Peugeot 308 GTi confirmed for Australia in Q1 2016

Most Recent posts

Peugeot 308 GTi confirmed for Australia in Q1 2016

Australia will get both versions of the new Peugeot 308 GTi when the French hot hatch arrives in local showrooms early next year. Peugeot Australia general manager John Startari today confirmed the local division would offer both the ‘250’ and ‘270’ variants of the 308 GTi from the first quarter of 2016...

Recent Posts
2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review
Rating: 9.510 /10
Read Review

2015 Tesla Model S P85D Review

The manic Tesla Model S P85D sets a new benchmark. Our neck still hurts after experiencing its stunning acceleration...

Priced At
$157,000

Nissan 370Z replacement could be a crossover - report
26
Comments

Nissan 370Z replacement could be a crossover - report

The next-generation Nissan Z-car could well be a performance-oriented crossover vehicle, if reports out of England are to be believed. An inside source has told Autocar that the new Nissan Z-car will be a small, sporty crossover vehicle around the size of current Juke...


Lotus Elise 220 Cup: most extreme road-going Elise yours from $119,990
13
Comments

Lotus Elise 220 Cup: most extreme road-going Elise yours from $119,990

The race-derived Lotus Elise 220 Cup is now available for order in Australia, priced from $119,990. Sitting between the $84,990 supercharged Elise S Club Racer and the track-only Elise S Cup R, the Lotus Elise 220 Cup becomes the most extreme road-going Lotus Elise money can buy...


Audi RS4: 331kW performance wagon joins NSW police force
64
Comments

Audi RS4: 331kW performance wagon joins NSW police force

The New South Wales Police Force has taken delivery of a powerful new patroller this week, adding one brand-new Audi RS4 Avant to its fleet. On loan to the Lake Illawarra Local Area Command (LAC), the V8-powered Audi RS4 wagon will serve as an interest-generating promotional tool in the force’s work with community and youth engagement programs...


2015 BMW X6M Review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

2015 BMW X6M Review

The 2015 BMW X6M might be absurdly fit, but what on earth is its purpose?

Priced At
$194,700

The Correspondent 2015: Mandy Turner becomes first-ever winner
33
Comments

The Correspondent 2015: Mandy Turner becomes first-ever winner

The inaugural CarAdvice Correspondent competition has been run and won, with Victorian Mandy Turner becoming the first-ever winner. Securing herself a three-month paid position with CarAdvice – including training in journalism, presenting and driving – Mandy will also join the team at October’s 2015 Tokyo motor show with thanks to Mazda...


BMW M235i Convertible Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
Read Review

BMW M235i Convertible Review

The BMW M235i Convertible represents fast and fun ragtop motoring. But who is it really made for?

Priced At
$85,800

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Review
Rating: 910 /10
Read Review

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT S Review

Mercedes-Benz brings a new player to the sports car fight - the impressive Mercedes-AMG GT S...

Priced At
$295,000

2015 Lotus Elise S Review
0
Comments

2015 Lotus Elise S Review

The 2015 Lotus Elise S Club Racer is currently the fastest and most powerful Elise you can buy in Australia, and it's purpose built for the track, which is where we're heading today… we've just go to get through the city first. The Lotus Elise is famous for its agility and supercar-rivalling performance. Unfortunately, it’s also notoriously difficult to get in to...


2015 Toyota 86 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
Read Review

2015 Toyota 86 Review

Three years on and Australians' love affair with the Toyota 86 seems to have worn off. Was it all just hype?

Priced At
$29,990 - $35,990

2016 Mazda MX-5 wait could be "longer than Ferrari 488", says brand
40
Comments

2016 Mazda MX-5 wait could be "longer than Ferrari 488", says brand

The waiting list for the new 2016 Mazda MX-5 could quickly become "longer than [the] Ferrari 488", says a Mazda Australia executive. Mazda Australia marketing director Alastair Doak referenced CarAdvice's exclusively reported four-year wait on the Italian sports car in jest, though highlighted the brand's latest data where initial demand for the new halo model looks to easily outstrip foreseeable supply...


2016 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specifications
51
Comments

2016 Mazda MX-5 pricing and specifications

The 2.0-litre version of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 will start at $34,490 plus on-road costs when it reaches Australian showrooms in November. The larger-engined variant will arrive roughly three months after the 1.5-litre entry model, which officially launches today from $31,990. Mazda Australia is offering both the 1.5- and 2...


Ferrari 488 GTB response unprecedented: Orders could account for entire four-year production run
17
Comments

Ferrari 488 GTB response unprecedented: Orders could account for entire four-year production run

The head of Ferrari Australasia says initial buyer reaction to the brand-new Ferrari 488 GTB is at levels never before seen, with orders now anticipated to account for the model's entire four-year production run...


2015 Lotus Elise S Review
Rating: 810 /10
Read Review

2015 Lotus Elise S Review

No pretender. The 2015 Lotus Elise S Club Racer is strictly one for the hardcore fans...

Priced At
$84,990

2016 Audi R8 Review
Rating: 9.510 /10
Read Review

2016 Audi R8 Review

The sequel is often harder to get right than the first film and it's the same in the motoring world. While the new R8 has a lot to live up to, it also needs to advance the Audi super sportscar game a little further.


Fiat 124 convertible coming to Australia in 2016
21
Comments

Fiat 124 convertible coming to Australia in 2016

The hotly anticipated, Mazda MX-5-based Fiat 124 roadster has been officially confirmed for an Australian launch, almost certainly before the end of 2016, and potentially alongside a hotter Abarth sibling.  The reborn Fiat 124 (the original 1966 Fiat 124 Sport Spider classic version is pictured above) is expected to make its world premiere at the LA motor show in November this year, rather than the larger Frankfurt show in September...


BMW Intensive Driving Experience

BMW Intensive Driving Experience

Though I've been to Sydney Motorsport Park quite a few times, I'd never driven on the track until I took part in the BMW Intensive Driving Experience. Heading out to the former Eastern Creek racetrack, the sun was shining and I was excited to be able to finally get my chance to see what it's all about – and in BMWs no less...

Priced At
$166,430

Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG won't dilute AMG brand
33
Comments

Mercedes-Benz C450 AMG won't dilute AMG brand

Mercedes-Benz Australia says the introduction of an all-new range of 450 AMG models — the brand's new sub 63 AMG range — starting with the C450 AMG, will not detract from the hardcore aspect of its 'proper' AMG cars. Asked by CarAdvice if those ‘lesser’ AMG models will hurt the AMG brand, Mercedes-Benz Australia public relations senior manager David McCarthy said he didn’t believe so...


Abarth to build "extreme" version of Fiat 124 Spider
14
Comments

Abarth to build "extreme" version of Fiat 124 Spider

Abarth will build a hardcore version of the upcoming Fiat 124 Spider to give the Italian half of the partnership a distinct performance advantage over Japanese sister car, the Mazda MX-5. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief operating officer Alfredo Altavilla told Auto Express there would be two versions of the new roadster: the “comfortable” Fiat 124 Spider and the “extreme” Abarth model...