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1979 Toyota Corolla sells for $12,750 at auction

A low-mileage 1979 Toyota Corolla has sold at auction for twice its original purchase price, with the virtual hammer falling on a final bid of $12,750. Rich Fowler from Collecting Cars Australia told CarAdvice the untampered condition of the Corolla contributed to the healthy price...

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Victorian Government announces plan to 'partly privatise' registration and licensing
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Victorian Government announces plan to 'partly privatise' registration and licensing

The Victorian Government has announced it will hand over parts of VicRoads operations to private companies, in an effort to rebuild the department's antiquated computer systems. The government says the plan will deliver better customer service for Victorian road users, but has refused to rule out cost increases...


2021 Ford Transit Bus price and specs: 12-seater returns to Australia
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2021 Ford Transit Bus price and specs: 12-seater returns to Australia

2021 Ford Transit Bus pricing and specification revealed New 12-seater configuration with high-roof option 10-speed automatic transmission as standard Priced from $63,690 plus on-road costs The 2021 Ford Transit Bus has been unveiled for the Australian market, offering buyers a 12-seater option based on the popular Transit commercial van...


Yet another round of price cuts for Tesla, but not in Australia – report
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Yet another round of price cuts for Tesla, but not in Australia – report

Sales of the Tesla Model 3 have jumped by 25 per cent in Japan, following a substantial price cut for the electric vehicle. Japanese buyers now have to wait much longer to receive their Tesla Model 3, with waiting times doubling from a minimum of six-weeks to as much as 16 weeks...


Nissan Australia boss criticises government leadership on electric vehicles – report
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Nissan Australia boss criticises government leadership on electric vehicles – report

The head of Nissan Australia says the country is falling behind other nations in its adoption of zero-emission cars, due to a lack of leadership in Federal Government policies. "The UK, Norway, Canada, they have all taken a position to say we want to have this particular ambition [to embrace electric vehicles] and we want to guide our policy … to that end" Nissan Managing Director Stephen Lester told The Sydney Morning Herald...


Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol, Mitsubishi Pajero sales continue to surge as Aussies holiday at home
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Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol, Mitsubishi Pajero sales continue to surge as Aussies holiday at home

The Toyota LandCruiser, Nissan Patrol and Mitsubishi Pajero continued their sales surge last month as more Australians plan to holiday at home amid restrictions on international travel. Despite the age of all three vehicles – launched in 2007, 2010 and 2006 respectively – sales of the three nameplates combined have increased by 69...


2021 Ram 1500 TRX SRT-10 imagined
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2021 Ram 1500 TRX SRT-10 imagined

One of the world's most powerful pick-ups – the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX – has been transformed into an SRT-10 muscle ute in these speculative renders. Using the 2004-2006 Dodge Ram SRT-10 as inspiration, US publication Motor Trend imagined the Ram 1500 TRX SRT-10 with an 8.3-litre petrol V10 engine...


India tempts Tesla with low production cost promises – report
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India tempts Tesla with low production cost promises – report

India is attempting to attract Tesla to build cars in its country, promising lower production costs than China. Speaking to news outlet Reuters, India's transport minister Nitin Gadkari promised government incentives to make it financially attractive for Tesla...


MG leads another surge in Chinese new-car sales
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MG leads another surge in Chinese new-car sales

MG has broken into the Top 10 for Australian new-car sales in February 2021 – for the first time ever. Finishing in eighth position ahead of Volkswagen and behind Nissan, it is the first time in Australian automotive history a Chinese brand has been inside the Top 10...


2021 Mazda CX-8 price and specs: Touring SP and flagship Asaki LE added
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2021 Mazda CX-8 price and specs: Touring SP and flagship Asaki LE added

2021 Mazda CX-8 range expands Sporty Touring SP and flagship Asaki LE now offered Updated infotainment system for premium variants $1390 price rise for CX-8 GT Priced from $39,990 plus on-road costs to $69,920 plus on-road costs The 2021 Mazda CX-8 has been updated for the new year, and following in the footsteps of its Mazda SUV stablemates, gains a sporty new Touring SP variant...


2021 MG HS Plug-In Hybrid price and specs: Electrified SUV from $46,990 drive-away
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2021 MG HS Plug-In Hybrid price and specs: Electrified SUV from $46,990 drive-away

2021 MG HS Plug-In Hybrid arrives in Australia New flagship to the HS line-up Up to 52km of zero-emissions driving Plenty of tech and safety gear Priced from $46,990 drive-away Update 4/3/21: MG has updated the combined power and torque figures for the HS PHEV to 189kW and 370Nm, not 209kW and 480Nm as provided initially...


2022 Honda CR-V spied during testing
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2022 Honda CR-V spied during testing

The 2022 Honda CR-V has been snapped ahead of its expected unveiling later this year. It's the first indication we've seen of the sixth-generation CR-V, with Honda wrapping the SUV nose-to-tail in camouflaged vinyl to help conceal its new design. From what we can see, a more confident front-end will adorn the new model, with slimmer LED headlights and a cleaner, simpler grille than on the current model...


Chinese phone maker Huawei to begin making electric vehicles – report
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Chinese phone maker Huawei to begin making electric vehicles – report

Huawei, the world's largest telecommunications equipment maker, could be about to launch a range of electric vehicles. Sources close to Huawei have told news outlet Reuters the Chinese phone company is in talks with a number of car makers as it seeks to break into the automotive sector...


2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class price and specs: Diesel returns, AMG price rise
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2021 Mercedes-Benz G-Class price and specs: Diesel returns, AMG price rise

2021 Mercedes-Benz G 400d brings diesel option to G-Class range New G-Wagon offers proper off-road capabilities G 400d to arrive in July 2021, priced from $233,900 plus on-road costs 2021 Mercedes-AMG G 63 sees $30,665 price increase The 2021 Mercedes-Benz G 400d has been announced, signalling the first diesel G-Class in three years...


Sebastian Vettel puts Ferrari collection up for sale
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Sebastian Vettel puts Ferrari collection up for sale

Former Formula One champion Sebastian Vettel has offered his Ferrari collection for sale, as he ends a turbulent relationship with the Ferrari F1 team. The decision to offload his extensive collection – which includes a number of very rare Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW models – was announced by exotic car dealer Tom Hartley Junior on social media...