieved during the same month in 2016, which had the same number of selling-days. The sales bonanza takes year-to-date (YTD) sales to 599,552 units, overtaking 2016's high-water mark...


2017 Renault Megane drive-away pricing announced
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2017 Renault Megane drive-away pricing announced

Drive-away pricing for the 2017 Renault Megane range has been announced this week, following shortly after the recent releases of the sedan and wagon body styles, with the range now kicking off from $22,990 on the road...


Upgraded Ford Mustang manages three-star Euro NCAP crash rating
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Upgraded Ford Mustang manages three-star Euro NCAP crash rating

The addition of various safety technologies has seen the updated, 2018 Ford Mustang coupe's Euro NCAP crash score climb to three stars. While not exactly a cause for raucous celebration, the new result published by Euro NCAP is certainly better than the infamous two-star crash score awarded by its Australian partner, ANCAP, at the start of this year...


Ford F-250 Super Duty joins Performax range
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Ford F-250 Super Duty joins Performax range

The new Ford F-250 Super Duty has become the latest member of the Performax International family, with the Gympie, Queensland-based conversion company confirming it has received government approval for full-volume, right-hand drive production of the alloy-bodied pick-up truck. Joining the smaller F-150, the F-250 will be offered in four-door crew cab form, with a 6...


EU approves Peugeot's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM
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EU approves Peugeot's purchase of Opel/Vauxhall from GM

The PSA Group's purchase of Opel and Vauxhall from General Motors has been given the go-ahead from the European Union's antitrust authorities. With approval secured from the EU, one of the key hurdles has been cleared in the 2.2 billion euro ($3.3 billion) purchase of the majority of General Motors' European operations by the PSA Group...


2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class teased in video
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2018 Mercedes-Benz X-Class teased in video

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Rolls-Royce to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs
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Rolls-Royce to skip hybrids and go straight to EVs

Rolls-Royce vehicles will one day feature electric drivetrains and autonomous driving modes, but that day isn't in the near or, even, medium term future. Torsten Mueller-Otvoes, CEO of Rolls-Royce, spoke to Autocar during the Goodwood Festival of Speed and outlined the company's thinking on electrified drivetrains...