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News Archive for October 2010

# 30-10-2010

RACQ welcomes ethanol mandate suspension
Queensland’s peak motoring body has welcomed the State Government’s decision to suspend the introduction of an ethanol mandate.
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# 30-10-2010

RAA welcomes Darlington Transport study
South Australia’s peak motoring body – RAA – has welcomed today’s unveiling of the government’s draft Darlington Transport Study, which is to be released for public consultation next week.
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# 28-10-2010

Mazda CX-9 now more fuel efficient
The Mazda CX-9 has been the beneficiary of upgrades that not only make it more fuel efficient but also improve ride quality and make it even easier on the eye.
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# 27-10-2010

2011 Subaru Forester gets web debut
Subaru has released official details on what we will be seeing in the 2011 Forester.
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# 27-10-2010

More eyes on victorian driveways!
An increase in reversing cameras in new cars has seen an improvement in safety ratings in the 2010 Reversing Visibility Index.
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# 27-10-2010

Licensed for just 4 months now off the road for 12!
Members of Brimbank Highway Patrol have clocked a P Plater travelling at 159kph in an 80kph zone on the Calder Freeway in Keilor at 11pm Monday night.
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# 27-10-2010

Narva’s bold new design in rear lighting
Well known for innovation in automotive lighting, Narva has once again exceeded market expectations with the release of a completely new and exciting range of rear lamps designed for coaches, trucks, motor homes and caravans.
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# 26-10-2010

Toyota boosts Hiace Diesel performance
Toyota has boosted the power of its popular HiAce turbo-diesel range by 25 per cent to 100kW and increased active safety across the board.
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# 26-10-2010

Mitsubishi’s Three-Tonne Towing Range
It is a known fact that Australians love the outdoors, and whether it's for work or recreational activities, we'll take any opportunity to get outside and appreciate those wide open spaces.
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# 25-10-2010

Night works at South road/Regency road
Motorists are advised service relocation works currently underway at the South Road/Regency Road intersection will also be undertaken at night.
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# 23-10-2010

Insurance warning
South Australian insurer RAA is warning owners of cars built before 1995 that their vehicles are becoming increasingly targeted by thieves after a free ride.
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# 22-10-2010

Mitsubishi’s ASX And Pajero Top Their Class
Mitsubishi has placed well in Wheels Magazines Gold Star Cars awards 2010 seeing the ASX and Pajero receive first place and Lancer VR Sportback and Lancer VRX receive second place in selected categories.
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# 22-10-2010

Cayenne and Panamera: A drive towards success
The Cayenne and Panamera series made by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, are going down very well with Porsche customers worldwide.
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# 21-10-2010

Mannum downstream ferry service disruption
The Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) advises there will be temporary interruptions to the Mannum Downstream Ferry service on Thursday, 28 October 2010.
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# 21-10-2010

BMW X1 Gains Broader Appeal
Australia’s top-selling compact luxury SAV gains even greater appeal with the arrival of two new petrol engines and two-wheel drive variants.
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# 20-10-2010

Why rebels always drive Toyota pickups?
It turns out that the Toyota Hilux isn't just a favorite with fans of Top Gear.
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# 20-10-2010

Think Blue. Photo Booth. Powered By You.
Volkswagen Group Australia as part of this year’s Australian International Motor Show launched its global strategy “Think Blue” to the Australian public on Friday, 15 October. Over 1,000 people have participated in the activity over the weekend already.
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# 19-10-2010

New Ford Ranger:more power & technologies
The new Ford pickup is executed with outstanding levels of craftsmanship and quality.
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# 18-10-2010

State-Of-The-Art Building for NARVA
With a move into state-of-the-art new premises earlier this year, Australia’s leading automotive lighting and battery accessories brands of Brown & Watson Pty Ltd, Narva and Projecta, have entered a new phase of exciting development and expansion.
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# 16-10-2010

Victoria Police head Off-road in the Jeep® Cherokee
Victoria Police and Chrysler Australia have continued their popular partnership, this time taking delivery of the legendary Jeep Cherokee.
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# 16-10-2010

