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The electric car market competition is about to burst.

Consumers will soon have more options in the electric market than ever, alongside brands currently in the market with hybrid or full electric which are at Tynan Motors including; Hyundai, MG, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Kia. New competitors like Sony are now entering the mix and unveiling a snazzy-looking concept vehicle that combines its blockbuster entertainment portfolio with a battery and some wheels. Amazon is also not far behind, backing a new range of electric vans from Stellantis, the company ...

All-New Hyundai Staria awarded ANCAP 5 star safety rating

Last week the all-new Hyundai Staria and Staria-Load was awarded the maximum 5 star safety rating by ANCAP, Australasia’s independent voice on vehicle safety.  About ANCAP Safety Ratings Vehicles are awarded an ANCAP safety rating between 0 and 5 stars which indicate the level of safety they provide in the event of a crash. The rating also takes into account the vehicles ability to avoid or minimise the effects of a crash. To achieve the maximum 5 star safety rating, ...

Australian shopping centres are set to receive an electric car fast charging network

Some of Australia's most well-known shopping centres are set to adopt more electric vehicle fast chargers during the next two years ... but they'll come at a cost. One of Australia’s largest shopping centre conglomerates has announced plans to roll out electric vehicle fast chargers at many of its sites. Vicinity – which owns the Queen Victoria Building, the Strand and Chatswood Chase in Sydney, Chadstone, Emporium, and Queens Plaza in Melbourne, and the DFO network, among others notable local ...

Update on the Honda Australia Dealership changes.

Honda Australia carpet bombs ex-dealers. HONDA Australia has been using dealers’ own databases to send SMS and email messages to the customers of dealers like ourselves left out of the agency model, telling those customers to move their business away to other remaining Honda dealers. According to Mark Avis and Ron Klein, the owners of Astoria Brighton in Melbourne’s south, the emails and SMSs using Astoria’s own customer database gave the impression that Astoria had gone out of business and ...

Mobile Phone Detection Cameras operating in NSW

If you have ever found yourself using your mobile phone while driving, it's time to kick that bad habit for the safety of others and now to avoid severe penalties. That's right, mobile phone detection cameras have been in operation in New South Wales since 1 March 2020. Do you know anyone that's been caught? Find out more below. What are mobile phone detection cameras? Unlike speed and red-light cameras, mobile phone detection cameras use artificial intelligence (AI) to detect ...

NSW Digital Driver Licence – What you need to know

After a successful trial, any NSW driver can now use the NSW Digital Driver Licence (DDL). The Digital Driver Licence is the digital version of your NSW Driver Licence, and it’s available on the Service NSW App for iOS and Android. Does it completely replace your plastic licence? Can you use it as a proof-of-age card? And what happens when you have no data? Here's everything you need to know. What is the Digital Driver Licence (DDL)? The NSW Digital ...

Suzuki Jimny 2019 Review

The new Suzuki Jimny has only just been released in Australia, but it’s the latest in a long line of compact Suzuki four-wheel drives that can trace their history back to the LJ10 of 1970, and even earlier to when the company acquired Hope Motor Company, producer of a light four-wheel drive called the HopeStar ON360. This fourth-generation Jimny sees the diminutive vehicle, an example of Japan’s ‘kei’ class (or ‘light automobile’), integrate a rugged part-time four-wheel drive driveline, a ...

Suzuki Vitara – What you need to know

Suzuki’s current Vitara has been with us since 2015 and came in for a cosmetic freshen up and equipment boost late 2018. Available in three variants, Suzuki’s small SUV offers front or all-wheel drive with a choice of two engine and two transmissions. So let us get up close and personal with it to find the one that suits you. Opening the batting is the entry-level Suzuki Vitara model, which you can specify with front-wheel drive and a five-speed manual ...

Hyundai Kona Elite 2019 Video Review

Hyundai is pushing out some extremely good products in their growing line-up of passenger cars. The Hyundai Kona is no exception. Now in its second generation, the Hyundai Kona brings more kit and a lower starting price. One step down from the top spec Kona Highlander is this Kona Elite, and it’s probably where you want to put your money. All Kona models are available with the choice of two four-cylinder petrol powertrains, automatic or manual transmissions and two- or all-wheel-drive grip. ...

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