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Top 10 news articles in 2022

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We published a huge amount of news stories, reviews and comparisons in 2022.

Here are the 10 most read stories published in 2022 by our local audience.

Tesla removes home charging cables from cars in Australia

In July this year, Tesla made headlines by removing the mobile connector – also known as the UMC – from their new vehicles in Australia.

However, the company has reduced the cost of a UMC on its online store from $860 to $550.

Tesla has removed it from US market models in April of this year, CEO Elon Musk confirmed the move on Twitter.

Check out the story here.

Australian government introduces incentives for electric vehicles

In July this year, the Australian Government announced its intention to introduce new incentives for electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids, delivering on promises made ahead of the election.

Instead of a direct subsidy, the so-called Electric Car Discount takes the form of tariff exemptions and side benefits that the Government intends to apply retroactively from 1 July.

Check out the story here.

Electric Cars Coming to Australia: Launch Schedule and What’s Already Here?

Electric vehicle (EV) sales are surging in Australia, albeit from a low base, and some real momentum is taking shape.

Here’s a story that outlines all the electric cars that have been sold in Australia, plus all those that are on their way here in the next year or so.

Check out the story here.

Ford Ranger 2022: Full price revealed

New generation Ford Ranger ute launched in Australia in July this year and has been very well received.

This story details asking prices for the entire range, as well as factory options.

Ford since then ask price increase for Ranger and recommend a Platinum most advanced variant.

Check out the story here plus all of us Ford Ranger warranty here.

Record diesel prices explained, further price increases marked

In October this year, Queensland motor club RACQ said it expected prices to rise before falling.

The club said international factors and a spike in demand, rather than rampant cuts from service stations and other suppliers, were the cause, but added that profit margins Tight retail sales will likely lead to further spikes.

Check out the story here.

Toyota GR Corolla revealed: Australian launch in 2022 confirmed!

In April this year, Toyota revealed its answer to sports cars like the Hyundai i30 N, Volkswagen Golf R, Renault Megane RS and Honda Civic Type R.

The Toyota GR Corolla leans heavily on the smaller GR Yaris, which uses a powerful three-cylinder engine, a six-speed manual transmission, and variable four-wheel drive.

It is set to arrive in the first quarter of 2023.

Check out the story here plus all of us Toyota Corolla warranty here.

Don’t buy your new small SUV – these are coming soon

Here is a story that was published in October of this year outlining the small SUVs that will launch locally in the near future.

updates Nissan qashqai, Kia Seltos and BMW X1 released since then.

Check out the story here.

Isuzu D-Max Summoned

In July this year, Isuzu Ute Australia recalled its flagship D-Max X-Terrain due to a problem with the trunk lid.

A total of 7106 vehicles are affected between 2020 and 2021.

Check out the story here plus all of us Isuzu D-Max warranty here.

Ford F-150 officially arrives in Australia

In March of this year, Ford announced it would launch a remanufactured right-drive F-150 pickup version in Australia in 2023.

The F-150 will be remanufactured right-hand drive by RMA Automotive at a facility in Mickleham, Victoria.

Since then, Ford has detailed its endurance testing at local facilities.

Check out the story here plus all of us Ford F-150 insurance here.

Why is a Tesla so difficult and expensive to insure?

In March of this year, Paul wrote a story exploring why he found it difficult to insure his Tesla Model 3.

He has reached out to the Insurance Council of Australia to see why insurers are refusing to cover it or charging much more than a similarly priced car.

Check out the story here

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