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Ssangyong planning three new cars, Rexton rumoured for Paris show - report
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Ssangyong planning three new cars, Rexton rumoured for Paris show - report

Ssangyong is reportedly planning to release a new ute, and next-generation versions of the Rexton and Korando in the next three years. According to Autocar, Ssangyong will preview the next-generation Rexton SUV via a concept car, which will make its debut at the 2016 Paris motor show that takes place at the beginning of October...


2016 Tesla Model S 60: new entry-level variant announced
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2016 Tesla Model S 60: new entry-level variant announced

Tesla Motors has announced a new model for its electric Model S lineup, with the Model S 60 carving a sharp $100,800 (plus on-road costs) entry level price in the range. Powered by the same electric motor fitted to the Model S 70, the Model S 60 has a software-limited 75kWh battery pack that offers a new reduced range of 400km...


Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts
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Mercedes-AMG 2.0-litre, 4.0-litre engines have potential for big power boosts

The four- and eight-cylinder engines in the Mercedes-AMG family have great potential for more power and torque if the need arises, the company claims. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet in Italy this week, the head of Mercedes-AMG Engine development, Janko Wicke, confirmed that both the four-cylinder and new V8 engines have significant potential for more power, if the market demands it...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for steering issue
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SLK recalled for steering issue

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall notice for 28 vehicles in its SLK roadster range. According to the German car maker, affected vehicles may have been fitted with incorrectly-sized nuts on the rear-axle tie rods during production. This may cause the nuts to loosen, affecting the steering characteristics of the car and potentially leading to an accident...


Volkswagen gets further 'dieselgate' fix approval in Germany
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Volkswagen gets further 'dieselgate' fix approval in Germany

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved fixes for around 1.9 million Volkswagen, Audi and Seat diesel vehicles fitted with an emissions testing defeat device. Overnight, the German government approved a fix that covers 1.1 million 2.0-litre EA189 turbo-diesel engines used in the Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Caddy and Tiguan, as well as the Audi A4, A5, A6 and Q5, and Seat Exeo...


2013 Nissan Pathfinder recalled for stop-lamp switch issue
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2013 Nissan Pathfinder recalled for stop-lamp switch issue

Nissan Australia is recalling three examples of its current-generation R52 Pathfinder SUV after it was discovered the vehicle’s stop-lamp switch may have been installed incorrectly during assembly. The car maker reports that the stop-lamp switch in affected vehicles may become faulty over time, which could cause the stop lights to remain illuminated even if the brakes are not applied...


McLaren 675LT Spider gets Special Operations treatment with carbon-fibre overhaul
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McLaren 675LT Spider gets Special Operations treatment with carbon-fibre overhaul

British supercar marque McLaren has revealed a limited-edition variant of its new 675LT. Dubbed the MSO Carbon Series LT, the car was brought to life by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) and is cloaked almost completely in high-gloss carbon-fibre. Based on the 675LT Spider, MSO's special has had an additional 40 per cent of its bodywork replaced with the high-strength lightweight material...


Mercedes-Benz to reveal all-electric SUV concept in Paris - report
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Mercedes-Benz to reveal all-electric SUV concept in Paris - report

German luxury marque Mercedes-Benz is planning to unveil a new electric SUV concept at this year’s Paris motor show, according to a new report out of the UK. According to Autocar, the new electrified show car will preview an upcoming production EV, which is expected to debut in the form an SUV that would go head-to-head with the Tesla Model X...


2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed
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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet: Australian line-up confirmed

The all-new 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet will be offered in two standard and two powered-up AMG forms when it hits Australia in November. The first-ever C-Class Cabriolet will be a sportier and more youthful option, alongside the long-running E-Class Cabriolet badge - which will soon also debut in a new-generation form...


NSW ‘driving towards zero’ campaign to trial in-ground traffic lights
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NSW ‘driving towards zero’ campaign to trial in-ground traffic lights

New South Wales’ deputy premier Troy Grant and minister for roads Duncan Gay have launched a new ‘Towards Zero’ campaign aimed at combating the human element of the state’s road toll - one being distracted pedestrians. With a year-to-date road toll of 177 - up from 142 for the same period in 2015 - the NSW government is investing millions of dollars in targeted initiatives to address issues such as speeding, phone-distracted pedestrians and road signage...


Jannarelly Design-1 retro roadster unveiled
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Jannarelly Design-1 retro roadster unveiled

The two-seat Jannarelly Design-1, a retro Shelby Cobra-style roadster, has made its public debut at an event in Dubai. The Dubai-based boutique car maker launched its first car overnight after initial design sketches were published at the end of 2015. Under the bonnet there's a naturally aspirated 3.5-litre V6 with 227kW of power and 371Nm of torque...


2017 Citroen C3 spied
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2017 Citroen C3 spied

The third-generation Citroen C3 has been spied for the first time undergoing testing on public roads in Europe. Like the C4 Picasso, C4 Cactus and Jeep Cherokee, the new C3 will feature a two-part headlamp treatment, with a slimline upper portion featuring LED driving lights, and a larger lower unit housing the main and high beam lights...


Toyota retains brand value crown, Tesla enters top 10, Volkswagen drops out
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Toyota retains brand value crown, Tesla enters top 10, Volkswagen drops out

Toyota is still on top, BMW is still second and Mercedes-Benz is still third in the latest top-10 list for brand value in the global automotive market as calculated annually by research group Millward Brown. Each year, the BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands study lists values for the world’s biggest companies...


Ferrari recall numbers rise as Takata airbag fault expands: 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, FF affected locally
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Ferrari recall numbers rise as Takata airbag fault expands: 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, FF affected locally

A total of 359 Ferrari vehicles built between 2009 and 2011 have been recalled in Australia due to concerns related to a Takata-sourced component associated with the cars' front passenger-side airbag. Affecting the Ferrari 458 Italia, 458 Spider, California, and FF, the recall relates specifically to the front passenger-side airbag inflator...


Toyota Supra trademark expands to Europe and beyond
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Toyota Supra trademark expands to Europe and beyond

Japanese car maker Toyota has given fans of its iconic Supra sports car new cause for excitement this week, after it applied to trademark the car’s name in a number of countries. The manufacturer has applied for the rights to the name ‘Toyota Supra’ in Europe, along with the rights to ‘Supra’ in New Zealand and the Philippines...