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The car industry has lobbied the Australian Government and has been granted approval to keep showrooms open. This means now more than ever dealerships are adapting to the changes brought on by COVID-19. And manufacturers have begun to offer a contactless experience.

These manufacturers are advertising a contactless experience with general inquiries over the phone or through email rather than in person. They will even deliver cars to homes for test drives and taking all the necessary steps to clean and sanitise the car for your safety. This is a process that ProNovate is familiar with. We have been helping our clients to get the best price and experience for over 10 years, without leaving the comfort of their home.

For people concerned about picking up their new car, ProNovate [...]

Honda has big plans for the future. The Frankfurt and Tokyo Motorshows closed off 2017, with Honda grabbing headlines with stand-out concepts, not only for electric vehicles, but further innovations outside of their traditional automotive offerings. Honda’s view of the future, is cute, quirky, with a decidedly Japanese feel, and we’re excited.

We love a powerful car, and we get hypnotised by videos of a car winding through a long (usually European) landscape, or zipping through a cityscape, handling tight corners and looking like it just owns the road. We love a car that exudes performance, screams luxury (even at an affordable price tag), and promises excitement. Then these concepts came along and offered something new, something a little different, something a bit less serious, and a lot more… fun.

Let’s jump into the Honda Urban EV Concept – somehow marrying the delightful nostalgia of Honda’s 1970’s hatchbacks, with a cute quirky futuristic EV. What [...]

hyundai i30n landscape

The i30 has been a solid performer, the next iteration, the i30 N, ready to hit Australia in early 2018, is the first real step in Hyundai shifting its brand from simply affordable, to affordable performance.

This has been a while in the making. Hyundai has been poaching from the ranks of BMW, AMG, Lamborghini and more, as part of achieving what hopefully the N series will start – a performance version of a daily drive. Of note, Albert Biermann, formerly from BMW heading their M division, is very much seen as the architect of the Hyundai N series – and it shows in the design changes.

So what is the i30 N?
hyundai i30n exhaust

Between the Takata airbag recall and Kobe Steel’s falsified data scandal, it has not been good news for the quality of Japanese products, but further, these two issues can affect your car and put your safety at risk.

Follow these guidelines to quickly check if you’re at risk, and to be able to get additional information as it’s made available.

Takata Airbag Recall

2.4 million cars in Australia are estimated to be affected by the Takata recall, and this airbag fault has been confirmed to have led to fatalities and severe injuries. So, what is it, and how can you find out if you’re at risk?

Airbags work by using ammonium nitrate, but issues happen if it’s exposed to moisture. The faulty Takata airbags degrade over time, and in accidents when the airbag deploys, the metal cannister holding the ammonium nitrate explodes sending shards of metal shrapnel outwards, causing in some cases lethal [...]

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Last month marked the end of Australian car manufacturing with the final Holden Commodore rolling off the production line. This followed the announcement, seven days earlier, of the new ZB Commodore VXR, to be manufactured by Opel in Rüsselsheim, Germany.

Holden may have been the last manufacturer to close, but it had company, Toyota shifted production from Australia only weeks before, and Ford closed its doors only 12 months earlier. The loss of Australian car manufacturing is estimated to total a loss of over 50,000 jobs locally from manufacturing, part supplies and auxiliary services.

So why did such a thriving industry have to move away from Australia? Unsurprisingly it comes down to costs. Australia has higher wages and coupled with low to zero import tariffs, manufacturing abroad makes [...]

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