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Toyota adds child dummies to virtual crash testing
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Toyota adds child dummies to virtual crash testing

Toyota has taken the next step in its simulated crash testing procedures, expanding its family of virtual crash-test dummies to include children. The crash-test software, known as Total Human Model for Safety (THUMS), maps and simulates injuries sustained by human bodies during a collision...


2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volkswagen Tiguan earn five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings
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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volkswagen Tiguan earn five-star Euro NCAP safety ratings

Euro NCAP, the European partner to the local Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), has given the new Alfa Romeo Giulia and Volkswagen Tiguan the maximum five-star safety rating. These scores suggest similar ratings could be on the cards for Australia. Both vehicles were praised for their superior standard safety equipment that is fitted as standard throughout Europe, including autonomous emergency braking (AEB)...


2017 Volkswagen Tiguan XL spied in China
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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan XL spied in China

The lengthened, seven-seat Volkswagen Tiguan XL has been photographed in production trim in China. These low resolution photos, which we found on Auto Sina, feature undisguised versions of the Tiguan XL and were reportedly taken at one of Shanghai Volkswagen's factories. As we can see in these images, the XL features a longer rear overhang to accommodate a third row of seats...


Tesla Model S driver killed while using Autopilot, reportedly watching movie - UPDATED
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Tesla Model S driver killed while using Autopilot, reportedly watching movie - UPDATED

An American man has been killed while his Tesla Model S was driving itself in the semi-autonomous Autopilot mode. According to Reuters, the incident took place on May 7 near Williston, Florida, and is currently being investigated by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)...


2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag fix
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2007-2016 Jeep Wrangler recalled for airbag fix

Jeep has issued a recall for its ‘JK’ Wrangler off-roaders built between 2007 and 2016, over concerns that dust entering the vehicle’s clock spring could cause airbag failure. The manufacturer reports that the clock spring in the steering wheel could collect large amounts of dust if the vehicle is subjected to extremely dusty environments...


Mercedes-Benz patents water-cooled tyre system
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Mercedes-Benz patents water-cooled tyre system

German car maker Mercedes-Benz has submitted an interesting patent application to the UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO), that details a water-cooled tyre system. The patent, which is dated June 22, 2016, is described as a “vehicle with [a] reservoir for storing fluid to be applied to a tyre”...


2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 will be all-wheel-drive only
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2017 Mercedes-AMG E63 will be all-wheel-drive only

The next-generation Mercedes-AMG E63 will be offered solely in all-wheel-drive. Tobias Moers, head of AMG, told Top Gear about the upcoming Mercedes-AMG E63, stating: "It’s going to be four-wheel-drive. Only." The current E63 is offered in both rear- and all-wheel-drive formats in certain markets. According Moers, in Germany 90 percent of buyers opted for the all paw version...


2017 Toyota Tarago facelift due in the coming months
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2017 Toyota Tarago facelift due in the coming months

The Japanese version of the Toyota Tarago has been given a significant facelift, and we've learnt that it will be available in Australia before the end of the year. An updated version of the people mover, which has been in production since 2006, debuted last month in Japan...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report
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2016 Goodwood Festival Of Speed report

When it comes to a concentrated snapshot of mankind's four-wheeled achievements, the Goodwood Festival Of Speed takes some beating. If your blood runs high on octane, it should be at the sharp end of your personal bucket list. If you're not yet the gearhead, the FoS, as it nicknames itself, will almost certainly convert you...


2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seater on sale in Australia
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2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport seven-seater on sale in Australia

The 2016 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport has been updated this week, finally adding a seven-seat option to the family off-roader's range. Confirming our exclusive report, the updated Pajero Sport now features a seven-seat layout in high-spec grades. Customers wanting seven seats will need to opt for the mid-range GLS variant or top-spec Exceed, as the base GLX remains a five-seat-only proposition...


Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h recalled for curtain airbag fix
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Toyota Prius and Lexus CT 200h recalled for curtain airbag fix

The previous-generation Toyota Prius and closely-related Lexus CT 200h are being recalled over concerns that the inflators of the curtain airbags could enter the vehicle’s cabin. The issue is confirmed to not be related to the huge global Takata airbag recall. Toyota reports that the curtain shield airbag inflators in the roof rails are comprised of two chambers that are welded together...


2017 Renault Alaskan unveiled, Australian arm keen for local launch
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2017 Renault Alaskan unveiled, Australian arm keen for local launch

The new Renault Alaskan ute was unveiled overnight prior to going on sale in Colombia and the rest of Latin America. Based on the Nissan NP300 Navara, the Alaskan features new styling up front and the option of a twin-turbo diesel engine in some markets...


Mitsubishi Australia recalls 430,000 vehicles: Colt, Challenger, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Pajero, Triton affected
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Mitsubishi Australia recalls 430,000 vehicles: Colt, Challenger, i-MiEV, Lancer, Outlander, Pajero, Triton affected

Mitsubishi has issued a number of recalls for several of its models built between 2009-2016, citing various reasons. In total, 429,981 vehicles are affected in the recall, with faults related to electrics, power steering, electric motors and fuel tanks...


McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record
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McLaren P1 LM special sets new Goodwood Festival of Speed road-car record

The ultra-fast, ultra-new, and ultra-rare McLaren P1 LM has set a new record time for a road-legal car to negotiate the world-famous hillclimb at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. A road-going version of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR, the Lanzante-developed P1 LM reached the top of the 1...