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Maserati Quattroporte GTS recalled for alternator fix
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Maserati Quattroporte GTS recalled for alternator fix

A number of new-generation Maserati Quattroporte GTS sedans have been recalled in Australia for an alternator wiring defect. Maserati’s Australian distributor European Automotive Imports reports that the issue centres on a protective sealing cover for an electrical connection which may not be installed correctly...


Melbourne city councillor proposes car-free day: ‘Unworkable’ say mayor, premier
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Melbourne city councillor proposes car-free day: ‘Unworkable’ say mayor, premier

A City of Melbourne councillor has proposed a ‘car-free’ day for 2017, shutting private cars and motorcycles out of the CBD. Councillor Richard Foster described his plan as a step in offering the city an alternative to the worsening congestion that clogs the inner city and suburbs. "This is just about getting people used to the idea ..


2015 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso adds safety extras for limited time
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2015 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso adds safety extras for limited time

Australia’s 2015 Citroen Grand C4 Picasso has been given a safety boost, with a free tech pack now available for a limited time. Fitted to all new Grand C4 Picasso people-movers sold before December 31, the the pack adds adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision avoidance alert, active seat belts, electrochrome rear view mirror, Xenon headlamps with smart beam, and an electric tailgate...


2016 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster teased ahead of LA debut
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2016 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster teased ahead of LA debut

A first preview of the facelifted 2016 Mercedes-Benz SL roadster has been handed down, ahead of its full unveiling at this month’s Los Angeles auto show. Arriving as an update to the current ‘R231’ SL, which debuted in early 2012, the revised 2016 model will debut a new front-end look...


#YourTaxis: Vic Taxi Association launches feedback campaign, Twitter explodes
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#YourTaxis: Vic Taxi Association launches feedback campaign, Twitter explodes

YourTaxis.com.au, a new online hub for cab services in Victoria and a portal for users to submit feedback on their experience, has been declared a “social media fail” by thousands of Twitter users. Along with launching the website, the Victorian Taxi Association (VTA) took to Twitter with the new @YourTaxis account, asking users to share their experiences with the #YourTaxis hashtag...


Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement spied
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Jeep Compass and Patriot replacement spied

The replacement for the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot has been snapped on public roads in the USA by our spy photography crew. Under the skin, the car seen here is believed to be based on a stretched version of the platform underpinning the Jeep Renegade and Fiat 500X. The last car to be spun off from that platform is the Fiat Toro ute, which will be sold primarily in Latin America...


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...