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Supercheap Auto 'Customer Experience Centre' opens in Penrith

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Supercheap Auto 'Customer Experience Centre' opens in Penrith

Parts and accessories retailer Supercheap Auto looks to have taken a leaf from Apple's book in developing its latest store, with a little operating-theatre inspiration thrown in for good measure...

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Peugeot Citroen Australia gets new managing director, new PR under distributor shift
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Peugeot Citroen Australia gets new managing director, new PR under distributor shift

Inchcape, the company best known as the operator of Subaru in Australia, has announced Anouk Poelmann as Managing Director of the latest addition to its local stable, Peugeot Citroen Australia. Responsible for the Australian business of Japanese brand Subaru for more than 40 years, Inchcape revealed in May that it had won the contract to take over management and distribution of the Peugeot and Citroen brands from Sime Darby...


Subaru Ascent: Australian arm keen on lifecycle 'missing link'
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Subaru Ascent: Australian arm keen on lifecycle 'missing link'

The big new Subaru Ascent seven-seat SUV may be no closer to an Australian debut, but the company's local boss says he'd welcome it with open arms. At the Australian launch of its much smaller stablemate the 2017 Subaru XV, managing director Colin Christie said the Ascent would make a fitting complement to the brand's SUV line-up here...


New Subaru XV targeting 1000 sales each month
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New Subaru XV targeting 1000 sales each month

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV is expected to deliver around 1000 sales each month for the brand in Australia, positioning it near the front of the race in the small-SUV segment. By comparison, and apart from a couple of standout months, the outgoing Subaru XV's monthly numbers in 2016 were closer to the 500-700 mark...


2018 BMW X3 revealed through leaked images - UPDATE
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2018 BMW X3 revealed through leaked images - UPDATE

Update - The new X3 has been officially revealed overnight, full details here The all-new 2018 BMW X3, due to be unveiled in the coming hours, has surfaced online in the leaky European press. Although full details are still to come, this comprehensive gallery offers a clear look at BMW's new mid-sized SUV...


2017 Subaru XV review
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2017 Subaru XV review

Although not overflowing with power, the new 2017 Subaru XV is a well put-together and well-equipped offering in a very competitive market. Mike Stevens takes this small SUV out for its first Australian drive.


2018 Volkswagen Polo and Polo GTI revealed, Australian debut early next year
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2018 Volkswagen Polo and Polo GTI revealed, Australian debut early next year

Today, mere hours after the first clear images made their way online, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been given an official unveiling. The model replaces the current fifth-generation Polo that made its global debut at the 2009 Geneva motor show, before 2014 brought minor styling tweaks and significant technology changes...


2018 Volkswagen Polo revealed in Euro press leak
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2018 Volkswagen Polo revealed in Euro press leak

UPDATE: The new Polo has now been officially revealed. Details and photos here. The new-generation 2018 Volkswagen Polo has been given an unscheduled online unveiling today, hours ahead of its global debut at a special event in Europe. These photos, surfaced in the European press today and on enthusiast site CarScoops, reveal in clear detail the styling of Volkswagen's embiggened light car...


2018 Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery Sport: Ingenium petrol engines here soon - UPDATE
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2018 Range Rover Evoque, Land Rover Discovery Sport: Ingenium petrol engines here soon - UPDATE

Update - Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for all new Ingenium petrol models will be announced on August 1. The incoming 2018 Range Rover Evoque and 2018 Land Rover Discovery Sport, due in Australia early in the fourth quarter of this year, will mark the first appearance of the company's Ingenium petrol engines...


2018 Range Rover Velar full pricing revealed
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2018 Range Rover Velar full pricing revealed

Full Australian pricing for the coming Range Rover Velar has surfaced, well ahead of its launch near the end of this year. Initial pricing had already been revealed in March, with Jaguar Land Rover's Australian arm confirming a price range of between $70,300 and $135,400 before on-road costs, depending on the model selected...


Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series priced for Australia
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Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series priced for Australia

The Porsche 911 Turbo S has gone extra special, with the announcement this week of a new Exclusive Series variant. The limited-edition 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series enters above the 'regular' Turbo S, the top-shelf 911, which is itself priced at a big $461,900 before on-road costs...


Skoda Octavia RS245 in Australia from November, 2018 VW Polo due first quarter - UPDATE
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Skoda Octavia RS245 in Australia from November, 2018 VW Polo due first quarter - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article previously suggested the RS245 would be offered in DSG automatic form only. In fact, the company expects to offer both.  The hot new Skoda Octavia RS45 will hit Australia in November, while the now not-so-compact new 2018 Volkswagen Polo will touch down in the first quarter of next year...


2018 Kia Stonic previewed in new sketches - UPDATE
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2018 Kia Stonic previewed in new sketches - UPDATE

The upcoming new Kia Stonic compact SUV has been previewed today for the first time, but don't expect to see this one in Australia. Speaking with CarAdvice today, local communications manager Kevin Hepworth reaffirmed that the compact Kia SUV destined for Australia is not the one we'll see unveiled in the weeks or months ahead...


Toyota 'brand value' unstoppable, Mercedes and Tesla climbing: survey
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Toyota 'brand value' unstoppable, Mercedes and Tesla climbing: survey

Toyota has defended its place atop the annual BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study, maintained by research group Millward Brown - with Tesla improving on its 2016 position of 10th place. Each year, the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study lists values for the world’s biggest companies...


Kia Stinger: Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin
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Kia Stinger: Australian equipment details revealed in leaked bulletin

A number of key equipment details for the incoming new 2018 Kia Stinger liftback sedan have been revealed, thanks to a dealer bulletin obtained by CarAdvice reader Joe. Although the all-important pricing details are still to be confirmed, CarAdvice can confirm the Stinger will be offered locally in six grades, split equally across the already confirmed 2...