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Holden Acadia SUV revealed alongside new Astra, Trailblazer and facelifted Trax, Barina
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Holden Acadia SUV revealed alongside new Astra, Trailblazer and facelifted Trax, Barina

Holden has revealed five new and facelifted models overnight, including the 2018 Acadia SUV, which will finally give the company a rival to the likes of the Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9. The seven-seat Acadia was joined by the anticipated new Astra and the new Trailblazer off-roader (which replaces the Colorado 7), along with the facelifted Barina and Trax...


Holden launches 'Complete Care' with 24-hour test drives
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Holden launches 'Complete Care' with 24-hour test drives

Holden is revisiting a strategy introduced with the Opel brand in 2013, introducing a new 'Take Your Time' 24-hour test drive option for potential buyers. The program may not have been enough to keep the Opel brand above water in Australia, but Holden says its new overnight test drives are just the latest step in a campaign it is now calling Complete Care...


Hyundai i10 facelift unveiled, still no chance for Australia
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Hyundai i10 facelift unveiled, still no chance for Australia

A facelifted version of the Hyundai i10 micro car has been unveiled in Europe, but the small model is still zero chance of being sold in Australia. The updated Hyundai i10 gains a number of changes, including a revised front end with repositioned daytime lights and a reshaped front bumper, while the rear gets a black bumper insert between the reshaped rear reflector/fog-lights...


Holden woos Australia with refreshed logo, new music
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Holden woos Australia with refreshed logo, new music

Holden has buffed its logo, launched a new-look website and licensed the latest track from a trendy Aussie muso, all to better position the lion brand as a car maker 'in touch' with the Australian market. A deal with streaming music platform Pandora has also been inked, making Holden the key sponsor of the first-ever Australian Pandora Warehouse party, announced to local music media last month...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq interior revealed – video
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq interior revealed – video

Skoda has revealed the interior of its upcoming Kodiaq SUV in a series of images and video, shortly before the new model’s world premiere on September 1. The Kodiaq features a new interior design, which the company says has “two symmetrical zones” for the driver and front passenger...


Renault Grand Scenic MPV still firmly on Australian radar
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Renault Grand Scenic MPV still firmly on Australian radar

The slinky Renault Grand Scenic MPV is still a chance to come to Australia, after more positive indications came out of the company’s local division this week. Launched in May this year, the chic five- and seven-seater Grand Scenic people-mover brings some glamour to a dowdy corner of the market, alongside its fellow French offering, the Citroen Grand C4 Picasso...


Hyundai Genesis lessons surprising for brand
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Hyundai Genesis lessons surprising for brand

Hyundai admits it has learned from and been surprised by some of the challenges and requirements it has faced in selling the Genesis model in Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice in Canberra this week, Scott Grant, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer said the experience with Genesis so far have been invaluable...


Northern Territory to axe open speed limits
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Northern Territory to axe open speed limits

The newly-elected Northern Territory government has vowed to get rid of the open speed limits on sections of the Stuart Highway. NT’s newly-elected Labor party said it would reintroduce the 130km/h speed limits in the coming months after its landslide victory in last weekend’s election, undoing the two-year trial implemented by the former Country Liberal government...


Hyundai's Genesis under 'no illusion' about luxury challenge
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Hyundai's Genesis under 'no illusion' about luxury challenge

Hyundai Australia says it’s under no illusion of the steep challenge that it faces introducing its new luxury brand early next year. Speaking to CarAdvice in Canberra this week, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer, Scott Grant, said he is not underestimating the challenge of breaking into the luxury segment...


Renault Australia repeatedly researched launching rugged Dacia Duster
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Renault Australia repeatedly researched launching rugged Dacia Duster

Renault says it seriously considered importing the rugged Dacia Duster SUV to Australia a number of times before deciding it couldn’t make the business case work. But don’t rule out seeing the next-generation version coming to local shores, with the company’s Australia arm saying it would be “silly not to” revisit the case down the track...


Audi's Oculus Rift virtual training car could be coming to a dealership near you
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Audi's Oculus Rift virtual training car could be coming to a dealership near you

Audi engineers have developed a car based on the Audi A4 that uses an Oculus Rift virtual reality to simulate emergency situations, and we've driven it. Based on the regular Audi A4, the Audi Virtual Experience car features a number of custom-built features that allow the driver to don an Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and then physically go out for a drive...


Hyundai ute ruled out for Australia
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Hyundai ute ruled out for Australia

The Hyundai Santa Cruz ute has been ruled out for Australia due to an expected minimal market demand and the investment cost of producing the commercial vehicle in right-hand drive...


Audi A9 e-tron gets green light for production, due in 2020 - report
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Audi A9 e-tron gets green light for production, due in 2020 - report

The rumoured Audi A9 limousine looks set to become a reality, after the company’s boss reportedly gave the go-ahead for the new model to go into production. According to an article by Autocar, the German marque’s new flagship will sit above the A8 in the line-up when it launches by the end of the decade, sharing numerous components with the upcoming Q6 e-tron SUV...


Hyundai N performance brand set for six models by 2019, i30 N to start
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Hyundai N performance brand set for six models by 2019, i30 N to start

Hyundai’s upcoming N performance brand is expected to release six models in its first two years of operation, including a hot hatch and performance variants of the company’s SUVs. Hyundai N, which has been around as a brand for close to three years, has so far had exposure mainly on the South Korean brand’s World Rally Championship car...


Hyundai hits back at Volkswagen over 'aspirational' comments
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Hyundai hits back at Volkswagen over 'aspirational' comments

Hyundai says that, despite recent disparaging comments from local Volkswagen chief Michael Bartsch on the appeal of Korean cars, Australian motorists do aspire to buy into its range. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Hyundai Tucson 30 Special Edition in Canberra last week, Scott Grant, Hyundai Australia’s chief operating officer, dismissed Volkswagen Australia boss’s comments, suggesting that the company’s sales success speaks for itself...