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BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

BMW has given the automotive world a sneak peek at its upcoming 3 Series plug-in hybrid sedan with an ultra-efficient prototype model that previews next year’s production car. The German luxury car maker’s mid-sized four-door plug-in prototype claims combined cycle fuel consumption of just 2.0 litres per 100 kilometres and average CO2 emissions of 50 [...]

Honda celebrates production of its 300 millionth motorcycle

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The motorcycle division of Honda broke through the 300 million mark during September this year and held a small ceremony this week to mark the milestone. The company believes that the 300 millionth bike was a Gold Wing 40th Anniversary Edition (above). It slipped down the line at Honda’s main Japanese motorbike factory in Kumamoto, [...]

Mercedes-AMG Sport models teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Just when you thought the new Mercedes-Benz naming structure couldn’t get more confusing, the German luxury brand has announced a new line of models that will be known as the Mercedes-AMG Sport range, and the first examples will debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show in January. A teaser image from Mercedes-AMG suggests the first cars [...]

2015 Ford Falcon XR8 Review

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Blue Oval’s local manufacturing operation intends to go out with the biggest of bangs for your buck with the Ford Falcon XR8. Visually, while there may be no doubt that the first XR8 since 2010 looks like a member of the new FG X Falcon family, underneath sit the mechanicals of the GT R Spec [...]

2015 Ford Falcon Review

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

So here we are with the last ever launch review of the regular Ford Falcon, 54 years after the nameplate appeared in local showrooms and 42 years since it first appeared as a locally designed and developed vehicle. Ford Australia had only a limited budget of $102 million to spend on the new Falcon FG [...]

2015 Mazda MX-5 to have “keener” pricing

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The upcoming Mazda MX-5 will have to be keener on pricing to better compete with the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ twins, according to the boss of Mazda Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at last week’s Los Angeles auto show, the man in charge of Mazda Australia, Martin Benders, admitted there’s opportunity for sharper pricing on [...]

Renault Megane RS275 Trophy Review

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The current-generation Renault Megane RS has been the benchmark hot-hatch since launching in 2010. Tempted by more power, unique add-ons and the promise of even better dynamics, CarAdvice headed to Tasmania for the first local taste of the latest iteration of the frisky French icon, the limited edition Renault Megane RS275 Trophy. Wow! From the [...]

Small car comparison : Mazda 3 v Peugeot 308 v Volkswagen Golf

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Definitions shift over time, none more so in the automotive landscape than with the term ‘people’s car’. What once referred to a German Beetle, French 2CV or an Indian Tata bringing motoring to their respective masses can also be placed in an Australian context. When it launched locally some 18 months ago, the seventh-generation Volkswagen [...]

2015 Ford Territory Review

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

It’s exactly 10 years since the Ford Territory was released in 2004 as a landmark vehicle for Australia. After decades of locally built small cars and large sedans, the Territory arrived not only as the country’s first homegrown SUV but also one offering rear-wheel drive as well as all-wheel drive. If Ford Australia’s product planners [...]

Lexus RC350 Review

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Orange cones on a private road guide a slalom course that at the end threads into a long right then left corner. We are in the standard Lexus RC350 that moments earlier had been revealed as a coupe that would cost barely $600 more than the Lexus IS350 sedan on which it definitely is not [...]

2015 Falcon FGX Range Review: Falcon LPi, G6E Ecoboost And G6E Turbo

What’s hot: Brilliant SYNC 2 system; improved fuel consumption, large-car space and comfort. What’s not: Interior feels like yesterday, and big sedans are yesterday. X-FACTOR: It’s big, but it shrinks around you: the new FG X Falcon is the best Falcon ever, and sharply priced. Show More Summary

Renault Megane RS 275 Trophy Limited-Edition Review

What’s Hot: Incredible, high-precision cornering and handling; a 5-year unlimited kilometre warranty. What’s Not: Occasional torque steer under acceleration. X-FACTOR: This is a car for genuine driving enthusiasts; brilliant to drive and striking on road. Show More Summary

Toyota Reveals ‘Safety Sense’ Technology For Future Models: Video

Toyota has unveiled a group of safety features which the Japanese carmaker plans to roll out in its new models, starting next year. Using camera and radar systems, the new “Safety Sense” features will also step-up the development of vehicle-2-vehicle and vehicle-2-infrastructure (v2v & v2i) technology for future models. Show More Summary

BMW Reveals New eDrive Plug-In Hybrid Systems

BMW has unveiled new plug-in hybrid systems at its annual ‘BMW Group Innovation Days’ event in Europe this week. As part of the carmaker’s eDrive program, the new system will begin to make its way into BMW’s ‘mainstream’ models soon - starting with the updated 3 Series. Show More Summary

2014 LA Auto Show: Five Of The Best (And A Few More)

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show has now been and gone, with the international motor-show circus spotlight now moving to January’s Detroit Auto Show. But, as always, the increasingly important LA show brought a number of key debuts, from...Show More Summary

We Give Thanks With The Full LaFerrari Review By Chris Harris

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You don't have to torrent it anymore in case Drive+ isn't your cup of tea. Here it is, almost 15 minutes of a LaFerrari that slides about as easily as a glass of Wild Turkey slides down after a Thanksgiving dinner. Read more...

Renault's Hottest Hatch Has The Sport Mode Engaded

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Renaultsport built the Megane 275 Trophy to become the king of the Nürburgring again after Seat took its crown. The result is a family car with a titanium exhaust and a top speed of 158 mph. Bonkers! Read more...

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