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2017 Honda CR-V: All-new SUV is part three in brand revival
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2017 Honda CR-V: All-new SUV is part three in brand revival

Phase three in Honda Australia’s product and sales reboot has now been revealed. As you can read more of here, the 2017 Honda CR-V is out and about, and will make its way to Australia in the second half of 2017. The fifth generation of Honda’s mid-sized SUV staple will join the just-launched Civic sedan/imminent hatch, and the still-strong and relatively fresh HR-V small crossover in the Japanese company’s rejuvenating range...


2016 Mercedes-Benz S350 recalled for transmission fix
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2016 Mercedes-Benz S350 recalled for transmission fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 22 of its 2016 S350 limousines over concerns a wiring fault could lead to transmission failure. According to the German marque, the clearance between the transmission/alternator wiring harness and the exhaust system may not be sufficient, which could result in damage to the wiring harness...


CarAdvice podcast 25: Brand image change for Jeep, Mid-size SUV comparison, Brock HDT sign-writer and more!
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CarAdvice podcast 25: Brand image change for Jeep, Mid-size SUV comparison, Brock HDT sign-writer and more!

Mandy Turner, Paul Maric and Mike Stevens are in the chair this week. The latest in car news include the 2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift November reveal, 2017 Honda CR-V US unveiling, Jeep change their brand, what's new with the 2017 BMW 5 Series, Australian pricing and details revealed for 2018 Ford Edge, how Victoria is supporting autonomous vehicle testing and that driverless car acceptance is growing in Australia...


European car makers to upsize engines to meet real-world emissions tests - report
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European car makers to upsize engines to meet real-world emissions tests - report

Thanks to new real-world emission tests that will soon come into force, a number of European car makers are said to be rapidly revising their engine plans. Sources have told Reuters that Renault, Volkswagen and General Motors will begin phasing out their smallest engines, and replacing them with new, larger units over the coming years...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for October 15
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for October 15

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping. If you spot any deals, let us know in the comments...


2017 Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country on sale in Australia: Updated range from $36,500
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2017 Volvo V40, V40 Cross Country on sale in Australia: Updated range from $36,500

The lightly updated 2017 Volvo V40 range is now on sale in Australia, bringing a freshened look and lower prices for the Swedish brand’s small hatch. For the new model year, the 2017 V40 comes a step closer to the company's updated face, including the 'Thor's Hammer' LED daytime-running light signature already seen on the XC90 SUV and S90/V90 sedan and wagon twins...


Nissan Z crossover still seems likely
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Nissan Z crossover still seems likely

Nissan is not denying persistent rumours that the next iteration of the famed Z car — to replace the tired 370Z — will be a higher-riding crossover. When it whipped the covers from the slinky Gripz concept a little over one year ago, Nissan made its proposal quite clear...


2012-13 Ford Falcon FG II ute recalled over rear axle fix: 3000 vehicles affected
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2012-13 Ford Falcon FG II ute recalled over rear axle fix: 3000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 3492 of its FG II Falcon utes over concerns a faulty rear axle could cause the wheel and axle assemblies to separate. The Blue Oval reports that the rear axle housing weld may crack, resulting in an oil leak and potentially causing the partial or full separation of the wheel assembly from the axle assembly...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016

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...


Mark Webber announces retirement from racing
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Mark Webber announces retirement from racing

One of Australia’s most decorated international motorsport stars, Mark Webber, has announced his retirement from racing. Webber will hang up his helmet at the end of the 2016 season, signalling an end to a glittering career that started in his hometown of Queanbeyan in 1991...


2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo on sale in Australia from $28,990 - UPDATE
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2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo on sale in Australia from $28,990 - UPDATE

Update - Hyundai's local arm has confirmed pricing for the optional 18-inch wheel package. See bottom of article for details. The sporty 2017 Hyundai Elantra SR Turbo has officially launched in Australia, starting at $28,990 plus on-road costs. Sitting atop the Elantra range, the SR Turbo borrows its turbocharged 1...


2017 Renault Megane on sale in Australia from $22,490
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2017 Renault Megane on sale in Australia from $22,490

The all-new 2017 Renault Megane has officially launched in Australia, taking on the likes of the Mazda 3 and Volkswagen Golf. Replacing the ageing third-generation model that first debuted in 2008, the new Megane MkIV is offered with two turbocharged petrol engines. A 97kW/205Nm ‘TCe 130’ 1...


2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift to appear in November
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2017 Volkswagen Golf facelift to appear in November

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf will debut next month with a much anticipated styling and technology makeover, the company has confirmed this week. As recent spy photos of the revised Golf R wagon, as well as leaked renderings, have revealed, the update will include a mild facelift for the evergreen small car range...


Toyota and Suzuki to investigate green vehicle, safety, IT partnership
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Toyota and Suzuki to investigate green vehicle, safety, IT partnership

Yesterday, the heads of Toyota and Suzuki announced that the two car makers will begin investigating a new partnership focusing on safety, green cars and information technology. According to the two companies, the automotive industry is "changing drastically and rapidly in an unprecedented fashion"...


2017 Honda CR-V unveiled in the US
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2017 Honda CR-V unveiled in the US

The fifth-generation Honda CR-V has been unveiled in the US, ahead of its debut in Australia likely to be sometime next year. Stylistically, the new CR-V isn't as big or as bold a departure from the previous model as the generational change recently undertaken by the related Civic...