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Dodge Australia goes into hibernation
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Dodge Australia goes into hibernation

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Australia will put the Dodge brand on hold while it seeks future product from the iconic American brand. The new boss of Fiat Chrysler Australia, Steve Zanlunghi, says that once current stock for the Dodge Journey SUV runs out, the brand will go into hibernation before new product cases are made for our market...


Audi Australia boss to head UK arm, Cian O'Brien to take over local operations
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Audi Australia boss to head UK arm, Cian O'Brien to take over local operations

Andrew Doyle, managing director of Audi Australia, has been promoted to the top spot at the company's UK arm. He will be succeeded in Australia by Cian O'Brien. Doyle's move to the UK marks the latest turn of the merry-go-round, having previously been Director of Audi in Ireland from 2011 to 2013, and general manager of sales at Audi Australia between 2005 and 2010...


Mercedes-Benz Unimog recalled for seatbelt fix: 11 vehicles affected
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Mercedes-Benz Unimog recalled for seatbelt fix: 11 vehicles affected

The multi-purpose Mercedes-Benz Unimog truck has been recalled over concerns of seatbelt failure. According to the manufacturer, the 11 affected Unimog model 437s may have an insufficient wall thickness of the seat mounting brackets. As a result, a mechanical failure of the mounting bracket may occur, which may cause the integrated seatbelt to not function as intended...


2017 BMW M5 component renderings surface online
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2017 BMW M5 component renderings surface online

We may not have been lucky enough to see the new 2017 BMW M5 revealed alongside its lesser 5 Series siblings last week, but these new renderings could be our closest look yet at the new super sedan. America’s The Cammed and Tubbed Podcast claims to have received these product renderings from a BMW employee...


Australian watchdog details car industry study, ANCAP questions its exclusion
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Australian watchdog details car industry study, ANCAP questions its exclusion

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has released an issues paper outlining focus areas for the car industry market study it announced in June this year. The new car industry study is fundamentally set up to make sure car manufacturers and their franchise dealers understand their obligations, and that consumers understand their mandated rights...


Peugeot goes all salt and pepper so you can season with style
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Peugeot goes all salt and pepper so you can season with style

In possibly one of the largest marketing stretches ever seen, Peugeot has unveiled its latest limited, must-have item: salt and pepper mills. It’s Alright though, because these particular salt and pepper mills were designed in collaboration with the Peugeot Design Lab – the French car maker’s global brand design studio – and its own tableware division, PSP (Poivrieres Salieres Productions) Peugeot...


University of Melbourne to create ‘urban laboratory’ for connected vehicles to reduce congestion
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University of Melbourne to create ‘urban laboratory’ for connected vehicles to reduce congestion

The University of Melbourne will partner with American company Cubic Transportation Systems (CTS) and some 30 other organisations to develop a National Connected Multimodal Transport (NCMT) Test Bed, claimed to be the first of its type in the world...


Apple's 'Project Titan' pivots to self-driving architecture, given 2017 deadline - report
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Apple's 'Project Titan' pivots to self-driving architecture, given 2017 deadline - report

The scope of Apple's 'Project Titan' has reportedly been scaled back from an industry changing self-driving electric car to an autonomous vehicle platform, which will be sold to other car makers. A detailed new report from Bloomberg details the recent goings on at Apple's top secret 'Project Titan', including upheaval in the management ranks and a mass exodus of engineers...


2019 Audi e-tron: all-electric SUV to go without Q6 branding
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2019 Audi e-tron: all-electric SUV to go without Q6 branding

The Audi e-tron will be the name of the company's first all-electric mass production vehicle, Rupert Stadler, the company's CEO, has confirmed. Talking to Autocar, Stadler revealed that Audi's first mass market electric car won't be sold as the Q6 e-tron, as the rumour mill had previously indicated. Instead, the car will be branded simply as the Audi e-tron...


2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied
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2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon spied

The car expected to morph into the next-generation Holden Commodore Sportwagon has been spied undergoing final testing in Europe, ahead of a likely Australian launch in early 2018. This successor to the Opel Insignia Sports Tourer — the Insignia will almost certainly form the basis of the next, fully imported Commodore in all its body styles — is expected to make its proper world premiere at the Geneva motor show in March next year...


Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Patriot recalled over airbag fault
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Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, Jeep Compass, Patriot recalled over airbag fault

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has recalled the Chrysler Sebring, Dodge Caliber, along with the Jeep Compass and Patriot over concerns the airbag and seatbelt pretensioners may not deploy in an accident. The company says the affected models may have a shorting condition in the Occupant Restraint Controller (ORC) which could cause the loss of airbag and seatbelt pretensioner deployment capability in a collision...


2017 Ford Escape pricing and specs: $28,490 SUV to replace Kuga in Australia
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2017 Ford Escape pricing and specs: $28,490 SUV to replace Kuga in Australia

2017 Ford Escape announced for Australia with $28,490 starting price New front-wheel-drive, 1.5-litre Trend model Reduced pricing on most models The Ford Kuga is dead, long live the 2017 Ford Escape, says the company's Australian arm. Keen watchers will know, of course, that the Escape is the SUV currently sold in Australia and Europe as the Kuga...


2017 Mini Countryman E previewed with brand-first PHEV tech
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2017 Mini Countryman E previewed with brand-first PHEV tech

The next-generation 2017 Mini Countryman has been previewed this week with new plug-in hybrid (PHEV) technology, marking a first for the BMW-owned British brand. According to Mini, its new PHEV system will maintain the company’s reputation for go-kart-like driving fun, while also significantly reducing tailpipe emissions...


Tim Slade takes out World Time Attack Challenge 2016 with new lap record
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Tim Slade takes out World Time Attack Challenge 2016 with new lap record

Australian Supercars driver Tim Slade has out-hustled drivers from home and abroad to take top honours at the weekend's World Time Attack Challenge 2016, setting a new lap record in the process. Taking place annually at Sydney Motorsport Park since 2010, the World Time Attack Challenge is all about seeing who can lap the 3...


2017 Lexus RX200t adds F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, prices up across RX range
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2017 Lexus RX200t adds F Sport and Sports Luxury variants, prices up across RX range

The turbocharged 2017 Lexus RX200t range has grown to include two new variants, bringing the number of grades in the RX line-up to nine. Previously offered solely in ‘Luxury’ trim, the RX200t is now additionally offered in F Sport and Sports Luxury grades, aligning with the V6-powered RX350 and hybrid-driven RX450h ranges...