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Fiat’s low quality perception ‘will take time’ to change, says global CEO
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Fiat’s low quality perception ‘will take time’ to change, says global CEO

The global boss of Fiat says that the brand’s low quality and reliability perception cannot be fixed with commercials or marketing, but rather with the brand proving itself with cars such as the 500X...


Fiat 500X to revitalise brand in Australia
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Fiat 500X to revitalise brand in Australia

The Fiat 500X compact SUV will help revitalise the Italian brand in Australia, according to the brand’s local boss. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Fiat 500X in Sydney this week, the boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia, Pat Dougherty, said the new model will help Fiat sell some ‘decent volume’...


Holden unconcerned by lack of Camaro, despite huge Mustang pre-orders
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Holden unconcerned by lack of Camaro, despite huge Mustang pre-orders

Holden insists it is not annoyed at the lack of right-hand drive availability on the Chevrolet Camaro, at the same time as nemesis Ford Australia is having sell-out success with the new Mustang. As we reported this week, Ford’s entire 2016 allocation of 4000 Mustangs is apparently sold out, with 80 per cent secured via deposit before even going on sale...


Toyota S-FR Racing Concept uncovered
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Toyota S-FR Racing Concept uncovered

The sporty little Toyota S-FR coupe concept car just got racy, with the Japanese company unveiling the Toyota S-FR Racing Concept ahead of its debut at the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon. Toyota Gazoo Racing has reimagined the slinky, cutesy S-FR Coupe into a track-focused racer ahead of the modified car showcase that runs from 15-17 January in Tokyo...


McLaren 675LT Spider revealed
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McLaren 675LT Spider revealed

The top has been dropped on the McLaren 675LT, with the British brand showcasing the McLaren 675LT Spider overnight. The new hard-top convertible supercar is described by the company as "the most focused, fastest and exhilarating open top McLaren model ever built", with its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine producing 497kW of power and 700Nm of torque...


2017 Holden Cruze confirmed, to be sold locally alongside Astra
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2017 Holden Cruze confirmed, to be sold locally alongside Astra

Holden has let slip that it will sell the next-generation Cruze alongside the already-confirmed Astra beyond the end of its factory closure in 2017 — with a big small-car sales boost expected. This means the next-generation Cruze, expected to be made in Korea, will be sold here alongside the new European-sourced Astra — the latter of which goes on sale around October 2016...


ANCAP gives Honda HR-V, Audi Q7 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport five stars
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ANCAP gives Honda HR-V, Audi Q7 and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport five stars

The latest round of ANCAP safety tests have yielded maximum five-star ratings for a trio of SUVs — the Audi Q7, Honda HR-V and (as we already reported today) the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. The Honda HR-V just now receives its rating despite launching in February, and going on to be Honda’s top-selling car locally. The ANCAP test crunched data from ASEAN NCAP testing...


Chery J11 recalled over potential fire risk
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Chery J11 recalled over potential fire risk

The Chinese-made Chery J11 SUV has been recalled over a potential fire hazard. A notice posted to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recalls.gov.au website states that 796 examples of the Chery SUV built between 27 March 2009 and 29 December 2010 will be called back to dealerships to inspect a fault...


2016 Fiat 500X pricing and specifications
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2016 Fiat 500X pricing and specifications

The 2016 Fiat 500X range will start from $28,000 plus on-road costs for the base model front-wheel drive manual and stretch to $39,000 for the top-spec AWD nine-speed automatic. Standard features across the range include a reversing camera while available active safety features include forward collision warning, lane departure warning and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross path detection...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport scores five-star ANCAP safety rating
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport scores five-star ANCAP safety rating

Mitsubishi Australia has announced a five star safety rating for the Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, which launches as a successor to the Challenger this week in Australia. The announcement comes on the back of Mitsubishi announcing several Mitsubishi-first safety technologies and a number of class equalling safety tech that will ensure the Pajero Sport doesn't lag behind the competition when it goes on sale next week...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport pricing and specifications: Challenger replacement launches from $45,000 with segment firsts
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport pricing and specifications: Challenger replacement launches from $45,000 with segment firsts

The all-new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has launched in Australia this week, ahead of going on sale to the public from next Monday. In addition to announcing a high level of safety equipment for the top-specification Exceed model, the entire Mitsubishi Pajero Sport range is bolstered by a five-star ANCAP safety rating, seven airbags and an impressive 3100kg braked towing capacity — the latter placing it ahead of the recently released Ford Everest and Toyota Fortuner...


Mitsubishi Pajero Sport introduces new safety technology to brand's line-up
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Mitsubishi Pajero Sport introduces new safety technology to brand's line-up

The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport launches in Australia this week and debuts a number of safety technologies for the Japanese brand in our market. The Triton-based SUV, which ditches the old Challenger nameplate for the global Pajero Sport designation, reaches our shores just weeks after our preview drive of the all-new off-road model in Japan...


Renault Clio RS220 Trophy: $39,990 hero hits Australia
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Renault Clio RS220 Trophy: $39,990 hero hits Australia

The limited-edition Renault Clio RS220 Trophy is now on sale in Australia, bringing more power and driving enhancements to the local hot-hatch party. Priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs, the RS220 demands a $2500 premium over the RS200 Cup Premium, while sitting a whopping $10,500 above the most affordable Clio RS model, the 200 Sport...


Nissan Navara sales booming, number three ute in November
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Nissan Navara sales booming, number three ute in November

The Nissan X-Trail and Nissan Navara enjoyed boom months in November, propelling the Japanese company to huge monthly sales growth. Nissan managed 7229 sales in November, according to VFACTS, a figure that was 39.5 per cent higher than the total for November 2014. This made Nissan the number five brand in Australia, the first time it has cracked that number of some time...


Mazda MX-5 tops November sports car sales
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Mazda MX-5 tops November sports car sales

The Mazda MX-5 hit the top of the sports car sales charts in November for the first time in years, on the back of the new model’s greatly improved pricing. The fourth-generation of the now iconic budget convertible series managed 221 sales in November, edging out the Toyota 86 (209), BMW 2 Series (176) and Hyundai Veloster (149) to lead the segment...