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Mazda CX-30 to be sold alongside CX-3, not replace it
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5th Mar 2019
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Mazda CX-30 to be sold alongside CX-3, not replace it

Mazda Australia says the recently-unveiled CX-30 compact SUV will complement the existing CX-3 instead of replacing it, with both models to sell side-by-side for the foreseeable future. The new Mazda CX-30 sits between the CX-3 and CX-5 dimensionally, and Mazda believes that gives it an edge in the highly-popular SUV segment as buyers look for models that suit their particular needs.
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Alborz Fallah
Ferrari SUV to be 'world’s best'
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5th Mar 2019
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Ferrari SUV to be 'world’s best'

Last in, best dressed? Ferrari says its first-ever SUV will be the world’s best even though it will be among the last to join the party. In an interview with international media at this week’s Geneva motor show, Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri said, “We announced that it would be launched in 2022, that hasn’t changed”.
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Joshua Dowling
2020 Renault Clio revealed, Australian debut confirmed
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5th Mar 2019
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2020 Renault Clio revealed, Australian debut confirmed

Renault has finally revealed the exterior of its new 2019 Clio, following last night's look at the car's high-tech cabin – and today's leak of the exterior design, which appeared on Instagram some hours ago. UPDATE 05/03/2019: Renault has now revealed the car's range of powertrains. Details have been added to the story below. According to its designers, the Clio is "more elegant and dynamic" than its cutesy predecessor, with a larger grille and more pronounced air intakes than before.
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Scott Collie
Kia's growth continues, closing the gap on Hyundai
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5th Mar 2019
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Kia's growth continues, closing the gap on Hyundai

Overall new vehicle sales continue to go backwards in Australia, but one brand that keeps bucking the trend is Kia, having doubled its sales between 2014-18 and continuing to climb so far in 2019 to boot. The ‘second’ Korean brand after Hyundai has gone from also-ran, to fast-growing upstart, to established brand hovering around the top 5 overall position in impressively rapid time, clawing its way ahead of Volkswagen, Nissan, Honda, Holden and Subaru in the process.
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Mike Costello
VFACTS: February 2019 new vehicle sales
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5th Mar 2019
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VFACTS: February 2019 new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales in Australia continued to hit the brakes in February, down 9.3 per cent over the same last year, to 87,102 units. Finance sector reform, the flat housing market and a looming election all continue to act as cited headwinds. With just two full sales months completed in 2019, annual sales are already 15,500 units (8.4 per cent) lower than 2018’s then-running tally.
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Mike Costello