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New Car Sales Figures April 2015
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New Car Sales Figures April 2015

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of April 2015. For a detailed analysis, click here...


Passenger car sales plummet before SUV barrage
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Passenger car sales plummet before SUV barrage

Passenger car sales fell 10.3 per cent in April, the biggest drop of any month this year, despite the overall new vehicle market recording growth of 1.2 per cent over the same month in 2014. In as clear a sign as you’ll get of buyers’ changing tastes, SUV registrations over the same period jumped 17 per cent, more than addressing the shortfall...


Car sales April 2015: Winners and losers
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Car sales April 2015: Winners and losers

Australia’s seemingly insatiable appetite for SUVs has seen the new vehicle market continue its positive trend in April, with sales increasing 1.2 per cent over the same month last year. Official VFACTS data released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries reveals 81,656 passenger cars, SUVs and commercial vehicles were sold across the country last month, taking 2015’s tally to 359,250 – up 3...


Uber launches UberAssist service for customers requiring extra assistance
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Uber launches UberAssist service for customers requiring extra assistance

Uber Australia has announced the launch of a service called UberAssist, designed to provide trained drivers that help customers with extra assistance and special needs. The company says that its top driver partners will receive the required training to deal with and assist passengers requiring unique access requirements...


Holden Commodore Storm special edition returns
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Holden Commodore Storm special edition returns

The Holden Commodore Storm special edition has been reintroduced for all body styles of the sporty 2015 SV6 and SS model variants. The Storm package adds satellite navigation, front foglights, unique 18-inch dark-finish alloy wheels, red contrast stitching, and Storm exterior badging and dashboard embroidery to the SV6 and SS sedan Sportwagon and ute for just $500 more than each model’s recommended retail price...


Aston Martin AM37 powerboat will be available by the end of the year
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Aston Martin AM37 powerboat will be available by the end of the year

The British luxury car maker and Quintessence Yachts will soon produce the Aston Martin AM37 powerboat together. Last week, at an event at Aston Martin's headquarters in Gaydon, UK, the automaker revealed several computer renderings of what the upcoming boat will look like. The AM37 will be revealed in the flesh, to both media and prospective buyers, later this year...


2015 Renault Trafic : No automatic gearbox option in sight
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2015 Renault Trafic : No automatic gearbox option in sight

The 2015 Renault Trafic doesn’t come with an automatic gearbox option - and that could be a problem, as the brand’s local arm says this transmission type has accounted for about two out of every five sales in the past. The previous-generation Renault Trafic was available with a six-speed manual or six-speed robotized manual (automatic) transmission, but the new version – which comes with the option of a single-turbo or a twin-turbo 1...


Renault Australia building commercial vehicle business ahead of new ute rollout
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Renault Australia building commercial vehicle business ahead of new ute rollout

Renault Australia is in the process of rolling out a new light commercial vehicle (LCV) specialist dealer network to enable the brand to focus on building that side of its business ahead of the potential arrival of a new utility vehicle based on the 2015 Nissan Navara...


Mercedes-Benz G-Class update revealed with AMG GT engine - UPDATED
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Mercedes-Benz G-Class update revealed with AMG GT engine - UPDATED

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been refreshed once more, and it can now be had with the same engine as the Mercedes-AMG GT. The star of the updated range is the G500 model, which is now powered by the same 4.0-litre direct-injection twin-turbo V8 engine used in the Mercedes-AMG GT coupe and the C63. In the G-Class this engine has been tuned to deliver 310kW of power and 610Nm of torque...


Audi A6 Allroad Biturbo under consideration for Australia
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Audi A6 Allroad Biturbo under consideration for Australia

The 2015 Audi A6 Allroad has only just launched in Australia it could soon be joined by a powered-up Biturbo model. At the launch of the new Audi A6 Allroad rugged station wagon, the German company's local arm confirmed it is looking at introducing a Biturbo version of the car in Australia. The standard 2015 A6 Allroad has a 3...


2015 Audi A6 Allroad pricing and specifications
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2015 Audi A6 Allroad pricing and specifications

The updated 2015 Audi A6 Allroad is now on sale in Australia, with the German luxury brand dropping the price of its rugged wagon by $6000 to bring it closer in line to the sedan range. The new Audi A6 Allroad is priced from $111,900 plus on-road costs, and brings with it a new engine, revised styling, new equipment and that prized higher driving position for which it has become known...


2015 Renault Trafic pricing and specifications
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2015 Renault Trafic pricing and specifications

The all-new 2015 Renault Trafic is now on sale in Australia, with the new-look model bringing a range of big changes to see in its third generation variation. The French brand - which proudly claims the title of the number one van manufacturer in Europe for the last 17 years - has offered up a big rethink of its mid-size Trafic van, which boasts a stylish new look and is bigger and more spacious in the cabin and the cargo bay than ever before...


Jaguar XE: Initial specifications revealed - UPDATED
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Jaguar XE: Initial specifications revealed - UPDATED

Specifications of the Jaguar XE have appeared on the car maker’s public website three months out from the highly anticipated mid-sized sedan’s Australian launch. The configurator, based on global information about the new Jaguar XE, lists five variants (Pure, Prestige, R-Sport, Portfolio and S) and four engines (a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel, two tunes of a 2...


More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV
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More recalls: Great Wall, Volkswagen, Peugeot and LDV

A national recall of 10,217 Great Wall V200 diesel utes is one of a number of such campaigns announced by various brands over the past few days. The Chinese ute-maker’s importer Ateco recalled the ute over a potential problem with the fuel filler neck, which is made of plastic and has been observed to crack near the top under certain circumstances — likely a result of people putting too much weight on it during filling...


LDV's local push: Chinese brand's imminent model rollout
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LDV's local push: Chinese brand's imminent model rollout

Growing Chinese brand LDV will greatly increase its presence in Australia from about the middle of this year, once the G10 people-mover and commercial van range launches in July/August. This will grow further once the company launches its forthcoming light-commercial ute in the near future — some of the market research and evaluation for which has taken place in Australia...