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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
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… Read more
It was a tough market for new car sales in Australia last year, but there are European cars that managed to improve or maintain their sales despite the difficulties. Australians favour these vehicles because of great styling, solid engineering, and reliable standard features.
The ŠKODA Octavia was voted Best Family Car under $30,000 last year. It was also voted Car… Read more
Asian cars are known for superb fuel efficiency. This is one of the major factors that can convince a potential car buyer to opt for an Asian brand instead of an American or European one. Not all Asian vehicles are created equal though; there are cars who stand out from the pack when it comes to maximum fuel efficiency. With… Read more
One of the top concerns in owning a foreign car is maintenance. Common notion is that foreign vehicles such as Mercedes-Benz and Porsche can be harder to keep in stellar condition, which is true in some cases. There is no need to forego your love of foreign cars though, you just need to find a reliable auto care provider that… Read more
Japanese cars are known for their reliability and affordability. The attractive price tag makes them a great option for those who find their European counterparts more expensive. They are also strong in the secondhand market. Just like European cars, Asian automobiles such as Toyota, Honda, or Mazda come with its own set of pros and cons in the used cars… Read more