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VFACTS 2020: Chinese brands MG, LDV, Great Wall, Haval post big gains 

Amid an overall market slump Australians bought a record number of Chinese cars for the second year in a row in 2020, according to official figures released today by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. A total of 30,696 cars made in China were reported as sold in Australia last year, an increase of 70...

Top 20: Your most-read reviews in 2020

Yesterday we took a look at the vehicle models which garnered the most review-reads in 2020, but what happens when we break it down further and look at the individual reviews you read most? There were some big launches across a lot of key segments in a year where traditional launch programs and motor shows were all but non-existent...

2021 MG new cars

MG is having a bumper year. The brand is up over 70 per cent year to date, with its total sales figure reaching four digits for the first time ever in 2020. Also in 2020, the brand launched its first electric vehicle in Australia, the ZS EV. It is a small SUV, and is currently the cheapest electric vehicle on sale in Australia...

2021 MG HS price and specs: Mid-size SUV gains entry-level Core variant

The 2021 MG HS range has been expanded for 2021, with the addition of an entry-level Core variant for the new year. Priced from $29,990 drive-away, the Core retails for $2000 less than the existing 'base' HS variant, the Vibe, with first examples scheduled to arrive in MG showrooms in January 2021. Standard equipment includes a 10...

MG to launch electric sports coupe in late 2021, will be sold in Australia – report

MG will launch its all-electric sports coupe in late 2021, according to a new report from the December 9, 2020 issue of Autocar magazine. What's more, the report specifically states the model will be offered in right-hand-drive markets including Australia...

Chinese brands MG, LDV, Haval and Great Wall post record sales

Australians are buying more cars made in China in 2020 than any other time in our automotive history. Official sales figures compiled by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry (FCAI) show Chinese brands LDV, Haval, MG and Great Wall sold a record number of new vehicles up to the end of November 2020, despite a shrinking car market due primarily to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic...

The all-new models of 2020 – and how they're selling so far

The young up-starts, the fresh faces, the newcomers – whatever you want to call them, we've had a raft of new model arrivals in Australia over the course of 2020...

Australia’s five cheapest electric cars, and how far they can go between recharges

Sales of electric cars are gaining momentum in Australia, with demand up by 14 per cent so far this year in a vehicle market that is down by 18 per cent. However the raw numbers are still minuscule, with only 1400 electric cars reported as sold by the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries in the first 10 months of 2020...

Australia’s cheapest electric car, the MG ZS EV, sold out until next year

The first shipment of Australia’s cheapest electric car, the MG ZS EV, has sold out within days of the vehicle arriving in local showrooms. MG dealers contacted by CarAdvice have confirmed the first 100 examples of the $43,990 drive-away MG ZS EV are spoken for, with the next deliveries due in late January, early February...

2021 MG ZS EV price and specs: $43,990 drive-away pricing announced

UPDATE, November 12, 2020: CarAdvice's first drive review of the 2021 MG ZS EV is now live. Read and watch it here. UPDATE, November 10 2020: The new 2021 MG ZS EV will be offered in Australia from a lower-than-expected $40,990 before on-road costs, with a national drive-away price of $43,990...

Fully-electric MG B Roadster set to go into production next year

British car restorer and converter, RBW EV Classic Cars, has unveiled its latest creation, turning a classic MG B Roadster into an electric car. Although still in prototype form, the plan is to build 30 examples with each priced at £90,000 (AU$164,000) plus applicable taxes. The RBW MG B comes standard with six lithium-ion batteries, although can be optioned with up to eight batteries to improve range...