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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...


2016 Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Tiguan recalled for child lock fix
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2016 Volkswagen Golf, Polo, Tiguan recalled for child lock fix

Volkswagen is recalling 2325 vehicles from its 2016 Golf, Polo and Tiguan lines over concerns that the car’s child lock may not function correctly. The German car maker reports that the detent lever of the child lock can break, due to potential damage that may have occurred during the manufacturing process...


2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo sets Nurburgring record - video
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2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo sets Nurburgring record - video

On the heels of its global unveiling this week, a new performance record has been claimed by the new 2017 Porsche Panamera Turbo. According to Porsche, the big new Panamera - while still wrapped in light layers of pre-reveal camouflage - set the fastest time around the famed Nurburgring racetrack for a production sedan, with a time of seven minutes, 38 seconds...


Toyota 86 Initial D concept unveiled
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Toyota 86 Initial D concept unveiled

Given that the modern-day 86 is inspired by the AE86 Corolla of the early-to-mid 1980s, it's surprising that this is the first Toyota 86 Initial D concept to be officially commissioned by Toyota. Created by Toyota's UK arm, the concept is inspired by the car that starred in the Initial D manga comic books, which were published between 1995 and 2013, as well as the related 1998 animated television series...


Ricky Muir and AAAA draft Automotive Repair Code of Practice - UPDATE
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Ricky Muir and AAAA draft Automotive Repair Code of Practice - UPDATE

Update - A spokesperson from the Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce (VACC) recently commented on the issue, see article for details Leader of the Australian Motoring Enthusiast Party, Senator Ricky Muir, and the Australian Automotive Aftermarket Association (AAAA) have launched a draft for a mandatory code of conduct that is aimed at giving independent repairers access to technical service and repair data from manufacturers...


2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report
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2017 Citroen C3 WRC road special in the works - report

Yesterday the third-generation Citroen C3 was unveiled, and it has now appears as though Citroen is working on a road-going version of the 2017 C3-based WRC entrant. Xavier Peugeot, product director at Citroen, hinted to Autocar that the French brand is working on a street-legal derivative based on next year's World Rally Championship (WRC) competitor...


2017 Citroen C3 revealed, Australian debut "likely"
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2017 Citroen C3 revealed, Australian debut "likely"

Just hours after finding its way online through the leaky European press, the all-new 2017 Citroen C3 has now been unveiled. The new 2017 C3 hatch joins the likes of the Picasso twins and the still fresh C4 Cactus in playing to Citroen's new-generation styling themes, including a three-tier lighting design up front and a soft curvy design through the body...


2017 Maserati Levante pricing and specifications: $139,990 opening for first SUV offering
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2017 Maserati Levante pricing and specifications: $139,990 opening for first SUV offering

The all-new 2017 Maserati Levante has been unveiled in Australia for the first time, with its local debut accompanied by full pricing and specification details. The Italian car maker's first foray into the SUV market will be available in three versions, starting with the Levante Turbo Diesel from $139,990 before on-road costs, and both the Luxury and Sport variants from $159,990...


Open-wheel EV sets new 1.5-second 0-100km/h world record time
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Open-wheel EV sets new 1.5-second 0-100km/h world record time

Students from Switzerland's ETH Zurich university have successfully set a new 0-100km/h world record time for an electric car, completing the benchmark sprint in a mind-numbing 1.513 seconds...