From Yokohama, Nissan have announced their Nissan Ariya Concept car. And if you don’t like this, please take a pill. The journey along the road to full EV models is getting exciting. Manufacturers such as Nissan have so much more to offer than the slow down of ICE models YOKOHAMA,
The LA Mobility show opens today and undoubtedly one of the stars will be the futuristic Kia Concept EV9 Having just launched the EV6 to great international acclaim, Kia Corporation has stunned onlookers at the AutoMobility LA with the reveal of its all-electric SUV concept, the Kia Concept EV9. Whether
Ok, it’s time for all the other utes on the Australian market to take some lumps. ANCAP has just announced the awarding of a 5-Star rating for Australia’s newest ute, the Isuzu D-Max. (And yes, LDV T60 has a five-star rating, but that vehicle was tested against 2017 criteria and
The all-new Hyundai Tucson is the first medium SUV in its class to be available in both short and long wheelbases, depending on the region, to meet diverse market needs Tucson’s ‘Parametric Dynamics’ exterior design theme features bold, angular surfaces and cutting-edge illumination The new dual cockpit layout is intuitively
Kia Motors Australia have released some information about the upcoming next-generation Kia Carnival. Expected to be released in South Korea in their summer, we can expect to see the next-generation Kia Carnival in Australia in 2021 The Kia Carnival is Australia’s top-selling people-mover, favoured by larger families as the way
After 70 years of continuous assembly, the iconic Volkswagen Beetle ceased production in March of 2019. Millions were sold around the world including at my former dealership, Northstar Volkswagen. So just when you thought that this was the end, perhaps its the end for a new beginning. This animated video
Hello. Bob Aldons, The Car Guy, reporting in with the press releases from Volkswagen Group Australia on the replacement for the Volkswagen CC – Volkswagen Arteon. Whilst a Volkswagen dealer from 2008 to 2015, the Volkswagen Passat CC, and then the Volkswagen CC was the standout luxury passenger vehicle in
As a Mitsubishi dealer from 2000 to 2012, Mitsubishi Triton was one of the strongest selling models in the line-up. Fast forward to 2019 and the new MR Triton is arguably the best selling model Mitsubishi has in Australia. Most of my readers will know, but for the new
It’s a very competitive world in the utility (ute) market. As I suggested in my recent take on the Nissan Navarra ST 4×4 Dual Cab, it’s the most represented segment of the Australian Car Business. Mazda has upgraded its offering with the Mazda BT-50
A COMPETENT VEHICLE FOR THE OUTDOOR LIFESTYLE SET Hi, Bob Aldons, The Car Guy with a very recent press release from my colleagues at Autoweek. The second generation Jeep Compass has just been released in the USA – Graham Kozak of Autoweek has an opinion on the car. And whilst
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