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Foton Tunland recalled for jack labelling fix
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Foton Tunland recalled for jack labelling fix

The Foton Tunland ute has joined Holden’s Captiva SUVs in being recalled this week for a seemingly innocuous but potentially dangerous issue. Unlike the Captiva, however, which was recalled for a jack label that incorrectly defines a “safe working load”, the Tunland’s recall is due to a jack label that does not properly match the wording required by the the mandatory standard for vehicle jacks, AS/NZS 2693:2007...


Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept teased ahead of debut in LA
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Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept teased ahead of debut in LA

A new Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept will make its debut at the Los Angeles auto show on November 19, Australian time, and is said to preview the next-generation four-door sedan. The new Impreza Sedan Concept follows hot on the heels of the Impreza 5-Door Concept, which was unveiled last month at the Tokyo motor show...


Fiat Fullback ute unveiled in Dubai
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Fiat Fullback ute unveiled in Dubai

The Fiat Fullback ute, which is based on the Mitsubishi Triton, was unveiled overnight at the Dubai motor show. Designed to go head-to-head with the Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger and Volkswagen Amarok, amongst others, the Fullback is essentially a Mitsubishi Triton with a revised styling...


Audi working on world-first regenerative suspension system
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Audi working on world-first regenerative suspension system

Audi has used the Audi Future Performance Days innovation conference to unveil a world first suspension technology that allow the manufacturer to harness energy from a vehicle's suspension dampers that would otherwise be lost as heat...


Hyundai Tucson four-star safety rating "disappointing", says ANCAP
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Hyundai Tucson four-star safety rating "disappointing", says ANCAP

The Hyundai Tucson has been hit with a “disappointing” four-star safety rating from independent local crash-tester ANCAP. The Tucson’s four-star rating comes just weeks after a left-hand-drive example of Hyundai’s new mid-sized SUV earned the maximum five-star rating with ANCAP’s sister organisation Euro NCAP...


Genesis G90: Hyundai teases new S-Class rival
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Genesis G90: Hyundai teases new S-Class rival

Hyundai has wasted no time in expanding its newly created luxury division, releasing sketches of the all-new Genesis G90 flagship today ahead of its launch in South Korea in December. The new limousine - to be dubbed G90 globally and EQ900 in its domestic market - will replace the ageing Equus sedan sold in select markets around the world...


Toyota 1.2-litre turbo could power new baby SUV and sports car
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Toyota 1.2-litre turbo could power new baby SUV and sports car

A new 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Toyota family will likely power a new range of small models, including an upcoming baby SUV and a small sports car. Those models, of course, have been prefaced by the Toyota C-HR concept SUV – which will make its production debut at the 2016 Geneva motor show – and the S-FR sports coupe that debuted in concept guise at the recent Tokyo motor show...


US state that breathalyses drink drivers daily sees drop in repeat offences
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US state that breathalyses drink drivers daily sees drop in repeat offences

A conference has been told that a US state, which is trialling a scheme that breathalyses drunk drivers twice a day, has seen a reduction in repeat offences. South Dakota began the trial program, dubbed the 24/7 Sobriety Project, in 2005. Initially the project was targeted at people repeatedly caught drink driving and aimed to cut the rate of recidivism by encouraging sobriety 24 hours a day, seven days a week...


2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Series II pricing and specifications
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2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Series II pricing and specifications

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Series II seven-seater launches this week armed with a number of updates designed to keep it fresh against rivals such as its Kia Sorento cousin. Arriving about three years into the current-generation Hyundai Santa Fe’s lifecycle, this upgrade brings some cabin and drivetrain revisions, new equipment and subtle styling tweaks in exchange for price increases of between $1500 and $2750 on all but the entry variant...


Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition hits Australia: A $53,700 farewell
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Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition hits Australia: A $53,700 farewell

X for 10, X for all over. Final. Finished. Finito. The legendary Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution line is has come to an end, some 23 years after the Evolution I appeared. Mitsubishi hasn’t ruled out a future Evolution, but it’s more likely to evolve into an SUV, and electric drive assistance is likewise expected. So, future Evo or not, the Evolution as we know it is done...


Cadillac XT5 revealed: New premium SUV push begins
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Cadillac XT5 revealed: New premium SUV push begins

The all-new 2016 Cadillac XT5 has been unveiled, with the covers coming off in Dubai overnight ahead of an official premiere at the 2016 LA auto show later this month. Replacing the six year-old SRX, the XT5 joins the large CT6 sedan in Cadillac’s new ‘T-number’ naming strategy...


Holden Captiva recalled for incorrect jack label details
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Holden Captiva recalled for incorrect jack label details

Nearly 20,000 Holden Captiva SUVs have been recalled this month as a result of incorrect labelling on the supplied jack. The details of the recall indicate that there is no danger to owners driving their vehicle or using the jack, but labelling on the jack itself fails to meet mandatory Australian standards...


2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 update detailed
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2016 Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 update detailed

The Lamborghini Huracan LP610-4 range has been updated 2016 with improvements to the drivetrain and options list. Both the existing coupe and the recently launched Spyder are powered by 5.2-litre V10 engine that now features cylinder deactivation...


Victorian Taxi Association backs off anti-Uber campaign in favour of service reform
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Victorian Taxi Association backs off anti-Uber campaign in favour of service reform

The head of Victoria’s peak body for taxis has confirmed that the body will redirect its energies away from a long-running campaign against ride-sharing service Uber, focusing instead on reviewing the industry's services. Speaking with The Guardian this week, Victorian Taxi Association chief executive, David Samuel, said that in the face of growing competition, taxi services must do more to hear and respond to the needs of its customers...


Volkswagen US gives owners of dieselgate cars $1420 in "goodwill package" - UPDATED
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Volkswagen US gives owners of dieselgate cars $1420 in "goodwill package" - UPDATED

Volkswagen USA has announced that it will give owners of TDI cars impacted by the dieselgate affair a goodwill package. The package consists of a US$500 ($710) prepaid Visa card, a US$500 ($710) Volkswagen dealership card and three years of free roadside assistance...