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2006-2010 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 19,000 vehicles affected
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2006-2010 Mitsubishi Pajero recalled for Takata airbags: 19,000 vehicles affected

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 19,131 of its 'NS' and 'NT' Pajero 4x4s sold between 2006 and 2010 as part of the ongoing Takata airbag scandal. In this latest notice, the affected vehicles may be fitted with a front passenger airbag inflator that could release metallic fragments when deployed in the event of a collision...


Kia Stinger GT 0-100km/h time confirmed
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Kia Stinger GT 0-100km/h time confirmed

Kia has confirmed the upcoming Stinger liftback's 0-100km/h time this week during its debut at the Seoul motor show, and it's the quickest model the Korean manufacturer has ever produced. The flagship Stinger GT, powered by a 3.3-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine developing 272kW of power and 510Nm of torque, sprints from zero to 100km/h in just 4...


Ford Kuga 1.6 finally recalled over engine fires, Fiesta ST also affected
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Ford Kuga 1.6 finally recalled over engine fires, Fiesta ST also affected

Ford Australia has finally issued a recall on 1.6-litre petrol Kuga SUVs of a certain age over a serious overheating risk, weeks after its South Africa division did the same in response to a spate of sudden engine fires in that market. Today’s recall notice, now lodged with the ACCC, comes after repeated questioning over when it would take this course of action...


Computers can't beat human intuition: Mercedes-Benz
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Computers can't beat human intuition: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz admits that as good as a computer will ever be at driving, it would be very hard to beat a human’s intuitive abilities. Talking to CarAdvice at the Australian Formula One grand prix, Mercedes R&D validation and testing manager Jochen Haab said a computer would find it difficult to beat Formula One world champion and Mercedes-AMG driver Lewis Hamilton on the track...


Full autonomous driving at least a decade away: Mercedes-Benz
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Full autonomous driving at least a decade away: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz says that fully autonomous vehicles are at least a decade away, as it starts a pilot data gathering program on Australian roads for its autonomous driving technology project. So important is the program that the head of validation and testing at Mercedes-Benz Cars R&D is in Australia to oversee the project...


2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for motor fix
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2010 Mitsubishi i-MiEV recalled for motor fix

The 2010 model-year Mitsubishi i-MiEV has been recalled over concerns a faulty Cell Motor Unit (CMU) could cause the vehicle to roll backwards when trying to accelerate up an incline. Mitsubishi reports 112 vehicles are fitted with a CMU that incorrectly judges changes to the temperature and voltage of the main traction battery when the car is rolling backwards, which could cause it to roll backwards on an incline rather than accelerate forward...


Melbourne's footpaths light up in the name of pedestrian safety
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Melbourne's footpaths light up in the name of pedestrian safety

Pedestrian traffic lights have been installed in the footpaths of Melbourne this week, marking the first implementation of the technology in Australia. Designed to enhance pedestrian safety, the new lights at the intersection of Little Collins Street and Swanston Street change colour between red and green with pedestrian crossing signals, helping people walking at night or looking down at their mobile devices know where the footpath ends...


Half of all new cars sold in Norway are electric or hybrids, here is why
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Half of all new cars sold in Norway are electric or hybrids, here is why

For all the noise car-makers have made about them, the eerie silence of electrified vehicles on the road has been matched by their performance on Australia's sales charts. The Australian sales penetration of full electric cars (EVs), plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) and even conventional series hybrids is among the lowest of any mature market...


Toyota FT-4X off-roader concept teased ahead of New York debut
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Toyota FT-4X off-roader concept teased ahead of New York debut

The Toyota FT-4X concept has been previewed today ahead of its debut at the New York motor show in a few weeks time. Aside for acknowledging the existence of the concept and announcing its upcoming debut on the first press day of the 2017 New York motor show, Toyota is only saying that the car will be "four wheeling" and "scene stealing"...


Skoda Vision E: electric SUV concept detailed ahead of debut
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Skoda Vision E: electric SUV concept detailed ahead of debut

The Skoda Vision E has been detailed, along with a new batch of sketches, ahead of its debut at the Shanghai motor show in April. As we speculated earlier this week, the new Skoda Vision E concept has an electric drivetrain wrapped in a 'coupe SUV' body shell...


2017 Lexus NX facelift teased ahead of Shanghai debut
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2017 Lexus NX facelift teased ahead of Shanghai debut

The facelifted Lexus NX will make its debut at the Shanghai motor show next month. Judging from the teaser image shared by Lexus, which seems to be a still taken from a video showing parts coming into or out of the crossover, the update won't be a radical redesign of the vehicle currently in showrooms...


BMW partners with Westfield for free EV charging, Tesla tops 200 destination points - UPDATE
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BMW partners with Westfield for free EV charging, Tesla tops 200 destination points - UPDATE

UPDATE: As of March 30, 2017, The BMW and Westfield charging stations have now been officially opened to the public. This story was originally published on December 13 and is unchanged. Dec 13, 2016: BMW Australia has partnered with shopping centre network Westfield to offer electric vehicle charging stations at 10 locations across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland...


Nissan Navara SL directly driven by customer demand and feedback
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Nissan Navara SL directly driven by customer demand and feedback

Nissan's new Navara SL variant was created as a direct result of customer demand and feedback, with the company focusing its efforts on the rugged tradie that wants a good looking, honest workhorse. Speaking with CarAdvice at the recent Nissan Navara SII launch, Nissan Australia senior manager of product planning, Adrian Sciacca, said that Nissan is constantly listening to customers in the hunt for the right vehicle configuration...


2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrives from $58,990
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2017 Toyota HiLux TRD arrives from $58,990

Toyota has added an aggressive-looking TRD accessories pack option for its HiLux ute, starting at $58,990 drive-away. Available with either black or white exterior paint, the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) package includes a number of interior and exterior enhancements, though there have been no modifications to the HiLux's 130kW/450Nm (420Nm manual) 2...


Toyota HiLux Tonka concept revealed
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Toyota HiLux Tonka concept revealed

The Toyota HiLux Tonka concept has been revealed this week, paying tribute to the popular ute's top sales ranking in Australia last year, along with the 70th and 80th birthdays of the Tonka and Toyota brands respectively. Based on the flagship SR5 double cab variant, the HiLux Tonka concept features a number of off-road upgrades along with an eye-catching black-and-yellow livery...