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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster teased ahead of Paris debut
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster teased ahead of Paris debut

A teaser video for the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster has been released prior to its unveiling at end of the month at the Paris motor show. Thanks to two sets of spy photographs — one professional high resolution collection, and an earlier low resolution smartphone set — we already have a very good idea of the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster looks like with its fabric roof raised...


2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number vehicles affected by this recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 33,655 of its BT-50 dual cab utes sold between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the rear seatbacks could unlock when braking. The manufacturer reports the end of the return spring for the rear folding seat back latch could break, causing the mechanism to malfunction...


Mazda 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix: 237,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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Mazda 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix: 237,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number of vehicles affected by the recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 237,000 vehicles from its popular 3 hatch, 6 wagon, CX-3 and CX-5 SUV lines over concerns the tailgate struts could break...


Why every car's ride and handling matters
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Why every car's ride and handling matters

Rarely does a week go by when someone doesn’t politely suggest that car reviewers might be a little too focused on a car’s ride and handling. Yes, a sports car has to steer like it's on rails and a luxury car needs to feel plush, but why does the suspension and steering tune matter so much on an A-to-B buzzbox? Surely it’s cabin space and layout, infotainment, fuel economy and running costs that are more important to most buyers, right? Aren’t we in journo Lala Land remiss to focus our attention elsewhere? Yes and no...


SsangYong to preview new Rexton in Paris with LIV-2 concept
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SsangYong to preview new Rexton in Paris with LIV-2 concept

Korean car maker SsangYong is preparing to unveil yet another SUV concept, this time in the form of the LIV-2 destined for next month's Paris motor show. Expected to preview the next-generation Rexton, the LIV-2 concept will join the SIV, XLV, XIV, SIV and a near endless list of other earlier SsangYong show cars, in forecasting the company's evolving look...


2017 Mini Countryman spied with less camouflage
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2017 Mini Countryman spied with less camouflage

The second-generation Mini Countryman has been spied in Germany ahead of its debut, most likely at the Paris motor show at the end of the month. These latest photos show a prototype wearing a little less camouflage than the development vehicle spotted in the snow in January, and the John Cooper Works model spied in April...


Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium petrol engines, new eight-speed DCT announced
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Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium petrol engines, new eight-speed DCT announced

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has expanded its modular ‘Ingenium’ engine family this week, with the new 2.0-litre petrol powerplant now in production at the company’s Engine Manufacturing Centre in the UK. Part of JLR’s low-emissions strategy, the new 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine will replace the current Ford-sourced unit of the same displacement...


Ford announces shuttle service, bike-sharing program in San Francisco: Melbourne could be next
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Ford announces shuttle service, bike-sharing program in San Francisco: Melbourne could be next

Ford is partnering up with major global cities, starting with San Francisco in the US, on a new program to combat congestion and help take the stress out of the daily commute. This week the company announced its acquisition of Chariot, a San Francisco-based crowd-sourced shuttle service, along with its partnership with bike-sharing service Motivate to expand transportation solutions in city centres...


Nissan Navara SUV: Ford Everest rival spied in production body
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Nissan Navara SUV: Ford Everest rival spied in production body

Nissan’s answer to rugged SUVs such as the Ford Everest and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is edging closer to production, as these new spy images of a development car show. The incoming Nissan Navara wagon spin-off, which will also tackle the Toyota Fortuner, Isuzu MU-X and Holden/Chevrolet Trailblazer, is expected to be available with both five-seat and seven-seat configurations and to premiere in 2017...


2018 Toyota Camry face teased with new NASCAR racer
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2018 Toyota Camry face teased with new NASCAR racer

The design of the nose of the next-generation and fully-imported Toyota Camry has potentially been leaked online. The photo you see here was posted on Instagram by user luke_hewa_dennyhamlinfan101, and publicised on the VW Vortex forums, and seems to have been snapped at a closed-door NASCAR event...


Foton Tunland with Carryboy Tradesman body units hit the road
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Foton Tunland with Carryboy Tradesman body units hit the road

The Foton Tunland ute can now be ordered with a full Carryboy Tradesman body unit, potentially making the Chinese light commercial more appealing to those after a cheap workhorse. Designed specifically to be fitted to the Tunland single and dual-cab chassis variants, the Carryboy body unit combines the accessibility of a drop-side tray with the security and weatherproofing of a canopy...


2017 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs: More equipment and safety for updated SUV - UPDATE
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2017 Toyota RAV4 pricing and specs: More equipment and safety for updated SUV - UPDATE

Local pricing and specifications for the updated 2017 Toyota RAV4 range have been revealed, bringing extra safety and personalisation options for the long-running nameplate, along with boosted equipment levels...


Ford Asia Pacific sales pass the million-mark after record August
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Ford Asia Pacific sales pass the million-mark after record August

Ford sales in the Asia Pacific region, which includes Australia, are flying at a rate of knots following a record-setting August. Sales in the Asia Pacific ticked over the one million unit mark in August, a month ahead of last year’s pace. The 126,834 vehicles sold in our region in August equated to growth of 22 per cent year-on-year, and a 4...


2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift revealed for America, "indicative" of Australian look - UPDATE
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2017 Nissan X-Trail facelift revealed for America, "indicative" of Australian look - UPDATE

UPDATE: the X-Trail's styling update has now been confirmed for Australia. See details at bottom of article. The updated 2017 Nissan X-Trail has been revealed this week, unveiled in the US where it is known as the Rogue. The revised SUV features the bold and broad new version of the company's corporate V-motion grille, as well as revised headlights, new front and rear bumpers, and revised tail-light graphics...


Renault to launch Alpine coupe in Australia priced around $75k
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Renault to launch Alpine coupe in Australia priced around $75k

Renault Australia is steadily gearing up to launch the eagerly awaited Alpine sports car brand here in 2018, likely priced just under the conceptually similar Alfa Romeo 4C. The lightweight and likely mid-engined two-seater is creeping ever closer to production, slated to begin in 2017 in Dieppe, France, alongside the Clio RS...