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Honda Accord and CR-V recalled over auto braking issue
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Honda Accord and CR-V recalled over auto braking issue

Honda Australia has recalled 2138 late-model Accord sedans and CR-V SUVs over a potential issue with the Collision Mitigation Braking System. The recall notice posted on the website of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission states that the automatic system could unexpectedly activate while operating the vehicle...


Victoria Police to impound cars of first-time drink drivers
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Victoria Police to impound cars of first-time drink drivers

First time drink-driving offenders in Victoria who blow 0.1 or over could soon have their car impounded for a month, or clamped, under revised State laws.  From August 1 this year, motorists found behind the wheel with a blood-alcohol reading of 0.1 or above — twice the 0.05 legal limit — could lose their vehicle for 30 days...


The Fiat Chrysler versus Clyde Campbell saga: Why we are going to need a bigger boat
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The Fiat Chrysler versus Clyde Campbell saga: Why we are going to need a bigger boat

In May this year, Fiat Chrysler Australia started legal proceedings against a former CEO, Clyde Campbell, for alleged misappropriation of funds. While no doubt many of you have read the story on more business-related publications, here is a take from our perspective. To start with, I must point out we made a decision not to cover the FCA v Campbell case from a news point-of-view until the matter resolves in the courts...


BMW Australia to 'strike back' against Mercedes-Benz sales lead
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BMW Australia to 'strike back' against Mercedes-Benz sales lead

BMW Australia’s boss says the time will soon be right for a strike back against Mercedes-Benz as the Bavarian brand seeks to reclaim the number one spot in the highly-competitive luxury segment. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the BMW 1 Series in Brisbane this week, BMW Australia’s chief, Marc Heinrich Werner, emphasised his brand’s strong history and credentials in Australia...


Nissan 370Z replacement must be 'revolutionary' to survive, says design head
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Nissan 370Z replacement must be 'revolutionary' to survive, says design head

The head of design at Nissan global has revealed that the replacement for the now-six-year old 370Z needs to be "more revolution than evolution" in order to have a future. Potentially likely to mirror the three-year gap seen between the 300ZX and its 350Z successor, Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura says the replacement for the 370Z — long speculated to drop the reference to engine displacement and simply be called ‘Z’ — must bring with it significant changes, or it will not survive...


Nissan GT-R still "has more potential" in current generation
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Nissan GT-R still "has more potential" in current generation

The man in charge of global design at Nissan has revealed that, while the next GT-R is still "more than two years away", the current car has potential to get even better. Speaking to Australian media at this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hour endurance race, Nissan chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura said the current supercar’s straight-line performance will be hard to better, but that other improvements are achievable...


Fiat Chrysler boss mulling plan B after GM rejection, might court activist investors - report
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Fiat Chrysler boss mulling plan B after GM rejection, might court activist investors - report

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles chief Sergio Marchionne is reportedly considering his next move after an overture, earlier this year, to General Motors for a merger was rejected. Sources have told Bloomberg that Marchionne is considering alternate options after being privately and publicly rejected by the General...


Nissan Australia CEO says new, emotional models wanted but not imperative
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Nissan Australia CEO says new, emotional models wanted but not imperative

The head of Nissan Australia has acknowledged the brand's current lack of affordable emotional product, while claiming such models are not "imperative" at this time. Speaking exclusively to CarAdvice ahead of this weekend’s Le Mans 24 Hour, Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery said new entry-level sports car models would help the brand better its emotional position with buyers but aren’t critical to success...


Mercedes-Benz GLC sketch released ahead of SUV's world premiere on June 17
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Mercedes-Benz GLC sketch released ahead of SUV's world premiere on June 17

A sketch of what could be the most crucial model for Mercedes-Benz in recent history has been released. That vehicle is the Mercedes-Benz GLC, and it's due to be revealed on June 17. The new Mercedes mid-sized luxury SUV will fill a significant void in the brand's line-up: it previously sold the GLK in left-hand drive markets, but this new GLC model - which bears the C in its name due to its proximity in size, styling and packaging to the C-Class model - will be available as a right-hand drive vehicle...


Alpine Celebration concept car revealed at Le Mans
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Alpine Celebration concept car revealed at Le Mans

The revival of the Alpine brand continues, and the revamped French company has uncovered a new concept car to "commemorate 60 years of sporting passion": that car is the Alpine Celebration show car. The new concept model has been "specially prepared for Le Mans", with the new Alpine model due to make its motoring debut at the French circuit ahead of the 24-hour race this weekend...


Ford begins online sales of 3D printable versions of its cars
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Ford begins online sales of 3D printable versions of its cars

Ford has begun selling 3D printable versions of some of its vehicles via its website. This week, the company starting retailing STL format CAD (computer-aided design) files and pre-printed 3D models via its new 3d.ford.com website. If you go down the do-it-yourself route, the STL files can be used with any compatible 3D printer (home or commercial)...


Nissan Juke R Nismo teased ahead of Goodwood debut
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Nissan Juke R Nismo teased ahead of Goodwood debut

The Nissan Juke R Nismo has been teased ahead of its debut at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, which runs from June 25 to 28. Despite releasing the teaser image (above), Nissan is holding back on information about the car's drivetrain and performance. All it will say it is that the "Juke R is back ..


Ford GT will enter 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans race
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Ford GT will enter 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans race

The Blue Oval will make a return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a version of the new Ford GT supercar. Overnight, just ahead of the 2015 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race, which is being run this weekend, Ford announced the news that many had expected after the next-generation GT was unveiled to both surprise and acclaim at this year's Detroit motor show...


2015 Ford Ranger Australian specifications
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2015 Ford Ranger Australian specifications

The 2015 Ford Ranger line-up has been detailed — sans pricing — ahead of its Australian premiere in a few months time. Headlining the revised, 24-model-strong PX Ford Ranger MkII line-up are a suite of cabin upgrades, some stylistic tweaks, and the addition (to some versions) of advanced driver assist technologies reminiscent of the average luxury car...


BMW 1 Series has "some ground to catch up"
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BMW 1 Series has "some ground to catch up"

BMW Australia says that it has some catching up to do in order to properly take on the Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Audi A3 in the small luxury car segment. Speaking to the media at the launch of the 2015 BMW 1 Series, BMW Australia’s head of product and market planning, Shawn Ticehurst, admitted there’s “some ground to catchup” with the updated 1 Series...