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Audi Q2, A3 recalled for rear hub carrier fix

Audi Australia has recalled two cars over concerns about the rear hub carriers. According to the company, a fault in the manufacturing process means the rear hub carriers in the Q2 and A3 might not be hard enough...

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2018 Nissan Qashqai pricing and specs
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2018 Nissan Qashqai pricing and specs

Australian details for the updated 2018 Nissan Qashqai range have been revealed, with the revised SUV to kick off at $26,490 plus on-road costs. The price of entry is up $500 over the outgoing model, though the increase is offset by extra equipment and several upgrades to improve ambience and noise, vibration harshness (NVH) levels...


2018 MG ZS pricing and specs
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2018 MG ZS pricing and specs

Australian pricing and specifications for the 2018 MG ZS range have been revealed this week, with the Chinese-owned but British-badged SUV to kick off from $20,990 before on-road costs. Set to compete with the likes of the Mazda CX-3 (from $20,490) and Hyundai Kona (from $24,500), the ZS will be offered in two variants; Soul and Essence - with the latter priced from $23,990 plus ORCs...


Lynk & Co 02 surfaces online
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Lynk & Co 02 surfaces online

The upcoming Lynk & Co 02 crossover has leaked online this week, giving us a first look at the third model in the young Chinese company's range. Posted by Britain's Autocar, the 02 will slot below the larger 01 SUV, while sharing the CMA platform co-developed by parent companies Geely and Swedish marque Volvo...


2018 Jaguar E-Pace pricing and specs
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2018 Jaguar E-Pace pricing and specs

Australian details for the 2018 Jaguar E-Pace range have been revealed this week ahead of the little cat's arrival around April next year. Starting from $47,750 before on-road costs, the E-Pace undercuts the BMW X1 (from $50,600), though is a little pricier than both the Audi Q3 (from $42,900) and Mercedes-Benz GLA ($43,600)...


Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI arrives from $48,500
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Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI arrives from $48,500

The Audi Q2 range has been bolstered by the addition of a performance-oriented 2.0 TFSI Sport variant, which kicks off at $48,500 before on-road costs. Serving as the petrol flagship, the Q2 2.0 TFSI features a 140kW/320Nm 2.0-litre turbo petrol, mated as standard to a dual-clutch transmission and Audi's quattro all-wheel drive system...


2018 Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro review

With warm hatch performance matched to all-wheel drive surety, the Audi Q2 2.0 TFSI quattro is arguably the sweet spot in the German car maker's compact SUV range.

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2015-17 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for bonnet fix
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2015-17 Citroen C4 Cactus recalled for bonnet fix

Citroen Australia has recalled the 2015-2017 C4 Cactus, over concerns a faulty wire could stop the bonnet latching properly. The company says the striker wire support on the bonnet lining of affected vehicles may not be sufficiently secure, which could make the bonnet open while the car is moving...


2013-16 Nissan Qashqai recalled for brake fix
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2013-16 Nissan Qashqai recalled for brake fix

Nissan Australia has issued a recall for 24,800 of its current-generation 2013-2016 'J11' Qashqai SUVs over concerns the wheel arch protector could contact and wear through the brake hose. The company reports that insufficient rigidity may cause the lower edge of the rear right wheel arch protector to become deformed "under certain limited conditions"...


Infiniti Q30,QX30 recalled for airbag fix
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Infiniti Q30,QX30 recalled for airbag fix

Infiniti Australia has recalled 532 examples of its Q30 and QX30 for a fault with the steering column which, if not addressed, could trigger the driver airbag. According to the company, the steering column has no electrical connection to ground except other than a 'spiral cable'. Initially, a fault in the cable will make the airbag warning light illuminate in the dashboard...


Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned eyeing Nurburgring record

Toyota bucked the trend at SEMA this year. Rather than limiting itself a handful of very pretty, mildly tweaked versions of its core range, it took a base C-HR and turned it into a fire-breathing monster. The C-HR R-Tuned has a 447kW 2AZ-4FE engine shoehorned under the bonnet...


Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA
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Toyota C-HR R-Tuned: 447kW racer headlines stand at SEMA

Toyota has turned the C-HR into a turbocharged, 447kW monster for SEMA in Las Vegas. Along with the fire-breathing compact SUV, the Japanese manufacturer leaned on its NASCAR driver lineup to create a range of modified Camrys. The headline Toyota is undoubtedly the C-HR R-Tuned, designed to see how far the base package could be developed as a track car...


2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison
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2018 Hyundai Kona Highlander AWD v Toyota C-HR Koba AWD comparison

Despite making a fashionably late arrival to the small crossover market, the 2018 Hyundai Kona has certainly made a grand entrance on appearances alone. Funky? You bet. Even against the hot sellers and mover’n’shakers – CX-3, ASX, XV, HR-V – largely responsible for skyrocketing the popularity of form and fashion over pure family-friendly functionality, the Kona appears, literally, to lob into trendy leading edge of style...


Volkswagen T-Roc: Small SUV forced off Australian agenda, for now
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Volkswagen T-Roc: Small SUV forced off Australian agenda, for now

A worldwide production shortfall has forced Volkswagen Australia to take the chic little T-Roc crossover — its premium-positioned Mazda CX-3 and Toyota C-HR rival — off the agenda for the time being, though it will revisit the business case in 12 months time. It had been pencilled in for a local launch either late in 2018 or early 2019, though supply issues always made its situation for our market tenuous...


LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating
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LDV T60, Haval H2, Honda CR-V get five-star ANCAP rating

Independent crash-testing authority ANCAP has released its latest safety ratings this week, with the Haval H2, Honda CR-V and LDV T60 all receiving five-star scores. The H2 and T60 join the MG GS as the only Chinese cars to wear a five-star safety rating, scoring 35.46 and 34.88 out of 37 points respectively...


2019 Hyundai Kona EV spied
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2019 Hyundai Kona EV spied

The upcoming Hyundai Kona EV, due to be revealed sometime next year, has been spied this week during testing in Europe. The EV retains the overall look and shape of the combustion-powered Kona that recently hit the market, though there appears to be a different front grille and new alloy wheels to distinguish it as a 'green' model...


2014-15 Peugeot 4008 recalled for stalling fix
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2014-15 Peugeot 4008 recalled for stalling fix

Peugeot has issued a recall notice for model-year 2014-15 4008 SUVs over concerns of a faulty power relay. The company says the power relay in 939 units may overheat, resulting in a failure. If the relay fails, it could cause the engine to stall while driving. It may also stop the car restarting, or activate a “failsafe” mode which results in a “loss of engine power”...


Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for stalling fix
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Mitsubishi ASX, Lancer, Outlander recalled for stalling fix

Mitsubishi has issued a recall for 48,209 vehicles across its ASX, Lancer and Outlander range from various years, over concerns the vehicles could stall while driving. The Japanese manufacturer reports affected vehicles may be fitted with a faulty power relay that generates excessive heat, resulting in relay failure...


2018 Hyundai Kona review
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2018 Hyundai Kona review

Hyundai Kona: Korea's biggest car maker has taken its sweet time returning to the small SUV segment it once dominated with the ix35, a car replaced in mid-2015 by the bigger Tucson. So, how does the Kona go? Read the full review here.


2018 BMW X2 spied with almost no disguise
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2018 BMW X2 spied with almost no disguise

The upcoming BMW X2 has been spied again this week, with almost no effort made to hide its key styling details. Finished in a metallic yellow similar to the shade used on the M3 and M4, the company's new coupe-like crossover certainly stands out, though the overall design is fairly true to form considering it looks almost exactly like the Concept X2...