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Dieselgate: $13.7 billion payout for US Volkswagen buyers

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Dieselgate: $13.7 billion payout for US Volkswagen buyers

Volkswagen has paid US$9.5 billion (AU$13.3B) in settlements to American owners caught in the Dieselgate scandal. The US Federal Trade Commission released details of the payout earlier this week, outlining the compensation package for buyers of diesel Volkswagen models who were misled by the car company...

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2022 Mercedes-Benz T-Class small people-mover teased
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2022 Mercedes-Benz T-Class small people-mover teased

A teaser image for the all-new Mercedes-Benz T-Class has been revealed overnight, accompanying an announcement outlining the new model range. Due for release in 2022, the T-Class will be a people-mover based on Renault's next-generation Kangoo van platform (shown below in concept form), and will offer the option of a fully-electric powertrain...


2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled for rear bumper fix
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2019-2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE recalled for rear bumper fix

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall of 45 examples of its GLE wagon with Model Years from 2019 to 2020 (MY19-MY20) due to a faulty rear bumper bar crossmember. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says the faulty crossmember "might not meet the required specification...


BMW developing electric 5 Series and X1 in a company-wide push for sustainability
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BMW developing electric 5 Series and X1 in a company-wide push for sustainability

BMW has announced a new, bolder direction for the company, with policies designed to reduce environmental impacts from the manufacturing of new cars. At the forefront of the new climate-change strategy is a range of electric models, confirming for the first time a fully-electric 5 Series and X1 SUV are in development...


Electric Volvo P1800 could be the start of a retro revolution – UPDATE
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Electric Volvo P1800 could be the start of a retro revolution – UPDATE

UPDATE – 4 August 2020: The original photographer has since come forward and told UK's Autocar the Volvo P1800 did have an exhaust pipe fitted, and confirmed the car sounded as if it was driving on its original petrol-powered engine. It remains unknown why the P1800 was in full camouflage, but it's likely the vehicle is some kind of 'restomod' (restored and modified) creation to help celebrate the model's 60th birthday in 2021...


2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA pricing and specs
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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA pricing and specs

Details for the new 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA city SUV has been announced for Australia, completing the brand's revised compact model line-up – bringing with it a price rises of between $3500 and $15,000. The entry-level two-wheel-drive GLA200 is $55,100 plus on-road costs – nearly $10,000 more than the outgoing GLA180...


2021 Peugeot 3008: images of updated model leak online
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2021 Peugeot 3008: images of updated model leak online

Images of the 2021 Peugeot 3008 have been leaked online ahead of the model's release later this year or early next. Shared by a member of Forum-Peugeot, the leaked pictures reveal a facelifted front-end with a jewelled grille and striking daytime-running lights (with integrated front indicator lamps) in vertical strips in the front bumper bar...


Rivian's rival to Tesla pick-up on sale next year – report
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Rivian's rival to Tesla pick-up on sale next year – report

Information has leaked suggesting US electric vehicle start-up Rivian will begin deliveries of the R1T pick-up to customers from July 2021. The report emerged on the Rivian Owner's Forum, with a user posting a screenshot of what appears to be an email sent to customers advising them of the car maker's plans...


McLaren Senna LM crashed in Monaco
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McLaren Senna LM crashed in Monaco

Images have emerged online of a wrecked McLaren Senna LM, believed to be owned by former Formula One driver Adrian Sutil. The photos were posted on Instagram showing the bright orange McLaren and another damaged vehicle, however no injuries have been reported at this time – and it is unclear who was behind the wheel, or who caused the crash...


Audi E-Tron could power a home for a week
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Audi E-Tron could power a home for a week

Audi is researching the possibility of using electric vehicles to supply power back into homes. The company says the increasing adoption of fully-electric passenger cars means they can be used as 'mobile storage energy units', capable of supplying the energy grid when there's increased demand...


Rolls Royce Drophead: patent filing may have revealed new convertible
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Rolls Royce Drophead: patent filing may have revealed new convertible

Images have surfaced from a Brazilian patent office showing what appears to be a new Rolls Royce convertible. Revealed on the TaycanEV forum, the vehicle shows teak decking at the rear – reminiscent of luxury speedboats of the 1920s – and a detail seen on Phantom Drophead Coupe models...


Fiat-Chrysler offices raided, EU delays antitrust ruling – report
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Fiat-Chrysler offices raided, EU delays antitrust ruling – report

Offices belonging to Fiat-Chrysler (FCA) have been searched by authorities in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland, in relation to an emissions probe by Germany authorities. According to a report by news outlet Reuters, the raids were initiated by German prosecutors looking into potentially illegal engine management software used by Fiat, Alfa Romeo, and Jeep models...


SsangYong recalls Chairman due to possible steering fault
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SsangYong recalls Chairman due to possible steering fault

SsangYong Australia has issued a recall of 108 examples of its Chairman sedan with made from 2001 to 2007 (MY01-MY07) due to a potentially serious steering fault. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says "a crack developing in the steering lock housing can cause the steering wheel to lock into the straight ahead position when the key is turned"...


Skoda teases Enyaq electric SUV ahead of September launch
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Skoda teases Enyaq electric SUV ahead of September launch

The fully-electric 2021 Skoda Enyaq iV has been teased this week, ahead of its official unveiling in September 2020. Based on the Volkswagen Group's electric MEB platform, the Enyaq will be the brand's first production car to be based on the architecture. The Enyaq iV is the road-going version of the Vision iV concept car, first shown in March 2019...


McRae MG Metro Group B rally car goes to auction in Tasmania
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McRae MG Metro Group B rally car goes to auction in Tasmania

A 1985 MG Metro 6R4 Group B rally car driven by Jimmy McRae – father of legendary rally driver Colin McRae – has surfaced at an auction house in Tasmania. Originally built as a demonstration vehicle for media events, the Rothmans MG Metro 6R4 is an icon of 1980s Group B rallying, complete with its mid-mounted V6 engine fitted behind the front seats, and powering all four wheels...