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New automatic cars priced under $20,000 in Australia

There's an old saying that you should spend three months' salary on an engagement ring. According to consumer advice site finder.com.au, a similar rule applies when buying new cars. Ideally, it suggests, you shouldn't spend more than 15 per cent of your annual income on the purchase price of a car...

Every car leaving the Australian market in 2020 – UPDATE

It's been a big year for automotive in 2020, with the exit of Holden, the cancellation of international motor shows and the Australian Grand Prix due to coronavirus, and the steady decline of new car sales. In a challenging climate, it's perhaps unsurprising that carmakers are reducing their ranges, discontinuing under-performers and replacing older models with hybrids, electric cars or new creations altogether...

Honda recalls 22,366 cars due to faulty fuel pump

Honda Australia has issued a recall on a total of 22,366 cars – across eight model types – citing a faulty component within the fuel pump assembly. The affected models are the Accord (MY2018), City (MY2019), Civic (MY2018), CR-V (MY2018-2019), HR-V (MY2018), Jazz (MY2019), Civic Type R (MY2018), and the NSX (MY2019)...

2020 Honda Jazz and HR-V get Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

Honda is rolling out updated versions of the Jazz and HR-V staples with new infotainment systems. Both models now get a 7.0-inch touchscreen running Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone linking, plus Siri Eyes Free and Google Voice Search voice-recognition...

2020 Honda Jazz Hybrid detailed in Europe

Details about the hybrid drivetrain to be used in the next-generation Honda Jazz have been announced in Europe. Under the bonnet there's a 1.5-litre petrol engine and two electric motors driving the front wheels via a fixed-gear transmission, which the company says is more compact than the usual eCVT setup used in other hybrid vehicles...

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...

Honda Australia considers dropping Jazz

Honda Australia has conceded it might have to stop selling the Jazz once the current model’s production run ends, because cheap city cars are becoming almost impossible to make profit from, and sales are falling against more popular (and lucrative) small SUVs anyway...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: LIVE at the Tokyo motor show!

Join Paul Maric, Mike Costello, and Josh Dowling as they are live from the 2019 Tokyo motor show. They discuss their thoughts on the Mazda MX-30, Mazda's first all-electric car that hasn't yet been confirmed for Australia. The guys also discuss why the 2020 Honda Jazz will be great for the Japanese brand. Honda has suggested the all-new Jazz could have a local launch date of 2020...

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...

Takata: Older-gen Honda City, CR-V, Jazz, Insight under 'Critical Recall'

Honda Australia has issued a "Critical Recall" for 167 vehicles across previous-generation City, CR-V, Jazz and Insight models sold between 2005 and 2013 (depending on model line) as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. "A group of vehicles have been fitted with a complete driver airbag assembly, which has been determined to contain an affected Takata airbag inflator," the Japanese brand says in its recall notice...

Car News Daily: 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...