Skoda Australia introduces capped price servicing across its entire range
08 Mar 2014

Skoda introduces capped price servicing across range

Car News: Skoda Australia has followed other European manufacturers by introducing capped price servicing across its entire range. We list all the prices.

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The new Mazda3 gets a five-star ANCAP rating
07 Mar 2014

Mazda3 achieves five star ANCAP safety rating

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?

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The Nissan X-Trail launches this month from $27,990
07 Mar 2014

Nissan announces pricing for X-Trail

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).

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Toyota Camry now standard with reversing camera
11 Feb 2014

Toyota to end manufacturing in 2017

Toyota pulls the plug and declares the end of automobile manufacturing in Australia and something like 44,000 jobs.

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The Citroen C4 Picasso is here in March
11 Feb 2014

Citroen Australia announces pricing for new Grand C4 Picasso

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).

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The Renault Clio GT is for those buyers who want the hot hatch look but not the performance
11 Feb 2014

Renault confirms Clio GT for Australia

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.

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The Proton Suprima S Super Premium is slated for release in Australia later this year
11 Feb 2014

Proton unveils new Suprima S Variant

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”.

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New Toyota Kluger will be here in March
09 Feb 2014

New cars for 2014

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.

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Fashions change so be careful when choosing the colour of your new car
26 Jan 2014

Australians choose dull car colours

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.

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Mazda introduces capped price servicing to coincide with release of new Mazda3
24 Jan 2014

Mazda rolls out capped price servicing

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.

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Hybrid sales flopped in 2013
21 Jan 2014

Hybrid sales flopped in 2013

Hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles posted dismal sales results in 2013, proving once again that they won’t succeed without some form of support.

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Mercedes-Benz in America is facing a massive potential recall over tail-light faults in the new C-Class
31 Dec 2013

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Tail-Light Issues

Reports are coming through from the US that safety regulators have widened their investigation into tail-light failures on Mercedes-Benz C-Class vehicles.

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New campaign launched to warn against driving the morning after drinking
22 Dec 2013

Drink Driving: The Morning After

A new advertising campaign has launched online to warn about the dangers of driving the morning after drinking using a drunken presenter.

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The Nissan Altima is one of nine cars to have received a five-star ANCAP crash safety rating.
20 Dec 2013

Nine new five-star cars: ANCAP

ANCAP has awarded five-star crash safety ratings to Nissan Altima and Pulsar hatch, Ford EcoSport, Isuzu D-Max, MU-X, Fiat Panda, Toyota HiLux, Suzuki S-Cross, and M-B CLA.

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Suzuki announces drive-away pricing for the launch of the S-Cross
19 Dec 2013

Suzuki S-Cross Pricing

Suzuki has announced drive-away pricing as an introductory offer for the new S-Cross for the month of January 2014.

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