The Australian Car Industry Changed in February 2013

2013 Nissan Pulsar

A funny thing happened on the way to March 2013 – the Australian car industry changed and it might just be a real, long term change. We’ve been living with a high dollar (compared to the US dollar) since 2009. I remember looking at my website revenues around that time with SU and seeing them falling because all the advertising money the site earned was charged in US dollars. The ads that I had control over were changed fairly quickly and the site was better off for it. Car companies sell their vehicles for high prices in Australia. Some of […]

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Volvo throw down a performance gauntlet – in Australia

Whilst we’re waiting….. I don’t know how much noise it’s made overseas, but here in Australia, the motoring wires have been buzzing this week due to the arrival of a limited edition Volvo S60 tuned by Volvo’s racing partners, Polestar. This package has been put together specifically for the Australian market and Volvo Cars Australia will only sell 50 of them, each of the cars individually numbered. A quick description, from the Fairfax press here in Australia: Under the bonnet is the same 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbocharged engine in the T6 model, albeit tweaked to deliver an extra 18kW of power […]

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