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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 to be recalled in Australia for gear-selector software changes
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 to be recalled in Australia for gear-selector software changes

The Australian arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has confirmed it will recall 47,451 examples of its Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300, over concerns that visual and audio alerts for the 'Park' gear may be insufficient. The announcement, posted in its entirety below, follows earlier confirmation of a wider global recall...


2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied
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2018 Aston Martin Vantage spied

The next-generation Aston Martin Vantage has been spied on and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. It's hard to get a good handle on the overall design direction for the new Vantage as the front and rear ends are covered by false body panels, but, if the DB11 is any guide, expect it to feature sharper body surfacing than today's car...


NEVS brand launched, bid to revive Saab abandoned
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NEVS brand launched, bid to revive Saab abandoned

New Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) has officially conceded defeat in its battle to regain rights to the Saab name for use on its cars. Overnight, the Chinese-backed car maker announced that from 2017 it will begin producing vehicles based on the Saab 9-3 platform, including an electric vehicle. Mattias Bergman, president of NEVS, tried to paint this latest news in a positive light...


2017 Skoda Yeti spied
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2017 Skoda Yeti spied

The second-generation Skoda Yeti has been spied undergoing evaluation on public roads. While the current Yeti shares its parts with many vehicles throughout the Volkswagen Group, stylistically it's very much its own thing. The new one though, clearly shares more than its mechanical package with new Volkswagen Tiguan...


2016 BMW 330i and 430i Gran Coupe 100 Year Editions on sale in Australia
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2016 BMW 330i and 430i Gran Coupe 100 Year Editions on sale in Australia

BMW's ongoing celebrations of its 100-year history is expanding into the Australian market with the launch of two special editions: the 330i 100 Year Edition and the 430i 100 Year Edition. Adding between $9000 and $13,000 in additional equipment, the 330i and 430i Gran Coupe special editions include the addition of various BMW Individual selections as standard...


Alfa Romeo full-size sedan due in 2018 - report
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Alfa Romeo full-size sedan due in 2018 - report

Alfa Romeo is working on a large sedan to rival the likes of the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, according to a new report out of the UK. Sitting above the Giulia sedan in the company’s line-up, the new 5 Series rival will likely share its rear-wheel-drive platform with its smaller sibling...


Nissan Juke and Qashqai to gain EV options, Leaf to go beyond 300km - report
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Nissan Juke and Qashqai to gain EV options, Leaf to go beyond 300km - report

The future generations of Nissan’s SUV models such as the Qashqai and Juke are set to offer full-electric powertrain options, according to a new report out of the UK. With the company having already outlined its plans for ‘Intelligent Mobility’ - which foresees a connected network of zero-emissions vehicles that power and communicate with our offices and homes - it seems the Japanese car maker is taking the first steps to realising its vision...


2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing revealed for Australia
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2016 Mazda CX-9 pricing revealed for Australia

Australian pricing for the all-new 2016 Mazda CX-9 has been made official at last, after having first been revealed to the world in November last year. Local sales will begin in July. Mazda Australia released a first taster of local details for its new-generation seven-seat SUV in April this year, which was followed by a second helping in May...


Maserati Alfieri EV could be on sale in 2019
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Maserati Alfieri EV could be on sale in 2019

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat Chrysler (FCA), has said that an electric version of the Maserati Alfieri could be launched in 2019. He told Bloomberg that the electric Alfieri coupe won't be launched before the company's current five-year plan expires in 2018 and won't occur until after he retires as FCA's CEO in 2019...


Volkswagen Group to axe 40 models - report
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Volkswagen Group to axe 40 models - report

The Volkswagen Group will reportedly axe around 40 models to cut costs and make way for an electric vehicle onslaught. Sources within Volkswagen told German newspaper Handelsblatt that the automaker will cut a total of around 40 models from its mainstream Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda marques...


Honda NSX-based EV Concept to race in 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
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Honda NSX-based EV Concept to race in 2016 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

An electric race car based on the second-generation Honda NSX will compete in the Pikes Peak Hill Climb this weekend. The EV Concept ditches the 3.5-litre turbocharged V6 and nine-speed dual-clutch transmission from the production NSX in favour an electric Twin Motor Unit on each axle. With a total of four electric motors, the concept is able to independently allocate torque to each wheel...


2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest
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2016 Le Mans 24 Hour race report: The greatest motorsport show on Earth can also be the cruelest

To an outsider, the class formulas and regulations applied to the World Endurance Championship (WEC) can seem both baffling and impenetrable. It’s believed that Stephen Hawking once sat down with the rule book that governs the top-tier LMP1 class at Le Mans, only to shake his head in defeat and go back to something far more simple like quantum physics...


Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid gets solar roof option for Europe, Japan
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Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid gets solar roof option for Europe, Japan

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the new Toyota Prius has been launched in Japan with the option of a solar roof which charges the batteries when the car is parked. Dubbed the Prius PHV in its home market and the Prius Prime in the US, Toyota's plug-in hybrid won’t be made available in Australia, with the company's local arm having ruled out PHEVs for the foreseeable future...


2013-15 Infiniti Q50 recalled for steering fix - UPDATE
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2013-15 Infiniti Q50 recalled for steering fix - UPDATE

Update - VIN ranges for affected Q50s have been released, see article for details Infiniti Australia has issued a recall for 310 vehicles from its Q50 sedan line over concerns the car’s Direct Adaptive Steering (DAS) system could fail. Launched with the Q50 in 2013, Infiniti’s DAS system is a steer-by-wire system which electronically transfers the driver’s input to the front wheels where a high-response actuator drives the steering rack...


Bosch reveals Home Zone remote-parking system
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Bosch reveals Home Zone remote-parking system

German technology company Bosch aims to make car-park bingles a thing of the past, thanks to its new ‘Home Zone park assist’ system that autonomously parks your car at the touch of a button...