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How noise cancellation in cars actually works

We talk a lot about road, tyre and engine noise when reviewing cars, applauding the quieter vehicles for their clever sound-deadening measures. But these days, it's not enough just to minimise noise in a car – you have to eliminate it entirely. Enter the era of noise cancellation in cars – the same concept utilised in those fancy headphones everyone uses on planes, but extended to an entire car...

A guide to bargain hunting in the SUV segment

The Australian new-car market is showing signs of recovery. Pundits were forecasting another sharp decline, in the region of 20 per cent, as per previous months affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. To their surprise, October was a stellar month – Australians were buying new cars at almost the same rate as this time last year, pre-pandemic...

2021 Land Rover Discovery price and specs: Range trimmed, base price increases

2021 Land Rover Discovery pricing revealed for Australia New mild-hybrid inline six-cylinder engines across the range As much as $32,000 of claimed value added to base S D300 Range simplified, new R-Dynamic appearance package added Priced from $99,900 plus on-road costs SUV specialist Land Rover has rolled out a steady stream of updates over the last few months, and now it's the 2021 Land Rover Discovery's turn...

The original Land Rover Defender returns as a Bowler CSP 575

The original Land Rover Defender will live on, albeit as a specialised, high-performance variant from motorsports specialists Bowler. Owned by Land Rover and operating under SVO (Special Vehicles Operations), Bowler has been given special licensing permission to use the so-called Defender 'silhouette', which dates directly back to the original Land Rover of 1948...

The Audi E-Tron's unusual side mirrors could soon appear on more cars

The Audi E-Tron not only marks the brand's first pure-electric SUV, it's also the first passenger car in Australia to offer cameras instead of side mirrors. The unusual technology, called 'Audi virtual exterior mirrors', is optional on the E-Tron range, but standard on First Edition models...

Around the tracks: An off-road version of the Nissan Z and an electric Defender

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

Jaguar Land Rover to build interiors from recycled plastic waste

Jaguar Land Rover will begin manufacturing its interiors from wholly recycled material, in a bid to make the brand more sustainable. The company's next generation of cars will feature trims and floor mats made from a nylon product known as Econyl fibre, which comprises recycled industrial plastic, fabric offcuts from clothing manufacturers, and used fishing nets...

2021 Range Rover Velar price and specs: Mild-hybrid rollout continues

New, simplified line-up Safety spec improved across the range Mild-hybrid diesel and six-cylinder engines added Priced from $87,000 - $127,000 Jaguar Land Rover has announced the latest updates to its 2021 Range Rover Velar range in Australia, following in the footsteps of models like the Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Evoque and Jaguar F-Pace before it...

Fully-electric Range Rover and Jaguar XJ models confirmed, to be unveiled in late 2020 – report

All-electric Range Rover and Jaguar XJ models have been confirmed for production behind-the-scenes at Jaguar Land Rover, according to a report from British website Autocar. The publication claims to have viewed transcripts of a recent conference call between JLR Chief Financial Officer Adrian Mardell and company investors, in which Mr Mardell confirmed fully-electric Range Rover and Jaguar XJ models would be unveiled in October and November 2020...

Around the tracks: John Mayer's Defender ad and Peugeot's playful tweet

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2021 Land Rover Defender 90 and Defender 110 price and specs

2021 Land Rover Defender gets updated for the new year Six-cylinder diesel added to the Defender range Iconic Defender 90 now available locally Defender 110 now $4874 more than the 2020 model A range-topping 3.0-litre diesel has been confirmed for the 2021 Land Rover Defender line-up, alongside an array of extra safety features fitted as standard...