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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 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 »

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 said a new pocket-size log book is helping car enthusiasts to keep better records and streamlining the way they complete entries. “The new paperback log book provides a great memento adding to the history of the car and a record of personal use for resale, with the multi-page log book replacing… Read more »

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 keep people in jobs.Toyota’s sales later recovered with the company posting a record fourth-quarter total of 66,179 vehicles, a gain of 29.1 per cent over the same period in 2019.As a result, Toyota was the best-selling brand for the 18th consecutive year with total deliveries of 204,801 vehicles – just 975… Read more »

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LSX: new addition to Holden’s Colorado stable

Holden has announced a new addition to the Colorado range with the 2018 Colorado LSX on sale across Australia from this month. First introduced in 2015, Colorado LSX connected with customers thanks to its stylish additions to its already capable and well-appointed donor model, Colorado LS. Adding to Colorado’s alreadyRead more »

Commodore

In Commodore we trust: Holden offers seven year warranty

Holden is showing just how confident it is when it comes to its two newest recruits – the high-tech all-new Commodore and all-new mid-size SUV, Equinox – introducing seven-year/unlimited kilometres warranty, coupled with seven years roadside assist. “The all-new Commodore is the evolution of an icon and the feedback we’veRead more »

The next-gen Commodore

World award nomination bodes well for next-gen Commodore

Ahead of its Australian launch early next year, the next generation Commodore has been boosted with global automotive experts shortlisting the Opel Insignia for the 2018 World Car of the Year awards. Developed hand-in-hand with the next-generation Commodore, the Opel Insignia has received rave reviews in Europe since its introductionRead more »

Darren Chester with the chief executive of ANCAP James Goodwin launching the ANCAP Safety app

New app helps consumers focus on safety when buying new car

A new road safety app is set to help drivers make better choices and save lives on Australian roads. Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester and members of the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) have launched the  new consumer information app developed to help Australians make saferRead more »

The next generation Commodore

Finishing touches for next generation Commodore

After months of local testing, Holden’s engineering team is now putting the finishing touches to the next-generation Commodore. The aim is to give it the distinctive ride and handling attributes expected of the Commodore nameplate. Following Holden’s most recent local test trip through the Victorian Alps, during which the engineeringRead more »

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