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CarAdvice podcast 47: European sport sedan comparison
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CarAdvice podcast 47: European sport sedan comparison

The podcast team this week is Mandy, Paul and James Wong, as they bring you the biggest car news of the week, which includes the reveal of the super quick 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC63, Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, 2018 Holden Commodore Tourer revealed, and the 2018 Infiniti QX80 Monograph to be revealed in New York on April 12...


Top 25 makes and models this year so far
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Top 25 makes and models this year so far

New vehicle sales in March may have hit an all-time high, but the market as a whole was actually a little down over the first quarter of 2017. Sales from January 1 to March 31 sit at 279,345 units. according to the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ VFACTS data provided by manufacturers, which is 2...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63, E63 S pricing and specs
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63, E63 S pricing and specs

The new-generation 2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 S will hit Australia in June, the company's local arm has reaffirmed, with the 'regular' E63 to follow in December. Revealed in October last year and driven by CarAdvice in November, the new E63 is the first of the new large premium Euro performance-car trio to debut, comfortably beating the new and as yet unseen BMW M5 and Audi RS6 models to market...


2017 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar pricing and specs
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2017 Volvo S60, V60 Polestar pricing and specs

Local pricing for the 2017 Volvo S60 and V60 Polestar models have surfaced online this week, with the sporty mid-sized sedan and wagon twins starting at $89,990 and $92,990 before on-road costs respectively. This means the new Polestar models are a smidgen under $10,000 cheaper than the models they replace, despite offering more power and better performance, while commanding a $20,000 premium over the current T6 R-Design range topper ($69,990)...


Honda Civic Si unveiled in the USA, bridges gap to Type R
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Honda Civic Si unveiled in the USA, bridges gap to Type R

The 10th generation versions of the Honda Civic Si sedan and coupe have been unveiled ahead of their debut at next week's New York motor show. Under the bonnet, the Civic Si features a more powerful version of the 1.5-litre turbocharged direct-injection four-cylinder engine used elsewhere within the Civic range...


Skoda Vision E concept interior sketched out
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Skoda Vision E concept interior sketched out

The interior of the Skoda Vision E has been sketched out ahead of the concept car's debut at the Shanghai motor show later this month. The Vision E concept seats four people in individual bucket seats, with each passenger presented with their own high-resolution information and entertainment interface, which can be synced up to their own smartphone...


2018 Subaru Outback facelift unveiled in the US
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2018 Subaru Outback facelift unveiled in the US

A facelift for the Subaru Outback wagon has been unveiled ahead of its in-the-flesh debut next week at the New York motor show. The revised raised-height Outback wagon has gained a similar suite of revisions as were bestowed on the Liberty/Legacy sedan just a few months ago...


Audi and Porsche partner up for next-gen vehicle platforms
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Audi and Porsche partner up for next-gen vehicle platforms

German stablemates Audi and Porsche have announced they'll collaborate on the development of a shared next-generation vehicle architecture for future mobility including autonomous driving, electrification and digitisation...


Kia Australia rolls out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across core range
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Kia Australia rolls out Apple CarPlay and Android Auto across core range

Kia Australia has quietly introduced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring software across most of its range, while also hinting at mid-life 'upgrades' for the Carnival MPV, Optima sedan and Sorento SUV...


Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, replacements on the horizon - UPDATE
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Nissan Altima and Pulsar axed, replacements on the horizon - UPDATE

Update - Nissan Australia has confirmed that while the Altima and Pulsar in their current forms will no longer be imported, replacements for both models are to be announced in the "future". See bottom of article for details The Nissan Altima has been quietly dropped from the local line-up, leaving the Japanese manufacturer with no sedan models in its range...


2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specs
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2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pricing and specs

The significantly updated 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV goes on sale locally today, with the same two-model grade range as the outgoing PHEV, but with prices rising for both grades in line with more standard equipment and tech inclusions. Following on from Mike Costello's international ice drive in Norway recently, CarAdvice spent some time behind the wheel of the new Outlander PHEV on local roads, from Adelaide out into the hills...


March sales: Three utes in overall top five
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March sales: Three utes in overall top five

Three of the top-five selling vehicles in Australia, over the course of a record-setting March, were utes. Furthermore, light commercial vehicles attained a mammoth 21 per cent share of the total market, compared to SUVs (39.4) and passenger cars (37)...


2018 Mitsubishi ASX update revealed in the USA
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2018 Mitsubishi ASX update revealed in the USA

An updated version of the Mitsubishi ASX with lightly revised styling was unveiled overnight in the USA. Known there as the Outlander Sport, the Stateside version of the diminutive crossover has received new front and rear bumpers. The update doesn't banish Mitsubishi's Dynamic Shield grille, instead there are subtle revisions, including a chrome bar bisecting the upper portion of grille and new vertically stacked LED driving lights in the lower section...


Mercedes-Benz, Bosch to work together on self-driving technology
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Mercedes-Benz, Bosch to work together on self-driving technology

Mercedes-Benz and Bosch have announced they will work together on self-driving vehicle technology. The two German automotive firms will jointly develop the software and algorithmic systems required for SAE level four and level five autonomous vehicles, which can drive themselves in urban and extra-urban environments...


Mercedes-Benz slowing down fuel-cell vehicle development - report
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Mercedes-Benz slowing down fuel-cell vehicle development - report

Mercedes-Benz is reportedly slowing down its development efforts with hydrogen fuel cell cars in favour of battery electric vehicles. According to Smart2Zero, Dieter Zetsche made these comments at an automotive conference in Stuttgart, Germany, towards the end of March...