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The radical plan to sell new cars at shopping centres and airports
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15th Feb 2021
2 min read

The radical plan to sell new cars at shopping centres and airports

The way Australians buy new cars is about to change in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, which has fast-tracked a shift to “click and collect” shopping and given buyers the confidence to purchase big ticket items after researching and negotiating online or over the phone. Soon, new-car buyers will be able to purchase a vehicle from a shopping centre or an airport – thanks to Australia’s largest new-car dealer group.
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Joshua Dowling
Here’s what to expect from Melbourne car dealers post-lockdown
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27th Oct 2020
5 min read

Here’s what to expect from Melbourne car dealers post-lockdown

After months of lockdowns and on-site closures, Victoria’s automotive industry has finally been permitted to return to work – hopefully heralding a resurgence for hundreds of businesses left sidelined by the coronavirus. One of the many groups elated over Premier Daniel Andrews' reopening announcement were car dealers, some of whom have been prevented from conducting on-site vehicle viewings, test drives or even office work for up to 112 days.
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Susannah Guthrie
2021 McLaren Elva production cut once again
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29th Sep 2020
1 min read

2021 McLaren Elva production cut once again

McLaren has once again cut production figures for its open-top Elva project, now suggesting that just 149 examples will be built. Back in April the supercar maker slashed the initially-slated run of 399 examples to 249, citing a “customer desire for exclusivity”. However, the company cites the coronavirus pandemic – and subsequent factory shutdown – for the latest round of cuts.
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William Davis
Car industry's urgent warning: 'Check airbags before you drive'
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10th Aug 2020
2 min read

Car industry's urgent warning: 'Check airbags before you drive'

Australia's peak automotive industry body is urging drivers and passengers to conduct a simple but potentially life-saving check from their smartphones to see if their vehicle they're travelling in requires urgent airbag replacement under the ongoing compulsory Takata recall.
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Susannah Guthrie
Hands-free petrol: Victorian service stations to offer contactless refuelling
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21st Jul 2020
2 min read

Hands-free petrol: Victorian service stations to offer contactless refuelling

Petrol stations in Victoria are providing customers with a hands-free way to refuel their cars, (re)introducing dedicated attendants to fill up customers' tanks and arrange contactless payment amid renewed coronavirus lockdowns in the state.
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Susannah Guthrie