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Subaru ramps up Takata replacements with mobile service vans
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6th Sep 2018
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Subaru ramps up Takata replacements with mobile service vans

With around 75 per cent of its potentially deadly Takata airbags now replaced, Subaru is now resorting to mobile servicing vans to contact those getting around with faulty inflators. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia boss, Colin Christie, admitted it's becoming harder to reach the final 25 per cent of outstanding airbag replacements, despite sending over a million letters, emails, phone calls and text messages.
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Paul Maric
Subaru opens online ordering across range
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6th Sep 2018
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Subaru opens online ordering across range

Subaru has opened up its online ordering system to its entire range, but still supports the dealership model, according to the brand's local boss. Speaking with CarAdvice at the launch of the all-new Forester, Subaru Australia managing director, Colin Christie, said dealerships are still critical to the brand in Australia.
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Paul Maric
Volvo 360c concept unveiled
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5th Sep 2018
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Volvo 360c concept unveiled

The Volvo 360c concept, unveiled overnight, shows what the Swedish automaker thinks a future autonomous electric car might look like. According to Volvo, the 360c concept "capitalises on the freedom in design" afforded by fully autonomous electric vehicles, as they would not need a steering column or reserve a large area for a combustion engine.
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Derek Fung
Hyundai i30 N Line to launch with more noise, Michelin tyres
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5th Sep 2018
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Hyundai i30 N Line to launch with more noise, Michelin tyres

Hyundai is set to announce an N Line for the i30 range very soon, and it's likely to feature added punch and more noise. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the updated Tucson, Hyundai's head of product planning was keen to point out noise and performance is a consideration for the new product line.
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Paul Maric
Audi e-tron quattro production kicks off
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5th Sep 2018
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Audi e-tron quattro production kicks off

Mercedes-Benz might have beaten it to a full reveal, but Audi has become the first big-three German luxury manufacturer to put its all-electric SUV into production, announcing the e-tron has officially started rolling off the manufacturing line. The first e-tron quattro – a Catalunya Red example, if we're being precise – left the assembly line in Brussels overnight, ahead of the car's official reveal in San Fransisco on September 17.
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Scott Collie