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Kia Australia setting the sales charts alight
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Kia Australia setting the sales charts alight

Kia Australia is powering along to a massive 2016 sales result, with year-to-date (YTD) figures up an impressive 28 per cent over the equivalent time period last year. With 28,551 units sold so far, Kia is now ensconced in the top-ten brands list — alongside Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai, Holden, Ford, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Volkswagen, Subaru...


2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix
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2015 Holden Colorado, Colorado 7 recalled for seat belt fix

Holden has issued a recall for 2714 of its 2015 Colorado utes and Colorado 7 SUVs over concerns the vehicle’s seat belt retractors could come loose. According to the manufacturer, the bolt that holds the retractor into the vehicle’s body may not have been correctly tightened due to a manufacturing fault...


Ford Mustang sales stampede, muscle car outselling family SUV
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Ford Mustang sales stampede, muscle car outselling family SUV

Australian demand for the Ford Mustang muscle car remains rampant, with another 717 units sold in August. During its first year on sale, the Blue Oval brand has sold 3835 ‘Stangs, more than double any other sports car. Furthermore, with a waiting list still out to the middle of 2017 at some dealers, it seems Australia’s love affair with the reborn Pony Car shows no sign of relenting soon...


New car sales figures August 2016
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New car sales figures August 2016

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of August 2016. For a detailed market analysis, click here...


August 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed
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August 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales numbers, winners and losers detailed

New vehicles sales grew by a solid 4.6 per cent in August, keeping the market on track for an all-time annual record. VFACTS figures released this morning show that 94,909 new cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold last month, taking the year-to-date (YTD) figure to 784,380...


2017 Kia Rio GT rendering transforms new hatch into pocket rocket
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2017 Kia Rio GT rendering transforms new hatch into pocket rocket

A speculative rendering of a hotted-up 2017 Kia Rio GT has surfaced online, offering one vision of how a hotted-up - but still to be confirmed - version of the all-new Rio could look. Created by independent artist X-Tomi Design, the Kia Rio GT borrows several styling cues from its larger Optima GT and Sportage GT-Line (Platinum) siblings, giving the hatch a very athletic look...


Audi Virtual Reality experience to expand to dealerships
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Audi Virtual Reality experience to expand to dealerships

Virtual reality is the new buzzword term in technology, and with headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift readily accessible, Audi has spent the last three years working on a dealership-ready customer experience that dives into the virtual...


Nissan dealers not mad at curtain-call for Patrol, Micra and Pulsar
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Nissan dealers not mad at curtain-call for Patrol, Micra and Pulsar

It’s a fair question to ask the boss of Nissan in Australia, whether the dealer and service network around the country is a little upset at the prospect of letting go of so many important volume vehicles over the past few years. Those vehicles include the ancient diesel Patrol, the light Micra, and the returned but relatively short-lived Pulsar hatch...


Audi's secret 70-strong 'car-to-x' fleet collects over six billion data points in one year
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Audi's secret 70-strong 'car-to-x' fleet collects over six billion data points in one year

In a bid to build a self-learning database of road and vehicle data, Audi has been using employees to collect over 400Gb of data across 70 vehicles in a bid to push autonomous driving even further. Audi's car-to-x test car fleet logs data from real-world conditions by strapping data-logging transceivers to a fleet of 70 vehicles driven by employees across Europe (a mix of Q7, A4 and A5)...


2018 Audi A8 the most technologically advanced car ever, tech chief claims
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2018 Audi A8 the most technologically advanced car ever, tech chief claims

The automotive game is moving forward at a rapid pace, with interior technology now equally as important as driving dynamics. No surprise, then, that the team behind the 2018 Audi A8 is already claiming it will change the scene with the most advanced automotive technology ever seen...


Nikola electric truck drops natural gas plans, switches to hydrogen power
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Nikola electric truck drops natural gas plans, switches to hydrogen power

Startup company Nikola has made a significant change to its upcoming One electric semi truck, switching to a hydrogen fuel cell just months before its expected December launch. Originally the Nikola One was meant to use a 400kW turbine fuelled by compressed natural gas to power the truck’s electric motors, however the company is now advertising that the new semi will use a hydrogen fuel cell...


2017 Ram 1500 Night unveiled in America: Big bad truck on local wish list
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2017 Ram 1500 Night unveiled in America: Big bad truck on local wish list

The 2017 Ram 1500 Night has been unveiled in the US, and it's about as American as it gets. Combining a fair number of things we love about America - size, excess, the wildly unnecessary - the special edition Night package adds a touch of ‘gangsta’ to the already-cool 2017 Ram 1500 Sport...


Ford Australia to recruit 23 graduates in 2017: Engineering, design, marketing roles and more for young Aussies
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Ford Australia to recruit 23 graduates in 2017: Engineering, design, marketing roles and more for young Aussies

Ford Australia has confirmed its graduate program for 2017, which will see new recruits hired across several of the company’s Victoria-based facilities. For the first time, the Ford will hire graduate designers at its Broadmeadows design centre...


Missing link in Holden SUV lineup to be all-new global model
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Missing link in Holden SUV lineup to be all-new global model

Too often, in the world of automotive marketing, the term 'all-new' is thrown around without much emphasis on fact. 'All' is usually very far from the mark, and 'new' isn't much further behind. So Holden's unequivocal promise this week that the missing SUV in the brand's four-model line up will be all-new - a model yet to be revealed anywhere in the world - is treated with a high level of interest (and maybe a smidge of skepticism)...


CarAdvice podcast episode 19: NT to axe open speeds, Hyundai hits VW, Holden Acadia revealed, and much more
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CarAdvice podcast episode 19: NT to axe open speeds, Hyundai hits VW, Holden Acadia revealed, and much more

Welcome to episode 19 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Mandy Turner is joined by Mike Stevens and Mike Costello to form The Triple Ms (can we be sued for that?), talking all about the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world...