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2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range

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2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range

Jaguar has announced the 2019 model-year upgrades for its XE, XF and XF Sportbrake, headlined by the addition of new four-cylinder, all-wheel drive 300 Sport models. Although there are a number of minor tweaks to the base XE and XF package, the biggest news is the 300 Sport...

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2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix
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2014-17 Audi A4, A5 recalled for trim fix

Audi Australia has issued a recall for A4 and A5 models built between October 2014 and October 2017 fitted with the optional Bang & Olufsen sound system, over concerns some interior trim pieces could come loose. The German marque reports the A4 sedan, Avant and Allroad along with A5 Sportbacks with the cost-option audio system could be fitted with faulty aluminium strips in the loudspeaker of the front and rear doors...


Telsa Model 3 production halted
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Telsa Model 3 production halted

Tesla has paused Model 3 production for up to five days, as it seeks to improve automation processes in its Fremont, California, factory. According to a report in BuzzFeed, the break in production came as a surprise to employees, who have allegedly been forced to use annual leave or stay home without pay...


2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall
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2006-11 Saab 9-3, 9-5 added to Takata recall

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2006-2011 model-year Saab 9-3 and 9-5 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. Affected vehicles are fitted with potentially faulty driver-side front airbags that are susceptible to degradation as a result of moisture intrusion...


Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C arrives from $60,900
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C arrives from $60,900

The limited-edition Mercedes-Benz C-Class Edition C is now available in Australia, priced from $60,900 drive-away. Based on the C200 sedan, the Edition C adds features like an electric sunroof, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, metallic paint (excludes designo) and 19-inch alloy wheels, despite the standard version being priced from $61,900 before on-road costs...


2019 Toyota Prius leaked
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2019 Toyota Prius leaked

The facelifted Toyota Prius has surfaced in the Japan's Best Car magazine this week, previewing an upcoming mid-life refresh for the Japanese hybrid. It's worth remembering, these could just be a set of renders commissioned by the popular Japanese magazine, but past form on the Toyota Supra would suggest they're accurate...


Volkswagen Lavida Plus revealed for China
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Volkswagen Lavida Plus revealed for China

Nope, you're not looking at a Passat, nor an Arteon. This is the new Volkswagen Lavida Plus, a bigger version of the Lavida already offered in China. As you might have gathered, it's not bound for Australia anytime soon. Where the current Lavida is built on the PQ34 platform debuted on the Mk4 Golf and Mk1 Audi A3, the new Plus rides on the latest MQB architecture which underpins everything from the new Volkswagen Golf and Polo to the Tiguan and Passat...


2018 BMW M3 CS pricing and specs
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2018 BMW M3 CS pricing and specs

Local details for the 2018 BMW M3 CS have been revealed, with the "most potent M3 ever built" to kick off at $179,900 before on-road costs when it goes on sale in June. Priced $33,000 dearer than the M3 Competition, the M3 CS gets an uprated version of the 'standard' car's 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight six, now making 338kW of power and 600Nm of torque – 7kW and 50Nm more than the Competition Pack...


2019 Chevrolet Malibu revealed
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2019 Chevrolet Malibu revealed

The facelifted 2019 Chevrolet Malibu has been revealed for North America, boasting an array of cosmetic, equipment and technology upgrades over its predecessor. For the US-market 2019 model year, Chevrolet has given its mid-size sedan a new front fascia, grille, and headlights, along with a new rear treatment and dual-element tail-lights – which are also available with LED internals on high-spec models...


Jaguar XE SVR not happening - report
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Jaguar XE SVR not happening - report

Yep, you read that correctly. Jaguar's Special Vehicles Operations (SVO) division won't be making a V8-powered XE SVR – according to a new report. Speaking with Car and Driver, SVO's senior programs manager, Duncan Smith, said the performance arm wants to distinguish itself from the likes of BMW's M division and Mercedes-AMG by tailoring projects to fit every individual car it works on...


Tesla Model 3: Dual-motor "probably" coming in July
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Tesla Model 3: Dual-motor "probably" coming in July

The more powerful, dual-motor Tesla Model 3 could enter production as soon as July this year, as the brand continues its production ramp-up. Asked by a Twitter user when the dual-motor model would arrive, CEO Elon Musk said Tesla needs to be building 5000 cars per week before adding another variant to the line...


Configurator Challenge: BMW M cars
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Configurator Challenge: BMW M cars

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re building BMW M cars of essentially every flavour...


2019 Nissan Altima revealed - UPDATE
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2019 Nissan Altima revealed - UPDATE

Update (30/3): Nissan Australia has issued a statement regarding local prospects for the new-generation Altima. See bottom of article for details. The new-generation 2019 Nissan Altima has been revealed at the New York motor show, bringing an all-new design, upgraded technology and all-wheel drive to the long-running nameplate...


2019 Ford Mondeo spied
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2019 Ford Mondeo spied

The facelifted Ford Mondeo has been spied on an ice track in Sweden this week, giving us a first look at the mid-life refresh of the Blue Oval's medium car. Earlier this week the Mondeo's North American twin, the Fusion, was revealed in facelifted 2019 guise – and it appears the Euro-market equivalent is in line for a similar treatment...


2019 Ford Fusion revealed
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2019 Ford Fusion revealed

The facelifted 2019 Ford Fusion has been revealed for the North American market, bringing a host of new technologies, refreshed styling, and upgraded powertrain options. In a global debut for the Blue Oval, the new Fusion comes equipped as standard with Ford Co-Pilot360, which includes a suite of active safety systems like autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keep assist, a rear-view camera, and automatic high-beam...


Ford recalls 1.3m vehicles for loose steering wheels in North America
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Ford recalls 1.3m vehicles for loose steering wheels in North America

Ford has issued a recall for around 1.3 million vehicles in North America over concerns loose bolts could see the steering wheel come away from the column. According to the Blue Oval, the steering wheel bolt may "not maintain torque", and if left untreated, the steering wheel could potentially detach when in use – leading to a loss of steering control and an increased risk of a collision...


Genesis G70 to get manual option
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Genesis G70 to get manual option

The upcoming Genesis G70 will get a six-speed manual option with the entry-level 2.0-litre turbo in the United States, but don't expect to see it Down Under. Earlier this week Car and Driver noticed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed fuel economy figures for all G70 variants – and their findings included 2.0-litre and 3...


2019 Volvo S60 leaked
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2019 Volvo S60 leaked

The next-generation Volvo S60 has been spied completely undisguised in Sweden, with a single image posted online this week. Published by Swedish site Teknikens Värld, the picture doesn't offer too many surprises – the car basically looks like a shrunken S90. We only have this rear three-quarter angle at the moment, though we'd expect the face to be identical to that of the recently-launched V60 wagon (below)...


Hyundai Sonata, Grandeur recalled over ABS fault
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Hyundai Sonata, Grandeur recalled over ABS fault

Hyundai has recalled 10,617 cars built between 2004 and 2013 across the Sonata and Grandeur model lines, over concerns water could short circuit the ABS circuit board. Hyundai says there's a fire risk if the ABS board is short circuited as a result of the fault. Affected Sonata and Grandeur sedans were sold between August 18 2004 and December 12 2013...


Alfa Romeo specials heading to Geneva
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Alfa Romeo specials heading to Geneva

Alfa Romeo has revealed a slew of special-edition models for the Geneva motor show, based on the 4C, Giulia and Stelvio. There's quite a bit to cover – here's a look at each model. Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING Headlining the Alfa Romeo stand at the Geneva motor show are the matte-grey Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio NRING specials, celebrating each model's record lap around the iconic German race track...