Proton is making a concerted effort to become a major player in the Australian market. They’re not there yet, but February sales give them reason for optimism.
Hardy souls once loved the basic-but-fun Mini Moke and these days good ones are fetching big dollars, but now there’s a new Moke which aims to provide as much fun as the original.
Mercedes-Benz has made significant inroads into markets it was once never interested in. The new CLA 250 Sport4Matic is scheduled to arrive in July.
Car News: Skoda Australia has followed other European manufacturers by introducing capped price servicing across its entire range. We list all the prices.
New Mazda3 achieves five-star ANCAP safety rating, but doesn’t get unqualified endorsement, and we wonder why UK Mazda3 models get standard AEB and Aussie models don’t?
The Nissan X-Trail is one of Nissan’s best-selling models in Australia and the upgraded model launches here in March, from $27,990(+ORC).
Toyota pulls the plug and declares the end of automobile manufacturing in Australia and something like 44,000 jobs.
Citroen Australia has announced the all-new Grand C4 Picasso, which goes on sale nationally on March 1, 2014 will list from $43,990 (+ORC).
Renault Australia has announced it will soon introduce GT versions of the Clio for customers who want the look, but don’t need the performance.
Only weeks after it announced the release of the Suprima S, Proton has announced the release of a Suprima S variant. Called the Suprima S Super Premium, it’s intended to appeal to buyers “who give priority to specifications”.
We bought a record 1.14 million new vehicles in 2013, Now the manufacturers are hoping we’ll buy even more in 2014. Paul Murrell lists what new cars are on the way.
Australian car buyers are among the most conservative when it comes to choosing a colour. Sampling more than 9000 new car purchases in 2013, an online car buying service found that 21% of new cars sold were white.
Mazda has finally succumbed to the push for capped priced servicing and reconsiders its mandatory six-month service demands. The company hasn’t made it clear how this impacts existing owners.
Hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles posted dismal sales results in 2013, proving once again that they won’t succeed without some form of support.
Reports are coming through from the US that safety regulators have widened their investigation into tail-light failures on Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles.