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Holden dealers sign $150 million compensation deal 

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Holden dealers sign $150 million compensation deal 

The majority of Holden dealers have finally signed compensation packages – worth a combined value of close to $150 million – with US car giant General Motors. It follows a protracted legal battle that spilled onto the political field and caught the attention of Australia’s peak consumer and business watchdog...

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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R revealed as flagship of new-look range
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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan R revealed as flagship of new-look range

The Volkswagen Tiguan family SUV has received a mid-life update four years after this generation went on sale in Australia – and promises another step towards autonomous driving tech, and the option of a high-performance model for the first time...


2021 Hyundai Tucson previewed by Vision T concept - UPDATE: video tour
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2021 Hyundai Tucson previewed by Vision T concept - UPDATE: video tour

UPDATE: Making what it can from lockdown conditions, Hyundai has had its design chief SangYup Lee present a walkaround tour of the Vision T concept that will inform the look of the new 2021 Hyundai Tucson. The new Tucson has been spied testing in recent months, and you can learn more here...


2021 Hyundai i30N due early next year: more power, sharper look
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2021 Hyundai i30N due early next year: more power, sharper look

Hyundai is putting the finishing touches on the updated i30N, testing in the German summer at the Nurburgring race circuit ahead of a likely showroom arrival in Australia early next year. As has been reported, the update to Hyundai’s first ever hot hatch will coincide with the arrival of the current model’s midlife facelift...


Car industry reports a surprising boom in June
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Car industry reports a surprising boom in June

Car dealers are running low on new vehicles to sell after being caught short due to an unexpected increase in demand in June – compounded by factory shutdowns during the coronavirus crisis – however industry insiders say the market is still a long way from a full recovery...


Hyundai still not sold on permanent seven-year warranty
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Hyundai still not sold on permanent seven-year warranty

Hyundai is holding back on rolling out a permanent seven-year warranty across its range to match sister brand Kia – even though it was the pioneer of longer vehicle warranties, establishing five-year coverage more than 20 years ago. Hyundai introduced a seven-year warranty on most models in its range from October through to the end of December in 2019, and has applied the extra coverage intermittently to a smaller number of models in the first half of 2020...


Million-dollar Holden Monaro sells for $715,000
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Million-dollar Holden Monaro sells for $715,000

A classic Holden Monaro has sold at auction over the weekend for $715,000 – short of the expected $1 million – but the car is deemed so valuable it could be banned from being exported because it is classified as a national treasure. The 1969 Holden Monaro GTS350 V8 was the company’s first factory-funded race car...


2021 Ford F-150: world’s biggest selling pick-up gets major overhaul
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2021 Ford F-150: world’s biggest selling pick-up gets major overhaul

The 2021 Ford F-150 will be able to be driven hands-free in certain conditions while a hidden camera makes sure the driver is paying attention, as one of the world’s biggest selling vehicles takes a step towards autonomous driving. It will also make a step towards zero emissions driving, with a hybrid version of this model arriving about two years ahead of a full electric model, the company said...


2021 Ram 1500 TRX: Ford F-150 Raptor rival a chance for Australia
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2021 Ram 1500 TRX: Ford F-150 Raptor rival a chance for Australia

The 2021 Ram 1500 TRX has been teased in a video released in the US overnight – and the V8-powered rival to the Ford F-150 Raptor could be sold in Australia. Overseas reports claim it will be powered by a supercharged V8, however this is yet to be confirmed. The boss of Ram Trucks Australia, Neville Crichton, says he is exploring the possibility of adding the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX to the local line-up...


2021 Hyundai Palisade SUV confirmed for Australia
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2021 Hyundai Palisade SUV confirmed for Australia

The Hyundai Palisade SUV – a rival to the Toyota Kluger, Mazda CX-9 and Nissan Pathfinder in the US – has been confirmed for Australia and will arrive in local showrooms by the end of this year. Prices and exact details are yet to be released, however the Hyundai Palisade SUV is expected to cost between $50,000 and $70,000 and sit above the Hyundai Santa Fe in the line-up...


Hyundai’s new model roll-out: 11 cars in 11 months
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Hyundai’s new model roll-out: 11 cars in 11 months

Hyundai plans to introduce 11 new or updated models in the next 11 months – its biggest product blitz since the brand was established in Australia in 1986. The massive new-model roll-out is designed to reverse a four-and-a-half year sales slide, the biggest slump for the brand since the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago...


Hyundai Santa Cruz remains on wish list, double-cab ute still on track
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Hyundai Santa Cruz remains on wish list, double-cab ute still on track

Hyundai Australia has not given up on its bid to introduce the upcoming Santa Cruz pick-up (depicted in an artist impression by Kolesa.ru, above) – and has confirmed a separate heavy-duty double-cab ute rival to the Toyota HiLux remains on track despite the coronavirus crisis...


Next Genesis showroom, two new models coming in 2020
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Next Genesis showroom, two new models coming in 2020

Hyundai's luxury brand Genesis is about to start rolling out a range of new or updated sedans and SUVs to fill out its expanding dealer network across Australia. To date there is only one Genesis showroom, which opened in the heart of the Sydney CBD shopping precinct in early 2019...


2021 Hyundai i20N hot hatch confirmed for Australia, due next year
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2021 Hyundai i20N hot hatch confirmed for Australia, due next year

The Hyundai i20N hot hatch has been confirmed for Australia, due in local showrooms next year, however pricing and technical details are yet to be announced. Hyundai of Europe has been teasing the arrival of the i20N hot hatch and disguised examples have been caught on camera testing on the Nurburgring. However, mystery still surrounds what will power the Hyundai i20N hot hatch...


2022 Ford Ranger Raptor to get twin turbo V6 petrol
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2022 Ford Ranger Raptor to get twin turbo V6 petrol

The 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor is expected to adopt twin turbo V6 petrol power – and arrive hot on the heels of the regular Ranger line-up. While this is an artist impression of the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor – and the real deal could look substantially different – the good news is we won't need to wait too long to see the production version...