Monthly: October 2017

Monthly: October 2017

Toyota’s Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Car to Be Sold in Australia


Toyota is set to bring its hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle in the Australia. Kiyotake Ise, Toyota’s president of advanced research and development, announced this in an international media conference in Tokyo. Australia is among the several markets where the Mirai fuel-cell vehicle will be sold. Currently, the Mirai has been sold in very limited volumes in Japan, U.S., and Europe. Each Mirai…

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No Nissan Small Cars for Oz on Sight as Tokyo Motor Show Looms


Those who are waiting for new small cars from Nissan may have to wait until 2018 as there is no announcements yet of the brand’s re-entry into the small car market at this week’s Tokyo Motor Show. Recently, Nissan’s previous boss Richard Emery decided to drop Micra and Pulsar from the company’s local line-up. So far only the the GT-R…

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Last Automobile Plant in Australia Bids Farewell


Australia reluctantly said goodbye to its auto manufacturing industry as the last mass- produced car designed and built in the country rolled off General Motors Co.’s production line in Adelaide last week. The last car to be built by GM Holden Ltd. came 70 years after it has built its first. It was 1948 and the car was the FX Holden. GM Holden Ltd.is…

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Hyundai Ute May Be Launched in 2020


JW Lee, Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) chief executive officer, announced that Mr Eui-sun is very serious about putting the ute concept to production and is eyeing a 2020 launch. Mr Eui-sun is the son and “heir apparent” to Hyundai Motor Group global chairman Chung Mong-koo. “Our vice chairman has said recently, (and has) mentioned several times, about this type of…

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Tax Breaks, Access to Bus Lanes Needed to Get Australians to Buy Electric Cars


Electric cars accounted for just 0.1% of the new car sales in Australia in 2015. It’s a paltry figure compared to Europe, in which electric cars got 1.2% of new European Union car sales in the same year. It’s clear that Australians are still not convinced to go for electric cars. Australia Institute says that tax breaks and free access…

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Top 10 Passenger Cars for September 2017


For the month of September, Toyota Corolla is the best-selling passenger car, although number of sales is lower compared to the same month last year. 3055 examples of the Corolla rolled off showroom floors, beating the Mazda3 for the top position, which has only 2776. Just like Corolla, Mazda3’s sales total for this month is lower compared to the same…

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Driving Under the Influence Should Be Legal If in Driverless Car, Says NTC


If the National Transport Commission has its way, people under the influence of alcohol and drugs will be exempt from the law if they are using a driverless car. The independent advisory body in Australia said that the current laws could lessen the uptake of automated vehicles. Any law that requires passengers of self-driving cars to follow the law is…

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4 Thing to Consider When Buying a P-Plater Car


Buying your first car is like the culmination of all those hours flipping burgers and arranging supermarket shelves just to earn enough to buy something that can take you from point A to point B. All of us have a dream car in mind (perhaps that gorgeous Subaru Forester!) but if you’re a p-plater, obviously there are restrictions you have…

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Nissan Recalls 1.21 Million Cars Produced for the Last 3 Years


Nissan Motor took a major stumble recently as it recalls 24 models manufactured from October 2014 to September 2017. These 1.21 million cars were already shipped in Japan and it will cost the Japanese auto maker USD 200 million (JPY 25 billion) to fix the issue. Faulty inspections are to blame for the recall. “Almost all the cars produced for the…

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