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2021 Volkswagen Arteon R wagon caught in the wild
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5 hours ago
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2021 Volkswagen Arteon R wagon caught in the wild

The much-anticipated 2021 Volkswagen Arteon R Shooting Brake – a wagon with a sloped, coupe-like roofline – has been found out in public, Chinese publication Autohome has revealed. At its unveiling last month, Volkswagen announced the Arteon R would be powered by a 2.0-litre turbo petrol four-cylinder producing 235kW, coupled with a dual-clutch automatic transmission (DSG).
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Ben Zachariah
2020 Porsche 718 Cayman, Boxster prices drop
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16 hours ago
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2020 Porsche 718 Cayman, Boxster prices drop

Going against the recent trend of some other manufacturers, Porsche has lowered the prices for its mid-engined sports cars locally. The 2020 Porsche Cayman and 2020 Porsche Boxster have both seen price reductions across all models. While entry-level Cayman and Boxster saw a $2900 price cut, bringing them down to $113,100 and $115,900 plus on-road costs respectively, it was the Cayman S and Boxster S variants that saw the greatest reductions.
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2020 Audi A4, A5, A6 and A7 recalled due to fire hazard
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2020 Audi A4, A5, A6 and A7 recalled due to fire hazard

Audi Australia has issued a recall of 29 examples of its 2020 model-year A4 (pictured above), A5, A6 and A7 cars due to a fire hazard. The issue affects 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine models fitted with mild-hybrid systems manufactured from May 2017 to March 2020. The recall notice, lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says a gap in the housing of the vehicles’s start-alternator may allow moisture to enter the unit.
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Liam Murphy
BMW could offer heated seats, other options via subscription
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1 day ago
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BMW could offer heated seats, other options via subscription

BMW has announced a radical plan to make some vehicle options available by subscription rather than paying for them up front. Miss your monthly subscription payment, and optional extras such as heated seats or voice control – as examples, because the exact options are yet to be listed – will suddenly stop working, because the car will be linked to BMW via wifi or a SIM card. BMW says the idea allows owners to customise their cars, only paying for technology as they use it.
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Ben Zachariah
Kia releases owner’s manual app, not yet confirmed for Australia
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2 days ago
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Kia releases owner’s manual app, not yet confirmed for Australia

Kia has announced a smartphone app designed to do away with the conventional owner’s manual, and the technology could be introduced here. The app uses technology that identifies in-car switches “from any angle” with the phone’s camera, then matches them to an index of symbols and warning indicators. Kia’s app can then provide information and video details about various functions in the vehicle.
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