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2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz GL, GLE, GLS recalled for steering fix - UPDATE
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2015-2016 Mercedes-Benz GL, GLE, GLS recalled for steering fix - UPDATE

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall 3333 vehicles across its 2015 and 2015 GL, GLE and GLS SUVs over concerns the power steering system could fail. The German manufacturer reports that moisture may penetrate the electric power steering control unit, interfering with signal transmission...


2018 Volkswagen T-Roc revealed
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2018 Volkswagen T-Roc revealed

The 2018 Volkswagen T-Roc has been officially revealed overnight, joining the larger Tiguan, Touareg and Atlas/Terramont in the company's global SUV line-up. Serving as the crossover companion to the Polo hatch like the Tiguan is to the Golf, the T-Roc is Volkswagen's first foray into the compact SUV segment, which is dominated by the likes of the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V...


Audi drops engine displacement badges in favour of power ratings
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Audi drops engine displacement badges in favour of power ratings

Audi has announced a shake up of how it brands model variants. Starting with the fourth-generation A8, engine displacement names will be ditched in favour of a two-digit power rating number. For example, the number 30 will be used for cars with between 81kW and 96kW (110 and 130 metric horsepower)...


2012-14 Ford Kuga recalled for fire risk
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2012-14 Ford Kuga recalled for fire risk

Ford has issued a recall for 8878 examples of its Kuga SUV build from December 2012 through June 2014 over concerns faulty insulation materials in the B-pillar could pose a fire risk. The Blue Oval reports that certain vehicles are at risk of the insulation material on the inner face of the lower B-pillar trim being subjected to a concentrated heat source in the event of an impact where the front seatbelt retractor pretensioner is deployed...


2018 Mercedes-AMG GT4 drops camouflage
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2018 Mercedes-AMG GT4 drops camouflage

The upcoming Mercedes-AMG four-door coupe, still unnamed but commonly referred to as the GT4, has been spied again this week with a lot less camouflage - giving us a clearer look at the the company's new model. Compared to the most recent sighting in May, the production version of the AMG GT Concept sedan now sports the company's new 'Panamericana' front grille, and forgoes the previous prototype's fake rear spoiler, revealing more of its fastback-shaped rump...


Hyundai pick-up truck confirmed for the US
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Hyundai pick-up truck confirmed for the US

Korean carmaker Hyundai has finally confirmed its intention to build and sell a pick-up truck in the United States. Michael J. Obrien, vice president of corporate and product planning at Hyundai Motor America made the announcement today, when he told Reuters that the company’s top-level management had green lit the development of a small pick-up similar to the Santa Cruz concept, which Hyundai revealed at the 2015 Detroit motor show...


Volkswagen T-Roc R SUV in testing for potential launch - report
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Volkswagen T-Roc R SUV in testing for potential launch - report

The upcoming Volkswagen T-Roc crossover could potentially spawn an all-out 'R' variant, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Autocar, the company's research and development boss, Frank Welsch, said he had a development vehicle already commissioned "for testing" because he "likes the idea" of such a model...


Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte recalled for seat fix
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Maserati Ghibli, Levante, Quattroporte recalled for seat fix

The Maserati Ghibli (M157), Levante (M161) and Quattroporte (M156) have been recalled this week over concerns of a faulty seat adjustment system - affecting 1455 vehicles across Australia and New Zealand. According to the Italian marque, affected units are fitted with an incorrect seat wiring harness layout which can cause the seat wiring harness to rub against metal points on the seat/seat frame assembly...


Ariel Hipercar: The quickest accelerating supercar ever
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Ariel Hipercar: The quickest accelerating supercar ever

This is the Ariel Hipercar. Enthusiasts will know the niche British automaker for its wild, lightweight track-focused machine, the Atom. It gained early notoriety for the least amount of bodywork possible and a power-to-weight ratio equal to or better than most supercars...


2018 LDV T60 ute and D90 SUV in Australia from October
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2018 LDV T60 ute and D90 SUV in Australia from October

The Australian distributor for Chinese manufacturer LDV has confirmed it will be launching the T60 ute in Australia on October 1, with the D90 SUV to follow on November 15. The T60 ute will be powered by a 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, developing 110kW of power and 360Nm of torque...


Holden Commodore the hoon's weapon of choice in Victoria
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Holden Commodore the hoon's weapon of choice in Victoria

The Holden Commodore is the most popular option for 'hoon' drivers, according to figures released by Victoria Police today. The report shows that of 2204 vehicles impounded and crushed between July 2015 and December 2016, over 25 per cent of them were Holden Commodores, with an astounding 641 crushed during the period...


Victorian driverless testing highlights need for improved infrastructure
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Victorian driverless testing highlights need for improved infrastructure

Autonomous vehicle technology trials currently underway in Victoria have delivered a first round of results, revealing aspects of infrastructure and technology that must be improved for autonomous systems to reach their full potential. Using current-model vehicles with 'level 2' autonomous technology systems already in market, the trials were first announced in December and have been actively testing in regular daily traffic on the Eastlink corridor...


Cars made from wood could be the next big thing
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Cars made from wood could be the next big thing

  In the worldwide push to make cars lighter with each new-generation model, it might come as a surprise that researches in Japan are looking at wood, as a substitute for steel. Fully electric cars are already here, but in relatively small numbers, because they're usually made from exotic materials like carbon-fibre or other lightweight composite materials...


Nissan Navara N-Sport Black Edition arrives from $54,490
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Nissan Navara N-Sport Black Edition arrives from $54,490

The Nissan Navara N-Sport Black Edition has arrived on Australian shores this week, with the tough-looking special-edition ute kicking off at $54,490 before on-road costs. Limited to just 500 units, the N-Sport Black Edition is based on the ST-X Dual Cab 4x4 variant (from $51,990), adding an array of exterior enhancements for extra visual appeal...


The Shortlist: Relaxed car with adaptive cruise control for extended driving
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The Shortlist: Relaxed car with adaptive cruise control for extended driving

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But… where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...