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Hyundai taps star Bentley designer for Genesis styling
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Hyundai taps star Bentley designer for Genesis styling

Korean car maker Hyundai has recruited one of Bentley’s senior designers as its new vice president of styling. SangYup Lee had worked as the head of exterior and advanced design for the exclusive British marque since 2013. Before his stint with Bentley, Mr Lee worked at Volkswagen America’s Advanced Design Centre in California, as a senior designer for Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche and Lamborghini...


2016 Ram 3500, 2500 recalled by American Special Vehicles
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2016 Ram 3500, 2500 recalled by American Special Vehicles

Newly launched importer and conversion company, American Special Vehicles, is recalling 152 Ram 2500 and 3500 trucks over concerns a worn brake booster hose could cause the braking and steering systems to fail. The distributor reports that the high-pressure brake booster may wear over time, if it comes into contact with the sub-frame near the left engine mount...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for May 20

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk with Tegan Lawson. Each week we’ll bring you a video roundup of the stories that have been making headlines in both the automotive industry and Australia’s new-car market. What’s happened in the week ending May 20, 2016? Check out our video above, and see our links to the full stories below...


Google patents sticky bonnet that protects pedestrians
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Google patents sticky bonnet that protects pedestrians

Google has been awarded a US patent on a sticky bonnet that aims to protect pedestrians from injuries caused by a secondary impact. According to the patent filing, "injury to the pedestrian is often caused not only by the initial impact of the vehicle and the pedestrian, but also by the ensuing, secondary impact between the pedestrian and the road surface or other object"...


Genesis G70 set for 2016 debut according to leaked product roadmap
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Genesis G70 set for 2016 debut according to leaked product roadmap

A leaked product roadmap published overnight claims that the BMW 3 Series-class Genesis G70 will be unveiled in 2016. The page, which seems to be from a presentation booklet, was published by The Korean Car Blog, but it's not clear how or where the website obtained the roadmap...


2016 Ford Transit 12-seat bus pricing and specifications
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2016 Ford Transit 12-seat bus pricing and specifications

The 2016 Ford Transit range has expanded in Australia this week with the addition of a 12-seater bus variant targeted at businesses, schools, sport clubs and government departments. Behind the three standard seats in the front, the new Ford Transit 410L LWD adds nine more seats in a 2-3-4 configuration over its regular mid-roofed van counterpart...


2013 Holden Trax recalled for wiring issue
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2013 Holden Trax recalled for wiring issue

Holden is recalling six vehicles from its 2013-model year ‘TJ’ Trax SUV line over concerns that loose wiring could affect the car’s steering. The car maker reports that, due to a manufacturing fault, an electrical wiring harness connector may not be completely secured to the steering column...


Victorian UberX driver's court win paves way for legalisation
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Victorian UberX driver's court win paves way for legalisation

Nathan Brenner, a 'driver-partner' with the disruptive ride-sharing company Uber, has won a landmark case that effectively legalises the service in Victoria. Brenner was fined $900 last year by the Victorian Taxi Services Commission for "operating without accreditation"...


Australian Greens propose free rego for EV buyers
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Australian Greens propose free rego for EV buyers

The Australian Greens have proposed a range of policies to hasten the take-up of electric vehicles, including five-years free registration, more public charging infrastructure, incentives for big fleets to buy EVs, and part-funding a domestic EV industry...


Australia's National Motor Museum launching video game exhibition
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Australia's National Motor Museum launching video game exhibition

The National Motor Museum in South Australia will pay homage to our favourite motor racing games as part of a new exhibition that will explore the relationship between video games and motor culture. The exhibition, ‘REVolution: where pixels meet motors - an interactive history of video gaming and motor cultur', is thanks to a $125,000 grant...


Android Auto will soon skip the need for an in-car display
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Android Auto will soon skip the need for an in-car display

During the annual Google I/O developers conference, the search giant announced that Android Auto will gain some new features, including the ability to operate without a compatible infotainment head unit. Until now, Android Auto boasted a similar feature set to Apple CarPlay, with both technologies allowing their respective smartphone operating systems to present a mirrored but significantly simplified interface on a vehicle's compatible display...


Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith: final edition takes assembly line with it
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Rolls-Royce Phantom Zenith: final edition takes assembly line with it

The Rolls-Royce Phantom coupe and Drophead, two of the most luxurious and exclusive cars in the world, are being given a noble send-off before the seventh generation ceases production. The Zenith collection, announced earlier this year, celebrates one of the automotive world’s most iconic luxury cars, combining bespoke touches with an engraved piece of metal plucked from the Phantom’s actual assembly line in Goodwood, England...


Honda Australia expects 50,000 sales in 2017
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Honda Australia expects 50,000 sales in 2017

Honda Australia expects to have its sales back up to 50,000 per year by the end of 2017, thanks in part to the introduction of the new Civic sedan and hatch. Sales of Honda vehicles are down 4.1 percent year-to-date, compared to 2015, with April in particular seeing the company fall 17.7 percent below its performance in April last year...


Suzuki admits to using incorrect fuel economy procedure in Japan
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Suzuki admits to using incorrect fuel economy procedure in Japan

Suzuki has announced that it used improper and illegal techniques in determining the official fuel consumption figures for vehicles on sale in Japan. As part of an internal investigation launched after the Mitsubishi fuel economy scandal broke, Suzuki discovered "some discrepancies were found in the automobile emission and fuel efficiency testing process between the regulation by MLIT and the actual method carried out by Suzuki"...


2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spied inside and out
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe spied inside and out

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class coupe has been spotted again by our spy team. Not only is this prototype revealing more of its true self, our photographers have also managed to nab pictures of the coupe's interior. Unlike earlier test mules, which were spotted frolicking around in the Swedish snow, this car has shed all of its false body panels, including its 6 Series-style whale tail disguise...