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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for fuel injector line fix
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Mercedes-Benz Sprinter recalled for fuel injector line fix

A small number of models in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van range have been recalled in Australia this week. Mercedes-Benz reports that affected vehicles may have had faulty high-pressure fuel injector lines installed, which the company says “may not have been manufactured to specification”...


2017 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications: More standard kit, higher prices
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2017 Porsche Cayenne pricing and specifications: More standard kit, higher prices

The model-year 2017 Porsche Cayenne is now available to order in Australia, with customer deliveries scheduled to kick off late in the third quarter of 2016. Prices are up across the range, but Porsche says much of the increase can be credited to a newly expanded list of standard equipment...


2017 Holden Colorado ute facelift surfaces online again
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2017 Holden Colorado ute facelift surfaces online again

A grainy photo of what could launch in Australia as the updated 2017 Holden Colorado ute have surfaced online again this week. This latest leak follows the publishing of a spy photo last week that offered a first glimpse of the new-look Colorado update that will likely make a Thai-market debut in the months ahead...


Volvo XC60, V60 Cross Country and XC70 recalled: 1141 vehicles affected
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Volvo XC60, V60 Cross Country and XC70 recalled: 1141 vehicles affected

Volvo Cars Australia has issued a recall for 1141 vehicles in its 2016 diesel XC60, V60 Cross Country and XC70 SUV lines. The Swedish manufacturer is recalling the vehicles over concerns that the engine may suddenly shut down and restart while driving. As a result, the vehicle's power steering system can briefly cut out, while the driver's digital instrument cluster and infotainment system may also switch off...


DS brand set to stay as part of Citroen in Australia for some time
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DS brand set to stay as part of Citroen in Australia for some time

The global move to separate French premium brand DS from its Citroen roots won’t be taken up in Australia for quite some time, it seems. The DS brand was officially peeled away from Citroen at the 2015 Geneva motor show almost exactly a year ago, and while the newly-branded DS 5 luxury hatch (ie: not the Citroen DS5) has been launched here, it’s still being sold through Citroen dealers...


Market analysis: February SUV sales
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Market analysis: February SUV sales

The fact that SUV registrations are steaming along is not exactly going under-reported, but here is a more detailed breakdown from the month of February. SUVs achieved a market share in February (VFACTS) of 38.2 per cent, not far shy of the share of passenger cars (41). This is half the differential of just one year ago...


Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR race car revealed
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Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR race car revealed

The Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR was unveiled overnight and this race-ready Golf been specially developed for the TCR International touring car series, as well as the numerous regional series that employ the same rules. This racing version of the Volkswagen Golf is based on the road-going GTI model...


2017 Holden Astra: new Opel hatch crowned 2016 European Car of the Year
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2017 Holden Astra: new Opel hatch crowned 2016 European Car of the Year

The coming new 2017 Holden Astra has been named the 2016 European Car of the Year, in its overseas Opel-branded guise, by a panel of 58 motoring journalists from across the continent. The Astra finished with a total of 312 points and was the first choice of 24 jury members. Second was the Volvo XC90, which finished with 294 points as the number one pick of 11 jurists...


Australia not ready for Toyota plug-in hybrids, marketing chief says
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Australia not ready for Toyota plug-in hybrids, marketing chief says

Toyota Australia says that plug-in hybrids are still a niche product for our market and there is not enough demand to make a solid business case for such models. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the new 2016 Toyota Prius, Tony Cramb, executive director for sales and marketing of Toyota Australia, said that research into the local market has shown it’s still not the right time for Toyota plug-ins...


Jeep teases two Moab Easter concepts
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Jeep teases two Moab Easter concepts

Jeep has released a pair of teaser sketches of two concepts the company will unveil at the annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari event in March. These images are just a first glimpse of the collection of concepts that will be revealed at the end of March. The two images tease the Wrangler “Trailcat” and “Crew Chief” concepts that will be showcased at the 50th annual Easter event, taking place in Moab, Utah, from March 19-27 2016...


Citroen set for big growth in 2016 and beyond
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Citroen set for big growth in 2016 and beyond

When a brand sells just over 1100 vehicles in 12 months, it’s fair to assume that growth is what’s required. And Citroen’s Australian arm is looking for exactly that. Citroen – which is imported by local distributor Sime Darby alongside fellow PSA makes Peugeot and DS – suffered a sales drop of about 15 per cent last year...


2017 Porsche Panamera wagon and interior spied
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2017 Porsche Panamera wagon and interior spied

The Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept of 2012 is on its way to production, as these new spy photos reveal. Clear shots of the big Porsche’s dash controls have also surfaced this week. The new 2017 Porsche Panamera has already been spied testing a number of times in fastback saloon form, but these new photos confirm that the range will grow to include a more practical wagon variant...


Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid to share drivetrain parts with Chrysler Pacifica
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Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid to share drivetrain parts with Chrysler Pacifica

The Maserati Levante plug-in hybrid that's due in the next few years will use drivetrain components shared with other products throughout the Fiat Chrysler (FCA) family. Harald Wester, CEO of Maserati, told Motor Trend at the recent Geneva motor show that "a standalone [PHEV] programme would be suicidal, so we have to look at FCA"...


Volkswagen delayed public admission on emissions cheating in hopes of reducing its fine
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Volkswagen delayed public admission on emissions cheating in hopes of reducing its fine

It has been claimed that Volkswagen held back on a public announcement regarding its emissions testing cheating scheme because it wanted to negotiate a more manageable fine with the US governemnt. Reuters has seen a 113-page report that Volkswagen has submitted in its defence to the Braunschewig local court...


Holden Commodore design a story of craftiness and flexibility: Ferlazzo
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Holden Commodore design a story of craftiness and flexibility: Ferlazzo

Holden Design Director, Richard Ferlazzo, says the company’s most iconic model line has forever been built on a mix of circumstances, innovation and versatility. From the relatively small original models developed from German imports, to the increasingly larger and more uniquely Australian variants that have appeared in the decades since, the brief has remained the same: deliver the car people want, and the range they need, at a price to suit all...