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VFACTS: May 2019 new car sales figures
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5th Jun 2019
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VFACTS: May 2019 new car sales figures

Car dealers are reporting a sales recovery since last month's Federal Election, but Australian new car registrations continued to decline in May, the 14th consecutive month of sales slowdown. VFACTS data for May 2019 recorded 92,561 new vehicle registrations, down 8.1% from the 100,754 achieved in May 2018. That perfectly matches the state of the market in 2019: year-to-date sales are down 8.1% compared to the same point in 2018.
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Scott Collie
2019 BMW M8 Competition unveiled, here early 2020
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4th Jun 2019
2 min read

2019 BMW M8 Competition unveiled, here early 2020

BMW has finally unveiled its new performance flagships, the 2019 M8 and M8 Competition, in both coupe and convertible guise. The new two-door, dubbed a Porsche Turbo killer by BMW M boss Markus Flasch, is powered by a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 making 441kW at 6000rpm and 750Nm between 1800rpm and 5600rpm, good for a 100km/h sprint time of just 3.3 seconds (3.4 for the convertible).
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Scott Collie
Time Machine Tuesday: 4 June 2019
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4th Jun 2019
1 min read

Time Machine Tuesday: 4 June 2019

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of June 4 in years past. Read the written review here Australia built the most powerful Vauxhall in the company's 114-year history The Australian debut has since been delayed until June 2019
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James Wong
Honda Civic +Luxe hatch on sale for $29,990 drive-away
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3rd Jun 2019
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Honda Civic +Luxe hatch on sale for $29,990 drive-away

Honda Australia has announced the Civic +Luxe hatchback, which gets a handful of upgrades to offer what it's describing as "affordable luxury". Based on the VTi-S grade (from $24,490 before on-roads), the +Luxe gains leather-appointed seats, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, metallic or pearlescent paint as standard, along with '+Luxe' badging.
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James Wong
Toyota C-HR Hybrid coming to Oz late 2019
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3rd Jun 2019
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Toyota C-HR Hybrid coming to Oz late 2019

It's been a few years in the making, but the Toyota C-HR Hybrid is just around the corner for Australian buyers. Toyota dealers have confirmed with CarAdvice the company has indicated the petrol-electric version of its popular compact SUV will be in Australian showrooms before the end of 2019. If history is a guide the updated C-HR will be in showrooms around November, the same month previous updates have occurred.
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James Wong