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I drove a Chinese-made MG and… I liked it

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:55:32 +0000

For those of you that made it to our recent Sydney open day, you would’ve seen that our garage is an L-shaped mess, with a stack formation of cars that means first in, last out. As a result, when a car needs to get out, it requires half a dozen people to move those behind […]



Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition teased

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:52:15 +0000

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEpFEjHJe4I The Morgan Plus 8 50th Anniversary Edition has been teased again, ahead of its official reveal at the Geneva motor show in March. Scheduled for a March 6 reveal, the special edition celebrates the final 50 Plus 8s powered by a 4.8-litre BMW V8 engine. Visible in the video are the blue lacquered exterior finish and hand-finished […]



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

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:36:49 +0000

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. Reports from Europe have suggested the German Transport Ministry (KBA) threatened […]



2018 Subaru Liberty pricing and specs

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:59:38 +0000

Australian pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2018 Subaru Liberty, which maintains its $30,240 starting price despite sharper looks and more technology. From the outside, you’ll be able to distinguish the MY18 Liberty from current models by looking for the revised grille and bumper, new wing mirrors and fresh alloy wheel designs. Liberty 2.5i Premium and […]



Ferrari 488 ‘Pista’ leaked – UPDATE

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:28:51 +0000

UPDATE: An Australian source has confirmed more details about the Pista. They’ve been added to the end of the article. The Ferrari 488 Pista has been leaked online this week, ahead of an official debut at the Geneva motor show. According to Motor Authority, the name ‘Pista’ has been confirmed for the more hardcore version of Ferrari’s […]



2018 Lotus 3-Eleven 430 revealed

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:47:50 +0000

The Lotus 3-Eleven 430 has been revealed this week, sporting a decent power bump, enhanced mechanical package, and (super) limited production run. Just 20 examples will be available globally, powered by a supercharged 3.5-litre V6 developing 430hp (321kW) of power and 400Nm of torque. Mated to an open-gated six-speed manual transmission, the beefed-up powertrain slingshots the 920-kilogram racer from 0-100km/h […]



2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS unveiled, priced from $416,500

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 23:11:55 +0000

Porsche has unveiled the new 911 GT3 RS, set to arrive Down Under in the fourth quarter of this year. Power in the new RS will come from a 4.0-litre naturally-aspirated flat six, making 383kW (up 15kW) and 470Nm (up 10Nm) of torque. That makes it the most powerful naturally-aspirated production 911 ever built, although […]



Hyundai Kona Electric will join Ioniq EV in Australia, within a year

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:05:56 +0000

Hyundai is poised to offer not one, but two battery electric vehicles (EVs) in Australia before the end of 2018: the (already confirmed) Ioniq hatchback and the recently announced Kona Electric. While the company won’t yet go on record regarding the Kona crossover EV’s Australian future bar the vague line “under review”, sources inside HMCA tell […]



2018 Hyundai i30 SR long-term review, report one: introduction

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:02:45 +0000

Just before the Christmas break we added a new long-termer to the CarAdvice Melbourne garage: the Hyundai i30 SR. It’s been a well-regarded offering since its launch early in 2017, so we decided we’d get a feel for what it’s like living with the current sporting flagship of the Hyundai range – at least for now, until […]



2019 Seat Tarraco name chosen, car teased

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:02:36 +0000

Seat has teased the upcoming Tarraco, its seven-seat competitor to the Nissan X-Trail and Skoda Kodiaq. The name was chosen by public vote, and references the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula. It won more than 35 per cent of the vote, beating Avila, Aranda and Alboran for the crown. Current cars in the […]



2013 Jeep Wrangler and Chrysler 300, 300C join Takata recall

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:01:27 +0000

Fiat Chrysler has recalled 7464 cars for replacement passenger airbags, as part of the ongoing Takata Airbag scandal. The latest campaign includes Jeep Wranglers and Chrysler 300/300C models sold in 2013, fitted with ‘beta’ inflators on the passenger side. All the inflators in this recall are classed as ‘beta’ – less dangerous than ‘alpha’ inflators, but […]



2018 Toyota C-HR review

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:01:26 +0000

The last Toyota I drove with a manual transmission was the 86 sports car, which makes the C-HR compact SUV base model a considerably different proposition. Beyond the fact this is a 100 per cent Toyota product borrowing neither platform nor engine (from Subaru), this is the company’s all-important play in the pint-sized SUV segment […]



2018 Holden Equinox LS+ v Mazda CX-5 Maxx Sport comparison

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:01:17 +0000

Holden thinks it finally has a convincing mid-sized SUV, addressing a major gap in its range. The model is called the Equinox, and the company calls it “Australia’s most user-friendly SUV”. But if the now full-importer brand wants to make a splash in one of the market’s key segments, it’ll need to stack up against […]



2018 Lexus UX teased, set for Geneva debut

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:59:33 +0000

Lexus will use the 2018 Geneva motor show to unveil a production version of the UX SUV, almost 18 months after the concept debuted in Paris. The company describes the UX Concept as a “powerful reinterpretation of the Lexus design signatures”, but has provided only one shady teaser for the production car. As you can […]



2018 Geneva motor show preview: What to expect

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:58:30 +0000

January’s Detroit motor show is a distant memory, and the European calendar’s first big new-car event of the year, the 2018 Geneva motor show, is nearly upon us. Last year gave us the final production design of the new Alpine A110, the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the new Ford Fiesta ST (still not confirmed for Australia), […]



2018 Kia K900 previewed

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 04:03:50 +0000

Kia has previewed its second-generation K900 range-topper, ahead of a likely New York motor show reveal. A shadowy teaser is the first official confirmation of a fresh flagship, although spy photos have given us a peek at its interior. The headlamps appear to carry a new LED signature, while there are hints of Mercedes in […]