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Passenger vehicle sales a study in stark contrast
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Passenger vehicle sales a study in stark contrast

Overall passenger vehicle sales continued their slide in April, but this was not the case at the figurative top end of town. As we have reported, overall passenger vehicle sales fell 10.3 per cent last month against a total market that actually grew overall, largely on the back of SUVs, up 17 per cent...


Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy
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Renault Kadjar remains out of the picture for Australia as French brand plans SUV strategy

If there’s a message that buyers are sending sellers in the Australian automotive industry, it’s that SUVs are what they want. However, some brands – such as Renault Australia – aren’t rushing to add new models. The French maker’s recently revealed Kadjar SUV, which is a cousin of the Nissan Qashqai, isn’t on the brand’s local radar at this point in time because the company says it wants to get its current line-up right first...


Maserati Levante SUV to debut at 2016 Detroit auto show - report
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Maserati Levante SUV to debut at 2016 Detroit auto show - report

The Italian marque's first ever crossover vehicle, the Maserati Levante, will reportedly make its global at next year's Detroit auto show. According to Autovisie, Maserati's first SUV will debut at the 2016 Detroit show, which starts on January 12. The car will then go into production from March in Italy...


Lamborghini Huracan Superveloce spy photos
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Lamborghini Huracan Superveloce spy photos

Our spy photographers have spotted the Lamborghini Huracan Superveloce out during a round of track testing. At the rear, the Superveloce (or SV for short) prototype features a cut out and temporary grille on the upper portion of the bumper, all of which only partially hides an extra pair of exhaust tips...


Italian incentives may convince Volkswagen to approve Lamborghini SUV - report
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Italian incentives may convince Volkswagen to approve Lamborghini SUV - report

The Italian government has reportedly offered tax incentives, which it hopes will convince the board of the Volkswagen Group to approve a Lamborghini SUV for local production. According to well placed, but anonymous, sources within the Italian government, Bloomberg has learnt that the current administration has offered a package with 100 million euros ($139 million) worth of tax breaks at its core...


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...