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2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected
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2012-15 Ford Ranger recalled for rear seat fix: 58,000 vehicles affected

Ford has issued a recall for 58,066 of its 2012-2015 Ranger 'Double Cab' PX and PX MkII utes, over concerns the latch spring in the rear seatback could fail - preventing it from locking into the upright position. Like the fault affecting the closely-related Mazda BT-50, the rear seats of the affected utes could break, which could see the seatbacks fall forward and down when under brakes...


Right-hook ruled out for GM's "democratised" Bolt and Ampera-e EVs
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Right-hook ruled out for GM's "democratised" Bolt and Ampera-e EVs

Tesla needn't worry about its affordability-focused Model 3 being challenged by General Motors' new Bolt EV in Australia - it won't be coming here. The Bolt was first revealed in market-ready form back in January, with a 150kW/360Nm electric motor fuelled by a 60kWh battery pack...


2018 Alpine 'A120' spied
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2018 Alpine 'A120' spied

The upcoming Alpine coupe, rumoured to be badged as the Alpine A120, has been spied ahead of its official debut later this year. The camouflaged prototype seen here looks remarkably similar to the Vision concept that was unveiled in the middle of February this year, with the major differences being the alloy wheel design, proper external door handles, and roadworthy wing mirrors...


2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR: twin-turbo, rear-drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally
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2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR: twin-turbo, rear-drive SUV revealed for 2017 Dakar Rally

Think Peugeot SUVs aren't hardcore enough for you? Then check out the new 2017 Peugeot 3008 DKR. Due to be officially unveiled at next month’s 2016 Paris motor show, the new Peugeot 3008 DKR is the successor to the 2016 Dakar Rally-winning Peugeot 2008 DKR, and is set to take on the iconic off-road endurance rally raid come January 2017...


Subaru XV replacement due mid-2017, will follow same formula as current model
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Subaru XV replacement due mid-2017, will follow same formula as current model

The new-generation Subaru XV crossover model will debut mid-way through 2017, according to the Japanese brand, and buyers can expect a very similar formula to the current model. That means a taller ride height, extra body cladding and brighter colours - but not a new body on top to offer better space and practicality than the regular Impreza hatch...


2017 Subaru Impreza range expected to see sales boost
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2017 Subaru Impreza range expected to see sales boost

The all-new 2017 Subaru Impreza hatch and sedan will go on sale late in 2016, and while we don’t know pricing and specifications just yet, the brand’s local head is adamant sales will increase when the car arrives. Subaru Australia managing director Nick Senior told CarAdvice at the launch of the 2017 Subaru Impreza in Japan that the current sales levels of about 400 units per month should increase when the new model arrives...


2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview - video
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2017 Tesla Model X Walkaround Preview - video

With the first deliveries of the 2017 Tesla Model X due to start at the end of 2016, we decided to head to Tesla and have a quick look at the first car to land in Australia. Pricing starts from $111,900 (plus on-road costs) for the entry-level Model X 60D, which promises over 350 kilometres of driving range on one charge...


2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country teased, here in 2017 - video
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2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country teased, here in 2017 - video

The 2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country has been teased this week in an image and a short video, giving a first glimpse at what the jacked-up wagon will look like. A teaser image tweeted this week shows the car under a sheet near a lake, with only the car’s profile and LED head- and tail-light signatures visible...


How does CarAdvice learn about new car technology? Behind the scenes at the Audi Tech Day in Munich
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How does CarAdvice learn about new car technology? Behind the scenes at the Audi Tech Day in Munich

The CarAdvice team travels around the globe each year to delve into the world of car technology. So, when CarAdvice reader Trent asked what we actually do at these events, we decided to go behind the scenes at an Audi Tech Day in Germany to show you, the reader, what happens. Q: Hello CarAdvice...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster teased ahead of Paris debut
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster teased ahead of Paris debut

A teaser video for the upcoming Mercedes-AMG GT C roadster has been released prior to its unveiling at end of the month at the Paris motor show. Thanks to two sets of spy photographs — one professional high resolution collection, and an earlier low resolution smartphone set — we already have a very good idea of the Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster looks like with its fabric roof raised...


2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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2011-2015 Mazda BT-50 recalled for rear seat fix: 33,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number vehicles affected by this recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 33,655 of its BT-50 dual cab utes sold between 2011 and 2015 over concerns the rear seatbacks could unlock when braking. The manufacturer reports the end of the return spring for the rear folding seat back latch could break, causing the mechanism to malfunction...


Mazda 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix: 237,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE
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Mazda 3, 6, CX-3, CX-5 recalled for tailgate fix: 237,000 vehicles affected - UPDATE

Update - Mazda Australia has confirmed the number of vehicles affected by the recall. See article for details Mazda has issued a recall for 237,000 vehicles from its popular 3 hatch, 6 wagon, CX-3 and CX-5 SUV lines over concerns the tailgate struts could break...


Why every car's ride and handling matters
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Why every car's ride and handling matters

Rarely does a week go by when someone doesn’t politely suggest that car reviewers might be a little too focused on a car’s ride and handling. Yes, a sports car has to steer like it's on rails and a luxury car needs to feel plush, but why does the suspension and steering tune matter so much on an A-to-B buzzbox? Surely it’s cabin space and layout, infotainment, fuel economy and running costs that are more important to most buyers, right? Aren’t we in journo Lala Land remiss to focus our attention elsewhere? Yes and no...


SsangYong to preview new Rexton in Paris with LIV-2 concept
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SsangYong to preview new Rexton in Paris with LIV-2 concept

Korean car maker SsangYong is preparing to unveil yet another SUV concept, this time in the form of the LIV-2 destined for next month's Paris motor show. Expected to preview the next-generation Rexton, the LIV-2 concept will join the SIV, XLV, XIV, SIV and a near endless list of other earlier SsangYong show cars, in forecasting the company's evolving look...


2017 Mini Countryman spied with less camouflage
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2017 Mini Countryman spied with less camouflage

The second-generation Mini Countryman has been spied in Germany ahead of its debut, most likely at the Paris motor show at the end of the month. These latest photos show a prototype wearing a little less camouflage than the development vehicle spotted in the snow in January, and the John Cooper Works model spied in April...