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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...


Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Ram added to Takata recall: 22,000 vehicles affected
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Chrysler 300, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Ram added to Takata recall: 22,000 vehicles affected

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued a recall for more than 22,000 vehicles from a trio of model lines as part of the ongoing Takata airbag recall. Less than a week after Subaru recalled nearly 76,000 vehicles as part of the Takata scandal, FCA has added a further 22,345 units to the worldwide campaign...


Australian students beat global rivals in Land Rover 4x4 challenge
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Australian students beat global rivals in Land Rover 4x4 challenge

A team of Australian students have won the Land Rover 4x4 in Schools Global Education Challenge, beating 130 other young people from 12 countries around the world to take the title. The program aims to encourage young people to pursue careers in the automotive industry, with students tasked with the design, building and testing miniature remote-controlled 4X4 vehicles and complete off-road challenges...


Mercedes-AMG GT recalled for drive shaft fault
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Mercedes-AMG GT recalled for drive shaft fault

A total of eight Mercedes-AMG GT vehicles have been recalled in Australia due to a fault related to the super sports car's drive shaft. According to the official recall notice on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s (ACCC) product safety recalls website, the Mercedes-AMG GT recall relates to a drive-shaft joint that risks coming loose, potentially resulting in “a loss of drive”...


Holden Cruze production to end October 7, ahead of new Astra debut
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Holden Cruze production to end October 7, ahead of new Astra debut

Australian production of the Holden Cruze will come to an end on Friday, October 7, the company has confirmed. Details of the plan were first made official in February this year, although the knowledge that Holden would be ending all Australian production by 2017 meant that was little doubt that the end was nearing for the Elizabeth-built small car...


Mazda and Isuzu announce ute deal
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Mazda and Isuzu announce ute deal

Mazda has announced that its next-generation BT-50 ute will be based on the next Isuzu D-Max, signalling a shift away from a long-running arrangement with Ford. The two Japanese companies today announced a “basic agreement” that will see Isuzu produce the next generation of Mazda utes, based on Isuzu’s pickup model...


Chinese company creates 'world’s first smartcar' with Roewe RX5 SUV
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Chinese company creates 'world’s first smartcar' with Roewe RX5 SUV

Chinese e-commerce and technology firm, Alibaba, has created what it claims to be the world’s first 'smartcar', complete with its own integrated operating system. Using the Chinese-market Saic Roewe RX5 compact SUV as its base, the Alibaba smartcar runs the company’s YunOS operating system, allowing it to automatically pay for fuel, parking, and tolls...


Skoda Kodiaq teased, initial details revealed
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Skoda Kodiaq teased, initial details revealed

Skoda has released initial details and a video of its upcoming Kodiaq large SUV, featuring a new surround camera system, claimed best-in-class luggage capacity, and the availability of seven seats...


2017 BMW 5 Series sedan and Touring wagon rendered
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2017 BMW 5 Series sedan and Touring wagon rendered

Speculative renderings of the next-generation BMW 5 Series sedan and Touring have surfaced online, offering a glimpse at what the luxury mid-sizer may look like when it makes its debut. Once again, Dutch artist Remco Meulendijk has created a set of renderings for both the 5 Series sedan and the 5 Series Touring wagon - likely based on the several prototypes that have been spied testing over the past year...


Bentley Bentayga v Bentley EXP 9F Concept: styling face-off
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Bentley Bentayga v Bentley EXP 9F Concept: styling face-off

As any model does, the all-new Bentley Bentayga has found its share of detractors when it comes to styling. But, the thing is, so did the bold and vaguely retro-futuristic EXP 9F concept that came before it. Indeed, back in 2012, reports out of Europe suggested that sources within Bentley had conceded that the EXP 9F's styling was "a little heavy-handed", moving the marque's designers to return to the drawing board...


Toyota Mirai hydrogen trio moves to Australia
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Toyota Mirai hydrogen trio moves to Australia

The hydrogen-fuelled Toyota Mirai is back in Australia once again, but even if its polarising styling sings to you, you won't be buying one. Just three examples of the Mirai have come to Australia - this time for a few years - with a focus both on exposing the company's local offices to the technology expected to power its future, and also to promote that same concept in the local market...


Jaguar Land Rover SVO planning new model offensive
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Jaguar Land Rover SVO planning new model offensive

Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) division is planning on ramping up output now that it has opened a new 20 million pound ($35 million) technical centre, which includes manufacturing facilities. The 20,000 square metre technical centre, which is located in Coventry in the UK, includes manufacturing and paint facilities, as well as a technical suite, and VIP commissioning and viewing areas...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 11: Open speed limits, pricey new NSX, Aston's new hypercar, Volvo S90/V90 driven, and much more

Welcome to episode 11 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined again by senior editor Mike Costello to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


'Real world' fuel figures released for 30 Peugeot, Citroen, DS models
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'Real world' fuel figures released for 30 Peugeot, Citroen, DS models

Groupe PSA - the parent company of the Peugeot, Citroen and DS brands - has expanded on a 'real world' fuel consumption analysis program first announced in October last year with fresh details on 30 of its core models. The company claims the move as the first large-scale cooperation between a car maker and an independent body for the analysis of listed fuel economy figures...