Category: Consumer News

$120 Billion Industry Rides on Two Wheels

By 2018 there will be over 132 million motorcycles on the world’s roads Tell any ‘Harley’ aficionado that Harley-Davidson North America is trialling an electric motorcycle called Livewire and they’ll look at you as if you’re suffering from brain damage….

Upcoming models: marvellous Mazda delights

Dubbed the ‘people’s roadster’, the latest version of the iconic Mazda MX-5 doesn’t disappoint. Industry professionals and automotive enthusiasts have been teased and delighted by the gradual reveal of the MX-5 model. At the 2014 New York auto show Mazda…

Rolls Royce ushers in a new Dawn

There are special events that only come around every so often; a blue moon, winning a raffle, perhaps consistent weather in Melbourne. But in this case, it’s the arrival of the brand new Rolls Royce model. This month luxury motoring…

No Quick Fix for 53 Million Defective Airbags

Dealers and motorists forced to wait for up to 12 months for replacement parts It’s the mother of all recalls – more than 53 million airbags worldwide and 600,000 in Australia. The number of cars caught up in the world’s…

Genuine Is Best

The FCAI has launched a new website to make drivers more aware about genuine parts and why they should be the first choice for fitment Genuineisbest.com.au is the new online resource for educating motorists about genuine parts. Developed and unveiled…

How Bright is the Future for Electric Cars?

There’s been a lot of discussion about electric vehicles (EVs) and it often seems to be focused on the negative; range anxiety, slow sales growth, battery reliability and the overzealous predictions of its future by some economists, political leaders and…

Would You Buy Mr Otaki’s 2013 Toyota Crown?

Buying a Japanese used car can be a risky business A colleague recently received an unsolicited email from the General Manager of a Japanese trading company offering him a 2013 Toyota Crown described as ‘the best ever car in my…

How Many is Too Many?

With 123 car plants in China, overcapacity is only expected to get worse In 2014 China produced 20.98 million vehicles according to the Chinese Association of Automotive Manufacturers, extending its lead as the world’s largest and most profitable car market….

Upcoming Models: New Year Brings Plenty Of Fresh Faces

Australian buyers are set to be spoilt this year with a smorgasbord of new cars arriving on our shores, including a number of exciting models over the next few months. For super car enthusiasts the long-awaited Honda NSX has made…