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Aston Martin DB9 production ends
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Aston Martin DB9 production ends

The final nine examples of the Aston Martin DB9 have rolled off the company’s Gaydon assembly line in the UK, marking the end of the iconic model’s 13-year run. Before the DB11 hits the road later this year - with its new platform and new twin-turbo V12 engine - Aston Martin has given one of the most important models in its 100-plus-year history a final sendoff...


2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade
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2016 Toyota HiAce update for Australia brings Euro 5 diesel upgrade

The Toyota HiAce range has been updated this week, including a Euro 5-compliant diesel engine, new variants and small price increases across the line-up. Headlining the updates is the improved urban fuel economy for the revised 3.0-litre turbo-diesel, which has been recalibrated to meet Euro 5 emissions standards...


2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz G-Class spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class has been spied undergoing hot weather testing in southern Europe. Stylistically, the new off-roader will be boxy, angular and completely unrepentant about it. A first glance, the new car doesn't look that different to the today's car, but it's clear that the next-gen model will be significantly wider...


2015 Mercedes-Benz ML, GL SUVs recalled for seat belt fix
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2015 Mercedes-Benz ML, GL SUVs recalled for seat belt fix

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall for 19 vehicles from its 2015 ML and GL SUV lines, over concerns of seat belt failure. The manufacturer reports the lower mount of the right-side rear seat belt may have been fitted incorrectly. As a result, the belt mounting could potentially fail in a high-impact collision, posing a risk of injury to passengers...


New Lotus Elise due in 2020, company on course for profit after two decades - report
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New Lotus Elise due in 2020, company on course for profit after two decades - report

Update - the original version of this post said all Lotus Elises use a 1.8-litre engine, see article for details The boss of sports car maker Lotus has pointed to the year 2020 for a new-generation Elise that will stay true to its roots as a lightweight sports car, according to a new report...


2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Five Little Facts
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2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years: Five Little Facts

The special new 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI 40 Years lands in Australia this week, following its international unveiling as a concept early last year. The new birthday car made its production debut quickly after, in September, and fans here held their breath until February this year for the company's local arm to confirm an Australian debut...


Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 gearshift recall underway
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Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chrysler 300 gearshift recall underway

Fiat Chrysler (FCA) is recalling the ‘WK’ Jeep Grand Cherokee and Chrysler 300 from various model years, over concerns the electronic shift lever may not correctly engage ‘park’. Last month the company’s local arm confirmed it would recall 47,451 examples of the two models for the electronic ‘monostable’ gear shifter as part of a wider global recall...


2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch spied
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2018 Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatch spied

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback has been spied testing on public roads in Spain. Despite the generous quantities of disguise applied to the car, we can see that the new A-Class will feature evolutionary styling and a similar silhouette to today's car...


Ford looks to tequila giant for plastics potential
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Ford looks to tequila giant for plastics potential

Ford has announced an unlikely partnership this week, teaming up with tequila giant Jose Cuervo to explore the use of used-up agave plants to develop a sustainable material for future vehicles...


Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI
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Driver training in the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Here's a thing that should make you pause: P-plater drivers have a crash rate 33 times higher than other driver groups, including learners. Here's another: P-platers hold 14 per cent of driver licences in Australia, yet represent a huge 28 per cent of road fatalities. More young people die on the road than from any other cause...


2007-08 Bentley Continental Flying Spur recalled for sunroof fix
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2007-08 Bentley Continental Flying Spur recalled for sunroof fix

Bentley has issued a recall for 12 of its Continental Flying Spur sedans over concerns the optional solar sunroof could come loose. The company reports the solar glass panel is insufficiently bonded to the sliding sunroof frame on affected vehicles. Should the solar glass panel come loose when the vehicle is in motion, this could pose a safety hazard for other road users...


2017 Suzuki S-Cross facelift revealed ahead of Paris debut
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2017 Suzuki S-Cross facelift revealed ahead of Paris debut

The updated 2017 Suzuki S-Cross has been officially revealed in press photos at the model’s Italian launch, ahead of its official public debut at the Paris motor show later this year. After leaked images of the new crossover surfaced earlier this year, the updated S-Cross looks to be on its way to markets around the world, including Australia...


2017 BMW M4 spied
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2017 BMW M4 spied

The facelifted BMW M4 has been spied undergoing evaluation on the streets of Europe. Visually, the changes to the M4 look to be even more minor than what's in store for the rest of the updated 4 Series range, which was spied last week. Up front, the M4 sports new headlight internals, while the front splitter is much more prominent than the one fitted to the today's standard car...


Jaguar Land Rover to use next-generation BMW V8 engine - report
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Jaguar Land Rover to use next-generation BMW V8 engine - report

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) are reportedly negotiating a deal that would see the German company supply its next-generation V8 petrol engine to the British luxury car maker. According to Automobile, the deal would see BMW supply its next-generation turbocharged V8 engine for use in various Jaguar, Land Rover and Range Rover models...


Melbourne's Punt Rd to become permanent clearway - UPDATE: RACV calls for Hoddle St extension
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Melbourne's Punt Rd to become permanent clearway - UPDATE: RACV calls for Hoddle St extension

UPDATE: Victoria's RACV has called for the state government to extend the new clearways right through to the Eastern Freeway. This article has been updated with additional.  One of Melbourne's most dreaded stretches of road will permanently punt parking spaces in a bid to improve traffic flow around the clock...