All posts on October, 2015

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2016 Ford Everest Trend Review

The Ford Everest has moved beyond a point of speculation to reality. The time has come to put this long-awaited off-roader with Ranger ute components through its paces on Australian roads. The Ford Everest is one of the most talked-about new models to launch in 2015. Whichever way you cut it, the rugged seven-seater has […]

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New turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera to ‘feel’ like a naturally aspirated model

The soon to be released and for the first time turbocharged Porsche 911 Carrera and Carrera S models will feel like naturally aspirated vehicles, according to Porsche. Speaking to CarAdvice at the Tokyo motor show this week, Erhard Mossle, the general manager of the 911 product line, dismissed any notions that the new 2016 Porsche […]

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New Mazda MX-5 sales: 66 percent male, noticeably younger buyers than before

The new Mazda MX-5 is attracting a younger and different audience than those of the previous-generation model. The new MX-5 – which launched with a 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine in August – has been a hit with early adopters with the two-door sportscar registering 220 sales in August and a further 97 in September. Speaking to […]

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Mazda RX rotary sportscar has a “definite” business case for Australia

Mazda Australia says it can definitely make a business case for the next-generation RX vehicle, with the brand’s local boss admitting a rotary-powered sportscar is as much about making a brand statement as making money. “Definitely.” Mazda Australia CEO Martin Benders told CarAdvice at this week’s Tokyo motor show when asked if there was a […]

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Lexus LS replacement ‘overdue’ according to company chief

The replacement for the Lexus LS flagship luxury sedan is now “overdue” according to Lexus executive vice president Mark Templin. Templin played down suggestions that the eye-catching LF-FC concept sedan shown at the 2015 Tokyo motor show gave any strong indication as to what to expect from the Japanese luxury car brand, but he did […]

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Toyota hydrogen cars could be powered by brown coal

Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements in the universe, and that means there are potentially dozens, if not hundreds, of different ways to capture it. But a controversial plan from Japanese company Kawasaki Heavy Industries in conjunction with Toyota Motor Corporation could see brown coal dug up from Australian soil in order to produce […]

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Toyota Mirai Review: Quick drive

The Toyota Mirai is the brand’s first attempt at making hydrogen-powered mobility a mass-market proposition. And based on our first quick drive of the fuel-cell vehicle in Japan, it’s a promising start. The Toyota Mirai is an electric car that uses a hydrogen fuel cell onboard to create energy on the run. You can fill […]

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20 Late-Model Cars Destined to Become Classics

A collection of late-model vehicles that we feel have a good shot of becoming classics in every sense of the term.

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Spooky-Kooky: Scion Bringing “Gyrating” and Smoke-Blowing iA to SEMA

When horror-flick pioneer George Romeo set out over 30 years ago to make his full-color, society-gone-mad splatter-fest known as Dawn Of The Dead, the zombie genre was barely on the public’s radar. Beloved primarily by members of the fringe element who found the excitement of venturing into otherwise forbidden neighborhoods to catch rare midnight showings […]

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Scion Announces Un-Lame FR-S Release Series 2.0, Just 1000 Will Be Built

Even as sales taper off, the Scion FR-S—and its Subaru BRZ twin—are speaking to car enthusiasts and purists around the globe. The simplicity of design, the straightforward front-engine, rear-drive layout, and the choice of a rev-happy, naturally aspirated engine have turned it into something like the fixed-roof equivalent of a Mazda Miata. But alas, Subaru […]

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