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Electric cars in Australia: Every model available (and some nearly here)

As Australian sales of electric cars continue to rise and industry bodies urge the Federal Government to make charging infrastructure a national priority, it appears EVs (electric vehicles) have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

Automotive Industry Insights: Audi boss of pre-development automated driving

Mandy Turner and Mike Costello record the podcast inside a white 2020 Lexus RX350 F Sport. Mike covers November's new car sales figures, which saw the Mazda 3 and Ford Mustang perform poorly, and the Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger 4x4 battle for top spot. We speak to Dr. Miklos Kiss, head of pre-development for automated driving at Audi AG, and Curt Dupriez compares the 2020 Kia Seltos GT-Line and Nissan Qashqai Ti...

Mercedes’ bold plan to sidestep price negotiation on new cars 

Luxury car maker Mercedes-Benz is trying to end haggling by fixing the price of certain models in an attempt to stop “rip offs” and buyer remorse – but industry insiders say customers could end up paying more. In an attempt to stop price gouging – and massive discounts – Mercedes will sell its new EQC electric car direct to customers via an online ordering system, then appoint a dealer to do the handover...

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 Mercedes-Benz EQC priced at $137,900

Mercedes-Benz’s first battery-electric vehicle (BEV) in Australia, the EQC 400, will hit showrooms on December 9, ahead of deliveries to those who’ve made deposits from early 2020. The company today announced a price of $137,900 before on-road costs for the single specification offering, placing it in line with the mid-range Jaguar I-Pace SE ($135,400), and between the Tesla Model X Long Range ($131,900) and Performance ($141,100)...

Mercedes-Benz EQC, Toyota Corolla sedan score 5 star ANCAP ratings

The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQC has followed the Hyundai Kona Electric and Nissan Leaf in achieving a five-star safety rating from independent crash-testing authority ANCAP. The mid-sized EQC SUV, which will go head-to-head with the Audi E-Tron Quattro and Jaguar I-Pace, equalled the best-ever score for child protection...

SsangYong Korando, BMW Z4 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has released its latest round of safety ratings this week, with several upcoming models bound for Australia scoring five-star ratings – including the SsangYong Korando and BMW Z4. The Korando is the first model from SsangYong to get a five-star rating, with AEB as standard across the range in Europe...

CarAdvice podcast 154: European sports sedan comparison!

On the panel this week are Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and James Wong. In car news, pricing and specifications have been announced for the 2020 Toyota Supra and 2019 Genesis G70, Jaguar Land Rover has confirmed a $6.7 billion loss, the Toyota Tarago has been axed to make way for the Granvia, and the Mercedes-Benz EQC has the 'highest demand of any passenger car we've shown'...

Mercedes-Benz EQC: 'Highest demand of any passenger car we've shown'

It's not the latest AMG, nor is it the most affordable model, it's Mercedes-Benz's first production series electric vehicle that has generated the highest demand of any car to date. Mercedes-Benz is embarking on a new automotive era with its EQ vehicles, investing $16 billion in producing 10 new fully electric vehicles by 2022...

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC starts production

Mercedes-Benz has commenced production of the all-new EQC electric crossover at its Bremen facility in Germany, ahead of its global launch in the coming weeks. Available to order now in Europe, the EQC 400 4Matic has a base price of €71,281 ($113,740), though the special Edition 1886 launch variant (pictured) is available from €84,930...

Mercedes-Benz EQC here in October, first batch spoken for

Mercedes-Benz Australia is reporting high levels of buyer interest in its first fully-electric car, the EQC crossover, even though it’s still seven months away from going on sale. The company has taken hundreds of ‘buyer registrations’, more expressions of interest than money-down deposits, since December, and already considers the entire 2019 production supply destined for our market to be effectively spoken for...

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