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2017 Suzuki Swift GL Navigator with Safety Pack review

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Suzuki Swift has always been that loveable little hatch that has long been a choice for young buyers, especially the female audience. Heck, it was even on the shortlist for me when I was 21 years old. The current-generation 2017 Suzuki Swift has received a complete makeover, which has seen the cuteness of the […]

Kia Stinger V8 coming… to America?

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A V8 version of the Kia Stinger could soon be on its way to America – but the bad news is that Australia look set to miss out. If what we’ve heard is on the money, the Kia Stinger V8 would probably make use of parent company Hyundai‘s ‘Tau’ V8 engine, a 5.0-litre normally aspirated unit […]

2018 Toyota HiLux pricing and specs

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Pricing and specifications for the updated 2018 Toyota HiLux range have been detailed ahead of an October 6 on-sale date, brining a revised model line-up including new variants, small price increases, and the axing of the slow-selling 4.0-litre V6 engine. Ten new variants replace 10 low-volume versions of the outgoing model – the latter 10 including […]

Bentley close to adding a sports car to its range

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Bentley has again hinted it will add a sports car to its model line-up alongside its GT, luxury sedan and SUV offerings. Speaking to CarAdvice at the recent launch of the new 2018 Bentley Continental GT, John Paul Gregory, head of exterior design for Bentley, said the company was always looking at opportunities to attract […]

2002-2016 Toyota LandCruiser recalled for airbag fix

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Toyota has issued a recall for 32 examples of its Landcruiser 100 Series and 200 Series over concerns the airbag assemblies may not be to correct specifications. According to the Japanese automaker, the inflators may pose an increased risk of injury to the vehicle’s occupants in the event of a collision. Model codes for the recalled LandCruisers are […]

2018 Hyundai Accent pricing and specs

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Despite being released a couple of months ago, the 2018 Hyundai Accent Sport has already received an upgrade for the new model year. Limited largely to cosmetic and trim updates, the updated single-variant range now gets a revised front grille, tweaked headlight bezels, and subtle changes to the cabin. Up front there’s a new mesh-look front […]

BMW 530d joins Victorian highway patrol fleet

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The 2017 BMW 530d will report for duty as a highway patrol car “by the end of 2018”, as part of the Bavarian manufacturer’s new vehicle supply partnership with Victoria Police. Up to 80 of the diesel-powered sedans will be patrolling Victorian roads within the next 12-15 months, largely due to the end of local vehicle manufacturing […]

Hitting the beach in the 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Let’s be up front about this – you simply cannot question the pedigree of the Jeep Wrangler, whose legend began in 1940 when the original four-wheel drive prototype was delivered to the U.S. Army. That first car was the grandfather of the Wrangler we still see on our roads today. Not only is the Wrangler […]

2017 Ford Escape range review

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

One of the Australian car market’s great mysteries is why Ford Australia has been so bad at convincing people to buy its Escape mid-sized SUV. Or, for that matter, its Kuga predecessor. Despite being a relatively well-rounded offering, Ford’s market share at the time of writing was/is  just three per cent, miles behind the Mazda […]

2018 Renault Captur pricing and specs

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The refreshed 2018 Renault Captur range has hit Australian showrooms, bringing a raft of cosmetic and equipment upgrades to the little French SUV. Kicking off at $23,990 drive-away, the new Captur features a revised model range, with entry-level Zen and top-spec Intens names aligning with the Clio, Megane and Koleos line-ups. The base Zen is available […]

Genesis global expansion underway

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Korean luxury brand Genesis has its eyes on a big-scale global expansion, well beyond the Korean and US markets where it currently has a presence. The Genesis brand will launch in Australia in early 2018, with the all-new Genesis G70 spearheading the company’s ambitious plans. But there are bigger fish to fry, according to Genesis […]

Volkswagen T-Roc R spied at the Nurburgring

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A prototype believed to be the rumoured Volkswagen T-Roc R has been spied this week near the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Compared to the standard model – which was revealed just weeks ago – this development vehicle sports unique LED daytime-running lights (strips on this car compared to the circular ones of the market version) and quad […]

Car technology can be ‘stupid’, according to Genesis

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking ‘there’s a bit too much tech in this car, why couldn’t it just be simpler?’ – there’s every chance you’d get along with Albert Biermann. He’s the man responsible for driving performance for Genesis as part of Hyundai Motor Company – his position title is executive vice president for […]

Ford and Mahindra to team up in developing markets

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

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...Show More Summary

Honda Power Manager Concept plugs EVs into smart electricity grid

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Honda Power Manager Concept made its debut alongside the well received Urban EV Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt motor show. Described by its maker as a “fully-integrated energy transfer system”, the Power Manager Concept is designed to regulate the flow of electricity between a home or office, and the rest of the electricity grid. […]

2017 Audi S5 Sportback quattro review

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

If you want a fast-yet-comfortable Audi, you’re hardly short of choice. Sedan supporter? Go the S4. Wooed by wagons? Have the S4 Avant. Covet coupes? Audi has the S5 two-door ready to roll. But maybe you’re a fence-sitter who wants a car that amalgamates all three. Enter the Audi S5 Sportback, priced at $105,800 before on-road […]

2018 BMW X3 pricing and specs

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The new-generation 2018 BMW X3 has been detailed for the Australian market this week, ahead of a November lauch. Kicking off at $68,900 plus on-road costs for the entry-level xDrive20d, the new X3 starts nearly $5000 more than the outgoing model – which starts at $63,800. Standard kit on the base model includes the ‘xLine’ exterior […]

McLaren 570GT ‘XP Green’ by MSO revealed

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has created a limited-run collection of six special 570GT sports cars, finished in traditional British automotive colours. Commissioned for Europe and the UK, the latest set of 570GTs by MSO are painted in ‘XP Green’, the same hue used on the 1997 McLaren F1 XP GT Longtail FIA homologation car – we’ll get […]

Mini design ‘needs to progress’, no larger models planned

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Mini says that it has stepped out of the ‘retro’ design philosophy and is embarking on a new era of design that will see the brand progress with a new distinct flavour that still maintains the core DNA of the brand’s iconic styling. Speaking to the Australian media at the Frankfurt motor show last week, […]

Ford Fiesta axed in the US, Australian prospects still unclear

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

American fans of the Ford Fiesta will have to keep their current-generation vehicles, as the company’s North American arm has announced that the US won’t be getting any versions of its little hatchback – not even the hot ST model. Speaking with CarBuzz at the Frankfurt motor show, Leo Roeks, Ford Performance of Europe director, said low […]

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