Category: Consumer News

AMAZON TO SELL CARS?

Internet giant Amazon could soon sell cars online in the UK after trialling the enterprise in Italy. It is believed that selling cars online in the UK is the first step in Amazon’s plan to move into the European automotive…

REPORT A COUNTERFEIT

The ‘Genuine Is Best’ campaign has introduced a new feature that allows consumers to make an online report if they believe they have been sold a counterfeit part. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection supports the new reporting hub,…

NEW RIVAL EMERGES FOR TESLA

Meet the Fisker EMotion electric car, slated for release next year. It is projected to be cheaper than Tesla’s affordable Model 3 and the Chevrolet Bolt, with greater range than Tesla’s flagship Model S. According to Fisker Inc, the EMotion…

ELECTRIC CAR NAMED NORTH AMERICAN CAR OF THE YEAR

For the first time ever, a fully-electric car has been named North American Car of the Year. The Chevrolet Bolt beat the Volvo S90 and Genesis G90, adding the award to other honours including the Motor Trend Car of the…

PORSCHE AIMS HIGH WITH FIRST ELECTRIC MODEL

Porsche aims to sell 20,000 units per year worldwide of its first attempt at an all-electric car, the Mission E. The challenger to Tesla’s Model S is not due until 2019, although the concept was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt…

TESLA GOES ‘BACK TO THE FUTURE’ WITH MODEL X

It doesn’t have a flux capacitor and we’re not sure how quickly it reaches 88 miles per hour, but Tesla’s new Model X does have falcon-wing doors similar to the DeLorean time machine in the 1985 film ‘Back to the…

ONE IN FOUR PRIVATELY SOLD USED CARS HAS BIG ISSUES

A report has found that nearly a quarter of used cars in Australia sold privately come with potentially serious hidden issues. The CarHistory.com.au report said almost a quarter of the used cars on the market that underwent a vehicle history…

TAKATA AIRBAGS RECALL GOES TO NEW LEVEL

The Takata airbag recall continues to expand, now affecting 53 million vehicles and dozens of brands all over the world. Eleven people have been killed by the defective airbag inflators, the latest a 17-year-old driver in Houston in March. As…

MAZDA CX-3 NAMED AUSTRALIA’S BEST CAR

The Mazda CX-3 has won the title of Australia’s Best Car, the small SUV beating vehicles across 15 categories. Judges from Australia’s motoring clubs, including the RACV, NRMA, RACQ, RACT, RAA, RAC and AANT, rated the CX-3 for its resale…