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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...

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 have progressed beyond buzzword status to present-day reality...

MG developing electric wagon; production E-Motion a possibility – report

MG is the fastest-growing Chinese car brand in Australia, with sales up 176.9 per cent last year largely on the back of the ZS SUV. The company hasn't given up on conventional passenger cars, though, and it's embracing both hybrid and battery-electric vehicles...

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...

Audi, Tesla, MG score top marks in ANCAP testing, Hyundai Venue falls short

ANCAP has awarded the Tesla Model X, Audi A7 and Q8, and the MG HS five stars in its latest round of crash tests, but the Hyundai Venue city SUV fell short. The independent safety body called the all-electric Tesla Model X the "standout performer" among the five cars tested, record-equalling scores for adult occupant protection and safety assist...

2020 MG HS pricing and specs: Chinese Mazda CX-5 rival enters from $30,990

The 2020 MG HS will launching Australia priced from $30,990 drive away for the price-leading Vibe variant, with the range-topping Excite priced from $33,990 drive away. The MSRP for those two models are $29,990 and $32,990 respectively, and the HS replaces the previous GS that Australian buyers will be familiar with...

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 MG ZS EV priced from $46,990 drive-away

MG Australia has announced a pre-sale offer for its first electric vehicle – the ZS EV – priced from $46,990 drive-away for the first 100 orders. Available to pre-order now in Australia, the ZS EV is powered by a 105kW/353Nm electric motor on the front axle, hooked up to a 44.5kWh water-cooled lithium-ion battery pack...

VFACTS: China's MG tripling sales in 2019

Chinese-owned British brand, MG, has continued its triple-digit growth throughout this year, and following the latest round of VFACTS figures, the company looks set to finish 2019 with triple the sales volume in Australia compared to last year. In September a total of 835 MGs were registered across the country, with the year-to-date (YTD) figure sitting at 5795 units as of September 30...

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...

MG 3S: Limited edition on sale from $16,990 drive-away

MG Motor Australia has released a special-edition version of the MG 3 light car, dubbed MG 3S, priced from $16,990 drive-away. Based on the MG 3 Core specification, the MG 3S gains a "sports inspired dynamic" by adding side skirts, a black rear spoiler, black painted wheels, limited-edition badging, weather shields, and custom keyrings...