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Land Rover Australia sales overtake Jeep
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Land Rover Australia sales overtake Jeep

In an interesting convergence of two diametrically-opposed line graphs, Land Rover is currently selling more vehicles in Australia than Jeep, while it's also selling more SUVs than Mercedes-Benz and BMW in the luxury market. Between January and March, Land Rover sold 4093 units in Australia, up 49.8 per cent. Jeep, meanwhile, sold 3787, down 50...


January-March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, ups and downs of the first quarter
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January-March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, ups and downs of the first quarter

We’re now into the second quarter of 2016, meaning we are able to deduce some Australian car industry trends for the year-to-date (YTD). Leading the pack in the sales race is the Mazda 3, which is a nose ahead of the Toyota Corolla, though sales of both of these small cars are down. Rounding out the top five were the Toyota HiLux, Hyundai i30 and Ford Ranger...


BAIC electric supercar leaked, details emerge
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BAIC electric supercar leaked, details emerge

Chinese manufacturer Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) is understood to be working on a new electric supercar to take on the world’s elite, after images were leaked online this week. Although no official details have been released, reports claim that the Chinese automotive giant’s zero-emissions supercar will be capable of sprinting from 0-100km/h in under three seconds and hit a top speed of 260km/h...


March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers
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March 2016 VFACTS: New vehicle sales, winners and losers

Australian new vehicle sales were down slightly in March 2016 over last year’s mammoth tally, with 104,512 units registered meaning a drop of 0.5 per cent. March sales are usually high because it’s the end of the Japanese financial year. However, the top-selling car in March was Korean — the Hyundai i30, skating to first thanks to strong factory drive-away deals...


Volkswagen Crossblue-based large SUV spied testing
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Volkswagen Crossblue-based large SUV spied testing

The production version of Volkswagen’s large CrossBlue SUV, unveiled in 2013, has been spied testing in a clever disguise that focusses more on misdirection than camouflage. Revealed initially as a six-seat concept, the CrossBlue was quickly confirmed as a preview of Volkswagen’s new entrant into the large seven-seat SUV market, where it will face off against offerings like the Toyota Kluger and the big new Mazda CX-9...


2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed update and new Black Edition revealed
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2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed update and new Black Edition revealed

Overnight, the luxury car maker revealed an update for the Bentley Continental GT Speed, as well as a new variant dubbed the Bentley Continental GT Speed Black Edition. Under the bonnet, the updated Continental GT Speed features a more powerful version of the company’s 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, and now boasts 472kW of power and 840Nm of torque between 2000 and 5000rpm...


Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt
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Prodrive, Subaru reveal new WRX STI built for Isle of Man record attempt

Subaru Technica International (STI) has teamed up with UK-based Prodrive to create a special new WRX STI racer to tackle the legendary Isle of Man TT course. More famous for its success on rally stages around the world, the Subaru WRX STI of late has been the weapon of choice to chase the lap record around the Isle of Man time trial circuit...


2014-2015 Kia Soul recalled over steering fault
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2014-2015 Kia Soul recalled over steering fault

Kia Australia has recalled 338 vehicles in its Soul crossover line, over fears that a loose pin could cause a loss of steering control. The Korean manufacturer reports that the steering pinion gear may separate from the steering rack, which poses an accident hazard for the driver and other motorists. A manufacturing fault is the cause of the defect...


Ford Mustang: Australian supply improves with 2000 extra units, Sync 3 infotainment standard
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Ford Mustang: Australian supply improves with 2000 extra units, Sync 3 infotainment standard

Ford Australia has secured an extra 2000 Mustangs to satisfy massive local demand. Additionally, this range of MY17 Ford Mustangs due late this year will be the first to come with Ford’s new Sync 3 infotainment system, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years pricing and specifications: $48,990 flagship here from June
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years pricing and specifications: $48,990 flagship here from June

The extra-powerful and extra-special 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years edition is nearing its Australian launch, and today the car maker has handed down details on what we can expect when it arrives in June. Celebrating the GTI hero’s 40th birthday, this new variant was revealed in September last year with the GTI Clubsport badge...


Volkswagen small SUV rendered: Polo companion likely for 2018
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Volkswagen small SUV rendered: Polo companion likely for 2018

A speculative rendering of the next-generation Volkswagen Polo hatch’s anticipated SUV companion has surfaced online, ahead of a possible 2018 launch. Volkswagen has toyed with the idea of a sub-Tiguan SUV concept for some time now, unveiling the T-Roc, T-Cross Breeze and Taigun concepts in recent years...


Tesla Model 3: design tweaks coming, pre-orders blow out to 276,000
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Tesla Model 3: design tweaks coming, pre-orders blow out to 276,000

Not the biggest fan of the new Tesla Model 3’s polarising front-end look? Company founder Elon Musk has heard at least one fan’s plea for a rethink, confirming through a Twitter chat this morning that changes are on the cards. Unveiled at a special event in California on Friday, Australian time, the Model 3 introduces a new direction for Tesla styling with its bold duckbill look...


Cadillac planning ultra-luxe Bentley rivals beyond 2020 - report
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Cadillac planning ultra-luxe Bentley rivals beyond 2020 - report

General Motors’ premium arm Cadillac is preparing a super-luxury SUV and sedan pair to rival the likes of Bentley by the end of the next decade, according to a new report. Following the release of the opulent Bentley Bentayga, along with its upcoming competition in the Aston Martin DBX, Lamborghini Urus and Rolls Royce SUV, Cadillac is reportedly planning its own player in the ultra-luxe SUV segment...


BMW ‘Z5’ spied in the snow, new details emerge
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BMW ‘Z5’ spied in the snow, new details emerge

BMW’s successor to the Z4 sports car, dubbed the ‘Z5’, has been spotted again during cold weather testing. The next-generation model, the company’s first to be co-developed with Toyota, is expected to make its motor-show debut sometime in 2017 before going on sale in 2018...


BMW Personal Mobility Companion: new app is part navigation, part personal assistant
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BMW Personal Mobility Companion: new app is part navigation, part personal assistant

The gap between our digital and physical lives is ever closing, and BMW has taken a further step forward to help combine cars and smartphones with their new Connected Personal Mobility Companion app. Using your address book and calendar data, the BMW app knows when and where you have your next appointment...