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Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison
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Abarth 124 Spider v Mazda MX-5 comparison

Read the full article here. The fact that both the Mazda MX-5 and the Abarth 124 Spider sports cars exist, side-by-side, is a good thing. In fact, they need each other to survive. You've heard it before: the issue with making a sports car is scale. There is a great deal of development cost involved in getting a vision to production and then, because no one really needs sports cars, the return is generally not all that great...


Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac
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Meet Grant Denyer: Triumphant on television, track and tarmac

Read the full article here. For well over a decade, Grant Denyer has juggled two successful careers. His 'day job' as a renowned and successful television presenter has dovetailed neatly, for the most part, with his true passion of being a race car driver...


Helicopter versus Rally car: MD 520N v Hyundai i20 WRC
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Helicopter versus Rally car: MD 520N v Hyundai i20 WRC

Read the full article here. With WRC Rally Australia done and dusted for another year, most of the teams are packed up and headed home, except for the team from Hyundai Motorsport, who have got one thing left to do: a race...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 2, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice News Desk, this week we’re on location at Sydney Motorsport Park for MotorWorld Sydney. Here’s what’s making news this week. The Takata airbag global scandal continues with Subaru forced to recall more than 34,000 vehicles. The model-year 2008 and 2009 Impreza and the model-year 2009 Forester have been affected...


Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT
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Tow ball mass explained with the Ford Ranger XLT

Tow ratings have become pretty serious marketing fodder among SUV and pickup manufacturers. But while the maximum rating is good to know, there is another value that might just be more important... Tow Ball Mass. James explains.


2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review

Read the full article here. The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 finishes off what is, without doubt, one of the most practical, family-friendly and sporty ranges on the market today. The Octavia RS is the quirky Czech brand's best-selling model. Not just in the Octavia range, but in general. More people know Skoda for the Octavia RS than anything else...


2016 Hyundai i20 WRC review: Riding shotgun with Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon
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2016 Hyundai i20 WRC review: Riding shotgun with Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon

Read the full article here. Getting the opportunity to interview a rally driver is a pretty cool thing. Doing it in a rally car while on a rally stage, well things could get interesting... Our own David Zalstein jumps in the passenger seat alongside Hyundai Motorsport driver Hayden Paddon for a chat at 200km/h.    ...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 25, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for November 25, 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Making headlines this week, the 2017 Toyota 86 will be priced from $30,790 before on-roads. Pricing and specifications for the 2017 Holden Barina have been released, the range will starts from around $19,000 drive away. If you’ve been thinking about spending $2 million on the upcoming Mercedes-AMG Hypercar, better get in quick...


2017 Land Rover Discovery to introduce Advanced Tow Assist: Trailer work for beginners
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2017 Land Rover Discovery to introduce Advanced Tow Assist: Trailer work for beginners

Read the full article here. Land Rover will launch its all-new, fifth-generation Discovery mid 2017, and with it, a host of new technology including Advanced Tow Assist that will make trailer work easy, even for first time users. The new technology is impressive, as we found out during a sneak-preview test drive during the recent Los Angeles motor show, where we were invited to climb aboard and reverse a trailer laden with a reasonably-sized Zodiac RIB...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq first drive review
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq first drive review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/500633/2017-skoda-kodiaq-review/ Skoda have joined the seven-seat SUV squad with the 2017 Kodiaq. The AWD SUV is based on the same architecture as the Superb and Octavia and is sized somewhere between the two. The car offers some 30 'clever' features and class leading space to help it perform as a practical family car...


2017 Mazda CX-5 unveiled
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2017 Mazda CX-5 unveiled

Mazda says that it will continue its market position above the non-premium brands and challenge the actual luxury brands on their entry models as market desire shifts further towards premium offerings. Speaking to CarAdvice at the unveiling of the new CX-5, Mazda Australia boss Martin Benders dismissed suggestions of the Japanese company bringing back its Eunos luxury brand, instead reinforcing Mazda in continuing to focus on its current mid-way position...


2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC review
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2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/497331/2017-mercedes-benz-glc-coupe-review/ The ability for Mercedes-Benz to seemingly have an answer for every automotive question has been further illustrated by the local launch of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe. It’s the second SUV coupe derivative for the German manufacturer, and the fourth act of coupe-ness in the current lineup, following S-Class, GLE, C-Class and now the GLC...


2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD Review
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2016 Mazda CX-9 Touring AWD Review

  Read the full article here. The 2016 Mazda CX-9 SUV has finally arrived, and here we have the model that the brand expects to be the volume seller in the range: the Touring. With the all-new, second-generation Mazda CX-9 arriving powered only by a petrol engine – that’s right, there’s no diesel on offer here, or anywhere in the world for that matter – buyers may be a little suspicious as to how it stacks up as a family hauler...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 18, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 18, 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. This week, regular host Tegan Lawson is on assignment overseas. In her place, Trent Nikolic presents this week's video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review
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2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Review

Read the full article here. You could be forgiven for asking why Jeep engineers would take an already impressive off-roader and make it well, more off-roady. Is that even a word? Anyway, you know what I mean. The Jeep Grand Cherokee - with tricky diffs and off-road modes - was already a more than competent dirt track warrior, but now the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk is even more capable and it’s all thanks to the addition of ‘Trailhawk’ to the title...


2017 BMW M4 GTS review
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2017 BMW M4 GTS review

This is one of just 700 2017 BMW M4 GTS in the world – the first of just 25 coming to Australia. The car is so special, it has to go through a very specific 2000km running-in program and service, before we’re even allowed to touch it. So before we get behind the wheel, we have to wait for the BMW technicians to finish...


2017 Haval H6 Lux Review
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2017 Haval H6 Lux Review

Read the full review here. The 2017 Haval H6 has its work cut out for it. It's the Chinese brand's fourth SUV model to launch here in Australia, joining the compact H2, large H8 and seven-seat H9 that arrived a year ago. Now, the mid-size H6 has the tough job of trying to break into one of our biggest selling segments and take on the big players like the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail...


2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Diesel review
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2017 Great Wall Steed 4x4 Diesel review

Read the full review here. The Great Wall brand has always had two key attributes associated with it – that it’s cheap, and that it’s Chinese. Now there’s a new pick-up from the brand, the Great Wall Steed – it’s still cheap, it’s still Chinese – but we want to know if it’s any good, this time around...


2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Review
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2017 Mazda MX-5 RF Launch Review

The 2017 Mazda MX-5 RF adds a cool new party trick to the familiar roadster's roofline, a cool folding targa top. Curt travelled to Japan to sample the stylish new variant, but will the extra weight compromise the little Mazda's driving dynamics?


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 11, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 11, 2016

Hi there and welcome to the CarAdvice News Desk. Let’s take a look at what’s been making headlines this week. The latest VFACTS figures have been released and thought the sales rush slowed a little in October, down one per cent on last year, it’s still up 2.4 per cent year-to-date...