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Small car sales plummet
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7th Jan 2020
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Small car sales plummet

Sales of small hatchbacks and sedans fell at more than twice the overall market rate in 2019, as buyers continued their migration to higher-riding SUVs. Industry VFACTS data summing up 2019 showed that while the overall market fell 7.8 per cent (to depths not plumbed since 2011), the Small Car segment fell by 18 per cent compared to the previous year.
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Mike Costello
Caltex to rebrand as Ampol from 2020
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6th Jan 2020
2 min read

Caltex to rebrand as Ampol from 2020

Your local petrol station may be set to receive a vintage facelift this year, with news Caltex Australia will transition its name to Ampol over the next three years, commencing in 2020. The move comes after U.S. oil company Chevron terminated the licensing agreement allowing Caltex Australia to use the Caltex name.
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Susannah Guthrie
Kia the only brand inside the Top 10 to post a sales increase in 2019
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6th Jan 2020
2 min read

Kia the only brand inside the Top 10 to post a sales increase in 2019

Hyundai’s sister brand Kia was the only brand inside the Top 10 to report sales growth in 2019 – the slowest new-car market since 2011 – after posting its fifth record result in a row and tripling its sales in 10 years. Kia wasn’t even in the Top 10 until 2004 and 2005 – when it scraped into 10th place – when the Korean cars were imported by an independent distributor.
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Joshua Dowling
Australian road toll rises in 2019
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3rd Jan 2020
1 min read

Australian road toll rises in 2019

The number of people killed on Australian roads rose again in 2019, with the national road toll finishing at 1182. Victoria had a horror year on the roads, with 50 more lives lost than the year before, while South Australia saw its death toll rise by 33. The road toll also increased in New South Wales and Western Australia, while the remaining states and territories had fewer deaths on their roads. In total, 1182 people died on the road in Australia last year – up 47 on 2018.
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Scott Collie
Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3s
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2nd Jan 2020
1 min read

Tesla delivers first Chinese-made Model 3s

Tesla has delivered the first cars from its new factory in Shanghai, China, less than 12 months after breaking ground on the site. The first 15 examples of the Chinese-built Model 3 were handed over to Tesla employees on December 30, according to The New York Times, with one employee proposing to his girlfriend at the event. The only difference between cars built in Shanghai and those assembled in California is the badge, which is Chinese.
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Scott Collie
2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied
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1st Jan 2020
2 min read

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied

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Scott Collie
News
1st Jan 2020
2 min read

2020 BMW 4 Series Convertible spied

BMW 4 Series 2020
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Scott Collie