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CarAdvice podcast 91: i30 N pricing and Tesla build quality

This week it's just Mandy Turner and Mike Stevens in the studio, except... Scott Collie joins us to talk car news, including pricing and specs for the Hyundai i30 N, Volvo V60 launch details, and Subaru Liberty pricing and specs. The 2019 Lexus UX has been teased, Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production has ended, and the Peugeot 508 has been leaked...

Porsche Macan S and Panamera 4S diesel production ends, future unclear - UPDATE

UPDATE: Porsche has released an updated statement, which has been added to the end of the article.  Porsche has ended production of the Macan S Diesel and Panamera 4S Diesel, but reports of diesel's demise could be premature. An overnight report from Autocar said the company would stop building its last two diesel models, as part of a "cultural shift" toward plug-in hybrid vehicles...

2018 Porsche Macan facelift spied

The updated Porsche Macan has been spied once more during testing in northern Europe, almost a year since prototypes of the facelift were last seen on public roads. Externally, the updates seem to be relatively minor. Up front, the vehicles in this convoy feature two updated and slightly different front bumper designs: one variant features combined driving and indicator lights, while another utilises two thinner units on each side...

Porsche considering electric and coupe SUV options - report

Porsche is reportedly weighing up its options for a follow up to the upcoming Mission E electric sedan, and is also considering "coupe" versions of its SUV line. Although the brand is hard at work turning the Mission E concept into a production model, it's already considering its next steps in the EV arena...

Porsche targets 50 per cent EV sales by 2023, next Macan to be EV only - report

Porsche may be known for its petrol-burning sports cars, but the company's CEO has suggested electric vehicle technology could soon feature in as much as 50 per cent of its cars...

CarAdvice podcast 51: We interview Nissan Australia boss Richard Emery

James Ward and Mike Costello join Mandy Turner this week. Hear the latest car news, including 2017 pricing and specs of the Nissan X-Trail, Kia Picanto S, Volkswagen Golf 7.5 and Isuzu MU-X. Also, Mazda declared Australia’s most reputable car company, Kia Australia aims to get the Stinger sound right, and Mike covers April new car sales...

2018 Porsche range: More power and new kit for 911 S, price hikes across most Porsche lines

Porsche has announced availability of a new Porsche Exclusive upgrade for 911 Carrera S, 911 Carrera 4S and 911 Targa 4S models, delivering GTS-rivalling power. The announcement is joined by news that Australia's Porsche Connect Plus package has scored an important update, gaining the LTE telephone module that compatibility requirements had previously kept from local buyers...

2018 Porsche Macan facelift spied

Prototypes of the updated Porsche Macan have spotted undergoing testing in the cold and snow strewn far northern reaches of Europe. Changes, at least visually, to the Macan will be relatively minor. The development vehicle seen here features lightly revised bumpers with a modified air intake design, repositioned indicators, and a restyled rear diffuser...

2017 Porsche Macan range sees new four-cylinder base model added

A new affordable model has been added to the 2017 Porsche Macan range - and it has a four-cylinder engine, and it's the most affordable Porsche model for decades. The new Porsche Macan - priced at $76,610 plus on-road costs -  features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing a healthy 185kW of power (at 5000-6800rpm) and a strong 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4500rpm)...

Porsche won't go below Macan and 718 in size or price - report

The Porsche Macan and Porsche 718 Boxster and Cayman will apparently form the floor of German sport car brand's range. Detlev von Platen, Porsche's global sales chief, told Automotive News at the opening of its Los Angeles Experience Center that the brand had "absolutely no intention to go below what we have today"...

Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package detailed, Australian order books open

Australian order books for the 2016 Porsche Macan Turbo with Performance Package opened today ahead of first deliveries in March 2017. The new Porsche Macan flagship variant builds on the already dynamic Macan Turbo, further blurring the lines between sports cars and SUVs. The Macan Turbo with Performance Package gets an uprated 3...