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How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

Sales of Chinese cars hit top gear: MG, LDV, Haval post record month

Emerging Chinese brands MG, LDV and Haval posted significant sales gains in June 2020, as the overall market fell by 6.4 per cent. MG cars and SUVs reported 1348 vehicles as sold (an increase of 33 per cent compared to the same month last year), while LDV delivered 1052 utes, vans and SUVs (an increase of 31 per cent)...

Chinese cars buck the sales trend, up 36 per cent

Chinese car makers continue to defy the downward trend in Australia’s new-car market, with latest figures from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries showing a 36 per cent increase in the first five months of this year versus the same period in 2019. That’s bucking the current trend where new car sales have taken a hammering thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting recession...

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

So, which car brands are growing in Australia?

As you can read in much more detail here, overall new vehicle sales fell nearly 8 per cent in Australia year to their lowest level since 2011. Just one of the top 10 car makers managed to grow its sales - that would be Kia - and some fell away by double digits. Moreover, almost every segment (passenger, SUV and commercial) went backwards...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Haval H2 pricing and specs

Haval’s entry-level soft-roader, the H2, has received a modest nip-and-tuck and some extra equipment for 2020. The most notable change to the exterior is the grille. The H2 appears to have adopted the fascia of the Chinese-market H2 Blue Label, a sportier H2 variant introduced in 2016. The six-sided grille gains some horizontal chrome bars, making it rather reminiscent of the outgoing Ford Escape...

Haval preparing SUV onslaught for 2020 Beijing motor show

Haval will launch a trio of next-generation crossovers at the 2020 Beijing motor show, and they're all set for Australia. A new H2 compact crossover to go head-to-head with the Mazda CX-3, mid-sized H6 to rival the Toyota RAV4, and body-on-frame H9 to battle the Isuzu MU-X will be revealed, the company has confirmed...

VFACTS: Chinese brands continue to rise

Despite the continued decline in overall new car sales, brands from China are posting triple-digit growth – namely Haval and MG. For the month of July the overall market slid 2.8 per cent, with the year-to-date figure 7.7 per cent down on the first seven months of 2018. However, SUV specialist Haval recorded a 164...

Haval design boss: Doubt Chinese cars at your peril

For a long time, China has been an easy target for automotive enthusiasts. Silly names, copycat designs and laughable crash test results showed how far the Middle Kingdom's automotive industry languished behind its Asian neighbours, not to mention Europe. According to Haval's design director, the time for jokes is over...

2019 Haval H9 pricing and specs: AEB standard range-wide

Haval Australia has announced a raft of upgrades to its H9 off-roader, including the standard inclusion of autonomous emergency braking with forward collision warning across the line-up. For 2019, the Chinese SUV specialist has brought a suite of active safety tech to its flagship model in Australia, including the aforementioned AEB and FCW systems, along with adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, and lane departure warning fitted as standard from the base model...