Thursday, February 22, 2018

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The latest automotive news from around Australia and the world

Hyundai iLoad – Keeps on Delivering the Goods

iloadThe Hyundai iLoad has again been recognised after receiving the 2011 ‘People’s Choice Award’ in the Light Commercial Van category for a second consecutive year. The multi-award winning iLoad impressed again with a combination of efficiency, practicality, reliability, and versatility.

The People’s Choice Awards are an important measure of the strength of brands and models in the new car marketplace. Voting is based on genuine customer new car purchase enquiries placed via carsales’ network of sites, including,,,


New Audi connect services

audiIf you were looking to buy an Audi there is now another feature that makes these truly remarkable vehicles even more attrcative.

Audi’s new “Audi music stream” application lets drivers tune in to international radio stations via the internet. And how about picturing your destination as you drive there? No problem: Just call up real-life images via Street View.

“Audi music stream” introduces a new Audi connect service. This smartphone app lets drivers tune into radio stations via the internet and store them in their Audi infotainment system. A driver’s smartphone can be connected to an MMI navigation plus system via WLAN.


Value And Feature-Packed Honda Odyssey

hondaThe Honda Odyssey – Drive Car of the Year ‘Best People Mover’ 2011 – is now even better value for money, with more features and a new price. The Odyssey now starts at $37,100, which is $2,000 less than the previous model and also receives specification upgrades worth more than $2,500.

In a class of its own, the stylish Odyssey now receives as standard, multifunction touch-screen satellite navigation with reversing camera for driver convenience, Honda’s unique Ecological Drive Assist Program for improved fuel economy and steering-wheel mounted gear-shift paddles for a livelier driving experience.


Volkswagen Amarok is crowned Ute of the Year

amarokThe Volkswagen Amarok has taken out the 4x4 Australia Magazine’s 2011 ‘4x4 Ute of the Year award’, with a convincing win over a collection of established and newly released competitors. The Amarok which entered the market earlier this year has confirmed its position as the benchmark for its class with this win.

Phil Clark, Volkswagen’s Director of Commercial Vehicles was pleased to hear of the Amarok’s success.

“The Amarok brings a fresh new approach to the segment which has for many years been overlooked when it comes to offering both active and passive safety features,” said Mr Clark


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