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The tiny bug causing big dramas for the Australian car industry

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The tiny bug causing big dramas for the Australian car industry

Strict measures by the Department of Agriculture to stop stink bugs from destroying Australian plants and crops are putting the brakes on new car sales because cargo ships are being turned around or fumigated offshore...

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World first: Peugeot and Citroen unveil joint dealerships in Australia
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World first: Peugeot and Citroen unveil joint dealerships in Australia

French automotive brands Peugeot and Citroen are making their most concerted effort yet to get a foothold in the highly competitive Australian market by joining forces and combining their dealerships. In what is claimed to be a world first, both brands will sell side-by-side and under one roof, after decades of being kept separate...


2019 Citroen C5 Aircross pricing and specs
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2019 Citroen C5 Aircross pricing and specs

The Citroen C5 Aircross is the French car maker’s first foray into the booming mid-size SUV market and it arrives in Australian showrooms this month. To keep the line-up simple and make it easier to source cars, there are just two models: the C5 Aircross Feel at $39,990 plus on-road costs and the C5 Aircross Shine at $43,990 plus on-road costs...


The hidden tragedy behind our rising road toll
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The hidden tragedy behind our rising road toll

It’s one of the biggest tragedies hidden in road toll statistics.  Novice drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes not only because of their inexperience but because they are more likely to be in older and less safe cars. The most recent crash data shows cars built before 2001 represented just 20 per cent of registered vehicles but accounted for 36 per cent of vehicles involved in fatalities nationally...


HSV SportsCat Series 2 pricing and specs
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HSV SportsCat Series 2 pricing and specs

Holden Special Vehicles has given its flagship SportsCat ute a mid-cycle makeover with new wheels, sports seats and a new, grippier steering wheel. However, there is no extra power under the bonnet and, as with the Holden Colorado on which it is based, autonomous emergency braking and radar cruise control – available on the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger, the top two sellers – are not available on the HSV...


2019 Mercedes-AMG GT63 S 4-Door review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2019 Mercedes-AMG GT63 S 4-Door review

If you ever needed proof that performance cars are as much about image as they are about prowess, look no further.


Why the brakes have been slammed on new-car sales
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Why the brakes have been slammed on new-car sales

ANALYSIS New-car sales have hit the brakes in the biggest slowdown since the Global Financial Crisis a decade ago – and the federal election hasn’t provided the “bounce” the industry was counting on. While there was an initial surge reported in the days that followed the May ballot, the bounce has turned into a dead ball, according to industry analysts...


Audi lifts “stop delivery” notice on A3, A4, A5, Q2, Q5, Q7, TT and R8
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Audi lifts “stop delivery” notice on A3, A4, A5, Q2, Q5, Q7, TT and R8

Anyone buying a new or used Audi this week may be relieved to learn the company lifted overnight a “stop delivery” notice that affected thousands of vehicles in dealer stock, including current generation A3, A4, A5, Q2, Q5, Q7, TT and R8 models...


2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan review
Rating: 7.810 /10
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2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan review

Mercedes is about to re-enter the small sedan market with an all-new model.


Mitsubishi Triton fuel economy buyback sets ‘concerning’ precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal
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Mitsubishi Triton fuel economy buyback sets ‘concerning’ precedent, industry calls for motoring tribunal

The car industry has called for a national motoring tribunal to be established following a landmark case in Victoria which awarded the owner of a two-year-old Mitsubishi Triton a full refund on the $39,500 new-car purchase price due to discrepancies over fuel economy claims...


2019 Genesis G80 review
Rating: 7.910 /10
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2019 Genesis G80 review

Hyundai’s limousine has returned with a new badge after a two-year break, but there are some subtle differences in the way it drives.


Mercedes slams stamp duty increases on luxury cars
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Mercedes slams stamp duty increases on luxury cars

Mercedes-Benz – the biggest contributor to federal Luxury Car Tax last year – has joined the campaign against stamp duty increases, as fears grow across the industry other states may follow the precedents set by Queensland and Victoria...


Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas
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Holden Commodore LS3 V8 fuel injector dramas

EXCLUSIVE The final series of Holden Commodore V8s – powered by an engine once used in the Chevrolet Corvette – were built to roar. But less than two years after the end of local production, “thousands” of Commodore V8s have been reduced to a whimper...


2020 Toyota Yaris to go hybrid
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2020 Toyota Yaris to go hybrid

EXCLUSIVE Toyota’s cheapest car is due to get a major makeover and include the option of hybrid power for the first time in Australia. Although a hybrid option has been available overseas in this generation, Toyota dealers have been told the next-generation Yaris, due on sale next year, will be available with a choice of petrol or hybrid...


2019 Genesis G70 pricing and specs
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2019 Genesis G70 pricing and specs

The Genesis G70 – Hyundai’s answer to the BMW 3 Series, Mercedes C-Class and Lexus IS sports sedans – has finally arrived in Australia after numerous delays. For now, there is only one showroom – in the Sydney CBD – but others will follow in Brisbane and Melbourne in 2020. The company says there are no plans to sell Genesis vehicles across its national network of 167 independent Hyundai dealers...