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Warning! Order a new car now, stock shortages to continue into 2022 say experts 
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8th Jul 2021
4 min read

Warning! Order a new car now, stock shortages to continue into 2022 say experts 

The severe shortage of new cars is set to continue into 2022 – rather than recover in the second half of this year as originally forecast – automotive industry leaders have warned. The slowdown of car assembly lines overseas is already being felt in Australia, which also may not fully recover for at least another six months. Most Top 10 car brands in Australia have advised dealers in the past few weeks to expect the stock shortages to get worse before they get better.
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Joshua Dowling
‘Deals aren’t going to happen’: Don’t expect to drive a bargain during financial year sales, industry boss warns
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20th May 2021
2 min read

‘Deals aren’t going to happen’: Don’t expect to drive a bargain during financial year sales, industry boss warns

Severe stock shortages in the lead-up to the end of the financial year – and indefinite delays among some of Australia’s most popular cars – are expected to slam the brakes on super-sharp drive-away deals in the run up to June 30. The car industry has struggled for months to keep up with unexpected demand as Australians treat themselves to a new car, rather than spending money on overseas holidays.
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Joshua Dowling
Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series approved by WHO as vaccine transporter
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10th Apr 2021
1 min read

Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series approved by WHO as vaccine transporter

The Toyota LandCruiser 70 Series has been certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to transport COVID-19 vaccines, thanks to a medical-grade refrigerator. With some vaccines needing to be kept at constant low temperatures to be effective, Toyota has partnered with B Medical Systems to fit a fridge in the back of the LandCruiser Troopcarrier, to help get the vaccine to some of the most remote parts of the world.
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Ben Zachariah
Do you really need to wear a mask in the car? We find out
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11th Jan 2021
3 min read

Do you really need to wear a mask in the car? We find out

With masks now mandated in several Australian states to curb the spread of coronavirus, confusion reigns as to whether drivers need to wear their coverings while alone in their cars. When Greater Brisbane entered a three-day lockdown after a coronavirus case was detected, residents were urged to wear masks whenever they were outside of their homes – including when they were travelling in a car.
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Susannah Guthrie
Victoria's automotive industry can now officially reopen
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26th Oct 2020
2 min read

Victoria's automotive industry can now officially reopen

New car buyers in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria can now inspect their next vehicle purchase in person, after the state government announced automotive retail would be permitted to reopen after months of closures. From October 28, all automotive businesses will be allowed to re-commence on-site work, including new and used car dealerships, mechanics and service centres.
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Susannah Guthrie