Loading indicator
News & Reviews
Last 7 Days
FOLLOW US
CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016

Most Recent posts

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 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...

Recent Posts
Kia reveals four wild autonomous concepts at SEMA 2016
14
Comments

Kia reveals four wild autonomous concepts at SEMA 2016

Kia has unveiled four new hand-built and heavily-customised concepts to this year’s SEMA show, exploring active and diverse lifestyles ranging from sports entertainment to business travel. Each concept is designed to give a glimpse into the future of ‘The Autonomous Life’, where vehicles will not only drive themselves but will also be tailor-built to suit our lifestyles...


Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution, RK Kuro concepts revealed for SEMA - UPDATE
13
Comments

Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution, RK Kuro concepts revealed for SEMA - UPDATE

Update: This article originally showed only teaser images of both concepts. Mazda has now revealed the MX-5 Speedster Evolution and MX-5 RF Kuro at the 2016 SEMA show. See bottom of article for details. October 30: The Mazda MX-5 Speedster Evolution will make its debut at SEMA 2016. Ahead of its in-the-flesh debut Mazda has released a teaser image and some details about the concept car...


Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016
9
Comments

Ford teases more concepts for SEMA 2016

Ford has revealed renderings and sketches of more concepts based on production models ahead of the 2016 SEMA show, with the latest crop including vehicles based on the Mustang, Fusion (Mondeo), F-150, F-250, and Transit. Like the Fiesta and Focus concepts previewed last week, these show cars feature numerous styling, performance and mechanical upgrades...


Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram concepts teased ahead of SEMA debut
4
Comments

Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram concepts teased ahead of SEMA debut

Fiat Chrysler has released a sample of  Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram sketches, previewing five heavily-modified concept cars bound for the 2016 SEMA show in Las Vegas next month. This furious (and/or family-friendly) five have been re-imagined with production and concept parts from in-house tuning arm Mopar - a partnership that has created numerous bold concepts over the years...


Hyundai Santa Fe: RWD crossover heading to SEMA 2016 with 775kW V6
6
Comments

Hyundai Santa Fe: RWD crossover heading to SEMA 2016 with 775kW V6

Dubbed the Santa Fast, this Hyundai Santa Fe will be one of the officially sanctioned, highly modified Hyundais on display at SEMA 2016 in Las Vegas. Developed by tuner Bisimoto, the Santa Fast is based on the seven-seat long-wheelbase Santa Fe that's sold in the US. The four-cylinder or 3.3-litre V6 engines found in the production crossover have been junked in favour of the 3...


SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts
20
Comments

SEMA 2015: 11 eye-catching concepts

With its mix of outlandish enhancements and 'what were they thinking' concepts, the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas might not be everybody's cup of tea - but it does throw up its fair share of interesting automobiles. To give you a taster of what that all means, we've put together a handful of the most eye-catching machines at this year's show...


Chevrolet Spark RS revealed for SEMA: Could a hot Holden Spark appear?
16
Comments

Chevrolet Spark RS revealed for SEMA: Could a hot Holden Spark appear?

Holden’s overseas sibling Chevrolet will debut a hotted-up ‘RS’ version of its new Spark hatch at next week’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Sharing its platform, technology and much of its styling with GM Europe’s new Opel Karl and Vauxhall Viva models, the new little hatch will make its way to Australia as the Holden Spark early next year...


New Hyundai Tucson gets weekend-warrior upgrade for SEMA show
12
Comments

New Hyundai Tucson gets weekend-warrior upgrade for SEMA show

The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson has been given a major off-roading overhaul for next month’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, by the Rockstar Performance Garage. Shown here in a digitally enhanced image produced by well-known automotive ‘photochopper’ and rendering artist Jon Sibal, the one-off Hyundai Tucson special picks up a long list of enhancements...


Hyundai Tuscon 521kW "Brute Ute" by Bisimoto teased ahead of SEMA
8
Comments

Hyundai Tuscon 521kW "Brute Ute" by Bisimoto teased ahead of SEMA

Bisimoto Engineering will reveal a highly tuned version of the new Hyundai Tuscon at the 2015 SEMA show in November. Dubbed the "Brute Ute", even though it doesn't a load-carrying tray out the back, the modified Tucson features a 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine under the bonnet...


