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Volkswagen to debut new EV in Paris - report
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Volkswagen to debut new EV in Paris - report

Volkswagen is set to reveal the first of its 30 upcoming electric vehicle (EV) models at the Paris motor show in October, according to new reports. A new article published by German magazine Wirtschafts Woche claims that Volkswagen’s CEO, Hebert Diess, confirmed the company will reveal a Golf-sized electric prototype, which will make it to production around 2018-2019...


2017 Audi Q2 makes Australian debut at Hamilton Island Race Week
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2017 Audi Q2 makes Australian debut at Hamilton Island Race Week

The first 2017 Audi Q2 in Australia has begun a tour down the east coast ahead of its official launch in February next year. Making its debut at the Audi Hamilton Island Race Week in Queensland, the Q2 has been soaking up some Aussie sun and giving locals a first look at the new SUV before it hits showrooms...


2016 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline too cool to ignore
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2016 Volkswagen Transporter Sportline too cool to ignore

A new Sportline variant of the latest T6 Volkswagen Transporter has been released for overseas markets, transforming the humble light-commercial vehicle into an uber-cool people-mover. Based on the 2016 Volkswagen Transporter kombi Highline variant, the new Volkswagen Transporter Sportline is said to combine “sporty” design features with additional equipment to “give driver and passengers an even more comfortable and engaging ride”...


2017 Peugeot 3008 confirmed for Australia, due Q1 next year
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2017 Peugeot 3008 confirmed for Australia, due Q1 next year

The all-new 2017 Peugeot 3008 SUV will hit Australian showrooms early next year, the French brand has confirmed. Peugeot has also confirmed the new 3008 will be offered with its latest Euro 6 powertrains, with a 1.6-litre turbo petrol and a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel available on “selected models”, though outputs are yet to be revealed...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 26

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...


Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV
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Tesla Model X: Australian pricing and specifications for electric SUV

The full Australian-market configurator for the Tesla Model X all-wheel-drive pure electric crossover is now live, revealing more information on arguably the market’s most eagerly anticipated SUV. The celebrate the occasion, Tesla flew two US-spec cars to Australia this week for an early preview, inviting hundreds of prospective buyers to get a feel for the car...


World's first public autonomous taxi trial begins in Singapore
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World's first public autonomous taxi trial begins in Singapore

Nutonomy has begun what it claims to be the world's first public self-driving taxi trial, beating Uber to the punch. At present only "select Singapore residents" will be able to use Nutonomy's smartphone app to book themselves a free taxi ride in a Renault Zoe or Mitsubishi i-MiEV, which has been kitted out with the company's suite of detection and processing hardware, and self-driving software...


2012-15 Fiat Freemont recalled for spare wheel fix
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2012-15 Fiat Freemont recalled for spare wheel fix

Fiat has issued a recall for 4221 of its 2012 to 2015 model-year Freemont SUVs over concerns the spare wheel and tyre do not comply with Australian Design Rules. The car maker reports that the tyre placard may have been printed with incorrect information regarding the spare wheel and tyre size...


Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon likely for Australia
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Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo wagon likely for Australia

A five-door wagon version of the new Porsche Panamera is expected to join the lineup in the near future as the German brand seeks to expand its product offering. Expected to be called Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, the wagon version of the car is expected to make its debut at this year’s Paris motor show, with a predicted on sale date some time in 2017...


Mazda RX-9: successor to RX-7 hero due in 2020 - report
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Mazda RX-9: successor to RX-7 hero due in 2020 - report

The Mazda RX-9 and an accompanying next-generation rotary engine, dubbed SkyActiv-R, has reportedly been approved for production by the Japanese company's board. Japanese magazine Holiday Auto claims that in 2017 Mazda will debut a successor to the RX-7, which went out of production in 2002...


2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch a crucial fresh start
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2017 Infiniti Q30 pricing and specs: All-new hatch a crucial fresh start

Infiniti has launched its long-awaited Q30 ‘crossover’ in Australia with sharp pricing and what it claims is a 'competitive level of standard specification'. For instance, Infiniti claims its entry-level GT model has standard kit that places it more as a mid-spec model. Three engine variants will be available, all models are FWD and all feature a seven-speed dual clutch transmission...


Jeep 75th Anniversary Limited Edition specials hit Australia
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Jeep 75th Anniversary Limited Edition specials hit Australia

Jeep will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a raft of limited-edition special models, all paying homage to the military history of the Jeep nameplate. Say hello to the new 75th Anniversary variants of the Renegade, Cherokee, Wrangler and Grand Cherokee. Across those models, there will be unique green exterior colours, satin bronze wheels, bronze and orange exterior accents and 75th Anniversary badging...


Nine ways to spoil your dad on Father's Day: An eclectic CarAdvice gift guide
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Nine ways to spoil your dad on Father's Day: An eclectic CarAdvice gift guide

Father's Day is just around the corner, but there's still time to get your ol' man the best gift ever. Skip the socks and jocks routine, that's boring and even though he'll likely pretend to like it – he doesn't want any new ones. Your dad probably thinks those holey ones have years left in them yet! So for the man who loves cars, here's nine very different ideas, with something for every kind of dad – from budget to blow-out...


2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S spied at the Nurburgring
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2017 Aston Martin Vanquish S spied at the Nurburgring

A beefy Aston Martin Vanquish prototype has been spied doing rounds near the Nurburgring racing circuit in Germany. It’s likely this model will be called the Vanquish S when it makes it to production, seeing out the current-generation car’s life-cycle until a new DB11-based supercar launches in a couple of years' time...


Volvo's 1790kW Iron Knight shatters records - video
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Volvo's 1790kW Iron Knight shatters records - video

The fact that truck speed records are even a thing is glorious in itself, but this latest run from Volvo Trucks is straight-up epic. The Swedish manufacturer's load-hauling arm is no stranger to setting records in this field, either, having done so in 2007 with the Wild Viking, 2010 with NH D16, and both 2011 and 2012 with Mean Green...