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MINI Cooper D Off to a Good Aussie Start
MINI Cooper D Off to a Good Aussie Start

1 Jul 2009, 12:58 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / The first ever diesel MINI to hit Australian shores is, according to MINI Australia, off to a "hot start". Unfortunately, we cannot vouch for that, given that the manufacturer omitted to s...

 
Electronic Stability Control, Standard in Australia
Electronic Stability Control, Standard in Australia

23 Jun 2009, 07:16 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / All cars produced and sold in Australia in 2011 and afterwards will have to offer Electronic Stability Control (ESC) as standard according to a new Australian Design Rule announced yesterday. The Fe...

 
BMW X6 Sells Well in Australia
BMW X6 Sells Well in Australia

18 Jun 2009, 10:34 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / German manufacturer's BMW X6 crossover has proven to be a hit in Australia, despite the fact that the 545 units sold in the ten months the X6 has been present Down Under may look at first decei...

 
Four Boys Manage to Evade Police in BMW Crazy Chase
Four Boys Manage to Evade Police in BMW Crazy Chase

15 Jun 2009, 13:56 UTC · By: Tudor Raiciu / It might sound like the synopsis of a James Dean movie, but the following story is as real as it gets. Four boys in Perth, Australia, were arrested yesterday after one incredible police chase. A...

 
First Gen Honda Insight Enters Museum
First Gen Honda Insight Enters Museum

11 Jun 2009, 10:39 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Japanese manufacturer Honda has become particularly fond of museums around the world. After in early May the new Honda Insight has become part of the daily activities of the British Science Museum, ...

 
Holden Owner Says Company Not for Sale
Holden Owner Says Company Not for Sale

9 Jun 2009, 07:56 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Even if the parent company, General Motors, filed for bankruptcy in the United States, Australian automaker Holden will not be sold, similar to other assets owned by the American manufacturer. This ...

 
Electric Cars too Expensive to Replace Gasoline, Says Holden
Electric Cars too Expensive to Replace Gasoline, Says Holden

9 Jun 2009, 07:21 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / While most automakers around the world struggle to make their product ranges a bit greener by launching electric cars and hybrid models, Australian automaker Holden thinks that migrating to such a l...

 
Suzuki Wants Australian Scrappage Scheme
Suzuki Wants Australian Scrappage Scheme

3 Jun 2009, 12:38 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Taking note of the way in which the European automotive market seems be back on track thanks to scrappage schemes implemented in several countries, Japanese manufacturer Suzuki stepped forward and c...

 
New Megane Hatch and Sedan to Come from Turkey
New Megane Hatch and Sedan to Come from Turkey

29 May 2009, 10:25 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Renault is continuously looking for new ways to tackle the economic recession and, after announcing its plans to rely more on the small car sector, it is now aiming to reduce costs of the new Megane...

 
Two New Engines for Aussie Audi Q5
Two New Engines for Aussie Audi Q5

28 May 2009, 14:09 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / Two months after the Audi Q5 began selling in Australia, two new engines come to complete the offer of the German manufacturer on the local market. Starting now, the Q5 is also offered with the 2.0l...

 
Bentley's Most Powerful Convertible Goes Live in Australia
Bentley's Most Powerful Convertible Goes Live in Australia

28 May 2009, 13:09 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Bentley today rolled out the Continental GTC Speed, the company's most powerful convertible, in Australia, with sales expected to begin in the next weeks. Inspired by Bentley's "Speed...

 
Toyota Aurion Touring Special Edition Launched in Australia
Toyota Aurion Touring Special Edition Launched in Australia

25 May 2009, 13:54 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Toyota has just debuted the Aurion Touring Special Edition, a new version of the Aurion which is especially supposed to celebrate the company's 50th anniversary in Australia. Obviously, the spe...

 
Holden No Longer Planning to Boost Exports
Holden No Longer Planning to Boost Exports

19 May 2009, 10:45 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Australian manufacturer Holden is going to put all its hopes in the domestic market, as exports are continuously collapsing since the beginning of the economic turmoil. Furthermore, the company beli...

 
Holden Waves Goodbye to Astra
Holden Waves Goodbye to Astra

19 May 2009, 10:43 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / Holden is going to discontinue the Astra small car despite the high sales this particular model has recorded over its 22-year lifetime. Wondering what's the reason? The company has hundreds of ...

 
Proton Aims a Low Priced Sedan at Australia...
Proton Aims a Low Priced Sedan at Australia...

18 May 2009, 12:39 UTC · By: Daniel Patrascu / ... actually, the lowest priced sedan for Australia. The Malaysian manufacturer sees the current economic climate as a good opportunity to release Down Under a low priced sedan, sometimes in early 2...

 
Holden to Be the First GM Unit to Die, Expert Predicts
Holden to Be the First GM Unit to Die, Expert Predicts

14 Apr 2009, 13:59 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / GM's Australian unit Holden won't survive the economic downturn and will become the first General Motors unit to die due to this reason, editor of the car buyers Dog & Lemon Guide, Cli...

 
Vijay Mallya Delighted with Mercedes Performance
Vijay Mallya Delighted with Mercedes Performance

14 Apr 2009, 12:26 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / Force India's Vijay Mallya expressed his content over the Mercedes engine deal signed shortly after the 2008 season. The Indian billionaire revealed he is happy with how the new VJM02 has behav...

 
Renault Might Renounce KERS in China
Renault Might Renounce KERS in China

6 Apr 2009, 09:26 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / Renault's Fernando Alonso revealed his team will be looking more into their Kinetic Energy Recovery System during the next couple of weeks and then decide whether it is worth using it in the up...

 
Williams Might Not Debut KERS in Catalunya
Williams Might Not Debut KERS in Catalunya

1 Apr 2009, 10:42 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / Although the Kinetic Energy Recovery System did not prove very effective in Australia – the KERS-powered cars proving to be far from competitive – most teams insist on the new unit'...

 
Virgin - Brawn Deal to Expire after the Malaysian Grand Prix
Virgin - Brawn Deal to Expire after the Malaysian Grand Prix

31 Mar 2009, 06:44 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / Virgin Group's sponsorship deal with Brawn GP is due to expire shortly after the Malaysian Grand Prix this weekend. As shown by a report from SportsPro, the financial deal between the two compa...