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Tim Slade takes out World Time Attack Challenge 2016 with new lap record
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Tim Slade takes out World Time Attack Challenge 2016 with new lap record

Australian Supercars driver Tim Slade has out-hustled drivers from home and abroad to take top honours at the weekend's World Time Attack Challenge 2016, setting a new lap record in the process. Taking place annually at Sydney Motorsport Park since 2010, the World Time Attack Challenge is all about seeing who can lap the 3...


2017 Lexus RX200t adds F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, prices up across RX range
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2017 Lexus RX200t adds F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, prices up across RX range

The turbocharged 2017 Lexus RX200t range has grown to include two new variants, bringing the number of grades in the RX line-up to nine. Previously offered solely in ‘Luxury’ trim, the RX200t is now additionally offered in F Sport and Sports Luxury grades, aligning with the V6-powered RX350 and hybrid-driven RX450h ranges...


That time we followed a Honda NSX through a food court
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That time we followed a Honda NSX through a food court

If you've ever been to a casino in a major city, you'll know that they like two things. First and foremost, it's taking your money. Secondly, it's displaying cars and high-end goods. Crown Casino in Melbourne is no exception, with Honda and Crown deciding that the all-new 2017 Honda NSX would look perfect sitting within the Atrium, inside Crown's lobby area...


2018 BMW i8 roadster confirmed by CEO
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2018 BMW i8 roadster confirmed by CEO

The BMW i8 roadster has been confirmed by BMW's CEO, Harald Krueger, and will join the company's global lineup in 2018. According to Automotive News Europe, Krueger reportedly announced the timing of the i8 convertible at a press conference held in Santa Monica, California early last week. At this year's CES, Krueger confirmed that the i8 roadster had been given the green light for production...


Volkswagen Polo beats edition rolls in
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Volkswagen Polo beats edition rolls in

The Volkswagen Polo ‘beats’ special edition is now on sale, for a retail premium of $2000 over the regular 81TSI Comfortline on which it is based. The special edition Polo adds a 300-watt sound system with two tweeters, two woofers and two full-range speakers, plus a subwoofer and eight-channel amp...


Hyundai's baby SUV spied in Europe
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Hyundai's baby SUV spied in Europe

Forget the i20 Active, forget the Creta. Spy photographers have snapped what looks to be the first Hyundai compact SUV aimed squarely at western markets, expected to be revealed some time next year. When it launches, the baby Hyundai high-rider will take on the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke and Renault Captur...


Nissan X-Trail could get seven-seat AWD option if the market demands it
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Nissan X-Trail could get seven-seat AWD option if the market demands it

The Nissan X-Trail currently doesn’t offer a seven-seat all-wheel-drive configuration in Australia, but that could change if the market demands it - according to the company’s local arm. Despite being offered in several overseas markets - including Europe - a seven-seat AWD variant remains absent from the local X-Trail line-up, while rivals like the Mitsubishi Outlander, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento have offered the combination for years...


2017 Honda CR-V: All-new SUV is part three in brand revival
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2017 Honda CR-V: All-new SUV is part three in brand revival

Phase three in Honda Australia’s product and sales reboot has now been revealed. As you can read more of here, the 2017 Honda CR-V is out and about, and will make its way to Australia in the second half of 2017. The fifth generation of Honda’s mid-sized SUV staple will join the just-launched Civic sedan/imminent hatch, and the still-strong and relatively fresh HR-V small crossover in the Japanese company’s rejuvenating range...


2016 Mercedes-Benz S350 recalled for transmission fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S350 recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 22 of its 2016 S350 limousines over concerns a wiring fault could lead to transmission failure. According to the German marque, the clearance between the transmission/alternator wiring harness and the exhaust system may not be sufficient, which could result in damage to the wiring harness...


CarAdvice podcast 25: Brand image change for Jeep, Mid-size SUV comparison, Brock HDT sign-writer and more!
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CarAdvice podcast 25: Brand image change for Jeep, Mid-size SUV comparison, Brock HDT sign-writer and more!

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Mike Stevens are in the chair this week. The latest in car news include the 2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift November reveal, 2017 Honda CR-V US unveiling, Jeep change their brand, what's new with the 2017 BMW 5 Series, Australian pricing and details revealed for 2018 Ford Edge, how Victoria is supporting autonomous vehicle testing and that driverless car acceptance is growing in Australia...


European car makers to upsize engines to meet real-world emissions tests - report
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European car makers to upsize engines to meet real-world emissions tests - report

Thanks to new real-world emission tests that will soon come into force, a number of European car makers are said to be rapidly revising their engine plans. Sources have told Reuters that Renault, Volkswagen and General Motors will begin phasing out their smallest engines, and replacing them with new, larger units over the coming years...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for October 15
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for October 15

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping. If you spot any deals, let us know in the comments...


2017 Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country on sale in Australia: Updated range from $36,500
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2017 Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country on sale in Australia: Updated range from $36,500

The lightly updated 2017 Volvo V40 range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a freshened look and lower prices for the Swedish brand’s small hatch. For the new model year, the 2017 V40 comes a step closer to the company's updated face, including the 'Thor's Hammer' LED daytime-running light signature already seen on the XC90 SUV and S90/V90 sedan and wagon twins...


Nissan Z crossover still seems likely
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Nissan Z crossover still seems likely

Nissan is not denying persistent rumours that the next iteration of the famed Z car — to replace the tired 370Z — will be a higher-riding crossover. When it whipped the covers from the slinky Gripz concept a little over one year ago, Nissan made its proposal quite clear...


2012-13 Ford Falcon FG II ute recalled over rear axle fix: 3000 vehicles affected
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2012-13 Ford Falcon FG II ute recalled over rear axle fix: 3000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 3492 of its FG II Falcon utes over concerns a faulty rear axle could cause the wheel and axle assemblies to separate. The Blue Oval reports that the rear axle housing weld may crack, resulting in an oil leak and potentially causing the partial or full separation of the wheel assembly from the axle assembly...