2022 GENESIS GV80

The 2022 Genesis GV80 is now offered in a new six-seater Luxury Package along with specification upgrades across the range. The six-seater has individual second-row seats and dual 9.2-inch HD entertainment touchscreens. The Luxury Package for five- and seven-seater versions now includes an 18-way power- adjustable front passenger seat to match the driver’s. It also has the Ergo-motion massage functionality. Every 2022 GV80 model has revised safety, comfort and convenience features, as well as two individual second-row seats with power-slide function, wing-type headrests and a one- touch rest mode Its… Read more

MITSUBISHI VISION RALLIART CONCEPT

Under the theme of “The Next Era, The Next Adventure,” Mitsubishi Motors Corporation will unveil its Vision Ralliart Concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon 2022. Mitsubishi says, “Styling is given a premium look with impressive presence on the road. The exterior features bold, muscular styling created by the front and rear bumpers with functional beauty, and the large, widened front and rear over fenders. “The front grille with a radiator shutter and the large rear diffuser emphasises the sportiness of the model. The matte black body colour shows blue highlights… Read more

TOYOTA LANDCRUISER 300 AWARDED A 5 STAR SAFETY RATING FROM ANCAP

The new Toyota LandCruiser 300 series has been awarded a 5-star safety rating from ANCAP, Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety. The Toyota LandCruiser received the second highest score to date for Vulnerable Road User protection under ANCAP’s 2020 – 2022 protocols, with a score of 81%. The LandCruiser is able to avoid collisions with pedestrians when turning across their path, and showed good performance in all forward pedestrian autonomous emergency braking tests, with collisions avoided or mitigated across all scenarios. “The protection the Toyota LandCruiser offers to vulnerable road… Read more

AUDI INCREASES WARRANTY TO FIVE YEARS

Audi Australia has introduced a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty for all new Audi vehicles delivered from 2022. This replaces the former three-year, unlimited kilometre warranty. “We’ve listened to our customers and are proud to make our five-year warranty a permanent feature of the Audi ownership experience,” said Paul Sansom, Director of Audi Australia. “There are many aspects of Audi ownership that delight our customers, but we understand that the reassurance of a five-year warranty is very highly regarded. We are pleased to provide this valuable peace-of-mind for our customers,” said Mr… Read more

SALES FIGURES FOR MOTORCYCLES AND OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLES (OHV) FOR 2021

The FCAI, the peak body for Australia’s automotive industry, has announced the sales figures for motorcycles and off highway vehicles (OHV) for 2021. A total of 123,530 motorcycles and OHVs were sold throughout 2021. This represents an increase of 13.4 per cent on 2020 figures. Off road motorcycles recorded 43 per cent of overall sales with 53,118 units sold in 2021. This is an increase of 18.8 per cent on 2020 figures. Road motorcycles were the next most popular segment, recording 37,270 units sold. This represents an increase of 6.8… Read more

MAZDA CX-5 UPDATES

For the 2022 season the popular Mazda CX-5 has a facelift and improved comfort. Mazda Australia Managing Director, Vinesh Bhindi, said “Versatility is synonymous with Mazda CX-5, and this update bolsters that quality; more uniquely defined grades grow the potential for customers to find their perfect fit within the range, selecting the vehicle that best suits their style and lifestyle”. “It’s a significant update for Mazda CX-5, which remains an Aussie favourite and a mainstay in the Mazda line-up, soon to be joined by the first of Mazda’s new-generation large… Read more

VEHICLE SALES FIGURES FOR THE 2021 CALENDAR YEAR

The FCAI, the peak body for Australia’s automotive industry, has released sales figures for the 2021 calendar year. A total of 1,049,831 vehicles were sold across Australia in 2021, which represents a 14.5 per cent increase on 2020. FCAI Chief Executive Tony Weber said that in the context of pandemic restrictions limiting access to dealerships and international supply issues, the new vehicle market in Australia remains positive. “Despite the pandemic restricting access to showrooms in 2021, Australian consumers found ways to purchase new vehicles and did so in solid numbers,”… Read more

VOLVO TO IMPORT A LOWER COST XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC

Volvo Car Australia is responding to the surging demand for its electric cars in Australia by launching a new single engine variant of its popular XC40 Recharge Pure Electric compact luxury SUV. The new variant of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric comes with a single electric motor on the front axle, and represents a balanced take on power, performance, and efficiency. The introduction of the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric single motor is hot on the heels of the strong ongoing demand for the XC40 Recharge Pure Electric which was launched… Read more

AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF ROAD SAFETY WELCOMES THE RELEASE OF THE NATIONAL ROAD SAFETY STRATEGY 2021-2030

The Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) welcomes the release of the National Road Safety Strategy 2021-2030 by Commonwealth, state and territory Infrastructure and Transport Ministers, as an opportunity to refocus the way we think about road transport – from how fast we get there, to how safely we get there. A national strategy is crucial to address the impact of road trauma in Australia, with three people dying, and more than 100 people hospitalised from using our roads every day. The Strategy commits governments to achieve ‘Vision Zero’, the… Read more

MAZDA MX-5: CHANGES FOR 2022

Mazda MX-5 has been updated for 2022 with new suspension technology being the biggest feature. Along with safety upgrades, new trim and paint options, Mazda MX-5 gets newly developed Kinematic Posture Control technology. This is fitted to all grades and uses the MX-5’s suspension structure to provide a more integrated and stable turning posture at high speed. The MX-5’s rear suspension is designed to generate an “anti-lift” force that pulls the vehicle’s body down when the brakes are applied. KPC works by applying a slight brake to the inner rear… Read more