Australian

Porsche Australia supports Northern Territory’s unrestricted speed zones

Sep 14, 2016

Porsche has entered the discourse surrounding the Northern Territory’s hotly-debated open speed limits, accusing the NT government of taking a “nanny state approach”, according to the company’s local public relations boss. The comments came following...

Pagani Huayra BC making Australian debut at World Time Attack

Aug 16, 2016

The mighty Pagani Huayra BC will make its Australian debut in October, during the World Time Attack Challenge event. If that’s not exciting enough, the car will be piloted by drifting legend Keiichi Tsuchiya for...

New Suzuki Vitara & Kia Optima awarded 5-star ANCAP safety

Jul 14, 2016

Independent vehicle safety authority ANCAP has announced its market coverage has grown to 93 per cent, following the addition of several previously untested Suzuki and Kia models. “We’ve today awarded the maximum 5 star ANCAP...

Election 2016: What lies ahead for the Australian auto sector?

Jun 29, 2016

The 2016 Australian election result is less than a week away. One area which hasn’t received much coverage is the automotive industry, and its component supplier sectors. Could this be because the public by-and-large accepts...

Authorities seize big shipmment of Chinese counterfeit parts heading to Australia

May 31, 2016

Chinese authorities have seized a massive haul of counterfeit Toyota parts, headed for sale here in Australia. Authorities acted on information provided by Toyota Australia in relation with dealings in the south-east Chinese city of...

Nissan Micra, Pulsar hatch dropped from Australian lineup, Y61 Patrol ends

Apr 23, 2016

After failing to really make their mark in respective segments, the Nissan Micra and Pulsar hatch have been dropped from the Australian lineup. Production of the Y61 Patrol for Australia has also officially come to...

Australian Government to allow near-new personal imports after 2018

Feb 10, 2016

In a move that could potentially change Australia’s motoring landscape, the government has green-lit a parallel/grey import proposal for 2018, changing the Motor Vehicle Standards Act of 1989. This has drawn the ire of the...

Petrol prices set to continue to drop in Australia

Feb 01, 2016

On the off chance you haven’t already noticed, petrol is quite cheap at the moment compared with the recent past, and it’s set to get even cheaper. Despite being the world’s ninth largest energy producer,...

Top 10 best-selling vehicles in Australia during 2015

Jan 06, 2016

The Australian VFACTS vehicle sales figures for December 2015 have been released, but before we go into the detailed report we thought we’d go over the top 10 best-selling vehicles of the year. Sitting in...

Australian car manufacturing set to continue after 2017

Nov 30, 2015

The Australian motor industry may be given a new lease on life, if a number of proposals by different companies are realised. With a change in government, a falling Australian dollar, support from independent senators...

ANCAP tests latest Jeep Grand Cherokee, Holden Astra, Skoda Fabia

Jul 07, 2015

Australia’s ANCAP safety division has crash tested a bunch of new cars and confirmed its highest sticker of approval for the latest Jeep Grand Cherokee, Holden Astra, and new Skoda Fabia. Although the Jeep Grand...

Top 8 Aussie motoring wins

Jun 16, 2015

A couple of weeks ago we showed you our top 8 Aussie motoring fails. Although the fails were spectacular when they did happen, there have also been plenty of successes that have made our industry...