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Joss Supercar dream hit hard as ties severed with primary investor

Australia's Joss Supercar appears to have hit yet another roadblock with the brand's marquee investor, The Hatzimihail Group, pulling out of the program...

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Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus
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Ford Australia designers and engineers contributed "significantly" to 2016 Taurus

Australian designers and engineers contributed “significantly in all areas” to the global development effort to create the 2016 Ford Taurus. Unveiled at this week’s Shanghai motor show, the Taurus is a large sedan designed to meet the specific requirements and preferences of buyers in the world’s biggest automotive market, China...


Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview
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Ford Everest development wrap - with video interview

The Ford Everest due to arrive in Australia later this year is one of the most hotly anticipated new car releases of 2015. And although production may be happening abroad, the large SUV is for all intents and purposes still ostensibly an Australian car. That's because over the course of five years, Ford Australia designed, prototyped, tested and planned the Everest from the Ford Design Centre and proving grounds near Melbourne...


Where are our new cars coming from?
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Where are our new cars coming from?

It’s hardly a secret at this point that the overwhelming majority of the cars, SUVs and commercials we buy or lease every month are imported. But every so often it’s interesting to take a look at precisely where these vehicles are actually coming from. Industry figures list 25 foreign nations as sources for our vehicles, as well as Australia...


Industry minister calls hydrogen "the fuel of the future" while brushing off EVs
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Industry minister calls hydrogen "the fuel of the future" while brushing off EVs

Australia’s industry and science minister has labelled hydrogen “the fuel of the future” and rather remarkably brushed off hybrid and electric vehicles as mere “transitioning technology”...


Holden Colorado Z71 : Lion brand's Ranger Wildtrak fighter spotted in production trim
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Holden Colorado Z71 : Lion brand's Ranger Wildtrak fighter spotted in production trim

An undisguised Holden Colorado Z71 , believed to be the Lion brand's answer to the Ford Ranger Wildtrak, was spotted in Melbourne overnight. The top spec 4x4 Colorado features a new-look nudge bar, roof rails and integrated sports bar on the ute bed, as well as decals on the bonnet and doors to help differentiate the Z71 from the rest of the range...


Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell unveiled and first hydrogen refuelling station officially opened
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Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell unveiled and first hydrogen refuelling station officially opened

Australia’s federal industry and science minister has officially unveiled the country’s first hydrogen-powered car, the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, and opened Australia’s first hydrogen vehicle refuelling station at the South Korean car maker’s Sydney headquarters...


EXCLUSIVE - Australia to adopt LHD for 2019 - UPDATED
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EXCLUSIVE - Australia to adopt LHD for 2019 - UPDATED

Breaking: Australia is set to join 90 per cent of the world's traffic and move to the right, adopting left-hand drive cars in the process, following a radical change to our road laws coming in 2019...


Ford developing radical experimental powertrain for Mondeo - UPDATED
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Ford developing radical experimental powertrain for Mondeo - UPDATED

Breaking: While Ford is still to confirm an arrival date for the new Mondeo Hybrid to the Australian market, footage has emerged of Ford testing even more advanced drive options at the You Yangs Proving Ground near Melbourne. Discovered in a shared folder of media images for the upcoming Mondeo launch was a short video depicting the medium sedan undergoing tests with an experimental propulsion system...


Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes
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Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes

Unveiled to the world at this week's Bangkok motor show in Thailand, the 2015 Ford Ranger brings an unprecedented level of equipment to the pick-up category. With technology that, until recently, was only available in premium brand vehicles, the new Ranger's specification boost is driven largely by demand for the higher trim level vehicles in all markets...


Ricky Muir, industry call for broad approach to ATS funding
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Ricky Muir, industry call for broad approach to ATS funding

Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party Senator Ricky Muir has welcomed the Federal Government’s decision to back down on plans to scrap the Automotive Transformation Scheme but says it is crucial the funding is now directed to the right places...


Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party Senator Ricky Muir gives inaugural speech
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Australian Motoring Enthusiasts Party Senator Ricky Muir gives inaugural speech

"...This must be one of the most anticipated inaugural speeches of all time — I apologise in advance if I don’t deliver." This humble line was one of the first official utterances in the Upper House from the man who has undoubtedly become Australia's unexpected Senator, Ricky Muir...


New Car Sales Figures February 2015
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New Car Sales Figures February 2015

The following data are new car sales figures for the month of February 2015...


Car sales February 2015: Winners and Losers
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Car sales February 2015: Winners and Losers

New vehicle sales in Australia saw a strong result in February, with SUVs and luxury vehicles once again showing improvement while passenger cars continue to dip away. While January sales kicked off fairly flat, the shortest month on the calendar proved strong across the board, with monthly sales increasing by 4.2 per cent, while the year-to-date figure is up 2...


Holden introduces lifetime capped-price servicing for all models ever sold in Australia
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Holden introduces lifetime capped-price servicing for all models ever sold in Australia

Every Holden ever built will now be covered by a new lifetime capped-price service program, with the Australian arm of General Motors claiming the program will cover more than 2.5 million cars. Holden's Capped Price Service (CPS) program will launch from 1 March, 2015, and Holden claims the program will ensure "customers always know how much their service will cost"...


Suzuki Celerio brake issue rectified, cars go on sale March 1
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Suzuki Celerio brake issue rectified, cars go on sale March 1

The 2015 Suzuki Celerio will go on sale from the start of March, with the company rectifying the car's high-profile braking issue. CarAdvice tested the new Suzuki Celerio before the car was pulled from sale over the brake issue - which saw cars fail to stop under full braking pressure at high speeds - that was discovered by UK media...


Great Wall Motors "a work in progress" in Australia
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Great Wall Motors "a work in progress" in Australia

Chinese-based ute and SUV manufacturer Great Wall Motors is set to shift away from its current importer and distributor, Ateco Automotive, as it takes local control of its own fortunes, as well as those of sub-entity Haval in Australia. Since 2009, Great Wall Motors vehicles have been brought in through Ateco and sold through a network of 80 dealers around the country...


Chery to be "paused" in Australia
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Chery to be "paused" in Australia

Chinese car brand Chery is set to be "paused" in Australia later this year as the brand's local importer, Ateco Automotive, runs out its current stock ahead of suitable new models arriving locally. Chery has struggled in the Australian market since its introduction in 2011, with a total of just 3644 vehicles sold up to January 2015...


Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria
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Iconic Aussie cars to go on show at the National Gallery of Victoria

It's set to be the first major exhibition of its kind for an Australian art gallery, Shifting Gears: Design, Innovation and the Australian Car will showcase 23 iconic examples of our automotive ingenuity, alongside photographs, sketches, models and archival materials...


2015 Australian Motoring Festival : Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota promise diverse displays for inaugural event
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2015 Australian Motoring Festival : Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota promise diverse displays for inaugural event

Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota will be feature brands at the inaugural Australian Motoring Festival when it kicks off in Melbourne later next month. Organisers of the four-day festival say the involvement of the three diverse brands gives motoring enthusiasts an indication of the sort of diversity they can expect from the interactive indoor and outdoor experience...