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Hyundai SR future models under a cloud of uncertainty
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Hyundai SR future models under a cloud of uncertainty

The warmed-up Hyundai SR variants on sale today may not be around forever, CarAdvice can reveal. The brand is seemingly weighing up whether the SR sub-brand will have a future in Australia when the more hardcore Hyundai N division’s wares become available, despite having just launched the new Elantra SR...


2018 Opel Corsa spied testing
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2018 Opel Corsa spied testing

The sixth-generation Opel Corsa has been spied in Europe ahead of its rumoured launch in 2018. With all the camouflage applied to this prototype, it's hard to make out the car's finer styling points. Despite that, though, we can see that the new Corsa will feature head- and tail-lights, and a grille, that are not dissimilar to those used on the next-generation Astra...


Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg in Australia from November 14: Farewell range limited to 150 cars
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Volkswagen Scirocco R Wolfsburg in Australia from November 14: Farewell range limited to 150 cars

Volkswagen's limited-run Scirocco R Wolfsburg Edition will go on sale in Australia from November 14, the car maker's local arm has confirmed. Announced in August and named for the wealthy German city the company calls home, the special Wolfsburg Edition will see out the Scirocco badge in Australia...


Volkswagen pure-electric 'family' to take shape over the next two years
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Volkswagen pure-electric 'family' to take shape over the next two years

Volkswagen will clarify the intended shape of its imminent electric vehicle ‘family’, hitting production from 2020, with a series of concept cars progressively rolled out at the next few major global motor shows. The company showed part of its hand at the Paris motor show last week, where it revealed the radical Volkswagen I.D...


Kia Rio GT, SUV spinoff could be on the cards
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Kia Rio GT, SUV spinoff could be on the cards

Kia is examining the possibility of a performance variant and SUV offshoot of the recently revealed 2017 Rio range, with at least the latter a very real possibility. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Paris motor show, Kia Motors Europe’s chief operating officer, Michael Cole, said that while there are no plans for the hot hatch Kia Rio GT for the moment, a styling-focused GT Line model will likely start the process first...


Jeep Renegade gets three years free servicing
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Jeep Renegade gets three years free servicing

On the back of landing a five-star ANCAP safety rating, the Jeep Renegade is now being offered with three years of free scheduled maintenance for the month of October. Jeep says it is “thrilled” with the small SUV’s result in the benchmark crash test released this week, with the Renegade achieving perfect scores for the side impact and pole tests...


Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are
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Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are

If being a Bentley owner already wasn’t lavish enough, the company has now commenced a trial for an on-demand 24-hours fuel delivery service in California. Partnering with US start-up company, Filld - a mobile app-based fuel delivery service - the sports luxury marque has commenced its ‘Filld for Bentley’ trial, part of its on-going connected car strategy...


Hyundai Elantra Elite gains sunroof option, prices go up
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Hyundai Elantra Elite gains sunroof option, prices go up

Potential buyers of the Hyundai Elantra Elite will now be able to option their cars with an electronic sunroof. The Hyundai Elantra Elite is the mid-spec model in the range, and previously was not available with an opening glass roof. The electric roof will be offered at an option cost of $2000. That would push the price of a 2017 Hyundai Elantra Elite to $28,990 plus on-road costs...


Monster Jam tours Australia: Two family passes to give away!
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Monster Jam tours Australia: Two family passes to give away!

If you're anything like us, you spend couch time on weekends watching Monster Jam on TV. If you've never heard of it, think monster trucks — lots of monster trucks. Monster Jam is the monster truck live motorsport event that kicked off in the United States in 2005. Since then, it has taken the world by storm and in October, the Monster Jam crew will tour Australia...


CarAdvice podcast 24: EV news, September sales, Paris Motor Show hits and misses, Ford plants close and more!
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CarAdvice podcast 24: EV news, September sales, Paris Motor Show hits and misses, Ford plants close and more!

Welcome to episode 24 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week’s episode, or you’d like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mike Costello return from the Paris Motor Show and join Mandy Turner to cover all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world...


FCAI backs study into rollout of autonomous vehicles in Australia
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FCAI backs study into rollout of autonomous vehicles in Australia

Australian motor industry body, the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI), has come out in support of the ‘coordinated’ approach to the rollout of autonomous vehicle technology. The announcement comes after a report released by the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative (ADVI), argued a coordinated government roadmap is required before the country adopts driverless vehicle technology...


2017 Nissan Micra unlikely for Australia
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2017 Nissan Micra unlikely for Australia

It may have been one of our stars of last week’s Paris motor show, but the French-built 2017 Nissan Micra won’t come to Australia for some time yet — it it ever comes at all. The sharp new Micra marks a major departure for Nissan, resembling the 2015 Nissan Sway concept and leveraging the alliance with Renault to full effect...


2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted 2017 Volkswagen Golf R wagon has been spotted again, this time lapping the famed Nurburgring race circuit. While this black wagon appears to be the same vehicle spotted in the European Alps a fortnight ago, the prototype has had some small modifications since we last saw it...


Kia GT sports sedan now 'makes sense'
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Kia GT sports sedan now 'makes sense'

The upcoming Kia GT rear-wheel drive-sports sedan finally makes sense now that it has got its core models sorted and transformed its brand, the company says. CarAdvice believes the South Korean brand is set to finally launch the sporty four-door sedan at January's Detroit motor show, after years of concepts and discussions, with the coupe model to follow in the near future...


Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for wiring fix: eight vehicles affected
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Mercedes-Benz G-Class recalled for wiring fix: eight vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for eight of its rugged G-Class or ‘G-Wagen’ models, over concerns a wiring fault could cause the engine to cut out while driving. The German marque reports the engine wiring harness could come into contact with components within the engine compartment, which could result in damage to the wiring harness...