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Honda Civic Type R sets new lap record for front-drive cars

The Honda Civic Type R hot hatch has outpaced one of Ferrari's most iconic supercars on its way to another lap record. Already one of the fastest front-wheel-drive cars on the planet, the Honda Civic Type R has notched up a new victory at the Suzuka race circuit in Japan. The venue was originally built by Honda in 1962 to test its performance...

Musk: Tesla will have fully-autonomous technology this year

Tesla could be the first company to develop fully-autonomous cars. Speaking remotely at the 2020 World Artificial Intelligence Conference in China on Thursday, Tesla founder Elon Musk says the company is "very close to level five autonomy". Level Five autonomy is the industry's label for fully-autonomous driving – the point at which a car...

SsangYong Tivoli on hiatus until 2021 as stock runs out

The 2020 SsangYong Tivoli and Tivoli XLV have been quietly put on hiatus after the company sold out of stock in Australia. Although the small Tivoli SUV and slightly larger Tivoli XLV sold in relatively modest numbers (67 and 24 cars respectively) in the first half of 2020, the company says this exhausted dealer stock and so SsangYong Australia...

2020 Suzuki Vitara review

Suzuki really changed up the Vitara recipe when it returned as a new model in 2016. Gone was stuff like off-road ability, three-door layouts and soft-top convertibles. The Vitara is now firmly a road-going small SUV, with a splash of Suzuki pizzazz thrown in for good measure.

The Australian company leading the world in wireless electric car charging

A little known Australian company has become the first in the world to have its wireless electric-car charging technology certified for public use. Electric cars of the future will be able to recharge while parked over a special mat – rather than plugged into a power source – thanks to revolutionary technology developed by Lumen Freedom, a company...

Mazda 3 Turbo revealed in the US with more power, still no closer to Australia

North American arms of Mazda have officially revealed a turbocharged, all-wheel-drive Mazda 3 hatch and sedan, however the model is no closer to receiving Australian confirmation. Available for US, Canadian and Mexican markets, the Mazda 3 turbo picks up a 2.5-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine outputting 186kW and 434Nm when run on US-rated...

Toyota Corolla Cross SUV revealed, Australian launch due 2022

A new Toyota Corolla Cross SUV has been unveiled today, coming hot on the 'heels' of the recently revealed Yaris Cross. Leveraging the famous Corolla name, the new small SUV will go on sale in Thailand first, before expanding into global markets – including Australia, although not until late 2022 as a 'model year 2023' offering. The 2023...

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo soft-roader due in Australia next year

Porsche’s Taycan Cross Turismo electric soft-roader is due in Australian showrooms in 2021, CarAdvice understands. The high-riding wagon version of the Taycan is slated for a European reveal later this year, after it was confirmed for production last year By utilising the 800 volt ‘J1’ electric car platform taken from the Taycan, the Cross...

Ram 1500 Warlock limited edition on sale in Australia

The Ram 1500 line-up is about to grow yet again, this time with the addition of a high-riding, tough-looking Warlock limited edition. It will be the fourth model in the revised Ram 1500 Classic range, joining the Ram 1500 Express Quad Cab (with shorter rear doors and a longer ute bed), the Ram 1500 Express Crew Cab (with longer rear doors, more...

Lamborghini Sian Roadster hybrid revealed

Italian supercar maker Lamborghini has unveiled its new Sian Roadster hybrid supercar, with every example already spoken for. Ticket price for the Roadster has not been disclosed by the Italian marque, however the Sian coupe the Roadster is based on was priced at more than AU$5 million during the limited production run of 63 cars. Far more...

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