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Toyota hybrid sales pass 200,000 in Australia, delays for RAV4 still out to six months

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Toyota hybrid sales pass 200,000 in Australia, delays for RAV4 still out to six months

Toyota Australia has now sold more than 200,000 hybrid cars – more than any other manufacturer locally – passing the major milestone in May 2021...

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Ford Mustang Mach 1 buyers offered $5400 cash back or full refund after brochure error
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Ford Mustang Mach 1 buyers offered $5400 cash back or full refund after brochure error

Ford Australia has offered the first 450 buyers of the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 the choice of a full refund, $5400 cash back, or free servicing for three years and an exclusive track day – following an error in the promotional material...


2021 Toyota Kluger GX V6 v 2021 Kia Sorento S V6 comparison
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2021 Toyota Kluger GX V6 v 2021 Kia Sorento S V6 comparison

Powered by V6 petrol engines, both of these vehicles are the cheapest tickets into the new Toyota Kluger and Kia Sorento ranges. Here's how they compare.


2021 Hyundai Ioniq electric car prices rise after the introduction of tax incentives  
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2021 Hyundai Ioniq electric car prices rise after the introduction of tax incentives  

The 2021 Hyundai Ioniq is the second electric car to go up in price since the NSW and Victorian governments announced $3000 tax rebates on electric vehicles. The starting price of Hyundai’s most affordable electric vehicle has risen by $1000 to $49,970 plus on-road costs for the Hyundai Ioniq Electric Elite...


2022 Subaru Forester price and specs: Price rises and added safety for updated model
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2022 Subaru Forester price and specs: Price rises and added safety for updated model

The 2022 Subaru Forester has received a mid-life update, highlighted by a new nose, some extra tech and prices rises across the range. There are still seven models in the revised Subaru Forester line-up – including two hybrid variants – which now starts from $35,990 plus on-road costs, an increase of $800...


2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss price and specs: Off-road pick-up priced from $106,990 – UPDATE
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2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss price and specs: Off-road pick-up priced from $106,990 – UPDATE

2021 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LT Trail Boss pricing and specifications Off-road focused pick-up in showrooms between April and June inclusive Lift kit, black wheels, off-road kit headline changes Priced from $106,990 before on-road costs UPDATE, 12 July 2021: The Chevrolet Silverado LT Trail Boss is due to arrive in Australian showrooms in the coming weeks, about four months later than forecast...


2022 Hyundai i20 N: 10 reasons to get excited about the world’s newest hot hatch
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2022 Hyundai i20 N: 10 reasons to get excited about the world’s newest hot hatch

The 2022 Hyundai i20 N should have been here by now, but it has been caught up in delays caused by the global semiconductor shortage.  The latest update from Hyundai says the i20 N will be in Australian showrooms in October 2021, pending any further unforeseen delays. It’s not only Australia that has been forced to wait...


2021 Tesla Model 3 prices hit new low in Australia, now from $59,900 plus on-road costs
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2021 Tesla Model 3 prices hit new low in Australia, now from $59,900 plus on-road costs

Tesla has slashed the cost of its popular Model 3 sedan – by between $3000 and $9000 compared to the most recent round of price cuts. The Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus now starts from $59,900 plus on-road costs. It is the cheapest the Tesla Model 3 has been since arriving in Australia two years ago, in July 2019...


Nissan Patrol sales to surge in second half of 2021 as production ramps up after lengthy delays
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Nissan Patrol sales to surge in second half of 2021 as production ramps up after lengthy delays

Nissan Patrol customers who placed orders months ago – and are still waiting – will likely not need to wait much longer. After months of delays, production of the Nissan Patrol is about to ramp up. Dealers have been advised by Nissan Australia they will be receiving “strong quantities” of Patrol allocations from the factory in Japan in July and August, to help fulfil remaining back orders before summer...


Why is Aussie F1 ace Daniel Ricciardo struggling at McLaren?
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Why is Aussie F1 ace Daniel Ricciardo struggling at McLaren?

Australian Formula One ace Daniel Ricciardo is one of the fastest drivers in the world, but he is struggling to come to grips with his McLaren race car after switching from Renault for the 2021 season. Prior to his two-year stint with Renault F1, Ricciardo drove for Red Bull F1 where he notched up seven grand prix wins between 2014 and 2018...


Warning! Order a new car now, stock shortages to continue into 2022 say experts 
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Warning! Order a new car now, stock shortages to continue into 2022 say experts 

The severe shortage of new cars is set to continue into 2022 – rather than recover in the second half of this year as originally forecast – automotive industry leaders have warned. The slowdown of car assembly lines overseas is already being felt in Australia, which also may not fully recover for at least another six months...


Tesla cuts driving range claims in Australia
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Tesla cuts driving range claims in Australia

Tesla cars have among the longest driving range compared to most electric cars on sale in Australia. However, a discreet switch to the Tesla website this week downgraded maximum driving range estimates to a more realistic level. Tesla has voluntarily started displaying driving range predictions based on the latest International standard known as WLTP, or World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure...


US authorities increase scrutiny of autonomous car tests on public roads
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US authorities increase scrutiny of autonomous car tests on public roads

US road safety authorities have issued an order requiring car makers to report all crashes involving autonomous vehicles being tested on public roads. To date, 30 of the 50 US states permit real-world testing of the future hands-free vehicle technology, which goes beyond what is available for the public to buy today...


Carlos Ghosn escape team tells Japanese court they were tricked
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Carlos Ghosn escape team tells Japanese court they were tricked

The masterminds behind the escape of former Nissan-Renault boss Carlos Ghosn – hiding him in a box on a private plane to skip bail and flee house arrest in Japan – have claimed they were tricked into the scheme. The US father and son private security team of Michael and Peter Taylor have told a Japanese court that when they met with Ghosn on the day of his escape, it was meant to be a face-to-face discussion about options, not a rehearsal...


2021 Toyota Prado price rises and spec changes: More safety tech for base models
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2021 Toyota Prado price rises and spec changes: More safety tech for base models

Prices for the 2021 Toyota Prado have gone up by between $777 and $990 as advanced safety technology is added to the two base models, while the two top grades gain new wheel designs. The 2021 Toyota Prado range now starts from $60,830 plus on-road costs for the five-seat GX (third row option is $2550 extra), $67,530 plus on-road costs for the seven-seat GXL, $77,157 plus on-road costs for the luxury VX model, and tops out at $87,807 plus on-road costs for the flagship Kakadu edition...