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Nissan Pathfinder recalled for fuel tank replacement

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Nissan Pathfinder recalled for fuel tank replacement

Nissan has recalled a number of its current-generation R52 Pathfinder SUVs, over concerns the fuel tank could rupture. The recall centres on the fuel tank wall thickness, which may be "below the design specification"...

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2017 Subaru XV teased ahead of Geneva unveiling - UPDATE
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2017 Subaru XV teased ahead of Geneva unveiling - UPDATE

The all-new 2017 Subaru XV will make its debut at March's Geneva motor show, the Japanese car maker has confirmed today. Previewed in concept form at last year's Geneva show, the new 2017 XV will follow its predecessor by building on the design of the regular Impreza hatch...


2018 Ford Mustang Convertible revealed
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2018 Ford Mustang Convertible revealed

Just days after unveiling the newly facelifted Mustang coupe to the public at Detroit's motor show, Ford has peeled back its lid. The new-look 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible takes its cue from the hardtop, introducing a new front-end design, resculpted tail lamps and a host of drivetrain changes...


2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power
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2018 Ford Mustang revealed with new face and more power

The sixth-generation pony car has only been with us since 2015, but already a facelifted and more powerful 2018 Ford Mustang has been revealed. There are few surprises here, however: The new-look 'Stang surfaced ahead of schedule yesterday, and details of its upgrades made their way online back in November...


2017 Toyota Kluger review
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2017 Toyota Kluger review

The Kluger was already a well packaged and strong SUV before this latest update, so does the 2017 Kluger push the game forward?


2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four-star ANCAP safety rating confirmed
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2017 MG GS pricing and specs: Four-star ANCAP safety rating confirmed

The 2017 MG GS has snuck onto the Australian market under the cover of the Christmas and New Year holidays, stealthily avoiding market attention. Unusually for a new car, no press release was issued to announce the SUV's coming, but the GS has been among us since December...


2017 New Cars Calendar: The new models coming to Australia this year - UPDATE
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2017 New Cars Calendar: The new models coming to Australia this year - UPDATE

Last year was a huge one for new-model launches in Australia, with 2016 seeing the heroic new Ford Mustang land in January, before rolling through to the impressive new Subaru Impreza that made its media debut in late December. Of course, many, many more new offerings appeared between...


2018 Lexus LS: Where's the hybrid Lexus is so known for?
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2018 Lexus LS: Where's the hybrid Lexus is so known for?

This week's big unveiling of the all-new 2018 Lexus LS, six years in the making, debuted a new evolution of the company's styling themes, all riding on a stretched version of the platform that underpins the new LC coupe. Lexus's showcasing of the new LS brought an additional surprise, however: a new twin-turbo 310kW, 600Nm V6 petrol engine...


2017 Toyota Corolla hatch pricing and specs: Safety upgraded, SX manual dropped - UPDATE
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2017 Toyota Corolla hatch pricing and specs: Safety upgraded, SX manual dropped - UPDATE

Update - Toyota Australia has confirmed the Corolla Hybrid also sees the addition of new safety options as per the petrol-powered range. See article for details The updated 2017 Toyota Corolla hatch has arrived, following its sedan sibling with the introduction of key new safety options and features...


2018 Toyota Camry V6 will be the end of the road for Aurion
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2018 Toyota Camry V6 will be the end of the road for Aurion

When Toyota announced in early 2014 that it would end Australian production in late 2017, it came with confirmation that the company intended to continue offering the Camry and Aurion nameplates as part of its completely imported line-up. Much can change in three years, however, and the sales and marketing chief of Toyota Australia has now revealed the Camry V6 shown in Detroit today will come to our market...


Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV
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Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV

Official word on a production schedule for the recently revealed Lexus UX compact SUV remains elusive, but the company's local arm is understandably keen to see it come to life. Unveiled at last year's Paris motor show, the UX offered the market a first look at Lexus's intentions for the increasingly popular compact SUV category of the world's luxury car market...


Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority
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Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority

Lexus boss Tokuo Fukuichi spoke proudly in Detroit today of the technology packed into the company's new-generation LS flagship, but one technology we shouldn't expect to see in the near future is any level of advanced autonomous driving...


2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6
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2018 Lexus LS500 revealed in Detroit with powerful new twin-turbo V6

More than 10 years since its predecessor first appeared, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS500 has been revealed at this week's Detroit motor show – but that badge doesn't represent a V8 engine. Confirmed for a first-half Australian launch in 2018, the latest LS brings new looks, new technologies, a new platform and a brand-new heart...


Ssangyong reveals second Korando facelift
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Ssangyong reveals second Korando facelift

Some seven years since it was first revealed, the Ssangyong Korando has been given a second facelift. The 'other' Korean car maker - which describes itself as Korea's "most innovative and respective automotive company" - has showcased a number of promising concepts in recent years. Two new models, the Tivoli and XLV, have appeared since 2015, but an Australian launch for either model remains elusive...


BMW explores control and display tech with i Inside Future
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BMW explores control and display tech with i Inside Future

BMW has rolled out (or pushed, or carried, since it has no wheels...) a new concept for this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Dubbed i Inside Future, the sculpture-like concept forms part of the future-focused program that brought us the electrified i3 hatch and i8 sports coupe...