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Connect your e-tag to MyService NSW for rego discount

Drivers are being reminded to link their e-tags to their MyService NSW account to ensure they benefit from discounts on their vehicle registration, with almost 40 per cent of those eligible currently missing out. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance says the NSW Government wanted to ensure everyone eligible for the Toll Relief program was receiving the discounts. “We implemented the Toll Relief program to help ease the cost of living and we want everyone who is eligible to take advantage of the benefits they are entitled to,” Mr Constance said. “More than $60 million has been collectively saved… Read more »

Here comes the new Polo from VW

Just a few days after the new Polo was announced, Volkswagen has launched advance sales. The clever compact car has a newly designed front and rear, comfort and assistance systems from higher vehicle classes, a significantly greater range of standard specifications and some digital features. Three different engines will be available to order. The new Polo has a new, dynamic design – the front and rear including the bumpers have been redesigned, as have the headlights and taillights, which score points with LED technology as standard. The optional “IQ.LIGHT – LED matrix headlights” mean the new Polo also has a… Read more »

Updated child seat guidelines up the ante on safety

A correctly restrained child in forward facing seat. Our children will be safer while travelling on NSW roads, after newly updated child seat guidelines were released to help parents and carers choose the right restraints and use them correctly. The Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children Travelling in Motor Vehicles, which has been developed by Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Kidsafe Australia with input from Transport for NSW, aims to keep children aged up to 16 as safe as possible while travelling. Transport and roads minister Andrew Constance said the updated guidelines will help parents make the… Read more »

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Connect your e-tag to MyService NSW for rego discount

Drivers are being reminded to link their e-tags to their MyService NSW account to ensure they benefit from discounts on their vehicle registration, with almost 40 per cent of those eligible currently missing out. Minister for Transport and Roads Andrew Constance says the NSW Government wanted to ensure everyone eligibleRead more »

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Here comes the new Polo from VW

Just a few days after the new Polo was announced, Volkswagen has launched advance sales. The clever compact car has a newly designed front and rear, comfort and assistance systems from higher vehicle classes, a significantly greater range of standard specifications and some digital features. Three different engines will beRead more »

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Updated child seat guidelines up the ante on safety

A correctly restrained child in forward facing seat. Our children will be safer while travelling on NSW roads, after newly updated child seat guidelines were released to help parents and carers choose the right restraints and use them correctly. The Best Practice Guidelines for the Safe Restraint of Children TravellingRead more »

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New log book perfect for owners of classic cars

Whether you drive a model T Ford or a GTHO, owners of historic and classic cars now have a new and convenient way to record the personal use of their vehicles for up to 60 days, outside of club organised events. NSW regional transport and roads minister Paul Toole saidRead more »

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Toyota to return more than $18m in Jobkeeper money

Toyota Australia is returning JobKeeper payments received in 2020, following its strong sales performance in the final quarter of the year.Mid last year, Toyota qualified for JobKeeper when its revenue fell more than 50 per cent – the threshold for access to the Federal Government’s stimulus program designed to keepRead more »

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Lexus takes major step towards next gen electric, hybrid vehicles

Lexus has unveiled a new electric drive control system for their next generation of battery electric and hybrid vehicles.Direct4 precisely controls the delivery of drive torque from front and rear electric motors and braking force to all four wheels.By automatically adjusting the balance of front and rear-wheel drive, the systemRead more »

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Ford Ranger FX4 cuts the mustard

The first ever Ford Ranger FX4 MAX will make its Australian debut in late 2020. Ford says it will offer customers a new factory built, fully warranted Ranger with extended off-road capabilities inspired by Ranger Raptor. With specialised suspension, an All-Terrain off-road tyre and wheel package and unique proud stance,Read more »

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Popularity of electric cars on the rise: report

The annual State of Electric Vehicles report, released last week, says more Australians than ever are now eager to get behind the wheel of an electric car, despite most underestimating how far they can now go in one.The report, compiled by the Electric Vehicle Council, shows 56 per cent ofRead more »

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Pushing the boundaries of innovation

Mazda says that in today’s environment it’s more important than ever to lead the way in terms of sustainability. It’s all about pushing the boundaries on innovation. The Australian arm of Mazada have recently announced a major new innovation that is set to arrive on our shores – Skyactiv-X MRead more »

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Toyota’s Kluger hybrid set to be a hit

Toyota has confirmed the next generation Kluger SUV will offer both hybrid and petrol engine options when it arrives in Australia in the first half of next year. The new seven seat Kluger embraces a similar dual powertrain strategy to that adopted by the Yaris Cross SUV due later thisRead more »

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Lexus: Black Line Special Edition all about individualism

Lexus has introduced the IS Black Line Special Edition with an increase in bespoke appointments and available for a limited time. Offered with Lexus IS 300 and Lexus IS 350 variants, the Black Line Special Edition combines the muscular rear wheel drive proportions of the IS with trademark Lexus craftsmanship,Read more »

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Electric cars would be a winner for all, says council

A 203 per cent jump in Australian electric vehicles sales for 2019 is welcome, but underscores just how transformational EVs could be with just a little more support from government, says the Electric Vehicle Council. Newly released figures show 6,718 EVs were sold in Australia last year, up from 2,216Read more »

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