Monthly: November 2017

Monthly: November 2017

New Toyota Camry Made in Japan Will Be $10,000 More Expensive Than the Local Version


Australians will now start to feel the effects of the closure of local car plants with the pricing of the latest Toyota vehicle. The Toyota Camry made in Japan now has a recommended retail starting price of $31,000 drive-away. For more than two years, the price of the Camry as indicated on the Toyota website was at $26,990 drive-away. The…

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Ford Endura Confirmed as Successor to Territory for 2018


The Ford Endura will be the successor to the Territory, as confirmed by Ford Australia. The Endura, which is a large SUV, is expected to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2018. The Endura is known as the Edge in other markets. Its name is short for “Endurance” and takes after other Ford SUV models with names that start with…

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New Subaru Forester Set for Launch on Second-Half of 2018


The Forester, Subaru Australia’s best-selling model, will have a new model coming up and expected to boost the sales of medium SUVs. It joins its rivals in their respective recent overhauls. Details on this fifth-generation Forester are still secret, but what we know is that it will break cover in the first half of 2018. The local launch is set…

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Australia New Vehicle Sales in October Up From Last Year


95,763 new vehicles were sold in October in Australia, according to The Australian Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries’ VFACTS report. It’s a 2.6 percent increase compared to the same month last year. The demand in the commercial sector was the reason for the increase. The demand for commercial vehicles still continue to hike with the light sector showing a considerable 18.5…

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HVIA Urges the Employment of Retrenched Automotive Workers


With the recent closure of car manufacturing units in Victoria, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) is encouraging its members to hire the automotive workers who lost their jobs. There are opportunities within the heavy vehicle and freight sector which will benefit skilled workers with experience in manufacturing. Incentives up to $7000 will be given to Victoria-based employers who will hire these…

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