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2016 Jaguar XE, XF added to Takata recall
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26th Oct 2018
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2016 Jaguar XE, XF added to Takata recall

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has initiated a recall for the 2016 'X760' XE and 'X260' XF as part of the ongoing Takata airbag campaign. As with previous Takata-related recalls, affected airbag inflators could degrade over time when exposed to high temperatures and humidity over time. If the condition occurs, the airbag propellant can degrade, and if the vehicle is involved in a collision the metal inflator housing could rupture upon deployment, sending shrapnel-like fragments into the cabin.
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James Wong
Electric vehicles: Jaguar, Audi, Hyundai call for greater incentives, infrastructure support
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25th Oct 2018
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Electric vehicles: Jaguar, Audi, Hyundai call for greater incentives, infrastructure support

A trio of car manufacturers have put the call out for better buyer incentives on electric vehicles Down Under, citing nations like Norway as a guide for encouraging the technology's rollout. Jaguar, Audi and Hyundai all suggested perks for buyers of electric vehicles – things like free registration, lower tolls or priority lanes on busy roads, along with the oft-requested tax breaks – would encourage battery-electric uptake locally, where market share is currently around 0.2 per cent.
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Scott Collie
2019 Volkswagen Golf pricing and specs
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25th Oct 2018
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2019 Volkswagen Golf pricing and specs

Volkswagen has announced pricing and specs for revised 2019 Golf range, now featuring fewer variants and a $24,990 starting price. The new range kicks off with the 110TSI Trendline, priced from $24,990 before on-road costs in manual guise. Speccing the seven-speed DSG adds $2500, while the DSG-only wagon is priced from $28,990 plus ORCs. You can read more on why the range has been cut back here.
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Scott Collie
Hyundai Nexo nets NCAP milestone
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25th Oct 2018
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Hyundai Nexo nets NCAP milestone

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Mike Costello
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25th Oct 2018
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Hyundai Nexo nets NCAP milestone

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Mike Costello
2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia
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25th Oct 2018
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2019 Kia Rio GT-Line confirmed for Australia

The Kia Rio GT-Line will be coming to Australia after all, with a social media video by a Melbourne dealer confirming the sport-themed variant for the local line-up. UPDATE, 25/10/18: Kia Australia has confirmed pricing and specifications for the MY19 Rio range, read more here. Werribee Kia in Melbourne's west published a quick walkaround of the GT-Line on Facebook, showing the new trim level on the showroom floor.
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James Wong
Audi Q2L revealed for China
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24th Oct 2018
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Audi Q2L revealed for China

Audi has revealed a long-wheelbase version of the Q2 compact crossover for the Chinese market, dubbed the Q2L. Featuring a 38mm longer body than the standard model, the Q2L is 4229mm in length and offers a 2628mm wheelbase – 33mm longer than the regular Q2. The extra space between the front and rear axles offers increased leg- and kneeroom for rear-seat passengers, something prioritised in China, hence the growing amount of market-specific long-wheelbase versions of global models.
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