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2014 Ssangyong Stavic recalled for front shock absorber fix
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2014 Ssangyong Stavic recalled for front shock absorber fix

The 2014 Ssangyong Stavic has been recalled by local distributor Ateco Automotive, over concerns 113 vehicles could be fitted with faulty front shock absorbers. According to the notice issued this week, affected vehicles could have shock absorbers that become damaged if driven in specific "extreme" conditions for extended periods of time...


2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch
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2017 Toyota C-HR: Australian range detailed further, ahead of first-quarter launch

More Australia details for the 2017 Toyota C-HR range have been revealed ahead of the little SUV's launch in the first quarter of next year, thanks to a brochure on the company's Australian website. A two-tier range will be offered in Australia, and it seems both will be highly specified and offer several exterior personalisation options...


Mazda reveals two MX-5 specials for Tokyo Auto Salon
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Mazda reveals two MX-5 specials for Tokyo Auto Salon

Another pair of special Mazda MX-5 show cars have been revealed ahead of their debut at the Tokyo Auto Salon in January. First of the two roadsters is the MX-5 RF Custom Style (above), which appears to be based on the MX-5 RF RS that is already on sale in Japan...


2017 Lamborghini Aventador S revealed, Australian pricing confirmed: Facelifted hero gets more power, four-wheel steering
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S revealed, Australian pricing confirmed: Facelifted hero gets more power, four-wheel steering

The updated Lamborghini Aventador S has been unveiled, and it sports the first four-wheel steering system for a series production vehicle from the house of the rampaging bull. The new model replaces the current LP700-4 as the core offering in the Aventador line. Behind the driver and passenger is the company's naturally aspirated dry-sump 6...


Self-driving Chrysler Pacifica revealed by Google's Waymo and FCA
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Self-driving Chrysler Pacifica revealed by Google's Waymo and FCA

The autonomous Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid developed by Waymo, Google's self-driving car division, and Fiat Chrysler (FCA) has been revealed. These first images of the new autonomous Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, released overnight, come just over seven months after Google and FCA announced that they would team up to develop a fleet of 100 self-driving vehicles for the search giant's on-going research and development...


2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter
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2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter

The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been detailed in European form ahead of its expected launch in Australia in the second quarter of 2017. Joining the core range in Europe just weeks after the March launch, the 530e is the latest model in BMW's iPerformance PHEV range, which already includes the 330e, 740e and 740Le, X5 xDrive40e, along with the China-only X1 xDrive25Le...


2017 Land Rover Discovery pricing revealed: UPDATE - pricing starts from $65,960
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2017 Land Rover Discovery pricing revealed: UPDATE - pricing starts from $65,960

Pricing for the 2017 Land Rover Discovery range has been revealed, and the British brand will hit out hard with its new off-roader starting from just $65,960 plus on-road costs based on prices seen by CarAdvice. Update: An earlier version of this story stated different pricing to that seen herein. This has since been clarified by Land Rover Australia...


Subaru's EyeSight collision-avoidance tech is now in a million cars
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Subaru's EyeSight collision-avoidance tech is now in a million cars

Japan’s relative car-making minnow Subaru has now sold more than one million cars with the EyeSight suite of driver-assist safety features. The seven-figure tally was reached eight years and seven months after it launched domestically, and stands Subaru in good stead as we enter the autonomous vehicle age...


Riding shotgun with Porsche 356 racer, Ron Goodman
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Riding shotgun with Porsche 356 racer, Ron Goodman

If you have had the chance to ride in your ultimate dream car, you will know the thrill and joy will never leave you. Well, my time came at MotorWorld Sydney recently, and I still have a grin from ear to ear. Australian vintage racing driver, Ron Goodman, made an appearance at the festival with his huge truck that carried a line-up of classic Porsches...


Toyota C-HR gets the TRD treatment
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Toyota C-HR gets the TRD treatment

The all-new Toyota C-HR small SUV may already have striking styling, but a new range of equipment from the Japanese company's in-house teams at Toyota Racing Development (TRD) and Modellista sees the C-HR go next-level JDM. There are two distinct new styling packs for the Toyota C-HR, each with its own specific finishes and details to give two very different impressions on the road...


Ford Everest reclassified from passenger vehicle to four-wheel drive: MA to MC confirmed after owner backlash
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Ford Everest reclassified from passenger vehicle to four-wheel drive: MA to MC confirmed after owner backlash

Ford Australia has listened to its customers and reclassified four-wheel drive versions of the Ford Everest from MA (passenger vehicle) to MC (off-road passenger vehicle), following substantial owner backlash over its off-road bona fides...


2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden
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2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante spied in Sweden

The 2018 Aston Martin DB11 Volante has been spied during cold weather testing on the snowy roads of Sweden. Despite being previewed in September by the "lightly-disguised engineering car" that appears to be the same vehicle in the images, the drop-top supercar isn't scheduled for release until the European spring in 2018...


Toyota open to selling engine, drivetrain technology to competitors
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Toyota open to selling engine, drivetrain technology to competitors

Toyota is open to having its drivetrain technology and components sold to rivals, although when this will begin happening is unclear. Last week Toyota launched its next generation of transmissions, hybrid drivetrains, and Dynamic Force engines, which will begin showing up in production vehicles from next year, possibly starting with the new Camry...


Mercedes-Benz to collect autonomous driving data in Australia from 2017
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Mercedes-Benz to collect autonomous driving data in Australia from 2017

Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, will deploy a team of engineers to Australia in 2017 to begin collecting data for the advancement of its autonomous driving technologies, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice this week, Mercedes-Benz Australia communications manager Jerry Stamoulis said that the work will focus on 'real-world' hands-on driving, using our unique mix of road conditions to improve the technology's capabilities...


Victoria confirms 'highly autonomous vehicle' test plans for early 2017
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Victoria confirms 'highly autonomous vehicle' test plans for early 2017

Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has confirmed it will investigate potential regulatory changes to accommodate "highly autonomous" vehicles on the state's roads. The study will include testing on open public roads early next year, all forming part of the government's Future Directions Paper, currently in the consultation phase...