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Mazda expands lifetime capped-price servicing to all models; existing owners covered as well

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Mazda expands lifetime capped-price servicing to all models; existing owners covered as well

Mazda has expanded its retroactive lifetime capped-price service plan beyond just the Mazda3 and onto the entire passenger and commercial vehicle line-up...

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Holden VF Commodore, WN Caprice recalled: More than 25,000 cars affected by seat issue
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Holden VF Commodore, WN Caprice recalled: More than 25,000 cars affected by seat issue

The Holden VF Commodore and Holden WN Caprice have been recalled for a fifth time in less than three months. The most recent recall affects 25,055 vehicles in Australia, and according to Holden has been discovered as part of an internal investigation...


Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours
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Chevrolet SS confirmed to gain manual option, magnetic ride suspension and new colours

The Australian-made Holden Commodore model that is exported to the US as the Chevrolet SS is about to get a number of new options. Sections of a fleet order sheet published on US site Jalopnik confirms CarAdvice's previous report that the Chevrolet SS will gain a manual transmission option, as well as HSV's magnetic ride control system...


Wicked Campers to remove rude slogans from its vans following backlash
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Wicked Campers to remove rude slogans from its vans following backlash

Wicked Campers Australia has admitted it was at fault to plaster misogynistic and crude slogans on the backs of its rental vans, and is reportedly asking people to spray over them. The Queensland van rental company was embroiled in controversy this following an online petition that attracted more than 110,000 signatories on Change...


Jeep Grand Cherokee : Global recall over fire risk - 31,000 Australian cars affected
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Jeep Grand Cherokee : Global recall over fire risk - 31,000 Australian cars affected

The Jeep Grand Cherokee has been involved in yet another recall - this time over a potential fire risk caused by sun visor vanity mirrors. The recall - which is the eighth known problem for the Jeep Grand Cherokee since the start of 2013 (in Australia) - involves 895,000 vehicles worldwide, including both the Jeep large SUV and the US-market Dodge Durango...


Smart Fortwo teased in mock ads ahead of July 16 debut
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Smart Fortwo teased in mock ads ahead of July 16 debut

The all-new 2015 Smart Fortwo and Smart Forfour are set to be revealed on July 16 in Germany, and the Mercedes-Benz city car brand has released two new teaser videos aimed to mock the size of rival city cars. The videos - which are supposed to be funny, rather than actually giving much away about the new Smart models - indicate the anticipated growth inside the cabin of the new city car...


Opel Australia recall: Every Astra, Corsa, Insignia and Zafira sold in Australia affected
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Opel Australia recall: Every Astra, Corsa, Insignia and Zafira sold in Australia affected

Every Opel model sold so far in Australia has been issued with a recall notice over a problem with the owners' manuals issued by the German arm of General Motors. The recall notice - published on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's recalls.gov...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution dead : Brand confirms the end of its high-performance sedan

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X will be the final high-performance sedan from the Japanese brand. A statement surrounding the death of the Lancer Evolution X sedan came as Mitsubishi announced a final update for US-specification models "Mitsubishi Motors does not have any plans to design a successor with the current concept such as a high-performance four-wheel-drive gasoline-powered sedan," a statement from the brand read...


2015 Ford Everest spied in Victoria
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2015 Ford Everest spied in Victoria

A prototype version of the new 2015 Ford Everest SUV has been caught out in the cold in the Victorian high country by a CarAdvice reader. The new Australian-designed and engineered Ford Everest was seen in Healesville and was believed to be undergoing cold-weather testing. The car clearly replicates the design cues of the concept version of the Everest that debuted in August (pictured below)...


Holden Cruze recall or stop-sale ruled out following investigation
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Holden Cruze recall or stop-sale ruled out following investigation

The Australian-made Holden Cruze will not be recalled following a scare in the US concerning Chevrolet Cruze models with faulty airbag modules. The General Motors brand issued a stop-sale to its North American dealers in June, with 33,000 Cruze models held on showroom floors...


