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Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019
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Ford Ranger: Australian developed ute is heading to the US in 2019

The next update for the Ford Ranger will be sold in the US from 2019, and will be accompanied by a new Bronco SUV in 2020. Apart from confirming their return to the North American market, after an absence of eight and 24 years, respectively, Ford hasn't released many details about either the new Ranger or Bronco...


2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS recalled for airbag fix: 2600 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Mercedes-Benz GLE, GLS recalled for airbag fix: 2600 vehicles affected

Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall notice for 2645 of its 2015 and 2016 GLE and GLS SUVs over concerns the front passenger airbag may fail to deploy as a result of faulty software. According to the German marque, affected vehicles may have incorrect software coding within the seat occupancy control unit, which could result in the airbag system not recognising a passenger in the front seat...


2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February
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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February

The Skoda Superb range will be bolstered by a sporty new flagship next month, with the stylish Sportline trim confirmed for the Australian market from February. Based on the current range-topper – the 206TSI – the Skoda Superb Sportline is essentially a cosmetic kit a-la BMW M Sport or Volkswagen R-Line, adding a subtle bodykit and gloss-black highlights throughout the exterior...


2018 Toyota Camry V6 will be the end of the road for Aurion
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2018 Toyota Camry V6 will be the end of the road for Aurion

When Toyota announced in early 2014 that it would end Australian production in late 2017, it came with confirmation that the company intended to continue offering the Camry and Aurion nameplates as part of its completely imported line-up. Much can change in three years, however, and the sales and marketing chief of Toyota Australia has now revealed the Camry V6 shown in Detroit today will come to our market...


General Motors looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump
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General Motors looking forward to working with President-elect Donald Trump

President-Elect Donald Trump has been busy firing grenades into the laps of Ford and GM car company executives via Twitter recently, but the boss of GM is looking forward to working with him. Trump's January 3 post on Twitter read, "General Motors is sending Mexican made model of Chevy Cruze to U.S. car dealers-tax free across border. Make in U...


Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept points to an edgier sedan styling philosophy
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Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept points to an edgier sedan styling philosophy

The Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept has been unveiled at the 2017 Detroit motor show, and is said to show off the company's latest design language for its sedan range. The Vmotion 2.0 evolves the styling language that made its production debut with the Murano and Maxima, which are sold primarily in North America and China. Like those two cars, the Vmotion 2...


2017 Holden Astra sedan revealed as Cruze sedan replacement, coming in May
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2017 Holden Astra sedan revealed as Cruze sedan replacement, coming in May

Holden has today announced that its Cruze sedan replacement will be called the Holden Astra sedan when it arrives locally in May this year. Built off the same D2 architecture as the Astra hatch, the Astra sedan will be built with a comfort ride in mind, sitting beneath the Astra hatch in terms of pricing and sportiness...


Ford Bronco will use Ranger and Everest's T6 architecture – UPDATE
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Ford Bronco will use Ranger and Everest's T6 architecture – UPDATE

The reborn Ford Bronco will have a strong Australian connection, because it will be based on a version of the body-on-frame T6 architecture that underpins the Ranger and Everest. As Ford followers will know already, the T6 platform and the two vehicles it presently handles were developed by Ford Asia Pacific’s regional R&D hub based in Melbourne...


2018 Toyota Camry revealed: Japan-built sedan in Australia from late 2017
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2018 Toyota Camry revealed: Japan-built sedan in Australia from late 2017

The next-generation Toyota Camry has been revealed at the 2017 Detroit motor show, and will go on-sale in Australia from late this year. The new Camry has been completely redesigned with the company's "Keen Look" design language. So far, the company has only unveiled the high-end and hybrid versions of the new sedan, but the new model should prove to be the sportiest looking to-date...


Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV
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Lexus Australia keen on UX compact SUV

Official word on a production schedule for the recently revealed Lexus UX compact SUV remains elusive, but the company's local arm is understandably keen to see it come to life. Unveiled at last year's Paris motor show, the UX offered the market a first look at Lexus's intentions for the increasingly popular compact SUV category of the world's luxury car market...


Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority
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Lexus LS: Autonomous driving not a priority

Lexus boss Tokuo Fukuichi spoke proudly in Detroit today of the technology packed into the company's new-generation LS flagship, but one technology we shouldn't expect to see in the near future is any level of advanced autonomous driving...


Chevrolet SS likely to die with end of local Holden Commodore production
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Chevrolet SS likely to die with end of local Holden Commodore production

The Chevrolet SS nameplate is likely to die with the end of local Holden Commodore production, according to GM's president. Speaking to the media at the 2017 Detroit motor show, executive vice president and president of General Motors, Alan Batey, told the media that while the Chevrolet SS's success in racing was great, it was an optimistic venture for the company...


Chevrolet Bolt right-hand drive still off the cards, GM president says
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Chevrolet Bolt right-hand drive still off the cards, GM president says

The Chevrolet Bolt, despite being newly crowned North American car of the year, still won't be produced in right-hand drive, according to Alan Batey, executive vice president and president of General Motors...


Ford Mustang and F-150 hybrids coming in 2020
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Ford Mustang and F-150 hybrids coming in 2020

Hybrid versions of the Ford Mustang and Ford F-150 have been locked in for 2020. Ford's executive vice president for product development Raj Nair outlined more details at today's Detroit motor show media day. The petrol-electric versions of two of Ford's most iconic models are among a planned 13 new global electrified cars to be rolled out over the next five years...


2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range updated, GT C Coupe added
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2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range updated, GT C Coupe added

The 2017 Detroit motor show has played host to the debut of the updated 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT range, as the sporty arm of the German company celebrates 50 years. The Mercedes-AMG GT range has expanded to include a new coupe derivative, the Mercedes-AMG GT C – there was already a convertible (Roadster) version, but apparently there was demand for it in the hard-top range, too...