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Lexus LX450d diesel launches in India, still off the cards for Australia
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Lexus LX450d diesel launches in India, still off the cards for Australia

Availability of the diesel-powered Lexus LX450d has expanded to the Indian market this week, but, despite being offered in New Zealand, it remains off the cards for Australia. Powered by the same 200kW/650Nm 4.5-litre twin-turbo V8 diesel engine offered in the related Toyota Landcruiser 200 Series, the 2.5+ tonne LX450d is capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in a respectable 8...


Ssangyong Y400 SUV to be revealed in Seoul
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Ssangyong Y400 SUV to be revealed in Seoul

The SsangYong Y400 SUV will be revealed in production form at the upcoming Seoul motor show, the company announced this week. Set to become the new flagship in the Korean brand's line-up, the Y400 - which is still to be given a showroom name - will sport styling elements inspired by the LIV-2 concept revealed at last year's Paris motor show...


Volvo XC90 recalled for missing airbag warning label
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Volvo XC90 recalled for missing airbag warning label

Volvo Australia has issued a recall for its 2017 XC90 Excellence and XC90 models with the seven-seat leather upholstery trim, for a missing airbag label on the passenger side sun visor. This means that, when the visor is folded down, the airbag warning label is not visible...


Skoda Vision E sketch may preview Kodiaq Coupe
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Skoda Vision E sketch may preview Kodiaq Coupe

A shadowy sketch of the upcoming Skoda Vision E concept car has been revealed. According to Skoda, the Vision E has "an emotive design, full of character and with features inspired by crystal glass art". Christian Strube, Skoda's head of research and development, recently confirmed to Autocar and others that the company was working on a "really emotional" electric vehicle concept based on the Volkswagen Group's upcoming MEB platform...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage will be "effectively all-new", design chief promises
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage will be "effectively all-new", design chief promises

The next-generation 2018 Aston Martin Vantage will differentiate itself further from the DB11 when it makes its debut later this year or early next, according to the company's head of design. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new Zagame Aston Martin dealership in Richmond, Melbourne, design director and chief creative officer for the British marque, Marek Reichman, said we can expect a "huge difference" in design between the new models...


Mercedes-Benz testing autonomous system in ‘unique’ Australian conditions
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Mercedes-Benz testing autonomous system in ‘unique’ Australian conditions

You might assume that driving conditions in our country are different to those around the world, and you’d be right - but you might not have thought about exactly what is different and, more importantly, how that impacts what happens on the road. Mercedes-Benz is spending a lot of time considering and testing exactly that though, in a concerted effort to make its autonomous driving technology as safe and as capable as possible...


World's greatest driving roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA
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World's greatest driving roads: Glendora Mountain Road, California, USA

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be sucked into glimpses of Keeping up with the Kardashians and Housewives of Beverly Hills while your other half has command of the television remote. Or am I the only one? I’m going to sound like a bit of a downer here, but don’t be fooled by all the glitz and glamour of these reality TV shows...


Chelsea Truck Company open for business in Sydney
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Chelsea Truck Company open for business in Sydney

Aftermarket modifier the Chelsea Truck Company has landed in Australia and is open for business, with a showroom and workshop located in Sydney. The renowned British brand is part of a group of companies, including Kahn Design and Project Kahn, founded by automotive designer Afzal Kahn...


Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Land Rover Discovery Sport recalled for front seat belt fix - UPDATE
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Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Land Rover Discovery Sport recalled for front seat belt fix - UPDATE

Jaguar Land Rover's Australian arm has issued a recall for its MY 2016-2017 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, along with the MY 2017 Land Rover Discovery Sport, affecting models manufactured August 1, 2016, and November 30, 2016. The recall concerns seatbelt pretensioners that may not meet specification, due to the chemical mix ratio during manufacturing...


Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation
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Fiat Chrysler Australia, government deny report of local emissions investigation

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), with government support, has hit back at a report today that an investigation has been started in relation to the emissions figures claimed for its diesel models. The report, published by News Corp website news.com...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang
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CarAdvice podcast 45: Nissan 370Z vs Ford Mustang

Mandy, Paul and Dave bring you the latest car news of the week, including the 2017 Honda Civic hatch pricing announced, LDV T60 ute is on sale in Australia from October, 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been spied undisguised in South Africa, PSA says Opel purchase part of plan to ‘conquer’ the world, and Mercedes-AMG E43 goes operational with Victoria Police...


2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country: Australian pricing and details revealed online - UPDATE
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country: Australian pricing and details revealed online - UPDATE

Update - Manufacturer's list pricing for the Volvo V90 Cross Country has been revealed online. See article for details Although not yet announced, initial pricing and specifications for the new 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country have surfaced online. The new off-road styled wagon will start from $99,900 before on-road costs, or $110,060 drive-away - the latter coming from Volvo's Australian online car configurator...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S local pricing announced, here in April - UPDATE
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S local pricing announced, here in April - UPDATE

Update - Local pricing has been also been confirmed for the Vanquish S Volante. See article for details Australian pricing for the 2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S has been announced this week, with first deliveries of the company's flagship sports car to arrive next month...


2017 Audi S5 Coupe pricing and specs: Quicker coupe gets sharper starting point
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2017 Audi S5 Coupe pricing and specs: Quicker coupe gets sharper starting point

The 2017 Audi S5 Coupe is here to sit atop the A5 range with extra sporting intent and even more equipment. The all-new S5 Coupe model has done away with its supercharged engine, opting instead for a 3.0-litre turbocharged six-cylinder petrol unit with 260kW of power from 5400-6400rpm and 500Nm of torque from 1370-4500rpm...