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Uber’s new app monitors driver behaviour to improve road safety
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Uber’s new app monitors driver behaviour to improve road safety

Ride-sharing giant Uber has announced some new features for its smartphone app that will allow the company to monitor how its drivers behave on the road to help improve safety. The new ‘safety pilots’ are the product of Uber’s partnership with the US Government's Highway Safety Association and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), aiming to improve rider and driver safety when using an Uber service...


2016 Holden Colorado 7 recalled for seat fix
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2016 Holden Colorado 7 recalled for seat fix

Holden has issued a recall for its 2016 model-year Colorado 7 SUV over concerns the second row of seats may not lock into position. The car maker said in a statement: "A condition has been identified whereby the recliner mechanisms fitted to the second row (60 per cent side – left and centre seating positions) may not lock correctly when the seat back is placed into the upright position"...


2016 Citroen C5 to be the last offered in Australia: 62 cars to honour iconic suspension system
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2016 Citroen C5 to be the last offered in Australia: 62 cars to honour iconic suspension system

If you thought last year's Finale special represented the end of Citroen's C5 in Australia, think again. Instead, the 2016 Citroen C5 will be the last of the line for the Australian market, with the company's local distributor today finally confirming its impending retirement...


Subaru Liberty, Outback Tribeca recalled for Takata airbags: 76,000 vehicles affected
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Subaru Liberty, Outback Tribeca recalled for Takata airbags: 76,000 vehicles affected

Subaru Australia has issued a recall for nearly 76,000 vehicles from its Liberty, Outback and Tribeca lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag scandal. This latest recall for Subaru follows a notice issued for the Impreza small car last year, taking its count of local vehicles affected to around 110,000 units...


2017 Nissan Micra to be built in France
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2017 Nissan Micra to be built in France

The next-generation Nissan Micra will be built in France. The Japanese brand's five-door Micra micro car is set to be built where its ally, Renault, currently assembles the European-market Clio and the cutesy Zoe electric car...


2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be high-spec trim level of next Grand Cherokee
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2019 Jeep Grand Wagoneer will be high-spec trim level of next Grand Cherokee

The new Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are unlikely to be distinct models in the brand's future lineup. Instead, the names look set to be revived on high-end trim lines for the next-generation Jeep Grand Cherokee. Mike Manley, head of the Jeep brand, hinted as much in a chat with Automotive News overnight...


Tesla's new Sydney store has your first local close-up of the Model X SUV
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Tesla's new Sydney store has your first local close-up of the Model X SUV

Deliveries of the Tesla Model X are due to begin by the end of the year, and a little bit of what's in store for buyers is now on show at Tesla's new flagship location in Sydney. The all-electric luxury SUV will be available with a white interior trim, as well as 20-inch silver wheels or 22-inch black wheels. (Hit the Photos tab above for more images...


2017 LaFerrari convertible revealed
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2017 LaFerrari convertible revealed

A new convertible version of Ferrari's LaFerrari halo car - which may later wear the Spider name but for now is described as simply an 'open-top' offering - has been revealed. Previewed by a scale model version a month ago, the topless LaFerrari's design doesn't differ greatly to its coupe sibling - of course with the exception of its roof, or lack of...


2017 Renault Clio RS and GT Line unveiled
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2017 Renault Clio RS and GT Line unveiled

The updated Renault Clio RS and GT Line models have been unveiled with a host of styling tweaks. In terms of design, the revised Clio RS and GT Line models adopt the changes made to the rest of the small hatch range, including the new LED internals for the headlights and redesigned tail-lights...


2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition revealed
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 50th Anniversary Edition revealed

Chevrolet is celebrating 50 years of its Camaro muscle car, releasing details of a new 50th Anniversary Edition along with a pair of videos that feature rare historic footage of the first generation Camaros...


Volkswagen suggests Australia-specific suspension not necessary for its cars
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Volkswagen suggests Australia-specific suspension not necessary for its cars

Volkswagen Australia confidently claims its cars do not typically require specific, localised suspension calibration to perfect the ride and handling for local roads. Touting its Australian-based global development work on advanced next-generation safety systems this week, the company’s local arm couldn't help also suggesting that its (generally European-oriented) ride and handling tunes were ideal for our road network already...


AM-RB 001: Aston Martin and Red Bull reveal collaborative hypercar
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AM-RB 001: Aston Martin and Red Bull reveal collaborative hypercar

The AM-RB 001, named for its status as the first project in a new technical and design partnership between Aston Martin and the Red Bull Formula One team, has been unveiled in London tonight. Announced in March, the AM-RB 001 is the "groundbreaking hypercar" lovechild of champion race-car designer Adrian Newey and Aston Martin chief designer Marek Reichman...


Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court
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Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court

Volkswagen will return to the Federal Court in Sydney this Thursday morning, July 7, over the defeat-device diesel emissions saga. Email updates were sent out today from firms Bannister Law and Maurice Blackburn, which are undertaking ‘no win, no fee’ open class action suits against the German car-maker, including the Audi and Skoda divisions...


BMW tuner Alpina in Australia by November
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BMW tuner Alpina in Australia by November

The long-mooted introduction of BMW tuner Alpina to the Australian market was confirmed today, with the ADR-certified, 4 Series-based B4 Bi-Turbo launching in November. As you can read here, 50-year old Alpina has long been on the radar as Australia, as a sports-luxury yin to the BMW M Division’s hardcore performance yang...


New vehicle sales at record highs: Australian market year-to-date wrap, winners and losers
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New vehicle sales at record highs: Australian market year-to-date wrap, winners and losers

We have hit the half-way point of 2016, and new vehicle sales logged in offical VFACTS data remain at record highs on the back of a booming business fleet market. Another huge month in June (belying a speculated downturn resulting from an interminable election cycle) has put half-yearly sales at 598,140 units, up 3.4 per cent...