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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...

 
Richard Branson Considers Team Ownership in F1
Richard Branson Considers Team Ownership in F1

30 Mar 2009, 07:33 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / After enjoying his first ever F1 win as team sponsor at Melbourne this weekend, Sir Richard Branson revealed he is already thinking about owning a team in the Great Circle. Jenson Button's lead...

 
Nick Heidfeld to Drive KERS-Powered F1.09, Not Kubica
Nick Heidfeld to Drive KERS-Powered F1.09, Not Kubica

26 Mar 2009, 11:50 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / BMW Sauber are the 4th and last team to announce the use of their Kinetic Energy Recovery System in the 2009 Australian Grand Prix. The German outfit, however, will only equip one car with the new t...

 
Hamilton Hopes to Make Top 8 in Aussie GP
Hamilton Hopes to Make Top 8 in Aussie GP

26 Mar 2009, 11:47 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / If one thinks McLaren Mercedes are sandbagging ahead of the new season, Lewis Hamilton's latest comments will do nothing but contradict this theory. After admitting, earlier this month, that hi...

 
McLaren Confirm KERS-Powered Car in Australia
McLaren Confirm KERS-Powered Car in Australia

24 Mar 2009, 13:38 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / McLaren Mercedes is the 3rd team to announce the debut of their Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) from as early as the Aussie GP. The Woking-based team was one of the first teams to start their ...

 
Brundle Thinks Alonso Is Favorite for F1 Title
Brundle Thinks Alonso Is Favorite for F1 Title

23 Mar 2009, 11:07 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / Former F1 driver and part of BBC's commentary crew for the 2009 F1 season Martin Brundle believes two-time world champion Fernando Alonso holds the highest chances of winning the title this yea...

 
Ferrari Confirm KERS in Australia
Ferrari Confirm KERS in Australia

23 Mar 2009, 10:54 UTC · By: Ovidiu Panzariu / Ferrari are the second of the F1 teams to confirm the use of their Kinetic Energy Recovery System in Australia, as reported by British magazine Autosport. According to the aforementioned source, bot...