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Toyota Australia chasing fake airbag parts: repaired vehicles may be at risk, dealer bulletin reveals

Counterfeit airbag components sold to independent vehicle repairers may now be installed in a number of cars in Australia, a new report has revealed...

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2016 Lexus RC200t revealed, Australian launch confirmed for December
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2016 Lexus RC200t revealed, Australian launch confirmed for December

The number of turbocharged options in the Lexus range has grown again this week, with the international debut of a new entry-level RC 200t coupe. Joining the NX 200t SUV, the newly announced IS 200t sedan, and the big new RX 200t, the fresh turbo coupe will enter below the V6-powered RC 350 and the powerhouse V8 RC F flagship...


2016 Toyota Fortuner interior revealed
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2016 Toyota Fortuner interior revealed

The interior of the 2016 Toyota Fortuner has been revealed ahead of its arrival in local showrooms at the end of October. Official local images of the Fortuner’s cabin come a little over two weeks after Toyota Australia took the wraps off the exterior design of its new diesel-powered HiLux-based seven-seat SUV, which will support the petrol-only Kluger and challenge the likes of the forthcoming Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Challenger, as well as the Holden Colorado 7 and Isuzu MU-X...


Mercedes-AMG preparing for hybrid future
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Mercedes-AMG preparing for hybrid future

A report this week has again hinted at plans for a hybrid-powered Mercedes-AMG range of the future, as the company works to stay ahead of tightening emissions regulations. In recent months, key AMG executives have confirmed with CarAdvice that as government requirements and customer expectations become more closely aligned, we move closer to the appearance of an electrified performance model in the range...


Bentley Bentayga prowls mountainside in new teaser clip
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Bentley Bentayga prowls mountainside in new teaser clip

Bentley has handed down a new teaser clip for its coming Bentayga SUV, revealing a first look at the luxury wagon’s prowess away from the road. News of the new Bentley-badged SUV’s planned debut first came in 2013, and a slow drip of details, including the official Bentayga moniker, has followed in the months since...


Ford Mustang needs Aussie rivals, says brand
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Ford Mustang needs Aussie rivals, says brand

Car-makers would generally kill to have a vehicle niche all to themselves, but in the case of Ford Australia and its new Mustang muscle car, the company is actually keen to find rival offerings to create competition — perhaps, say, a 'Holden' Camaro. The eagerly awaited ‘global’ 2015 Ford Mustang coupe and convertible touch down in showrooms from the end of 2015 (read all the details about the sharp pricing here)...


Ford Everest development project as substantial as Ranger, says company
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Ford Everest development project as substantial as Ranger, says company

Don’t think of the Australian-engineered and designed Ford Everest as just a Ranger ute with an SUV body —  it’s a whole lot more complicated than that, says Ford Asia Pacific’s vice-president of product development Trevor Worthington. See, Ford’s new large off-roader with the evocative name might share its rugged ‘T6’ architecture with the Ford Ranger ute, as well as its 3...


308 GTi by Peugeot Sport: better than Golf and Focus rivals – according to Peugeot UK
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308 GTi by Peugeot Sport: better than Golf and Focus rivals – according to Peugeot UK

The next big global launch for French carmaker Peugeot will be the 308 GTi – a hot version of the latest-generation 308 five-door hatch and due to arrive in market in October. Peugeot Sport – meaning the performance arm of the Peugeot business. As reported by CarAdvice in June, two versions will be offered: the entry-level 308 GTi 250 with 184kW and 330Nm, while the range-topping 308 GTi 270 gets 200kW with the same torque output...


Bond in Motion: the largest collection of James Bond vehicles
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Bond in Motion: the largest collection of James Bond vehicles

If you’re a James Bond fan then you might want to check out the world’s largest collection of Bond vehicles under one roof, smack bang in the middle of London’s exclusive Covent Garden. It’s been more than 50 years since producers Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman first brought author Ian Fleming’s fictitious spy James Bond to the big screen, in the 007 movie Dr...


2016 Mitsubishi Challenger revealed
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2016 Mitsubishi Challenger revealed

The third-generation Mitsubishi Challenger has been unveiled at an event in Thailand. Known in Asian markets as the Pajero Sport, the new car, like the generations before it, is based on the Triton ute. Under the bonnet, the new Challenger is powered by a 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine...


Large Lexus coupe's front-end photographed
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Large Lexus coupe's front-end photographed

Another photo has been published online showing a large Lexus coupe undergoing testing on public roads on the USA's west coast. This photo was submitted to Steering News by reader Daniel, and it shows the front-end of a large coupe that's well down the path to being production ready...


Chinese copycat cars: Why the hysteria?
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Chinese copycat cars: Why the hysteria?

Another week, another knock-off from China. Or is it? You might have seen this week’s reveal of the Youxia Ranger X (pictured above, top), an all-electric luxury sports sedan that appeared like a bolt from the blue and subsequently sent the web into a frenzy comparing its looks to the conceptually similar Tesla Model S (pictured above, bottom)...


BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report
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BMW preparing quad-turbo diesel for 2016 - report

BMW is reportedly preparing a quad-turbocharged diesel engine, which will initially do service in the brand's large sedan and SUV range. According to both Bimmerpost and Autocar, the Bavarian luxury car maker's engineers are working on a new inline six-cylinder diesel engine boosted by four turbochargers...


Mahindra and Pininfarina to resume buyout talks in September - report
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Mahindra and Pininfarina to resume buyout talks in September - report

Discussions about a takeover of Pininfarina by Mahindra will reportedly resume in September 2015. Sources have informed Reuters that talks between Mahindra & Mahindra and Pininfarina will recommence after the northern summer. The two parties have been discussing a possible takeover for several months now...


Tesla Australia launches referral program, free Model X SUV up for grabs
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Tesla Australia launches referral program, free Model X SUV up for grabs

The Australian arm of Tesla Motors has confirmed today that it will participate in the company’s new Referral Program for existing owners and new customers. Announced by founder Elon Musk overnight, the experimental program kicks off early next week and will run until October 31...