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CarAdvice podcast 130: A Land Rover with missiles?

This week Mandy Turner, Curt Dupriez and Sam Purcell are broadcasting from Torquay, Victoria, on a massive CarAdvice project at the AARC. Stay tuned for more on that in the coming weeks... In car news, Audi has taken a four-door TT off the table, Carlos Ghosn has been arrested over 'serious misconduct', the Mazda CX-5 has been given a turbo engine and Apple CarPlay, and 2019 Ford Focus Active pricing and specs have been announced...

Four-door TT is off the table, Audi says

Audi has scrapped plans for a four-door derivative of its TT coupe, suggesting it would be tricky to deliver a practical 'family' car that does justice to the badge's heritage. The idea for a TT Sportback was first mooted by Audi technical chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, as part of a push to expand its model line-up...

Audi TT Sportback: Four-door coupe due in 2020 - report

Audi has reportedly given a four-door version of its TT sports car the green light, with the new model to launch within the next 24 months. Britain's Auto Express claims the 'Sportback' could be the only version of the next-generation TT available, drawing inspiration from the 2014 TT Sportback concept (pictured) shown at the Paris motor show of the same year...

Audi TT, R8 join Takata airbag recall

Audi has added the current-generation TT and R8 to its Takata recall list, As with all Takata-related recalls, affected vehicles are fitted with airbag inflator propellant that, when exposed to heat and humidity, can degrade over time. In the case of these Audis, it's the driver's airbag that is affected...

2019 Audi TT revealed, here in 2019 - UPDATE

UPDATE, 20/7/18: Audi Australia has confirmed the updated TT range is due in the first half of 2019, with further details to come in the lead-up to its Australian release. Just a day after the updated Audi TT was leaked online, the company has officially unveiled the revised coupe and convertible...

2019 Audi TT facelift leaked

Images of the showroom-ready Audi TT facelift have been leaked ahead of the car's official unveiling. Overnight, Instagram user tts_freunde.de posted what appear to be low-resolution press photos of the revised Audi TTS on their account. It's not clear how this person acquired these images, but they seem to be authentic, as most of the details line up with what we've been able discern through numerous batches of spy photos...

2019 Audi TT RS spied

The updated Audi TT RS has been spied again, this time during hot weather testing ahead of an anticipated launch later this year. It appears this mid-life facelift will be a rather mild procedure, limited to some revisions to the grille and bumpers, though those details are currently concealed by swirly black-and-white camouflage...

2019 Audi TT S spied

The 2019 Audi TT S has been snapped in Roadster and Coupe guise, previewing a minor facelift for the little sports car. Up front, you'll notice a revised grille and front bumper, complete with more aggressive detailing around the outboard and bottom air intakes...

2018/19 Audi TT RS spied

A lightly-camouflaged Audi TT RS roadster has been spied this week on the roads of Germany, pointing to an upcoming facelift due sometime next year. Compared to the current car, this prototype sports a slightly larger front grille and a new LED daytime-running light signature. There also appears to be revised bumper treatments, along with more pronounced side skirts...

CarAdvice podcast 61: What's it like to be a truck driver? Tony the truckie tells us

Armed with a can of Glen 20 and some tissues, join Mandy Turner, Dave Zalstein and James Wong this week. Recent TV star Mike Stevens talks carbon tax on cars. Also in car news, Victoria Police is set to test a world-first GPS tracking to deter car theft, and fines are to be issued after Victorian road safety cameras are not compromised by virus...

Audi Sport reveals R8, TT Performance Parts

Audi Sport has taken the wraps off a range of Performance Parts for the TT and R8 this week, offering numerous styling, aerodynamic and mechanical enhancements. Claimed to "take dynamic handling to a wholly new level", the Audi Sport Performance Parts for both models cover suspension, exhaust, exterior and interior products, all of which can be retrofitted to current R8 and TT models in Germany from "late summer 2017"...