All-New Nissan Patrol fearures All terrain technology
With its fresh new styling, superior packaging, powerful but efficient V8 engine, clever off-road technologies and higher levels of luxury and comfort than ever before, the all-new Nissan Patrol resets the class benchmark.
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# 15-10-2010

Toyota Kluger boosts comfort, convenience, value
Toyota has upgraded its Kluger family wagon, increasing specification throughout and reducing prices by up to $1000*.
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# 15-10-2010

New Cruze era on Elizabeth's production line
Holden officially opened the doors to a new multimillion dollar Cruze small car facility at its Vehicle Operations in South Australia.
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# 14-10-2010

Mahindra Bolero 'Attitude' delivers on its name
It's been 10 years since Mahindra & Mahindra reworked its Armada SUV into a more civil machine.
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# 13-10-2010

Public want a fairer demerit system: NRMA survey
There is broad support for changes to the NSW demerit system that include reducing the time points are lost on a licence and discounts on licence renewals for motorists with a clean driving record, according to new research by the NRMA.
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# 13-10-2010

Stringent, but affordable, motorcycle training
VACC welcomes recent comments made by Victoria Police Deputy Commissioner, Ken Lay, in relation to the unprecedented number of motorcycle fatalities this year.
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# 12-10-2010

Earthquake safety reminder
Following two small earthquakes on Friday and Sunday in South Australia's mid-north, the State Government is reminding all South Australian’s to be prepared, act safe and stay vigilant.
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# 11-10-2010

Keep an eye out for kids
With children across the state returning to their classrooms this week, RAA is urging drivers to be vigilant and keep an eye out for kids crossing the roads, riding and walking to and from school.
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# 08-10-2010

Hoon laws get tougher with legislation changes
Police will be able to immediately impound the cars of hoon drivers for 14 days under tough new legislation from the Brumby Labor Government.
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# 08-10-2010

What is the most popular car colour? Silver it is!
The superstar of the car color worldwide has been silver, according to the latest study!
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# 07-10-2010

Hilux receives new safety upgrades
Toyota is holding prices - while offering added equipment including important safety features - on specific variants of its top-selling 4WD HiLux range.
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# 07-10-2010

Lyrup ferry service disruption
The Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (DTEI) advises there will be a temporary interruption to the Lyrup Ferry service on Thursday, 7 October 2010.
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# 07-10-2010

Turn off your mobile phone when filling up
VACC is urging motorists to switch off their mobile phone when refueling their vehicle.
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# 07-10-2010

Kia models cut CO2 to just 94 g/km
To showcase its EcoDynamics range of fuel-saving vehicles, Kia Motors is displaying three new 'ultra-low' CO2 models in its 'Green Zone' at the Paris Motor Show.
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# 05-10-2010

The Platinum Pajero is back
Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited (MMAL) is proud to welcome back the Pajero Platinum Edition which features premium styling and specification upgrades usually reserved for higher end models.
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# 05-10-2010

New car sales achieve a record September result
Strong sales across most segments have resulted in a record monthly sales result for September and prompted the industry to upgrade its annual forecast to more than one million units.
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# 05-10-2010

Child restraint laws
With the three month grace period for the State Government’s new child safety laws ending tomorrow, the RAA is reminding motorists to put their children’s safety first when buckling them into the car, or face the consequences.
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# 03-10-2010

Teens arrested following short pursuit
A 16-year-old boy is in hospital and a 17-year-old boy has been arrested following a pursuit in Wheelers Hill that ended in a collision this morning.
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# 02-10-2010

Innovative Variant Policy - more cars, more ratings
Australia’s leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program, is to increase the number of vehicles with star ratings.
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# 01-10-2010

Green Stamp Plus Launch
Today, VACC launches an environmental accreditation program for the automotive industry.
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# 01-10-2010

New model marks Landcruiser's 60th birthday
Toyota is gearing up to celebrate the 60th anniversary of its iconic LandCruiser wagon by releasing a special-edition model.
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