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One of Australia's largest tyre, automotive service and repair retailers, Kmart Tyre & Auto Service has announced its nationwide rebrand to mycar!

On the surface, a Novated Lease can seem like a perk that is just too good to be true, which is why there seems to be a lot of questions and especially a lot of myths surrounding Novated Leasing. We here at ProNovate have traveled down the rabbit hole, forum after forum, reading people’s bad experiences at the hands of companies that don’t care. Some have been misinformed or aren’t aware of changes that have occurred in the industry. There are a lot of myths that surround this fantastic benefit which is [...]

With the 2018/2019 EOFY coming to an end, I am sure you have inevitably seen on TV or heard on the radio about your local car dealers EOFY sales telling you to “act quick or miss out on a once a year sale” … 

EOFY sales are usually a push to clear out as much stock as possible, to increase sales figures for dealerships before their EOFY reporting. In doing so you might think you can get yourself a fantastic deal if you wait until June.

What people tend to lose sight of is that if you are purchasing a new car through ProNovate, you get access to large corporate [...]

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?
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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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In Australia, it’s easy to miss the unmistakable shift to electric vehicles. Whilst the Australian market has been a laggard in adopting electric and hybrid vehicles, in comparison to overseas markets, internationally countries are already building plans for a 100% electric car future.

China made headlines this month, announcing plans to end the sale of petrol and diesel cars – joining the ranks of countries developing diesel and petrol vehicle deadlines.

India, France, Britain and Norway all want to completely ditch petrol and diesel cars in favour of cleaner vehicles, developing hard cut-off dates to cease all sales. Austria, China, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Korea and Spain have also set sales targets for electric vehicles sales and the decline of diesel and petrol cars.

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