LEXUS UX 200 UPGRADES

The Lexus UX 200 Luxury’s driving efficiency now includes an engine stop / start system. It has the latest-generation 12.3-inch HD touchscreen display replacing the previous 10.3- inch version. The touchscreen display offers operation for satellite navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and other useful vehicle functions. DAB+ digital radio is now standard on the UX 200 Luxury which also now has 10 speakers, two more than previous. The updated UX 200 has the “Hey Lexus” voice recognition function which can be activated by pressing the talk button on the… Read more

SOLTERRA IS SUBARU’S FIRST ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Subaru will introduce its first electric vehicle to the Australian market with the Solterra SUV due to arrive here in 2023. The all-new Subaru Solterra will have symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, active safety technology, adventure capabilities and durable, reliable engineering – to an all-electric vehicle. Built on the e-Subaru Global Platform, a new all-electric vehicle architecture, the Solterra is designed to provide an electric offering without compromising on the brand’s distinctive features and abilities, delivering a vehicle that existing customers can feel is truly a Subaru. Blair Read, Managing Director Subaru… Read more

AUSTRALIAN PRICES ANNOUNCED FOR NISSAN Z CAR

Australian prices have been locked in for Nissan’s highly anticipated new twin-turbo V6 sports coupe, with the latest version of the legendary Z to be introduced at $73,300. A special edition Proto Spec flagship version, exclusively in Ikazuchi Yellow paintwork topped by a Super Black roof, will be offered until sold out. The Z Proto Spec, with its bespoke interior and 19-inch bronze forged alloy wheels enclosing yellow brake calipers, will be priced at $80,700 MSRP. Unlike the Z Coupe, which will arrive in greater numbers, the Z Proto is… Read more

FORD AUSTRALIA PROVIDES INFORMATION ON ALL-ELECTRIC E-TRANSIT CUSTOM

Ford Australia has confirmed the all-electric E-Transit Custom is coming to Australia – though not until 2024. “The E-Transit Custom is exactly the kind of versatile, practical van business customers are looking for, with the benefit of zero-emissions efficiency,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. “We are focused on deeply understanding the needs of commercial vehicle customers and bringing them the best of our global line-up.” The Ford E-Transit Custom is designed to set a new benchmark in the one-tonne van segment and help businesses… Read more

AUSTRALIANS WANT A SAY IN HOW THEIR VEHICLES ARE REPAIRED

Australians want a say in how their vehicles are repaired, with 91.8 per cent agreeing they have a right to be informed before non-genuine parts are fitted to their car. The insight was revealed by research undertaken by motoring industry initiative Genuine is Best. The research polled Australians intending to buy a car in the next one to two years. It also revealed vehicles repaired and maintained with genuine parts are a superior investment in the eyes of Australian vehicle buyers. With many drivers potentially unaware that vehicle insurers and… Read more

2022 FORD EVEREST

Ford has updated the Everest for 2022 with further improvements to safety and comfort. The modern interior design and inclusion of the SYNC 4A enabled 10.1-inch and 12-inch centre screens along with the fully digital instrument cluster. The addition of helpful features like a reach and height-adjustable steering wheel and improvements to SYNC will make living with the 2022 Everest a more enjoyable and stress-free experience. Ford Everest will feature two different engines (depending on the model). In a first for the series, the 2022 Everest will feature a 3.0L… Read more

NISSAN NAVARA PRO-4X WARRIOR BY PREMCAR

The Nissan Warrior by Premcar program is set to expand, with a new, locally developed model that’s designed for Australia and Australian conditions. The Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar was the second model released through the Warrior program – a successor to the Navara N-Trek Warrior – and it has proved an instant success, with the Premcar team having now built more than 1000 examples of the world’s toughest Navara in Victoria. The popularity of the Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior by Premcar will now see the Warrior program expand,… Read more

THE NEW BMW X1 AND X2 SPORT

BMW Australia has added to its Sport Collection with of the addition of X1 and X2 models. They will X1 Sport will begin to arrive in Australia in late May, while the X2 model will launch in the third quarter. BMW X1 sDrive18i Sport is limited to 100 units, priced at $55,900 driveaway. It has the following features: Metallic paint (Black Sapphire or Mineral White) 18-inch light alloy wheels Y-spoke 679, Bi-colour Orbit Grey Sensatec upholstery, black Interior trim black high gloss with highlight trim finisher Pearl Chrome BMW Head… Read more

COLES IS TRIALLING AN ELECTRIC-POWERED TRUCK

The Coles supermarket organisation is using an electric-powered truck to deliver stock to New South Wales stores under a trial being undertaken with transport partner Linfox Logistics. The Fuso eCanter truck is powered entirely by 100 percent renewable electricity. It delivers groceries from Coles’ Eastern Creek Distribution Centre in Sydney’s west to a number of Coles and Coles Local supermarkets in New South Wales. The electric truck, a first for Coles, will avoid more than 60 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions each year. David Clark, the Head of Transport… Read more

NISSAN HAS FOUR MAJOR NEW MODELS COMING LATER THIS YEAR

The second half of 2022 will see Nissan launch four major new models. QASHQAI An all-new Nissan Qashqai will launch in four grades, a new engine and advanced multi- link rear suspension across the range. PATHFINDER The Nissan Pathfinder is all-new from the ground up. It will have what Nissan calls a powerful front face, as well as a wide stance, and a shorter front overhang. Drive comes through a new nine-speed automatic transmission. It will have intelligent 4WD with seven- position Drive and Terrain Mode Selector, as well as… Read more