Car sales January to June 2014 : Top 50 cars, top 25 brands
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Car sales January to June 2014 : Top 50 cars, top 25 brands

We’ve reached the halfway point of the year and the battle for the title of Australia’s favourite car could barely be closer. After flying out the gate and establishing a 5000-unit lead by February, the Mazda 3 has been reeled in by the Toyota Corolla over the past four months, cutting its margin to just 358 vehicles (22,524 v 22,166) and setting up an intriguing race in the back half of 2014...


2014 new car sales : Cars sourced from China, Japan see big dips while US and German vehicles soar
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2014 new car sales : Cars sourced from China, Japan see big dips while US and German vehicles soar

It's State of Origin time - so there's no better to take a look at the buying habits of Australian car purchasers and where the cars we're buying are coming from. July VFACTS new car sales data sourced from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries shows that at the halfway point in 2014 buyers are moving away from Chinese- and Japanese-built vehicles, while German- and US-made models are soaring...


Toyota Corolla tops market in June with monster sales total
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Toyota Corolla tops market in June with monster sales total

The Toyota Corolla posted a huge sales total in June, claiming top spot yet again and narrowing the gap to the market-leading Mazda 3. Preliminary data obtained by CarAdvice shows the Corolla racked up almost 4650 sales in June. The result is believed to be the best monthly total for any model since the Mazda 3’s 4649 total in December 2012...


Holden records best sales in three years
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Holden records best sales in three years

Holden enjoyed its best sales in three years last month on the back of aggressive end of financial year offers and its continuing growth against the tide of the market. Preliminary figures reveal June sales of 12,332 vehicles for Holden – its highest total since June 2011 when it delivered 12,827 cars. June was also Holden’s 10th consecutive month outperforming the market average...


Holden design chief says studio is "flat out" with projects
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Holden design chief says studio is "flat out" with projects

Holden design director Richard Ferlazzo says the company’s Port Melbourne studio is running at capacity with its current staff levels, having been assigned plentiful development work within the wider General Motors empire...


Holden Cruze under investigation following US stop-sale for faulty airbags
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Holden Cruze under investigation following US stop-sale for faulty airbags

The Australian-made Holden Cruze may be affected by faulty airbag module that has forced General Motors in North America to stop selling the Chevrolet Cruze. The problem that has forced General Motors to issue a stop-sale notice for the Chevrolet Cruze is a "suspect driver's airbag inflator module that may have been assembled with an incorrect part", according to spokesman Jim Cain...


Toyota Australia's plant closure leads to record $427 million loss
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Toyota Australia's plant closure leads to record $427 million loss

Toyota Australia posted an after-tax loss of $437 million last financial year as a result of February’s decision to shut its Melbourne car and engine plants by the end of 2017. The company, which runs on the Japanese financial year ending on March 31, said its bottom line took an $889 million hit from its decision to shut the doors and restructure...


NSW P-plate laws to change: Power-to-weight ratio adopted as new measure
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NSW P-plate laws to change: Power-to-weight ratio adopted as new measure

The New South Wales state government will follow the lead of Victoria in adopting new laws surrounding what cars P-platers can drive. Until now, NSW P-platers were banned from driving supercharged or turbocharged cars as a blanket rule. However, NSW Minister for Roads and Freight, Duncan Gay, has announced plans to "redefine high performance vehicles to reflect the reality of today's cars" by August 1, 2014...


Holden VE, VF Commodore and WM, WN Caprice models recalled
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Holden VE, VF Commodore and WM, WN Caprice models recalled

A second recall for the Holden VF Commodore and WN Caprice in the space of a month has been announced, with the latest problem centred around the car's windscreen wipers. The recall involves both the newer VF Commodore and WN Caprice models and the previous-generation VE Commodore and WM Caprice, with the vehicles affected having been built between 27 February 2013 and 31 October 2013...


Ford Focus ST facelift teased ahead of Goodwood reveal this week
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Ford Focus ST facelift teased ahead of Goodwood reveal this week

A facelifted version of the Ford Focus ST will be revealed this Friday, June 27 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. Ford teased the updated Focus ST hot-hatch overnight, and judging by the sharply-styled headlight assembly it clearly brings similar design changes as have been seen on the standard Focus that was uncovered earlier this year...