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No doom and gloom for these car brands in Australia
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11th Nov 2019
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No doom and gloom for these car brands in Australia

New vehicle sales in Australia are down by 8.0 per cent (to 893,920 units) this year, summing to the lowest January-October tally since 2011. Not since the GFC has there been a more protracted diminution of sales here. But not all brands are battling. Be it through an array of new product (usually in the form of a compact SUV or two), sharp pricing, the right marketing, or simply coming off a low base, these are some of the minority group of car-makers bucking the trend.
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Mike Costello
2019 Nissan X-Trail pricing and specs
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11th Nov 2019
2 min read

2019 Nissan X-Trail pricing and specs

Nissan has added a special edition X-Trail N-Trek to its top-selling SUV range, but also bumped up the manufacturer's suggested list price of the other variants by between $300 and $400. Whether this actually applies to the drive-away pricing you pay remains to be seen. The N-Trek spec level slots in between the mid-range X-Trail ST-L and flagship Ti, and comes with both front- and all-wheel drive configurations, and five seats.
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Mike Costello
Pirelli P Zero World opens in Melbourne
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10th Nov 2019
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Pirelli P Zero World opens in Melbourne

Pirelli has opened the Southern Hemisphere's first P Zero World in Preston, Victoria, to showcase everything the brand has to offer – when it comes to tyres, and more. Designed to serve as a flagship store for the Pirelli brand – in a similar vein to the Mercedes Me store in the Melbourne CBD – P Zero World in Preston is the fifth store of its kind around the world.
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Scott Collie
The Toyota Supras of SEMA 2019
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8th Nov 2019
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The Toyota Supras of SEMA 2019

The new Toyota Supra sports-car is only just starting to arrive in showrooms in Australia and the US, but already the hot tuner crowd have gotten their hands on more than a few examples. The 2019 SEMA auto show had more than two dozen modified Toyota Supras on display, from mild to wild.
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Joshua Dowling
Toyota and BYD create joint EV company
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8th Nov 2019
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Toyota and BYD create joint EV company

Toyota and BYD have formed a joint company tasked with developing battery electric vehicles (BEVs) from the platform-up. It will be based in China and be established in 2020. The joint-venture will be funded on a 50:50 basis by the two, and run by existing staff, mostly engineers, from both parent companies.
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