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2021 Chevrolet Corvette: GMSV dealers holding more than 100 orders a year ahead of arrival

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2021 Chevrolet Corvette: GMSV dealers holding more than 100 orders a year ahead of arrival

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette has received more than 100 orders in Australia a year before it is due in local showrooms – and before anyone knows the price –according to dealer sources...

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GMSV kicks off with fresh Chevrolet Silverado 1500 stock, no price change despite factory backing 
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GMSV kicks off with fresh Chevrolet Silverado 1500 stock, no price change despite factory backing 

Anyone holding out for a discounted price on a new Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pick-up due to the establishment of General Motors Specialty Vehicles (GMSV) – under the direct control of Detroit – may be out of luck...


Volvo recalls 2500 cars in Australia after a death linked to a faulty airbag in the US
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Volvo recalls 2500 cars in Australia after a death linked to a faulty airbag in the US

After once boldly claiming no-one would die in a Volvo car in 2020, the Swedish car maker is recalling 54,000 vehicles in the US – and 2559 examples in Australia – after a death linked to a faulty airbag in North America. Although the defective airbag was not supplied by Takata, the conditions are eerily similar...


Road rage: why traffic congestion creates angry drivers
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Road rage: why traffic congestion creates angry drivers

Road safety experts have renewed calls for calm as a study by Monash University claims more than one in four drivers have been involved in a road rage incident – either as an aggressor or the victim. More than two-thirds of drivers surveyed said they had been shouted at or were the recipients of rude gestures in the past 12 months...


Mercedes-Benz increases prices for the second time in nine months
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Mercedes-Benz increases prices for the second time in nine months

Exchange rate pressures – and the economic reality of supply and demand – have prompted Mercedes-Benz to increase prices for the second time in nine months across some of its most popular models. The latest price lists have revealed Mercedes-Benz has increased the RRP of most A-Class hatch and sedan, C-Class sedan, wagon, coupe and cabriolet models, as well as certain variants of the GLC SUV...


Toyota Yaris sales drop by 75 per cent after $9500 price rise
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Toyota Yaris sales drop by 75 per cent after $9500 price rise

Toyota Yaris sales have fallen to a fraction of their former glory, with deliveries down by 75 per cent in a market that fell by only 1.5 per cent last month. The new-generation Toyota Yaris was released two months ago with a sharp price rise that saw Toyota vacate the sub-$20,000 segment for the first time since it officially began selling cars in Australia in 1959...


The week that was: New Navara revealed, car sales on the rise, and more
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The week that was: New Navara revealed, car sales on the rise, and more

After months of blurry spy photos and corporate teaser images we finally got to see the new Nissan Navara laid bare. It’s due in Australian showrooms in early 2021. Here’s what we managed to find out so far. New-car sales results for October were released this week and, after months of misery, there was finally some good news to report...


2021 Toyota Yaris Cross review
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2021 Toyota Yaris Cross review

Toyota has finally joined the booming city SUV segment, with a high-riding Yaris available with petrol or hybrid power.

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2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X unveiled, in showrooms early next year
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2021 Nissan Navara Pro-4X unveiled, in showrooms early next year

The 2021 Nissan Navara has been unveiled ahead of its Australian showroom arrival early next year. The biggest change to the Nissan Navara since this generation went on sale in 2015 gains a bold new look borrowed from the Nissan Titan in the US, including an oversized grille and new bi-LED headlights with C-shaped daylight running lights...


Barely Holden on: 165 cars sold in October as dealers clear final stock 
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Barely Holden on: 165 cars sold in October as dealers clear final stock 

More than half of Holden’s dealer network have taken down their iconic signs and it now seems the brand is close to clearing all its cars, with just 165 vehicles reported as sold last month – and fewer than 300 estimated as remaining in the network...


VFACTS October 2020: New-car sales show strongest signs of recovery so far this year
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VFACTS October 2020: New-car sales show strongest signs of recovery so far this year

Australians are buying new cars at almost the same rate as this time last year – to pre-coronavirus levels – as the industry remains hopeful the worst is behind it and there is a clear road ahead. Official sales figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) show new-car sales in October 2020 were down by just 1...


Sorry kids, Toyota says there won’t be a GR Yaris Cross – even though it looks good to go
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Sorry kids, Toyota says there won’t be a GR Yaris Cross – even though it looks good to go

The Toyota Yaris Cross city SUV looks ready for anything, with its high-riding stance and nimble appearance. Yes, we know this image above is an artist impression of what a possible tie-up with Subaru could look like. Fingers crossed that happens, because it could lead to a Toyota GR Yaris Cross...


Toyota Australia smashes records for hybrid sales – again
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Toyota Australia smashes records for hybrid sales – again

Toyota continues to smash its own record for hybrid car sales in Australia, with more than one in every five vehicles it has sold so far this year driven by petrol-electric power. The Toyota RAV4 Hybrid topped the monthly sales charts for the first time in Australian automotive history, in August 2020...


Toyota says Yaris customers have accepted $9000 price rise, model won’t be axed
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Toyota says Yaris customers have accepted $9000 price rise, model won’t be axed

Toyota Australia says Yaris customers have come to terms with a $9000 price rise for the brand’s cheapest model – and insists the city hatchback is not at risk of being axed even though the Toyota Yaris Cross SUV is forecast to outsell it. The starting price for the first new Toyota Yaris in almost a decade increased by a staggering $9000 when it went on sale last month and now costs from about $25,500 drive-away...


Toyota GR Yaris hits the brakes after $5000 price rise, and there could be another increase coming
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Toyota GR Yaris hits the brakes after $5000 price rise, and there could be another increase coming

Orders for the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris have slowed dramatically since the price increased by $5000, from $39,950 to $44,950 drive-away. The first 1000 examples of the 2021 Toyota GR Yaris hot hatch sold out within a week of going on sale at an introductory price of $39,950 drive-away.  However, Toyota has sold only sold about 50 examples in the month since the price rose to $44,950 drive-away...