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Ford and ACCC reach settlement, penalty over PowerShift

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Ford and ACCC reach settlement, penalty over PowerShift

Ford and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) have agreed on a penalty and settlement over the long-running, widely-noted problems with PowerShift dual-clutch transmissions...

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2018 Ford Fiesta Van revealed
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2018 Ford Fiesta Van revealed

As we learned last week, the Ford Fiesta is coming to Australia – but the version you see here definitely won't make the trip. Where we're only getting the hottest ST, the European market will be getting the core range along with this – the Fiesta Van. From the outside, the Fiesta Van looks like a regular two-door model with some body-coloured paint over the rear windows...


Ford USA to kill all passenger cars except Mustang, Focus Active
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Ford USA to kill all passenger cars except Mustang, Focus Active

Ford North America has confirmed it's in the process of transitioning to a passenger car range comprising just the Mustang and Focus Active. The company used its most recent financial release to confirm the North American-specific news, consigning the Fusion, Taurus, Fiesta, C-Max and regular Focus models to an early grave...


Learn how to drive a manual car – Video
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Learn how to drive a manual car – Video

If you're a frequent CarAdvice reader, chances are you know how to drive a manual. But in markets like Australia and North America, manual transmissions are a dying breed. Honda is clearly keen to do something about it, with a simple explainer about how to drive a "stick shift" and, perhaps more importantly, why you'd even want to...


BMW Concept iX3 revealed
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BMW Concept iX3 revealed

BMW has unveiled a concept teaser of what will be its first mass-produced electric vehicle, the Concept iX3, in Beijing. Although it looks like a regular X3, this eco-chic crossover is a big deal for BMW. Mid-size SUVs are dominating in Australia and indeed around the world, which is why Mercedes-Benz is going to launch its EQ brand with the EQ C, and Audi is prepping the high-riding e-tron...


2019 Lexus ES revealed, Australian debut set for fourth quarter
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2019 Lexus ES revealed, Australian debut set for fourth quarter

Lexus has finally given its ES mid-size sedan a full reveal, ahead of a fourth-quarter arrival in Australia this year. Although the car will be offered with a V6 engine in global markets, the brand has made the decision to go hybrid-only when the car lobs Down Under. As previously suggested, the car will be built on a Lexus Global Architecture-K (GA-K) platform, itself derived from TNGA...


(Self) drivers wanted: Canberra autonomous test program seeking participants
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(Self) drivers wanted: Canberra autonomous test program seeking participants

Seeing Machines is seeking 30 test drivers to get involved in a new self-driving trial in Canberra. The trial is designed to improve on the company's driver-monitoring technology, which currently features in the Cadillac CT6 (pictured). Rather than focusing on the car, it'll focus on how self-driving systems impact driver behaviour...


Nissan Leaf: Global sales on the rise
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Nissan Leaf: Global sales on the rise

Sales of the Nissan Leaf have jumped by 15 per cent over the past 12 months, thanks to strong demand across the USA, Japan and Europe. Nissan shifted more than 50,000 units worldwide – 54,541 to be precise – in the Japanese FY2017, eclipsing the 42,473 sold in the same period (April 1 - March 31, Japanese financial year) across 2016 and 2017...


Volvo S90 Ambience: Luxo-concept headed for Beijing
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Volvo S90 Ambience: Luxo-concept headed for Beijing

Volvo has cranked up the luxury in the S90 sedan, adding an "industry-first sensory experience" to the already sumptuous S90 Excellence. Set for a Beijing motor show debut, the S90 Ambience relies on a smartphone app to control seven visual themes, which in turn sync with sound and scent systems to deliver a unique experience...


Poll: Volkswagen Golf sees off 2019 Ford Focus
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Poll: Volkswagen Golf sees off 2019 Ford Focus

The 2019 Ford Focus might be newer, but the the current Mk7.5 Volkswagen Golf has carried favour in our latest poll. Volkswagen's long-running staple commanded 63 per cent of the vote in our poll, which had more than 1500 responses. The Mk7.5 Golf touched down in the middle of 2017, complete with an overhauled suite of in-car and active safety technology...


2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range - UPDATE
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2019 Jaguar XE and XF unveiled, 300 Sport added to range - UPDATE

Jaguar has announced the 2019 model-year upgrades for its XE, XF and XF Sportbrake, headlined by the addition of new four-cylinder, all-wheel drive 300 Sport models. Although there are a number of minor tweaks to the base XE and XF package, the biggest news is the 300 Sport...


Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'
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Jaguar Land Rover developing system to 'see around corners'

The world's car manufacturers are racing to have their autonomous technology up and running at the moment, testing ingenious solutions to the potential problems facing self-driving vehicles. Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is currently working on technology to let its robo-cars 'see around corners' thanks to a combination of automated, connected and mapping tech...


Around the Tracks: Monster Trucks, weird tie-ups and Lotus
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Around the Tracks: Monster Trucks, weird tie-ups and Lotus

When we're not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here's a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while...


2017 Kia Rio recalled for door lock fix
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2017 Kia Rio recalled for door lock fix

Kia has recalled the 2017 'YB' Rio, over concerns the rear door lock assembly could be out of specification. According to the company, the rear door lock cable might be the wrong length, which could mean seemingly active child locks aren't activated. If occupants are able to open the doors from the inside when they shouldn't be, there's a heightened risk of accidents for the driver and other road users...


BMW iX3 teased ahead of Beijing debut
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BMW iX3 teased ahead of Beijing debut

BMW has provided a peek at the face of its upcoming all-electric Concept iX3 crossover, ahead of a full reveal at the Beijing motor show later this week. All we have to work with is a 15-second clip posted on Twitter, but we know the iX3 will feature a new interpretation of the classic BMW kidney grille inspired by the i Vision Dynamics concept – which previews the upcoming i4...