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Toyota HiLux and Fortuner Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) fix begins
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30th Jan 2019
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Toyota HiLux and Fortuner Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) fix begins

Toyota Australia has started issuing a 'Customer Service Exercise Notification' for the Toyota HiLux and Fortuner fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and the 2.8-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine. Due to it not being a customer safety issue, this isn't classed as a 'recall' and is instead simply a notice calling for customers to visit their dealers for a fix.
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Paul Maric
Subaru resumes production in Japan
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30th Jan 2019
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Subaru resumes production in Japan

In a short statement overnight, Subaru has confirmed vehicle production has recommenced at its factories in Japan. The automaker halted production at its Gunma factory on January 16 after discovering a faulty electric steering component was being fitted to Forester, XV and Impreza models. Subaru halted all manufacturing at the Gunma factory, meaning unaffected models, such as the Liberty, Outback, WRX, Levorg, BRZ and Toyota 86, were also paused.
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Derek Fung
Mitsubishi Engelberg concept teased
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29th Jan 2019
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Mitsubishi Engelberg concept teased

Named after an alpine resort and town almost smack-bang in the middle of Switzerland, the Mitsubishi Engelberg will be some sort of electrified crossover concept. We don't know if the Engelberg will be a pure-electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid. Mitsubishi says the car will bring "further developments in SUV styling and practicality along with a focus on next-generation technology and enhanced EV performance".
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Derek Fung
Ford patents all-wheel drive hybrid V8 system
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29th Jan 2019
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Ford patents all-wheel drive hybrid V8 system

Ford appears to be preparing a hybrid, all-wheel drive system built around a V8 engine, hinting at what could be to come for the legendary Mustang nameplate. The patent was actually filed in 2017, but the US Patent and Trademark Office published it this week. The filing was initially reported by AutoGuide in the USA. With a longitudinally-mounted engine sending power to the rear wheels, the system appears more sport-oriented than some of the other hybrid systems becoming more prevalent.
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Scott Collie
2020 BMW i4 spied
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28th Jan 2019
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2020 BMW i4 spied

The BMW i4 has been spied on the back of the trailer, and it doesn't look too different to how we imagine the next-generation 4 Series Gran Coupe might look. If the electric iX3 and conventionally-powered X3 are a guide, the key differences between the i4 and 4 Series Gran Coupe may be limited to a different front fascia.
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Derek Fung
2019 Renault Clio interior revealed
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28th Jan 2019
2 min read

2019 Renault Clio interior revealed

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Scott Collie
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28th Jan 2019
2 min read

2019 Renault Clio interior revealed

Renault Clio 2019
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Scott Collie