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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The i30SR doesn't seem to be particularly efficient, and the lights aren't much chop either
04 Mar 2014

Week 6: Long-term Hyundai i30SR

Having to fill the SR up with fuel more than once a week is getting a bit wearing, says Tony Bosworth, who also returns to the issue of the weak headlights.

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Victoria is calling for more speed cameras in a revenue grab, writes Paul Murrell
12 Feb 2014

Speed Camera Revenue Rise

Governments are addicted to speed camera revenue and Victoria, Australia’s most over-regulated driving state, is calling for more.

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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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The Tesla Model s will arrive in Australia later this year
07 Feb 2014

Electric Dreams

Tony Bosworth has a dream… an electric Tesla S dream. But he wonders why, when electric  cars make so much sense do Australians continue to buy gas guzzlers. THIS IS MY AVERAGE DAY… I get up, have breakfast, do all the usual stuff, and then go down to my garage.

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