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2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video
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2017 Hyundai i30 previewed ahead of September unveiling: video

We've seen it in camouflage, and now the first official images and video of the upcoming 2017 Hyundai i30 have been released, just weeks out from the new model's world premiere. Confirmed for a September 7 unveiling in Korea ahead of a wider debut expected to occur at October's Paris motor show, the new i30 should hit markets around the world in the first half of 2017...


2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range
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2017 Volkswagen passenger cars updated: Added equipment, increased prices across the range

Volkswagen has released updated 2017 model-year pricing and specifications for its passenger car range, bringing varied price rises depending on model and variant. At the entry point of the German brand’s range is the Polo hatch, which now starts at $17,190 plus on-road costs (ORC) for the 66TSI Trendline equipped with the five-speed manual transmission...


2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing
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2018 Mazda CX-5 spied testing: All-new mid-sizer makes first outing

You may need to look closely, but what you're seeing right here is the all-new 2018 Mazda CX-5 SUV. The CX-5 was the first car to debut with Mazda's new "Kodo" styling themes, debuting in 2011 after first being previewed by the well-received Minagi concept at that year's Geneva motor show...


2016 Range Rover Evoque recalled for fuel leak, 1640 vehicles affected
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2016 Range Rover Evoque recalled for fuel leak, 1640 vehicles affected

Land Rover is recalling 1640 of its 2016 model-year Range Rover Evoque SUVs fitted with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine over fuel-leak concerns. The company reports that under-bonnet fuel hoses can chafe against noise suppressing materials on the underside of the engine top cover. Over time, the fuel hoses may wear through the protective sleeve and the hose itself, which would lead to a diesel fuel leak...


2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016
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2017 BMW 740e iPerformance pricing announced: S500e rival here from late 2016

Australian pricing and specifications have been revealed for the new 2017 BMW 740e iPerformance today, ahead of a late 2016 market launch. Revealed at the Geneva motor show earlier this year, the 740e iPerformance succeeds the old ActiveHybrid 7 and debuts as BMW's assault on the Mercedes-Benz S500e...


2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added
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2017 Volkswagen van and people mover updates announced, drive-away deals added

Volkswagen has detailed new connectivity updates to its 2017 model-year commercial van and people mover ranges, while drive-away 'Runner' editions of the Crafter and Transporter models continue to be offered. Updates for the new model year include an electric tailgate fitted as standard for Multivan Highline and Executive variants, an updated infotainment system with App Connect and iPhone interface along with new exterior colours for the Caddy van...


Karma planning Chinese factory for 50,000 cars per year - reports
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Karma planning Chinese factory for 50,000 cars per year - reports

The Chinese company behind the Karma Automotive is planning to build a new factory with the capacity to churn out 50,000 vehicles per annum. Bloomberg and The Wall Street Journal are both reporting that the Wanxiang Group has filed an application for an environmental impact review for a new factory in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, around 170km south-west of Shanghai...


2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 pricing announced: Souped-up trio here from October
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2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 pricing announced: Souped-up trio here from October

Local pricing for the new 2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 range has been officially announced, kicking off at $101,900 plus on-road costs for the sedan body style. The announcement confirms prices that surfaced online last week, for the sedan and wagon versions. Available in sedan, wagon and coupe forms, the the C43 gives customers a more affordable entry point into the AMG-badged C-Class range...


Nissan Navara Tradesman Canopy accessory recalled for window fix
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Nissan Navara Tradesman Canopy accessory recalled for window fix

Nissan is recalling 428 ‘D23’ Navara utes fitted with the genuine Tradesman Canopy accessory, over concerns misaligned window stoppers could cause the safety glass to shatter. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the side and rear lift window stoppers on the accessory could be out of alignment, which can cause the safety glass of the canopy’s windows to shatter when opening or closing, posing an injury hazard...


Subaru 360 designated an engineering heritage item in Japan
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Subaru 360 designated an engineering heritage item in Japan

The Subaru 360 has been named a "mechanical engineering heritage item" by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers. The organisation has been designating items since 2007 in an effort to recognise and keep alive this part of the country's cultural heritage. All up, the society granted this status to 83 items, including the Subaru 360, which made its debut in 1958...


Chinese media outlets slam Transit Elevated Bus “scam” - report
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Chinese media outlets slam Transit Elevated Bus “scam” - report

China’s Transit Elevated Bus (TEB) became a reality last week - or did it? New reports with local media claim the futuristic ‘straddling bus’ is little more than a money-making scam. After taking the internet by storm in May, the TEB pilot project was ‘launched’ just last week, however the Chinese media isn’t buying the concept...


Nissan Juke, Navara recalled for warning light fix - 2500 vehicles affected
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Nissan Juke, Navara recalled for warning light fix - 2500 vehicles affected

Nissan has issued a recall for its ‘F15’ Juke SUV and ‘D23’ Navara ute over concerns the Malfunction Indicator Light (MIL) or engine warning light may not illuminate as required. According to the manufacturer, the malfunction/warning light doesn’t illuminate when the exhaust system sensor fails...


Success of autonomous tech could come down to psychology: study
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Success of autonomous tech could come down to psychology: study

Delivering a quantum leap in safety may be the key to winning hearts, but it will be psychology that determines the success or failure of autonomous driving technology, a new report claims. The development of autonomous and fully driverless systems has become a hot topic in recent years, with more than a few car makers aiming for the once far-off year of 2020 to launch a new era of road safety technology...


Australian CREP review finds ISOFIX child seats not always the safest option
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Australian CREP review finds ISOFIX child seats not always the safest option

The Child Restraint Evaluation Program (CREP) has published safety ratings for 10 of the latest ISOFIX-compatible child rear seats, revealing the new restraint method isn’t necessarily safer than the traditional seat belt system...


2018 BMW 3 Series interior and exterior spied
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2018 BMW 3 Series interior and exterior spied

The interior of the next-generation BMW 3 Series has been spied for the first time, accompanied by fresh images of the new car's exterior. Unfortunately, the latest 3 Series prototypes seem to be wearing a similar amount of disguise to the vehicles spotted during cold weather testing at the beginning of the year...