News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Volkswagen, Bill Gates backing new battery technology with ultra-fast charging
News
11th Dec 2020
2 min read

Volkswagen, Bill Gates backing new battery technology with ultra-fast charging

While Tesla and Porsche are the current benchmarks for recharging electric cars in record time, a new technology backed by German car giant Volkswagen and tech guru Bill gates claims to take things to the next level. QuantumScape, a American company based in San Jose California, is developing a new solid-state battery that promises to slash charging times while also increase energy density, which can improve electric vehicle range.
Profile picture of Sam Purcell
Sam Purcell
2021 Mazda MX-30 coming to Australia: Electric and mild-hybrid confirmed
News
10th Dec 2020
5 min read

2021 Mazda MX-30 coming to Australia: Electric and mild-hybrid confirmed

The 2021 Mazda MX-30 has officially been confirmed for an Australian launch, with both the all-electric and mild-hybrid variants set to arrive in 2021. The MX-30 marks Mazda's first-ever, mass-production electric car, having debuted at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and launched in production form in overseas markets early in 2020.
Profile picture of Susannah Guthrie
Susannah Guthrie
2021 Mazda MX-5 price and specs: Updated sports car gains track-oriented GT RS variant
News
10th Dec 2020
2 min read

2021 Mazda MX-5 price and specs: Updated sports car gains track-oriented GT RS variant

The 2021 Mazda MX-5 has received a raft of minor updates for the new year, with the first examples reaching showrooms in January 2021. Headlining the updates is the addition of a new, flagship GT RS variant (pictured above and below), offering an array of mechanical tweaks to sharpen the two-seater's driving experience, for a $3000 premium over their standard, manual-equipped MX-5 Roadster GT and RF GT equivalents.
Profile picture of Alex Misoyannis
Alex Misoyannis
Used car listings are drying up as demand soars
News
9th Dec 2020
4 min read

Used car listings are drying up as demand soars

Listings for used cars in Australia have recorded a marked year-on-year decline, while prices are heading in the opposite direction, breaking records thanks to a fall in supply across the board. According to recent data from JP Morgan, overall listings at Carsales for the second half of 2020 were down 20.5 per cent year-on-year, with private listings in particular dropping 45.7 per cent in the second half of 2020 compared to the same period in 2019.
Profile picture of Susannah Guthrie
Susannah Guthrie
2023 Volkswagen Amarok imagined – and what we know so far
News
9th Dec 2020
7 min read

2023 Volkswagen Amarok imagined – and what we know so far

The 2023 Volkswagen Amarok ute has been reimagined by CarAdvice’s resident Photoshop guru Theophilus Chin, who has created an artist impression of what the new model could look like – based on the only design sketch released by the German car giant so far. As reported earlier, the second-generation Volkswagen Amarok will be a twin under the skin to the next-generation Ford Ranger, after a commercial vehicles partnership was forged between both brands.
Profile picture of Joshua Dowling
Joshua Dowling