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CarAdvice podcast 51: We interview Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery

James Ward and Mike Costello join Mandy Turner this week. Hear the latest car news, including 2017 pricing and specs of the Nissan X-Trail, Kia Picanto S, Volkswagen Golf 7.5 and Isuzu MU-X. Also, Mazda declared Australia’s most reputable car company, Kia Australia aims to get the Stinger sound right, and Mike covers April new car sales...

2018 Porsche range: More power and new kit for 911 S, price hikes across most Porsche lines

Porsche has announced availability of a new Porsche Exclusive upgrade for 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4S and 911 Targa 4S models, delivering GTS-rivalling power. The announcement is joined by news that Australia's Porsche Connect Plus package has scored an important update, gaining the LTE telephone module that compatibility requirements had previously kept from local buyers...

2018 Porsche Macan facelift spied

Prototypes of the updated Porsche Macan have spotted undergoing testing in the cold and snow strewn far northern reaches of Europe. Changes, at least visually, to the Macan will be relatively minor. The development vehicle seen here features lightly revised bumpers with a modified air intake design, repositioned indicators, and a restyled rear diffuser...

2017 Porsche Macan range sees new four-cylinder base model added

A new affordable model has been added to the 2017 Porsche Macan range - and it has a four-cylinder engine, and it's the most affordable Porsche model for decades. The new Porsche Macan - priced at $76,610 plus on-road costs -  features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing a healthy 185kW of power (at 5000-6800rpm) and a strong 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4500rpm)...

Porsche won't go below Macan and 718 in size or price - report

The Porsche Macan and Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will apparently form the floor of German sport car brand's range. Detlev von Platen, Porsche's global sales chief, told Automotive News at the opening of its Los Angeles Experience Center that the brand had "absolutely no intention to go below what we have today"...

Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package detailed, Australian order books open

Australian order books for the 2016 Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package opened today ahead of first deliveries in March 2017. The new Porsche Macan flagship variant builds on the already dynamic Macan Turbo, further blurring the lines between sports cars and SUVs. The Macan Turbo with Performance Package gets an uprated 3...

Porsche Macan four-cylinder entry model confirmed for Australia, launch timing unclear

Porsche Australia has announced that it will introduce a four-cylinder petrol version of the Porsche Macan in 2017 or beyond, as demand continues for its smallest SUV range. The four-cylinder Porsche Macan uses a 2.0-litre inline four-cylinder engine from the Volkswagen Group (not the flat-four fitted to the new 718 Boxster), which produces 185kW of power and 370Nm of torque...

Medium SUVs coming in 2016

Mainstream medium SUVs Kia Sportage – January Haval H6 — Q2 Mahindra XUV 500 update – January for the manual, Q2 for the auto Jeep Cherokee 75th Anniversary – Q2 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV update – mid 2016 Renault Koleos – Q4 Ford Kuga update – late 2016 Volkswagen Tiguan – Q4 Luxury medium SUVs Porsche Macan GTS – January Audi SQ5 TDI Plus – Q2 Range Rover Evoque Convertible – July Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe – late 2016/early 2017  ...

Porsche Macan petrol variants recalled

Petrol versions of the Porsche Macan have been recalled in Australia over what has been flagged as a possible fuel-line leak. The company put out a “precautionary recall” notice on its wildly popular compact SUV this weekend, citing “a possible leak in the low-pressure fuel line inside the engine compartment”...

Porsche Macan GTS pricing and specifications: 0-100km/h in 5.2s, available now

Porsche has taken the wraps off the $109,500 (plus on-road costs) 2016 Porsche Macan GTS, launching as a petrol-powered model that sits in between the Macan S and Macan Turbo, capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in just 5.2 seconds with the Sport Chrono package...

Porsche passes LCT savings to customers with reduced pricing - UPDATE

Porsche has handed down new savings to Australian buyers this week, following the release of its 2016 model year pricing in May. While that earlier update introduced new standard features and higher pricing across the range, the new reduced prices announced today are thanks to changes made to the Luxury Car Tax (LCT) this week...