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2015-16 Ford Transit recalled in US for airbag fault, Australian models not affected
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2015-16 Ford Transit recalled in US for airbag fault, Australian models not affected

Ford’s home office has recalled over 37,000 examples of its 2015-16 Transit vans for an issue with the side curtain airbags. The affected vans were manufactured between March 12, 2014 and March 18, 2016, all specified with low roofs. The manufacturer reports that due to an error in the assembly process, the side curtain airbag may not deploy with the proper trajectory, as a result of being folded and packaged incorrectly...


US Govt unveils 20kW EV wireless charging system
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US Govt unveils 20kW EV wireless charging system

The US Department of Energy has created a 20-kilowatt wireless charging system for electric vehicles (EVs), in an attempt to address ‘range anxiety’ in potential buyers...


New Peugeot i-Cockpit infotainment system surfaces online
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New Peugeot i-Cockpit infotainment system surfaces online

A set of images that preview what looks to be the next generation of Peugeot’s i-Cockpit infotainment system has surfaced online, offering a look at what will likely be the new 3008 SUV’s interior. The images, made up of two leaked marketing shots and a collection of close-up spy photos that appeared in the Chinese press over the weekend, reveal a new dashtop screen and an expansive display in place of the conventional instrument cluster...


2018 Volkswagen Touareg preview bound for Beijing motor show
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2018 Volkswagen Touareg preview bound for Beijing motor show

Next week’s Beijing motor show will play host to a new concept that will likely, although not officially, hint at the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Touareg. Volkswagen has not offered any details on whether this concept will head to production, but, with the current Touareg due for replacement within the next 12 to 18 months, next week’s show car would seem a clear preview...


China's Zotye rolling out Porsche Macan knockoff
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China's Zotye rolling out Porsche Macan knockoff

The all-new Zotye SR8 has been spied this week, but you'd be forgiven for feeling like you've seen it before. If you thought you were looking at a Porsche Macan, you wouldn't be alone. And, despite the glaring similarities, the Chinese car maker’s SUV will make its market debut at this month’s Beijing motor show...


2016 Ward's 10 Best Interiors list dominated by luxury models
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2016 Ward's 10 Best Interiors list dominated by luxury models

In this year's list of the 10 best interiors, the gongs are dominated by vehicles from luxury marques. For sixth year running, Ward's Auto has evaluated, over a two month period, the interiors of new and substantially updated vehicles released in the US over the past year. All up, the industry magazine shortlisted 47 interiors for this year's awards, with seven of the top 10 spots hailing from luxury marques...


Land Rover Reborn program open to Australian buyers
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Land Rover Reborn program open to Australian buyers

The recently-announced Land Rover Reborn program will be open to Australian buyers - but the stunningly restored early model Land Rover Series and Defender models that will be sold will cost a pretty penny. Last week the brand showed the first of its Land Rover Reborn models in the form of a Series I Land Rover, and there was an intended production number of 25 vehicles announced at that time, too...


2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 unveiled
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2017 Aston Martin Vantage GT8 unveiled

The just revealed Aston Martin Vantage GT8 is claimed to be the lightest and meanest V8 Vantage model yet. Under the bonnet the company's 4.7-litre V8 has been retuned to deliver 328kW of power, which is 8kW more than the V8 Vantage GT. Torque output is unchanged at 490Nm...


Mazda 'RX-9' still on the production backburner
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Mazda 'RX-9' still on the production backburner

The Mazda RX-Vision concept that stole the Tokyo motor show last November remains on the production slow-burn, with plans to make it for the road seemingly still in their infancy. The gorgeous RX-Vision concept captured minds and hearts alike when it premiered six-months ago, while it also gave a glimpse at where Mazda was at with the rotary engine — its spiritual hallmark...


Mazda won't challenge Toyota for top spot on Australian sales charts
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Mazda won't challenge Toyota for top spot on Australian sales charts

Australia’s second-most popular new vehicle brand, Mazda, says it is unrealistic to imagine it could overtake market leader Toyota and take the top spot. Over the course of 2016 to date, Mazda Australia has sold 30,449 new vehicles, up 7.7 per cent. Toyota is down 5.1 per cent over the same period, though remains well ahead on 46,493...


Koenigsegg to contest Nurburgring record with One:1 hypercar
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Koenigsegg to contest Nurburgring record with One:1 hypercar

Koenigsegg has confirmed plans to make a new attempt on the production-car lap record at the Nurburgring - but not just yet. This isn’t the first time Koenigsegg has wanted to take its 1014Kw One:1 hypercar around the famous track in an attempt to dethrone the current record holder, the Porsche 918 Spyder...


Art and cars: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE racers get bespoke badging
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Art and cars: Aston Martin V8 Vantage GTE racers get bespoke badging

Aston Martin has revealed a selection of bespoke badges for the V8 Vantage GTEs entered in the upcoming World Endurance Championship. A different badge will adorn the three vehicles for each round of the premier endurance series. Beginning at the upcoming six-hour held at Silverstone, the GTEs will carry a Union Jac-inspired badge before receiving different designs to commemorate the following eight rounds, including the marquee event, the 24 Hours of Le Mans...


Mazda ponders becoming a Japanese alternative to premium Euros
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Mazda ponders becoming a Japanese alternative to premium Euros

With German premium brands racing to make their pricing more accessible to the masses, an opportunity exists for Mazda to meet them head-on and establish itself as a genuine, proudly Japanese luxury alternative. This is an idea espoused this morning by Mazda Corporation’s visiting global director and senior managing executive officer, Yuji Nakemine, who spoke today at the opening of Mazda Australia’s sprawling and glamorous new headquarters...


Mazda Australia's swanky new headquarters with collection of classics opens
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Mazda Australia's swanky new headquarters with collection of classics opens

Constant sales growth for well over a decade has paid off for Mazda Australia, with the company today staging the opening ceremony for its glamorous new purpose-built headquarters in Melbourne. Australia’s top full importer, and the second top-selling car brand overall behind Toyota, has been operating (and steadily bursting out of) a now-pokey building down the road from this new site since 2001...


Datsun Redi-Go, Fiat Mobi SUVs revealed for emerging markets
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Datsun Redi-Go, Fiat Mobi SUVs revealed for emerging markets

Budget-focused Nissan offshoot Datsun has unveiled its fifth new model, launching the Redi-Go in India overnight. At the same time, Italian car maker Fiat has revealed a new offering with the same focus on ‘emerging’ markets, dubbed Mobi. Both models will play in the same compact SUV segment as Renault’s recent Kwid, which in fact uses the same CMF-A (Common Module Family) platform that underpins the new Datsun...