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CarAdvice podcast 102: Would you ride in an autonomous vehicle? We talk to the NTC

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, rear-view cameras have become mandatory in the US, the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan has been revealed, Renault Australia has cut its warranty on RS models, and the Lotus Esprit's successor is due in 2020...

Electric vehicles off the schedule for Mahindra in Australia

Although electric vehicles are fast becoming a major technological showcase for numerous automakers, Mahindra has ruled out EVs for Australia citing cost, and the lack of government incentives, as the reason behind the decision. At the local launch of the petrol-powered XUV500 SUV, Mahindra’s chief of international operations, Arvind Mathew, confirmed the brand’s focus would remain on petrol SUVs and diesel light-commercial vehicles...

Mahindra preparing product revolution by 2021

Indian automaker, Mahindra is preparing a new model onslaught in the next three years, with an array of products set to strengthen its lineup in Australia and around the world. The first new product for Mahindra will arrive in the form of a compact SUV to be positioned below the current seven-seat XUV500 and use a platform provided by the Ssangyong Tivoli, set to appear in the next 12 to 18 months...

2018 Mahindra XUV500 pricing and specs

Pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Mahindra XUV500 range have been revealed this week, with the seven-seat SUV kicking off at $25,990 drive-away – $4000 cheaper than before. Available in two grades, the revised XUV500 now gets a 2.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine, making 103kW of power and 320Nm of torque, mated to a six-speed Aisin-sourced automatic transmission as standard - replacing the previous model's turbo diesel...

2018 Mahindra Pik-Up pricing and specs

The 2018 Mahindra Pik-Up has been detailed for the Australian market, with the new-generation ute range to kicking off from $21,990 drive-away. There are be four variants available across two trim grades at launch, with the entry-level price-leader to join in "early 2018". Single- and dual-cab body styles are offered, along with cab chassis and "well-side tub" trays...

2018 Mahindra Genio pricing and specs

Mahindra has announced pricing and specs for the 2018 Genio pick-up, which now comes with a Euro 5 diesel engine Both the single- and dual-cab Genio are now powered by a 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine, making 88kW of power and 280Nm of torque. The engine is hooked up to a five-speed manual gearbox, with no automatic offered on the options list...

Ford and Mahindra to team up in developing markets

Ford Motor Company and the Mahindra Group have announced a strategic alliance to explore various mobility solutions in emerging markets, namely India. The partnership agreement will last "up to three years", with the alliance leveraging Ford's global reach and Mahindra's scale in India to cooperate in areas such as connected vehicle projects, electrification, product development, distribution within India (for Ford) and global emerging markets (Mahindra's reach outside of India)...

Mahindra sort of extends warranty

Indian brand Mahindra has improved the after-sales care on its XUV500 SUV in an attempt to gain some traction in Australia's hugely competitive market. The XUV500 gets five years of free roadside assistance and three years of capped-price servicing ($2740 over the term, total), somewhat offsetting the sub-par six-month/10,000km intervals...

The oldest 'new' cars on sale today

There have been some big-name retirements in the automotive landscape recently – the most prominent of them being the Land Rover Defender. But there are some other models out there that have been kicking around for quite a while, so we thought we’d take a look at some of the oldest ‘new’ cars still on sale...

Pininfarina could soon produce an electric sports car

Italian design house Pininfarina is said to be moving towards producing an electric sports car, according to a new report. UK website Autocar claims that Mahindra, the Indian giant that acquired Pininfarina late last year, is looking to the iconic studio and coachbuilder to aid its electric vehicle (EV) plans...

Mahindra to launch W10 luxury version of XUV500 in Australia

Mahindra Automotive Australia has announced that the XUV500 range will expand by Q4, 2016 with the introduction of the W10 XUV500, which adds to the W8 currently on sale. The Mahindra XUV500 W10 will join the W8 front- and all-wheel drive versions of the XUV500 and will bring with it a number of new features to increase the brand's presence in Australia...