News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled
News
12th Nov 2018
1 min read

Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the C300 BlueTec Hybrid and C350e plug-in hybrid due to a wiring issue. The German luxury marque reports the diesel-electric and petrol-electric (respectively) variants could have an incorrectly-routed electric line in the engine bay, which could chafe on a reinforcement strut while the vehicle is being operated. If the condition occurs, the chafing line could cause a short circuit and start a fire, posing a hazard to occupants of the vehicle.
Profile picture of James Wong
James Wong
Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated
News
11th Nov 2018
2 min read

Toyota Corolla, Avensis Takata recall initiated

Toyota has initiated its recall of the 2001-2007 Corolla (ZZE121,122,123 generations) and the 2001-03 Avensis Verso (ACM20) as part of the ongoing Takata campaign. Initially scheduled for July or December 2019, this notice affects older-generation Corolla and Avensis Verso models produced between October 2001 and January 2007, and relates to 'like for like' passenger airbags installed as part of a previous recall.
Profile picture of Scott Collie
Scott Collie
Volkswagen mulling sub-€20,000 electric car - report
News
11th Nov 2018
1 min read

Volkswagen mulling sub-€20,000 electric car - report

Volkswagen is reportedly considering building an entry-level electric car priced below the important €20,000 ($32,300) barrier in Europe. According to Reuters, the group's supervisory board will meet on November 16, European time, to discuss the proposal. Tentatively dubbed "MEB Entry", the new model would undercut the ID Neo, a Golf-size vehicle set to be the first production car based on the MEB platform, and due to enter production around 2020.
Profile picture of Derek Fung
Derek Fung
Toyota Prius all-wheel drive teased
News
9th Nov 2018
1 min read

Toyota Prius all-wheel drive teased

Toyota has hinted at the availability of all-wheel drive in its updated 2019 Prius, set to be unveiled later this month at the Los Angeles motor show. In a press release announcing the unveiling, Toyota shows the Prius making its way down a snow-covered road, as well as mentioning its ability to perform "on roads whether snowy or clear".
Profile picture of Chris Gething
Chris Gething
Toyota RAV4: Local arm targeting 20 per cent hybrid sales
News
9th Nov 2018
2 min read

Toyota RAV4: Local arm targeting 20 per cent hybrid sales

Toyota Australia expects the upcoming RAV4 Hybrid to see similar success to the petrol-electric Corolla and Camry ranges, projecting it'll account for a 20 per cent slice of overall sales. Speaking at the global launch drive of the all-new RAV4 in California, Sean Hanley, Toyota's local vice president for sales and marketing, said the local division expects hybrid models to account for one in every five RAV4s sold in Australia.
Profile picture of James Wong
James Wong
2019 BMW M8 previewed
News
9th Nov 2018
2 min read

2019 BMW M8 previewed

Profile picture of James Wong
James Wong
News
9th Nov 2018
2 min read

2019 BMW M8 previewed

BMW 8 Series 2018, BMW M8 2018
Profile picture of James Wong
James Wong