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VFACTS: January 2019 sales wrap

Claimed new vehicle sales continued their downward trajectory in Australia over January, with the market down 7.4 per cent over the same month in 2018, to 88,851 units...

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2020 Toyota Supra revealed: Promo video slips through the net
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2020 Toyota Supra revealed: Promo video slips through the net

The Toyota Supra has surfaced once again, this time through the official reveal video presumably meant to be shown at the reborn sports car's unveiling in Detroit on January 14. During the 45-second clip, the red coupe can be seen revving its turbocharged inline six, and tearing up a dark under-bridge car park...


Why Australia needs better quality fuel
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Why Australia needs better quality fuel

THE car industry has repeated calls for better quality fuel to be introduced across Australia -- to enable the introduction of new super-efficient engine technology. However, both the Federal Government and the petroleum industry have forecast that better quality fuel will lead to higher prices at the bowser, up by between 1 and 2 cents per litre...


VFACTS: 2018 annual sales wrap
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VFACTS: 2018 annual sales wrap

New vehicle sales in Australia fell by 3 per cent in 2018, over the previous year’s all-time record, finishing at 1,153,111 units. Ten out of 12 months were behind their equivalent in 2017, and December was the quietest since 2008. A weaker housing market (particularly in NSW), reforms to the financial sector that drives car loans, and the drought ravaging rural Australia have all been blamed as factors...


2019 Kia Cerato hatch pricing and specs
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2019 Kia Cerato hatch pricing and specs

Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the all-new 2019 Cerato hatchback shortly after it was spied on the streets of Sydney, which mirrors the sedan range launched earlier this year. Starting from $20,990 plus on-roads (or currently $19,990 drive-away), the Cerato hatch will be offered in the same S, Sport and Sport+ trims as the sedan from launch, with the turbocharged GT set to join the range next month...


2019 Kia Cerato hatch spied in Australia
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2019 Kia Cerato hatch spied in Australia

A keen-eyed CarAdvice reader has snapped the all-new Kia Cerato hatchback in the Sydney Harbour Tunnel this week, giving us a first look at the standard version of the brand's local top seller. UPDATE, 18/12/18: Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specs for the Cerato hatch...


VFACTS: November 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: November 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle registrations last month shrunk by 7.4 per cent compared to the equivalent month in 2017, for eight consecutive months of declining sales. UPDATE: An earlier version of this story wasn't displaying below the 'brands' section. The issue has been rectified, and all the data is officially there! Enjoy...


Ferox Azaris: Inside the development of a fluid-powered, Aussie-built concept
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Ferox Azaris: Inside the development of a fluid-powered, Aussie-built concept

Focused as we are on keeping buyers up-to-speed on what's good value today, our bread-and-butter is the new and upcoming models destined for the consumer market. Still, that doesn’t mean we’re not fascinated by the more unusual technology out there, and the big ideas being developed to move transport forward...


2019 Honda CR-V VTi-S will get AEB from January
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2019 Honda CR-V VTi-S will get AEB from January

Honda Australia has announced it will add the Honda Sensing technology suite – incorporating assistance features like autonomous emergency and adaptive cruise control – to the 2019 CR-V VTi-S from the start of next year. The move means the active safety equipment will be standard fit on every all-wheel drive variant (the other being the flagship VTi-LX) of the top-selling CR-V locally from January 1, though it's still limited to two variants out of six...


2019 Mazda 3 revealed: Australian debut set for mid-year
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2019 Mazda 3 revealed: Australian debut set for mid-year

The all-new 2019 Mazda 3 has been unveiled at the Los Angeles motor show this week. Although iterative in its look, today's reveal signals 'a new era' for the Japanese brand. Both five-door hatchback and four-door sedan versions will be offered once again, though unlike the outgoing model the two body styles will have distinct personalities – Mazda says the hatch is 'emotive' while the sedan is 'elegant'...


2019 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs: Turbo petrol flagship arrives
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2019 Mazda CX-5 pricing and specs: Turbo petrol flagship arrives

Mazda Australia has confirmed details for the 2019 CX-5 range, which now offers a turbocharged petrol option, along with enhanced equipment levels across the board. UPDATE: Pricing has been revealed, with rises between $480 and $1080 across the board. Check out the table at the bottom of the story for full details...


VFACTS: October 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: October 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales contracted in Australia for the seventh consecutive month in October, compared to figures from the corresponding months in 2017. The market declined 5.3 per cent in October to 90,718 units, the lion’s share of the drop coming from New South Wales and Victoria, down 9.2 and 4.2 per cent respectively...


Toyota Australia: Five new hybrids by mid-2020
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Toyota Australia: Five new hybrids by mid-2020

Toyota Australia has confirmed it will bring five new hybrid models to our market before mid-2020, on the back of "stronger-than-expected" demand for the petrol-electric Camry. First cab off the rank will be the new-generation RAV4 SUV, due during the first half of 2019, joining the hybrid versions of the Camry, Corolla hatch, and Prius family Down Under...


2019 Mazda CX-5 2.5T launches in Japan
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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. Available to pre-order now in the Japanese domestic market, the refreshed CX-5 range is the first model in the company's Japanese line-up to offer the turbocharged petrol powertrain – which makes 169kW at 4250rpm and 420Nm at 2000rpm – while also debuting Mazda's upgraded G-Vectoring Control Plus...


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...


VFACTS: September 2018 new vehicle sales
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VFACTS: September 2018 new vehicle sales

New vehicle sales dropped 5.5 percent on the same month in 2017, with a total of 94,711 registrations recorded. Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia and Victoria all saw increases on last year, while the rest of the nation was down, led by a 4.4 per cent dive in New South Wales. September follows two months of slow sales, leaving the  market 0...


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...