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Holden VF Commodore and WN Caprice recalled for airbag sensor fix
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Holden VF Commodore and WN Caprice recalled for airbag sensor fix

Holden has announced a recall on the VF Series II Commodore and WN Caprice models, over concerns that a circuit board may not have been secured correctly in the casing of the airbag control model. Holden reports that the defect can lead to a slight delay in the deployment of side thorax and side curtain airbags, along with a risk that the airbags may otherwise deploy unexpectedly...


Audi SQ7 debuts with world-first electric turbocharging
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Audi SQ7 debuts with world-first electric turbocharging

Just days after the multiple reveals at the Geneva motor show there has been another global debut - the high-performance Audi SQ7 luxury SUV. It features numerous firsts for Audi, but also a world first - it’s the first ever S model in the Q7 lineup, and it features the first electric powered compressor to be used in a production vehicle...


Subaru Outback sales pass 100,000 in Australia
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Subaru Outback sales pass 100,000 in Australia

The iconic Subaru Outback model passed 100,000 lifetime sales in Australia over the course of February. Last month's monthly figure of 869 sales took the cumulative Outback tally to 100,012 here since 1996. That’s a sizeable ‘car park’, to use industry vernacular. Subaru Outback sales have hit sixth gear since the end of 2014 in particular, when the latest-generation model launched...


February 2016 VFACTS new vehicle sales
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February 2016 VFACTS new vehicle sales

The Australian new vehicle market underwent strong growth in February this year over the same (albeit one-day shorter) month in 2015 with 96,443 registrations recorded, up 6.7 per cent. The VFACTS figures released this morning by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries show that last month was Australia’s highest February on record...


Peugeot Australia discounts 308, 2008 and 4008 for March
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Peugeot Australia discounts 308, 2008 and 4008 for March

Peugeot Australia’s distributor has announced a sharp pricing and aftersales campaign for the month of March to stimulate sales. Headlining the campaign is the Peugeot 308 Access hatch which will go for $22,990 drive-away with a free automatic transmission thrown in — which is the gearbox everyone buys anyway. This is a saving of about $2500...


Rugged SUV sales: MU-X beating Pajero Sport, Everest, Fortuner and Colorado 7
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Rugged SUV sales: MU-X beating Pajero Sport, Everest, Fortuner and Colorado 7

We get asked a lot of questions about the sales performance each month of Australia’s fleet of rugged, ute-based family off-roaders. We speak for the Ford Everest, Holden Colorado 7, Isuzu MU-X, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport and Toyota Fortuner, based respectively on the Ranger, Colorado, D-Max, Triton and HiLux...


2016 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses
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2016 Geneva motor show: Hits and misses

Salon international de l'auto, better known to many as the Geneva International Motor Show, has come and gone once again. This year's show brought a number of important unveilings, from the monumentally pricey and strictly limited-production Bugatti Chiron, Koenigsegg Regera and Lamborghini Centenario to the more accessible new Audi Q2, Toyota C-HR and Renault Megane wagon...


2016 Geneva motor show gallery — UPDATED
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2016 Geneva motor show gallery — UPDATED

With hundreds of new models revealed at the 2016 Geneva motor show, our team has been busy bringing you the latest news and information from the show. While our words do all the talking, there's nothing like a huge image gallery, so we've put together one of the most comprehensive image sets you'll find on the internet...


New car sales figures February 2016
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New car sales figures February 2016

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


Audi Q2 designer had the young, fashionable and sporty in mind
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Audi Q2 designer had the young, fashionable and sporty in mind

As soon as the covers were lifted on the all-new, 2017 Audi Q2 at the Geneva International Motor Show, the design polarised almost everyone who looked at it. Many punters loved its almost ‘non-Audi SUV’ appearance, but some didn’t. And the ones who didn’t like it, really didn’t like it...


2016 Mazda CX-9 improves fuel economy by 25 per cent
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2016 Mazda CX-9 improves fuel economy by 25 per cent

The new turbocharged four-cylinder petrol 2016 Mazda CX-9 due to arrive in Australia later this year will be almost 25 per cent more fuel efficient than the outgoing V6 model. In one fell swoop, Mazda’s answer to the Toyota Kluger, Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento will therefore go from being one of the thirstiest petrol cars in class, to one of the most frugal...


How does the Koenigsegg Regera drive without a gearbox? Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) explained
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How does the Koenigsegg Regera drive without a gearbox? Koenigsegg Direct Drive (KDD) explained

If you're anything like me, you would have become weak at the knees when the Bugatti Chiron was unveiled at the 2016 Geneva motor show. That knee weakness then turned to hot flushes when the wraps were taken off the Koenigsegg Regera. While it's not as quick as the Chiron to 100km/h (a little over 2.8 seconds v. 2...


Morgan EV3 unveiled: Morgan 3 Wheeler gets electrified - UPDATE
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Morgan EV3 unveiled: Morgan 3 Wheeler gets electrified - UPDATE

The Morgan EV3 is an electrified version of the already niche Morgan 3 Wheeler, and it has made its debut in pre-production guise at the 2016 Geneva motor show. The new EV3 model continues on the theme that the motorcycle-engined 3 Wheeler started with design inspiration from "1930s aero-engine race cars, classic motorcycles and 1950s fantasy automatons" - whatever that means...


2017 Holden Colorado caught on camera - UPDATE
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2017 Holden Colorado caught on camera - UPDATE

Here we have what is claimed to be the first glimpse of the 2017 Holden Colorado's front-end styling. Dramatic change, right? The image was posted to Thai site MZCrazyCars, and going on the bad photoshop effort it appears to have come straight from the production line (hard cropping and blank background indicate that the car's surrounds were sensitive...


Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz headline 2016 World Car of the Year finalists
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Audi, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz headline 2016 World Car of the Year finalists

Among the frenzy of super, hyper and mega cars revealed at this week's Geneva motor show, the top three finalists for the 2016 World Car of the Year (WCOTY) award have been announced. With four key categories covered, comprising World Luxury Car, World Performance Car, World Green Car and World Car Design of the Year, the top prize is the coveted title of World Car of the Year...