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2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5T launches in Japan

The Mazda CX-5 has been updated in its home market, confirming the availability of the CX-9's 2.5-litre turbo petrol engine for the mid-sized SUV...

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2019 Nissan Leaf preliminary specs revealed, here in mid-2019
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2019 Nissan Leaf preliminary specs revealed, here in mid-2019

Nissan will offer the new 2019 Leaf in a single trim grade when it arrives, with managing director Stephen Lester confirming deliveries of the electric hatchback will start in May or June next year. Although we still don't know what it'll cost – Lester wouldn't offer even a 'crumb' to journalists when pressed on the matter today – we know the 40kWh Leaf will lead the charge in Australia, with further variants like the 60kWh E-Plus likely to follow in due course...


2019 Audi e-tron quattro revealed, set for Australia next year
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2019 Audi e-tron quattro revealed, set for Australia next year

After a long run of teasers and previews, the Audi e-tron quattro electric crossover has officially been revealed, as it gears up to take on the new Mercedes-Benz EQC and upcoming BMW iX3. Measuring 4901mm long, 1935mm wide, and 1606mm tall, the e-tron quattro is 238mm longer, 37mm wider and 51mm lower than an Audi Q5...


VFACTS: August 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: August 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales in Australia dropped 1.5 per cent on the same month in 2017, with new registrations totalling 95,221 units. Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria all recorded increases, while the rest of the nation – led by a 9.7 per cent drop for the Northern Territory – was down. Coming on the back of a July in which sales dipped 7...


2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC revealed: 300kW EV debuts in Stockholm
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2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC revealed: 300kW EV debuts in Stockholm

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC has been unveiled today at a special event in Sweden, two years after it first appeared as a concept at the Paris motor show. As expected, and certainly as hinted by a flood of spy photos and official teaser images, the EQC has more than a little GLC about its styling...


2019 Honda CR-V Vi announced from $28,290
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2019 Honda CR-V Vi announced from $28,290

Honda has expanded its CR-V range, announcing the launch of a new entry-level Vi variant with a 2.0-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine and CVT. The new base CR-V will be priced from $28,290 before on-road costs, undercutting the current VTi price leader by $2400. Where the VTi (and the wider range, for that matter) is powered by a turbocharged 1...


VFACTS: July 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: July 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicles in Australia fell 7.8 per cent in July over the same month last year, to 85,551 units. Every state and territory dipped, with the sole exception of Tasmania (up 5.9 per cent). The poor showing in July — generally a hangover month after June’s end-of-financial-year promotional campaigns — means the annual tally for 2018 is now 0...


Porsche Macan facelift revealed, here first half of 2019
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Porsche Macan facelift revealed, here first half of 2019

Porsche has officially unveiled the 2019 Macan at an event in Shanghai, bringing it up to date with a tweaked look and more technology. Changes to the car's exterior really are subtle up front, headlined by tweaked headlights and revised air intakes. There's also a range of new colours: Miami Blue, Crayon and Dolomite Silver Metallic adding more choice to the palette for buyers keen to stand out...


2019 Ford Focus: Initial details for Australia
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2019 Ford Focus: Initial details for Australia

Ford Australia has revealed preliminary specifications for the upcoming 2019 Focus range, ahead of its November on-sale date. Headlining the announcement is the availability of the Focus wagon for the first time in Australia, along with the sport-themed ST-Line trim level (pictured in blue)...


Holden: Dave Buttner confirmed as new MD
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Holden: Dave Buttner confirmed as new MD

Holden has announced Mark Bernhard will leave his role as managing director and chairman at the end of July, with Dave Buttner will step into his role. Bernhard has been at the helm since July 2015, having piloted Holden through its transition from local manufacturer to full importer, completed with the closure of Holden's Elizabeth manufacturing plant on October 20 last year...


WLTP: What's all the fuss about?
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WLTP: What's all the fuss about?

From September 2018, the World harmonised Light vehicle Testing Procedure (WLTP), a completely overhauled set of fuel consumption and emissions testing rules designed to replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test, will come into force. By then, only WLTP-homologated cars will be allowed for sale in Europe...


VFACTS: June 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: June 2018 new vehicle sales

Australia’s new vehicle sales in June this year couldn’t quite match the record tally over the same month in 2017, but 130,300 units over 26 selling days is nothing to sneeze at. The June haul takes annual sales at the half-year mark of 2018 to 605,522 units, up 1 per cent on last year’s high-water mark...


Holden announces permanent five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty
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Holden announces permanent five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty

Holden has extended its standard warranty to five years with no kilometre cap, as a show of confidence in its new, imported-only product line. Government, fleet and rental buyers will get the same five years, albeit with a 200,000 kilometre cap. The new coverage period came into force on July 1, 2018, and will apply to all new Holden cars going forward  – unlike previous warranty promotions, which had an end date...


2018 Mazda CX-8 pricing and specs: official
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2018 Mazda CX-8 pricing and specs: official

Mazda has finally revealed full specifications for its CX-8 diesel seven-seater, ahead of a July 1 on-sale date. The brand provided range pricing earlier this month, but what each grade of car offered was a mystery... until now. Perhaps unsurprisingly, final specs match those revealed in a dealer document leaked to CarAdvice earlier this year...


2019 Volkswagen Golf updates detailed
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2019 Volkswagen Golf updates detailed

Volkswagen Australia has detailed the updated MY19 Golf range this week, with a smaller model range and a new base trim set to arrive in dealerships this October. The 110TSI base model has been culled, along with the manual Golf R, with the Trendline grade serving as the new entry point to the revised range...


2019 BMW 8 Series revealed
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2019 BMW 8 Series revealed

BMW has ended the never-ending tease, revealing the hotly-anticipated new 8 Series ahead of an Australian arrival next year. This is the second-ever 8 Series, and the first of the 21st century. It's also the first without pop-up headlights, but we'll accept no new car is going to bring them back. Blame pedestrians and their silly, soft bodies for that one...


Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices
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Mercedes-Benz recalls 774,000 European vehicles for emissions defeat devices

Daimler AG, parent of Mercedes-Benz has been forced to recall around 774,000 vehicles across its C-Class, GLC and Vito model lines in Europe, after being accused by German authorities of fitting emissions defeat devices in certain diesel models...


2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs
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2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs

As the North American market begins rollout of the new-generation 2019 Ram 1500, Australian details for the older 2018 Ram 1500 have been announced this week. UPDATE, 23/8/18: The original version of this article listed a rear-view camera as standard equipment across the range, however this isn't the case. A rear-view camera is included with the Laramie specification only...


VFACTS: May 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: May 2018 new vehicle sales

New-vehicle sales fell 2.1 per cent in May over the same month in 2017, to 100,754 units. However, the market remains on track to eclipse last year’s all-time annual record, with 475,222 sales counted over the first five months. SUV sales grew by 8.4 per cent in May, yielding 42,973 buyers or 42.7 per cent market share...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...