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Ford Fiesta ST Plus reported for Geneva: Sixth-gen swansong coming?
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Ford Fiesta ST Plus reported for Geneva: Sixth-gen swansong coming?

An extra-hot RS version of the Fiesta hatch may not be on the cards, but new reports suggest there are plans for a powered-up addition to the ST instead. Speaking with CarAdvice in January, Ford Performance engineering chief Tyrone Johnson said that, if only to the best of his knowledge, there are no plans for an RS-badged Fiesta...


Seat Ateca SUV revealed for Geneva motor show
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Seat Ateca SUV revealed for Geneva motor show

Spanish car maker Seat, an arm of the wider Volkswagen Group, has unveiled its all-new Ateca SUV this week ahead of a debut at next month’s Geneva motor show. The Seat brand departed the Australian market a long time ago, but its fortunes in Europe and elsewhere have grown in the time since and the past three years have seen its sales increase by 25 per cent...


BMW Australia finalising Alpina feasibility study
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BMW Australia finalising Alpina feasibility study

BMW Australia has updated us on the feasibility study it has been working on with specialist tuner Alpina, to bring a line of the company’s performance-tuned cars here. You may recall our chat with Alpina in Frankfurt last September, in which the lauded, independent tuning company confirmed its interest in expanding to Australia...


2017 Holden Trax update revealed in Chevrolet skin - UPDATE
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2017 Holden Trax update revealed in Chevrolet skin - UPDATE

UPDATE: The facelifted Holden Trax, shown here in its overseas but largely identical Chevrolet form, has now been confirmed for Australia. See bottom of article for details. A facelift for the Chevrolet Trax has been revealed in the US ahead of its debut at the Chicago auto show, which starts later this week...


Aftermarket peak body praises plan to allow private imports
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Aftermarket peak body praises plan to allow private imports

Yesterday’s announcement that the government was planning to allow the private importation of new or near-new vehicles from 2018 may have been slammed by existing factory distributors, but not all of the car industry was up in arms. The Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA), the peak body representing the interest of the automotive parts, accessories, tools and equipment industry, has come out strongly in favour...


Honda Australia extends Takata airbag recall: CR-V, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, City, Insight
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Honda Australia extends Takata airbag recall: CR-V, Jazz, Jazz Hybrid, City, Insight

Honda Australia has issued a new recall notice this week, expanding its ongoing recall of vehicles affected by the global Takata airbag scandal. The recall, which centres on the potential for metal fragments to pass through the airbag at the moment of deployment, has affected more than 53 million vehicles worldwide...


Tesla Model 3 will undercut Chevrolet Bolt in US - report
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Tesla Model 3 will undercut Chevrolet Bolt in US - report

The upcoming Tesla Model 3 will undercut the new Chevrolet Bolt in its home market, with the electric car maker this week reaffirming its commitment to a starting price of US$35,000 ($49,300). After the higher than expected pricing for the Model X, which was unveiled last year, some analysts and commentators had speculated that the company would walk back from its earlier statements on the Model 3's opening point...


2017 Honda Civic hatch preview to debut in Geneva
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2017 Honda Civic hatch preview to debut in Geneva

The all-new 2016 Honda Civic sedan and coupe models will soon be joined by a third and final body style: the five-door hatch. Following the sedan model that debuted in September last year and the coupe that followed in November, the new 2017 Honda Civic hatch will be previewed at next month’s Geneva motor show...


Peugeot and Citroen pursuing new mid-sized vans for Australia
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Peugeot and Citroen pursuing new mid-sized vans for Australia

The Australian importer for both Peugeot and Citroen has confirmed it is exploring the local business case for the company’s brand new mid-sized vans, co-developed in Europe with Toyota. Sime Darby, distributor for PSA in Australia, said today that the Peugeot Traveller and Citroen SpaceTourer were "under consideration" for Australia...


2016 Mahindra Genio now on sale in Australia
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2016 Mahindra Genio now on sale in Australia

The 2016 Mahindra Genio has arrived on sale in Australia with revised styling inside and out. The updated version the Indian maker's most affordable ute brings with it a new grille that gives the Mahindra Genio a more modern appearance, while updated 15-inch alloy wheels also make a difference...


2016 Mini Convertible pricing and specifications
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2016 Mini Convertible pricing and specifications

The new Mini Convertible will cost a highly competitive $37,900 plus on-road costs at entry level when it launches in Australia in the second quarter of 2016. Mini Australia announced pricing on its new front-wheel drive convertible today. The $37,900 price applies to the Cooper with a standard six-speed automatic. The Cooper S version will cost $45,400...


Do grey imports pose dangers?: The risks you might face privately importing a new car - UPDATE
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Do grey imports pose dangers? The risks you might face privately importing a new car - UPDATE

Car industry "blind-sided" Parallel imports undermine consumer protection, says industry Car executives and FCAI speak out in anger, their arguments below Heavy hitters within the Australian new vehicle industry have unanimously slammed the government’s proposal to change the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 and allow parallel ‘grey’ importation of near-new cars from 2018...


Tesla Model S drops 85kWh battery from range
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Tesla Model S drops 85kWh battery from range

The Tesla Model S range has been simplified somewhat, with the electric car company removing a few of the car's drivetrain options. From today the 85kWh battery option has been dropped from the Tesla Model S lineup. Additionally, the 90kWh battery pack can now only be specified in dual-motor all-wheel drive format...


2017 Volvo V90 to appear next week, Australian launch set for next year
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2017 Volvo V90 to appear next week, Australian launch set for next year

The new Volvo S90 sedan’s wagon twin, the 2017 Volvo V90, will make its global premiere on February 18, ahead of an Australian debut set for early next year. The unveiling will bring few surprises, however, with the premium new V90 already revealed through a series of scale-model leaks and workshop photos through the latter half of 2015...


MotorWorld Sydney: Australia's new car festival launches
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MotorWorld Sydney: Australia's new car festival launches

MotorWorld Sydney, a new Australian festival designed to connect car buyers, enthusiasts and industry members with everything car-related has been officially launched today, before opening its doors to the public later this year. The event promises to be "Australia's biggest drive experience" and the new concept is set to come to life at Sydney Motorsport Park from November 30 to December 4, 2016...