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Toyota Australia action forces recall of asbestos brake pads
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Toyota Australia action forces recall of asbestos brake pads

An investigation into the sale of counterfeit brake pads containing the banned substance asbestos has lead to an online supplier recalling the parts in Australia. The news follows an earlier announcement from Toyota Australia that warned owners of its popular HiLux and HiAce vehicles that the counterfeit pads were being advertised on eBay as genuine Toyota parts...


Rolls-Royce Dawn debuts in Australia with $749,000 price tag
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Rolls-Royce Dawn debuts in Australia with $749,000 price tag

The Rolls-Royce Dawn has debuted in Australia in the most fitting way: at dawn on the back of a luxury boat on Sydney harbour. The Dawn becomes the fourth nameplate in Rolls-Royce’s expanding range, joining the flagship Phantom, ‘compact’ Ghost, and the Wraith coupe, on which the new ‘drophead’ model is based...


Subaru Impreza sedan concept unveiled at Los Angeles auto show
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Subaru Impreza sedan concept unveiled at Los Angeles auto show

The hatchback came first, and now there's a new-generation Subaru Impreza Concept sedan foll0wing the show car's unveiling at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Following on from the unveiling of the stylish Subaru Impreza hatch concept car at the 2015 Tokyo motor show in October, the sedan model has been shown in the US as that's the more popular bodystyle in the North American market...


2016 Hyundai Elantra makes LA debut: Australian launch set for early next year
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2016 Hyundai Elantra makes LA debut: Australian launch set for early next year

The new 2016 Hyundai Elantra has made its North American debut today, following an unveiling as the Korean-market Avante in September. Today’s premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show represents our first look at Hyundai’s new small sedan in Elantra form, and an Australian market launch is scheduled for the first quarter of 2016...


2016 Mazda CX-9: An unorthodox but effective development program
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2016 Mazda CX-9: An unorthodox but effective development program

Mazda’s all new second-generation CX-9 made its world debut this week at the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show. Featuring what Mazda describe as the ‘grandest expression’ of the Kodo design language, a new 2.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine and a completely revised interior, you could be forgiven for thinking this new CX-9 is simply what comes from countless hours of cold, computer-modelled development...


Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport unveiled in LA - UPDATE
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Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport unveiled in LA - UPDATE

The track-only Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport has been unveiled and detailed at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Based on the street legal Cayman GT4, the Clubsport features a naturally aspirated 3.8-litre horizontally-opposed six-cylinder engine behind the passenger cell...


2016 Mazda CX-9 revealed with new 2.5 turbo engine
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2016 Mazda CX-9 revealed with new 2.5 turbo engine

The second-generation Mazda CX-9 has made its world debut in Los Angeles. The reveal marks a significant move upmarket for the Japanese brand, and premieres its long-anticipated new turbocharged petrol engine. The new-generation of Mazda’s range-topping SUV arrives nine years after the previous CX-9 premiered...


New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles
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New Buick LaCrosse debuts in Los Angeles

The third-generation Buick LaCrosse has made its full debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. Although it's unlikely that the new near-luxury sedan will ever be sold in Australia, it might shed some light on the look of the next-generation Commodore. That's because the fully imported 2017/2018 Commodore is believed to be a lightly reworked version of the next-gen Opel Insignia...


Nissan Sentra facelift previews possible Pulsar update
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Nissan Sentra facelift previews possible Pulsar update

A facelifted Nissan Sentra sedan has made its public debut at the 2015 Los Angeles auto show. The updated Sentra has a reworked front-end that incorporates the company's "V-motion grille", as well as a new bonnet, restyled headlights, and a reworked bumper design. Top-end models will also feature new LED low beam headlights, LED driving lights, and 17-inch alloy wheels...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SL revealed
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL revealed

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class cabriolet has made its world premiere in the sun-drenched surrounds of the LA motor show this week. The mid-life update to Mercedes’ flagship sports tourer brings a range of upgrades such as more power — as if it was missing — a new nine-speed automatic transmission in place of the current seven-speeder, a curve tilting suspension function and revised roof design...


Infiniti QX30 revealed, Australian debut set for late 2016
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Infiniti QX30 revealed, Australian debut set for late 2016

The new Infiniti QX30 has made its global debut today, premiering simultaneously at the Los Angeles and Guangzhou motor shows. The QX30 debuts as a crossover SUV companion to the already high-riding Q30 hatch, unveiled at September’s Frankfurt motor show. As with the Q30, the QX30 represents a new assault on the small-car market, marking a first for Nissan’s luxury arm, having previously focused on larger vehicles...


Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500
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Ram trucks launch under new RHD distributor, priced from $139,500

Ram 2500 and Ram 3500 heavy duty American trucks are now available in Australia as right-hand-drive vehicles, re-engineered to factory standards in Melbourne at a new assembly line belonging to the Walkinshaw Automotive Group. The chromed-up 4x4 behemoths launched to the media today as part of their national rollout across an initial network of 20 dealers, planned to expand to more than 30 sites as demand increases...


Fiat 124 Spider revealed ahead of Australian launch
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Fiat 124 Spider revealed ahead of Australian launch

The reborn 2016 Fiat 124 Spider, perhaps the most hotly anticipated model confirmed for this week’s Los Angeles Auto Show, has now been unveiled. It started life as an Alfa Romeo, confirmed way back in early 2012 as a platform sharing and manufacturing tie-up between the Fiat Chrysler group and Mazda...


Ford the first to test self-driving tech at Michigan Uni’s Mcity facility - video
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Ford the first to test self-driving tech at Michigan Uni’s Mcity facility - video

Ford has become the first carmaker to test driverless technology at Mcity, a ‘fake’ town created by Michigan University’s Mobility Transformation Centre. Opened in July, Mcity is a testing ground developed specifically to recreate as many real-world urban environments and situations as can be imagined, allowing autonomous vehicle technology to be tested without risking harm to public road users...


2017 Jaguar XE gains new infotainment system
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2017 Jaguar XE gains new infotainment system

The Jaguar XE may have only gone on sale recently in Australia, but an update for the 2017 model year will see a new infotainment system added to the British luxury sedan. The 2017 Jaguar XE range is due on sale in Australia from mid-2016, with the 10.2-inch InControl Touch Pro media unit to be offered as an option on all variants of the updated line-up...