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Five sales winners and losers in 2017
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Five sales winners and losers in 2017

Australia's new vehicle market is steadying after a rough start in 2017, but which companies are winning in a tough environment, and which are losing sales at a disproportionate rate? Here are five of each, based on either percentage or gross terms at our discretion. Background...


Mitsubishi: ‘Old product is hurting us’
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Mitsubishi: ‘Old product is hurting us’

There’s no hiding it – Mitsubishi has some of the oldest products on the market, and the company’s global chief operations officer reckons that’s his biggest focus under the stewardship of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Mitsubishi COO Trevor Mann told media this week in Sydney that he wants to see shorter life-cycles and more investment in research and development – meaning newer cars that drive up to the standards of the classes in which they compete...


2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!
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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor V6: This is the ute you've been waiting for!

Brace yourselves, folks! We've just spied Ford's craziest and most powerful Ranger yet, the Ford Ranger Raptor. As exclusively revealed by CarAdvice in June 2015, Ford is working on a powerful, off-road-focused Ranger with an overhauled the ride and handling setup, expected to be released in 2019...


HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded
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HSV Colorado coming: Engine, chassis and looks to be modded

Holden Special Vehicles (HSV) is understood to have numerous irons in the fire, one of the most interesting being a plan to capitalise on the pickup boom with an aggressive HSV Colorado dual-cab for 2018. The Melbourne-based operation — tuning arm of the Walkinshaw Group, one of the remaining positive stories in Australian auto manufacturing — has a storied history tuning rear-wheel drive V8 Commodore sedans, wagons and utes...


Mitsubishi to focus on SUVs, but passenger car renaissance expected under alliance
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Mitsubishi to focus on SUVs, but passenger car renaissance expected under alliance

Mitsubishi Motors looks set to rejoin the passenger car segment with fresh new models as a result of the takeover by the Renault-Nissan Alliance. The benefits for Mitsubishi seem clear-cut: access to a range of platforms, drivetrains and components at a fraction of the cost of what it would be to develop a car from scratch on their own...


Miataland: Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion
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Miataland: Where Japanese pride meets Italian passion

“I started my collection with the Mazda MX-5, and then one time, I had the chance to share this collection with some friends – enthusiasts of the MX-5 – and I saw in them the happiness to see that particular car. “But I feel I was really happy to share my collection with other enthusiasts...


Jim Richards to run 1985 JPS BMW 635 at Silverstone Classic
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Jim Richards to run 1985 JPS BMW 635 at Silverstone Classic

Jim Richards' legendary JPS BMW 635 CSi will be making an appearance at the Silverstone Classic in the UK, with its championship-winning driver behind the wheel. In 1985, Richards drove the black and gold Beemer, for Frank Gardner Racing, to seven wins and won its first title in the Group A specification...


Tesla to offer a year of free charging for Model S and X customers
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Tesla to offer a year of free charging for Model S and X customers

Tesla Australia has announced an initiative to give customers free electricity through AGL for a year if they buy a Model S or X before July 31. Beginning June 9, any customer that purchases a Model S or Model X will be signed up to AGL's Electric Car Plan and given unlimited charging for a period of one year...


Honda developing two electric vehicles, sales begin 2018
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Honda developing two electric vehicles, sales begin 2018

Honda has confirmed it is developing two electric vehicles, one of which will go on sale next year. Takahiro Hachigo, Honda's CEO, held a press conference yesterday to outline some of the company's plans out to 2030. During the meeting, he revealed the company was hard at work on two electric cars...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for June 9, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice podcast 56: Toyota unstoppable and Astra sedan detailed
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CarAdvice podcast 56: Toyota unstoppable and Astra sedan detailed

This week, Mandy, Paul and Mike Stevens bring you all the latest car news and reviews. A CarAdvice exclusive reveals an airbag recall for Tesla, plus, details and price of Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series, 2018 Kia Stonic previewed in new sketches, and the Nissan Titan joins the Performax line-up in Australia...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance pricing and specs: PHEV here in July from $108,900

Local pricing and details for the 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) have been revealed this week, with the electrified luxury sedan to arrive in Australian showrooms from July. Starting from $108,900 before on-road costs, the hybrid 5 Series is the same price as the more conventional 530i, though the hybrid claims to be far more frugal...


Stockland rolling out Tesla destination chargers across retail centres
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Stockland rolling out Tesla destination chargers across retail centres

Electric carmaker Tesla and shopping centre chain Stockland have announced a $200,000 collaboration to install Tesla Destination Chargers at all 31 of its national retail centres. Over the next 12 months, the charging points will be rolled out to complement Stockland's existing 17 free ChargePoint facilities at 10 locations...


2018 Holden Commodore racer revealed for Australian Supercars Championship
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2018 Holden Commodore racer revealed for Australian Supercars Championship

Holden has taken the wraps off the 2018 Holden Commodore V8 supercar, revealing computer-generated images of its next-generation racer for the Australian Supercars Championship. The 2018 season will see Holden continue using its current naturally-aspirated V8 engine, which has been a huge success for Holden teams...


Subaru BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA revealed in US
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Subaru BRZ tS and WRX STI Type RA revealed in US

The Subaru BRZ tS and Subaru WRX STI Type RA have been revealed in the US, with production of each model limited to 500 units. Subaru BRZ tS The tuned by STI, the Subaru BRZ tS aims to improve the coupe's fun-to-drive factor, not its outright speed. As such there are no upgrades for the car's 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine...