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2016 Toyota Tarago - Price and Features For Australia

oyota has given the venerable tarago people mover range a freshen-up with extra features and price cuts of up to $1,716. toyota says the range starting price of $45,490 (four-cylinder gli) has not been seen since the 1990s while the entry-level v6 model, the tarago gli v6 now at $50,490, is the lowest price ever for the v6. Show More Summary

VFACTS: July 2016 Sales The Second-Best In History

oyota remains on top as australian new car sales totaled 91,331 in july - the second-best july result ever recorded. and, for the first time ever, last month saw total sales of vehicles made in thailand (23,803) beating those from japan (23,359). Show More Summary

Tough-Looking Shadow Model Boosts Ford’s EcoSport Lineup

almost ‘overshadowed’ (no pun intended) by confirmation of the edge as its territory replacement, ford also announced a new addition to the ecosport compact suv range - the shadow special vehicle pack (svp) priced from $28,090 (plus on-road coasts). Show More Summary

2018 Kia GT Sedan - Further Details Emerge

as kia edges closer to previewing its rear wheel drive sports sedan in production form, a clearer picture of what to expect has started to emerge out of the united states. performance credentials of the new sedan will be strong, with...Show More Summary

Volkswagen Turns To Tata For ‘Economy Car’ Project

reports out of india hint at a collaborative agreement between volkswagen and indian industrial giant tata, working together on a new low-cost vehicle for the volkswagen group. the project, which will lead to the development of an entry-levelbrand...Show More Summary

Major Updates For Ford Kuga Due Next Year

he new ford kuga, which debuted earlier this year at the geneva motor show, launches locally next year. as we know, styling changes bring the significantly updated kuga’s front-end in-line with the looks of edge and ecosport. styling changes are also noticeable elsewhere with a major re-shape of the rear three-quarter panels, tailgate and lights. Show More Summary

Rear-Drive Ford Everest Launches Next Month

from next month ford dealers will welcome a new member of the seven-seat everest suv family – the two-wheel-drive everest trend which is stickered at $55,990 (plus on-road costs). despite it listing the same 3,000kgs (braked) towingShow More Summary

Territory Out, Edge In As Ford’s SUV Future Becomes Clearer

his much we know: an updated version of the ford edge suv will roll-into australian dealerships sometime in 2018. the smart edge, popular in the us and global markets, will be filling the void left when production of the local ford territory ends - but even a cursory glance of the calendar shows there will be lengthy gap before the edge arrives. Show More Summary

2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Night Edition REVIEW | Rock-Crushing Performance Meets Family SUV

he jeep grand cherokee srt is the automotive equivalent of bruce banner in hulk mode - just a normal everyday suv transformed into a snorting, snarling beast. with the 2016 jeep grand cherokee srt night edition, the visual package has been given the once-over with black exterior accents, a set of satin-black wheels and brembo brake hardware. Show More Summary

Honda Adds Limited Edition City And HR-V To Aussie Lineup

honda is preparing to add two new limited edition cars to its australian lineup, bolstered by the success of the cr-v limited edition, which launched in june. both the city light sedan and hr-v compact suv will be given the limited edition treatment. Show More Summary

2017 Honda NSX Preview Drive - Global Markets Will Go Beserk... It Is That Good

more eagerly awaited than a george clooney presidential tilt, more powerful than a russian olympian and more exciting than anything to come out of japan since 2005 (when they stopped making the last one), it’s the new honda nsx. yes,...Show More Summary

2017 Volkswagen Crafter Range Unveiled In Europe

volkswagen has revealed its 2017 crafter van range at the recent iaa commercial vehicle show in hannover, germany, presenting an all-new vehicle compared to the outgoing model. where the previous crafter shared its underpinnings andShow More Summary

Fiat Chrysler Shuffles Senior Management In Australia

fiat chrysler automobiles (fca) australia has announced that effective effective from august 1st current ceo pat dougherty will become fca’s head of aftersales for the asia pacific region. taking his place will be fca uk’s managing director and head of jeep for europe, middle east, and africa, steve zanlunghi. Show More Summary

2016 Hyundai iMax Series II REVIEW | Built Like A Brick, And A Bit Ancient

commercial van-based people movers are a fading breed but the 2016 hyundai imax series ii clings to the concept. it remains a relatively affordable way of shifting eight people. and, while commercial vans of old could be painful to drive, the iload, on which this imax we’re testing is based, proved “not too bad” when launched locally in 2007. Show More Summary

2016 MINI Ray - Price and Specifications For Australia

mini will re-introduce its ray value-leader, taking the place of the mini one currently available in showrooms. the mini ray will be offered in both three- and five-door body styles, with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Show More Summary

2016 Honda NSX Returns To The Supercar Fray With $420k Pricetag

honda’s second-generation nsx supercar is preparing to launch in australia, with five specialised dealers gearing up to begin taking orders soon. honda has today confirmed that australia customers will be looking at a $420,000 priceShow More Summary

5-Star ANCAP Score Awarded To Infiniti Q30 Ahead Of Release

he 2016 infiniti q30 hatch hasn’t yet made its local debut, but in the leadup to the premium small car’s arrival ancap has awarded the q30 a 5-star safety score. ancap ceo, james goodwin, praised the q30’s crash test results. “this model performed well across the range of demanding physical crash tests,” mr goodwin said. Show More Summary

Final Ford Falcon Ute Rolls Down Broadmeadows Production Line

with ford australia set to cease local production on october 7, the broadmeadows factory has had an early send-off for one of the falcon-family, with the last falcon ute built on friday july 29. without a farewell edition of any kind, or any real fanfare, ford quietly farewelled the falcon ute privately amongst its staff. Show More Summary

2016 Mazda3 REVIEW | Mazda’s Bestseller Hones Its Competitive Edge

having first launched in early 2014, the mazda3 range is at the halfway point of its life-cycle. a 2016 update now adds some light styling and trim tweaks. more than just cosmetics though, mazda has also introduced a world-first chassis technology which not only promises to enhance handling, but improve occupant comfort. Show More Summary

Suzuki Ignis And Baleno Sport On Suzuki Australia's Radar

suzuki australia understands that the company’s global position won’t allow it to fill every vehicle class in australia, but the brand is aiming high - its goal is to become the number one small segment passenger and small-suv brand locally. Show More Summary

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