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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: Chinese Mazda CX-5 rival priced 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...

2020 MG Extender ute unveiled, not for Australia

The MG Extender ute has been unveiled in Thailand, giving the brand it's first rear-wheel drive vehicle since the demise of the TF roadster at the beginning of the decade. UPDATE, 13/08/19: The MG Extender ute doesn't look likely to come to Australia, with MG telling CarAdvice it's "not on our agenda now or in the foreseeable future"...

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...

MG ZS EV racks up 1000 orders in the UK

The all-electric MG ZS EV has seen 'unprecedented' demand in the UK, achieving 1000 orders within the space of two weeks. Priced from £21,495 ($38,106) after the British government's £3500 ($6205) plug-in vehicle grant, the ZS EV will offer a driving range of 163 miles (262km) on the WLTP test cycle when first deliveries commence in the UK in September...