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2018 Audi S7 spied
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2018 Audi S7 spied

The Audi S7 has been spied on and around the Nurburgring in Germany. This is not the first time that the second-generation A7 has been photographed ahead of its debut that's likely to take place next year. Unlike the first set of photos, which were rather blurry as they were taken from a long distance away, these latest pictures are in crystal clear high definition...


2017 Kia Rondo facelift unveiled - UPDATE
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2017 Kia Rondo facelift unveiled - UPDATE

Update - Kia's local arm has confirmed details for the Australian-market Rondo update will be announced in the coming weeks. See article for details. The facelifted Kia Rondo has been revealed and detailed ahead of its public unveiling at the 2016 Paris motor show...


BMW M2 CS reported with M4 twin-turbo power boost
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BMW M2 CS reported with M4 twin-turbo power boost

As if BMW’s stunning M2 wasn’t already potent enough, speculation out of Germany is hinting at even more powerful M2 in the near future. German news outlet bimmertoday is reporting a 400 horsepower M2 is being developed, due for release in 2018. Dubbed the M2 CS (not CSL) it’s understood the pocket M-car will receive a makeover, courtesy of its bigger M3 and M4 brothers...


Formula E will hold first open-wheel race in New York City in 2017
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Formula E will hold first open-wheel race in New York City in 2017

The all-electric Formula E championship will hold its first race in New York City during its 2016/2017 season. Although the track for the race resembles a street circuit, the temporary circuit actually doesn't touch public roads and is fully enclosed within Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal...


Infiniti’s designers hold sway over its engineers
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Infiniti’s designers hold sway over its engineers

As a relative minnow in the world of luxury cars, Infiniti needs to embody a point of difference. And the Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Nissan appears to have a design-led development approach that provides precisely that...


Infiniti Q60 coupe won't get C63 and M4-rivalling hero model
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Infiniti Q60 coupe won't get C63 and M4-rivalling hero model

Despite building its brand around performance, luxury brand Infiniti has no immediate plans for a properly hardcore version of its new Q60 coupe to rival the BMW M4 or Mercedes-AMG C63. The new Q60 launched in the US this week with the top-shelf 298kW 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 model, due in Australia in the first half of 2017...


Volkswagen Australia insists niche models will remain, EVs to come later
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Volkswagen Australia insists niche models will remain, EVs to come later

The Volkswagen Scirocco and Volkswagen Beetle have both been axed from the brand’s line-up, with special edition models of each to see those cars out. The Volkswagen Scirocco Wolfsburg edition brings a few extras, and the retro-styled Volkswagen Beetle Classic will be limited to just 53 examples in Australia...


Audi sees autonomous future in Australia
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Audi sees autonomous future in Australia

Audi’s local arm believes driverless cars are an inevitable part of Australia’s automotive future. It’s more a matter of “when” than “if”, according to Audi Australia communications manager, Anna Burgdorf. “It is likely to be technology that’s available worldwide and Australia will be no different, ” she said...


Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia
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Hyundai H350 hydrogen concept revealed, diesel van could come to Australia

Alternative-fuel vans are all the go right now - and here's another: the Hyundai H350 Fuel Cell Concept. That's right, this big bus runs on hydrogen. The Hyundai H350 - a rival to the likes of the Ford Transit, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Volkswagen Crafter among others - has been around for nearly two years, but this is the first version we've seen without the trusty 2...


2017 Jeep Compass photographed undisguised in China
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2017 Jeep Compass photographed undisguised in China

The all-in-one replacement for the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot has been photographed completely undisguised again, with the latest set of photos coming out of China. In this latest set of photos from Auto.163.com, we can see that the car wears Compass badging on the tailgate...


2017 Infiniti QX30: entry-level SUV's rear-view camera omission to be 'corrected'
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2017 Infiniti QX30: entry-level SUV's rear-view camera omission to be 'corrected'

Infiniti Cars Australia has acknowledged that not specifying the entry-level version of its just-launched Infiniti QX30 with a rear-view camera was a significant misstep, with the omission expected to be rectified in the near future. Speaking to CarAdvice at this week’s local launch of the Q30-based QX30 crossover, Infiniti Cars Australia managing director Jean-Philippe Roux said safety is most definitely of high importance to the premium Japanese marque...


Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed
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Volkswagen e-Crafter electric van concept revealed

Hot on the heels of being named the 2017 International Van of the Year, the Volkswagen Crafter has gone electric - in concept form, at least. This is the Volkswagen e-Crafter, a fully electric parcel mover aimed specifically at city van operators based on the all-new Volkswagen Crafter large van that is due to arrive in Australia late in 2017...


CarAdvice podcast 22: Lamborghini sales rocket, Monster Jam, VW Tiguan launch, and much more!
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CarAdvice podcast 22: Lamborghini sales rocket, Monster Jam, VW Tiguan launch, and much more!

Welcome to episode 22 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, Mandy Turner and Paul Maric talk all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world...


2017 Kia Soul gets turbo engine and new equipment - UPDATE
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2017 Kia Soul gets turbo engine and new equipment - UPDATE

Update - Kia's local arm has confirmed the turbocharged Soul won't be coming to Australia, though exterior and interior revisions will be part of a 2017 update coming soon. See article for details. The 2017 Kia Soul will soon have, dare we say it, a bit more soul - but not for our market, it seems...


Audi Q2 positioning won't cannibalise Q3 sales
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Audi Q2 positioning won't cannibalise Q3 sales

Audi Australia’s communications boss says the new Q2 SUV should attract new buyers to the brand rather than eating into sales of the larger Q3, despite the two models starting less than $2000 apart. Anna Burgdorf, general manager of corporate communications for Audi’s local arm, told CarAdvice at the preview event for the all-new Q2 SUV in Sydney this week the company is targeting a different type of buyer with the new model...