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Peugeot 308 GTI Recalled For Tyre Troubles | Isuzu MU-X Recalled For Fuel Tank Tightening

isuzu has issued a recall for its mu-x 4wd in australia this week, due to a potential problem with the fuel tank. the carmaker has identified an issue with the fuel tank’s securing band bolts, which may not have been tightened to specification as the vehicle was manufactured. Show More Summary

Kia Starts The Clock On New GT Model

he countdown to the launch of kia’s new rear-wheel drive gt sedan has begun. “there is a new paradigm of performance on the horizon”, “heart pounding performance”, “head-turning design”, “sleek sophistication,” the korean giant says....Show More Summary

Rolls Royce to begin public testing of Project Cullinan SUV

as the first-ever rolls-royce suv, currently under development using the working title project cullinan, makes its way towards production, the historic british marque has reveled that public testing for the "all terrain, high sided" vehicle is set to begin from this week. Show More Summary

Toyota Teases 2018 Camry Ahead Of Detroit Debut

oyota has officially kicked-off its pre-release campaign for the 2018 camry, releasing the first teaser image of the new sedan and announcing that it will make its world debut at the 2017 detroit auto show in january. despite rolling...Show More Summary

2017 Kia Sportage Si REVIEW - A Capable Performer That Doesn't Stick Out From the Crowd

when a pragmatic, family-car decision needs to be made, medium suv models such as the 2017 kia sportage si are increasingly coming into discussion. previously the toyota camry was the beacon of big, sub-$30,000 four-cylinder family motoring, but the rise of the suv has stifled sedan popularity. Show More Summary

Mercedes-Benz Shows Off New Military-Grade Off-Roader

mercedes-benz has increased the intensity of the heavy-duty off-road ute arms race with the addition of the military-grade g-professional ute to its local armoury. priced at $119,900 before on-road costs, the g-professional cab chassis is offered at a fair premium over the toyota landcruiser 70-series which is beloved by farmers. Show More Summary

Toyota Chief To Head Electric Car Development

oyota plans to debut a large range of evs in 2020 when the world spotlight will be on japan for the olympic games in tokyo, as reported by tmr previously. with a requirement for the lineup of electric passenger cars to meet its coreShow More Summary

China’s WM Motors To Bring Affordable EVs To The Masses

a new electric vehicle startup, called wm motor, is set to introduce affordable ev motoring to chinese buyers aiming to deliver mass-market appeal, in contrast to the premium approach behind companies like fisker inc and tesla. the entrepreneur...Show More Summary

Ford To Begin Autonomous Vehicle Trials In Europe

ford is set to extend the reach of its existing autonomous vehicle program in the united states, with plans to start trialling self-driving technology in europe. the company has already set 2021 as a self-imposed deadline to have a fully-autonomous...Show More Summary

Mobile Phone ‘Simplicity’ Proposed As Next Step For Safety By NHTSA

america’s national highway traffic safety administration (nhtsa) has suggested mobile phone companies alter their products to offer nothing but basic services while the user is driving. as part of a set of voluntary guidelines, the nhtsa...Show More Summary

Jaguar Land Rover Looks To EV Manufacturing Future In The UK

jaguar land rover is the latest carmaker to cast off the potential shackles of the ‘brexit’ decision, by reportedly reinforcing its commitment to manufacturing in the uk. following the unveiling of the jaguar i-pace all-electric suv concept at the la auto show, jlr has even proposed that it can switch to building evs. Show More Summary

Subaru Impreza And Forester Recalled As Takata Airbag Program Continues

subaru australia has this week added another 34,000 cars to its lengthy list of vehicles caught up in the takata airbag saga. like most japanese carmakers - including toyota, honda and nissan - subaru has been hit hard by the takata disaster which has seen millions of vehicles recalled across the globe. Show More Summary

Toyota HiAce Recalled For Automatic Shifter Valve Vulnerability

oyota has recalled its hiace work van in australia this week due to a potential problem with the automatic transmission shifter. the carmaker has identified a weakness with the device’s manual shifting valve, which is supposed to respond to the commands of the driver via the in-car gear lever. Show More Summary

Final Holden V6 Rolls Off The Production Line In Melbourne

holden’s withdrawal from the australian new-car manufacturing scene draws ever-closer, as the carmaker built its final v6 engine in australia this week. the company will continue to build the commodore and utility models in elizabeth, south australia, for around 11 months, but the gradual phasing-out process has begun. Show More Summary

McLaren Adds Track Pack For 570S

mclaren has confirmed an optional ‘track pack’ for its 570s which pares 25kgs from the overall weight, adds extra downforce, and delivers even more speed. on the outside, the mclaren 570s track pack adds ultra lightweight stealth-finish...Show More Summary

All-New 2017 Ford Fiesta Breaks Cover In Germany

exactly 40 years since the nameplate debuted - and with around 18 million sales to-date - ford has rolled-out the all-new seventh-generation fiesta compact car lineup in cologne, germany. while detailed information is scarce at thisShow More Summary

Rear Wheel Drive Kia Sedan Spied In Pre-Production Guise

kia’s preparations to enter into the rear wheel drive sports sedan market are heating up with the 3 series challenger spied in undisguised pre-production guise rolling off its korean production line. to be called the k8 in its home market,...Show More Summary

Ford, Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Volkswagen Announce EV Fast-Charging Joint Venture For Europe

in one of the largest collaborative efforts of recent times, four major automakers have signed a memorandum of understanding to investigate the development of a widespread electric vehicle fast charging network for europe. the agreement...Show More Summary

Second-Generation Mazda CX-5 Production Begins In Japan

mazda has commenced production of the new2017 cx-5 at its ujina plant near hiroshima, ahead of the medium suv’s japanese-market introduction in february next year. introduced at the la auto show earlier this month, the new cx-5 evolves...Show More Summary

2017 Mazda3 Touring Hatch Review | A Down-Sizer’s Dream: Premium But Not Pricey

he mazda3 range is already known and loved by plenty of australian new car buyers, and it’s not hard to see why when you take into account its accessible infotainment and safety technology and premium looking and feeling interior. not...Show More Summary

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