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National Road Safety Strategy will fail without further federal funding, AAA says
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National Road Safety Strategy will fail without further federal funding, AAA says

The Australian Automobile Association (AAA) has called on the Turnbull Government to dig deep and invest $150,000 into the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS), launched in 2011 to help combat the country's road toll. The NRSS was developed with the aim of cutting Australia's road toll by "at least" 30 per cent, by 2020...


2014-15 Ford Mondeo recalled for headlight fix: 579 vehicles affected
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2014-15 Ford Mondeo recalled for headlight fix: 579 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 579 of its Ford Mondeo vehicles built between 2014 and 2015 fitted with adaptive LED headlights over concerns they may switch off inadvertently. The Blue Oval reports that a software error within the Headlight Control Module (HCM) could cause the LED headlights to switch off...


Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016
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Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016

Ford has revealed renderings and sketches of more concepts based on production models ahead of the 2016 SEMA show, with the latest crop including vehicles based on the Mustang, Fusion (Mondeo), F-150, F-250, and Transit. Like the Fiesta and Focus concepts previewed last week, these show cars feature numerous styling, performance and mechanical upgrades...


Tesla Solar Roof mimics traditional tiles, Powerwall 2 boosts capacity
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Tesla Solar Roof mimics traditional tiles, Powerwall 2 boosts capacity

Tesla has revealed its new solutions for sustainable energy over the weekend, starring a boosted second generation of its Powerwall battery pack and a new solar roof system that mimics the look of roof tiles. The company detailed three different products that it says can help address climate change, and allow owners to generate and store electricity, while also powering their homes and electric cars...


2017 Subaru BRZ pricing and specs: Facelifted sports car available from $32,990
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2017 Subaru BRZ pricing and specs: Facelifted sports car available from $32,990

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Subaru BRZ range have been revealed, bringing price cuts, more power and extra kit to the Toyota 86 twin. Now starting at $32,990 plus on-road costs for the BRZ manual ($34,990 auto), the 2017 model is $1230 cheaper than its predecessor in manual form and $1735 less with the automatic...


Important: Uber delivers beer with self-driving truck
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Important: Uber delivers beer with self-driving truck

If your goal is to win people over to the idea of driverless cars, this could prove a clever strategy. Otto, a self-driving technology company acquired by Uber in July, made the world's first commercial beer delivery in an autonomous truck earlier this month...


Faraday Future teases EV SUV ahead of CES 2017 debut
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Faraday Future teases EV SUV ahead of CES 2017 debut

Faraday Future has released a short video teaser of an all-electric SUV, which we believe will be its first production vehicle. Earlier this month, the company confirmed on Twitter that it's first production vehicle will make its debut at CES 2017, which takes place at the beginning of January in Las Vegas...


Ford Focus RS500 hero hatch on the rocks - report
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Ford Focus RS500 hero hatch on the rocks - report

The hotter version of one the hottest hatches you can buy - the Ford Focus RS500 - may never see the light of day, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Autocar, the circa-295kW hyper-hatch is currently around a 30 per cent chance of entering production (according to unnamed sources), because there isn’t a strong business case for such a model...


Honda restores first N600, celebrates N360’s 50th birthday
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Honda restores first N600, celebrates N360’s 50th birthday

Honda has revived two historic nameplates this week, fully restoring the “Serial One” N600 along with celebrating the tiny N360’s 50th anniversary. Honda N600 ‘Serial One’ restored First up is the 1967 N600, which was Honda’s first venture into selling cars in America...


Ford Australia announces 2016 Driving Skills for Life program
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Ford Australia announces 2016 Driving Skills for Life program

Ford Australia has announced its 2016 Driving Skills for Life program, aimed at helping young people becoming safer drivers on the road. This year’s program - which was first established in 2003 - will be delivered in partnership with the Australian Council of State School Organisations (ACSSO) to Melbourne, Geelong, Canberra and Sydney...


2017 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Porsche 911 GT3 facelift spied at the Nurburgring

The facelifted 2017 Porsche 911 GT3 has been snapped again, this time doing high-speed testing around the iconic Nurburgring racetrack. While it doesn’t look very different from its predecessor (as is the Porsche way), trainspotters will notice the revised front and rear bumpers, along with the repositioned air outlet at the rear...


Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be offered as a dual-cab only
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Mercedes-Benz X-Class to be offered as a dual-cab only

There won’t be single-cab or space-cab versions of the all-new Mercedes-Benz X-Class, it has been revealed. The new model – presaged by the Mercedes-Benz Concept X-Class models shown in Stockholm, Sweden this week – will be offered solely as a dual-cab model. The news was confirmed by Dr Klaus Benzinger, head of strategic product project for the mid-size pick-up at Mercedes-Benz...


CarAdvice podcast 27: 2018 Commodore, Mercedes X-class ute, LandCruiser review and a Sandown lap in the Clubsport R8!
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CarAdvice podcast 27: 2018 Commodore, Mercedes X-class ute, LandCruiser review and a Sandown lap in the Clubsport R8!

Join Mandy, Paul and Mike C this week as we give you the latest on the Mercedes-Benz X-Class ute concept and find out what the 2018 Holden Commodore was like when Paul got behind the wheel. Also, Mike reviews the 2017 Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series, Mandy drops in to Motorclassica where she finds out how the Mercedes-Benz 300SL got its Gullwing doors, and strap yourselves in as Dave Zalstein gives you a lap around Sandown Raceway in the HSV Clubsport R8 Track Edition...


Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe revealed: The world’s first all-electric mobile office
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Nissan e-NV200 WORKSPACe revealed: The world’s first all-electric mobile office

Nissan has revealed the product of its partnership with UK-based design workshop Studio Hardie - the e-NV200 WORKSPACe - which the company says is the world’s first all-electric mobile office...


2017 Jaguar F-Pace recalled for wiring fix: 36 vehicles affected
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2017 Jaguar F-Pace recalled for wiring fix: 36 vehicles affected

Jaguar has issued a recall for 36 of its 2017 F-Pace SUVs equipped with the 3.0-litre turbo-diesel engine, over concerns a wiring fault could lead to a fire risk. The British manufacturer reports that the routing of the starter motor cable could come into contact with the engine mounting...