BTR Hyundai Genesis Coupe sends at least 600kW to the rear wheels
4
Comments

BTR Hyundai Genesis Coupe sends at least 600kW to the rear wheels

The Korean giant has confirmed that a Hyundai Genesis Coupe modified by Blood Type Racing (BTR) will be featured by the company at this year's SEMA show. Under the bonnet of the BTR-fettled Genesis Coupe is Hyundai's 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine...


Hyundai Sonata with 528kW 2.4-litre engine to debut at SEMA
6
Comments

Hyundai Sonata with 528kW 2.4-litre engine to debut at SEMA

At this year's SEMA show, Hyundai and Bisimoto Engineering will unveil a 528kW version of the new Hyundai Sonata sedan. To get the Sonata's standard 2.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine up from 138kW to 528kW — a 390kW or 383 per cent increase — Bisimoto fitted the motor with a Turbonetics TNX 82/64 turbo and a Spearco intercooler...


Ford Fusion: 298kW SEMA concept revealed
3
Comments

Ford Fusion: 298kW SEMA concept revealed

Performance maestros Full-Race Motorsports have released details of a 298kW/474Nm version of the Ford Fusion that’s bound for this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. The specially tuned Ford Fusion is armed with a BorgWarner turbocharger matched with a cat-black exhaust and cold air intake. The pairing results in a substantial lift in output over the standard 2...


Ford Focus ST: 2013 SEMA concepts previewed
4
Comments

Ford Focus ST: 2013 SEMA concepts previewed

Four customised Ford Focus ST hot-hatches have been previewed ahead of next month's SEMA show in Las Vegas. The four new Ford performance hatches are part of a 57-car line-up the company is bringing to this year's show. The Focus ST by PM Lifestyle gets a Banks Power straight-shot water methanol injection system, along with 19-inch wheels from Rotiform, GT Radial Champiro tyres, Sparco seats and afive-point Schroth Racing harness...


Hyundai Genesis Coupe: 1000hp SEMA concept revealed
1
Comments

Hyundai Genesis Coupe: 1000hp SEMA concept revealed

A 746kW (1000hp) concept version of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe has been revealed ahead of its debut at November's 2013 SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas. Built in conjunction with California-based Bisimoto Engineering, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe concept is powered by a twin-turbocharged engine based on the 260kW/400Nm naturally aspirated 3...


Mazda CX-5 trio pounces into SEMA
11
Comments

Mazda CX-5 trio pounces into SEMA

A trio of custom Mazda CX-5 SUVs developed by Mazda North America's design team has been revealed at this week's 2012 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three Mazda CX-5 models have each been given their own distinctive style, exhibiting three different looks for the popular family SUV...


Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition brings toy car to life
2
Comments

Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition brings toy car to life

The Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Edition has made its debut at the 2012 SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, California, making the dreams of many a young boy a reality. The limited run of full-size production Hot Wheels Edition Camaros is due to start arriving at Chevrolet dealerships next year following the start of production in early 2013, marking the first time a Hot Wheels car has been offered for sale by any manufacturer...


Toyota 86 tuned trio headed to SEMA
5
Comments

Toyota 86 tuned trio headed to SEMA

Three modified versions of the Toyota 86 are set to go toe-to-toe in a battle of tuners at the upcoming 2012 SEMA aftermarket show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three Toyota 86 sports cars, sold in North America as the Scion FR-S, have been individually customised by three tuners as part of the eighth annual Scion Tuner Challenge...


Hyundai i30 concept: 447kW hot-hatch headed for SEMA show
13
Comments

Hyundai i30 concept: 447kW hot-hatch headed for SEMA show

Hyundai in the US has partnered with California-based tuner Bismoto Engineering to prepare a 447kW-plus version of its Elantra GT (Hyundai i30 hatch in Australia) for the 2012 Speciality Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show next week. In order to extract such astonishing power from the Hyundai i30's 1...