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Subaru Liberty GT, Impreza WRX/STI and Forester XT recalled for air pump fix: 22,000 vehicles affected
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Subaru Liberty GT, Impreza WRX/STI and Forester XT recalled for air pump fix: 22,000 vehicles affected

Subaru has issued a recall for 22,726 vehicles from its turbocharged Liberty GT, Impreza WRX and STI, along with Forester XT models from various model years over concerns a faulty air pump could pose a fire risk. The company reports that certain vehicles may contain a faulty secondary air pump relay, which could cause the secondary air pump to overheat...


BMW Team SRM recruits Skaife, Ingall and Longhurst for 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour
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BMW Team SRM recruits Skaife, Ingall and Longhurst for 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour

Aussie racing legends will be behind the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 at the 2017 Bathurst 12 Hour endurance race in February next year. Mark Skaife, Russell Ingall and Tony Longhurst are putting their old rivalries aside and joining forces to take on The Mountain at next year’s event with the BMW Team SRM...


2017 Volkswagen Caddy gets collision-avoidance tech as standard kit for Australia
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2017 Volkswagen Caddy gets collision-avoidance tech as standard kit for Australia

The Volkswagen Caddy van and people-mover range now comes with forward collision warning and low-speed autonomous emergency braking (AEB) as standard - an Australian-first for vehicles of its type. Available to order now, the safety technology is obtainable on all Caddy panel vans, Crewvans and people movers, for a small price rise of $400...


Tesla sets up shop in Chadstone, Melbourne: New showroom marks second retail-only launch
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Tesla sets up shop in Chadstone, Melbourne: New showroom marks second retail-only launch

Tesla has closed down its long-standing display at Melbourne's mecca of shopping, Chadstone, but it's not gone for good. As of today, Tesla now has a permanent store in the new $660 million extension to the Chadstone centre, marking just the second retail-only space the American electric vehicle brand has opened in Australia...


Audi R8 e-tron axed - report
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Audi R8 e-tron axed - report

The Audi R8 e-tron will be quietly axed from the company's lineup once the build run for already ordered vehicles is completed. An unnamed Audi source has told Car and Driver that production will cease soon, and that over its short lifetime "fewer than 100" vehicles were built...


No more updates for Volvo S60, V60 until new model arrives
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No more updates for Volvo S60, V60 until new model arrives

The mid-sized Volvo S60 sedan and V60 wagon will have to make do on their current level of charm and good looks, as there will be no more significant updates until a whole new car arrives. Speaking with CarAdvice at the Australian launch of the new S90 sedan, Volvo Australia Director of PR and Corporate Communications, Greg Bosnich, said that “the S60 has had its facelift, and we’ll have to wait for the new car to see a new look"...


Safety no longer an option with Volvo
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Safety no longer an option with Volvo

When the all-new second-generation Volvo XC90 launched in 2015, many were surprised to see some of the much-touted safety technology available only as an optional fitment. IntelliSafe Assist, comprising adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assistance, lane departure mitigation and a forward collision warning, was previously available as a $2600 option or as part of a $4000 driver assistance package...


2015-16 Toyota Prius recalled for parking brake fix: 300 vehicles affected
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2015-16 Toyota Prius recalled for parking brake fix: 300 vehicles affected

Toyota Australia has issued a recall for 304 of its current-generation 2015 to 2016 model-year Prius vehicles over concerns the parking brake could be faulty. According to the Japanese manufacturer, the affected vehicles are equipped with a foot-operated parking brake that may fail once engaged...


The 2017 BMW 5 Series is the first vehicle to get wireless Apple CarPlay control
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The 2017 BMW 5 Series is the first vehicle to get wireless Apple CarPlay control

The 2017 BMW 5 Series has been unveiled, bringing with it a host of advanced technology and features - including a handy world-first for fans of the Apple iPhone. BMW's G30 5 Series debuts wireless Apple CarPlay integration, which eliminates the use of a cable. If you're anything like this writer, with a ritualistic phone charging routine, this will be a godsend...


2017 BMW 5 Series revealed: Lighter new 5er heavy on technology
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2017 BMW 5 Series revealed: Lighter new 5er heavy on technology

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series sedan goes official today, featuring new looks, a new engine line-up, more in-car technology, and new driver assistance systems. Launching globally in early 2017, BMW says the new 5 Series features “further enhanced dynamics, an unbeatable line-up of assistance systems, and unmatched degree of connectivity and a new and innovative operating system”...


Honda unveils 3D-printed cookie delivery van in Japan
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Honda unveils 3D-printed cookie delivery van in Japan

Honda unveiled a 3D printed electric urban delivery van at the CEATEC electronics trade show last week. Developed by Kabuku, a 3D printing company, for the Toshimaya, a cookie shop based in the city of Kamakura, where the narrow winding streets prove to be a real challenge for company's home delivery vans...


2018 Volvo XC60 to hit Australia late next year: All-new medium SUV on the way
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2018 Volvo XC60 to hit Australia late next year: All-new medium SUV on the way

The much anticipated next-generation 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV is expected to arrive on local shores late next year, the company's Australian arm has confirmed with CarAdvice. The XC60 badge hit local showrooms in 2009, after first appearing as a concept in 2007. Its global debut occurred at the 2008 Geneva motor show, and Australian buyers got their first up-close look during the Sydney motor show (RIP) later that year...


Renault Australia putting French stigmas to bed
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Renault Australia putting French stigmas to bed

The stigma that French cars are expensive to own and run is dead and buried, says Renault Australia, which now offers superior aftersales care to many better-known Japanese brands. Since 2010, Renault Australia has spent millions of dollars upgrading its dealer network, and pouring money from its steadily increasing sales (up six-fold since 2010, peaking at 11,500 units last year) into the back end of its business...


2017 BMW 5 Series surfaces online in leaked images
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2017 BMW 5 Series surfaces online in leaked images

The all-new 2017 BMW 5 Series has been given an unscheduled debut today, just hours out from its official world premiere tomorrow morning. Full details on the big new sedan are still to come, although BMW has handed down no shortage of clues and preliminary details in recent weeks...


Tesla Model X 60D dropped globally, entry price climbs $13,000
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Tesla Model X 60D dropped globally, entry price climbs $13,000

The entry-level Tesla Model X 60D has been dropped only months after the all-electric SUV went on sale locally, significantly raising the entry price. When the Australian-market configurator went live at the end of August, the Model X 60D was priced at $111,900 plus on-road costs...