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India sold zero cars in April, Italy down 98 per cent, France had 89 per cent decline
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4th May 2020
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India sold zero cars in April, Italy down 98 per cent, France had 89 per cent decline

The coronavirus crisis slammed the brakes on new-car sales around the world in April, as many factories stopped production and showrooms in some countries were forced to close. Preliminary reports out of India showed zero new cars were delivered, while Italy experienced a 98 per cent decline and France reported an 89 per cent drop.
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Joshua Dowling
Ford Ranger ute baby brother named Maverick – report
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4th May 2020
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Ford Ranger ute baby brother named Maverick – report

The Ford Ranger pick-up's smaller ute sibling in the US is expected to be called Maverick – the name of a Ford compact car sold in the US in the 1970s, and the badge given to the Ford version of the Nissan Patrol Y60 sold in Australia between 1988 and 1994. YouTube channel The Fast Lane Truck claims the above image of a tailgate reveals the Maverick name, with space for Ford's famous blue oval badge.
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Liam Murphy
Car industry calls on finance companies to ease restrictions
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3rd May 2020
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Car industry calls on finance companies to ease restrictions

Finance companies are key to the recovery of new-car sales in Australia after industry experts claim they have “strangled” business during the coronavirus crisis by knocking back loan applications that should have been approved. As soon as the nation went into COVID-19 lockdown, most car finance companies introduced strict new lending measures that meant most dealers could not buy new stock to sell – unless there was a customer-paid deposit for the vehicle.
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Joshua Dowling
McLaren Speedtail takes on a fighter jet
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2nd May 2020
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McLaren Speedtail takes on a fighter jet

A McLaren Speedtail – the brand’s first ever hyper GT car – has been put up against a fighter jet in what might be the most expensive drag race in history. Orchestrated by the BBC’s Top Gear TV show, the £1.75 million (AU$3.4 million) Speedtail was put head to head against a roughly £100 million (AU$194 million) F35-B Lightning fighter jet for a lap of an improvised course at an airfield.
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Liam Murphy
The 20 cars with the best resale value on the used car market
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1st May 2020
4 min read

The 20 cars with the best resale value on the used car market

When purchasing a new car, potential resale value is often front of mind for buyers. Given the average vehicle age in Australia is 10.2 years, no matter how much you love your latest purchase, there's a high chance you'll be looking to sell it in a decade's time for a newer model – if not sooner. This is where making the right decision today will pay off down the line. But what, exactly, constitutes the "right decision" when it comes to resale value?
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Susannah Guthrie