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2004-11 Audi A4, A6 added to Takata recall

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2004-11 Audi A4, A6 added to Takata recall

Audi Australia has expanded its Takata airbag recall, adding the '8E' A4 and '4F' A6 model lines sold between July 2004 and April 2011. This particular notice affects vehicles with potentially-faulty passenger-side airbags...

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2019 Hyundai i30: N Line joins the range from $26,490
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2019 Hyundai i30: N Line joins the range from $26,490

Hyundai Australia has detailed the revised 2019 i30 range, which is largely unchanged for the new year except the addition of the new N Line and N Line Premium variants in replacing the previous SR grades. Similar to the N Line versions revealed for Europe a few months ago, the Oz-market i30 N Line brings the look of the flagship i30 N hot hatch without the flagship powertrain...


2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti review
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2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti review

Alfa Romeo has bolstered its Stelvio line-up with a new mid-tier performance variant to bridge the gap between the core range and the full-fat Quadrifoglio – but is it any good?

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508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings
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508, Q3, S60/V60, X5 score five-star Euro NCAP ratings

Euro NCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to several new models, including the Audi Q3, BMW X5, Peugeot 508, along with the Volvo S60/V60. The Q3, 508, S60 and V60 all scored over 90 per cent in the area of Adult Occupant Protection, while the X5 managed 89 per cent – largely due to the driver's knee airbag not deploying properly in the front offset test...


2019 Renault Captur spied again
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2019 Renault Captur spied again

The next-generation Renault Captur has been snapped again by spy photographers, ahead of an anticipated reveal sometime next year. With the small crossover segment booming worldwide, Renault would be more than keen to put its best foot forward with the Captur, which will be built around the same platform as the next-gen Clio...


Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating
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Fiat Panda gets zero-star Euro NCAP safety rating

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has been dealt another blow in the latest round of Euro NCAP crash tests, with the 2018 Fiat Panda failing to score even a one-star rating. Last tested in 2011, the third-generation Panda lacks any form of active safety equipment – with seatbelt reminders the only feature to score points in the area Safety Assist...


2019 Genesis G70: Australian line-up revealed
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2019 Genesis G70: Australian line-up revealed

The model line-up for the upcoming 2019 Genesis G70 appears to have been confirmed this week, with six variants of the new sports sedan set to lob when it launches next year. How do we know? A list of variants was published in this week's latest ANCAP safety test results – where the G70 was awarded a five-star rating...


ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings
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ANCAP: Focus, G70, I-Pace and Santa Fe get five-star ratings

ANCAP has awarded five-star safety ratings to the Ford Focus, Genesis G70, Hyundai Santa Fe and Jaguar I-Pace this week. The two SUVs managed 94 per cent for adult occupant protection, while the Focus and G70 posted 85 per cent and 81 per cent respectively. Interestingly, the Focus managed an impressive 87 per cent score for child occupant protection, which was better than the other three models...


2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in
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2019 Suzuki Jimny, Vitara: Australia Day launch locked in

Suzuki Australia has confirmed the hotly-anticipated 2019 Jimny and facelifted 2019 Vitara Series II will officially go on sale Down Under as of Australia Day next month (January 26). Pricing and specifications for both model lines are yet to be announced at this stage, but the company continues to cite strong interest for the all-new Jimny, which already has "well over 200 pre-orders" in Australia...


Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478
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Jaguar XJ50 on sale from $222,478

Jaguar Australia has announced pricing for the XJ50 special edition, available locally in four variants priced from $222,478 before on-road costs. Commemorating five decades of Jaguar's flagship limousines, the XJ50 is available with both the 250kW 3.0-litre supercharged V6 petrol engine and 221kW 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel, along with standard- and long-wheelbase bodies...


2019 Lexus RC pricing and specs
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2019 Lexus RC pricing and specs

Lexus Australia has detailed the facelifted 2019 RC line-up, with the refreshed range kicking off at $66,174 plus on-road costs. For 2019 the RC gets a revised look, including new re-styled LED headlights, updated bumpers, a new-look 'spindle' grille mesh pattern, new alloy wheel designs, and side mirrors from the flagship LC coupe...


Time Machine Tuesday: 4 December 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 4 December 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of December 4 in years past. 5 December 2017: Lamborghini Urus revealed Under the bonnet, the Urus is powered by a 4...


2019 Kia 'Ceed SUV' spied
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2019 Kia 'Ceed SUV' spied

Photographers have snapped images of a mystery Kia crossover prototype doing rounds in Europe, believed to be based on the Ceed hatchback. In terms of size, the new Kia SUV slots between the Rio-based Stonic and the larger Sportage, making it around the same size as the Hyundai Kona and Ford Focus Active...


BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE
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BMW Australia initiates second phase of Takata recall - UPDATE

BMW Australia has announced it will be commencing the next phase of its Takata airbag recall work this month, detailing a staggered repair schedule over the coming year. UPDATE, 6/12/18: The contents of the table originally provided were inaccurate. We have updated the initiation schedule below...


Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units
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Peugeot 308 hits 1 million units

Peugeot has produced its one millionth 308 this past week, along with the 500,000th 3008, both rolling down the production line at almost the same time. According to the French brand, the 308 is being built at a rate of 860 vehicles per day, while the 3008 is running at over 1000 units a day. The plant is said to be running seven days a week to meet global demand...