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Maserati Levante gets wild Novitec treatment
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Maserati Levante gets wild Novitec treatment

  German modification specialist, Novitec, has designed a wide-body version of the Maserati Levante which looks like it belongs in Fast and the Furious. Also known for refining the Ferrari F12 and Lamborghini Aventador, the 28-year-old company has announced the Italian SUV to be the next car to get a makeover with the Esteso wide-body kit...


2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake teased ahead of reveal on June 14
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2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake teased ahead of reveal on June 14

The upcoming 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake has been teased once again, with the company confirming the new wagon will be revealed on June 14 by the world's number-one tennis player, Andy Murray...


Remember the good old-fashioned driveway service station? It's still a thing!
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Remember the good old-fashioned driveway service station? It's still a thing!

In a world of convenience and self-service, we want things done now, and mostly done ourselves. It could be you have ‘no time to talk’, or you want it ‘done the right way’. These are some of the reasons why the good ol' full-service experience is fading away...


Bentley Bentayga gets new in-car Falconry kit, because of course it does
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Bentley Bentayga gets new in-car Falconry kit, because of course it does

Not one for mainstream sports like football and cricket, the Bentley Bentayga has added yet another eccentric accessory pack for an upper-class pastime with the Bentayga Falconry by Mulliner. Joining the fly fishing set released last July, the falconry kit is hand-crafted by Bentley's bespoke coachbuilding division Mulliner, and includes stacks of beautifully finished features, with most placed in the boot...


Mahindra sort of extends warranty
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Mahindra sort of extends warranty

Indian brand Mahindra has improved the after-sales care on its XUV500 SUV in an attempt to gain some traction in Australia's hugely competitive market. The XUV500 gets five years of free roadside assistance and three years of capped-price servicing ($2740 over the term, total), somewhat offsetting the sub-par six-month/10,000km intervals...


Shelby reveals Mustang Super Snake concept, F-150 Super Snake
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Shelby reveals Mustang Super Snake concept, F-150 Super Snake

The 2017 Shelby Super Snake widebody concept and Shelby F-150 Super Snake have been revealed this week, both packing supercharged V8 power and eye-catching bodywork. For the first time on the current-generation Mustang platform, Shelby has created a widebody concept which adds an array of performance-oriented options including a more aggressive wheel and tyre package - with 12...


Volkswagen Up! GTI confirmed as concept debuts for Woerthersee Treffen: video
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Volkswagen Up! GTI confirmed as concept debuts for Woerthersee Treffen: video

Fans of old school hot hatches rejoice! Volkswagen has revealed details on its upcoming Up! GTI, a back-to-basics runabout that draws parallels to the 1976 Golf GTI Mk1 and will compete with the Abarth 595. The Volkswagen Up! GTI packs a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder engine punching out 85kW and 230Nm...


No shit: Google's Waymo uses clever rotating blades to wipe bird poop from its dome
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No shit: Google's Waymo uses clever rotating blades to wipe bird poop from its dome

"Oh yeah, and how will your fancy self-driving car even drive itself if it gets mud on the camera and can't see?" I'm so glad you asked. And, look, I admit I'd been wondering how the likes of Google and the rest of the self-driving squad would deal with the not-so-small matter of ensuring their clever cars can actually see where they're going...


2016 Tesla Model S, Model X recalled for parking brake fix
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2016 Tesla Model S, Model X recalled for parking brake fix

Tesla Motors Australia has issued a recall for 324 examples of its 2016 Model S and Model X vehicles, built between February and October 2016, over concerns of a faulty gear in the parking brake. If the gear cracks before the electric park brake is engaged, the park brake caliper may not hold to its full potential...


2018 Honda Civic Type R order books open ahead of October release
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2018 Honda Civic Type R order books open ahead of October release

Australian order books for the 2018 Honda Civic Type R have opened today, ahead of the hot hatch's October 1 on-sale date. Don't expect to learn the exact price just yet, though. Stephen Collins, director of Honda Australia, said: “Our dealers have been telling us that customers are eager to put their names against a car so we’ve opened the order books early to allow them to secure their orders"...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 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 53: Two car guys attempting round-Australia record!
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CarAdvice podcast 53: Two car guys attempting round-Australia record!

Join Mandy, James Ward and James Wong as we bring you the big car news of the week. Hear details of the turbo V8-powered 2018 BMW M5, PSA Peugeot Citroen shifts Australian distribution to Subaru operator Inchcape, first car ever to get a speeding fine is on show, 2018 Haval H9 revealed and Chinese electric supercar sets new Nurburgring road-legal car record...


Fiat Argo: Punto replacement revealed in Brazil
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Fiat Argo: Punto replacement revealed in Brazil

The new Fiat Argo hatchback has been unveiled in Brazil. Details about the new car are thin on the ground, but a report in Flat Out states the new Argo will replace the Punto hatch, which dates back to 2005. The new Argo will also serve as a successor of sorts for the second-generation Palio hatch sold primarily in emerging markets...


2018 Skoda Karoq revealed, Australian debut set for second quarter 2018
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2018 Skoda Karoq revealed, Australian debut set for second quarter 2018

The 2018 Skoda Karoq has officially been revealed, set to take on the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, and its twin-under-the-skin, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Developed as a 'mini-me' to the big seven-seat Kodiaq, the five-seat Karoq measures 4382mm long, 1841mm wide and 1605mm tall...


2018 Nissan Leaf teased
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2018 Nissan Leaf teased

The second-generation Nissan Leaf has been teased ahead of its debut later this year. Overnight, Nissan released, what it promised would be, the first in a series of teaser images and details ahead of the car's full unveiling later this year. Styling for the new Leaf is believed to be inspired by the 2015 IDS concept. Above and below: 2015 Nissan IDS concept...