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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to be replaced by a crossover in Australia
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate to be replaced by a crossover in Australia

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate appears unlikely to come to Australia in this generation, on account of the declining demand for passenger wagons that saw its predecessor struggle to achieve adequate volume. The load-lugging version of the E-Class sedan, a technological powerhouse that has achieved ripping sales since its July launch, will instead morph into a crossover for the Australian market, though conventional models are available in Europe...


2009-2012 Toyota HiAce recalled for transmission fix: 12,000 vehicles affected
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2009-2012 Toyota HiAce recalled for transmission fix: 12,000 vehicles affected

Toyota has issued a recall for approximately 12,000 of its HiAce vans built between 2009 and 2012 over concerns the automatic transmission may refuse to shift out of certain positions. According to the Japanese manufacturer, affected vehicles may experience an issue where the related gear position (P,R,N,D) may "not match the expected vehicle behaviour" - for example, the driver may be unable to shift out of Park, or shift out of Drive or Reverse...


BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe
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BMW, Daimler, Ford, Volkswagen to launch ultra-fast EV network in Europe

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group have announced they will partner to build a network of ultra-fast electric vehicle charging stations across Europe. The joint venture can be considered a response to the growing Tesla Supercharger network in Europe, which is understood to number around 260 sites - with more to come...


Mazda reclaims Australian owner satisfaction crown: Honda falls, Holden climbs
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Mazda reclaims Australian owner satisfaction crown: Honda falls, Holden climbs

Mazda has moved from second to first in the annual JD Power Customer Service Index for Australia, while last year's leader, Honda, has slipped beneath the industry average to sixth place. The study, which polls owners to measure vehicle servicing quality, vehicle pick-up, service advisor, service initiation, and service facility, is now into its seventh year...


2017 Audi Q5 2.0 models to land next year, 3.0 TDI to follow: SQ5 still to be confirmed, but likely
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2017 Audi Q5 2.0 models to land next year, 3.0 TDI to follow: SQ5 still to be confirmed, but likely

The new 2017 Audi Q5 will land in Australia with a pair of petrol and diesel 2.0-litre engines first, followed by a more powerful 3.0-litre TDI engine, the company's local arm has confirmed. There’s no confirmation yet as to whether we’ll get the performance-oriented SQ5 and there has been no global announcement of a 3...


MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut
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MG ZS revealed ahead of Australian debut

The all-new 2017 MG ZS has been revealed, representing a styling and technology step beyond the company's first SUV - the mid-sized GS, revealed late last year. Importantly for the company's Australian operation, recently under new management, the ZS will come here late next year as a crucial new offering in the country's best-selling market segment...


Mercedes, Nissan and aftermarket body fighting tug-of-war over genuine parts
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Mercedes, Nissan and aftermarket body fighting tug-of-war over genuine parts

Mercedes-Benz has hit back hard at the representative body for Australia’s aftermarket industry, which this week announced a plan to expose the “myth” that genuine factory parts are always best...


2017 Ford Fiesta revealed
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2017 Ford Fiesta revealed

The 2017 Ford Fiesta range has been revealed in Europe, with four versions of the Blue Oval brand's light hatch unveiled at an event in Cologne, Germany. While the four cars you see above may not be entirely indicative of what we'll see in Australia - Ford has confirmed this model revealed at the Go Further event is aimed specifically at the European, Middle East and African markets - there are clearly a few interesting developments...


2017 Audi Q5: What’s changed?
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2017 Audi Q5: What’s changed?

As the segment sales leader in Australia from 2009 to 2015, there’s serious pressure on the new 2017 Audi Q5 to continue the momentum the current model has managed to achieve over a prolonged period. Audi has made widespread and significant changes to its medium SUV, which was a favourite around the world...


2017 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 drops camo
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2017 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 drops camo

The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 has been spied during testing again, but this latest prototype gives us a better look at the new high-performance 'Vette. Although this car is clad head to toe in camouflage war paint, it doesn't feature the extensive car bra fitted to an earlier prototype. As such, we can see that the ZR1 will have a bonnet with an impressively sized bulge, as well as extra vents...


WRC Rally Australia 2016: Photo gallery special
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WRC Rally Australia 2016: Photo gallery special

So that's it. The 2016 World Rally Championship (WRC) is over, with the recent Rally Australia in Coffs Harbour the culmination of a 13-round season that kicked off with Rallye Monte-Carlo in January...


Mystery camo SUV revealed: It's a Volkswagen Amarok!
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Mystery camo SUV revealed: It's a Volkswagen Amarok!

Loch Ness, Stonehenge, all forgotten last week, as the sightings of a mystery SUV caused a bit of a stir around the CarAdvice office. But the year’s biggest mystery has been solved! Our research has revealed that the chunky-looking 4WD forms part of the Volkswagen Amarok V6 marketing campaign...


Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak
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Kia GT concept makes first production appearance in factory leak

The big and bold Kia GT concept, first revealed way back in 2011, has made its first appearance in production form today. Not quite the unveiling Kia would have wanted for its new flagship rear-wheel-drive sports sedan, this first look comes courtesy of a low-quality photo snapped at the factory...


Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected
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Subaru Forester, Impreza added to Takata airbag recall: 34,500 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 34,563 of its 2008 to 2009 model-year Impreza small cars and 2009 model-year Forester SUVs as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. In this latest notice, affected models are fitted with front passenger airbag inflators that could shoot metal fragments into the cabin when deployed, posing a significant risk of injury, even death, to occupants...


2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body
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2018 BMW X5 spied in X1-inspired production body

Spy photographers have snapped the next-generation 2018 BMW X5 undergoing testing this week. Wearing a heavy disguise, the X5 prototype in the images sports a silhouette similar to the small X1, though obviously in a much larger package. Up front is a much larger version of BMW's signature double-kidney grille, while the headlights and front bumper are still pre-production units...