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Jeep Australia launches five-year warranty and lifetime roadside assist

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Jeep Australia launches five-year warranty and lifetime roadside assist

The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia, Steve Zanlunghi, has made his mark today with the launch of an improved 'Jeep There and Back' warranty and service deal...

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Genesis G70 drops camouflage in Australia - UPDATE
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Genesis G70 drops camouflage in Australia - UPDATE

UPDATE: This camouflaged Genesis G70 has been spied once again, this time in Melbourne proper. This article has been updated to reflect these new details. Nowhere in the world has Hyundai's upcoming Genesis G70 sedan been spied in a more revealing state than the example shown here...


2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon revealed for Geneva
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2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon revealed for Geneva

The all-new 2017 Hyundai i30 Wagon has been revealed today, ahead of its world premiere at next month's Geneva motor show. Before the wagon fiends among you get excited, there's something you need to know: this one won't be coming to Australia. At least, it's not in the current plan...


Geely, PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week - report
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Geely, PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week - report

Malaysian car maker Proton and its subsidiary Lotus were reported last year to be up for sale, with a number of car makers said to be keen on a purchase. In September, business paper Reuters reported Peugeot and Citroen parent PSA Group as one suitor, while Renault and Suzuki were also believed to be considering bids of their own...


SsangYong XAVL seven-seat concept teased
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SsangYong XAVL seven-seat concept teased

Korean car maker SsangYong will use next month's Geneva motor show to reveal yet another new concept, this one dubbed XAVL. Challenging Mitsubishi for some sort of "how many concepts can you reveal between new production models" award, SsangYong's latest show car will be a mid-sized SUV on the large end of the segment...


Toyota to reveal driverless tech in Geneva
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Toyota to reveal driverless tech in Geneva

The Toyota i-TRIL concept, destined for next month's Geneva motor show, will preview the company's step into the autonomous driving landscape. Described as an alternative to city cars, motorcycles, and "and other electric vehicles", the i-TRIL is said to be Toyota's view of an engaging and environmentally friendly mobility solution...


Mazda 2, 3, 6 recalled for seat fix
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Mazda 2, 3, 6 recalled for seat fix

Mazda has recalled thousands of its previous-generation passenger cars this week, over concerns for faulty seat lifters. The recall centres on the seat height adjustment mechanism, which could see either the adjustment lifter link crack, or the lifter link retaining nuts separate...


2017 Geneva motor show: What to expect
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2017 Geneva motor show: What to expect

With the international calendar's first big show, Detroit, now wrapped up, we move on to Europe's big opener: the 2017 Geneva motor show. Last year's show promised big things, and it delivered. Among the unveilings came the first look at Alfa Romeo's wider Giulia sedan range, the new youth-focused Audi Q2, the monstrously powerful Bugatti Chiron and the devastating Lamborghini Centenario...


Lexus LS500h confirmed for Geneva
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Lexus LS500h confirmed for Geneva

The new Lexus LC500h, hybridised companion to the twin-turbo V6 limousine revealed in Detroit last month, will make its global debut at March's Geneva motor show. That, however, is the extent of the information Lexus is releasing at this stage, so it remains to be seen which powertrain will drive the new LC500h...


2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Australian launch confirmed for early next year
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2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio: Australian launch confirmed for early next year

The muscly new 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio SUV will make its Australian debut early next year, the Italian brand's local arm has confirmed. Speaking with press at the launch of the Giulia Quadrifoglio performance sedan, new Fiat Chrysler Australia chief Steve Zanlunghi said buyers can expect full Stelvio details to lob in late 2017, ahead of its market debut...


GM's Cruise Automation showcases hands-off driving: video
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GM's Cruise Automation showcases hands-off driving: video

Cruise Automation, the self-driving startup purchased by General Motors last year, has released a clip that shows one of its prototypes navigating the streets of San Francisco without human intervention...


Mitsubishi ASX recalled for wiper motor fix
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Mitsubishi ASX recalled for wiper motor fix

Mitsubishi has recalled 25,016 examples of its small ASX in Australia for a fix to the front wiper motor. The recall, which affects models in the MY2011-12 'XA' and MY2013-14 'XB' Mitsubishi ASX lines, centres on the potential for water intrusion, drawn into the motor's cooling air opening after use...


North America's 2018 Hyundai Accent teased
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North America's 2018 Hyundai Accent teased

An all-new 2018 Hyundai Accent will make its world premiere at next week's Canadian motor show in Toronto, the Korean car maker has confirmed today, but it won't be coming our way. Although Australia's current model first launched here in 2011 and will undoubtedly be due for replacement in the next 12 to 18 months, Hyundai Australia has confirmed we won't see this one...


That sucks: Dodge Demon gets massive "Air Grabber" bonnet scoop
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That sucks: Dodge Demon gets massive "Air Grabber" bonnet scoop

The upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will boast what the car maker has declared the largest functional bonnet scoop ever cut into a production car's engine lid. To celebrate its enormity, the scoop even gets its own name and badge: Air Grabber. Not since "freezer" has an object's name and function been so perfectly aligned...


Toyota HiLux Tonka concept teased
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Toyota HiLux Tonka concept teased

Last year's locally-developed 86 Shooting Brake obviously gave Toyota Australia a taste for the fantastic, because the company's designers are now preparing to roll out another concept fit for the big kid in you...