• Legendary model to bow out
  • Just 40 limited edition units for australia
  • $67,500 RRP (6sp manual) or $70,500 RRP (6sp-EDC)

7 February 2023 – Sydney, Australia

The final iteration of Renault Sport’s agenda-setting, segment-creating, hot-hatch has arrived in Australia – the ultra-exclusive, limited-edition Megane R.S. Ultime.

Renault Sport was founded in 1976 and, as such, the production of this R.S. Ultime is limited to 1,976 units worldwide, of which just 40 are coming to Australia.

“The Megane R.S. Ultime represents the culmination of a long and storied history of Renault hot hatches,” says Glen Sealey, Renault Australia General Manager.

“Indeed, Renault set the blueprint for what a hot hatch should be and has consistently delivered on that blueprint for almost 50 years: nimble, lightweight, highly-tuned engine and a chassis set-up designed for the most challenging of B-roads. This final edition Megane R.S. Ultime is the ultimate expression of the genre and a fitting way to bow out.”

Available in both 6sp manual and 6sp EDC automatic, the R.S. Ultime is distinguished by the following highlights:

  • Black 19” Fuji Lightweight alloy wheels
  • Hi-performance Bridgestone S007 tyres
  • Recaro® front bucket seats
  • Unique exterior decals
  • Four paint colours: Liquid Yellow, Orange Tonic, Diamond Black, Pearl White
  • Blacked out Renault logos
  • Unique numbered door sill plate

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RAM Trucks Australia produces 20,000th right-hand drive Truck

3 February 2023 – Sydney, Australia

The milestones keep on coming, with RAM Trucks Australia producing its 20,000th right-hand drive truck.

This 20,000th truck – a 6.2-litre supercharged V8 HEMI® TRX in Hydro Blue – was built at RAM Trucks Australia’s recently-expanded Melbourne Manufacturing Facility.

Carl Smiley, Chief Operating Officer, India & Asia Pacific at Stellantis, and Billy Hayes, Head of Sales, Marketing and Regional Operations, India and Asia Pacific at Stellantis, were both on hand to celebrate the milestone.

“RAM is one of our best known and strongest brands in the USA and I am really proud to see it here in Australia,” said Mr Smiley.

“The Ateco Group are great partners to have in this project – the quality of right-hand drive trucks is testament to the teamwork between those on the ground here in Australia and those back in the US.”

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Van-tastic – LDV to double-down on commerical vehicle offering

  • Deliver 9 is Australia’s #1 large van
  • LDV hits records sales in 2022 with 16,269 units
  • LDV cements position as a leading commercial vehicle brand


Sydney, Australia – 25 January 2023

LDV has established itself as a key player in the commercial vehicle space and looks set to continue its growth in 2023.

Having seen the LDV Deliver 9 hit the number one spot in the large van segment – up a massive 61.2% in 2022 to secure 2,966 sales – the G10 (3,159 units) and V80 (562) went on to secure second place in the 2.5-3.5-tonne van segment with a combined 16.1% segment share.

In a market that grew by just 3.0% in 2022, LDV more than doubled the market growth at 7.1% to secure a record 16,269 vehicles sold, despite major supply constraints across its range.

The recent launch of the eDeliver 9 for greener urban logistics, and the arrival of Australia’s first electric ute, the eT60, lay further foundations for continued LDV growth as the nation begins the transition to greener transport solutions.

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• First to market electric ute leads the competition
• 88.5kWh battery and 330km range
• Helping fleets meet their emissions targets

Sydney, Australia – 16 November 2022

LDV is proud to launch Australia’s first electric ute, the eT60. This seminal moment in Australia’s automotive history marks a turning point in the electrification of commercial vehicles – and proves that weekends don’t have to end just yet.

The LDV T60 is an undoubted success story, totaling 23,947 sales (YTD Oct22) since its launch in September 2017. The ute segment accounts for 21% of all vehicles sold in Australia, making this segment one of the biggest opportunities in the market to electrify.

As with the eDeliver 9, the LDV eT60 is aimed at large corporate entities, all three levels of Government and fleet businesses who’ve committed to emission reductions targets, and private early adopters.

“We’re delighted the LDV eT60 is Australia’s first electric ute, and now is the time to build on our first mover advantage,” says Dinesh Chinnappa, LDV General Manager.

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Grecale Fuoriserie Mission from Mars touches down in Australia

  • One of three specially crafted models on private showcase
  • In celebration of Maserati Fuoriserie program, empowering owners to express their personal creativity
  • Marks first glimpse at Grecale locally

Melbourne, Australia, 11 August 2022 – Three highly customised Maserati models have arrived in Australia for a series of VIP previews, in celebration of growing local interest in Maserati Fuoriserie, the global personalisation program that empowers owners to tailor a Maserati to their distinctive character and expansive desires.

