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CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us
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CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us

Armed with a can of Glen 20 and some tissues, join Mandy Turner, Dave Zalstein and James Wong this week. Recent TV star Mike Stevens talks carbon tax on cars. Also in car news, Victoria Police is set to test a world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft, and fines are to be issued after Victorian road safety cameras are not compromised by virus...


Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.
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Korean cars are cool now. Deal with it.

The first car I ever drove – and the car I learned to drive in – was a second-generation X2 Hyundai Excel. It was red. It was not faster than anything. At the time, too, Korean cars were about as far from being ‘cool’ as you could imagine. There are some cars people get excited about at the mere mention of their name: think R8, M3, Diablo, F1, etc...


Hyundai i30 Fastback revealed, N model likely for Oz - UPDATE
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Hyundai i30 Fastback revealed, N model likely for Oz - UPDATE

Not that it could have upstaged the new i30 N - yet - but the 2018 Hyundai i30 Fastback has been unveiled at the same event in Germany tonight. Spied testing in recent months with a heavy layer of camouflage, the Fastback's profile was nonetheless clear. Now, for the first time, we see the new i30 offshoot's tapered design in full...


Polestar's first car could be a unique plug-in hybrid coupe - report
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Polestar's first car could be a unique plug-in hybrid coupe - report

Last month, Volvo Cars announced Polestar, its tuning division, will be spun off into its own distinct brand for "electrified global high performance" cars. Although the newly liberated brand will still tune Volvo vehicles and market performance kits for them, it will also be "developing a fabulous portfolio of bespoke products"...


2018 Audi S7 spied revealing extra details
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2018 Audi S7 spied revealing extra details

The next-generation Audi S7 has been caught testing again, this time in southern Europe during hot weather testing. As with an earlier prototype, this latest vehicle is comprehensively clad in camouflage, although the car's fastback shape and surfacing haven't be completely hidden away...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace full image gallery
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace full image gallery

Jaguar has taken the wraps off the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace SUV in London and we were on the ground to take part in the reveal. Kicking off from $48,000 (plus on-road costs) when it arrives in Australia early next year, the range will go all the way through to the First Edition, which is expected to cost $85,000 (plus on-road costs)...


Did we accidentally stumble across Jaguar/Land Rover's new key?
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Did we accidentally stumble across Jaguar/Land Rover's new key?

While rummaging through the all-new Jaguar E-Pace at the vehicle's global reveal in London, we may have stumbled across the all-new Jaguar Land Rover key. Given the age, weight and old school nature of Jaguar Land Rover's trusty keyless entry fob, it was only a matter of time before the brand updated its key with sleeker and lighter version...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace revealed: From $48k, semi-autonomous off-road mode available
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace revealed: From $48k, semi-autonomous off-road mode available

The wraps have been taken off the Jaguar E-Pace, the brand's newest and smallest SUV, at a lavish unveiling in London overnight. In typical Jaguar fashion, the car was unveiled to the world's media with a world record attempt at the helm of stuntman Terry Grant...


Aston Martin DB11, V8 Vantage recalled - UPDATE
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Aston Martin DB11, V8 Vantage recalled - UPDATE

British marque Aston Martin has issued three recall notices, one for the DB11 and two for the V8 Vantage. The DB11 is being called back over concerns of a faulty tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS), while certain Vantage models could be affected by transmission issues...


Subaru Brumby unlikely to kick retirement
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Subaru Brumby unlikely to kick retirement

You don't have to search long to find fans of the long-retired Subaru Brumby, and the Japanese brand is well aware of the little ute's loyal following… but it likely won't surprise you to read that a comeback is not on the cards. Only recently, a slightly battered Brumby was auctioned for charity after a tour of duty on foodie TV show River Cottage Australia, and if you listen to our own Matt Campbell, the mini-ute was ahead of its time...


New Audi A8: The good and the bad
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New Audi A8: The good and the bad

The new-generation 2018 Audi A8 limousine — its answer to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and BMW 7 Series — doubles as a technology figurehead for the brand, and its comfort-focused flagship. There’s a lot that’s new, very little that isn’t, and even aspects that change the game completely...


Subaru content with Levorg sales, but range growth is key
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Subaru content with Levorg sales, but range growth is key

Subaru Australia says it is happy with the sales figures of its mid-sized Levorg wagon, despite owning only a small corner of the local market. On the smaller side of medium, the Levorg sits alongside Subaru's big Liberty sedan as one of the brand's two offerings...


2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains improved voice control, other upgrades
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2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class gains improved voice control, other upgrades

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has been given a slight upgrade just a year into this generation's life. The stand out item is the E-Class' upgraded Linguatronic voice recognition unit, which can now control features beyond the infotainment and navigation systems...


2018 Ford Focus sedan spied
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2018 Ford Focus sedan spied

The next-generation Ford Focus sedan has been spied doing a spot of hot weather testing in southern Europe. We can see, despite a plethora of false panels and head-to-toe camouflage, Ford has ditched the six side window treatment used in all generations of the Focus sedan thus far. Like the five-door hatch, which was last spotted in February, the new sedan also has a prominent shoulder line gracing its side...


2018 Ford Transit Custom facelift revealed
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2018 Ford Transit Custom facelift revealed

The heavily revised Ford Transit Custom has been unveiled overnight in Europe. Following on from the updated Tourneo Custom, the Transit Custom facelift sports a redesigned front end with a new bonnet, headlight graphics, much larger grille, and a new front bumper. Again the Transit Custom is offered in Europe with two wheelbase, and two roof height options...