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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 2,216 in 2018, says the council, the national body for electric vehicles. In the same period, combustion engine vehicle sales dropped by 7.8 per cent. Electric Vehicle Council chief executive Behyad Jafari said while the trend was promising, it showed how far Australia could go if it supported the EV industry… Read more »

Lexus bucks trend to post record sales in 2019

Lexus has entered its 30th anniversary year in Australia after setting an annual sales record in 2019. The luxury lifestyle brand achieved 9,612 annual sales, 585 more than the previous record set in 2016 and 9 per cent higher compared with 2018. Landmark annual sales were the culmination of several records set in 2019, including a record 721 sales in December and a record 2,505 sales in the fourth quarter that outpaced the same period in the previous year by 16.2 per cent. Lexus also recorded their highest-ever full-year SUV sales of 7,704 units, up 21.76 per cent on 2018. The… Read more »

Extra tax on electric cars hit for six

A new report from Infrastructure Partnerships Australia that suggests an additional road user charge on electric vehicles should be introduced is economically illiterate and should be rejected out of hand, according to the Electric Vehicle Council (EVC). The CEO of EVC, Behyad Jafari, says the vast potential of EVs to improve the nation’s air quality, energy security, and carbon output meant it was time to stop recycling the foolish idea of an additional tax. “Imposing an additional tax on EVs would be a disincentive, especially for the emerging mid-tier market,” Mr Jafari said. “Although this economically illiterate report somehow managed… Read more »

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Lexus IS 200t F Sport

Lexus sales growth reverses trend on new vehicles

Lexus has posted substantial year-on-year sales growth for its luxury passenger cars, reversing the trend of Australia’s national new vehicle market. Sales for the brand’s cars surged 27.6 per cent last month compared with a year earlier, led by the premium CT 200h which produced its best April in sixRead more »

X-Trail 4Dogs

Doggone: Nissan brings out an X-Trail 4Dogs

Almost all dog owners consider their pet to be part of the family, research has revealed. And a vast majority says they would buy a new car that boasts more dog friendly features. To meet their demands, Nissan has unveiled a unique new model, the X-Trail 4Dogs concept. Nissan claimsRead more »

Lexus has started the year with a boost in sales.

Lexus starts the new year with record sales

Luxury carmaker Lexus has begun 2017 strongly on the back of record sales achieved last year in Australia and worldwide. Official automotive industry statistics released today show Lexus lifted its local sales by almost 21.5 per cent in January compared with the final month of 2016. Lexus dealers –which nowRead more »

The 2017 Toyota Kluger

Kluger facelift boosts power, fuel economy and safety

Toyota will introduce added performance, refreshed styling and improved convenience to its family-oriented Kluger SUV when a facelifted range arrives in Australia later this month. Kluger receives a performance infusion with gains to power and torque from its V6 powertrain, which is now equipped with direct-injection engine technology. The updatedRead more »

NRMA roadside service is there to help you get back on the road.

Tick some boxes before you hit the road this Christmas

Local families are being reminded to make sure they have NRMA Membership for roadside assistance before hitting the road this Christmas, no matter their journey or destination. The NRMA responded to more than 80,000 calls for help on NSW and ACT roads between December 19 and January 9 last ChristmasRead more »

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