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Family haulers: Volkswagen Multivan v Honda Odyssey

When you need to move a lot of people around, your options are limited. A seven-seat SUV might not have the 'daggy' stereotype of a people mover, but you can't argue against the practicality of a van. Over the Easter long weekend my family descended on my tiny apartment with big plans to explore the city and experience everything Sydney has to offer...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

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...

Honda Civic, Hyundai i30 score five-star ANCAP safety ratings

The Honda Civic and Hyundai i30 have been awarded five-star safety ratings by independent crash-testing firm ANCAP. Following the disappointing two-star result for the Great Wall Steed ute, the two popular small cars scored top marks, while the Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo Activity lifestyle van was also awarded the full five stars...

2018 Honda Civic Type R sets Nurburgring lap record

The new 2018 Honda Civic Type R, which launches in Australia later this year, has become the fastest front-wheel drive car around the famed Nurburgring race track this week. Lapping the famous circuit in 7 minutes, 43.8 seconds, the Civic Type R steals the title from the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport S - known here as the GTI 40 Years Edition - which managed a time of 7 minutes 49...

Honda Clarity Electric and Plug-in Hybrid launched

The Honda Clarity Electric and Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid made their debuts today at the 2017 New York motor show. The two new drivetrains will join the hydrogen fuel cell version, which is currently available in select markets, such as Japan and California. Honda estimates that it will sell around 75,000 cars from the Clarity line in the States over the next four years...

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...

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...

Honda Civic Type R will be priced 'aggressively'

Honda Australia says it will price the upcoming Civic Type R aggressively in its bid to get cars on the road, emphasising the brand’s return to manufacturing proper sports cars. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Australian Formula One Grand Prix, Honda Australia boss Stephen Collins said the Type R had generated more interest for Honda than any model in the brand’s current line-up to date...

Honda Australia expects 20 per cent sales increase in 2017

Honda Australia says it’s expecting at least 20 per cent growth this year over 2016, as it gears up to launch new variants of the popular Civic as well as a new version of the CR-V. Honda Australia, which has 107 dealers nationally, is seeking a return to the form it enjoyed before the global financial crisis, and expects to grow volume substantially this year on the back of these two new product launches...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 24, 2017

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...

2017 Honda Civic Type R touches down in Melbourne

The new 2017 Honda Civic Type R has made its Australian debut, but don't expect to drive away in one anytime soon: it won't be on sale until later this year. Belgian racer Stoffel Vandoorne was on hand for today's showcase, which also featured the first local appearance of the Civic RS hatch...