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2017 Hyundai i30 N spied in production body
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2017 Hyundai i30 N spied in production body

The Hyundai i30 N hot hatch has been spied for the first time in its production body, whereas previous prototypes have used the current car's body shell. Compared to the bread-and-butter variants of the next-generation Hyundai i30 that were spied in June, the i30 N has a new front bumper with larger air intakes, a prominent front splitter, and horizontally arrayed LED driving lights...


Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima get five-star ANCAP ratings
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Suzuki Vitara and Kia Optima get five-star ANCAP ratings

Front-drive versions of the Suzuki Vitara small SUV, plus the Kia Optima mid-sized sedan range, this week received five-star ANCAP safety ratings. Neither of these mid-tier sellers had ratings before. The Hungary-sourced Suzuki Vitara managed a good rating of 35.79 out of 37 against 2015 ratings (for reference, the top-selling Mazda CX-3 managed 36...


2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied with production parts
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2017 Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera spied with production parts

The Lamborghini Huracan Superleggera has been spied for the first time wearing production elements. Earlier Superleggera prototypes featured an almost unchanged LP610-4 body, with the only noticeable changes being the temporary plates and a huge rectangular box out the back hiding the car's new exhaust setup...


2017 Holden Colorado facelift revealed, on sale September 1
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2017 Holden Colorado facelift revealed, on sale September 1

The facelifted Holden Colorado ute has been unveiled ahead of its unveiling at the third State of Origin match tonight. Thanks to concepts at this year's Bangkok motor show and April's update to the South American Chevrolet S10, the look of the heavily revised Holden Colorado shouldn't be a surprise for regular readers...


2017 Lexus LC detailed, on sale first half of 2017
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2017 Lexus LC detailed, on sale first half of 2017

Koji Sato, the chief engineer of the Lexus LC, has described the company's new coupe as "possibly the greatest challenge since Lexus created the original LS". Part of this comes down to developing an all-new platform. In all, around 4000 people were involved in developing the LC. According to Sato, "The car and a completely new platform was delivered 12 months faster than the usual process"...


2017 Renault Megane sedan revealed, Australian launch confirmed
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2017 Renault Megane sedan revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The fourth-generation Renault Megane family gained its third member overnight, a new sedan variant. Sharing a platform with the fourth-generation hatch, which made its debut last year, and the latest wagon that broke cover this year, the new Megane sedan replaces the Fluence sedan. While the outgoing Fluence was based on the third-generation Megane, it featured a completely unique design inside and out...


Hyundai ute plan finally making progress
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Hyundai ute plan finally making progress

Hyundai Australia (HMCA) has made some progress convincing its global parent to produce a proper Toyota HiLux and Ford Ranger workhorse ute rival, though nothing will launch before 2020. HMCA chief operating officer Scott Grant told us this week that messages out of Korea have recently become a little different when the topic of a light commercial ute/pickup is broached...


NRMA proposes driver education for speeding drivers
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NRMA proposes driver education for speeding drivers

The NRMA has called for the New South Wales Government to introduce alternatives such as driver training courses for low level speeding offences. With a year-to-date road toll of 208 for 2016, NSW has already seen a 25 per cent spike in road deaths compared to the same period last year...


Mazda 2, B Series, BT-50, RX-8 recalled for Takata airbags: 162,000 vehicles affected
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Mazda 2, B Series, BT-50, RX-8 recalled for Takata airbags: 162,000 vehicles affected

The string of Takata airbag recalls this week continues with Mazda issuing notices for over 162,000 vehicles, including the popular Mazda 2 small car, B Series and BT-50 utes, and the RX-8 sports car. Adding to the Chrysler and Mitsubishi recalls this week, and the Subaru recall issued last week, this latest notice adds to the wider Takata airbag scandal that has affected close to 60 million vehicles globally...


2017 Mazda 3 facelift: leaked Japanese brochure surfaces online - UPDATED
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2017 Mazda 3 facelift: leaked Japanese brochure surfaces online - UPDATED

UPDATE: The updated Mazda 3 has now surfaced in further detail, thanks to a leaked brochure out of Japan. New information has been included at the bottom of this article. A photo claimed to be from a brochure for the facelifted Mazda 3 range was published online overnight. Sent by a reader to Carscoops, the image seems to show the facelifted Mazda 3 hatch, known in its home market as the Mazda Axela...


2016 Skoda Octavia, Rapid recalled for child lock fix
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2016 Skoda Octavia, Rapid recalled for child lock fix

Skoda Australia has issued a recall for 91 Octavia III and 23 Rapid vehicles from its 2016 model year, over concerns the child lock could fail. The Czech manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault may have damaged the detent lever of the child lock, which can result in the active child lock being switched off without warning...


Elon Musk hints at Tesla's "Top Secret Masterplan, Part 2"
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Elon Musk hints at Tesla's "Top Secret Masterplan, Part 2"

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, has used Twitter to hint at a big announcement for the Silicon Valley brand, saying he hopes to publish part two of his “Top Secret Tesla Masterplan” this week. The tweet, which reads “Working on Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2. Hoping to publish later this week”, comes amid a dark cloud that has hovered over the brand over the last few weeks...


Hyundai i30 not expected to retain sales crown
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Hyundai i30 not expected to retain sales crown

Hyundai Australia (HMCA) expects its top-selling i30 — currently the number-one selling vehicle in the country — to be overtaken by year’s end as stocks thin out ahead of the launch of a new model. As we have reported, the Hyundai i30 has been the nation’s favourite vehicle nationwide four months in succession, and recently overtook the Toyota HiLux as the top-selling vehicle in the country year-to-date (YTD)...


2007-14 Mitsubishi Triton added to Takata recall: 57,000 vehicles affected
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2007-14 Mitsubishi Triton added to Takata recall: 57,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for more than 57,000 of its ‘ML’ and ‘MN’ Triton utes from the 2007 to 2014 model-years as part of the worldwide Takata airbag scandal. This latest notice comes after Fiat Chrysler recalled over 22,000 Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler and Dodge Ram vehicles this week as part of the Takata campaign, which has affected more than 53 million units globally...


Bentley Mulsanne could go electric to satisfy regional demand - report
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Bentley Mulsanne could go electric to satisfy regional demand - report

The Bentley Mulsanne could soon swap its twin-turbo V8 for an all-electric powertrain, according to a new report out of the UK. With a push for stricter emissions regulations coming from countries like China - comfortably one of Bentley’s largest markets - the exclusive British car maker may be compelled to leap forward with an all-electric Mulsanne...