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Renault Grand Scenic MPV still firmly on Australian radar
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Renault Grand Scenic MPV still firmly on Australian radar

The slinky Renault Grand Scenic MPV is still a chance to come to Australia, after more positive indications came out of the company’s local division this week. Launched in May this year, the chic five- and seven-seater Grand Scenic people-mover brings some glamour to a dowdy corner of the market, alongside its fellow French offering, the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso...


Hyundai Genesis lessons surprising for brand
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Hyundai Genesis lessons surprising for brand

Hyundai admits it has learned from and been surprised by some of the challenges and requirements it has faced in selling the Genesis model in Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice in Canberra this week, Scott Grant, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer said the experience with Genesis so far have been invaluable...


Northern Territory to axe open speed limits
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Northern Territory to axe open speed limits

The newly-elected Northern Territory government has vowed to get rid of the open speed limits on sections of the Stuart Highway. NT’s newly-elected Labor party said it would reintroduce the 130km/h speed limits in the coming months after its landslide victory in last weekend’s election, undoing the two-year trial implemented by the former Country Liberal government...


Hyundai's Genesis under 'no illusion' about luxury challenge
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Hyundai's Genesis under 'no illusion' about luxury challenge

Hyundai Australia says it’s under no illusion of the steep challenge that it faces introducing its new luxury brand early next year. Speaking to CarAdvice in Canberra this week, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer, Scott Grant, said he is not underestimating the challenge of breaking into the luxury segment...


Renault Australia repeatedly researched launching rugged Dacia Duster
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Renault Australia repeatedly researched launching rugged Dacia Duster

Renault says it seriously considered importing the rugged Dacia Duster SUV to Australia a number of times before deciding it couldn’t make the business case work. But don’t rule out seeing the next-generation version coming to local shores, with the company’s Australia arm saying it would be “silly not to” revisit the case down the track...


Audi's Oculus Rift virtual training car could be coming to a dealership near you
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Audi's Oculus Rift virtual training car could be coming to a dealership near you

Audi engineers have developed a car based on the Audi A4 that uses an Oculus Rift virtual reality to simulate emergency situations, and we've driven it. Based on the regular Audi A4, the Audi Virtual Experience car features a number of custom-built features that allow the driver to don an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and then physically go out for a drive...


Hyundai ute ruled out for Australia
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Hyundai ute ruled out for Australia

The Hyundai Santa Cruz ute has been ruled out for Australia due to an expected minimal market demand and the investment cost of producing the commercial vehicle in right-hand drive...


Audi A9 e-tron gets green light for production, due in 2020 - report
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Audi A9 e-tron gets green light for production, due in 2020 - report

The rumoured Audi A9 limousine looks set to become a reality, after the company’s boss reportedly gave the go-ahead for the new model to go into production. According to an article by Autocar, the German marque’s new flagship will sit above the A8 in the line-up when it launches by the end of the decade, sharing numerous components with the upcoming Q6 e-tron SUV...


Hyundai N performance brand set for six models by 2019, i30 N to start
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Hyundai N performance brand set for six models by 2019, i30 N to start

Hyundai’s upcoming N performance brand is expected to release six models in its first two years of operation, including a hot hatch and performance variants of the company’s SUVs. Hyundai N, which has been around as a brand for close to three years, has so far had exposure mainly on the South Korean brand’s World Rally Championship car...


Hyundai hits back at Volkswagen over 'aspirational' comments
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Hyundai hits back at Volkswagen over 'aspirational' comments

Hyundai says that, despite recent disparaging comments from local Volkswagen chief Michael Bartsch on the appeal of Korean cars, Australian motorists do aspire to buy into its range. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Hyundai Tucson 30 Special Edition in Canberra last week, Scott Grant, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer, dismissed Volkswagen Australia boss’s comments, suggesting that the company’s sales success speaks for itself...


Hyundai to provide 20 next-gen fuel-cell EVs for ACT government
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Hyundai to provide 20 next-gen fuel-cell EVs for ACT government

Hyundai will be the supplier of the first order for hydrogen-powered cars in Australian history, after the ACT government announced it will buy 20 of the company’s next-generation fuel-cell vehicles as part of its Renewable Transport Fuels Test Berth in Canberra...


BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition revealed, five confirmed for Australia
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BMW i8 Protonic Red Edition revealed, five confirmed for Australia

If the 2016 BMW i8 hybrid sports car wasn’t already exclusive enough, the brand has just confirmed an ultra-exclusive Protonic Red Edition - and only five are coming Down Under. Starting at $299,000 plus on-road costs, the special i8 features the bespoke Protonic Red metallic with contrasting Frozen Grey metallic accents, riding on 20-inch W-spoke alloy wheels...


Infiniti to trial new customer retail experience on the Gold Coast
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Infiniti to trial new customer retail experience on the Gold Coast

Infiniti will trial a new retail-style customer experience on the Gold Coast, with the store to open soon. Managing Director of the company's Australian arm, Jean-Philippe Roux, told CarAdvice at the launch of the crossover Q30 that plans for the new retail store are well underway. "There is a strong plan for growth for Infiniti and that growth is across the brand, the network and product," Roux said...


BMW Z4 production ends, roadster fans wait on 'Z5' announcement
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BMW Z4 production ends, roadster fans wait on 'Z5' announcement

The last BMW Z4 has rolled off the production line, marking the end of a two-generation, 14-year run for the Bavarian two-seater sports car. German publication BimmerToday reports the last Z4 rolled out of the factory on August 22. Previously, the company had confirmed production would end sometime this month...


Lada XCode concept revealed
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Lada XCode concept revealed

The Lada XCode SUV concept has been unveiled at the 2016 Moscow motor show. After being teased in an image uploaded to the company’s Facebook page earlier this month, the new SUV concept has been fully revealed, and it’s quite a good-looking thing. The bright yellow show car sports the company’s new ‘X’ themed design, with a cross-shaped front fascia along with x-shaped character lines down the sides...