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2019 Mazda CX-5 to get 2.5T in the US - report

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2019 Mazda CX-5 to get 2.5T in the US - report

The CX-5 SUV could be the next member of the Mazda line-up to get the brand's 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, if new documents out of the US are anything to go by...

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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Nurburgring hot lap - video
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Nurburgring hot lap - video

Ever wondered what makes a Porsche 911 GT3 RS so fast around a race track? Well, now you have some of the answers. On April 16 the GT3 RS lapped the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife in a blistering 6 minutes 56.4 seconds – nine seconds slower than the twin-turbo 911 GT2 RS, but 0...


Suzuki Swift GL Navigator manual announced
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Suzuki Swift GL Navigator manual announced

Suzuki has added a manual version of the GL Navigator to its Swift range, replacing the GL manual at the bottom of the range with more equipment and a five-star ANCAP rating. The new Swift is powered by a 66kW/120Nm 1.2-litre DualJet engine, and rides on 16-inch alloy wheels as standard...


2019 Ford Focus to debut new HUD and suspension tech
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2019 Ford Focus to debut new HUD and suspension tech

Ford has detailed new technologies for the upcoming Focus range, including a fighter-jet inspired head-up display (HUD) and an adaptive suspension system that can sense potholes. Both features have been detailed by the Blue Oval's European division, as both will make their regional debut when the all-new small car arrives...


Volvo XC90 to get Level 4 driverless tech in 2021 - report
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Volvo XC90 to get Level 4 driverless tech in 2021 - report

The Volvo XC90 is set to get some serious autonomous driving technology early next decade, according to a new report out of the US. Speaking with The Car Connection, Volvo's senior vice president, Henrik Green, said the next-generation XC90 will be able to transport "sleeping passengers" to their destination on "limited roadways" – likely referring to highways and freeways...


BMW M4 'CSL' spied at the Nurburgring
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BMW M4 'CSL' spied at the Nurburgring

A beefed up BMW M4 prototype has been spotted this week at the Nurburgring, hinting at an even more focused edition of the Bavarian performance coupe before a new generation arrives in a couple of years time. This particular vehicle appears to be based on the already-wild M4 GTS, but turns the dial up to 11 with race-inspired components for the front splitter, side skirts, rear diffuser, and a massive fixed rear wing...


Volvo XC40: New variants confirmed for Australia
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Volvo XC40: New variants confirmed for Australia

The local Volvo XC40 range will be bolstered by the addition of a new 'T4' petrol offering and the 'Inscription' trim grade later this year. A keen-eyed CarAdvice reader noticed the new offerings during a visit to a dealer in Canberra, and Volvo Australia has since confirmed the additional variants will be coming later this year, though it wouldn't elaborate any further...


BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe rendered
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BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe rendered

The BMW 8 Series has just been revealed in two-door coupe form, but it appears there's a four-door Gran Coupe coming soon – going by a new set of patent renderings published in overseas media this week. A three-strong set of images was posted by website Motor1...


2019 Renault Kadjar spied
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2019 Renault Kadjar spied

The updated Renault Kadjar has been spotted during development testing in Europe, giving us an early look at what to expect from the refreshed crossover. It appears the majority of the changes will be focused on the front- and rear-end styling – hence the concentration of black-and-white camouflage in those areas – with a design more in keeping with the company's newest models, namely the Megane hatchback and Koleos SUV...


2019 BMW X4: What's new?
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2019 BMW X4: What's new?

The 2019 BMW X4 will go on sale in Australia in the third quarter of 2018 and as you'd expect, there's a host of incremental changes across the model - not the least of which is the availability of the M Sport Package as a no-cost option across the X4 range. Read the detailed Australian launch information here...


