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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...


2016 Mitsubishi Challenger previewed: shadowy new teaser released for August 1 debut
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2016 Mitsubishi Challenger previewed: shadowy new teaser released for August 1 debut

The 2016 Mitsubishi Challenger is nearing its global debut, scheduled to occur on August 1 at the Bangkok International Grand Motor Sale. The new third-generation SUV, expected to be based again on the Mitsubishi Triton ute, has been spied testing in recent months, and leaked patent application images have all but revealed the seven-seater’s final look...


2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron pricing and specifications
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2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron pricing and specifications

Audi’s first-ever plug-in hybrid, the 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron, is now on sale in Australia from $62,490 plus on-roads. This news follows confirmation last year that the A3 Sportback e-tron, just the first of an onslaught of e-tron models, would come to Australia with a price tag in the neighbourhood of $60,000...


Holden Colorado Space Cab recalled for rear seatbelt fix
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Holden Colorado Space Cab recalled for rear seatbelt fix

Holden’s high-riding Colorado ute has been recalled this week over concerns that one of two rear seatbelt fasteners could be missing on some models. The potential danger centres on a bolt that helps to secure the anchor bracket of the rear seatbelt buckles of Space Cab models with second-row ‘jump seats’...


2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia
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2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia

The 2016 Skoda Fabia range may have just launched locally, but the brand has now announced it will offer the new 2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo as the flagship variant next year. Michael Irmer, Skoda Australia director, told CarAdvice at the launch of the new-generation Fabia that the Monte Carlo will arrive in 2016...


2017 Skoda SUV to come in both five- and seven-seat configurations
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2017 Skoda SUV to come in both five- and seven-seat configurations

The all-new Skoda SUV that arrives within 24 months in Australia has been confirmed to be offered in two seating configurations. The model – which (refuted) rumours have suggested will be known as the Snowman – will arrive in Australia in 2017 following its international reveal in 2016, according to Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer...


2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will feature remote parking - UPDATE
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2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will feature remote parking - UPDATE

BMW's big new 7 Series soon won't be the only next-generation premium car with some neat autonomy tricks: old rival Mercedes-Benz is about to introduce its own take on the self-parking concept, in a model one size down...


Volkswagen Golf TDI sets new US fuel economy record
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Volkswagen Golf TDI sets new US fuel economy record

A Volkswagen Golf TDI has set a new fuel economy record by visiting all 48 contiguous US states and consuming less than 385 litres of diesel along the way. During the 13250.5 kilometre journey through each of the lower 48 states — that's every one except Alaska and Hawaii — the 112kW 2.0-litre turbo-diesel Golf drank an average of 2.9 l/100km...


Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce roadster outed
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Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce roadster outed

Photos that are claimed to be of the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce roadster have been posted online. Overnight, automotive and fashion photographer Jordan Shiraki posted on his website a set of studio photos that he claims are of the recently announced Aventador SV roadster...


McLaren range going hybrid over coming decade, CEO says
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McLaren range going hybrid over coming decade, CEO says

The head of McLaren believes that, within ten years, at least half of the company's model range will feature hybrid drivetrains. "I have said in 10 years I expect half of our cars to be hybrids, but I actually think it will be faster," Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren, told Auto Express at an event announcing the company's financial results...


2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia - UPDATE
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2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia - UPDATE

The 2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo has been confirmed for Australia, with the sporty looking small car set to top the revised Rapid Spaceback range that arrives in showrooms from August this year. The new Rapid Monte Carlo marks the return of the sporty badge in Australia, and the 2016 model will replace the Rapid Elegance, priced from $22,990 plus on-road costs for the six-speed manual (known as the 81TSI), while the 92TSI dual-clutch (DSG) automatic will be positioned at $25,790 plus on-roads...


2016 Skoda Fabia pricing and specifications
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2016 Skoda Fabia pricing and specifications

The 2016 Skoda Fabia hatchback and wagon models have been launched in Australia with new pricing and plenty of new equipment highlights. The new Skoda Fabia range remains the only city car in Australia to be offered with a compact station wagon option, with that bodystyle adding extra boot space – 505 litres compared to 305L in the hatch with the seats up; 1125L and 1370L respectively with the seats folded down – and $1150 over the price of the respective hatchback models...


2016 Mazda MX-5 gets Autoexe styling and tuning package
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2016 Mazda MX-5 gets Autoexe styling and tuning package

The all-new 2016 Mazda MX-5 has been on the global stage for less than a year, but already the tuning scene has turned its attention to the new roadster’s potential. Latest cab off the rank is Japan’s Autoexe, one of the better-known tuning houses from the MX-5’s homeland, and no stranger to tweaking Mazda products...