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    Report: 2014 Chevy SS production underway in Oz
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    With the 2014 Chevrolet SS expected to go on sale by the end of this year, production for the high-performance sedan has reportedly kicked off at its Australian assembly plant. According to Motoring.com.au, the SS began rolling off the Holden assembly line this week, but there's no word as to ...

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    Official: Ford Australia debuts Ranger-based Everest SUV concept
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    Ford has been in hot water in Australia ever since it announced plans to end local production of the Falcon and Territory SUV. Besides canceling a model that is to Oz what the Mustang is to America, the end of production means more than a few folks will be out of work. Keen to prove that it has ...

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    Read This: Dissecting Opel's failure in Australia
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    As we reported last week, Opel, General Motors' German subsidiary, announced that it was pulling out of the Australian market after less than a year. The brand sold a meager 1,530 cars from August of 2012 to June of 2013, and simply never really appeared as a legit competitor to its primary ...

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    Report: Opel Australia shuttered after less than one year
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    General Motors has announced that it will shutter Opel's Australian division less than a year after launching the brand in the market. GM's decision to bring Opel, a German-based moniker that the automaker has been trying to figure out what to do with for years, to Australia in August of 2012 ...

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    Report: Man arrested in Australia for driving with pliers instead of steering wheel
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    We'll be the first to say that taking short cuts to keep a car on the road isn't a good practice, but sometimes, people take it too far. No, we're not talking about using a coat hanger for a throttle linkage, or driving on bald tires for one more week, even though the cords are showing. We're ...

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    Report: Ford Australia to kill off FPV by 2014 in advance of Mustang return
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    Ford seems to be having a good time yanking our friends in Australia about. First, there was the news that after 90 years, the Blue Oval would be ending Australian production, effectively killing the legendary Falcon sedan. Then, yesterday came the announcement that Oz would be getting the ...

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    Report: Ford Mustang returning to Australia in 2016
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    Australia's Herald Sun newspaper has reported that the next-generation Ford Mustang is heading Down Under in 2016, just as Ford is hanging the "Closed for Good" sign on its Australian manufacturing operations and sending the Falcon to its grave. Ford hasn't offered any official word on the ...

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    Official: Subaru gives Aussies BRZ Sports Pack
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    Well, it might not be exactly the Subaru BRZ STI that we've all been waiting for, but Australian market shoppers are now going to have the option of adding some STI flavor to their coupe, with this new BRZ S. Critically, the Sports Pack upgrades included in the S specification do not involve ...

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    Report: Jaguar turns down offers to join V8 Supercars, questions AMG, Volvo participation
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    Rumors have swirled in recent weeks that Jaguar may be the next manufacturer to join the V8 Supercars racing series, made popular in Australia but now well-known in other parts of the world as well. Sadly, Jag's participation is not to be. In fact, it would be "insane," according to Jaguar Land ...

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    Report: Volvo to use Oz as test bed for more Polestar models?
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    We've already told you about the slightly more awesome version of the Volvo S60 that our friends Down Under can now get their hands on. And according to Aussie site Drive.com.au, Volvo may look to the land of Oz for future testing of new, Polestar-tuned, high-performance models. Volvo has ...

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    Official: Volvo joins Australia's V8 Supercars series [w/video]
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    It was just a rumor, but now it's official, mates: Volvo will be joining the V8 Supercars series in Australia with an official team for 2014. Volvo is partnering with Garry Rogers Motorsport and its own Polestar tuning firm to create Volvo Polestar Racing. A V8 engine will be produced by the ...

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    Official: Holden launches tuned, pre-facelifted Malibu in Australia
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    As General Motors prepares to launch a refreshed 2014 Chevrolet Malibu in the US, the current, year-old version of the car will go on sale in Australia as the Holden Malibu. Rather than just making it right-hand drive and putting new badges on the Malibu for Aussie duty, Holden engineers worked ...

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    Report: HSV boss says Australia's power wars are over
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    Phil Harding, managing director of Holden Special Vehicles, says the Australian power wars are effectively over. GoAuto has quoted Harding as saying that it's simply becoming too expensive to continue to pursue ever more engine performance thanks in part due to extensive certification, ...

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    Report: Australia may offer money to keep Toyota making cars there
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    In the wake of last month's announcement that Ford will cease automotive and engine production in Australia after 2016, many are wondering what the country's other automakers will do. Holden has already confirmed it will stay the course despite Ford's exit. Much of the GM subsidiary's reason for ...

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    Report: Porsche Australia price cuts in excess of $36,000 irks customers
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    Have you ever gone to the store, only to become irked after learning that the new [*insert widget here*] that you bought just last week has gone through a price drop? If you're particularly thrifty, even if it's only a couple of bucks, you probably brought in your receipt to see if the store ...

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    Report: Ford Mustang to replace Falcon in Australia's V8 Supercars?
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    The US just got its first taste of the Australian V8 Supercars Series this month at the Circuit of the Americas, but it seems that big changes are in store for the exciting series from Down Under. Following reports earlier this month that Ford will be ending production in Australia in 2016, ...

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    Official: HSV unholsters Holden Gen-F lineup [w/video]
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    Here it is, folks. Right on schedule, Holden has revealed full details on its reborn range of HSV Gen-F models. The bulk of the new HSV machinery will go on sale next month, though the baddest of them all, the supercharged HSV GTS, will reportedly be delayed until September. The GTS may well be ...

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    Report: Next-gen Holden HSV range coming next month
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    Holden Special Vehicles has something fun planned for next month. The company plans to yank back the sheets on the next generation of its HSV range, suitably named the Gen-F, on May 15. Holden had to do some quick stepping with its nomenclature this go around, and while names like "F Series" and ...

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    Report: Holden could get crossover based on Chevy Cruze
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    During a discussion of the next-generation Holden Commodore and the General Motors Zeta platform, the question of an Australian-built SUV came up. Dave Leone, GM's executive chief engineer for luxury and rear-wheel-drive cars, wouldn't go any further than to say "that could be very possible," but ...

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    Report: Volvo S60 Polestar entering limited production in Australia [w/video]
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    The Volvo S60 Polestar Concept may be entering limited production in Australia and, depending how the Aussies take to this Swedish super sports sedan, could then be made available worldwide. The news comes from Austrlia's GoAuto, which claims to have received early info from its sources inside ...

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