2019 Audi A1 officially unveiled, here in 2019
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2019 Audi A1 officially unveiled, here in 2019

Audi has released new official details about the second-generation A1 Sportback, set to arrive in Australia during the first half of 2019. The A1 has grown 56mm longer than the outgoing model (4.03m), but its width is "almost the same" at 1.74m.  Audi claims the A1 Sportback's boot is 65L more accommodating than before at 335L, which expands to 1090L with the second row seats folded, thanks to the bigger footprint...


2018 Volkswagen Polo gains R-Line option
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2018 Volkswagen Polo gains R-Line option

The Volkswagen Polo range has been bolstered with the addition of a sporty R-Line Package, now available on Comfortline variants. Priced at $1500, the R-Line pack adds more aggressive bumpers front and rear with gloss-black accents, side skirt extensions in black grain, a diffuser-style rear treatment with chromed faux tailpipe finishers, a rear spoiler in high-gloss black, and 16-inch 'Sebring' alloys finished in Metallic Grey...


2018 Kia Optima pricing and specs
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2018 Kia Optima pricing and specs

UPDATE, 20/06/18: We've added new images of Australian-spec MY18 Optimas to this article. Head to the galleries section for more pictures Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Kia Optima have been released this week, bringing a fresh look, some new equipment, along with price revisions...


2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace pricing and specs
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace pricing and specs

Volkswagen has confirmed pricing and specifications for the incoming seven-seat Tiguan Allspace, set to kick off from $40,490 before on-road costs when it touches down next month. The range will kick off with the Comfortline, available with a 110kW/250Nm 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and six-speed DSG in 110TSI ($40,490 before ORCs) guise, a 132kW/320Nm 2...


Mercedes-Benz EQC teased
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Mercedes-Benz EQC teased

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQC electric SUV has been previewed again, this time during hot weather testing on Spain's Iberian peninsula. Dry heat is the first challenge in the series, as exposure can cause battery damage in electric vehicles...


Volkswagen Amarok Core V6 coming under $50k
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Volkswagen Amarok Core V6 coming under $50k

  Volkswagen is preparing a more affordable Amarok Core V6 to slot in below the current Sportline, with a starting price below $50,000 and a manual option. Speaking with media at an event in Sydney today, the company confirmed the new model will be showing up in dealerships from October in eight-speed automatic guise...


2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt here in October from $73,688
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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt here in October from $73,688

The Ford Mustang Bullitt has been detailed for the Australian market, with the special-edition pony car to be priced from $73,688 before on-road costs when it arrives later this year. Set to become the most powerful version of the Ford Mustang ever sold by Ford Australia, the Bullitt carries an array of unique appointments including a gruntier V8 engine, Dark Highland Green exterior paint, and gloss-black Torque Thrust-style alloy wheels...


2019 Volkswagen Golf updates detailed
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2019 Volkswagen Golf updates detailed

Volkswagen Australia has detailed the updated MY19 Golf range this week, with a smaller model range and a new base trim set to arrive in dealerships this October. The 110TSI base model has been culled, along with the manual Golf R, with the Trendline grade serving as the new entry point to the revised range...


Volkswagen GTI TCR confirmed for Australia
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Volkswagen GTI TCR confirmed for Australia

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR has been confirmed for the Australian market, scheduled to arrive in local showrooms in the first half of 2019. Previewed by the TCR concept at this year's Lake Worthersee meet, the most powerful production Golf GTI ever gets an uprated 2.0-litre turbo four with 213kW of power and 370Nm of torque, sent to the front wheels via a seven-speed DSG automatic...


2019 BMW X4: Initial details for Australia revealed
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2019 BMW X4: Initial details for Australia revealed

BMW Australia has announced the initial X4 model range that will go on sale in local dealerships in the third quarter of 2018 though full pricing and specifications will be finalised closer to launch. "Expect the price range to be between $75,000 and $110,000," BMW's local corporate communications manager, Adam Davis, told CarAdvice in Spartanburg, South Carolina ahead of the international launch drive for the new X4, "We'll finalise those details soon though...