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Top 10 strangest car names of 2021

There's a lot of science involved in choosing a new car name. Some manufacturers employ external brand companies, while others take inspiration from within. For example, the Ford Taurus was named by two of the company's executives – after their wives' star signs. We've seen some doozies in the past...

Europcar adds fully-electric MG ZS EV to rental fleet

Australia’s most affordable electric car – the MG ZS EV SUV – will now be available to rent, courtesy of Europcar. From next week, customers will have access to the electric ZS in Melbourne. According to MG, its primary goal is to give consumers the opportunity to properly test drive an electric vehicle (EV)...

MG Cyberster electric concept revealed

The first images of the MG Cyberster have been revealed ahead of its unveiling at the Shanghai motor show starting 19 April 2021. The electric concept car – which was penned by MG Advanced Design Centre in London – takes a number of design cues from the iconic MGB convertible...

MG in Top 10 for second month in a row as Chinese car sales continue to surge

Sales of Chinese cars in Australia have overtaken those from Germany and the USA for the first three months of this year – led by MG which made it into the Top 10 for the second month in row and ahead of fellow brands LDV and Great Wall Motors which made it into the Top 20...

MG Cyberster electric sports car teased once again – UPDATE

UPDATE, 2 April 2021: New images and details of the MG Cyberster have been released, ahead of its full debut at the Shanghai motor show on April 19. It's the first time we've seen the electric sports car concept in full outside of stylised sketches, penned by the MG Advanced Design Centre in London with inspiration taken from the iconic MG B roadster of the 1960s...

2021 MG Extender dual-cab and extra-cab utes unveiled in right-hand-drive

The 2021 MG Extender ute has been fully revealed this week, in both extra-cab and dual-cab bodies. Based on the Maxus T90, the MG Extender is built in right-hand-drive form for Thailand's market, making it a prime candidate for Australian buyers. Parent-company SAIC sells the ute as a Maxus in China, though it's likely the MG model would be badged as an LDV if offered Down Under...

How big is the boot space? Every SUV in Australia in 2021, ranked

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

The safest cars for young drivers under $30,000 in Australia

Buying a new car is an exciting yet arduous process – more so when it's your first time jumping through the hoops. While key factors such as style, performance and price are usually top of mind, given that novice drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes – due to a combination of inexperience and older, cheaper and less safe cars – safety should also make the list of priorities...

2021 MG 5 Electric wagon unveiled for Europe, Australian launch unlikely

The 2021 MG 5 Electric has been unveiled for European markets, with the zero-emissions long-roof claimed to be the "the first 100 per cent electric station wagon in the world". However, keen-eyed readers will note that, despite being pitched as all-new, the MG 5 Electric is a rebadged version of the facelifted Roewe Ei5 sold in China, which has been on sale in its home market for a number of months...

2021 MG Marvel R Electric mid-size SUV unveiled for Europe, on wish list for Australia

The 2021 MG Marvel R Electric has been unveiled, as the brand's entry into the electric mid-size SUV segment in Europe – though an Australian launch has yet to be locked in. Powering flagship versions of the Marvel R Electric is a trio of electric motors – one up front and two at the rear, a first for an MG electric vehicle (EV) – combining for estimated power and torque outputs of 212kW and 665Nm...

Electric vehicle sales have doubled so far this year

Official new car sales data released today shows 558 electric vehicles were reported as sold during January and February of 2021, an increase of 105.1 per cent over the same months last year. The increase could be higher if Tesla sales were included in official data. Although Tesla has been selling cars in Australia since 2014, it does not provide monthly sales updates...