The special models on private showcase locally – Grecale Fuoriserie Mission from Mars, Levante Fuoriserie and Ghibli Trofeo Fuoriserie – offer a window into Maserati Fuoriserie. Available to clientele in Australia, owners can realise their own distinctive one-of-a-kind Maserati in collaboration with the marque’s expert design team in Modena, Italy.

“Fuoriserie elevates the relationship between Maserati and its family of owners to an even greater, more personal level,” said Grant Barling, General Manager, Maserati Australia. “We feel privileged to offer our customers an even greater opportunity to individualise their vehicle. We’re seeing growing interest from clientele in the Fuoriserie program – it allows them to express themselves even more boldly, confidently and in a genuinely bespoke manner.”

All Maserati owners have a wide choice of colours and accoutrements, such as carbon fibre options and interior treatments, through to wheel size and style to select from. Maserati Fuoriserie builds on this already high level of personalisation by offering full access to the artisans of Maserati’s design studio in Italy.

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LDV’s Power Play: the new T60 Max

The new 160kW LDV T60 Max has arrived, delivering high-end performance to further cement the brand’s growing popularity in Australia.

Since 2014, LDV has given hard-working Australians what they want: safe, well-equipped, value-for-money vehicles that are fit for purpose. And now LDV has launched one of the most powerful utes in the segment: the mighty 160kW, 500Nm T60 Max.

“The Aussie ute market is mega competitive and no longer just about being a work vehicle.” says Dinesh Chinnappa, LDV General Manager.

“Now they double up as a lifestyle choice, allowing owners to enjoy the great outdoors with their family and friends, and still have room for their camping gear, motorbikes, the ability to tow a trailer and so on. In this environment, power has become the critical battleground and the T60 Max mixes it with the best of them.” Read more

All-new Renault Arkana arrives in Australia

The all-new Renault Arkana has arrived in Australia, further bolstering the strong start the brand has had since coming under the umbrella of the Ateco Group.

Already a proven success in Europe with well over 20,000 orders taken since March this year, the all-new Arkana is a no compromise, new generation SUV coupé, and a distinctive addition to the Renault range in Australia.

“All-new Arkana is the latest release from an exciting new product roll-out over the next five years from Renault,” said Glen Sealey, GM, Renault Australia.

“Arkana combines sleek styling and the SUV way of life for a dynamic drive without compromising on comfort or space. On style, size, safety features – and a luxury fit and finish – we see Arkana competing more with premium players, like the Audi Q3 Sportback, as well as the more traditional competitors.” Read more

All-new RAM 1500 eats more than just utes

RAM Trucks Australia’s all-new RAM 1500 has officially arrived, with the first ‘DT’ models coming off the production line at the Melbourne Manufacturing Facility and heading straight to RAM dealers across the country.

Following a detailed design, homologation and manufacture process, a test fleet of DTs embarked on a Covid-safe final validation trip around Australia. This epic, multi-terrain, route went from Melbourne to Broome to Townsville, and back down to Melbourne again via Alice Springs. One of the test vehicles undertook a maximum tow rating exercise for the duration of the 30,000km journey.

The final test and development figures are impressive: over 50,000 hours of pre-build development hours; over 80,000kms and 10,000+ hours of rolling road testing; over 50,000km and 7,000+ hours of real-world road driving; and a final 20,000km full vehicle durability test conducted an Anglesea Proving Ground in Victoria. A successful ADR 85/00 Side Impact Crash test was the final tick for the DT 1500 to be given the green light for full-volume production to commence.

“We’re delighted to officially welcome the next generation 1500,” said RAM Trucks Australia National Manager Jeff Barber.

“The all-new 1500 DT marks the culmination of a detailed planning, development, remanufacturing and testing programme with our local and global partners, including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (US).

“The DT version now swells our 1500 range to five diverse models, from the price-leading Express Quad to Crew Cab, Warlock II, and now DT versions of Laramie, and Limited.

“With the all-new 2500 and 3500 also arriving later this year – and some other exciting developments – 2021 looks set to be a record year for RAM Trucks Australia.” Read more

Renault joins Ateco Group

  • Renault joins Maserati, RAM Trucks, LDV and Upfitter
  • Secured future for Renault dealers and customers
  • Exciting product roll-out, including EVs, on the way
  • First time Ateco Group has taken over an existing OEM

Renault Australia officially joins the Ateco Group today following a successful business transition process.

“This is a significant milestone in the history of the Ateco Group,” says Neville Crichton CNZM, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Ateco Group. Read more

All-New LDV Deliver 9 – delivering more for less for Australian business

  • All-new model takes LDV into heavy commercial vehicle segment
  • Class-leading cost per cubic metre and cost per kg
  • LDV’s first vehicle with Capped Price Servicing

Welcome to the all-new Deliver 9, LDV’s new commercial contender aimed squarely at Australian businesses both big and small.

Increasing LDV’s product range, the all-new Deliver 9 sets fresh benchmarks in the 3.5-8.0-tonne commercial vehicle segment and delivers more for less for sole traders, SMEs, nationally-recognised transport companies and corporate fleets. Read more