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Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015
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Top 10 biggest sales drops of 2015

What new vehicles have seen the biggest sales drops in 2015 to date? If you’re in the market for a new car, SUV or commercial, it can be valuable to know. After all, if a brand is struggling to sell one of its volume cars, there's every chance you could get yourself a good deal. Most of the cars on this list are pretty good vehicles...


Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned
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Volkswagen Golf TCR racing prototype revealed, 2016 launch planned

While we wait for the promised and hotly anticipated production version of Volkswagen’s Golf R 400 concept, here’s something else to drool over: the Golf TCR racing prototype. Let’s cover some basics: 243kW and 410Nm of torque, front-wheel-drive (yes, front-wheel-drive), an enhanced six-speed DSG transmission and… look, loads of other track-specific tweaks...


2016 Ford Focus pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Focus pricing and specifications

The 2016 Ford Focus hatch and sedan range will arrive in Australia — at last — in October this year, and the company appears to be making a bold move upmarket. Unlike the current (non-ST) Ford Focus range, available in four specification levels with three engine choices, the MY16 range will come with three specification options and just one choice of engine — a 1...


V8 Supercars Gen2 'First Draft' Guidelines Released
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V8 Supercars Gen2 'First Draft' Guidelines Released

V8 Supercars has handed down first draft details of its evolving new racecar requirements, developed as part of a major overhaul planned for the 2017 season. The guidelines released today detail further the new ‘Gen2’ program first revealed in December, introducing a number of key changes that will allow a wider field of carmakers to participate...


Northern Territory open speed limit trial could soon expand to new stretches
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Northern Territory open speed limit trial could soon expand to new stretches

The Northern Territory’s open speed limit trial, which covers 276 kilometres of the Stuart Highway, may soon be expanded to new stretches of road. The trial was initially launched in February last year with a 204km section between Alice Springs and Barrow Creek, but September saw that extended by 76km to just south of the Ali Curung Rail Overpass...


2016 Infiniti QX80: pricing and specifications
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2016 Infiniti QX80: pricing and specifications

Australian pricing for the 2016 Infiniti QX80 SUV has been released today, ahead of a showroom debut set to occur later this month. Infiniti’s big and burly luxo-barge first appeared overseas in 2010, debuting at the New York motor show as a rival to upper-large premium SUVs like the Mercedes-Benz GL, Range Rover, Cadillac Escalade and, of course, its Japanese counterpart, the Lexus LX...


Audi TT RS new-generation a sure bet for Australia
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Audi TT RS new-generation a sure bet for Australia

Audi Australia is keen to offer local buyers the option of an ultra high-performance Audi TT RS, which was essentially confirmed for production by an Audi executive late last year. While it's not expected for another two years, it was revealed last year by Audi technical project manager, Markus Sieward, that the high-powered coupe would utilise a 2...


2016 Infiniti QX70 S Design pricing and specifications: New special-edition SUV hits Australia
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2016 Infiniti QX70 S Design pricing and specifications: New special-edition SUV hits Australia

Infiniti has added a new special-edition model to its QX70 SUV range, introducing the new QX70 S Design flagship to its Australian line-up this week. Available in V6 petrol and diesel forms, the new special enters with drive-away pricing of $85,900 and $87,900 respectively. From October, pricing will revert to $88,900 and $90,900 before on-road costs...


Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto
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Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Skoda has followed stablemate Volkswagen into announcing significant feature changes to its Australian range, introducing new equipment, new powertrains and new models. Model ranges blessed with an update this week include the small Rapid, the mid-sized Octavia, the high-riding Octavia Scout and the recently re-styled Yeti...


2016 Mazda BT-50 revealed in patent images
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2016 Mazda BT-50 revealed in patent images

Patent images of the 2016 Mazda BT-50 have been obtained by CarAdvice. The patent images show only minor styling changes for the Australian-engineered Mazda ute, due to arrive here in updated guise around September. Despite speculation that the mid-life BT-50 update would offer a more aggressive design, it appears that styling changes are limited to an updated grille and minor revisions to the rear...


2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV spotted in Thailand
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2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV spotted in Thailand

The all-new 2016 Toyota Fortuner SUV - a spin-off from the new-generation Toyota HiLux - has been spied on a semi-trailer in Thailand ahead of its global premiere this month. The all-new Fortuner has previously been confirmed for the local market, where it will likely slot in between the RAV4 and Prado models...


Audi Australia "not afraid" to invest in infrastructure for electric Q6 and e-tron models
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Audi Australia "not afraid" to invest in infrastructure for electric Q6 and e-tron models

Audi Australia is ready to invest in infrastructure to support its upcoming plug-in electric e-tron and full-electric passenger cars as momentum behind the electric vehicle movement increases. Audi announced last year that e-tron variants are likely to be introduced across almost all model lines in the range, making it a key drivetrain pillar to sit alongside diesel and petrol drivetrains...


Light van sales growing at a rate of knots
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Light van sales growing at a rate of knots

Small SUVs may be capturing the modern automotive zeitgeist better than other vehicles, but there is one part of the market growing even faster in percentage terms — light-sized vans. The Vans/CC < 2.5t segment, which includes the Volkswagen Caddy, Renault Kangoo, Suzuki APV, Citroen Berlingo and Fiat Doblo, remains small in numerical terms — just 2267 registrations YTD, up from 1740 at this point last year...


2016 Audi TT Roadster pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi TT Roadster pricing and specifications

The 2016 Audi TT Roadster has been launched in Australia with sharp pricing and a marked increase in features. Audi Australia has launched the TT Roadster in Australia with a single drivetrain and gearbox combination, with a starting price from $81,500 plus on-road costs for the TT Roadster Sport and $89,000 for the TT Roadster S-Line (plus on-road costs)...


Luxury Car Tax "unfair", says Audi
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Luxury Car Tax "unfair", says Audi

Updated 09/07/2015: Further clarification around luxury car tax thresholds and percentages was added in below. The Luxury Car Tax (LCT) is "absolutely an unfair tax", says Audi general manager of corporate communications Anna Burgdorf. The LCT, which was implemented in Australia on July 1, 2000, was designed to protect the local car industry and slug buyers of 'luxury cars' with a 25...