Ford Ranger Australia’s number one vehicle in September
Here’s something nobody would have predicted a few years ago: the Ford Ranger ute was Australia’s number-one selling new vehicle in September.
The Australia-developed light commercial trumped its Toyota HiLux nemesis, and regular market-toppers such as the Toyota Corolla and Mazda 3, with 4318 monthly sales — 87 per cent of which were more expensive 4x4s versions.
General Motors says the popular conception that millennials are not interested in owning a car, or have no desire to get their driver's licence, is a media myth that holds little relevance when put up against its own internal data.
BMW Australia will finally get its hands on a real rival to the Audi SQ5 and Mercedes-AMG GLC43 performance SUVs from mid-2018, priced to match the pair at around $100,000 and primed to beat them from 0-100km/h.
This is because the third-generation BMW X3 range, which launches in 'regular' $68,900 20d, $75,900 30i and $83,900 30d forms in Australia in early November, also comes with a new range-topping M Performance variant called the X3 M40i.
The Honda HR-V is being offered with free scheduled servicing for three years (30,000km) for the month of October, worth $1165.
Offered on all new and demonstrator HR-V models - though the latter is restricted to a kilometre reading of up to 2000km - the promotion covers the first three services, which are scheduled every 10,000 kilometres or 12 months, whichever comes first.
Study shows driving dehydrated similar to having blood alcohol content of 0.08
A study from 2015 has shown that driving while dehydrated leads to the same outcomes as driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 per cent.
The 2015 study published in Physiology and Behaviour was carried out on a selection of male drivers by the UK's Loughborough University and funded by the European Hydration Institute. Over the course of two days, the drivers were put through an array of tests, including using a driver simulator.